It happened like this - without thinking, she opened the garage door, Hailey screamed and Phod ran. Lazarus the groundhog was not only out of his hole, he was way, way, way out of his hole.
The poor little guy ran as fast as he could, with Phod on his heels, Hailey screaming and the Lady yelling at Phod to stop and for the groundhog to run. About 1 foot from the groundhogs hole, Phod picked him up by the back end. Lady yelled to drop it, and Phod put the squirming groundhog down and it dove into the hole.
A careful inspection of Zaphod showed no injuries.
We haven't seen Lazarus since. We don't know how seriously he was injured. Phod did not appear to be rough with the groundhog, he didn't shake him or anything. We will continue to watch for him.
In the meantime, Phod always goes out on leash until Lady has inspected to make sure there is no wildlife around. If there isn't he can be off!
|I would never do such a thing, look at how sweet I am!|
PSA: Remember on May 23rd Dory is hosting a blog hop in memory of our dear friend Whitley.