~Blue, aka Bluebeard, Baby Blue, Bluebird, and his favorite... Puppy~
I mentioned Blue back in February, my unsuccessful fostering attempt turned Pointer Sister accessory. Blue is a bit over one year old, and today had a right-of-passage of any respectable hound dog - she caught a squirrel. I don't encourage this, and have enjoyed the past year and the lack of carnage - and am somewhat frustrated at the squirrel who chose to stay put and eat his nut, knowing full well that we had just walked outside. I hope that nut was worth it.
For any of you dog people, especially those with dogs that live for this kind of thing - once it happens there is a bit of arrogance and mightiness that your dog acquires after his first kill. He has had a different look tonight, as if he has connected with something in his genetic heritage that he hadn't connected with before.
I have to remind myself - he is a dog. The killing makes me sad though.