‘Dog’ is a wild cat, discovered in the rugged high country of Canterbury, New Zealand. Here, wild cats are considered a major threat to native bird life, and it is encouraged to destroy them if found.
Being an animal lover, keen hunter and wilderness explorer, as well as an environmentalist, I understand this, but then Dog came into my life.
My partner’s family has recently secured a homestead in the Canterbury high country which has been transformed through combined efforts from all connected into a hunting lodge, ‘HuntFish New Zealand Homestead’.
This now serves as a complement to their already establised Marlborough based business, HuntFish New Zealand (on the web: www.huntfish.co.nz).
One particular time in the renovation process, my partner was down there helping out.
Somehow he and his father discovered a nest of wild cats near the homestead.