Sunday, March 4, 2012

Chance: Eagle Food

Hiya!  It is me Chance the handsome blogging Border Collie.  It is finally my turn again!  Far Side is busy scanning old photos and crossing things off her list like a mad woman..she wants to get some lollygagging in again sometime later this month.

I have company!  Miney( short for Hermione) and Little Elvis are here for a few days.  I love having company, it is not easy being an only dog. Miney and Little Elvis are both Shelties.

Far Side says “Boy, Chance sure eats better where there is a little competition.”  I don’t know about that, but I eat all my supper before Miney steals it.   Miney and Little Elvis munch all day long..and although my food dish is always full I only eat once a day at suppertime.  Miney and Little Elvis are getting special dishes of Far Guy food at suppertime too..they are going to miss him when they go home.

We had a little excitement.

We were outside playing ball.  Making a hundred million tracks in the new snow.

Three dogs playing ball

When Far Guy and Far Side started hollering.

Eagle in the air

There was a Bald Eagle in the air circling.  Little Elvis run!  Well the more they hollered the more excited everyone got..barking and carrying on…running around like chickens with their heads cut off…confusing that old Eagle. 

Eagle in the aitr two

Here is the pitiful photo that Far Side got after she was done hollering and saving Little Elvis.  That  dog and cat eating Bald Eagle had retreated.  But not before he sized up Little Elvis. 

We are going to have to keep a real close eye on Little Elvis..he is little..he is mainly fluff..and would be an easy Eagle dinner.

Far Side was not real happy seeing that Eagle at the treetops. She is not certain that she would ever be able to explain it to a certain Grandson who thinks the world of Little Elvis.  She says I am safe, she says being rotund can save your life..so me and Miney are in no danger:)

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30 comments:

  1. Always nice to have someone over to play with! I don't know if I would like sharing my food either!!

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  2. Chance, you better keep a close eye on Little Elvis!

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  3. Fun times- I bet that old eagle was not the least bit deterred by all the barking- after all- he was safe and sound way up there in the tree!

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  4. Ooooh, you are so right, Chance! You need to protect little Elvis, he's just a tasty eagle dinner waiting to happen! Keep him safe, please.

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  5. Tucker here, can I come over to play too? I love playing with other dogs but you know... those labs and goldens and boxers just don't understand my herding them. Chance, do you herd the little guys?
    Glad you scared the eagle off. I forget that there can be neat things in the sky. I'll have to remember to look up once in a while!

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  6. We are loosing some cats to Red Tailed Hawks...that's what happens when the population of predators outweighs the natural food.

    There was a time when the law allowed people to help keep that in balance.

    Glad you had company and evey one is safe.

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  7. we have a friend who lost their king charles spaniel in the woods--almost certain to a hawk or an owl. they let him out to go pee and they never saw him again.

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  8. Hi Chance, Always nice to see you and your friends. Keep an eye on that eagle. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  9. Whew..... that was close. Keep a watchful eye to the sky, you don't want your playmates to be eagle bait.

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  10. Be extra careful when the Eagle pulls out some "small sheltie BBQ sauce..."

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  11. There is a scene in the movie The Proposal that is supposed to be funny but I didn't think it was all that funny since I have seen it in real life, not with puppies but with lambs and favorite ducks. Eagles can carry off lots of little guys. Glad the eagle didn't get Lil' Elvis. Stay chubby my friend.

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  12. No joke! Down here we have more vultures than eagles and they travel in packs/flocks? You have to keep moving or they think you're fodder! Great job on saving the little one. Glad you had some friends over to play with...it's not easy being the only one. If we lived closer I'd bring Nitty (Rottweiler who LOVES snow) and Orphan Annie (miniature dachsund who hates the cold) over to play with you. Annie would be eagle bait so she might have to stay inside. Have a great day and don't freeze your paws!

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  13. Watch 'em Chance! With our little ball of fluff Merle, we don't let him out unsupervised, not with hawks, owls, turkey vultures and coyotes around.

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  14. Look at the snow that Chance and pals had to play in. Is this the last hurrah of winter? Hope you all have a good day.

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  15. Glad you are all safe, Chance! have a good Sunday. :)

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  16. Nice post, Chance. Looks like a fun day.

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    1. We have Turkey Valtures , Eagles , Hawks , Coyotes and Owls that will pick up cats or small animals and carry them off with out hezitaion ! Miggy loves to play with other dogs she is an only dog here to but she has our Harley cat and they often play and can get quite comical ! Glad to hear all are safe from the big bad bird ! Have a good day !

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  17. I knew there was a perfectly good reason I am rotund!
    Bark and howl if you see that eagle again and have fun with your company. :)

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  18. We saw an eagle while out snowmobiling today in the area - and it was circling... seemed to be circling Hubby while he was riding sled... Boy would that eagle have had his work cut out for him! ;) Spring is suppose to be here this week!

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  19. Love the photo of all the dogs bird watching. You'll have to get them a list so they can check off the ones they've sighted.

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  20. Chance - - you can tell you all were having a great time! I'll bet everyone is sleeping well tonight after all that activity.
    I may save that quote with my favorites, "Being rotund can save your life!" I may tell my doctor I saw it on the internet!

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  21. I honestly don't think you have to worry about little Elvis with the eagle. A coyote would be much more of a threat to him. Here's a couple of interesting links. Unless Elvis was the weight of a tiny chihuahua, the eagle couldn't carry him off. Because he appears to be much bigger than he really is, and is constantly moving, he'd probably have to be still and dead or dying before an eagle would investigate him on the ground.

    http://www.snopes.com/critters/mishaps/dognap.asp
    http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/eagle/ExpertAnswer05.html

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    1. Karen, Little Elvis weighs only eight pounds..he is tiny. The Old Eagle nest had 37 dog and cat collars in it when the DNR checked it out...so the Eagles in this area take cats and dogs to their nests:(

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  22. Yes Chance, I do know that the bird has to eat, but I really don't like what they eat. They seem to be too many of them now and it makes it tough on the little animals of the world.

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  23. Funny, I was just with a little sheltie yesterday at my grandie's birthday party. Her name is Fenway, and she's adorable. I never knew about eagles, though. Scary!

    Peace,
    Muff

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  24. Oh, what wonderful shots! Looks like a lot of fun... hope the eagle decides to snack elsewhere though.

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  25. It's always good to have friends - especially friends that stick together to protect one another from mean old Eagles looking for little guys to snatch away.

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  26. I always think about those little dogs -- even when there are red tail circling.

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  27. I saw the eagles have landed here a few weeks ago. It's great that ya'll have Far Guy there to make like your guardian Angel and protect your little buddy from the big bad majestic bird!!!

    Have fun with your fur friends.

    Maybe Far Side 'ill slip ya a couple of treats for bein' such a great doggie!!! :o)

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  28. Man, that would be horrible! I'm glad your Mom and Dad saved the day!

    Fuzzy and Boomer
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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