When I was going over my check list in my mind ( sun glasses, camera, coffee mug, turtle food) yep got it all this time. John came inside to tell me Susie had killed a rat. I didn't believe him, he teases a lot. You mean as in rat with a long tail? He was getting aggravated so I went to look. There huddled against the wall is a biiig rat with a long tail. When I stepped closer I saw it was still breathing. Susie walked up to it and looked at it and then at me as if to say "see what I did Mama?" The rat revived and ran toward me. I jumped two feet screaming its alive and ran one direction and Susie ran the other direction thinking she had done something wrong. John just happened to have a hammer in his hand to take with us to repair a fence. I had to turn my head away while he finished Susie's job. I bragged on her and told her she done good just in case there are any rodent relatives around.