Friday, July 06, 2007

The day finally came....

...when I had to deal with the inevitable.

So, I was getting ready to head out for my July 4th 8K race. The boys (Hoss, Bud, and Tito) were outside enjoying the cooler morning air (relative, since it was already 79 at 7:00 am). I took a peek out back to make sure all was well. I saw Hoss laying in the grass, playing with something. He was acting as if he had a stuffie out there with him. Chomp, chomp, toss, chomp, chomp, chomp....I knew I hadn't put one out there with him.....I wonder what he's......OMG it isn't.......yep, OMG, yes it animal of some sort!!! Eeeeekkk! A baby bunny!!!! Where the.....what the......"HOSS!!! NO!! PUT THAT DOWN!!!"

As I went outside, freaking, Hoss chomped down on his prize and tried to calmly walk away as if he hadn't done anything wrong. I grabbed him by the collar and tried to get him to drop it. Yeah right!! Like he was going to do that, with Bud standing there, waiting anxiously for his turn with the new toy. I had to pry his jaw open to get it out, holding both Bud and Hoss at bay. This was the event that I knew would happen some day, but I didn't figure it for a while since I don't have a yard where they have free access to chase little critters.

Poor baby bunny.... :(


ricksite said...

It must be that time of year. Last Sunday, I had Jet at the dog park and he came walking out of the brush with a squeaking rabbit in his mouth. A bunch of other dogs were following him. I was able to catch up to him and I squeezed his upper cheeks against his teeth to get him to drop it. I had to squeeze a little harder than usually. He doesn't catch a rabbit everyday. I don't feel too sorry for the rabbit. It probably shouldn't have hung out in the dog park.

IHateToast said...

oh, that's hard to see. but that is why bunnies have many babies all the time. population stays stable if they replace mom and dad.

we only have feral buns, but not many where we are. my concern is that they chomp a baby possum. we have a family of them. they're not the creepy kind we had in the states.

poor bun mummy.

LittleB22 said...

bunny killer... :( (j/k I love my boy Hoss!!)

Greyt Times said...

ricksite - I hate doing the jaw squeeze! My boys are so possessive of their prize that they try to chomp down harder.

ihatetoast - you're right...population management. My mom was somewhat thankful. She had been trying to figure out a "nice way" to get rid of the bunny babies.

becca - Hoss loves you too!!!