Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Winter's Day

And so we begin. Since it's a little early for gardening advice, I thought I would start with a tale from life in the country today.

I should have paid more attention to the crows. As I was enjoying my coffee this morning, I noticed several crows flying about in the snowstorm, but I didn't think to wonder why there were so many of them about. A murder of crows, as they say. When it was time to let the dogs out, my black lab, Mystic, made a beeline for the area that the crows were hanging about. Sunrise, the older dog, gave me a couple of guilty looks over her shoulder and headed off to join Mystic. Of course, neither one of them paid any heed to my calls.

I threw on my fleece and shoes, grabbed the leashes and headed after them. What I found was not too pretty. There was a deer that had been killed very recently. The coyotes and the crows had been doing their thing, but I wasn't going to let the labs have too much venison sushi for their breakfast. It took a little work, but I finally got them herded back to the house.

Needless to say, they were walked on leashes the remainder of the day. Now, Sunrise is snoring rather heavily at my side. Do they make C-Paps for dogs?

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