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    New pooch

    We finally got around to getting another dog to keep our old chow/golden mix company. She's a rescue from a local agency, and is allegedly a ~4 year-old lab/golden mix (though she's awfully small for that combination). She weaned her first and only litter of pups a few months ago, and was spayed just last week. We were worried about her feeling "at home" with another larger, older dog already in residence...but after her first day here it appears that's not going to be a problem.

    Quite the proper, modest lady here. She looks like the aftermath of a horrible accident of some sort.

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    She doesn't look friendly at all. What's her name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post
    She doesn't look friendly at all.
    Clearly she's not comfortable in her new surroundings yet. At least, not comfortable enough to have laid claim to every seat in the house...yet.

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    What's her name?
    Bailey. Not what I would have chosen, but she's had it long enough that we decided against changing it and confusing her.
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    Glad she found a good home. I know she'll be loved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post
    Glad she found a good home. I know she'll be loved.
    I'm just hoping she can find it in her heart to tolerate our use of her furniture.
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    Lol! Spoken like a true pet owner that loves their pets.
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    It looks like she's going to fit in just fine here. I'm a little miffed though that she's now officially having a better hunting year than I am.

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    HAHA, looks like she's going to fit right in!
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    So...which of you ne'er-do-wells predicted that I'd sous vide that tree rat? Pat yourselves on the back. After a light dusting with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning, and then sitting in the bath overnight at 167F, it was so fall-apart tender that I had to use silicon tongs to get the carcass halves out of the bag. Then when I tried to use a fork to scrape the meat off they both just fell apart. This made separating the bones from the meat quite tedious (especially the ribs and vertebrae), but the end result was worth it. The meat was a level of tenderness I didn't think possible from an adult fox squirrel. And the Italian seasoning, which I threw in as an afterthought, made a big difference in the flavor. This is easily the best damned squirrel I've ever tasted. But only a taste (for QA purposes, of course), with the bulk of the spoils going to the huntress and her partner in crime. Some thumbnails, followed by links to the much larger original photos:

    Is it ready yet? (Full size: https://i.imgur.com/T1xuov4.jpg)


    Tell me this doesn't make your mouth water. (Full size: https://i.imgur.com/rHfyTUi.jpg)


    De-boned. (Full size: https://i.imgur.com/91o7FbC.jpg)


    One satisfied customer. (Full size: https://i.imgur.com/2QhqGsz.jpg)


    What do you mean there isn't any more? (Full size: https://i.imgur.com/OyqFYNG.jpg)
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    "Who's a good girl?"


    Now that you mention it, Sue V. seems just right for a big squirrel. I have a pressure cooker method that I far prefer to anything else, unless I'm doing a stew anyway. With skwirls, it's all about breaking down the muskells ...

    Texas has some BIG squirrels. California has some weird ones ... LOL ... They don't relate to trees the way I think a squirrel should ...LOL

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