I'm glad you like the pictures on mass, because I don't have the willpower to post just
the best shots.
Deb, Tizer is tiny...Little appeTizer. I really can't handle him! He's just too small. Kay was raised with two cats. One was born and raised around dogs, and thought he was a dog (he'd meow along to the harmonica when we got Tippi singin'), and would play like a dog. Sadly he passed away a few years ago, when Kay was about 3 months old. Whereas the cat we still have is the 'Top Dog' and all of the dogs, even dogs we're just boarding for a while, know that any wrong move toward the cat is unacceptable.
I think they must know she's blind and more vulnerable, because when she started losing her sight, the dogs all changed their attitude toward her. It was really interesting to see how they changed when she lost her sight. She's used Kayenne as a step to get onto the couch a few times. We try not to let her, because it's not fair for the dogs, but it's the fact she can do it without getting eaten that's the point.
The cats in the street are fair game, and we encourage Kayenne to chase the neighbours' cats when they come into our garden to terrorize our chickens and rabbits. So long as the dogs know that the sheer white cats that paw at the rabbits cages aren't on the same level as the pitch black cat that occasionally uses them as a step to get onto the couch, it's all good.
It snowed yesterday. Of course there are pictures.
Star became a master at camouflage.
Then she flew.
Barney was elated to be let out of the Funny Farm.
And Gizmo is just Gizmo.
Half-way around our walking route, there's a house. The person that lives there has about three dogs. She leaves them to go in and out as they please, and she always has. It's a bit dodgy because they live on a pretty well-used road, and I know there are at least four dog reactive/aggressive dogs that walk the same route I do, but I've never had a big problem with her dogs. They're pretty friendly/well behaved. I dragged one of them out of the road a few years ago... She still doesn't get that it would be her fault if her dog caused a road accident, or hurt someone elses dog, or even got himself hurt by someone elses dog that was leashed...But oh well, really.
There's only so many ways you can say "Your dog almost got hit by a car, again."
And now here are just some of the usual pictures. No captions.
Barney and Gizmo don't usually 'play' when we're walking, but they stopped and 'wrestled' for about fifteen minutes.