I was innocently checking on the girlies, while the dogs had a chance to get out in the yard. The house has been under construction, so their backyard access has been a bit challenging. Anyway, Loretta flew right past me, out into the grass. Ellie (Golden Retriever) and Isabel (Heinz 57 - I think with a bit of Sheltie in her) went crazy. CHICKEN!!!! Fortunately, Gertie (Goldie- Newfoundland Mix), is afraid of our feathered friends.
Joe and I made a mad dash to grab the hounds - and I was able to get Loretta safely in my arms - and back to the coop. Poor girl! I'm anxious to give them a chance to roam the yard, but clearly, dogs must be securely in the house to do this. It was frightening!