Meet Bonnie and Clyde, our six month old puppies. They’re at it daily.
Fully living up to their name, they have been running across the neighborhood stealing, wreaking havoc and killing. Funniest thing is, we don’t have much of a neighborhood. Just a few houses along a dirt road with lots of brush and untamed countryside.
Yeah, sure they look cute in the photo. Don’t let ’em fool you. That’s their sweet “who us?” look. What’s a family to do?
First it was someone’s sombrero. Then a huarache. This was followed by other contraband like shirts, pants, and work gloves. You name it, they’ve drug it home. One day it was a mans bathing suit. Yikes! There is a dam half a mile down from us and we’re hoping they didn’t leave someone shivering out there.
One day an old wrinkled man came by asking if anyone had seen his sombrero. Another day, our neighbor let us know she went looking for one of her lost chicks when she saw Clyde by our fence looking happy as he had chick fuzz stuck to his snout. So now their antics are deadly…at least to the neighbors chicks. Yesterday he was caught red-pawed: another baby chick in his mouth. His disobedience shocked me when he refused to drop the chick when ordered to do so and instead ran off to finish his impromptu meal.
We thought we’ve closed up all the holes in our fence, but these two are good at their game. They’re also good at guarding the house. Bonnie (left in photo) barks defensively because its in her genes, but fearless Clyde (with white chest) goes on the offensive with anyone who happens near our gate.
That’s exactly why we put up with this puppy trouble. After our robbery in October, these two bring a measure of security. We just wonder how long to expect to put up with this phase of puppyhood?