Sunday, November 18, 2012

puppy warriors

It has been a sweet 5 days with the puppies. Lilli checks on them at 6:30 am each morning and I have been known to do a midnight check as well. They are all healthy and growing. In 5 more days, their eyes will open. For now, they are defenseless, hungry, wiggly, snuggly little bundles of softness. 

Sunbirds, palm nut vultures, morning doves, warted hornbills, and even fish eagles frequent our backyard. However, for the first time since we have been here, an African Crow (really big, black and white) perched on the branch right above the puppy pen and cawed a strange repetitive call. Lilli, Patton, and Aidan sprang into action to scare away the mean sounding crow. Lilli used her local slingshot; Patton gathered hard fruit from a tree to throw, and Aidan held rocks and made a mean face. The creepy owl that only comes when a new puppy shows up on the mission has also been heard at night. But with these three puppy warriors, these predatory birds don't stand a chance! The puppies are well loved and safe.

6 males and one female (yellow lab with the pink ribbon)

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