When Ds called and asked if I wanted him to come over for a couple of hours with him, I said yes, of course, and took the doggy ice cream out of the freezer.
After last time, I decided to let him settle down before offering him his treat.
First, he whined a lot less this time, and felt comfortable enough to take a nap...as long as his dad was there.
As always he, and my dogs, enjoyed their ice cream.
He and Ds went over to the 'escape pod' and we made a list (using walkie talkies.), as we are going to combine them to one trailer, since I only have one truck to pull with now...if it gets fixed.
Frankie barked at deer up the hill, and they got too hot, as it was in the high 90's at that point. I expected to have him exhausted when they came back in the house, but he seemed thrilled to see me, and was so pushy about getting pet that he stood on my computer keyboard to get to me...more than once! So, I gave him some real petting, and he loved it.
I told Ds that one of these days, he'll be ready for us to dog sit!
The chickens have a new 'trick.' *sigh* A few nights ago, one of the 9 wasn't accounted for when Dh went to lock down the coop for the night. He finally found her in the big maple tree next to the coop.
The next night, 3 hens were unaccounted for. And, they were 10' up on the fence.
By the 3rd night, only 4 hens were in the coop. Dh found FIVE on the fence, and in the tree. The same the next night.
Dh kept chasing them back down, but there's a fine line between when they settle for the night, and when it's too dark for them to see. If you chase them when it's too dark for them to see, they crash into things, and can break their necks.
By tonight, only one hen was not in the coop yet, but we didn't know it until...
Ds was late at coming to feed Uhura, and she was in the yard. As Dh went near her, she started making that kitty chortley sound that cats make when they see something that they want through the window. But, she was looking up at the tree next to the coop.
Dh went and did a head count...1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8...8. He looked up in the tree, and finally saw #9. I don't know if Uhura would attack a chicken, but she's quite the survivalist, and an excellent huntress.
So, hopefully, being chased out of the tree and off of the fence will end this new trick. Because being out is not safe...owls, and climbers like skunks, fox, raccoons, bobcats, opossums, etc. are all dangers for a hen not tucked into her coop at night.
Tango's been doing better the past couple of days.
Everyone else is about the same.
Have a great day!
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