Sunday, December 23

Slender young hare #5

Was caught yesterday. I saw a slender young hare (SYH) trail through some high brush, so I put a 1 1/2 long spring trap right in front of where the good hiding places are on Friday. I caught an SYH the next day. Ever since then it has been snowing, and there are fresh tracks in that area, so I hope to catch another soon. I replaced the steel trap with a snare, because snares work better for SYHs.

In addition to slaying evil SYHs seeking to possess my high brush, I have learned some new songs on my guitar. I have learned to play "I'm for You" (Toby Mac), "East to West" (Casting Crowns) and "What Could be Better" (33 Miles).

Dog training is going pretty well. Alvin gets bored really easily, but he now alerts Mr. B at the sound of:
The smoke alarm
The telephone
Me calling Mr. B
Me knocking on the door.

Last night we made gingerbread houses. We got done around 10:00 p.m. and Mom said "OK, everybody put on your hats, gloves, coats, and snowpants. 2 hour snow romp". Well, we were out there till midnight. I would have checked all my traps, but it was too late because the law states that trap setting and tending hours are between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.


  1. Nice job on the hare, Toby!

    Is your Mom going to make videos of you playing those songs? Do you use guitar sheet music, tabs or both? If you use tabs, here's a blog you might want to visit. Graham Choo's blog He comes up with the tabs and his brother, Daniel, performs them and occasionally makes instructional videos for them on youtube. Oh, here they are playing a guitar duet of O Holy Night. G. has the shorter hair.

    Keep up the good work on the guitar, Tobe. You won't be sorry! Merry Christmas, buddy!

  2. Thank you. I have caught another 6 since I last posted.

    I think Mom is going to make videos of me playing guitar, but no telling when.