We’re not quite sure what to make of this behavior from Ellsworth. As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the flies are bad here this year, and we’re doing everything we can to fight them.

Over the last week or so though, we’ve been finding Ellsworth standing around with his mouth hanging open. Odd.

Aside from this strange behavior, it’s business as usual. There have been absolutely no other changes in his routine or behavior. He’s eating fine and plays like he always does.

Any ideas out there? We’re thinking it’s not the flehmen response. Is he just letting the flies have a party in his mouth?

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I don’t know if we’ll ever understand Meggie’s behavior. We trimmed some trees and bushes back yesterday afternoon and shared the cuttings with all of the critters. While everyone else happily dug in, it seemed that Meggie first needed to show the plum-tree branch who was in charge.