I think some dogs must just have this sense stronger than others. Our pup
Sawyer alerted to a hawk yesterday. Didn't bark but it had his attention
and he followed it and climbed up to the top of a dirt pile to keep an eye
on it until it flew out of sight. Our other dogs don't seem to have as much
of an awareness of the BOP. Holly doesn't like sparrows and will snatch
them out of the air if she can.
Good Shepherd Farm
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From: "Tracy Conway" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: [FARMCOLLIE] predator alert
> In a message dated 1/5/2005 2:29:35 PM Central Standard Time,
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> I'm in the house and DD yells she can hear a hawk...so I dash outside
> with Strider and Robbie. The chickens have all disappeared, but I can see
> their silhouettes under the chicken house. Good.
> I look up, and there's a hawk circling around. Not a Redtail, but same
> rounded wing tips and size. It's slowly coming closer, and "the boys"
> haven't got a clue. So I look at the hawk and growl. I turn dogs' heads
> the right way to look, but they aren't getting it, so I put them in a
> down-stay and keep growling, hoping they'll want to know what I find
> I glance over my shoulder to see if they are looking up, but they are
> looking at each other.
> I swear, if I see a shrug, no dinner for either of them!
> I am coming down with Sadie. Sadie is a hawk hater and keep my house a
> complete no fly zone. Well ok not just my house, anywhere there are
> She means business too. She doesn't mess with little birds, but hawks,
> buzzards and turkey better stay clear. Sadie will teach the boys how to
get rid of
> those hawks.
> She did this at last years gathering and got all the dogs going. Of
> think they were just all chasing her and each other but she was too busy
> working to notice LOL