A couple of weeks ago, we put a bird feeder out in the backyard down by my garden. Now that the birds are hip to this, we've got quite a few of them that come around. We all love watching them. Our dogs are out in the backyard quite often and I've never SEEN them even take notice of the birds. Pepper wouldn't bite a flea, so she would probably just bark at them anyway. Barqs is a terrier, so I've been very surprised that she peacefully coexists with the birds.
Or does she?
This weekend, I've found two birds in the backyard torn apart. She catching and eating the small ones. I guess she does have some terrier instinct left in her.
So the question is - do I remove the bird feeder so the birds go away, or do I just write this off as nature?
And on the LACK of instinct front - Remember those hippety-hop balls? The big ball with a handle that you sit and bounce on? 35 year old mothers should not try to show their kids how to do that and get too carried away! I was bouncing around the back yard and busted my ass. It must have been the funniest thing they've seen in a while. :)