Theme Song Thursday: Dog’s Best Friend, Bunny’s Worst Enemy

27 Jun

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.
Milan Kundera

Our dog, Bucky, doesn’t realize he isn’t a puppy anymore. He wants to play all the time and doesn’t understand why his old buddy doesn’t share his enthusiasm. He’s always doing something goofy. Thank goodness a camera is always nearby.

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As I was writing this post, our dear little Buck scratched at the door, wanting to come in. He had something in his mouth. I couldn’t tell exactly what it was, but it wasn’t the usual stick or rock. No!!! The tiny legs protruding from his mouth, wiggling in desperation led me to believe a small creature had been captured. Yikes! Now what? I chased Buck around the yard with a broom for ten minutes yelling, “Drop it!” He jumped up on the levered door handle and ran in the house with his conquest. I finally cornered him in the family room, spritzed him with one of the many handy water spray bottles and clobbered him with the broom. (Gently clobbered) I grabbed a page from the newspaper to retrieve the stunned baby bunny and then carried him back outside. He was still alive as I placed him safely beyond the fence and away from harms way.

Poor Buck didn’t know it was bad to capture and toy with the bunny. He’s a hunting dog. It’s instinct, not malice. I think he just wanted to play with the little fury thing. It reminded me of Lennie from Steinbeck’s, “Of Mice and Men.” He just wanted to hold the soft bunny. (I hope the little thing makes it.)

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3 Responses to “Theme Song Thursday: Dog’s Best Friend, Bunny’s Worst Enemy”

  1. Dan Hennessy June 28, 2013 at 5:11 am #

    Good luck , bunny . I can’t help but think that the bunny was already sick if it was caught . Lots of excitement , though . Do dogs bring in gifts as cats do ? I imagine that the dog was as surprised as everyone else .

    • toniandrukaitisoni June 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

      I went out an hour later and the bunny was not in the same spot. Hopefully he was just stunned. My dogs are always catching baby bunnies. Yes, they try and show off their capture. My husband takes them bird hunting and they know to bring back their find. With me, they just show off and don’t want to let go. They’re good boys, just doing what they were meant to do.

    • toniandrukaitis June 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

      Submitted on 2013/06/28 at 3:52 pm | In reply to Dan Hennessy.
      I went out an hour later and the bunny was not in the same spot. Hopefully he was just stunned. My dogs are always catching baby bunnies. Yes, they try and show off their capture. My husband takes them bird hunting and they know to bring back their find. With me, they just show off and don’t want to let go. They’re good boys, just doing what they were meant to do.

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