Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Another critter

With some warmer temperatures finally arriving and the snow melting, there has been a new critter hanging around.

Luckily the dogs have not noticed it. There is still a large pile of snow on the other side of the fenced area towards the woods and this critter was in that area.

We heard about five dogs in one week that got sprayed by skunks. Since the pack is always out in their fenced area, hopefully they won't have any close encounters. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nine Days Later

Our recent post, Critter Watch, showed the amount of snow we had.  The critter watch has been continuing and nine days after those pictures were taken, here is the view:

A nice change from this:

There has been a major snow melt (and some flooding) in recent days.  As many of you know, that means mud. Luckily for us, the yard is fairly dry and the dogs aren't having to have the often dreaded bath.

As for Bill, this is what he was keeping an eye on at the barn door:

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Critter Watch

Our weather is finally getting better and the snow is melting at last.  Since the weather is improving we're able to get outside more and play.  While outside yesterday, the pack was suddenly barking and sounding very excited.  With five dogs outside in the yard, I knew something had their attention.

Yes, there they are, on the left side of the snow.  Two pigeons.  

Based on the frantic barking, you woulda thought we were being invaded or something.  Then they moved to the other side.

Trail was outside but didn't really care about pigeons.  Once they flew away, something else showed up.

One of the four feral barn cats put in an appearance.

So glad that we have the critter watch team here!

In case you are wondering, yes, they could jump that fence since there is so much snow.  Molly has done that twice but didn't really go anywhere.  She went up on the snowbanks and wandered around for a few minutes but came back when called.