What? Death is a mature subject!
While my Geordie was quite the hunter, Toby hasn’t really followed in his footsteps (paw prints?). That is what made his killing of this chipmunk so surprising. Toby was really proud of himself, and I guess part of me was as well…until I saw the chipmunk’s brother looking bereft at the feet of an angel statue nearby. Perhaps it was actually shock at having been nearly killed by a vicious animal, but I read sadness and loss in his body posture.
Yet, what a hypocrite I am. Those blasted little rotters did a number of my truck in previous years. They chewed up all the insulation under the hood and gnawed on my cables. I wished them all dead.
So what is the lesson from this encounter? I guess mostly that I am stupid and anthropomorphize vermin. Unless, perhaps, by not better supervising my pup, I have allowed him to create Mexican Joker Chipmunk…..
You think too much. I am a good killer!
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ITS ALIKE WHEN CELT CAUGHT AND KILLED ONE OF MY FAMILY OF SQUIRRELS !! DON’T KNOW WHO WAS MORE SURPRISED… ME …. CELT… OR THE SQUIRREL !!!!!!
I TRIED TO EXPLAIN TO CELT THAT EMILY WAS FAMILY !!! HE DIDN’T GET IT !!
WE ARE NOT FOOLS. WE ARE DECENT LOVING HUMANS
Oh no! Was Emily related to Albert? I know how much you love watching that family. *hugs* 💕
Oh dear, it’s always shocking when our beloved fur babies reveal their true animal nature, isn’t it?
It was a shock with Toby. Geordie never hid his instincts. Have any of your pups been killers?
Not yet but I know Maverick has potential. Max would bring me dead critters sometimes but they were killed by hawks. I freaked out the first time I saw a hawk swoop down and fly off with a chipmunk!
Cairn Terriers are much like Great Whites. Once they get a taste of blood they are forever maneaters or, in this case, chipmunk eaters. No, come to think of it, Bitey T has nipped you a few times – he’s officially a (wo)maneater. I guess you cannot take the terror out of the Terrier.
It should have been a clue when he was advertised as a “terrorist puppy”. ☹️
Personally, I heard the little bastard had it coming.
Ah! The circle of life! Those instincts are strong!
Guess What?! I heard that Chip ‘n Dale are now working at Chippendales! 😮 😛 They really know how to shake their tails! 😉 😀
PATS and RUBS!!!