Wonderful Outstanding Win!
That was the bestest idea ever! Just as the sun started setting we worked our way up to the Sage Brush Hill, walking up the farm road past the horse pasture, the equipment storage area, onto the cement ditch road, right down into the pond, and the little bridge that leads you right up to the top of Sagebrush Hill.
We walked as silently as hooves and paws can go. Once on top I took the lead moving steady, but stealthily into the dense jungle of Rabbit Brush, Sage Brush and Chico’s….we could hear those hounds rough housing and joking around laughing and chuckling over something they considered funny.
Way over on the Flat Lands a lonesome Coyote called. Followed by another Coyote then a chorus of coyotes.
“Push them toward the Flats,” Romeo whispered. “Don’t let any of them turn back…we must get them into Coyote Country so the Coyotes will unknowingly help push them over the edge and into the Rubidoux Canyon country.
We all nodded our heads in agreement.
Then we were there….Romeo took over the lead crashing through the last of the Chico Brush; we all followed him.
“Blood!” Romeo screamed, “I am hungry I want BLOOD!”
Then we were all there demanding blood for supper and we wanted it NOW!
Bruiser took one look at Romeo and screamed “TICKS! A WHOLE HERD OF TICKS!”
Tony had been laying on his back giving himself a good back scratching when Bruiser screamed TICKS, trying to fling himself upright again he twisted himself right into Rocky’s massive jaws dripping saliva!
“RUN!” Tony screamed. “Ticks get caught in your fur and you can never get rid of them!”
Finally Tony was able to stand up; skedaddling as quickly as he could. Even at that he was the last one of the mangy stray dogs to leave their compound.
We all gave chase…down the Sage Brush Hill we flew with them high-tailing it before us.
Then we arrived at the edge of the Flat Lands where we stopped, since the dust cloud coming off the feet of the fleeing scraggly dogs was so thick we couldn’t see anything.
“Let’s head home.” Houston said. “No matter what happens now Bruiser and his gang are deep in the middle of coyote country; they won’t last long there. Either they make it through and head into Rubidoux canyon or….” Her voice trailed off.
I parted way, with everyone, at the end of the cement ditch….Romeo, Rocky, Houston, Black Dog, Shiloh and Etta heading back to their part of the farm. Houston was in a bit of hurry to get home, because her human was coming to get her and she didn’t want to be late.
Etta and Shiloh wanted to get back and get a good nice rest because tomorrow they were going into the woods.
As for Black Dog…Rocky gently took her collar in his teeth and turned her toward her farm… “Come on Black Dog, we are going to find you a tiara, I think from this day forward your name is Black Beauty Dog.”
I paused at the corner of the cement ditch and the dirt ditch listening to everyone’s plans for the coming day. Romeo paused with me.
“Thanks’, Rome!” I put up my paw and high-fived his offered hoof! “You and Red really came to the rescue. The farm is safe again because of you and Red!”
With a flip of his and a smile on his lips Romeo turned on a dime flung his tail in the air and took off running.
HUH!? Did that horse just fart at me?