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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Face of a Killer

Another gruesome death.

I was not witness to it. Thank god.

A few days ago, MiMi and I got up and I saw all the dogs except Lucy. I asked MiMi where Lucy was and she went outside. When she returned, she had a somber face.

What's wrong?

MiMi says to me "Lucy killed a bunny."

What?! I gasped. I remember, the very evening before, seeing a big beautiful bunny sitting in our yard. It is a familiar face as I see this bunny often in our yard. It is either the mommy bunny, or the baby bunny that is now grown, that I have seen hopping alongside its mother. It seemed quite impossible for my little Lucy to kill such a big animal.

I walked outside to see Tim: Lucy killed a bunny? Yes, he said. A baby one.

Oh god.

And as he explained it: he was out, with Lucy on a leash, watering the plants, when he noticed Lucy lurching in and out of the bushes. He thought she was being the usual "stupid" by chasing the water he was spraying. Then he saw a big pounce and knew something was up. When he pulled her out, he saw the defenseless creature in her mouth. He picked her up by her nape, to try to get her to release and she would not. He even aimed the hose of water, right into her face, to no avail. I don't know the rest of the details. I don't want to know.

Unbelievable, how this small, cute creature could be so cruel. But, she is an animal. And I reminded my girls, who love to just flash their face into hers, how violent a dog can get...after all, they are just animals.

I'm not a big fan of what mother nature is capable of. I prefer to look away, put my hands over my ears, singing LALALALALALA as to block at the reality. I'll have to keep a critical eye on this one as she has done things that no other dog I have owned has ever done.

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