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During the evening, I take Sophie and Leia out to the front yard for some off-leash play. The two of them run around like idiots.. wrestling and playing tug with a rope toy. I sit on a step stool and supervise.

This evening, they were playing as usual. Suddenly, Sophie took off around the side of the house with Leia bringing up the rear. (Leia can't come close to keeping up with Sophie.. yet.)

I went around the side of the house, only to find Sophie just standing there. I couldn't see Leia. I walked around the pool area calling her. She usually comes to me right away, so when she didn't come, I had a moment of fear.

As I walked around the pool, I could hear a noise coming from under the deck. I bent over to take a look.. only to see Leia chomping down on a dead squirrel! **panic**. I couldn't reach her, so I went in the house to grab the broom to get the squirrel away from her. It didn't take me 20 seconds to get back out there, but by then Leia and squirrel weren't under the deck any longer. **super panic**.

I took a quick look around the yard. I spotted Leia under a lawn chair gnawing away at the squirrel. Ick. I grabbed her up and brought her inside. I put her in her crate so I could keep a good eye on her in case she got sick.

The squirrel was 'fresh'. Apparently, Sophie had caught it and stashed it away in 'her' spot outside. Yep, having Leia is bringing Sophie further out of her neurotic shell. She's DEFINITELY acting more like a Rat Terrier!


I've been thinking about doing raw with Leia in the future.. but, this is NOT what I had in mind. :razz:
 

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eeewww I agree, gross! lol .. my Nexus loves to chase the little furry buggers too, but has never caught one, I dont know what I would do if she ever did, I hope I dont ever find out lol.
 
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Oh, Lord forbid! :spanka:
If you have cats, the best thing you can do is NEVER let the dog see the box or get interested. Once they find the "treats" it's horribly hard to convince them to leave them alone. None of my dogs even know what a cat box is per se. I have a baby gate up and my cat boxes are in that room and it's where I feed the cats also. It's much easier to prevent the problem vs fixing it.
 

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If you have cats, the best thing you can do is NEVER let the dog see the box or get interested. Once they find the "treats" it's horribly hard to convince them to leave them alone. None of my dogs even know what a cat box is per se. I have a baby gate up and my cat boxes are in that room and it's where I feed the cats also. It's much easier to prevent the problem vs fixing it.

I have one cat inside. His litter box is in my master bath. It's a top loader. Leia has never been in there.. and won't be allowed!

I have a baby gate up at the den door. She doesn't have free reign of the house yet.
 

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If you have cats, the best thing you can do is NEVER let the dog see the box or get interested. Once they find the "treats" it's horribly hard to convince them to leave them alone. None of my dogs even know what a cat box is per se. I have a baby gate up and my cat boxes are in that room and it's where I feed the cats also. It's much easier to prevent the problem vs fixing it.
Dammit. I wish I knew this 5 months ago! Oh how he loves his kitty's treats.

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The most gross thing ever is watching a dobie rip into a furry or feathery creature. Dartagnan got a hold of a rather large duck in the back yard. Before I could yell out, "HE HAS A DUCK", it was dead and ripped apart. Dartagnan looked like he was tared and feathered. I let my husband take care of the "parts" left in the back yard and then the dog. He was covered in blood. GROSS!!!!

I can totally empathize with your plite. Blood is blood, no matter how you slice it! :) I hope she was fine and didn't get sick.
 

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Kylie and Mina say "Way to go Sophie and Leia!"

And, um, yeah, hate to disillusion the delicate souls, but watching (and smelling) a Doberman rip into something furry or feathery....that has been DEAD for a couple weeks is way grosser than the fresh kill scenario.

Ask me how I know.
 

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The most gross thing ever is watching a dobie rip into a furry or feathery creature. Dartagnan got a hold of a rather large duck in the back yard. Before I could yell out, "HE HAS A DUCK", it was dead and ripped apart. Dartagnan looked like he was tared and feathered. I let my husband take care of the "parts" left in the back yard and then the dog. He was covered in blood. GROSS!!!!

I can totally empathize with your plite. Blood is blood, no matter how you slice it! :) I hope she was fine and didn't get sick.

LOL She is fine. She didn't get a chance to eat much.. thank goodness!

Also, thank goodness ducks don't land around here. :D

I can't imagine!!
 

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Kylie and Mina say "Way to go Sophie and Leia!"

And, um, yeah, hate to disillusion the delicate souls, but watching (and smelling) a Doberman rip into something furry or feathery....that has been DEAD for a couple weeks is way grosser than the fresh kill scenario.

Ask me how I know.

*fear* Not sure I wanna ask... but, I will. How do you know? hehe
 

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If you have cats, the best thing you can do is NEVER let the dog see the box or get interested. Once they find the "treats" it's horribly hard to convince them to leave them alone. None of my dogs even know what a cat box is per se. I have a baby gate up and my cat boxes are in that room and it's where I feed the cats also. It's much easier to prevent the problem vs fixing it.
Hi, I do not yet own a Doberman but have a question for you. You said you have cats well, I have two one is 7 years old and one is 4 years old. Did you have your cats before the dog or the other way around. I am a bit nervous about getting a dog with my two cats. Any advice on this? I have been told before that it is easier to get a pup with two adult cats then it is getting a kitten with an adult dog, do you find this statement to be accurate?

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Ew, yeah, haha I've been there with Gus. I took him on a hike and he was pretty much at my side the whole time but when I got home and set foot in my living room he vomited up what looked to be a whole duck.
Oh joy! LOL That had to be gross.

The joys of raising a dobie. :D
 

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Hi, I do not yet own a Doberman but have a question for you. You said you have cats well, I have two one is 7 years old and one is 4 years old. Did you have your cats before the dog or the other way around. I am a bit nervous about getting a dog with my two cats. Any advice on this? I have been told before that it is easier to get a pup with two adult cats then it is getting a kitten with an adult dog, do you find this statement to be accurate?

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We have two cats at 14 and 4 years, and two dobes 5 and 15 months. Have you ever seen the cat whisperer? He says cats are either tree dwellers or bush dwellers. The old cat is a bush dweller and the young cat is a tree dweller. Make sure they have their refuge spots. Our young pup Vader gets along better with our young male cat Marley. He'll lick his head for a couple seconds, but then inevitably goes after his butt, and that's usually when Marley bails.
 

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Hey, that was a free meal! She was trying to save you some money! I wish Kyrah would catch a few and save me some money! Kyrah has only had 2 babies and she scavanged those. One from Tippy and one from little Dexter.
 

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This spring Journey managed to catch and kill a vole. Before I could get it off of her, she had swallowed the who thing. I felt like hurling....yucky....plus I felt so bad for the little critter.
 

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Oi, I'm lucky. Delta chases but doesn't kill squirrels. She "caught" one in the backyard and all it got was nose-poked to go faster. ( Not something I'd rely on but still a big relief to me, given how many of our neighbors have outdoor cats.)
 
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