The dogs’ antics can be hilarious. One day Oliver, a mastiff/great Dane cross, came out from a brief foray in the woods with, to his person’s horror, the head of a rabbit in his mouth. Thankfully, it didn’t look like it had been a recent decapitation, but instead was probably the remains of a coyote kill. Oliver thought it was a grand prize and pranced around with it. Then he proceeded to play a rousing game of catch-me-if-you-can when we tried to confiscate it. A few other dogs joined in the shenanigans; apparently, years of obedience training go out the window when there’s a rabbit head involved.
Photo: Michelle Duvall