Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Tricky Tuesday morning
Are you superstitious? How would you approach an obviously sinister threat, directly outside your door?
Our fluffy, Golden attack-chicken would like to know.
Human visitors are easy. She will BARK loudly and be THERE. (Preferably ON THEM.) But what if the threat is more sinister? What if you were to look out and see the tall grass swaying in front of the corn fields, only to see a black cat taking her time, poking around the outside of your fence? Bark! Right? Yet one bark caused the cat to turn and look this way. Looking into the direction of the rising sun, her eyes were glowing.
Golden chicken looked back at me, to be sure she had human back-up, before proceeding half-way out the door, barking and wagging her tail, simultaneously. She cautiously made it all the way out on the deck, bark-bark-barking until the cat stopped. Sat. Stared.
Golden chicken came back inside. It's better to protect the home from the inside. When the cat was ready to move on, gc did go back outside to bark the dog equivalent of "that's right, you'd BETTER go!" until the cat finally sashayed to the next yard. Our fierce, fluffy protector then felt empowered enough to venture out into the actual yard (ever so slowly) for one last bark ("yeah!") before running back into the house to make sure I was okay.
She's chewing on her security blanket, now.