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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Dreams Do Come True
Every spring sees the return of the Richardson's Ground Squirrel, more commonly known as the Gopher. Every spring and summer Maggie has watched these little rodents run around and escape down their burrows despite her attempts to catch one. Maggie goes a little crazy when she sees a gopher, or even hears a chirp of one in the distance. Today, Maggie's dream of catching a gopher finally came true. Tonight, we were out at the agility field which is full of gophers and gopher holes and I was walking Maggie around the field when suddenly a gopher popped out of it's hole and ran past us. I saw Maggie jump towards it and then suddenly she had it in her mouth. I was so surprised that she caught it (those gophers are fast) and she must have been surprised too, because when I told her to drop it, she did! The gopher seemed mostly dead and Maggie tried her hardest to get back to it ( I am sure to give it a good shake) but I was pretty sure she would eat it, so her agility friend McKeely came over to make sure that it was really dead (we didn't want it to suffer). I think Maggie was quite proud of herself and her extraordinary hunting abilities. Her next hunting goal : catching one of those pesky rabbits that can always outrun her.