Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Guardian

It was a sunny and breezy with the winds out of the southwest. With temperatures in the mid fifties, Moon, Copper and I sat on the deck enjoying the fresh air. As Moon lay in front of me sunning herself, I snapped a pic or two with my iPad.  






Focusing in on her for the third snap, her head began to tip upward toward the trees.




Following her line of sight, I saw it too. A falcon (Sharp Shinned or Cooper's) had just landed.  Perched in a small tree bordering the yard and facing the feeders, Moon wasn't happy.


Still looking upward, she growled and the falcon immediately spread it's wings. Not a second later, she was barking at it as it sailed passed us veering off into the thick woods.
I wonder why she barked at it???

Later that day, I not only spotted an immature eagle flying over our yard but our resident adults!!!  I took tons of pix and ended up...
doing the HAPPY DANCE right before I left for Tai Chi.

When was the last time YOU did the HAPPY DANCE????

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15 comments:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Moon was a very good subject, JP, and did a good deed in scaring off that hawk too. Seems like everyone is doing a Happy dance due to Pharrell Williams hit song. i get all kinds of happy listening to it on the treadmill at the Y.

Ann said...

Moon didn't want any of the sweet little bird friends getting eaten.
My last happy dance was yesterday morning when I didn't have to go to work

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Thank goodness Moon protected you from the evil falcon.

trav4adventures said...

Very good! We spent a week a few summers ago in Central Arizona, at 8,000 feet up on the Mogollon Rim. We rented a cabin. A mother Cooper's hawk and 2 teenagers lived in the area. One teenager went flying off apparently without permission one morning and she screeched the entire morning! It returned that evening and I'm sure it got an earful! They were interesting to watch and now we have a pair in our neighborhood here in the desert. However, they prey upon the morning doves...sigh...they also got our resident scrub jay. They apparently nest a couple of blocks away, down at the date groves in our local community college. Maybe I'll go looking for them next week when I'm off for SPRING BREAK!
Cheryl Ann

trav4adventures said...

The "happy dance"? I'm doing it right now as I'm off for a week of SPRING BREAK! :-)
Cheryl Ann

Delores said...

You are so fortunate to live among the trees.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Love a dog sitting in the sun at my feet - great photo!

TexWisGirl said...

she's so pretty. my dogs bark at vultures because they don't like how they smell. wonder if the hawk smelled like roadkill. :)

Willow said...

Love when my dogs are sitting at my feet on the porch with the sun out ~ at those times I do a little happy dance in my head lol

MorningAJ said...

Seems like a while since I did a Happy Dance. I'm working on improving my mood though. These lovely photos of Moon have helped though. She's a lovely dog.

Misty DawnS said...

Awesome!!! What a beautiful and good dog!

Misty DawnS said...

Awesome!!! What a beautiful and good dog!

eileeninmd said...

Your Dog is beautiful, lovely photos.. Maybe, Moon is protective of and did not like the hawk in her yard. Thank you for linking up with Saturday's Critters.. Have a happy weekend!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A nice, protective looking dog. Mine took off after a rabbit yesterday and when he got too close, was scared and ran off the other way.
I can't remember my last happy dance, I'll have to find an occasion for one.

Rambling Woods said...

Happy Dances are so good for the soul....

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