Probably the most dramatic thing so far would be the near death experience for the bird. For those of you who don’t remember what Motley looks like, here’s a picture of her I took for a Christmas card.
And here’s what she looks like after her first encounter with a ‘bird dog’:
Hopefully it will grow back as nice as it was before and hopefully a lesson was learned by all. I only stepped out for a second and the bird flew and the dog chased. I just got a hold of the dog as she got a hold of the tail and came away with about a dozen tail feathers. Bet that stung.
Ironically, I had been playing with a cat toy shaped like a bird and made an oddly prescient comment about perhaps that not being a good idea considering that we have a pet bird:
Next we examine the phenomenon of puppies sleeping. Cats are pretty good at sleeping in awkward spots but puppies give them a good run for their money. On the TV table:
On our feet in the kitchen:
Flat on her back in the living room:
Speaking of cats, our cat is not exactly on speaking terms with us at the moment. He barely tolerates this excitable interloper on his turf and has taken to hiding in the basement. Doesn’t he look happy under the stairs?
One last picture for purposes of scale and cuteness. Apparently Labradors are very food motivated: