We are having a spring snowstorm (another 10-15 cm expected). The dogs and I went for our morning 3 km walk. Part of our walk routine is when we are back on our private road, I let Phod off leash and he runs ahead, finishes his business and meets us at the front door.
This morning I let him off leash and almost immediately, out of nowhere a groundhog appeared on the road. My first thought was HBO words as Phod picked up speed and ran toward the poor animal. The HBO words grew in my head as the groundhog became trapped on the road because the snowbanks were too high and Phod tackled the groundhog like he would tackle the cats.
|My awesome boy!|
As I approached the groundhog, I had to hold on to Hailey for dear life. I know if she was in Phod's position the groundhog would be dead. Her prey drive is strong. I was able to shoo Phod toward the end of the driveway without having to put him on leash. He walked nicely, never looking back. I had to drag Hailey back to the house while she cried and carried on.
Last I saw, a confused groundhog was sitting on top of a snowbank waiting for us to go away.
Now, it has been over 30 minutes later, my heart is still pounding. Phod has completely calmed down and maybe forgotten. Hailey is standing at the door, scratching, hoping we will let her out to get the groundhog.
This morning Phod wins best dog ever award!
Looking forward to catching up with everyone after I get a little work done!