|Graham with Dotty's dead rat.|
Dotty the Rat Slayer is our little cross breed dog. She is a very happy little thing who loves hunting for the field mice that come into the garden shed looking for scraps in the guinea pig den, the rabbit den and the duck and chicken coop. Also the shed where much of the chicken feed is kept seems to attract the smaller rodents.
With even had a couple of rats come too, but they are easy to spot, because Dotty knows straight away where they are and where they burrow. It is always under the chicken coop.
We do the hose and as the horrid rodent zooms out Dotty pounces like a blur. I’ve never seen anything like it. Burrow hole filling with water – a rat zooms out in the blink of an eye – within that blink of an eye Dotty has the rat dead as she shakes it with her jaws.
The big problem is to get her to let her prize go. We have to say, “Dead Dotty. Let go now.”
She does, but reluctantly.