Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Smokey and the Ostriches

The gounds of Woolaroc are an animal park with many interesting animals not native to Oklahoma. One of the fenced off areas holds a number of Ostriches. Several were standing near the fence and we pulled over for a better look.

Most of you know our dog Smokey. Despite the fact that he is a pit bull terrier, he is a contender for the title of Worlds Mellowest Dog. He very seldom barks at anything and I have never heard him growl. He loves to ride in the car and usually stands behind the center console and lies across it so he can look out the front window to see where we are going. When we stopped to look at the Ostriches he stepped back to look out the side window at what he must of thought were exceptionally large chickens.

They looked at Smokey and Smokey looked at them, then he began to bark and growl. I can honestly say that I have never heard him growl before. He was not sure what these creatures were but he was prepared to protect us from them. The Ostriches did not seem particularly impressed by Smokey but were hoping we had something for them to eat. I think these were young birds from looking at their plumage. As we drove away Smokey gave a woof that seemed to say, "there, I guess I showed them!"


Elleona said... [Reply to comment]


Je comprends Smokey qui se demandait ce qu'était ces gros poulmets, hauts sur pattes et l'oeil pas chaleureux ! L'autruche sait être désagréable...
je me souviens d'une escale au Kenya où une autruche courait sur la piste d'aéroport, sur le côté heureusement. Voulait-elle faire la course avec un AirBus ?

Micki02 said... [Reply to comment]

Smokey est un brave chien, il a parfaitement défendu ses amis Bill et Susan devant les énormes autruches.
Smokey est un bon chien !

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Brave Smokey protecting you from the strange birds. The one in the middle looks as though he's laughing at you all - it's certainly not scared of some pesky, barking dog.

Lovely post.


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

They look cute and funny but apparently I read that they are not that nice. Not sure who would win, and I'd say maybe not poor Smokey...!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

If Smokey really got into it with an Ostrich I imagine the Ostrich would kick the snot out of him. But don't tell Smokey I said that. He is very sensitive.