Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We did launch her at a tree that must have had four or five squirrels in it. They had been foraging on the ground, but as we proceeded to get the hawk out and geared up, and walked their way, they scampered up. However, it did them very little good. Hit Girl was determined she was eating something fresh today. She engaged the squirrels quickly, and before too many minutes was on the ground with her catch for the day. I traded her off onto some food on the lure, and decided I would fly her some more because she really had not had enough exercise. The trade went poorly, and she proceeded to sulk for about 15 minutes, not engaging any more squirrels for that time. We mostly walked around the park tapping trees for her but she didn't seem too interested. After awhile the sulking stopped, so like to a teenager they are, and she got back into the game.
We got Sassy out after Hit Girl, but she made an absolute bee-line towards the hanging deer, and then discovered there was a gut pile in the woods behind it. It looked like perfectly good food to her! I was glad the hunters never came around as I had to get near their deer to dissuade Sassy from her goal and bring her back to the fist. No flying for her on this day. We fed her and returned to the farm.
The evening was spent watching the results of the election, and finishing up our laundry. I am pleased with the outcome, for many reasons. I do not express much if any of my political views here on this blog, and I know my relatives on my side of the family don't care for the outcome . . . but I also know they almost never come out here and read my blog. I also don't care what they think about me! I've been an odd duck to my family, and many times to society in general, for a long time. Thankfully for me I have found a wonderful husband who loves me, despite my obsession for big dangerous birds with sharp beaks and pointy toes, and does not mind the dead bodies in the refrigerator. ♥ Love ya Rich!! ♥