Hello. This is The Daily Bone and I’m your humble doggie host Chester L. W. Stephens.
I had a lot of different reactions about the fact that I caught a rabbit yesterday. Some doggies thought I did a good job; and I thought I was being a great hunter. Others felt very sad about the rabbit. This continues to confuse me. I am a cocker spaniel, the smallest of the hunting doggies, so chasing, and catching small animals and birdies comes naturally to me. You'll be glad to know that I've worked very hard to learn not to bark at the nice birdies that visit our window feeder.
It's actually quite rare for a rabbit to get into our yard, and here's why: We have a chain link fence so that we doggies can run freely around as much as we want. Otherwise we'd have to be on a leash at all times as is the law in our town. My humans have made sure to block the small gaps that rabbits or other similar sized critters can fit through. (Actually this measure was enacted after the great wood chuck debacle several years ago.) So today I patrolled the perimeter of the yard to try to figure out how that rabbit got in.
After due diligence, and some careful sniffing, I concluded that the rabbit must have quite an made an effort to squeeze through the slim opening between the house and the fence as seen in the above photo. My humans will undoubtedly block up that area now too.
The next question is: why did the rabbit come into our yard in the first place? Our territory is well marked, and surely the rabbit must have been able to discern this. What could possibly have been so desirable to this rabbit?
The only thing I can figure out is this:
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