Regular visitors to this page will remember Bok's friend Marley. He really is a lovely boy, and with some training should have been the perfect pet.
Sadly he's blotted his copybook. He recently chased and killed my neighbour's hens; something of which I would never have thought him capable. It is well known that once a dog kills, you can never really get them to stop. Luckily Bok is very good with Chickens. He has always tried to 'herd' them; it's the Border Collie in him, he would never kill one.
I must say here that Marley's owners also have another dog. It's like a small black Bulldog, with a wrinkled face and an attitude to challenge Trump or Tyson. We call it 'The evil black bastard devil dog'; which is exactly what it is. It growls and snaps at you. It's only visited us on two occasions (accompanied by Marley) and I was obliged to fend it off with a stick. Nasty bloody animal.
So, Marley's future is now in question. The owner of the hens quite rightly informed Marley's owners of the disastrous event, and I imagine he will now be chained up, or just kept inside their garage. His roaming-free days are over, and he has lost friends due to his bad behaviour.
Of course, humans also behave badly, and regular readers may remember that some time back we were forced to 'cut' a couple of naughty local miscreants; sadly Dogs are as difficult to re-educate as certain humans.
Poor old Marley; we'll miss him.