My kids are into it – big time.
We watch and read lots of National Geographic, Discovery Channel, are members of our local zoo, and these kids pretty much love anything that has to do with animals.
It was a real obvious treat a couple years when we spotted not one but two bald eagles flying around our neighborhood and at a pond nearby. Heck, I’d never seen one my entire life in the wild, so it was a treat for me too.
We hadn’t seen them since the early Spring, but the last few days one has been flying around our house. I thought the bird sighting was a cool coincidence since it was 4th of July weekend, but the kids became worried when they saw the bird of prey flying lower than normal this morning. I, however, didn’t realize they were worried until I went to check on them and found this scene in the backyard:
Worried that our small, fluffy white dog might look appetizing, the kids decided to make him look a little more street tough.
“An eagle might try to eat a dog, but I doubt he’d mess with a triceratops with wings,” my 6yr old explained.
Just in case that wouldn’t deter a predatory bird, they accompanied him with wands and swords, but I also tried to explain to them that an eagle might be able to get a really small dog, but not likely our 15lb fluff ball. Of course my word means little, so I had to Google it for verification.
“Maybe we should leave it on just in case,” my 5yr old suggested with a quiver in her voice.
So for my friends and neighbors, who might spot a triceratops with wings running around my outside my house, get used to it. This is how Baxter will be using the bathroom until the eagle has landed.