Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mice have friends, Mylee knows

My poor blog has been so neglected this week. I haven't managed to visit any, or comment on anything. I'm feeling very disconnected from the blogging world! School has consumed me this week. With several assignments due and almost due, and two midterms to finish out the week it was rough. Not much sleep, and entirely too much work and study. I don't think I've been so glad to see a weekend since I started the program!

My second blog post is coming up due so I will be continuing on in my mini blog series about showing a dog. It will be on some basic training things for the show ring. I don't know much but I do know basics! I have so much to improve upon in that area. I hope to take some pictures at handling class tomorrow night. It'll be good to get the camera out!

Like the title says we have mice. Gross. Mylee however thinks it is awesome. She is a wicked little killer. She caught one a week or so ago, and now she is on patrol in all areas of the house. You only have to walk by the area near the fireplace where she caught her victim and she gets all worked up... silly little red monster. Now it is gated off and all my stuff stored under there is pulled out. Previously all wildlife that she has caught has been outdoors. This is the first victim that was actually *in* the house. YUCK.

It is serious business hunting mice. She is the laziest dog ever, unless there is something to kill and then she is fast and to the point. Efficient quick kills only for this girl! When she is excited she makes this awful high pitched screaming/bark, it is horrible to listen to and very embarrassing when in public. It sounds like someone is trying to kill her! You'll see what I mean in the video.

As you can see Zo is clueless. She can't figure out how to hunt or what the ruckus is over. Mylee is sitting on my bin of future whelping and puppy supplies. It normally lives IN the cupboard where the murder occurred.

Here is to hoping there are no more mice incidents this week. I suppose I shouldn't worry, after all Mylee will make short work of them.


  1. Monty makes that noise when he is excited too - usually when the car is being packed up for a day at the beach. Mum n Dad say he is having his 'talkies' moments.

    He does it sometimes too at random moments, like being given back scratches (just above his tail), although with less enthusiasm.

    Puppy Love from monty, Pirate, and Lucky

  2. Oh my gosh that is too funny! I guess you are well protected. Mine have not killed anything to date but my sweet Mindy killed a rabbit once (or so I surmised when her middle of the night pee took longer than anticipated so I had to go outside. There she was happily chomping on a dead rabbit). Ewwww! This was the same dog who didn't like dirty feet.

  3. The video got Holly's attention really quick!! I lived in a house way out in the country that had lots of field mice squeeze in and they were very entertaining for my cat and the dogs. The funniest thing that happened was one day when I went to put on some different tennis shoes that were in the back of the closet, I couldn't get my foot in the shoe....I looked and it was full of kibble and bits which is what I fed the dogs that year. Some mouse or many of them were quite busy stocking up on it and burying it in my shoe....silly mice! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  4. Holly, lol that is funny! Very busy mouse for sure. I can relate from growing up on a farm. I miss living out in the country!

  5. Debbie Mylee has had one bunny, and been so close on a few others. That was the worst! Cold, freezin,g rainy, night and I couldn't get her or Zo in. I ended up having to bath both of them... the joys! Mindy and Mylee would have had a great time hunting together.

  6. Monty where did you and Mylee learn it?! It is a horrible noise! I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a crazy screaming in excitement dog!

  7. Our Cavalier, Crispin, is a mouse killer. He wags his tail while getting his prey. Very happy about it. We haven't had any since he killed the (apparently) last one.