The day started out quiet with my sleeping in to about 8 AM. I've worked six out of the last eight days. 8 AM is late when compared to my usual 4 or 5 AM wake-up. It felt good! After a leisurely shower, I had breakfast while I figured out how to pick my favorite channels on our new satellite TV setup. I then puzzled my way through a Sudoku puzzle while I had some coffee. A co-worker got me curious about Sudoku, and I've found them to be fun and challenging. This particular puzzle lays unfinished on the table - it's a harder one - and may not get finished. I then turned my attention to deciding what to do with myself for the day. Sassy needed to be exercised. I have a whole host of things I should get accomplished on this current break. Unpacking more boxes from the garage did not top the list of choices for the day. I decided I would try to locate the name of a person who Justin told me breeds rats. This person lives in the Rushford area. Justin gave me the phone number some time in the recent past. I had put the info in some terribly safe place . . . so safe I can't find it now. A few calls helped me track down the name of the person, and I had an agreement to come purchase a rat or two. I asked, and he also indicated he owned the woods around his home. He said it would be OK to bring Sassy. Cool! I had a place to fly her . . . and I'd get some trapping rats as well. Time to get moving!
We walked a little longer, and I was beginning to think Sassy was not very motivated to keep hunting, as we flushed several more squirrels which she did not engage. I was just about to call her to the lure, when she did move up and handily snatched another squirrel from the top of a tree. I didn't really expect her to do so well today. I though I'd be lucky if she caught a couple mice, but instead we scored two squirrels. Greg's family was impressed.
I have an invitation to come again and try for some more squirrels. He also indicates his neighbor has lots of acres, and he would be happy to introduce me.
Thank you Greg for allowing me to hunt your land! Thank you for the rats! And thank you for letting me meet your family.
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