They all touched down in the big pines surrounding my yard, and sang for about half an hour. The noise was deafening, but amazing. I think they were red winged blackbirds.
This is NOT so great:
That’s after ONE potty trip, and right after those mats were freshly washed. The mud out here is so frustrating – no amount of dog paw wiping or floor mats seems to help :( I am a fairly fastidious housekeeper (at least for the visible bits) and I’ve nearly worn out the mop. The bedroom carpet is already a lost cause and it was pretty well brand new two weeks ago.
It does not help when Wootie decides to surreptitiously bury his knuckle bone in the mud during a potty trip.