- Nov 26, 2017
- US of A
So my wife has a dog. Not one of our Rotties, those are family dogs, but a little dog. It started out as just hers but then somehow became part hers and part our two younger daughters. It's not so little that it could fit in a purse or something but it's little compared to our snarling home security animals. It is a female Boglen: half Beagle & half Boston Terrier. While the breed is supposed to end up weighing around 20-25lbs it ended up weighing about 33lbs. No doubt from being fed a lifelong diet of quality fats, proteins, veggies and NO grains not to mention getting a whole lot of exercise. This dog was acquired to be a snuggle buddy, a part time garden protector, and something the kids could treat like a baby (as in nurture and learning responsibility). What I did not expect what that this little pain in the you-know-what has also turned out to be an amazing hunter. I cannot even begin to guess how many times I have picked up a gift left for us on the patio in the form of a dead rabbit, squirrel, bird, and occasional cat. A couple of times cats with collars (yikes). Did I mention that not only is the dog a skilled hunter, she is one small chunk of muscle, and she is considerably faster than any dog her size I have ever seen? Well it's all true. A month ago we were at the BOL and this little thing kept coming back with fat toads, gophers, and other animals. Usually dead or close to it, but never mutilated. Seemed like she was more interested in the hunt than she was in the prize. When we got her I had always planned to just set her free if the S ever HTF. I have preps for the Rotties but I was certainly not going to care for or concern myself with a little half breed. Now I am starting to think that this dog might be worth her weight as a meat hunter. I might start playing with her and see if I can get to focus more on squirrels and less on cats. Although I think cats are her primary source of entertainment. That's based solely on howling and watching her go crazy when a cat walks by one of our windows.