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A few nights ago we were soundly sleeping when I was awakened by the sound of a tazmanian devil under my bed. Dusty was cutting up something fierce. Being half awake and only interested in quiet, I told Dusty to leave it and go to sleep. I went back to sleep and promptly forgot about the ruckus.

When I came home from work one day I noticed an odd odor. I figured something in the garbage was over ripe. So out goes the partial bag of garbage. Man something still stinks. Two days later I dropped something behind the bed. When I went to retreive it I found that Dusty was a very good little Cairn. Seems the ruckus was the sound of a Cairn killing a mouse. The same mouse that this stupid upright told him to leave. :sick:

Hey, I got what I asked for. I told him to leave it.......

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Now I'm really jealous..... Wish I could get Barney to leave ANYTHING, even a dead mouse! Good training!!

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lucky you...I got a nice odor today also I took Scotty to his first day of class and he left me 2 little presents while I was driving 1. poopy surprise 2. vomit surprise

I was just thrilled..... :sick:

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OMG!!! That is too funny (and pretty gross). Technically, he did TWO good things... kept a mouse from residing in your house AND leaving it! LOL!!!

Kate, Darcy & Bailey's mom
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What great training! In our house that would have been a Snack for sure, that night!

Tracy, Brattwrust & Mettwurst a.k.a The Gremlins
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Forgive me for laughing. That's a scream. After being "shhhh'd" I can just imagine him rolling his eyes and thinking, "Sheesh. I'm working down here for Pete's sake! Oh, have it your way..."

Probably for the best, though. Else he might have hopped up on the bed and dropped his prize on your pillow to collect your gratitude. :P

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"Else he might have hopped up on the bed and dropped his prize on your pillow to collect your gratitude."

I would pay to be a fly on the wall if that was to happen. WAY too funny. :twisted:

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Dusty doesn't get on the bed so I didn't even think about him presenting his prize on my bed. Darc, the fly on the wall would have been more fun the night I told him to give me the "stick" he was carrying. Turned out to be a rather large angry spider. Poor Dusty couldn't understand why I threw his "toy" on the floor and stomped it. He looked up at me like I was nuts.

As for the good training, I think that was more luck. Normally he doesn't want to relinquish his kill. I generally have to trade salmon treats for dead critters. I am thankful he is a good hunter. Since Katrina there has been a lot of construction that has stirred up the wildlife. They seem to think my warm, dry house is a good substitute habitat. Dusty has stepped into the role of my eviction specialist. :thumbsup:

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That story tickled me. In my rescue days, socializing feral cats would occasionally leave their ca.che under the bed. It is a smell that I remember. I could relate to the "please don't let me get awake" quality of your intervention. My nocturnal commands are pretty short...restore peace and go back to sleep is the goal.

Sophie

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That's hilarious.....I'm seriously impressed he "left it"! I'm working on "leave it" with Jack....to no avail. He isn't getting it, but it's parially my fault because he is already 5 and I'm just now teaching him that one!

I need to come to your house for doggie school! Maybe Jack can learn from Dusty!

Jack's Mom
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I have had more than one "suprise" from the dogs in the morning. That is why I can't bring myself to use that poison stuff that the mice just eat then go off somewhere and die. I am afraid my dogs will eat the mouse and get poisoned........mice are so nasty

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I hate the mice too but I don't use poison because I don't want to take any chances. I'll put up with the suprises and mini crime scenes. No doubt, I have learned that when I hear the tazmanian devil check the area, there will be a corpse. :whistle:

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