>This is what Pippi’s early morning routine has started to look like (prior to her “walkies”):
1) Rattles her crate to wake us up, usually around 6:30 am; gets ignored for awhile and only let out when she’s quiet (so as not to teach her to give *us* commands).
2) Gets let out in back yard to do her business
3) Gobbles her breakfast
4) “Kills” one of her toys by violently shaking, whipping, and tossing it around the room.
I’ve never known a creature to wake up with such blood lust. Should I be worried? Or should I be thankful that if she does manage to catch a squirrel or chipmunk in our backyard, that she’ll finish it off handily, instead of leaving us to put it out of its misery?
And speaking of our own little wild kingdom, on our walkies this morning I saw one of the campus falcons kill and carry off a robin. It was both disturbing — the robin tried to get away and nearly did — and also kind of cool. Pippi wasn’t the least bit interested. Some bird dog. She’d rather get all the squirrels.