Last night, we had big thunder boomers, but not a single drop of rain! Penny wore her storm shirt, so she was fine. Mom kept telling Poppy and Patches to do a rain dance, but they were too busy playing bitey-face and bitey-leggies. Patches is all rested up, now from her brunch and she keeps saying she wants to go again. She keeps mumbling something about plates of cheese.
This morning, around 7:30, our mom finally got all that Ivy trimmed. She said it was hot, but at least it was bearable. After the Ivy trimming, she walked around the yard with a bucket and picked up rocks. She let the 3 P's out while she was in the back yard and Penny got in huge trouble. Patches was play bowing to Penny and they all started to chase each other. They do that quite frequently, but this time, Penny was trying to bring Patches down like a lion brings down it's prey. She kept biting the back of her neck and she rolled her a couple of times. All the time that was going on, Mom was screaming at Penny to stop it! She also threw a pair of grass clippers at her and kept hitting the bucket of rocks with the clippers. Anything to take Penny's attention away from Patches. Then, Poppy joined in and they were BOTH after Patches. Finally, Mom got all three of them to go in the house. Penny is the queen of the yard and Patches must have done something to set her off. When Penny got in the house, she was threatened with the Attitude Adjustment Stick. Mom was wishing she had it out in the yard, but all she had was that stupid bucket and some grass clippers. Mom came in and checked Patches all over for wounds, but couldn't find any. Penny used to do that to Poppy out in the yard, when they were younger, but Poppy won't stand for it anymore. Now, Patches has to learn to stick up for herself.
Yesterday afternoon, Mom found a spot of blood on the kitchen floor, so all 3 doggies had a very close inspection. She never did find out where it came from! We think she needs to check Dad...he was downstairs in his woodworking shop and maybe he cut himself!
We haven't seen our Bluebird puppies since they flew from the nest, but we have tons of Hummingbirds coming to our feeders. The young birds are grown up now, and there are constant Hummingbird fights near all the feeders!
Well, everybuddy, this is PorkChop signing off for now. I'm going back in my china cabinet where it's nice and cool!
PorkChop (and Poppy, Penny & Patches too)