Last night was largely a typical night in my household. The kids and my wife went off to bed and I stayed up to watch some old episodes of Emergency on Netflix. I began to slip off to sleep but was awoken by my wife calling me to turn off the TV and go to sleep. No big deal, still a very typical evening. The room was somewhat darkened as I made my way to the front door to make sure it was locked. The only light came from the TV which gave off its typical eerie glow.
As I walked back toward the kitchen, without warning, I hear a loud bang of kitchen chairs smashing together, then scratches of feet across the kitchen floor. All of this was followed by more banging against kitchen cabinets. Now I am half asleep at this point so needless to say I was more than startled by this eruption. As I neared the dimly lit kitchen I noticed that my dog was causing all this commotion. I could clearly see her gyrating and flopping in all directions. My first thought was she was having a seizure as this was the same type of behavior I have seen in other dogs we have owned.
So I yelled her name, "Puppy are you OK?" Now I am right on top of her so I flip on the kitchen light and clearly see her problem. A grey shadow darts across the floor in front of me followed by puppy in full pursuit. A mouse! My dog was chasing a mouse! Not only was she chasing the mouse but she now has it cornered against the cabinetry.
She is about to go in for the kill when I grab her collar and yell no! I didn't want her to eat it because we use poison in the house to control the mice. So I dragged puppy to my wife by the collar and reenter the kitchen just in time to see the mouse slip under the refrigerator.
Who needs a cat?