Maggie and the Wabbit

When I first got Maggie we lived in a small house that had a couple of acres of open space behind us inhabited by all kinds of creatures including quail, cottontail rabbits, squirrels, foxes, and feral cats.  The rabbits lived in a bush pile near the back fence.  Maggie liked to chase the rabbits although she usually couldn’t see them if they were more than 20 yards away and sitting still.  I would say “rabbit” and Mag would just start running toward the brush pile.  Eventually the rabbit or rabbits would take off running and Mag would catch site of them and give chase.  I don’t think she ever got closer than about 10 yards from one.  She would lose interest pretty fast and find something else to sniff.

Now that she is nearing 11 years old her interest in chasing things has diminished a bit, but she still has that hunter instinct.   That is what remains of the instinct after  1000 years of breeding pugs as lap dogs.  We have a wabbit that is almost as big as her that she likes to put in its place once in awhile.  It is not clear to me why it sounds like a duck when you squeeze it, but Mag doesn’t care because she doesn’t hear that well anyway.

With apologies to Spirit Yoda here is Mag’s version of a Wabbit hunt:

Author: krun15

Maggie was a little black pug born in 1999. On September 7, 2006 she lost her left rear leg to a mast cell tumor. Because of lymph node involvement Maggie went through a 6 month chemo regimen. She was given 6 to 9 months after her amp, but she beat mast cell cancer! In the winter of 2010 things started to slide; in the course of about 2 months she had 2 MCTs removed, was diagnosed with incontinence and kidney failure, and then the big blow- oral melanoma. She lived her carefree tri-pug life until she crossed over on June 2, 2010.

9 thoughts on “Maggie and the Wabbit”

  1. Oh my gosh, that looks a LOT like the stuffed rabbit I bought for Yoda after he caught his last real-live one (I felt so guilty taking his kill away from him). He loved it! Not sure it’s the same one, but it’s very similar except that Yoda’s is missing an ear. I’m surprised that it wasn’t the other way around – that only an ear was left.

    Way to go, Maggie! You have a true hunter’s spirit.

  2. I just got to watch this(my internet connection is slow at home!)…this is sooooooooooo cute! Mags is cute and actually sorta acts like mine 😉

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

  3. Maybe its a Maggie thing. They are close in age too- yours just turned 10 and my Mag will be 11 at the end of march. She has always liked to play on her back, since I first brought her home at 10 weeks old . She is not submissive either-

    Your address threw me at first- but then I remembered seeing posts from Gina on your blog.

    Karen

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