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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Rosie: The Huntress
Rosie, or Rosie the Rivetor (her registered name), or brat, or kitty…….. she has many names. But most of the time we call her Rosie.
Anyway. Rosie is a 4 year old Scottish Terrier, and is a stubborn and feisty girl. She does what she wants, when she wants. Obediance is not one of her talents. I love her all the more for it. She pretends she doesn’t love you, but when she sneaks up and cuddles in bed with you after you have gone asleep,you know she cares.
Rosie is also a hunter, through and through. Her breed was created to kill rats and go down holes, but this little prey-driven dog thinks she weighs a hundred pounds or something. If it is alive, and moves, she kills it. Or tries. It doesn’t work with deer or horses. She just barks and chases them. But squirrels, mice, rats, birds, wasps and flies are all fair game. Yes, she does hunt flies. She bites them out of the air when they buzz around. The other thing she has defeated is a mink… yes, I said a mink. Those ferocious little rabbit and chicken eating creatures that are a foot long with muscley necks for biting and breaking necks. They also have very sharp teeth. But the one Rosie killed was no match for her, forshe bore not one single bite mark.
Rosie has good things and bad things about her, like every creature. We love her to pieces, even through all her naughty and playful tricks.