Yesterday I spent a good bit of time with what I call my war of the flies.
I spent hours attempting to calm the dogs down because several big flies had gotten inside. Those flies managed to wreak havoc with my entire afternoon.
The Dogs Frantic Fear Of Flies:
When the fly got indoors, Charlie got low to the floor and trotted as fast as he could to the bedroom.
He looked like someone crouching down under a low flying helicopter or one that was just taking off.
Once in the bedroom, he began to furiously scratch on the closet door. I got up and let him inside the closet so he could hide from the evil fly.
Charlie has lots of phobias. Most concern flying insects. Whether it be a big fly or a tiny gnat, Charlie is afraid of them.
Now Abi has taken up the phobia as well.
Usually Abi is right on my heels most of the day. I realized that I hadn’t seen her in a bit, so I got up from sitting at my computer to look for her.
This is how I found the pitiful creature.
Abi was sitting in the dark in the bathtub. It is the last place I would have thought to look for her. But this is where she decided to hide from the fly.
If there happened to be a tornado in the are, then Abi had it covered. She was in the best spot not to be blown away by an Oklahoma tornado.
I spent the afternoon with the bug zapper I ordered from Amazon chasing those darned flies. I killed one. The other fly managed to escape me.
Today this is where Charlie is focused. He’s on the bed that is against the wall watching a squirrel outside. It has been taunting him for days.
Apparently the fly either got out or died. After what it put me through, I hope it died a long and painful death.
Now Charlie is on full alert and shaking with excitement. The squirrel is only a few feet away from him with a window separating them.
It is digging in one of my flower pots.
A Dog Whisperer?
I think I need a dog whisperer. As well as someone with better aim to chase the flies with the bug zapper.
Someone who could do both would be fantastic.
If any of you know of some one with these two particular skills, please let me know.