This happened over a week ago, but I was too busy with my 12 Dog Days of Christmas Photo Challenge to post about it! I have a free post day today before I continue with the challenge so I thought I should finally tell it, it’s pretty funny!
We live in town, not in the rural outskirts. Keep this in mind while I tell you what happened!
I was trying to get myself up, my alarm had already gone off, but I am just not a morning person. It was about 6:30 am.
Suddenly, Chase starts barking, big time, freaking out! I sit up and see him barking towards my bedroom window. I tell him to stop, but he keeps going. Of course at this point he has Joey and Jasmine barking from their room too!
I get up, get ready and just before I leave at 7:00 am, I see a roll of flyers at the end of the driveway. I go to the end of the driveway to pick them up and I notice a large round pile of… mud?? Wait that does not look like mud… bear poop? Some giant animal poop?? OMG! I am slightly freaked out by it, it is pitch dark out. I look around and see nothing, and speed walk back into the garage. I tell my mother before I leave, she tells me I am crazy and that it must be mud.
When I come home, my mother tells me that the “mud” was actually cow poop! YUCK! Turns out there were 6 black cows roaming around our neighborhood!
That is what Chase heard at 6:30 am… the sound of cows walking by my window!
Chase had gone outside again around 8:00 am and refused to come inside. He kept barking at the fence and would not stop. My mom went outside to investigate and that’s when she saw the 6 cows walking around!
The cows were not caught until after 9:00 am by their farmer… so they were roaming for a few hours!
They left quite the path of destruction too. There was poop everywhere and with all the rain, their hooves sank a few inches into the ground, leaving everyone’s lawns a hole-y mess!
But what we all took away from the story is: Chase is an excellent guard dog! 🙂