Pepper played tourist at the Mount San Jacinto State Park recently. After a tour of the visitors' center, she indulged her mom by posing as a big horned sheep! Chiweenies are VERY patient little dogs.
OMD! One of our pack spent several hours hanging out at a micro-brew joint in Julian, California last Saturday. She had a small stout and passed out under the foozeball table.
Last weekend I visited the Anza Borrego Desert to watch migrating hawks take off on the early morning thermals.
Since the hawks weren't very exciting, I explored the desert and found that there were many interesting smells.
Seems there are DOZENS of coyotes passing thru here, leaving their marks on every scrubby plant available.
Of course I had to leave my calling card for them to find the next time they went that way.
We have many different species of birds living here at Chiweenie Acres: robins, bluebirds, doves, crows, wrens, mockingbirds and even a pair of red-tailed hawks. We also have a nesting pair of California towees.
This is a photo of the male towee. He looks like a drab, quiet, unassuming bird, doesn't he? It seems like he would only be interested in finding food and raising his young, like any normal bird.
You would never know that this little dude has figured out how to drive Chiweenies crazy with frustration! AND he enjoys doing it!
We have a huge yard behind the house that is enclosed by a 6 foot high board fence. A portion of this is our Chiweenie yard and is separated from the rest of the back yard with a wire mesh fence.
The towee comes in our part of the yard and takes dust baths right under our noses! Naturally we feel compelled to chase him.
Any ordinary bird would just fly away. Not this guy! He RUNS across the yard, letting us get really close to him.
Just as one of us is about to catch him, he runs smoothly through one of the rectangular openings in the wire fence, while we are brought up short by the barrier. We madly try to get through, over or under the fence to catch this insolent bird and teach him a lesson.
He still doesn't fly away. He stays on the other side of the fence, just out of reach, and taunts us, running up close to the fence and then running away again!
Oh! Someday he's going to cut it too close! Then we'll teach him why it's not a good idea to tease a Chiweenie.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go. ~Irish Blessing
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