Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hobo the Rat Slayer...

Every animal here pretty much has a purpose or job.. Hobo keeps my chickens safe on a regular basis but she is also a better mouser than most cats.. She always takes care of wild rabbits and moles..
 Today as I was sitting her at the computer I saw her trot past the window with something huge and furry in her mouth.. It was this rat. A common field rat but something that can cause issues around here. They have a tendency to find their way inside or into feed barrels.. 
Well not this rat anymore.. We make sure and let Hobo know what  a good job she did! She eats up the attention too. haha.. Funny little dog.. She is a ferocious 20lbs of mean.. Okay maybe not mean as she may bark till the cows come home but she may roll over for a belly scratch while barking.. There have only been a few times I have seen her actually growl at a person..

6 comments:

small farm girl said...

And a cutie too!

Missouri Gal said...

My border collie mutt catches stuff too. Good dogs!

Queenacres said...

I LOVE critters with a job!

Brenda said...

She is a special girl. Hobo sure takes her critter watch job seriously. :D

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Gail said...

Final part to any farm operation...a wonderful working dog.