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Sassy and the killer crow


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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well I have neither. :)

 

The other night Sassy was on the balcony. I heard some noise out there. I stepped out to see what was happening. Sassy was sitting and looking up at the roof line. (This is the part where a picture would greatly help), the look on her face was...I don't know how to describe it (this is where I don't have the thousand words).

 

She looked like one of my old girl friends who was really really mad at me. No words, just the sucked in cheeks and lips that I knew I was in trouble, big trouble. I have never seen any other animal look like that. I didn't know they could do that. It stunned me.

 

So I look up to see what she is looking at. There is a crow sitting on the gutter. The crow spits something out and it lands with a clunk on the deck inches from Sassy. I look down and it is a roofing nail. I look back up and the crow takes off and Sassy is doing her grrrrr thing and skittering around.

 

Every time she has seen a crow since she is in growl and chase mode. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

 

For the want of a picture....

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Sassy Jan 22, 2005

 

AM. CH. THARRBARR LITE MY FIRE ZOMERHOF

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Apparently, crows actually give gifts to people and animals they like. Maybe Sassy was interpreting flirtation as aggression. Or she just figured Mr. Crow better realize she deserves more than a nail.

http://thewildlife.wbur.org/2015/03/12/the-secrets-of-gift-giving-crows/

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"as far as i am concerned cairns are the original spirit from which all terriers spring, and all terriers are cairns very deep down inside." pkcrossley

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Here's my take on the situation:  Sassy is a smart girl.  She knows the crow *could* have swooped down and stolen a nice chunk of steak from somebody's grill and delivered it to her.  Instead, Mr. Crow brings her a lousy nail.  Wouldn't *you* be a little miffed? :P

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Good story.  I agree - that crow must of  heard that phrase used some where.  "I was so mad I could of spit nails."  Poor Sassy was under fire - I would of been mad too Sassy. :)  Give those crows something to crow about.

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Sounds like Sassy has something to crow about....okay, sorry; but it had to be said :redflag:

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Eep! I don't blame Sassy. I would not want to have a near miss with a flying nail. Crows can figure out how to make tools so I imagine it's not a far stretch for them to make weapons either. Gives new meaning to getting dive bombed. Her face would have priceless to see though. I've never seen that expression on a dog before.

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