Penny is continuing to let us know she's tired of the Hills z/d ultra low allergen diet.
Last night we decided to close off the gate from the back patio to the back garden for fear she might dine on the fresh compost I had spread on the vegetable garden. However, in a slight glitch to this clever plan, we actually locked her IN the backyard instead of locking her in the house, and sure enough there was a nice big hole in the compost. It looked about the right size to be a well-rotted (and no doubt, tasty) sweet potato.
And then, when I came home in the afternoon I found...
Penny's neck decorated with a little clump of feathers.
And what looked like a dead bird on the floor.
We were mystified, until we realised it was a feather duster.
Seeing Penny hasn't destroyed or chewed anything in the last five years or so, I think we have to take these behaviours as a sign that it's time to give her an interesting diet.
We'll go to the dermatologist as soon as we can get an appointment.