"That's right, Elmer! We're on a big hunt for bad-ass twuffles! And I'm the one who'll twack 'em for you!"
It's truffle hunting season and on a forest walk you will sometimes find people hunting for mushroom delights. So what was this guy doing with a rifle? Turns out game hunting season is next month, but they are merely tracking game now. As we passed we asked if it was safe to walk. He assured us it was and no hunting was actually going on. Sylvie, a frequent forest hiker with her beagle Mona, had numerous conversations with the hunters in Fribourg on the safety of hiking the forest during hunting season. They assured her that dogs were always safe especially if they and their people wore the required orange and stuck to the trails. Never had there been a hunting accident with a dog. But there had been some with humans. Well, that makes me feel so much better!
"Princess, is this a truffle? It sure looks scary."
"Awe, Big Boy. That's no truffle. Truffles are tougher, and they run a lot faster. A husky is the only one who can hunt and catch a truffle."
"I'll hunt truffles for you Mom! No problem! I'll chase 'em down and kill 'em for you!"
(Cue Wagner music...) "Kill da twuffle! Kill da twuffle! With my sword and magic helmet!"
-Dr. Liz, who grew up on a very healthy diet of Bugs Bunny cartoons (really - how many cartoons do you know of these days who had such great musical scores?!?)
Time to break out the sleek reflective gear, eh? Truffles! Nom. Surely you can catch a few.
Oy. Clearly I have spent too much time reading my boss's writing when I wrote my signature tag line. I was ATTEMPTING to say that cartoons these days don't often use classical music in their scores. I have no idea how I managed to write what I did up there. Gah! 😉
Dr. Liz, who, apparently, shouldn't be allowed to edit the writing of others as she can't string together a coherent sentence of her own...
Hmmmm, never had a truffle - are you sure it wouldn't be more fun to hunt wabbits?
Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
We give up. What's left to hunt in Swiss forests besides rabbits and rodents and birds? Do they still have wild deer? Wild boar? Lions and tigers and bears? Mama is not a fan of hunting, period. We are much more liberal-minded on the subject, but we don't cheat and use WMD's -- just our wits, our speed and our teeth.