As you may recall from “a labrador with no taste for rabbit”, our lazy Lila has been reluctant to help control Australia’s exploding rabbit population. This summer the plague on our property has reached a critical mass where doing nothing is no longer an option. So, for the first time ever, we called upon a ferreter and his furry team of two for assistance.

Naturally, Lila had never before encountered ferrets and when she caught her first whiff of Rodger and Dodger (arriving in a box), she was pretty excited. Much more so than she’d ever been about rabbits. I feared for the ferrets’ lives and tied Lila to a fence post where she could watch them from a safe distance. Quietly. So as not to distract them from their work.