We live in Doggie Heaven. There is a headland nearby where dogs can go for long walks, jump around like loonies and try to chase rabbits. St. Peter’s woods is also close, complete with a river where dogs can go for a swim, if not they could also get all wet, smelly and chase seagulls down in the harbour.
Our dog Mutly liked to chase them, the rabbits. But he was never lucky and never got around to catching one. As mentioned on this post, we used to laugh and say he was a big joke in Bunny land, where bunnies liked to gather around the fire and talk and make fun about what a slow-poke he was. I bet he was a legend!
We used to have rescue dog named Lila. She was a hunter. She came bounding up to us one day with a poor rabbit in her mouth. I was so shocked. She turned out to be a disturbed dog, not because she liked to kill rabbits, but she just turned on us on a few occasions. When it became too frightening, we decided to take her back. I still feel guilty about that now, especially when I think about what they must have done to her.
And then there’s Doc, hope he grows up to be a lot like the Mutt, already he is looking a bit like him. Since he was a rescued pup, they were never really sure what kind of breed he was. They though that he was a collie x lurcher. But seeing Doc now, my husband and I think Mutly was a Bedlington cross too.
Doc loves the headland. We don’t put him off the leash yet, the vet said only to do it when we’re confident that he’d answer to our call – hopefully that will happen soon. I doubt if he’ll chase rabbits though. I bet the bunnies will take one look at him and say “Oh no, not another Mutt!” And they’ll go home and tell everyone that the Mutt has been reincarnated. I wonder if rabbits believe in reincarnation? Do you?
This post is linked-up with Coombe Mill’s Country Kids.