We have been dogsitting Ruby and Maxi this week. On Sunday, I happened to look out the window and spied this huge owl perched directly above the fence, casually glancing over at the dogs at play. This is only my third sighting of an owl ever. The weird thing is that it was noonish, and they are supposedly nocturnal. Ruby just pranced and danced around the yard, eagerly licking Clover's mouth whenever she got a chance, oblivious to the fact there was a stalker in her midst. We have heard this owl before while dogsitting---one night we were woken up by him and some friends partying late night, around 2am. It sounded like a turkey festival with a laugh-off competition. They were definitely having good times. It even made Stuart and I join in the laughing as the noises were so strangely amusing. Luckily we think Ruby has gotten fierce enough, as you can tell by these pics, to fend for herself.