For weeks now my dogs Cody and Casey have started barking when I put them in the kennel at night. I don’t normally let them out for barking, but being alone in the house I let them do their job and check the rooms. Every time I have let them out they run straight to the spot behind the toilet, then run madly around the house in “search” mode. I figured they had seen a mouse, or maybe even one of the rather large palmetto bugs (a nice word for a large, flying, cockroach), that share my abode.
Last night, as i settled into my bed they began again. Reluctantly I got up and let them out. They began the usual searching, and excited sniffing. I let them out the back door and sat on my bed to give them some time for a last-minute pee session. About ten minutes later, Casey had come back in, ready for bed…Cody was still outside. I turned on the light out back, and there was Cody…leaning over the body of a rather large RAT! Omgosh…I quickly got them back into their kennel, grabbed a bag and the shovel to dispose of the nasty looking rodent!
I began to wonder, rather nervously…was THIS what they had been barking at INSIDE my house??? I sure hope not. I pray they just got lucky out in the yard. EEEWWWW
Yes, the photographer in me thought for a second of snapping a photo of the deceased, but alas, NO!