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    DefaultTucker's keeping a vigil over a dead groundhog

    The oddest thing....we have a big field by the yard. That's where Tucker goes to pee and poop, and sometimes just to wander around.

    The past week, he started going up to a particular spot. First couple of days, he'd be standing there; I'd call him down from the field. Hub checked it out, and there's a dead groundhog laying there. Every day now, after doing his business, Tucker's going up and laying down near the groundhog, about 5 ft. away....just laying there, watching it. He's never been one to eat dead animals (once or twice chewed on a dead rabbit, though). He's not eating, nor chewing on, this groundhog. It's as though he's keeping watch, keeping a vigil over it.

    He'll lay down near it for a few minutes, then I'll call him down from it, back into the yard, and he comes.

    Just the oddest thing.....odd, yet poignant or something at the same time. :-\

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    DefaultRe: Tucker's keeping a vigil over a dead groundhog

    i think Tucker's sweet! Maybe he had a friend - and now he misses him?!?

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    tucker, you are such a gentle soul.

    "Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." ~ Corey Ford

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    Good boy, Tucker. Payton would be rolling in it :

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    Wasn't it Tucker, last year, who brought home to you a baby bird??

    Donna, I do believe that your boy has a soft, sweet soul. Just look at him! It is written all over his face!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne
    Wasn't it Tucker, last year, who brought home to you a baby bird??

    Donna, I do believe that your boy has a soft, sweet soul. Just look at him! It is written all over his face!
    Anne, yes it was him. Boy you have a good memory. He found a baby bird out of the nest, and a baby rabbit, also out of its nest. He carried them gently to me, and I asked him to 'find it', and he showed me where the nests were each time so I could put them back. He is a gentle guy.

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    Tucker is such a sweet gentle guy. My two leave the groundhogs alone, but Ginger was a groundhog hunter-stalker. Every year she would kill and bring home at least 7 or 8. In the two years since she has passed, the groundhog populations has increased.

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    DefaultRe: Tucker's keeping a vigil over a dead groundhog

    Quote Originally Posted by Djc1249
    Quote Originally Posted by Anne
    Wasn't it Tucker, last year, who brought home to you a baby bird??

    Donna, I do believe that your boy has a soft, sweet soul. Just look at him! It is written all over his face!
    Anne, yes it was him. Boy you have a good memory. He found a baby bird out of the nest, and a baby rabbit, also out of its nest. He carried them gently to me, and I asked him to 'find it', and he showed me where the nests were each time so I could put them back. He is a gentle guy.
    What a good boy!!! I love that - make sure you tell us more Tucker stories... that's just precious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtleheadfred
    Quote Originally Posted by Djc1249
    Quote Originally Posted by Anne
    Wasn't it Tucker, last year, who brought home to you a baby bird??

    Donna, I do believe that your boy has a soft, sweet soul. Just look at him! It is written all over his face!
    Anne, yes it was him. Boy you have a good memory. He found a baby bird out of the nest, and a baby rabbit, also out of its nest. He carried them gently to me, and I asked him to 'find it', and he showed me where the nests were each time so I could put them back. He is a gentle guy.
    What a good boy!!! I love that - make sure you tell us more Tucker stories... that's just precious!
    turtleheadfred (gosh I love your name..how original). If you wanna read about the babies, right under my sig pic of Tucker, you can click on his Dogster page. Scroll down on that page (diary) and you can read about the birds and baby rabbits.

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    DefaultRe: Tucker's keeping a vigil over a dead groundhog

    What a sweet boy.
    I love Tucker stories.
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