Happy Funny Bone Monday! Jeanette, one of my favorite dog people, tagged me in the cutest little owl video this weekend. I got to wondering, how often do owls and dogs get together? There was a lively discussion about my getting a baby owl so my friends could live vicariously through me online. First, a cute baby owl video.
Is it just me, or does Annie look just like Gander? What a handsome pair! The dog doesn’t seem too thrilled, though.
Here’s the deal – owls eat small dogs. I have two small dogs. Owls also eat chickens. I have quite a few chickens. I can’t fall in love with one pet, only to have it eat all of my other pets. I’m guessing the owl would also want to eat the koi in Hunny’s pond. And wouldn’t eat any Jones Natural Chews, since the treats aren’t alive.
Owls would not only eat the small creatures which live with me, they pretty much eat only live food. This means that even if I managed to keep the owl from eating my own pets, it would still need live food. Which would mean me raising or buying something like mice and rats to feed it. And I’m guessing it would need variety. I’m just not doing that, y’all. If the owl won’t eat kibble and Jones Natural Chews, I’m not feeding it. I’m not. In addition to the live food issue, there’s the legality of owning an owl. Not here in the USA. Not unless I’ve jumped through a lot of hoops and am rehabilitating one. Nope.
Okay, okay. That last tiny owl is too small to eat my pets. OMD – how cute is that?! But last, looking for owls and dogs on the YouTube, there was a plethora of videos y’all just don’t want to see. Owls are predators. Small dogs are lunch. Which is a cryin’ shame, since the owls are just ADORABLE. *sigh*
So count your blessings that you have a furry pet, give your dog a hug, then give it a Jones Natural Chew and be grateful it’s not eating live mice. And have a great Monday!
Until I write again …