I'm the first one up as is usual. Make the coffee, morning reading, turn on the computer and feed the animals while the computer loads. Yep, the computer is a bit slow and it does take that long to load. So anyway, there you have my morning "ritual". Oh yeah, the morning newspaper is in there somewhere, as well, while I enjoy my coffee. My mornings are generally pretty peaceful.
The animals seem a bit confused this morning, though. Tiger, the tabby cat, is sitting up on the gate of the fence and when he sees me at the kitchen window, he jumps down into the front yard. What are you nuts, Tiger? Bella is out there somewhere and I'm about to let Bullet out. They will share you as an appetizer. Seems like everyone is extra hungry this morning.
Anyway, after feeding the animals, I always check my email to see if there is any news to start my day. All of a sudden Bullet is barking like he is "on hunt" or something. But he isn't going toward the front door as is normal when something sets him to barking. He is looking south out the living room window and going a little nuts. Out the window I see two big dogs in the pasture: a rottweiler and a golden lab. I'm not familiar with these two. Neither is our lab, Bella and she has property to protect. The two strangers don't back away but start running toward her. Just as I am looking for shoes (or slippers) to run out and save Bella from what looks like a fight in-waiting, I see Skeeter run from his barn straight at those two troublesome canines. The two dogs don't even try to challenge Skeeter with a nip to the feet or anything else. They just high-tail it out of here and neither of the dogs (nor Skeeter) stop until they get to the end of the pasture.
It was sooooo funny! It was almost like Skeeter was herding them; he would get on the tail of one dog and then the other. But he was serious. He knew those dogs didn't belong here. I roared with laughter. Bet those two won't be messin' with my bad boy again.
Phewwww; fun. Good start to the day. Good start to the week.