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Friday, June 03 2011

This dog has never quite found her niche. She started out life as a Narcotics Dog doing locker checks in schools, but that really didn't float her boat.  Then she became a Cadaver Dog. The slower pace appealed to her, but there simply was not enough work in that region to keep her employed.  Then she was re-homed with me as a playmate for her littermate.

They enjoyed each other until he passed away last summer, and then, she was once again, out of a job.

After her brother's death, she rose to become Leader Of The Pack. Everyone kisses her butt, so she is relatively happy, but still, she is a working dog and wants a job - any job.

This week we found her a job:

Climb out of shower and see Roach the size of Volkswagon Bus hanging upside down on the bathroom door - like a vampire bat. Repress urge to scream and dance. Adopt Clint Eastwood squint, tip-toe Naked Self past roach and motion to Border Collie to get set "on point" for Roach Attack.  Point at Roach.  Border collie nods.  Like a Runner 'on mark', she's ready. Knock Roach off door with toilet brush.  And it begins . . .

And that's when we hear the baying, screeching, battle cry of The Black Wolf.

Black Wolf shoves Border Collie out of her way and pounces on Roach. She bites him with a crushing blow and flings him across bathroom.  Border Collie snaps him up. Black Wolf roars. Border Collie drops Roach - slack jawed. Black Wolf pounces Roach again. Grab! Smash! Fling! Very Happy Black Wolf smiles at me with a roach leg stuck between her teeth.

She is Warrior. Hear her roar. Roaches will soon tremble in fear at her name.

And thus began the career of the Roach Warrior. (Cue Chariots of Fire soundtrack.)

Border Collie has settled into her role as Second String Roach Warrior while The Black Wolf waits, waiting for the scream of a Naked Woman armed with a toilet brush. She is a happy girl. She finally has a job. 

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 11:39 am   |  Permalink   |  7 Comments  |  Email
you have 2 dogs able and willing to kill those giant bugs - an abundance of riches, I'd say! I'm up north - bugs are like that are one reason snowy winters are not ALL a bad thing.
Posted by clairesmum on 06/03/2011 - 03:33 PM
Makes me miss my Shadow (1988-2000) black Belgian scorpion eater.
Posted by Eric on 06/03/2011 - 11:54 PM
So glad she has found suitable work! Will she kill them when they're outdoors? That would be handy. Does she hunt and kill any bigger prey? My Terv Terri started following a rat (field rat?) that I pointed to last summer but she had no "grab" or "kill" instinct. She's totally useless for protecting me from horrenda animalia.
Posted by Terri's Pal on 06/04/2011 - 12:26 AM
A SCORPION EATER!!!! Holy BadBugs, Batman! I'm not sure we're up to eating scorpions around here! Shadow must have been one tough pup!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 06/04/2011 - 03:42 PM
Ice is loaded with grab and kill instinct. She has only killed two roaches outside and I pointed those out to her, so I'm not sure if she would notice them unless I showed her. That's fine though, because I don't want her snatching up a dangerous bug or a wasp. Lily bit a yellow jacket last week. Poor thing. Didn't slow her down much, but I still felt sorry for her.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 06/04/2011 - 03:51 PM
He never had a problem with least that I knew about. He'd see one, back up a step, jump up, stomp it and then eat it. It was something he must have learned before we got him from the animal shelter. I'll bet Ice will eventually begin looking for the roaches.....It sounds like one of those "Makes mom happy" and "good fun" things.
Posted by Eric on 06/05/2011 - 12:41 AM
Yes, Ice is all about "making Mom happy!"
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 06/08/2011 - 12:38 PM

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