I might have already said this here but the other day I was out watering the peonies and I noticed something out the corner of my eye and it was a hawk sitting on top of the pergola. He was watching me but didn’t seem concerned. I’ve told Vince that even with Oscar on a leash, we need to watch out for hawks.
Yesterday I was taking Oscar out to the “playground”. He knows when I say that word, that we’re going out to throw the frisbee or ball and he loves doing it. I walk him out to the little fence on a leash, then I unhook him, throw the ball and then latch the gate while he’s after the ball.
Just as I started to unlatch his leash, I noticed a pile of feathers. There were lots of feathers . . nothing else. I walked Oscar over to the ball, still on the leash, retrieved the ball and we left. Vince was out working in the yard so we went over and I told him . . there’s a mess in the playground . . would you clean it up? He wanted to know what so I said “Come see”. We all three walked over and Vince looked at it and said “That was a massacre!” Not sure who the feathers belonged to or what got it but it wasn’t a small bird.
Vince cleaned it all up and sprinkled sand over it. I’m hoping it will rain a good bit tonight and wash away whatever is left there.
I never take my eyes off Oscar when we’re outside but I’m guessing a hawk is quicker than I am.