Ollie has a new pass time on walks, he likes to hunt for and carry in his mouth...... Moles!
He does not hurt them, or they appear not to be hurt as once he puts them down they run back to the dark. Normally i try and discourage this behaviour for everyones sake but.....
The other day i didn't see him in front of me as usual, and he was not in the neighbouring dyke back so i happened to turn around as i whistled. Here he comes racing down the hill so fast his back legs were overtaking his front ones with something in his mouth yes you guessed it a mole. He has such a look on his face "look what i found mum!". I made him put it down and just as the poor wee thing was about to run for safety he picks it back up again!! This time i made him put it down and aided it into the hedgerow, it went indignantly squealing all the time complaining about its very sudden journey.
So now i keep an even closer eye on Ollie and his friend finding missions.