well, it finally happened. a few days ago, the dogs caught Peter Cottontail. he was cleft in twain and entirely consumed ears and all! they were quick and efficient about it, and if it hadn't been for the fact that harriet came inside with bloody front legs, i would've never known. when it got light enough for me to go look at the scene of the murder, all that was left was a bloody spot and a few tufty bits of bunny fluff.
i'm equally impressed and grossed out. i'm also relieved that it was Mr. Bun Bun and not the little Poodly dog from across the lane. that would've made me ill.

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i'm equally impressed and grossed out.Me too. Even Harley-cat didn't waste

her time with an adult cottontail.
She'd sit there and watch and twitch
her tail, but she knew she didn't stand
a chance.
Was it an adult or a youngster?
PS: H202 on a cottonball, cloth or papertowel
will get blood off the dogs,(and carpet and other
items.)
Try not to wait until it dries, though.
Terri
i'm equally impressed and grossed out.

Me too. Even Harley-cat didn't waste her time with an adult cottontail. She'd sit there and watch and twitch her tail, but she knew she didn't stand a chance. Was it an adult or a youngster?

I dunno which is worse - finding nothing but fur and blood stained dogs, or finding just the lower half in your living room. I have no idea if the dogs got this bunny or just found the carcass - I found another dead bunny in the yard later without any visible wounds but definite signs of a violent death, so my guess is one of the three boys is trying to return to a raw diet... urgh!
I didn't think they could get adults, either, but I've watched the bunnies sometimes freeze by a tree and then dart right in front of the dogs, so I guess it can happen.
Christy
I dunno which is worse - finding nothing but fur and blood stained dogs, or finding just the lower half ... violent death, so my guess is one of the three boys is trying to return to a raw diet... urgh!

I've seen two of my dogs eat an entire rabbit without the rabbit touching the ground - chew and swallow, chew and swallow (although in Image's case there wasn't a lot of chewing). No mess, but kind of freaky.

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I dunno which is worse - finding nothing but fur and blood stained dogs, or finding just the lower half in your living room.

dead parts in the living room would definitely be grosser.
I have no idea if the dogs got this bunny or just found the carcass - I found another dead ... violent death, so my guess is one of the three boys is trying to return to a raw diet... urgh!

i found a mauled baby raccoon last summer. that freaked me out. i think a neighbor dog got it and it crawled into my yard to die. i was worried that it might be rabid, until i flipped it over with the rake and saw that it was chewed up on the under side. blech.
I didn't think they could get adults, either, but I've watched the bunnies sometimes freeze by a tree and then dart right in front of the dogs, so I guess it can happen.

i've come to the conclusion that rabbits aren't too smart. that's why Mother Nature makes lots of them.

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Me too. Even Harley-cat didn't waste her time with an adult cottontail. She'd sit there and watch and twitch her tail, but she knew she didn't stand a chance.

it was only a matter of time before they caught one. the bunnies around here are insanely plentiful (there's a thicket beside my house that they live in) and not terribly shy. you'd think they'd have some sort of Anti-Dog Radar, though, especially since the dogs are let out at the same time every single morning. maybe Mr. Cottontail's alarm clock was b0rke?
Was it an adult or a youngster?

hard to tell, since there were only tufty bits left. i haven't seen many little ones around, though, so i'm guessing he was adult-sized.
PS: H202 on a cottonball, cloth or papertowel will get blood off the dogs,(and carpet and other items.) Try not to wait until it dries, though.

i dumped her in the tub and gave her a thorough scrub-down. with elliott, i decided that what i couldn't see wouldn't give me the heebie jeebies, so i just washed his legs with some no-rinse shampoo (always a Very Good Thing to keep on-hand!).

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i dumped her in the tub and gave her a thorough scrub-down.Yeah, but she doesn't have any hair!

If I did that to mine every time, they'd be perpetually wet.
Even in my prior dry climate, it took 2 days to air dry them out. Well, the boys, not Taffy. She dries in @ 30 mins.
with
elliott, i decided that what i couldn't see wouldn't give me the heebie jeebies, so i just washed his legs with some no-rinse shampoo (always a Very Good Thing to keep on-hand!).

Brand name?
I need some of this for the boys.
Terri
Yeah, but she doesn't have any hair!

hallelujah!
If I did that to mine every time, they'd be perpetually wet. Even in my prior dry climate, it took 2 days to air dry them out. Well, the boys, not Taffy. She dries in @ 30 mins.

yeah, elliott is notnotnot wash-n-wear. i hate bathing him, because it's such a PITA to get him wet to the skin and to get him reasonably dry. it's probably been 2-2.5 years since he's had a proper bath, just because it's such a chore. luckily, he doesn't roll in nasty stuff and doesn't ever smell bad. right now, he smells like sun and snow, which is nice. i figure, if it's not b0rke, don't try to fix it, eh?
Brand name?

i use Allerpet-D (D for dogs, i presume?), for wiping harriet down before visiting my mom, who is allergic to her. i've also got some generic-ish stuff called Spot Secure, which is supposedly for "washing" dogs without interfering with spot-on flea/tick treatments. i don't know how well it works for that purpose, but it's a decent no-rinse dog wash. and, it gets out bunny blood. yay!
you should be able to find similar products at just about any feed store or pet supply shop. worst case scenario, i'm sure Petsmart carries it.
I need some of this for the boys.

it's been a life saver on several occasions!

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Brand name?

i use Allerpet-D (D for dogs, i presume?), for wiping harriet down before visiting my mom, who is allergic to ... similar products at just about any feed store or pet supply shop. worst case scenario, i'm sure Petsmart carries it.Thanks!

Today, Luke is getting a bonafide bath complete with water, shampoo and the blow dryer.
He's decided this climate says, "It's time to blow off that extra coat and bury you all!".
(Oh shut UP, Susan! And stop LAUGHING!)
Terri
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