Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The chickens were not amused

Turns out that Rommel and Saffie get along quite well if Saffie has a place she can go to avoid Rommel's teeth. If they're out in the wide open of the back yard it quickly becomes the National Geographic lion on an antelope scene, but if she has a place to squirrel away from him, they seem to understand each other.

Much to the chicken's dismay, her favorite place to hide from Rommel is underneath their coop. It's sorta muddy and gross under there - even more perfect for a bright white puppy.

She gets under that coop like a rat up a drainpipe. Then she sticks her head out and snaps at Rommel's face with her needle teeth.

It's kind of like a game of Whack-a-Mole. There are about 6 different spots where she can stick her head out. Rommel runs around trying to find her and whack her with his gargantuan paw before she pops her head out of another opening.

The chickens were not amused. Poor Maggie missed the whole thing because she was laying an egg. Maggie misses out on a lot of events due to her poorly-timed egg laying. Clementine and Sookie gave them both the chicken-stink-eye and disapprovingly bok'd the entire time.

And the dogs drew first blood today. White puppy - bright red blood. It looked like a crime scene. But Rommel didn't even seem to notice that she gave him a tongue piercing with her needle teeth, although Saffie seemed quite pleased with herself.

Just for good measure Rommel gave her a few good head-engulfing nibbles, just to put her in her place. They aren't best friends yet, but every day is a huge improvement so we're definitely moving in the right direction.


donna said...

You make me laugh and I thank you for that. Not that a bloody white puppy is funny.

Rommel and Saffie remind me of our Butterscotch (cat) and Theo (hamster). Theo isn't fond of Butterscotch's teeth.

Never boring at your house, is it?

Happy New Year to my funny Florida blogger friend.


Kelly said...

If you could only see our family gathered around the Mac reading your blog, now that there is a puppy involved EVERYBODY wants in!

Ribbit said...

I think I just woke up the entire house when I read your whack-a-mole comment. I HATE that infernal game. Hate it, Hate it, Hate it, Hate it, Hate it.

And we don't even own it. The neighbors do, but I can hear that thing singing in my nightmares.

Stefaneener said...

Ah, thank you for the head-chewing shots. They're going to work it all out (and maybe he'll still be able to fit a lot of her blockhead in his in the months to come). Poor chickens!

My kids are loving this.

Erin said...

too funny! I can just picture the whac-a-mole scene! Much more entertaining than the kiddie version, I can attest to! I am surprised Lab puppies aren't born with a coat of mud attached to them!

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