Monday, November 25, 2013

My Dogs the Hunters : Monday Mischief


You'll be glad there are no descriptive photos for this Monday Mischief post.  I don't think you'll want visuals.

The Talking Dogs were full of mischief on Saturday.   They fancied themselves hunters.

Just after dawn, I heard the dog daddy telling Jeffie to "drop it."  More than once.   

Jeffie had managed to run down a rabbit.  He'd brought it to the deck, ostensibly to share with us, but really didn't want to let it go.   Third "drop it" and he did.  The poor dead bunny was disposed of.

Does this look like the face of a bunny killer?

A few hours later, I was letting the dogs in when I realized Rosie had a field mouse in her mouth.  This time it was me saying "drop it."  She did.  Too late for the mouse, which was also disposed of by the dog daddy.

This was after I'd seen Rudy catch a vole and pass it off to Rosie to play with.  At our house, there wasn't just poop to pick up in the yard this weekend!

I think Rosie is thanking Rudy for the vole!


Saturday afternoon Rosie, who had obviously carried on in hunting mode, managed to get all the way into the house.  She dropped her mouse in the kitchen.  Do you think she wanted it roasted or something?   Anyway, once again the dog daddy was put into service for dead mouse disposal.


Mama, would you fry up this mousie for me?

When the FedEx man came by a little later, I couldn't help thinking he was lucky he came to the front door since the dogs were in such a blood thirsty mood!

Ironically, when I was catching up on Facebook, I spied Freighter, who really is a hunting dog, zonked out napping!

Thankfully, none of the dogs wants to eat their kills.  They're retrievers.  They love to carry them around and/or bring them to the house to share with us!  

Rabbits, birds, voles - we're used to.   I guess with our cat Skeeter getting up in years, she's decided she's retired and is passing the mouse hunting along to the canines.

It appears Skeeter has trained them well! 

Thank you to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!   

21 comments:

  1. LOL...Better send the alert out to all the little critters to stay out of your yard.

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  2. The few years that dogs have been expected just to be house pets can't erase the centuries when they were expected to help humans find food. Some instincts are still very strong even in Poodles and Chihuahuas.

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  3. Oh dear. Everyone seemed to be in hunting mode this weekend! I love a good hunt too.
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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  4. Rooo that's some pawsome mischief right there! The wabbit sounds very tasty *Waggy tail*

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  5. Rita is impressed with Jeffie's hunting skills! Since Rita's nickname is "Bunny" I'm pretty sure it was a secret love message from him to her! Rita (as I blogged about before) has also killed and brought us a mouse, and she killed a bird once and then wanted to play hacky-sack with it. We live with wild animals!

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  6. Oh fun! I really wish my two were better at catching rodents. They chase mice and bunnies all day long, but rarely do they catch them. :(

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  7. I am here to congratulate Skeeter on training your dogs so well. ~Tuxedo Jack from 2catsandacattledog.com

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  8. Congratulations on the fine catches, pals! I usually race out, grab the wabbit, immediately break the neck, bring it to Mom, drop it because I don't need it anymore and I am on my way. I think I need to catch another one...it has been a while and I need to see to it that Bailie does it properly too.

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  9. Congratulations on keeping your territory rodent free! Mr. N says he should have rodent killing privileges too. I had to pull him away from a rabbit the other day.

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  10. Too funny...just like my guys...never so many dead bodies in one day though!

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  11. Beautiful dogs and great pics of them.

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  12. What a bunch of silly dogs. Sure glad they didn't eat them. Get bad parasites from eating rodents. Yuck

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  13. LOL yep Freighter was snoozing away on Saturday. I guess he was happy to know that your doggies were picking up the slack!

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  14. Oh yeah! We know all about this!! Chloe is an excellent retriever...even though she is a bichon!! LadyBug could care less. Chloe is so fast that she has actually caught a chipmunk in her mouth...which I had to retrieve OUT of her mouth and put the poor thing back on the ground so it could run away!! The poor thing was shaking like you wouldn't believe!!

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  15. I saw you post about this on Facebook and wanted to leave a comment but was on my phone and couldn't at the time. Anyways, apparently Shiner finally caught something! My daughter told me that she had a mouse on the couch and that she ate it... which is gross to me! Lily's description was funny though.

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  16. Hahaha sounds like they had loads of fun hunting:-)

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  17. Very impressive hunting...tis the season!

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  18. Does not at all look like a bunny killer!

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  19. Fun to chase. I guess now they know what it's like when they actually catch them. The fun ends. So sad. :( Pierson caught and killed a bunny too. After he killed it, he dropped it and kept looking at it, waiting for it to pop back up and run so he could chase it again.

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  20. Our guys are quite the hunters too. Not worried about surviving Zombie apocalypse LOL

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  21. Wow, they sure are keeping you busy!! I just chase the squirrels, but they only run along the fence, they're not brave enough to actually come into the garden! :)

    I hope you're having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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