For the last several mornings Sadie and Pooh Bear have been going crazy sniffing around the shed in the back yard. Also sniffing around the lawn tractor which is covered with a cover. This morning they were trying to climb up on the tractor and under it and all around it. I even thought I saw something move inside the machine. I brought them inside and took my shower to get ready for work. I get out of the shower and look at Sadie and she has a small red, slightly bleeding spot under her ear. It is about the size of a thumbnail. I freaked out and called hubbie to come home from work and look at her. He comes right home and looks and said something got her. He said maybe a rat bit her. Emergency vet is about to close for the morning, so I have to wait an hour for my regular vet to open. She is acting fine though. I explained what happened to emergency vet and they said it sounded more like a racoon or possum, that they didn't think a rat would face down a dog and bite them. It isn't a snake bite. Anyway, it doesn't look that bad, but I am still very nervous and scared for her until I can get to the vet. After the vet appt. Hubbie will try to find out what the creature is that is hiding out in the lawn tractor.