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10, 2002 This week's DaDane is a rerun of an earlier DaDane
of DaWeek that appeared exactly 5 years ago...
an animated discussion about Great Danes and squirrels, members
of the Great Dane Mail List turned their attention to the
issue of Great Danes and birds. I was surprised to learn that
many Great Danes are dedicated backyard bird hunters. In fact,
some Danes are highly skilled at the craft. There were many
fascinating bird-hunting stories, but one story stood out:
Great Dane of many years ago, Heidi, was a prolific bird
catcher. Not only did she catch them on a regular basis,
she then buried them ALIVE! I would see her coming
out of the cornfield looking a little sneaky, so I would
trace her steps back to a 'dig' spot. There would be a
wing sticking out. I would pull out the bird, it would
shake itself off and walk away like nothing had happened.
I would find full-grown geese, roosters, ducks and pigeons."
Well, I have to tell you that when I read this story, I could
scarcely believe it. I decided to discuss the implications
of such deviant behavior with Merlin and Jabber. I made them
sit while I told them the story. I said, "Boys, I want
to tell you right now, don't you ever do what Heidi
did. Not ever." The two dogs rolled their eyes at me.
Merlin spoke first, "You idiot. She wasn't BURYING those
birds." Jabber nodded in agreement, "Nope, she was
PLANTING them. She was hoping for more." Merlin smiled.
"We do the same thing with bones.
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