Sam has lost de power of de woof over the chickens at last.
He likes to lay on the slabs a little way off the wire and wait until one of the chickens settles down in the loose dirt for a nice long dust bath. Then he slowly crawls up to the wire and bounces onto his feet and gives out a loud 'WULF'. Until today, this has resulted in whoever the victim is jumping up and flapping away, while he smugly trots off singing 'I gotta chicken, I gotta chicken.'
Today however, he tried it -- and the chicken just lay there and glared at him. This had amusement value so I just watched to see what happened next. Sam lay down, then bounced up again. Chicken stayed where it was and flapped a lazy wing. Sam gives it one more try with a bark best described as 'wo-of?'
The chicken turned its back and flicked dust over him twice.
De power of de Woof has ended, and a rather dejected dog had to be consoled that all good things must end with a pigs ear and his favourite chewie. The Human is giving restrained giggles, because it's bad form to laugh outright at a Rottweiler.