For lunch, I had left-over pizza and I'm not one to eat the crust, so I decided to give the broken two pieces of crust (making four pieces) to hand-out to the critters in our household, accordingly:
1. One large piece thrown to chickens to share
2. One piece to Howdy
3. One piece to Liyla
4. One little piece to Belle
I had previously put the dogs outside so I could eat and mop the floors, so I took a plate with me to the backyard and decided to hand out the crust and take a few pictures while outside. First, I threw the chickens their piece. Then, I handed each dog their own crust.
Little did I know that handing out the crust to the dogs would cause a problems among the chickens.
As I snapped a few pictures and Howdy lay in the grass to my right over his crust, I had no idea a large problem was looming. Since Howdy is not a fast eater, he likes to savor his food, he wanted to lay on the grass with his crust for a bit, before consuming it slowly.
|I'm still taking pictures of the chickens, not realizing they|
are going straight for Howdy's crust.
|Howdy is smacking his lips. The chicken is about to make her move,|
but I had no idea. I was about to jump in the air and be shocked.
We all know which chicken is the culprit here...Big Mama. She is one bad-mamma-jamma. She ran straight for Howdy's crust and HOUSTON, we've got a problem. Howdy decided to defend his crust and began to be highly aggitated; he demonstrated his guard dog nature over the crust. He bared his teeth, took a wide-legged stance and lunged at Big Mama a couple of times in fierce bravado.
|Howdy's lips are curled back, his front teeth are fully|
showing, he has a leg raised and is about to lunge at Big Mama.
Howdy looked up at me, as if to say, "Help?"
I had to get a freakin bamboo stick and shoo Big Mama away so that Howdy could take his beloved piece of pizza crust into the house to eat at his leisure.
And I've learned a valuable lesson...don't feed the dogs any food in front of the chickens because the birds are willing to go toe to toe with the Aussie who could rip them apart in five seconds.
Of course, Belle had to go check Howdy's old position in the yard to see if he left any crumbs behind. She gulped her crust down fast.
If only we could all be as brave as a chicken.