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Look. Racing through the yard. It’s faster than a speeding . . . rabbit. Wait, that’s not the way that goes. Well, not unless you are Super Typhoon!
Hu-Dad has long insisted that we all sleep indoors at night. He says with all of the various creatures we have surrounding us, he believes that we should not hang outside all night long. The rule also seems to quell the notion of a 3 a.m. song fest, though we have been known to do that even indoors. Heh-heh.
By the way, you may be surprised to discover that Qannik is the loudest complainer about this rule, especially on very cold nights. Q-Tip loves being outside and grumbles about having to come inside.
Anyway, since we all sleep indoors, the only remaining debate is what time we get to go out in the morning. Cheoah would be fine if she got to sleep until 10 (decidedly not a morning dog), but Typhoon is an early riser. His preferred morning exit to the yard is 6 a.m. Ok, actually, it is about 5 a.m., but Hu-Dad overrules that.
The challenge is that the yard is still dark at 6. So Hu-Dad has a giant flashlight that he uses to scan the yard for various critters before we can go out. Larger creatures are easy to spot, but smaller animals – like, say, rabbits – can be quite difficult for a human to spot.
But not for a canine and our sensitive noses.
So after yesterday morning’s yard inspection, Hu-Dad released Typhoon who took off in a flash. We should mention that Typhoon is really, really fast and very light on his feet. He can run fast, but he can also twist and turn with the best of them. And, yes, he can run down a rabbit in an open field. We know because he has done it several times – including yesterday morning.
Which brings us to the next game – remove the rabbit from the victor’s jaws – but we will spare you the details.
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