Sunday, October 21, 2007

Rattlesnake Alley

10:55 am -- Rattlesnake patrol time again. Last night Papa & I almost stepped on a baby rattler at "Rattlesnake Alley," pictured below. I'll make sure the little guy is gone.

10:20 a.m. Swing by Soapie's and see if the eggs hatched yet.

10:23 a.m. There she goes, off doing her simulated broken wing flappin' and carrying-on to divert my attention away from the nest. Let's take a peek from my overhead dog's eye view dog cam:

Ya-hoooooollll!!! Two of them--snuggled together in opposite directions. Shhhh . . . I'd better not alarm them; also, need to trot out of here so as not to upset Soapie much.

10:28 a.m. Hooking up with Papa. More ranch winged friends to see. Papa is visiting with Mothra, who loves to hang out near the bug zapper and tarp near the hay barn.

10:40 a.m. Checking out the horse stall perimeter; no sign of the tiny rattlesnake baby. So many babies this time of year!

10:50 a.m. Unwrap Thelma & Louise from the terracotta garden hose keeper and put the hose back.

10:55 a.m. Report back to Queenie. Did I tell you? She's back!

11:00 a.m. Take a rest; Queenie watching over. Can you see her?

Here . . . let's get closer . . .

It's good to have her back.


The Maltese Kat said...

Duke - I don't know how to manage to look so handsome and keep everything in line over there. You are incredible!

Dukie said...

(Oh my ... a Kat!)

Dear Maltese Kat,

I do have my bad hair days; Papa keeps it brushed and trimmed to military specifications, thanks to my "Furminator."

I love cats; they distract me from my work though. Papa wants to keep the barn cats on the property, but I keep scaring them away.

Thanks for the compliment!


The Tucson Dawg (Dukie)