As you can see, after romping, we are both bushed.
Our yard is fenced in so Lilly and I can’t get lost. Lilly tells me that she used to jump the fence before dad made it taller. I won’t even try to jump this fence, its too high and besides, I have plenty to do right inside the yard.
Let me tell you what happend on Saturday night. I am still trembling with excitement when I think about it.
It was dark, the stars were shining as mom took us out before bedtime. Mom opend the gate and Lilly, as always, dashed into the yard ahead of me. Mom closed the gate and let me off leash before realizing that Lilly was chasing after something. I knew right away what Lilly was doing, she was HUNTING a wild rabbit. Oh boy, oh boy, fun, fun, fun! I saw it move and I could smell it really good. Like a flash I followed Lilly and we chased it all around the yard. Lilly, the expert, caught the rabbit first. Mom was yelling at us to let the rabbit go. But it was too late. Lilly had it by the scruff of its neck. It was big and I was surprise how easily Lilly ran with it. She ran right up to Mom and dropped the rabbit at her feet. Mom was bending down to pick it up but the rabbit jumped and took off again.
Oh boy , oh boy, and the fun began again. But this time Lilly stayed with Mom and I had the hunt all to myself. It didn’t take long for me to catch it. I grabbed it in my mouth, it squealled and I shook it really good. But now, Mom was yelling at me. I didn’t know what to do but I certainly did not want to give up my rabbit. Well, Mom stopped jelling and she walked toward me. I tried to evade her, but she kept on coming after me until finally I gave up and let her catch up with me. She asked me nicely to give her the rabbit and I thought about it for quite a while. Finally, I dropped the rabbit and mom picked it up. She took it away and left us in the yard alone for a while.
When mom came back to get us, Lilly and I were still too excited to go inside. So mom decided to stay outside with us for quite a while. The night was crisp, the stars were bright, the calls of the night were exhilarating. I was a happy dog.