Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Critters

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.
Hugs!
eila

12 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

These hungry dogs pictures are just hilarious! My two cats are exactly the same...

Wow, I'd love to see wild turkeys passing in front of my house!

Cheers,

Rosa

Crops said...

You crack me up! Those dog are a HOOT...feeding time is always a commotion, especially when you have 2, throw a kitten in the middle....LOL lots of growling!
Priceless captions I might add, you had me laughing! Enjoy your day, I do believe the sun is starting to finally come out here! YIPPIE!!!

Lynn, LPand3dogs Designs-Digi Scrap Obsession said...

Love the pics of the dogs, they are smarter than most people think!
They are so cute and well behaved!
Good job, pack leader!

Lynn, LPand3dogs Designs-Digi Scrap Obsession said...

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nancy said...

Turkey pics are different. The dogs are really funny sometimes. YOU ever wonder "DOgs do the Darnest Things?". Have a good week. MY father will be home Thurs. Take care and I am so glad to hear those sunny days heading your way..It was raining here earlier this afternoon. Got some sunshine too. TTYL. Nancy

Barbara said...

Eila,
It's amazing the personalities that pets can have. And, yes, they are predictable. I think, just like us, they don't like change that much. Loved the turkey photo. We just saw 2 wild turkeys recently in a field nearby in our town too. I didn't have my camera with me at the time though. I did see an armadillo and a raccoon today though. They were both deceased though (on the road).

Anne of Alamo said...

I noticed no snow in the turkey pic! oh did I laugh at your dogs, the head poppin' up is hysterical!
I read your post to my hubby, we both laughed (me again) at the impure thoughts!
glad spring has sprung for you! we are in a mini heat wave and I turned my a/c on today! lol

Melanie said...

Haha! Fun post today! I just loved reading about your dogs. The captions and the "impure thoughts" was just hilarious! Thanks for my morning smile!

txbubbles said...

Thanks so much for the hilarious post! I loved the doggie pics and the story behind them! Stay out of Yoville and enjoy the sunshine!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Elia -

THANK YOU for your visit to my blog. My CFT was very good for me, I feel somewhat refreshed though I still have work to do.

Your doggie tales (or should I say TAILS?) have me giggling over my coffee this a.m. Its good you have them so well trained! I can just see them looking in at you like, "Is MOM watching?" ROTFL

I remember the first time Mr. Miles and I saw turkeys' in the wild, it was quite impressive! We were at Yellowstone.

Thanks for your wonderful post!

♥ Barb

Cicero Sings said...

Some dogs are pretty smart all right! What a hoot, your feeding process. I think our little Mingus is going to need a firm hand. Even though he was the smallest of the litter I think he is the least shy!

Susie2shoes said...

Great blog today eila, you made me smile.

Bigs hugs to all 2 legged and 4 legged alike
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