Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Dog's Life

The back yard

When the dogs bark in the daytime, I hurry to the window and look out. There's always a good reason for the fuss they make, much as you want to strangle them when it's in the middle of the night. This morning I was treated to the sight of a white-tailed deer's back end bouncing away, along the front of the trees and then through them to the open field on the other side.

The trail you see in the snow, through the garden to the bush, is the dogs' main path. They have their territory, their routine sentry duty, as they guard the property and warn other animals not to enter. We worry about little Ducky the chihuahua though. He'd be a bite-sized morsel for a coyote or a fox, and although he's usually in the house, has taken to running all the way out to the road, alone, to do his "business" when he goes out. Should a hungry wild beast ever be encountered out there, Ducky wouldn't be coming back. That would be a heartbreaker.

He loves to run around out in the field though, like a "real" dog, so the only comfort would be that he had the freedom to enjoy a dog's life.


  1. He may also enjoy the comfort of the other dogs protection... hard to say... WE can hope! But yes, he is living a great life!

  2. We had to fence part of our property because of our two dogs. Even though they are big dogs, I'm pretty sure we would have lost them if they had not had the fence as boundary line. I agree, though, that Ducky is enjoying his life and times...much better to have the freedom.

    Every morning, there are tracks through the fresh snow...I love to look out to see who's visited during the night! You've got the loveliest backyard!!

  3. Hope "my" Ducky stays safe, but I agree with you. A happy life is most important. Wow, look at your snow!

  4. Great view of your backyard. Don't tell "Ducky" he isn't just as big as the other dogs...He wont believe you.
    He is having a great life, I have the same worries with my Pomeranian who thinks she is a German Shepherd.


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