I do, even though one comes each night to try to eat Matilda......
Many of you are aware I have a tiny little poodle, Matilda, who weighs under 3 kilos. She looks like a little baby lamb. Even though my dogs are inside dogs, they do enjoy a little frolic in the garden, including in the evenings.
A horrible thought occurred to me. Could he be coming with the intention of turning Matilda into owl food? Everyone laughed at me but being slightly neurotic I rang the Healesville Sanctuary to ask their advice.
Robyn at the Sanctuary was excited as we could have a Powerful Owl, which are an endangered species. She said it was possible that any of my dogs could be taken as these owls can take brush tail possums, koalas and even small wallabys.
In the past we have only had Tawney Frogmouths so it is exciting to have this wild creature visit us but it has led to lots of work for my poor DH as, at my insistence, we have had to section off part of the garden for the dogs at night, complete with bistro blinds, shade sails and a garden gate. Lucky he loves me.
I've just found this fabulous site and Shivani has the most wonderful owl calendar to share. I've already made a couple. Check it out I'm sure you'll love it. Click HERE
(The image at the top is not a powerful owl but it is gorgeous and comes from Karen at the Graphics Fairy. She has wonderful free clip art. I love her site.)