One night when she was about 4 she got up in the middle of the night. I let her out and very unlike her she didn't come immediately back in. She was a princess and it was the middle of winter. She usually didn't dilly dally about getting her business done. I called her but she didn't come. I put on my Sorels and coat over my pajamas and grabbed a flashlight to see what was up. There was Mindy in the middle of our backyard eating a rabbit! I can only assume she caught it and killed it. Either that or it dropped dead in the middle of our yard. Once I got her in she thought it was a good idea to kiss my face. EWWWWWW!
In her last summer (she was 11 1/2) I heard her barking outside. I went out and she was barking from under our deck. The deck is just about ground level and I had no idea how she got under. I was pondering the fact that I'd probably have to rip off a deck board to rescue her when shooting out from under the deck came a racoon with Mindy in hot pursuit. Max was also outside so he joined the chase. At least Max had the good grace to look at me when I called him (although he decided I just wasn't interesting enough), Mindy didn't even break stride. They chased this racoon around the yard two or three times before he escaped under the fence. He could easily have stopped and fought and taken them both out I think. Needless to say we found the entrance and closed it off so he couldn't get back and the dogs couldn't get back under.
Mindy with Zeus our Golden
Showing who is the Queen of the castle
Again - showing who is top dog
Not even Mindy can resist Rylie's charm but his head is not allowed near her ears (too much ear pulling from puppy Max)