8.31.2009

Nina is for the birds....

So this afternoon, I was doing my weekly Maintenance Connection documentation work from home - which means I get some "quality time" with the pup. She typically spends the day asleep on my lap or right below my feet. Occasionally though, when I'm going to give my eyes and backside a break, I'll take Nina out onto our back patio where she loves to just walk around get some rays. I'll pour some iced coffee and just relax out there for a few minutes until we get back to work.


Well, today I was walking to sliding door to open it up, and I remembered that I had a scheduled phone meeting around that time with my supervisor. So I almost let her out, but decided to just open the blinds a little bit and let her enjoy some sun!


About 1 minute later, I heard her barking frantically. I had a feeling I should go check it out. I walked over to the window, and what did I see, but a HUGE HAWK perched on our balcony railing staring at Nina like she was a field-mouse. This thing was so gorgeous and so big! (the pictures don't do it justice). It was totally majestic and was about 3 feet away from me. I grabbed my camera and snapped a few shots of that bad boy through the blinds/door screen/smudgy window. It sat there for a good minute or so, until I got risky and tried opening the door. It was incredible when it flew away though. It's wingspan was just amazing. Check it out...


I have no doubt though, that if I would have let little Nina out onto that patio while I made my call, she would have been bird food! That hawk was about twice her size with some mean claws! Thank God (and my supervisor) though....'cause Nina is safe and sound watching the birdies from afar!
(btw - she's been "shaking hands" like crazy lately, but that's for another post...)
-Mr. T

4 comments:

lindsey brooke said...

wowee!

Lindsay said...

poor little nina. probably scared her to death! great pics as always!

May said...

Dad loves these pictures! Don't let my grandpuppy I mean Nina out on that patio alone!

Mr. Tharpey said...

i totally thought to myself "dad would really dig these hawk photos"

don't worry...we're keeping Nina under adult supervision at all times...