It’s a triumphant week for Skye, yay!
She finally got the mole! And successfully hunted a partial animal!
The husband was walking her along the lawn strip behind the house the other day. He told me that all of a sudden in the middle of the walk, Skye just froze, with her nose on the ground. Then out of the blue, she yanked something dark out of the ground and flung it away.
The husband couldn’t get a good look at it, but determined that it must have been a mole. It was small and dark and furry, he said. And Skye had killed it because the thing wasn’t moving. Skye didn’t go after it either. She just sort of looked at it from far, then turned the other way. Job’s done!
Then, a few days later, she went lurking under the bushes in the front yard, and caught something! She immediately ran back into the house with the prized kill in her mouth. We couldn’t exactly see what it was since it was already dark.
I wanted to make sure it wasn’t something that would harm her, so I made her stop at the doorway to inspect. I saw some feathers sticking out of her mouth! I had to pry the whole thing out of her mouth. It wasn’t easy. She really wanted to keep it.
When I finally got it out, I saw that it was a wing, almost as big as a chicken’s! But it wasn’t fresh; there was no blood. How it got under the bushes remains a mystery. Maybe some feral cats in the area had caught a bird and was enjoying it under the bushes, leaving the wing there. Who knows.
The point is, it was gross! Of course, I tossed it in the trash can. I wasn’t going to let her eat THAT! But to reward her, I gave her the usual triple-flavored rawhide kabob stick that she loves.
Here she is looking all satisfied.
Now, take a look at these yummies
“It’s been so warm lately. Is this what you call autumn?! Consequently, I’m constantly thirsty. And when I saw this drink, I came to a screeching halt. How utterly refreshing and thirst-quenching it looks!” — Angie
“Such a beautiful cake for many reasons: Reese’s peanut butter cups for garnish are my favorite candy bar, a choco cake with a peanut butter frosting – oh my, a chocolate ganache drizzle and last my birthday was the 22nd and MarEliz daughter’s was the 23rd – lucky her to have such a thoughtful mom.” — Judi
“Loved the colorful cookies with Halloween special eyeballs & spider webs. Lovely presentation & great recipe for Halloween parties.” — Debanita
“Fall is all about pumpkins and I do love them in muffins especially with a sweet crumble topping. The typical seasonal spices are evident making them delicious treats for 6 of Nicole’s blessings – her children. She certainly has the taste testers to give their approval, including her husband of course.” — Judi
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Cheers! Oh yes, I saw our favorite birthday cake above there.. thank you for hosting Angie and to Judi as well for the kind words..my heart feels wonderful.Have a great weekend to all.
You’re welcome, MarEliz! Happy Fiesta Friday and a wonderful weekend to you!
You’re welcome MarEliz – maybe next year I will get this delicious cake for my birthday (if not before) 🙂
Oooh yuck! Stories like that make me glad my Bindi is an apartment dog, although I’m sure she’d love the opportunity to try to capture something! I hope it’s ok if I join after being MIA for so long!
It was so yucky! Trust me, I wiped her mouth many times. Her paws, too. She’s used to it; we wipe her each time she goes out to potty, with all natural baby wipes ? And you’re more than welcome to come and go as you please, especially if you agree to cohost again sometimes ?
Of course! If you need anyone 10/26, 11/2 or 11/30 I’m happy to cohost!
Ok, I’m putting you down for Nov 2, but if you want to do it again on November 30 that’d be great too ?
Kudos to Skye, verminator extraordinaire!
And thank you Angie, Liz and Deb for hosting this fun party; I have already spotted several entries I want to check out right now!
It took me by surprise she did what she did! She’s such a timid dog, afraid of her own shadow. I guess she grew up ?
Skye looks so cute… 🙂 indeed the great hunter! The cookies and muffins look so great.. can you send me some. Have a great weekend Angie.
Thanks, Trupti! I have a better idea, why don’t you come over? ?
Skye sure does look like the “great dog hunter” – very ferocious LOL! Looks like the start of another good party Angie 🙂
Lol, I know right?! She’s very shy with other dogs and is afraid of strangers, so it was quite a milestone. Yup, the Fiesta is off to a good start. Hope we can keep the enthusiasm going.
And she looks so innocent to be a great hunter. Well done!
She’s a stealth hunter, but not particularly motivated, so it was definitely a milestone.
Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder says
Skye is just too cute and so fierce at the same time, love it! 🙂 Have you ever considered starting a sideline blog all about the Adventures of Skye!? 🙂 Food for thought perhaps? 🙂
Delicious features this week! Have a fab weekend!
No, I’ve never even thought of it. I can’t imagine doing 2 blogs at once. I did use to run a gardening blog on WordPress.com; it’s actually still there, but I couldn’t find the time to update it. Maybe if I quit my day job, I can blog full time.
Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook says
Skye is growing up!! She is so cute in the last photo.? I am back, Angie. It was an amazing one month. Happy Fiesta Friday.?
Wow, that month is gone in a flash! What did you do? What did you eat? You must tell us! Great to have you back at the fiesta, Jhuls!
Monika Dabrowski says
Skye doesn’t look like she could be capable of killing anything! It’s always great to learn something new about your dog. Enjoy your weekend:)
She’s normally very timid, but I guess her Westie instinct took over. They were supposedly bred as rodent catchers.
Our old dog used to catch squirrels if they were too far from the trees but he has slowed down with age and is way too comfortable now.
Skye has the face of innocence, they have it in them but I would never have guessed!
Thank you for another brilliant party! 🙂
Skye hates squirrels the most! She gets so agitated when they’re around and would follow them from tree to tree while barking furiously. She tolerates rabbits a little, but sometimes would chase after them, too,
Btw, do you have time to cohost these days?
For some reason I can’t reply to the comment above, but those dates work!
So, you’ll take both Nov 2 AND Nov 30?
Great! For Nov 2, your cohost is Judi @ cookingwithauntjuju and for Nov 30, your cohost is Zeba @ Food for the soul. Thanks so much! ??
Yay for Skye! I am with you, I wouldn’t let my dog eat that either, but good job! Everything looks delicious this week. Sorry, I am so late the party! 😀
That’s ok, better late than never, as they say ? Btw, just a reminder you’ll be cohosting Oct 26 with Laurena @ Life Diet Health.
Yeah for the massive hunter! 😉
Lol, I know, right?!