Bess increased her kill count tonight on our little hike by one rabbit. That brings her to a grand total of two rabbits and one duck. On the up side, this time around she killed it quickly and I didn't have to hear that awful screaming. Just a little bit of squeaking and then nothing. Bess was really pissed when I pulled it out of her mouth finally and wouldn't let her eat it. I'm a little paranoid about parasites and who knows what else wild critters might carry. The elk that my dad gave me for the dogs had already been through a butchers and then sat in the freezer for four weeks before I let the dogs have any. So I'm a little leery about letting her provide for herself when we're out and about.
What befuddles me is the fact that when I've given her store bought rabbit previously, she flat out turned her nose up at it. Acted like it was the most vile thing that I had put in her dish and couldn't believe that I expected her to eat it. Tonight though, she was all about trying to wolf that thing down! Aside from the obvious fact that I don't feed my dogs enough, WTF? Crazy bitches!