thanks to what will henceforth be known as "the squirrel incident of 2010" i've just discovered that my dog is extremely gun shy. the gun itself dosen't scare him but the loud bang it makes will instantly turn him into a fur covered hidey hole seeking missile. i swear to god i think the dog was gone and hid before the bullet ever hit the mark. p.s. 3 facts about squirrels. 1) they do not like being shot in the ***. 2) squirrels take it very personally when their tails come off. 3) 6:45am under a cold, dark, slightly muddy trailer is a bad time and place to try to hunt down a (wounded but not quite as dead as you thought he was) squirrel who's been shot in the *** and has lost his tail. you ever see the movie "aliens"? yeah imagine that, but on a smaller scale and with fur.