Let me tell you about MY Tam'... she's a confirmed Retriever! This girlfriend of mine has trouble deciding what to do when she catches a bird.
You see, two instincts kick in: (1) Retrieve! and (2) Don't Kill! So what does a Retriever do when Mom is not around and she catches a dove?...Well, she RETRIEVES it and then sits and waits. Eventually the jittery bird gets the better of her, so MY Tam' then plucks it!
You should have seen our garden yesterday - it looked like a duvet! There were feathers everywhere....Go Tam!!
Thought I'd share that with you.
ps. THanks for all the emails from my new blog readers. Mom is still new at this game, so has to learn how to reply. But in the meantime. Thanks Guys! WOOF!