Okay, I just made that up because I couldn't think of another title.
Some months ago, our neighbors behind us added flocks of fowl to their property. Not the usual flock of chickens, but turkeys, pheasants, one rooster, and some other birds I don't immediately recognize. They let the turkeys and rooster wander the property which of course concerns me because of predators. But they're not my birds so it's not my responsibility. Anyway, our boy dog has been listening to them for all these months and watching their movements from a distance. He stands out back and throws shots across the property with his "boof" sounds. I guess it means, "Don't even think about coming over here."
Recently the turkeys have been wandering outside the open gate and spending some time right over our back fence. The other day our dogs took off, ran up there, and were able to get closer than ever before. Needing the exercise anyway, and being interested in the safety of the turkeys (well, and wanting some photos), I walked up after the dogs.
As the turkeys came closer to the fence, Zoey was quite interested in them, although not in a threatening way. I knew the same wouldn't be true for her brother. I guess turkeys are curious creatures because they came right up to the fence just as Zach was sticking his nose through to get a good smell. Zoey felt her brother was going to hurt her new turkey friends and gave him a little sisterly encouragement to get away. I knew he wouldn't back down, and it looked like the turkeys were about to get aggressive too. I got the dogs away from the fence and we went back down the hill.
Turkeys are such interesting creatures, and the colors on this breed makes them very photogenic.
I hope the turkeys have the good sense to stay on their own side of the fence.
For our dogs....life is good.
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