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Aw gee Milo, possum belly. Thanks.
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Paula    Posted 12-02-2003 at 09:25:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was out runing my ridgies (rhodesian ridgebacks) at
Fort Detrick this past sunday. Detrick is about
12000acres of fenced military base with a goodly
portion of trails, woods, copses and trees. So keeping
an eye out for deer, and having dogs with awesome
recall, we regularly walk the trails off lead.

So this sunday they disappeared into a copse and I
thought, "son of a...they must have spotted deer!". So I
call them back to me and they come back with Milo
carrying somehting in his mouth. I ask for it and he
drops it at my feet for my inspection. Its got white fur on
one side (about 3" long) and two sets of nipples. The
other side is quite fleshy, but the bloodlessness and the
strong smell said that it had been dead a while.

They were so proud. What could I do but reward them
and take my present. I bagged it and brought it out to
the car with me to toss in the trash. One of the DOD
cops reckoned it was possum.

Aw shucks Milo, you shouldn't have.

deadcarp    Posted 12-03-2003 at 03:37:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
okay what's a copse? not the ones who run ya outa town izzit? :)

remember this?
"bring dat possum home
oh catch dat possum grey,
for de possum meat
is good and sweet
oh, doo dah day" :)

Paula    Posted 12-03-2003 at 05:40:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A copse is a stand of trees and brush or a thicket in an
otherwise clear place. Like the outskirts of a pasture
would have a stand of brush and trees - a copse. Sorry,
am I showing my foreigness again? Its a very english
word I guess.

I love my ridgebacks. They don't bring me live things
though. The closest was when three of them jumped
on a possum in my back yard. I made the mistake of
pulling them off before they finished it off. So I was
stuck will a possum who didn't know it was dead at
about 10pm on a cold night. In the city limits couldn't
shoot it even if I had a gun so I had to dispatch it with
my machete.

Okay, I'm west indian, we have machetes.


Juliana    Posted 12-02-2003 at 16:49:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Paula, I have a male RR too. He is a wonderful dog, protects my daughter and me. He has brought me three mourning doves and so pleased with himself. Not a one was injuried! Took them from him, patted him on the head and released them out the front door.

Redneck    Posted 12-02-2003 at 19:49:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
One of my 120 lb pitbulls stole a batch of new kittens from his buddy(their mother)and gave each one a sloppy bulldog bath and then returned them to the mother cat.

hay    Posted 12-02-2003 at 14:02:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
give it to granny clampett. she would have it for supper with grits. jed, granny, jethro and elly may would be grateful.

Ron/PA    Posted 12-02-2003 at 10:55:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
And next, skunk stew? Geeeze louise, I just hate it when my dogs bring me presents! One time my beagle basset breeder came barking up to the house, she took about 30 minutes to come 100 yards. As she finally approached the range of my spot light, I saw her following about 25 yards behind a skunk. She wasn't fool enough to get closer, but she didn't mind running that skunk up to the house before she went to her pen and went to bed.

ron,ar    Posted 12-02-2003 at 09:58:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
are we having possum for supper?

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