Today, I thought I would share a little of Montana. The other day we had more visitors... 4 turkeys were passing through. I often see them by the highway, and have had as many as 2 pass through at a time, so 4 was kind of fun. As you can see we are still waiting for things to green up... but at least the snow has melted. YAY!!! We have not had to have a fire in the wood stove for 5 days now. Sure sign of spring, if you ask me!!!
While I was engrossed in the book, I did not have time to post this next photo, but found it amusing. The boys (Max - red collar & Morgan - blue collar) were quite interested in the elk in the meadow. Those two can sit there for hours and watch for whatever company might pass through.
Max has been with us a little over a year, and I have to admit he is such a giant goofball!!! I thought Morgan had that market covered... but Max OWNS it!!! In the evening, before their dinner ("promptly at 6 PM if you do not mind") Hubby takes them out for a romp on the property. While they are away, I usually set up their bowls on the counter. You see, if I had them both in their location on the floor, it would be pandemonium while they figure out who gets which. I have to have absolute order, or it is absolute chaos. These guys take their meals VERY seriously! As soon as Hubby starts for home, Max always runs up ahead, and is always the first one back. He sits on the porch and peers in the window... his way to let me know they have returned.
I usually do see him... but sometimes I ignore him because I cannot let him in until I have 2 dogs to feed, and Morgan is a little slower getting back (old guy). After he has waited what he considers long enough... he will make an effort to grab my attention. I actually waited for both of these photos (above & below) because I KNEW they would come. Our pets are soooo predictable!
We have established, in our household, who the alpha is - it would be me! The boys are required to sit until I tell them they can go get their food. Otherwise, I would be in a tangle of dogs while trying to feed them. Morgan is looking toward the counter, because, that is where the food is. All he really wants is for me to take the photo, and get the bowls where they are supposed to be. On a side note - Morgan has to be in front - he is sooo afraid Max will get his food. No trust!
To give you an idea of just how silly they are - Max, just his morning - went around to the front of the house when I let them out to attend to their morning "business". I was on the back deck - but can see through the house. There were deer all over the front yard. Out goes Max, and I am watching him... he starts to work his way toward the trees. The deer are as well. Now keep in mind, he has done NOTHING wrong so far. I headed through the house to rein him in before he gets into trouble. When I get there, he is about 25 feet, at the most, away from a doe. They are both just kind of staring at each other. No drama yet. I call him... and he comes immediately, tail between the legs. Keep in mind he has done nothing wrong. He did not chase them... he was calm, they were calm... but he comes in and proceeds to "slink" to his bed. It just cracked me up. I guess he KNEW he had been engaging in "impure" thoughts, so he felt guilty. I do not care what Caesar Milan (the dog whisperer) says. They are smarter and have much more of a clue than he thinks. I had to give him a little extra attention to get him to know he was not in trouble. Now if we could get our kids to be so well behaved LOL.
OK, I am done rambling. I will post a few layouts next time, I just wasn't up for all the linking today.
Have a wonderful one. The sun is shining and I am off to play somewhere besides the computer.