I haven’t made a secret of the fact that Morgan has a War on Rabbits here in our yard. Actually, it extends throughout our entire neighborhood. She is convinced that they all wear little kamikaze vests under their fur and will detonate our house if given the chance. There’s no convincing her that they are not dangerous invaders.
There have been plenty of funny stories about Mo and her battles against the lagomorphs in our yard. She once even drug Mr. Taleteller off his feet and across the yard in her closest encounter of the rabbit kind where she came out of the bayberry bush with tail fur stuck between her teeth. I’m not sure what they’ve ever done to her, but she has a death mark on the back of each one.
I don’t think having a vendetta against rabbits is unique to Morgan, though. There are plenty of dogs who dislike the pesky furballs and work to exterminate them. However, when I got home from BlogPaws, I noticed that she has taken her battle to a new level. Friends of the internet, she has taken on recruits.
My husband now hates the rabbits in the yard as much as Morgan does. When we come home in the evening, he will nearly foam at the mouth if he sees a rabbit out in the yard. I’m surprised he hasn’t driven the van across the lawn in an attempt at lapin eradication. He is now out to get them with almost as much passion as Morgan, if not more.
The day I got home from the conference, we were sitting in the living room and I looked up to see Morgan standing at one window watching for rabbits while Mr. Taleteller stood at the other window staring at a rabbit. He actually went outside and chased them down, under the guise of keeping Morgan from getting riled up by seeing them.
I’m not fooled, however. I’m pretty sure Morgan has slipped him the Kool Aid and converted him somehow to be a follower of her rabbit killing cult. Of course, neither of them has actually caught one of the furry varmints, they’ve just had close calls. I wonder what our neighbors think when they see my husband running across the yard chasing after the rabbits, but perhaps some mysteries are best left unsolved. I just know that it greatly amuses me, and I have a feeling that Morgan is really proud that she’s finally convinced someone that her mission has validity.
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