Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Multiplying Dilemmas

Pappy may not be the fastest dog, but boy is he quick. When chasing balls he doesn't want you to throw the long bomb, he wants a worm burner that hops all over the place. I've watched a lot of dogs, and Pappy is really exceptional at catching bouncing balls at a full run. It often makes me wonder how he would react to a field full of rabbits...

But no, that would be unconscionable. He's a well fed dog, and there is no possible justification for me allowing him to terrorize little rabbitses.

Except that he needs a sense of purpose, and chasing rabbits would be a vocation that clearly suits him.

No, no, absolutely not! Unacceptable and cruel!

Well... there are going to be an awful lot of castoffs once those adorable gift Easter bunnies grow up in a few weeks...

4 comments:

Gus said...

I, Gus Dagger wft, feel you are defaming poor Pappy unfairly. Look at those eyes. Look at the intelligent and gentle demeanor. Pappy is far too civilized to chase little rabbits.

Plus, you ever heard of terriers chasing rabbits? Or voles? or those little mousie things?

However, if you do decide to try it, can me and Teka come too?

Pappy's Fella said...

No, Gus, I have read Watership Down and have far too much empathy for little bunnies. Except it would be cool...

Becky said...

when maggie needs to go out at night, we have to turn on the light in the kitchen as a warning to the raccoons who hang out by the pond in our backyard, to give them a head start. otherwise, mags is on top of them before the door is even open all the way. it's the same idea.

i never read watership down, only saw the animated version - kinda scary when you are four years old. kinda scary at twenty-nine, too.

Pappy's Fella said...

Becky,
On the racoon thing, given the needle claws and fangs you're probably doing Maggie a favor by giving them the high sign.

On the Watership Down thing, though not happy happy it's a good audio book for dog walks. On the twenty-nine thing, you can only claim that for three more weeks.