Sunday, April 13, 2008

Samson 1, Squirrel 0


Earlier today, Samson defended his home and yard. There was a squirrel running about and Samson saw him as a clear and present danger to his pack. Deeply seeded canine instincts kicked in, and Samson ran after the squirrel and caught him. The squirrel was perhaps 1 1/2 lbs, while Samson is about 90 lbs. The squirrel never had a chance and Samson caused great injury to him. Dee managed to get Samson away from the squirrel. Samson was covered in blood. Not his blood, rather squirrel blood. Samson was cleaned up and then brought inside. I was sent to "take care of" the squirrel. While Samson caught and disabled the squirrel, he did not kill it. There was blood all over the leaves near the squirrel and it was clear that he had suffered a mortal injury. I did the humane thing and euthanized the squirrel, but it still did not make the act any easier. Samson is fine and Dee is recovering. Samson is chewing on a Nyla-bone as I type this. All is well in the Enchanted Mitten.

4 comments:

John said...

You might mention it to the vet...I'm sure Attilla has had his rabies shot, but just to be safe, since he did get nipped on the snout...

Deirdre said...

And you were worried that he was becoming a 'chick' dog....jeez...

Lisa and Gary... said...

Poor, poor squirrel. If only he'd been a little more nimble.

L.

Paul's Blog said...

True. Or if Samson had been a little less quick!

And yes, I checked with our vet. No need to take him in for a check up.

PK