My Dog just brought a Rat inside the house!

@jennybianca (12915)
Australia
December 10, 2009 9:20pm CST
I was so annoyed with her. I knew she was down by the coffee table, but what got my attention were little growls she was making. Finally I looked. She had a rat there. Dead of course. She,Bella, is a mini fox terrier. They are ratters, but she is supposed to be a sooky pet. I had to remove the rat and put it ion the rubbish bin. Just as well the cats weren't around at the time, as they would have been very interested. Im very annoyed at my dog, it was disgusting!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
11 Dec 09
Aww, but she brought you a present. Granted, it's a little nasty but I bet she's proud of herself. I'm just sayin'. Merry Christmas, Jenny.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
Im sure its just a present for me... not! She has always been a great hunter. I have the photo for the latest recipe I sent you, just hsave to load it on computer. Merry Christmas to you too.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
Here is a 4 pic rotating pics of my dog bella.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
try again
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
11 Dec 09
Oh my. I would hate that if my dog was to bring in something like that. I hate rats anyway and snakes. I wander where your dog got the rat from, to bring in your house? I would be disgusted also.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
I think the rats live down in the very corner of the yard, where there is a climbing plant growing on mine and the neighbours fence. Sometimes they are the ceiling too.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
11 Dec 09
This is the real problem with affectionate dogs that want to lick your face!
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
my dog bella - the rat catcher
Ohh, yess.. my dog is a real face licker... Hewre is a pic of my dog bella.
• United States
11 Dec 09
After this little incident maybe you should consider some doggy toothpaste and give her a good toothbrushing.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
But I dont know if she would let me ckean her teeth!!
@snafushe (795)
• Canada
11 Dec 09
Haha my cat and dog both love to bring in rats and mice all the time, it's disgusting! The other day my dog brought one into the house and all I could see sticking out of his mouth was this pink tail. It was a frozen mouse, and he was sucking on it like a Popsicle. I guess you could say he had a mousesicle :)
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
My Dog Bella - The rat catching dog
YuK!! A frozen mouse. Guess you live in the northern hemisphere.And a tail sticking out if its mouth, that is sooooo off putting. I tried to load a pic of my dog bella in the response before yours & it didnt come out, so will try it here.
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@snafushe (795)
• Canada
12 Dec 09
Hehe awwe what a cutie! What kind of dog is he? He kind of looks like a fox terrier, which is what I used to have, I miss that dog. :( Haha yes it's so funny when they bring these critters in to the house and think their bringing us a gift.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
12 Dec 09
She is a mini fox terrier.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
11 Dec 09
Oh poor little rat, and it was really disgusting. I know that feeling cause sometimes our black cat, kills and take home birds for lunch and dinner. Sometimes our pincher will join our cat, and damn that is crazy and gory. But you know, i cannot blame them, it's their wild instinct as animals, anyway they are still the carnivorous type of animals. Good thing our big dogs are not used to foods like that, cause if they do, they will sure be a nightmare for people who visit our home. Have a great day, and give many foods to your pet always.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
Oh, I do feed my pets a lot, they are greedy. The vet once told me one of my cats was very greedy.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
my dog bella - the rat catcher
Here is a pic of my dog bella.
• India
11 Dec 09
This was so digusting, not only you but every person in place of you geting engry and very much annoyed at your dog, this was so bad that.your dog brought a rat inside the house
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@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
11 Dec 09
I wonder if dogs do that as a sign of appreciation or just to give the owner a gift. Maybe its to show they are powerful and a good guardian and protector. Anyway, I'm sure he won't be doing that again. I heard cats do that too.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
my dog bella - the rat catcher
I know cats do it, and Im sure with cats like mine, they do it as a gift. Not sure if my dog just felt like bringing it inside & playing with it. Here is a pic of bella.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
11 Dec 09
Ah Jenny this is too much, I'm not here, I cannot read your introduction, Just passing through for support and tell you I really cannot read anything with that vile foul scarey three letter word in it.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
my dog bella - The rat catching dog
Right, I wont mention it again. But I will put a pic here of my dog bella. I promise there are no ..... in it.
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• China
11 Dec 09
The dog is great, I would like to have one. I'm amazed by it...
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
Mini Fox Terriers are easy to get in Australia. Dont know about getting them where you live.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
11 Dec 09
I would not have just been annoyed, I would really be having a fit. I hate rats.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
I know other people who would have a fit too. Many people say they are fruit rats, which is true. What they didnt realise is the fruit rat is the same as the Norwegian Rat, or Ships Black Rat, the ones that carried the bubonic plague.
@missweety (628)
• Latvia
11 Dec 09
You don't have to bee so annoyed with your dog. Dogs are hunters and I think fox terriers especially!!! It's even seen in their breed - fox terrier!!!And if you knew if that rat was down by the coffee table than sorry, but shame on you that you first didn't take that rad and trow away!!! Once more - dogs are hunters and it's in their nature!!!
• Latvia
11 Dec 09
oh, sorry, I think you meant your dog not rat that she was down by the cffee table - my appologies!!!! ;( but don't be annoyed by her!!!
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
No,no, what I meant was that my dog brought the rat inside. Naturally I got rid of it as soon as I saw it. Yes, rat hunting is in her breed, she didnt really get told off that much. I just didnt want her to bring her "kills" inside.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
Thats fine.
• Canada
13 Dec 09
BELLA, FOX TERRIER HUMMMMMMMMM. Why r u so put out?????????????????????????? she did her job that is what terriers do, all of them.......WHEN U BUY A WORKING DOG U HAVE TO EXPECT THEM TO WORK, THAT'S WHAT THEY R BRED FOR... REMEMBER ALWAYS LUV/ CARE FOR YOUR DOG/ PET, THEY WILL ALWAYS LUV U.........
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
13 Dec 09
my dog bella - mini fox terrier
I love my dog and care for her a great deal. Here is a great pic of her.
• Canada
13 Dec 09
I always post remember always, It's a sign of respect for my lil girl,Bouvier female, that past. Not anything you did or didn't do.....
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Dec 09
hi jennybianca oh wow a rat, our dog when we had our own home would bring us gifts like that too, really disgusting but they think they are doing you a big honor, its the nature of a dog, just like cats love to climb no matter where they climb on either. My first room mate had a cat who climbed all over her stuff and she would scream at it, and it just looked at her as if to say,you talking to me! so funny and the madder she got the more the cat would climb all over her stuff. once she quit yelling at him, he got down,curled up and went to sleep.I did not dare laugh as she was so angry. wow.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Dec 09
thanks jenny binaca for best response, always nice to be honored like that.
@pastorkayte (2255)
• United States
3 Mar 10
Why be annoyed, I would have much rather had my dog or cat rid my house of mice and rats, because once they have babies your house will be overrun by them. Having a pet that will catch these rodents that cause disease, bring in filth to your home, and deplete your food supply by breaking into boxes and things is a blessing, you should be pleased.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
4 Mar 10
Oh, I was only annoyed because she could have kept it outside. I am fine with her killing rats. There are no rats inside the house, just outside. I guess she wanted to show me her catch!
@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
12 Dec 09
Your pet Bella is also doing the task of a cat.. but I guess she is trying to be the best pet she can ever be.. It is amazing..
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
13 Dec 09
Well, I was very surprised to have her bring it inside, which is what our cats want to do.
• United Kingdom
11 Dec 09
Jenny,I don't think there is any reason why you should be annoyed with your dog.Dogs are supposed to be carnivores,remember??Trust me,if only he had the slightest idea how much disgusted you would have felt with this act of his,he would never have done it.I had a dog once who was so athletic,that it managed to catch and strangle pigeons who got temporarily trapped in the porch of our house.Not to mention,there were numerous instances of him catching and killing mice in the house.Mine is a vegetarian family and we are all hardcore animal lovers-whatever kind they may be of.We also hated the gruesome murders but since we knew that our harmless best friend didn't realize how much agony it caused to us,we never punished him for that.Yet, we did make it a point to admonish him every time he did something like that by expressing disgust at the act and by ignoring him for sometime.And believe it or not,it worked.We did it till he actually gave up the habit completely...:)
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
I dont mind my dog catching rats outside, I just didnt want her to bring her "kill" inside. One of my cats does that too, tries to bring her "kills" inside. My 16 year old daughter is a vegetarian, almost a vegan actually, and has been for 8 years. Bella didnt get told off that much.
• United States
11 Dec 09
Just think she did you a favor. She got rid of the rat so that it could not make its way into your ceiling. I know it is still very disgusting and not something you wanted in your house either way but she is cheaper than an exterminator.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
Exactly right. We have had rats in our ceiling, so I dont mind her catching them outside. I just dont want them brought in the house.
@Pria19 (10)
• India
11 Dec 09
Yuck!!! just kick it out... it can sperd number of deacease if left unnoticed... better to dump them...
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
my dog bella - the rat catcher
I got rid of it in the bin straight away. Here is a pic of my dog bella.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
11 Dec 09
jennybianca, I suppose that was her way of bringing both the Christmas cheer and your Christmas present. Well, at least it will keep the rodents at bay and have second thoughts coming into your house for a meal. Lest they fancy having their last! Just be glad she did not bring you something more gross than the rat. Have a nice day and compliments of the season.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Dec 09
I can see the benefits of haviong a rat catching dog for sure. One of my cats catches rats too. Here is a pic of my dog bella.
• Philippines
9 Oct 10
It might have been his Dog Instincts kicking in. Dogs like Fox Terrier used to be hunters back then. Fortunate for him he didnt get rabies or any diseases by biting that dirty rat.