Milton the Bad Citizen

Less than 48 hours after achieving his Canine Good Citizen Certification, Milton did something spectacularly less than citizenly. He and a pack of garage-sale going dogs ganged up on a neighbour's chicken, mortally wounding it and leaving it for dead in a bush.

Hunter and I were tending to our Garage Sale when I glanced out the window to see one of the dogs swinging a live chicken in its mouth. I ran outside to find Milton taking a turn with it, giving it a good shake. No doubt it was a tag-team effort.

Milton has been around the chickens for months and leaves them alone while they free range in the yard.

We disciplined him as quickly and effectively as we could. Then we put the chicken out of its misery and gave it to friends who are having it for dinner tonight. Poor chicken.