The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Killer Dog

20131115 023For the last few days, Shorty and Dusty have been very interested in a pile of the pallets behind the feed shed.  I found out why today, when I heard a flurry of movement and saw that Dusty had actually caught a rabbit.  She dispatched it very quickly with a quick shake then a crunch to the head that popped the poor bunnies eye out.  I also caught another rat in the trap, so it was a good day for vermin management on the farm.    I knew Dusty had a strong prey drive and this brought home the difference between her and Shorty.  I wonder how many she would have caught if she wasn’t hampered by her reconstructed knees.   She also gets a little bit too excited around the baby goats for my liking, I make her sit outside the fence, but if the goats get vocal about their food, Dusty whimpers and froths at the mouth.  She has stuck her head through the fence a few times and been zapped on the electric wire, but that doesn’t send her away.

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