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    Wow Chubb, you win! Or rather, Snoop did. What a day. Banjo never runs that far.

    My old dog had a bit of a habit of nicking off on me when there were rabbits around. Usually in country that was obviously snake infested, so I never dared to go find her and just waited by the car for her to grace me with her return. Now she's gone I can laugh and think "At least she had so much fun chasing those bunnies".

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    I finally found out what has frosty so excited about the pile of stuff at the bottom of the yard. There's a full sized blue tongue living there, but it knows all the hiding spots and quickly got well out of Frosty's reach before she could do anything.

    So now I have to teach her to ignore the lizard. Which is going to be hard because while Frosty always dobs it in - location wise - I can't see it. And there's mice in the same area. I'm pretty sure the lizard has eaten at least one I caught in the trap ie trap wasn't where I left it and there was no mouse. One time - I did pull a mouse in the trap out of its mouth. Ie mouse was very soggy. I didn't expect to see the lizard again after that but it's back this summer.

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    Ahh, rabbits are fun!

    We do not have rabbits in Qld but now it appears to be hare season.
    We have seen a pair jumping about on the evening walk this week.
    Lunge is an understatement - I will get myself a little sled one day, it will be great for those downhill runs. lol.

    Hy, our first dog and cat killed a blue tongue that lived in our yard -I had been feeding it as it was quite tame and I have always liked them.
    They we sitting on the steps when I arrived home that day with the remains of the poor creature on the doormat. Look what we caught Mum! I was so annoyed with them. They were banished to the backyard after being read the riot act.

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    we had a win-fail this evening at the dog park.

    Had the whole football oval to ourselves (with baseball club training on the other side) and Frosty was being quite good and we went through some basic heel work and dances moves and it was all good, then one of the other regulars showed up and her son had a remote control car - and he let it loose on the bmx track - before I had a chance to get leash on Frosty. oops.

    Fortunately for all of us - Frosty very agilely chased the car or ran away from it when it chased her (some little boys have no respect for their toys or dogs even when they share a house with one). And she barked a lot at it but she never touched it. This is pretty much what she does with any critter she chases - though some wool on her teeth at sheep herding lessons - suggests she does get OTT excited sometimes. Or she thought the sheep were dogs. Not sure.

    So eventually boy stopped his car and I got Frosty and put her on lead and spent a lot of time doing look at that while talking to boy's mum. Their dog ignored the toy and pretty much everything else - after giving Frosty the once over.

    And when it seemed all good - I let her go again. Fail. She chased the car again. Barking at it. Not quite sure what's going on in her head - she doesn't bark that much playing with other dogs, but she sometimes does when we're working together on the agiltiy course.

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    I wouldn't be able to trust Banjo near a remote control car, I think. She's also prone to wanting to join into a game of soccer or football.

    We had a big fail at the shops today. There were too many dogs and kids and she went totally wild. She does this thing where she jumps up when on the lead and when you try to pull her back she turns into something that resembles an assault weapon. She just would not calm down at all, could not get her to focus on me. I had a hard time carrying my shopping (stupid plastic bag ban too!) and our take away back to the car whilst trying to control her. My daughter could not hold her at all, just got dragged along. Next time I'll keep circling till I find a park in the shade so I can leave her in the car for those 10 minutes!

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    Another fail at the park this evening. Frosty cleans up all the stray food in the school playground. I made the mistake of trying to chase her to get her to trade - I should have run away and called her. I hope she lives cos I didn't take her to the vet for the vomit treatment.

    Sheesh. And she wonders why I don't let her off lead.

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    For some reason the food they scavenge themselves is the most desirable!

    We always know by "the trot" (the stealth run to the back door) - that Snoop has nicked something to eat from the kitchen.

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    I read a story about how someone lost a whole batch of defrosting sausages from her kitchen sink - her dog nicked them and ate them.

    The thing that freaked me out the most about that story was not that her dog had the opportunity to get the sausages - though that was bad enough - but that she thought the sink was a good place to defrost them. YUUKKKKKYYYYY.

    If I have to leave food to cool (usually cakes and the like) on the kitchen counter - I put a row of stacked empty cans along the front of the counter where that food is. So far - Frosty has not managed to nick any (touch wood).

    She did knock some cans off once - kind of put her off going through them.

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    A couple of weeks ago I left 2 steaks on the bench to defrost. I lost one to the dog - only found the ziplock bag in the backyard - and the other one the cat was gnawing on when I returned to the kitchen.

    We had pizza for dinner that night.

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    If I have something to defrost - I usually defrost it in the fridge. Takes a bit longer but it's safer for two reasons. 1. less germs. 2. most dogs (and cats) can't open the fridge door. At least mine can't.

    Sometimes I put stuff in the oven (switched off) or microwave.

    Mostly I defrost in microwave and cook immediately after.

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