This ‘N That Thursday and Advent Calendar for Dogs Day 5

First off, many thanks to 2 Brown Dawgs and Ruckus the Eskie for This ‘N That Thursday.

Courtesy of 2 Brown Dawgs Blog

Courtesy of 2 Brown Dawgs Blog


Thanksgiving Weekend

Originally we intended to go to New Hampshire to visit my sister and her husband over the long Thanksgiving weekend.  But when Mom got sick, my sister decided she needed to come to CT instead.  Me being the oh so generous wife that I am, suggested Hubby head to NH for a ‘boy’s weekend’ while my sister and I enjoyed a ‘girl’s weekend. Well you know what they say, the best laid plans and all.  Turns out we were super busy.

So when Sunday morning rolled around, I decided to park myself on the couch for a few minutes to shop for purses. My sister meanwhile was elsewhere in the house.

Okay, she was using the toilet if you have to know, when all of a sudden the dogs started barking like demons were circling the house.

My sister cut her business short thinking she might have to save me from something and the three of them dashed to the window, faster than the main character in “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore. (Ok, technically Santa Claus MIGHT be the main character, but let’s roll with this okay?)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Yeah, the picture is dark.  It was an overcast day and I don’t turn on lights.  Sampson is there in front of my sister, while Delilah is clearly silhouetted.

I mentioned I was shopping for purses right?  So you can see why I didn’t jump right up.  Well the three of them looked out the window and then the dogs ran to the front deck and then back to the window and I just couldn’t concentrate with all that racket, so I got up to see what had everyone’s attention.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA There were some turkeys across the street.

And then the turkeys crossed the street to my neighbor’s yard, so the dogs had to go outside, where they could stand at the fence barking at them.

Can you handle a little joke?  I hope so, because I’m doing it anyway.

Q: Why did the turkeys cross the road?

A: To see what the dogs were barking at of course!

The barking dogs didn’t frighten the turkeys at all, in fact a few of them stopped to look.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Whatchoo lookin’ at fools?

It was a stare down in my yard.  My two barking dogs and these five bold as brass turkeys. (Who didn’t realize their cousin was already cooked and sitting in my refrigerator.)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA These other four could have cared less, they were pecking the grass for something.

And there I was in the front window snapping away like I’d never seen a turkey in my life.  Honestly I took like 17 pictures.  Of turkeys!!

A short time later my sister and I saw a herd/group/flock of 15 about 4 miles from my house.  Someone must have been spreading the word that Thanksgiving was over and it was safe to come out. :-)

 Thanks again to our friends at 2 Brown Dawgs and Ruckus the Eskie for This ‘N That Thursday blog hop.

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  1. says

    Be careful, S and D. Those turkeys can get nasty. They will peck your eyes out. Did they leave you any delicious “candies” in the grass? The geese leave them for me all the time!

    Love and licks,

  2. says

    So what you are admitting to is that your neighbors are a bunch of turkeys? Sure hope they don’t read your blog 😉 We have seen them at my cousin Lena’s house and on a few walks. They are super ugly in person, but still fascinating.

  3. Frankie and Ernie says

    We Love the TURKEY Trotters… That would be super fun to bark at them. RIGHT in your neighborhood no less.
    We just had a chance to look at the gifts…. they are all FABULOUS. THIS is really FUN. THANKS fur putting the Advent Pressie thingy up fur us. We will check it out every day.
    Hope Grandma is getting better.

  4. says

    We have a lot of turkey farms in this area, but yours look so different. Ours have been bred for a main course at dinner. They are all white with huge breasts.

  5. says

    Funny. The dogs must know how tasty they are! (We saw the most interesting show about wild turkeys on PBS’s “Nature” just before It was really sweet, about a guy that raised a bunch of wild turkeys as if he was their mother. Super interesting.)

  6. says

    Turkeys sure are ballsy aren’t they?

    I once had to get off my bike and walk around a flock hanging out on a 55 mph country road. You better believe they would have moved if I had been driving a hummer.

    But at least they provided quite a bit of dog stimulation. :)

    BTW, I was thrilled to see my Dogs of Blogville calendar in the mail today. Woo hoo! Loved seeing some old friends and a few new ones.

    I guess I have no excuse for not making my 2014 blog plans.

  7. says

    I totally would have taken the remaining turkey from the fridge and run outside waving it in front of those turkeys while shouting, “Get outta here or this’ll be you next you scoundrels!”. But, that’s just me. :)

    You are hilarious – 17 pictures!

  8. says

    LOL…the coast is clear, Thanksgiving is over! We see a lot of wild turkeys around here. My favorite is when they run across the road….they run like some prehistoric creature out of Jurassic Park!

  9. says

    That’s alot of turkeys! Impressive…especially since they are not even scared of barking dogs. I like that comment –that you don’t turn on lights!

    Also thanks for hopping onto This N That Thursday Blog Hop. See you next week (if not earlier!)


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