He was a good mouse

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This evening, Sofia ran through her usual routine of upsetting the wood pile trying to forage for the wee mouse.. This time he escaped the wood, but not the DoberJaws of the Diva.
She swooped down on it and captured the tiny creature and ran off to the far end of the yard.
" NO!"
" Sofia,DROP IT!"
" LEAVE IT!"
Too late, as her head arched up to the sky in silent benediction and blessings to the mouse god in the sky, we all watched a three inch tail slither down her throat, sucked down like a strand of spaghetti.
So far, no ill effects.. hoping to "find" it tomorrow in Mt. Doberman

Lk

I couldn't find the right smiley , but it's the one that says ROTFLMAO .

I got this mental picture of the whole ordeal and could just see the look on your face .

EEEEKK !

And the look on Sofia's face .

SUP ?

Don't worry about the doba diva , she just had a small but protein filled snack . Me thinks she'll be watching the wood pile alot closer from now on . She got a treat for a job well done .

Oh , and Mt Doberman , well it'll be a bit furrier in the morning .

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That's hilarious Lady Kate!!   What a great story and Sofia sounds like a wonderful dog :)

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That's it,now she's got a taste for fresh blood......You've officially got a killer now.It starts with mice,then rabbits and squirrels.People can't be far behind.

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You've got yourself a mouser!  Sofia's instincts are amazing.. she's going to clear your yard of all vermin and you didn't even need a cat or a little terrier to get it done.

Just a side note.. if she's on a heartworm prevention they usually include a dewormer but just in case if she makes a habit of this you might want to pick an additional one up from the vet next time you drop by.  :)

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o man!!  We have 3 very active cats, so we're pretty much guaranteed to never see a mouse, in about 5 years of having our first cat, (they're 5, 3, and 1) we've seen 1 mouse, but we live in an area that most people see them regularly.  Any mouse that comes in is instant game over, Dakota will probably never have the chance to see one.  Can't believe she wolfed it down though!

let's hope it doesn't come out "tail first", that would be quite the sight lol.

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HA, that's funny - no harm though, it's what they do....

 

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Awwwww; poor mousey!  I can't believe Sophia ate him!!! (That wasn't the happy ending I was expecting.)  She probably wanted to give you a big, wet kiss afterwards!  I think I would pass out.  Ginger killed a sparrow a few weeks ago.  Thank god she didn't eat it or I would have gotten sick.

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Sufficed to say the "outcome" sets a new bar on the "eeeeuuuwwww" meter

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Wronng that is sooo wrong... YUCK!

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No people - it's part of their prey instinct and nature. Don't forget the Pinscher part of the name. Pinscher in German translates as Terrier. Most people would ask what Pinscher meant and informed, would comment they are not Terriers, they're too big, so most are dropping it.

They are also prodigious diggers - also from the Terriers.

Back in the early 50's, a Canadian Biologist named Farley Mowat wrote a book called "Living With Wolves". In the book he spent a year studying a particular pack of wolves, and while his studies included what everyone knew that they hunted and brought down the big game, he also wrote that the pack subsisted on field mice when the big game was not around.

I once had a fawn female whose prey instinct was so strong she would stalk and kill neighorhood cats. When my neice visited and brought her cat, I set her up in the MBR so she would have the master bath for the litterbox and could feed and water her cat there. Heidi spent the entire week with her nose jammed into the corner of the door and door jamb on alert. She knew that cat was in there and was determined to get it. She did not.

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O yes... Bella has a high prey drive as well.. She has caught a bird in mid flight and brought me one squirrell as a present.. She waits at the back door when I open it for her to go out, surveys the yard and launches out at full speed after anything inside "her" yard.. I swear one day she will run head first into the hickory trees chasing after those darn squirrells..

As for digging, I Have ankle breakers all over the yard.. Bella is atempting to kill the Mole population I believe..  No Big hole just big enough to step in and lose a foot..

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OMG Rick.. I can TRULY see Heidi with her nose pressed against the door jam, ears forward, nose twitching, nub going... Sofia does the same thing when she knows there's a 'monster' to attack outside. She was half way up a tree after a squirrel once before she realized she really isn't equipped to climb and LLL yes, she does the same thing as Bella. I have to look out the sliders to make sure it's "all clear" before I let her out as she will barrel outside and make the rounds ( Mike calls it "checking her traps") I did write about the Hated Hare she caught and brought inside to bathe. THAT was a surprise, her maternal instinct won over that time. But not so much for the wee mouse.. slurp, gulp, slither.

Have found an outlet for her digging drive..There's a place across the road on the 8th fairway,. right under a huge ficus tree.. A new 'rough' has been developed. The golfers are not amused.

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Sounds like Sounds like Ms. Sophia is up to her tricks again!  She sounds like a real character :)

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Hi rgreen4, I saw that movie "Living with Wolves."  I think it was a Disney movie.  It was really great.  As I remember it, Farley wound up eating mice himself as he ran out of food.

Kate, not to be indelicate, but did you notice anything in Sophia's poop the next day?

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uh huh.. see the thread posted on the 28th

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Lady Kate said: Have found an outlet for her digging drive..There's a place across the road on the 8th fairway,. right under a huge ficus tree.. A new 'rough' has been developed. The golfers are not amused.

Way to go Gir! Those golfers think they own the world, but Sophia knows better - she does.

 

Gingersmom - I actually haven't seen the movie, I read the book in graduate school. We had a managment professor whose assignment was for each team to find an alternative for bureaucracy. Each team was composed of three students. Since all of our team members liked dogs, we studied the wolves. Very fascinating, but the prof didn't agree. No one satisfied him with the alternative and some were really weird.

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Sofia,  

Your Lady said "Lobster Tails"

Luv ya (from a distance;)

Leo

Well at least that is better than Romeo on one of our walks reached down to grab something very quickly. All I could see was what I though was a tail sticking out of his mouth. Much to my horror as I was trying to get it out found out it was a tampon YUCK, YUCK, YUUUUUCCCKK! Dogs!

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And Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner

On the scale of one to ten on the 'eeeeeuuuuuwww meter' Romeo has just hit magic 11!!

Congratulations Romeo, you wild child.. you've set a new bar!

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LK you are right. At least an 11, maybe an 11 1/2.

What can I say I knew he would be a winner at something lol!

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Ewwwww!!!!!  You just gotta laugh! 

Has anyone ever seen that show "My dog Ate What!?"  It is really something.  It is truly unbelievable what some dogs will eat.  They had a yellow lab on that ate an entire ear of corn that a little girl had dropped, with the holder things still stuck in the ends.  Didn't even chew it - it went down in one perfect piece.  Of course they had to do surgery.  The vet pulled it out of his stomach fully intact.  She said she had never seen anything like it.  Then they had a bulldog on who had eaten 32 binkies (pacifiers - this couple had twin boys).  They had to do surgery on him, too, and fished them all out.  The owners said other than a little vomiting, they didn't know he was sick.  Just took him in to get him checked out and maybe some pills.  The vet said the binkies had been in there a long time!

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I've watched that show with  horror and fascination.. It seems inconceivable what they will eat..

I am so lucky that Sofia rarely eats anything that's not handed to her.. prey excluded.. she found a decapitated bunny the other day on her walk and thought that would make a tasty appetizer.. Blood Lust I suppose!

Patriot writes:

"That's it,now she's got a taste for fresh blood......You've officially got a killer now.It starts with mice,then rabbits and squirrels.People can't be far behind."

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On the radio the other day they were talking about a do that was not feeling well, so the owner took him to the vet. After the Vet x-rayed his abdomen, there was a large mass in the stomach. It turned out to be 131 pennies the dog had eaten. Did not quite pay the vet bill.

I would have thought the pennies would have passed out of the system maybe not the entire 131 of them that is a lot of pennies! I wonder if the dog ate it at once or over a period of time.
We had a Rottwieler once that while in the car got my husbands fishing pole and ate the hook. When I came back to the car I saw the line sticking out of the mouth and I looked in the throat but couldn't see the end of it. I knew that a hook was on the other end so I rushed her to the vet. They took X-rays and sure enough they could see the hook in the stomach while the line was still in her mouth. I left her there for a VERY expensive surgery that they couldn't guarantee she would be okay for some reason. When I got back home and relayed the story to my husband he insisted we were going to pick the dog back up that he was not going to pay that kind of money. I cried and cried but went with him to pick up the dog. The vet that released her to us told us to feed her celery with peanut butter and sure enough the celery wound around the line and the fish hook and she barfed the entire thing up. I was one THANKFUL dog owner. Now I'm extremely careful what is in the cars!