Chicago finally got hit with our big snowstorm and the pooches are having a fantastic time frolicking in the drifts. While a snow-covered city can be so beautiful, we still have to face the fact that it is a city. All the food, rubbish, and miscellaneous items that normally litter the ground are just temporarily covered up with snow.
Since Miss M. is extremely food motivated, she figured this out quite quickly. On one of our first ventures out, she dug into a drift and pulled out a half-eaten Gyro. Probably a relic from someone who was eating one mid-blizzard.
Another time she dug in and pulled out a dead rat. The tail was swinging from her mouth and I was pulling on the back of her neck trying to get her to drop it. Ordinarily I stick my hand in her mouth to pull things out, but not this time. We stood at a standstill for several minutes doing her signature over-attention stare:
After several minutes of waiting, she finally dropped it. Now we just keep an extra lookout in case one of the pooches goes in for a dive. Has anyone else been having these types of problems?