Good news and bad news.

It’s the same news.

Do you see it? It’s a juvenile owl, sleeping in one of our mesquite trees at 2:30 in the afternoon. The good news is that the neighborhood has more birds. The bad news is that we don’t see the parents and there have been cases of owls preying on small dogs. Kaci and Kali are not allowed outside when it’s dark without being on leash. Hey owl, go pick on some squirrels.

About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

33 comments on “Good news and bad news.

  1. That’s one cool looking bird. I worry about the big owl and hawks and Falcons I’ve seen around here. Xena is only 15 pounds. Glad you’re keeping the pups safe.

  2. Yikes! We have owls and hawks around here and they definitely will go after cats and squirrels.


  3. We see turkey vultures every once in a while. We have never seen any owls. Be Careful.

  4. We don’t see them but at night we DO hear owls hooting and sometimes we hear a lot of screeching too…maybe a prey of said owls?
    We do have plenty of hawks around here, and sometimes falcons, apparently there are so me bald eagles around too , though we have not seen those, probably we are still a bit too civilized with cars and peeps all around.

    Hope that owl friend of yours will find food in the rodent category…and maybe his/her parents.

  5. Preying on small dogs! Yikes!! We think squirrels would make a good dinner…but maybe rattlesnake would be even better.

  6. Whoa…that is quite the sight! Here’s hoping the pupsters (and you too of course) stay happy and safe in 2020. Happy New Year to the whole hee-haw gang, Kismet.

  7. Tell that owl to go eat snake!
    Sugar Billy

  8. At least there are no lions, tigers or bears, oh my! But we also have birds of prey and coyotes.

  9. Yeah, we have those coyote problems also, We do have the roadrunners to distract them.

  10. Eeek, I didn’t know owls do that to dogs, that’s awful. I thought it was just hawks.

  11. OMD, hope everything is ok!! Happy New Year Kismet and family!!

    Pinot xo

  12. Oh dear! You wants me to come overs and stand guard??? I don’t thinks that owl could lift my big arse up if he tried! BOL!!! Seriously, be careful my furiends…..or just have Kismet pay the dude off with sunflower seeds….☺
    Ruby ♥

  13. Wow, that is a Big Bird. Good job he’s outside Kismet!!

  14. And it’s a good thing that no dog is inside him.

  15. Hi Kismet! Wow, I’ve never seen owl in my life… well except the ones on the screen. Keep eye on your doggie siblings, ok? 🙂

    Pinot xo

  16. Yeah, they can body snatch (little dogs)

  17. We have some HUGE owls here in Northern Idaho. We love to look at them…from a distance and from inside the house!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

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