aggie vs. the squirrels

aggiewhat do you do when your dog is a cold-hearted killer, but her prey is a tree-climbing rat?

aggie, my dear one, can’t help herself. she sees a squirrel (or a rabbit, or mouse, even deer) she chases it and if she catches it, she kills it. But the thing is, this is not a food urge – she doesn’t eat her kill. She just wants the thrill of the hunt, chase and destruction of a life that was weaker and smaller than her.
on one hand I feel bad. on the other, she’s acting on instinct and it could (by some) be considered a service and pest control. Many people don’t really like squirrels which is her main prey. But some see just a cute little animal that’s killing another cute little animal – quite viciously, too.


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