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Saturday, November 5, 2011


It's hunting season here. I don't like guns. They hurt my ears. And they do frighten me. Yes, they do. I am not a hunting dog and the sound of gunshots upsets me. Especially when someone is shooting in front of our house.

You may remember that a few months ago, me and Buddy got into a bit of trouble over the neighbors' chickens. Ever since, although it upsets them to do it, Mom and Dad make us stay in our crates when they are not going to be home.

Today our folks had to leave us for awhile and they crated us. When they came back, they found my crate in the middle of the dog den floor. And the top of my snout was raw and bloody. I had bent the wire door of my crate
trying to get out of it. Mom let me out and Dad cleaned up the mess I'd made.

Then Mom put me in the shower and rinsed me off. She put some Neosporin on my nose. I am not sure what's coming next but I suspect some of that colloidal silver spray stuff.

Mom called our neighbor and asked if she knew whether anything unusual happened around here today. Mrs. Neighbor said, "Yes."

A strange man walked down our road today. He had a shotgun and he was shooting it. At squirrels. Shooting at little squirrels with a big shotgun. Some great hunter, huh?

ANYhowl, Mom and Dad figure that the sound of the shotgun must've upset me. That's why I thrashed around enough to move my crate to the middle of the room and why I knocked the fur and skin off my nose.

Mom took a couple of pickshures to show you. She will be putting that antibiotic ointment on me again in a little while.

I will be okay. But I had a bad day.


CatherineDogs3 said...

Oh Duke I am so sorry you had a scary day, I don't like the sound of guns either. I know your Mom will fix you up good as new. Hugs & kisses sweetheart.

Ms. A said...

You poor thing. Sorry you had anxiety because of an ignorant jacka$$. Was the neighbor smart enough to report the idiot? Stray bullets are dangerous! Hope you feel better soon. You're lucky to have a smart, caring Mom!

marifun56 and Kitties said...

Oh DD, I'm so sorry you were wounded. That mean squirrel shooter needs a whack upside his empty head! Long distance kisses on your boo boo.

gmarch53 said...

(((Duke)))I hope the other Hooligans are OK. Stoopid Hoomans...

SactoSylvia said...

Oh Duke, I'm so sorry you had to go through that! Maya says to tell her where your house is and if you help her find that dumb guy, she'll gladly sharpen her claws on him!

Maggie and Mitch said...

How awful for you, DD! Stoopid man - he should leave the squirrels alone! We hope you feel better soon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lori G said...

Duke Sir,
Popie here. I'm on my way down. Let's go "hunting" together and kick some jacka$$.

The Thuglets said...

We hope you nose is soon mended! We are so sorry you had such a bad day. What a totally stupid man. ggrrr

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Little kisses for that poor nose. So sorry to hear this. Gun noises like fireworks are very bad...Take of that nosie.

Anonymous said...

Oh, poor little thing. That looks sore. Hope it gets better soon. :(

H and Flo (DWB)