For my entire life I have lived with small animals.  Small hamsters, small dogs, small chickens, small everything.  So it was a little strange when our neighbor’s came over to introduce their new BIG dog.  They called him Nate.

We were worried about our little animals, so my little brother asked, “Will he try and kill our pets?”  She kind of laughed and said, “I don’t know, I guess we’ll find out.” in a playful kind of way.  We all knew it was a ridiculous question.  I mean why would she have a pet that would harm other pets.  It just doesn’t make any sense.

But I guess we were wrong.

It had been a couple years after they got Nate, when we bought two bunnies.  They loved to hop around outside in their cage, but one day, one of them escaped. It wasn’t hard to find her. We found her in the garage eating cat food.  We tried to get her to put her back in the cage, but she wouldn’t let us grab her.

A couple days later, after trying and trying to get her to go back in her cage, she went missing again.  We looked for her everywhere. We were looking for her for days when…I was walking near the back of my yard and thought I saw her out of the corner of my eye.  So I went over to the spot where I thought I saw her and found her laying down sleeping.

But only she wasn’t sleeping.

At first I had no idea what or how something got in our back yard and got her.  Then I glanced over to the gate, separating us from our neighbors.  There was a hole in the gate big enough for a big dog to get through.  Then I knew what happened.

Nate!

 

 

 

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