Small but very determined

enraged dog

A huge hen pheasant had the temerity to waddle across the garden. Maizy, who becomes incensed at small insects daring to occupy her territory, was enraged. She can jump four feet from a standing start under normal circumstances. She was positively flying in her efforts to make the glass between her and the bird disappear. And of course grarking (a mixed growl and bark) loudly the while.

enraged dog too

Eventually I let her out. A hen pheasant laid a clutch of more than 20 eggs in my father’s garden right by the front door last year causing much inconvenience as it was decided that she and her nest should not be disturbed. He suspects it’s the same one back again, casing the joint, and doesn’t want a repeat performance this year. She did appear very full of eggs. She managed, just, to elude the slathering hound let loose on her and lumbered away after a long, scrambling take-off and disappeared over the fence.

11 Replies to “Small but very determined”

  1. Doesn’t she hurt herself?! This reminds me of a friend’s cat who would be enraged to see the neighbourhood raccoon sauntering by outside on their patio. He’d run and ram the glass repeatedly, quite unfazed by assaults on self. Imagine the raccoon had great fun doing this tease every evening.

  2. House of Flying Doggers?

    She doesn’t appear to hurt herself since the motion is mostly upward rather than forward, so she doesn’t bang against the glass. We have a similar glass door at home so she’s had a lifetime of practice. That cat sounds as though it has/d a smaller brain even than Mario (the cat with almost no brain at all).

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