Run Dog Run
Hutton House Chicken Run - For the past two days, some dog has been terrorizing our 7 chickens!
Rachel spotted a dog, out the living room window, by chance.
"There's some dog running down our driveway," she said.
"So?" said Scott, with his usual interest in odd animal behavior.
"So ... he's running toward the chicken coop!" said Rachel, excitement building in her voice.
Afraid that the dog might scare a bird to fly out of the fenced-in run and into "jowls of death", Scott raced outside. The dog was in a fervor, running around the fenced-in chickens, barking at them, which created quite a bit of feathered excitement, from the frightened birds. Scott yelled at the dog, which ran away.
The dog loped off the property, back out the driveway and Scott was relieved that Rachel had spotted it, by happenstance, at the same moment it spied "the girls".
Relief turned to frustration the following day, when Scott again spotted the dog, running around the chicken run, barking and scaring most of the chickens into the coop. This time, however, when Scott gave chase, he realized that the dog had been pestering the girls for quite some time - it had created a rutted path, all around the fenced-in run.
We don't recognize the dog and don't know where it lives, but it's grown suddenly interested in our chickens and we're not certain what we can do to dissuade it. Our poor chickens are being terrorized and spend most of their day in the chicken coop, afraid to come out.
Because it's the weekend, the regional animal services department is closed and besides, we're not sure what they could do, as they're a good 45 minute drive from where we live.
"It would sure be nice to know where the dog lives," said Rachel, "I'd have a talk with its owner, for sure!"
Scott moved the wireless driveway monitor, which is a heat-sensor, aiming it at the chicken coop. "At least we'll get a signal, the minute he comes back."
Meanwhile ... egg production has tapered a tad, as the girls are fearful of a certain, four-legged menace.
Liars Go Live
Vancouver, B.C. - Scott and Yabba have been working for the Law firm of Lindsay Kenney for a number of months, coding, designing and inventing for their new web design.
"Great News!" said Scott, "It went 'live' last night!"
"The site might bounce around for a bit, till the nameservers are propagated around the web," explained Scott, "and there's a known DNS issue, that LK Law's IT staff need to sort, but you should be able to hit the site at - http://lklaw.ca."