Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Another Turkey Tale (NOT gross)

So all of the sudden yesterday morning Moose starts barking his fool head off. Which isn't terribly uncommon, I suppose, but this bark had an intensity to it. I look out the window and ses what I assume to be a teenage boy (baggie jeans, t-shirt, straight, thin, chin length hair..who can tell?) "shooing" my turkeys out of the road. I peeked through the window as I still had my p.j.'s on, and didn't really feel like dealing with this.

The turkeys were less than cooperative, and the "helper" wasn't going anywhere, so I begrudgingly got dressed and went outside. By this time, the turkeys were back on our side of the road, and the young LADY told me they were laying in the middle of the road, and she didn't want to hit them. I was thanking her, being polite yet kind of backing slowly towards going back in my house. And then.....

Out of the corner of my eye, I see this gray furball wriggling out of about 4 inches of open window. Since I never got the Good Samaritan's name, I just pointed and said, "your dog." She didn't seem to hear, or comprehend, anyway, so I increased the urgency in my tone just a bit... "um, your DOG!" In a SPLIT SECOND, said furball had flung itself to the ground and had crossed the 50 yards or so between it and the turkey at about Mach 9. (I didn't realize furry grey mops could fly).

The next image will stay with me forever....here is this little dog, (imagine a grey extra large shitzu) teeth firmly embedded into the backside of one turkey. The turkey is much larger than the dog, but obviously not nearly as tenacious. The turkey is squawking and running, flapping its clipped wings, pulling this grey bundle of ferocity all across our yard. The chickens are scattering and clucking and bawking, and I'm just laughing. The poor girl felt horrible...she finally contained the little grey beast, and he came away with about half a dozen huge white feathers hanging out of his mouth like a giant moustache. I have never seen anything so hilarious. My yard looked like a feather pillow exploded.

Meanwhile, another, much bigger dog joined the fray. As it ran by, the girl dove for the dragging leash, and missed. Literally dove. I give her LOTS of credit for effort! This one didn't attack anything, he just thought it was great fun to chase all the birdies running for their lives. I have no idea how this one escaped the car, because I didn't see any other windows open. I clapped and called the bigger dog over, and he came right to me...beautiful dog. Golden Retriever/German Sheperd mix. The young lady was still apologizing profusely (with a rather stunned and horrified look on her face, I might add) and I was assuring her it was no big deal...I certainly didn't want to deter her from "helping" future road-bound creatures!

I called Doug and told him we had issues. He's like, now what? I relayed the incident, and told him we need to cage the turkeys or just eat them now. This has been a lot of work for a couple of meals!

At least having me in your life, you KNOW there's NEVER a dull moment!

15 comments:

Young Wife said...

Oh, my gosh! That's hilarious! Thanks for sharing. You put a big smile on my face.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

What a sight that must have been! Poor turkey. You don't seem to be very concerned about your turkey who got attacked. I'm not familiar with turkeys. I take it you're not too attached to them.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

But boy oh boy do I love me some turkey!!! I bet it was good!

Happy SITS day!

Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?
www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a funny turkey tale or should I say tail?

simplysandi said...

Stopping by from SITS - what a great turkey story!

Joann Mannix said...

Great story! I think the smaller a dog is the more ferocious it thinks it is. I have big dogs and my neighbor has a rat terrier. This little 5 pound thing reigns over my dogs and they have no problem being the submissive ones. So funny how that works.

Poor girl. Poor Turkey. Poor you.

LisaDay said...

The poor girl.

Happy SITS day.

LisaDay

Tiffany said...

Wish you had your camera there to take a picture. That would have been funny!

Tanya said...

HAHA!! That's hilarious.

Yeah, I know all about the chickens/turkeys and cats and dogs. We live in Brazil and have numerous chickens running around freely all around us. Every once in a while my cat will go for a whirl, chasing the chickens. Of course she never manages to get too close as her little bum will be pecked in an instant!! Its funny to watch though!

Tanya @ thelocal.com.br

Debbie in Nashville said...

That is hilarious! I am trying to imagine the dog with the feather moustache!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I'm sitting here laughing silently to myself (my son is napping and is the world's lightest sleeper). Thanks for a great laugh!

Happy SITS Day!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Kim said...

How cute, too bad you didn't have a camera!

Bucksome said...

What a funny story! I can just envision that little dog hanging onto the turkey for dear life.

I hope you had a happy SITs day!

Andrea said...

You are right, a lot of trouble for a couple of meals!

Happy SITS day!

Marie said...

Poor turkey. :(