We had just returned from a long car ride and took our Hav into the backyard to relieve himself. A very large hawk swooped down and circled him but I was able to grab him quickly and run into the house. Don't leave your small dog outside alone for even a moment!!!!!
That is terrible, and a good reminder for all of us. This was something I didn't realize with small dogs. I once heard that an animal needed to be at least 10 pounds for a hawk not to be able to lift it and take it away, but I won't take that chance.
Raccoons can be vicious. My friend's Yorkie was attacked in the face by one. The second time he encoutered a raccoon in the yard, he ran. But the raccoon attacked him from behind. Many stitches later, he is fine. It was an expensive vet bill
We had a bald eagle fly very close to the back yard. There are 4 that live around here and we see them often. The thought of one of them grabbing Rocky or Rudy is just.....well, I don't have words. They are never outside alone. Scary stuff.
With a smile,
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a
puppy licking your face. ~Bernard Williams