Theo and I were having our morning park walk this morning with Fergus the Amazing Robotic Border Collie Fetching Machine and his mom. At one point Theo dashed into the tall grass and started play bowing and yipping his high puppy yip (which usually means, "HALP! My ball has gone under the couch and I can't reach it!"). I ran over to see what was going on, and there was a little fat vole out of his hole, standing straight up, baring his (or her--how the hell could you tell?) two little buck teeth and hissing menacingly at Theo. Theo was play-bowing, wagging, bouncing around in circles, and pawing at it in a playful manner. When I realized that he didn't seem like he was going to hurt it, I just started laughing.
CRUNCH. Theo just swooped down and picked the damn thing up in his mouth and bore down. He was standing there, mouth full, with the tail sticking out of one side of his mouth and eyes like saucers, as if to say, "Uh oh. I really didn't think this one through. What do I do NOW?" I asked him to drop, and of course he didn't, so I pried my fingers in his jaw; he opened, and the poor little vole fell out, looking much the worse for wear. Had he been a cartoon he would have had Xs for eyes.
Godspeed, little vole. If I had known, I would have tried harder to protect you. Meanwhile, I'm looking at Theo a little bit differently today. You're a *retriever,* dude. Not a *terrier.* Soft mouth. Soft mouth. :
I'm sure Theo will redeem himself. Besides the redemption might be more fodder for another great story!
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Ot oh Theo!
Autumn caught and killed her SECOND rabbit yesterday..... :-X
Autumn = hound = allowed to slaughter cute baby bunnies.Originally Posted by deneen
As Nietzsche said, we can't grudge the wolves for wanting to kill the sheep, can we?
doesn't bother me. i'm not a Tennessee van. ;D
mostly, i'm glad theo didn't get hurt during the vole incident.
a list of "undesirable traits" you say?
bite your tongue!
theo is the perfect labrador.
come to georgia, theo boy, sunjin will take good care of you and give you the adoration you deserve.
"Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." ~ Corey Ford
Rut Roh Theo.
Those things are nasty...better be careful. They don't make good squeeky toys.
Oh Theo....you were just having fun. Abby has killed several rabbits & I always feel bad. I can't believe she is so fast. :
Dude. Theo, you make Aly hot.
I'm Jenn. Keeper of two labs in my home and one forever in my heart.
Throw the ball, damn it!
I do say.Originally Posted by luke from georgia
Last year he completed his Versatile Poop Eater title (at least three different species within a year--cat, dog, bum)
He added that to his VSRX title (Variable Surface Rolling, Excellent--poop, dead seal, dead fish, dead bird)
He has his Picnic Disruption (PD) title, and he just needs to grab a hamburger out of someone's hand to get the PDX.
Wow, it adds up, doesn't it? I'm a terrible owner. :-\ I blame the facts that our off-leash dog park is (1) on the bay, and (2) has picnic tables within its borders.
I can understand...play with the vole, kill the vole, play with the vole, kill the vole. It was one of those split-second decisions that you regret a split second later.
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