Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
Durango the Doubting Dingo
A dingo is kind of like a wild dog that lives in Australia. The average dingo pretty much knows what he wants and how to get it. With his strong jaws and ability to live in harsh conditions, he survives by hunting and cooperating with the pack.
Durango was different.
“Hey, buddy, come on. We’re going rabbit-hunting.”
“Mmmm. I don’t know,” said Durango. “Looks like rain.”
“Rain? It doesn’t rain here. Come on, let’s go.”
“I don’t know, I think it might get windy later on.”
“What? You’re afraid of a little dust? We’re hungry, and the pups need food. Sure you don’t want to come along?”
Durango shook his head. “I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure the rabbits are watching for us.”
Durango’s dingo buddy shook his head and walked away as he mumbled, just loud enough for Durango to hear, “Don’t think you’re eating any of my catch, you lazy dog.”
The pack of hunters left and headed toward the dark clouds on the horizon. Durango hunched down to wait, his own stomach now growling with a vengeance. The clouds came in fast along with high winds, and within minutes, a little herd of rabbits surrounded by a cloud of dust charged across the nearby field and straight into Durango’s path.
Over and over again, doubting the mob and following his own instincts worked well for Durango and his family. He and the stay at-homes had finished their feast before the hungry hunters returned. Luckily, there were leftovers.
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