And the Leg Bone is Connected…
It may be the Christmas holiday season, but my dogs must be a little confused.
I think they believe it is Halloween.
“What do you have, girl?” I asked. She tightened the grip between her paws and chewed even harder.
As I drew closer, I realized it was what appeared to be a large leg bone. Not knowing what it was or where it came from, I took it away, wrapped it in paper and put it in the recycles bin until Dale could take a look.
I later took another rather large bone from Chloe.
On Monday, I had to take Dale to work. As we drove up the driveway in the pre-dawn darkness, Dale said, “Is that the hedgehog?” referring to something round and brown that looked like a hedgehog toy the dogs have.
Abbi has the habit of grabbing a toy and running out the open door with them before we can stop her.
Though he was running characteristically late, he got out to take a look.
Nope. It wasn’t the hedgehog, but a skull. Of what, I’m not sure, and I’m sparing you from looking at a photo. But the teeth look really ground down and there appears to be two rows of them, one right behind the other.
This is not a new thing here at Our Little House. Emma christened us into rural life during the first hunting season we were here by bringing us home a full deer head, minus the sawed off antlers.
But with her gone, these “prizes” have made both me and Dale wonder if, at some point, the dogs will do what we were unable to do and find Emma’s remains.
A prospect that has given me nightmares, to say the least.
What is the creepiest find your pet has brought home to you?