Last night, or rather early this morning, Max had a dream, and he woke us all because of it. I was actually slightly awake, turned over and was almost back to sleep. He was right beside my shoulder, and suddenly lifted his head and began a throaty, long, mournful howl! Lola was near him and turned around, blinking with sleepy eyes, and cocked her head. Jaz, Sam and Joey all raised their heads and looked confused. Max just kept howling until I reached over and petted him and repeated several times, "It's OK, buddy." When he woke, he was as confused as the rest of us at that point. Very strange stuff!
The coyotes were out very early this evening. Around 7:00, before it was really dark, they were yipping and yapping, and they weren't far from the house. Hate those beasts. grrrr. Of course, all my guys ran to the deck and were barking furiously. I made them come in and closed the dog doors, and they won't go out without me. I do let them on the deck because it is pretty secure.
A while ago they were out, and there was a sudden ruckus, especially from Lola. It's common for her to be the barkiest one, the terrier part of her, I guess. I called them in, and she came galloping, then she dropped something from her mouth on to the carpet and began to bark at it. She had captured a praying mantis! Good grief. I picked it up and released it back to the outside world.
And this morning, the strangest thing happened. The hummingbirds followed me on my way to work! Seriously! My truck sits right under their feeders, and when I began to drive off, a few of them were sort of hovering over the bed of the truck. I drove almost a half mile at about 20 mph, and they were still all around the truck, darting in front and beside it, then hanging out over the bed! I stopped to say "Good morning" the the dog around the way, and the hummers were hovering at my windshield, looking in at me! I have no explanation for it. I had fed them shortly before leaving the house. I don't know if there was some odd dynamic around that. Very peculiar, regardless of the cause. As I drove off from the neighbor's, the wee birdies disappeared!
I don't understand parts of my life, but they surely are fun and interesting!