No, not Darla, the wild turkey by the fence in the rear. (Click on photo for larger image.) A year ago I had a post about a wild turkey wandering around the front yard, oblivious to the dogs -- and vice versa. Well, fast forward a year and here we go again. And you can tell that Darla -- who is able to see now -- is paying no attention at all to the turkey in the yard. Neither were any of the other dogs on the front porch.
It wasn't because the turkey hen was discreetly staying along the back fenceline, either -- she was wandering around, unconcerned by the dogs:
In what seems to be an annual event now, the rest of the flock was off to the left under the apple trees. Eventually satisfied that there was nothing good left to eat in the yard, she flew up and away to rejoin her friends.
Somehow we missed this when it first appeared on the Shelter Challenge blog back in September, but according to the staff there the Rolling Dog Farm "holds the record high for cash grants" since the contest started. With a total of $46,000 in grants, it's "one of the highest and most consistent run of 'wins' in the history of the Challenge...." Click on this image for a larger version of the screenshot:
Thanks to all of you who made this possible with your dedicated votes for the animals here!