Sunday, October 23, 2005

A New Low

You know you've reached a disturbing place in your dog training obsession when you're out for a nice bike ride on a Sunday afternoon, spot a dead squirrel in the road and think, ' Wow, that little guy's in mint condition, no blood, not flattened, o.k. he's got an eyeball hanging out but otherwise the perfect reward for Lola during agility training. If I lash him to my backpack can I make it home without barfing and do I know anyone who can competently gut and clean a squirrel?' Then you spend the next 20 minutes debating whether you should have him stuffed or just use the skin. And the worse part is that you finally do realize that you've lost all grips on the real world and put the idea out of your head but by the time you turn around and pass the squirrel on the way home you're eyeing him up again.

4 comments:

  1. I think I liked reading about your Tri training more.

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  2. Um. Elayne. GROSS.

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  3. I look forward to reading a future entry detailing how, when driving, you target small animals trying to cross the road.

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  4. The area around the agility field is lousy with bunnies. If I go at dusk I'm ankle deep in them when I step out of the car. They send both dogs into conniptions and I nearly get my arms pulled out of their sockets. When I left the field the other day there were two of the fat bastards sitting in the parking area next to the car looking like they owned the place and I have to confess I was taking aim with the car but just couldn't go through with it. Good lord, PETA is going to take me off their mailing list.

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