08 May 2008

Roadrunner Courts our Dachshunds...

If you've visited Larrapin Garden's blog, you've probably met Randy, Ricky and Rhonda, the three road runners that have visited our land at different times. Randy (a big male) hasn't been seen in a long time. Rhonda is kind of shy. Ricky, on the other hand, is kind of like an odd pet that lives in the yard and has a lizard/snake fetish.

We've told folks that Ricky has a huge crush on our weiner dogs, and regularly brings them courtship offering -- in various stages of deathly disarray -- of lizards or small snakes or large bugs. Or if pickings are slim, Ricky will settle for sticks, chunks of grass or cherry blossoms. Anyway, this is hard to believe till you see it. Since Ricky usually courts through the glass sliding doors, at first we thought he might just be seeing his reflection and be unaware of the two weenie dogs slathering on the other side. (Okay, only Buster the part jack-russell slathers, Blue is far to lazy to slather...)

But this video proves Ricky the Roadrunner has it bad for the dogs because he's flirting through a fence and can see them plainly. (And is perfectly aware they can't get to him...I know the inspiration for the roadrunner/coyote cartoon watching this bird!) So here it goes:

(NOTE: turn your volume way DOWN to eliminate the mowing going on during this video and the incessant yapping...I don't know enough about doing video to decrease it... It's 2 minutes long.)


3 comments:

Bonnie said...

So funny-maybe Ricky feels like he is going to the dog zoo and just loves to see how these "exotic" animals live.

Anonymous said...

Liz clicked on your Roadrunner+ weiner dogs video clip while Sylvia the cat was being a "graphic helper" and lazy Sylvia got up and looked all over for those barking dogs. Were they under the computer? Behind the computer? On top? INSIDE the box????? Susan

Stephen Stricklin said...

That's great. Ricky is an amazingly brave bird. The barking really got my yorkie, Kalaya's attention; she went nuts, making a trip to every window in the house. By the way, thanks for the invite. I really enjoy all the beautiful photos.