Agree with you Fred. Bored and full of attitude. Marie's little Pomeranian thinks he is German Shep attack dog. He will charge up to a stranger then stop short start tail waging and wanting attention. Used to try to chase cars nosier the better the garbage truck!!. Got him broke of that. He still gives them that look your mine buddy if I get off this leash. . :wink:thumb
Dogs chasing anything does not always mean they want to eat it.
Our Rotti Abe chases stray cats in the backyard all the time.
On the rare occasions he has caught one all he has done is pin it down with his nose. Sort of like "Tag. Your it."
While, yes, the consequences to Daryl could be ugly.
Many times a dog chasing something is for the thrill of the chase only.
Dogs get bored just like humans.