Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Signs of Spring and Treasure Hunting

All is brown and barren, the air is crisp and cold in the morning even when the sun is shining brightly, and sadly, there are no goat kids this year. But spring is coming anyway! I can tell! The first sign is that the ground has thawed enough for the dogs to dig up their treasures to share with one and all. Where they originally came from and how they remembered where they hid them for the winter is knowledge too deep and wide for me, particularly when I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that both of the dogs are terrified of living cows. I'm sure that this disposition comes from having been chased unceremoniously from the neighbor's pasture by a nasty longhorn with a new calf, who proceeded to patrol the fence line all summer. To my knowledge, neither has even come within 100 yards of a cow ever again. But I digress...

I just know that various parts of the bovine skeletal system lay bleached and white on the front yard this morning, in all of their shocking glory, with two very proud doggy treasure hunters showing them off. They look like quite the ruthless killers, bloody pirates, and masked bandits, particularly Sunny, who boasts of having bullied the cat out of his share of the booty.





5 comments:

Kathleen said...

Well, spring must be well on its was if the bones are appearing. Next will be the green necklaces and eau d'nasty cologne. Then you'll know that, in spite of everything, spring is definitely on its way!

Pondside said...

A veritable bone yard - and those fearsome hunters! I'm sure you feel well-protected with them on patrol!

Elizabethd said...

Well, they look very pleased with themselves!
They keep telling me that Spring is on its way here, but, it is still very cold, too cold to put pot plants out yet.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Aw but they look so proud of themselves.

lampworkbeader said...

Wow! Scarey hunters. Love the dogs and the music.