Our dog, Foxy, loves to look out the front window, hoping to catch a glimpse of “Jack” and “Jill.” Jack and Jill are jack rabbits with ears the size of Texas. They sit out in the desert in front of our house and if she sees them, she starts her whining and moaning as if to say, “let me at ’em!” Would she kill them if she actually caught one? I would like to think she wouldn’t but a cottontail happened into our yard at the old house and she did kill it. It was so sad to see that happen, but I must remember that she has canine instincts and dogs, after all, are descendants of the wolf family.
I love to sit next to her and watch her focus when she sees the rabbits. It’s quite amazing, really, to watch nature in this way … me watching her watching them. Once the rabbits have scampered out of sight, she turns back into our sweet Foxy. It’s like a switch turns off and on in her brain.
When people ask what kind she is, we say, “well, the back half of her has to be Golden Retriever and the front half is ????? … uh,we’re just not sure.” All we know is, we love her a lot and we believe that . . .