Wednesday, May 23, 2007


There's a mockingbird just outside our back patio that has the bluff in on Patch. She has new chicks in the tree and is so protective and territorial. It has just started to be a problem in the last week because prior to that when Patch went out the bird ignored her. Now we can hear the new chicks chirping and its made the mom more belligerent. Yesterday the bird attacked me too. Patchie just has to hear the chirp alarm sound and she goes into scared frozen mode. The bird has dived bombed her maybe 8 times and scraped her Patch hides under the bushes and has to be dragged/coaxed out. I'm hopeful that the aggression will abate after the chicks fly away.