And now - a year to the day after Katie died - Tilly II, one of the Crettyard Crew, was mauled to death by a bastard of a terrier that some irresponsible little shit allowed to run free. Having killed one, it attacked Bella (the silkie) and Bonnie. Poor Bella lost all her tail feathers trying to defend the two of them - will have to get her to the vet to check there’s no other damage.
Heard all of them giving loud distress calls yesterday - thought it was the weather (had to keep them in all day) but now suspect that dog must have been round then, too. Nothing for it now but to keep them all in until we can build a secure run.