It was Sunday afternoon and Maddie wanted to go outside and play. She bundled up in her snowsuit, and her hat and gloves. She went outside with the dog.
About 5 minutes later, she popped her had back in and said, "Mommy! Gracie's eating the bunny!"
HUH? What bunny???
I looked outside and sure enough, my darling dog had her face in the body of a dead bunny rabbit. Oh my goodness. I ran outside and got Gracie in the house. I got Maddie in the house. Everyone - in the house and away from the bunny!!!
Brian was at soccer at the time. Meanwhile, Maddie was convinced that Gracie killed the bunny. Considering the facts - that there was a dead bunny in our backyard - I kind of had to agree with her. Gracie must have killed the bunny. Damn dog. But - how can we blame her? After all, terriers hunt little things like chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels. She was just doing what her instinct told her to do.
Brian finally arrived home and Maddie met him at the door telling him that Gracie had killed a bunny and was trying to eat it! Brian grabbed the shovel and removed the bunny and brought it to the woods. That was the end of the bunny.
Sad story. But true.