Saturday, May 2, 2009

H-mom is NOT paying attention

H-Mom kind of has her head in the clouds these last few weeks. She is trying to think of ways to make some extra cash, to keep Madison in fancy collars, gourmet treats and smart haircuts.

So. She is going to start selling lia sophia jewelry. There is nothing in the catalog for dogs, though. Madison is disappointed. Not even a bejeweled collar.

And H-Mom is going to start writing a column for She is now the "Miami Dog Care Examiner." She promises to put up a link and let everyone know what it's all about ... she's been writing and organizing and all kinds of stuff.

And this is what happens. H-Mom has Madison out for a long walk, the "Rio Vista Super Walk," she calls it. And H-Mom is not paying attention. And Madison is just kind of happily ambling alongside, sniffing and snorking and taking a shoulder roll into the grass when she can get away with it quickly.


A pair of blue jays flies out of the hedge and goes straight for Madison's hamhocks. Pecking and screeching. H-Mom was startled right back into this world. And Madison snapped her huge chompers into the air and thought that perhaps BLUE JAY would be a good afternoon snack.

Of course, there are no photos. And there is no one to attest that this happened, and that the very large black Schnauzer was accosted by two determined, fearless and noisy little blue jays.

These birds are evil. They are mean and spiteful and totally misdirected. They need therapy.

H-Mom and Madison hurried along. Fortunately, not a feather was disturbed, and Madison had pretty much forgotten and forgiven by the next opportunity for a shoulder roll.

So H-Mom is swiping a photo from the net (thank you google images) and she is apologizing to Madison for not paying attention.



Ah, Blue Jays, we remember them from Ohio. They didn't bother us, but Dad told of of times they would attack the cats back in Ohio. Yes, they are fearless birds.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hmmm, sounds as if a certain princess is not having a good week! (We are playing major catchy-uppy....again!) Sorry to hear about Madison's dog park attack, that sucks.
Those birds are so pretty but they sound a bit like our seagulls....mean and evil and tiny little bullies (though our gulls are BIG!) they divebomb innocent passers-by for no obvious reason....grrr!
Oh, and belated congrats for your 100th post...even if it was a rant! We are just celebrating our 200th!
Slobbers xx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Our huMom hates Blue Jays - she saw them murder an innocent little Wren one day - YUCK!!

Hope you get some more attention.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

The Devil Dog said...

Wow! Is that normal? Do they normally attack dogs? That is pretty scary. We are glad you were not hurt, Madison.


Maggie and Mitch said...

How dare those stoopid BlueJays try to attack you, Madison! Mom says they make far too much noise for her ears!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Yikes. Arr mommee wood have freeked owt. She is furry afrayd of burds.

Gus and Waldo

Anonymous said...

We read the Examiner article - excellent! Good luck with the writing and jewelry!

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Jake of Florida said...

We've been dive-bombed by blue jays too -- even though we once helped rescue a baby that had landed on our patio and was too young to fly back to the nest. Ingrates!!!

Rio Vista -- two Friday's ago, Mom and Dogdad attended a WLRN event honoring Krista Tippet at an amazing house there. What a delicious neighborhood! The event was on a roof top overlooking a canal -- and they saw a man standing up and paddling what looked for all the world like a surfboard down the Canal.

And here we are in Lower Suburbia!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

musings on a giant schnauzer in a little MEDIUM LARGE package