Gau had been traveling in no particular direction, the “trail” of his brother having gone temporarily cold, and ended up back not terribly far from where he had run into a feisty dog in the past. In the male's mouth, was a small rabbit that had not been quite fast enough to reach it's burrow in time. It had been a while since stumbling across one of his victims, or anyone that had spotted the one that Gau hunted. Part of the brown wolf liked to hope that it meant his brother had finally stepped away from the evil acts that Gau knew him for, and had slipped away to start life with a clean slate. Much more likely though, was he had just been unlucky about finding anyone that might know where he had gone,
it wouldn't last forever, Gau was always good at finding his way back on the path to his brother. Gau was usually content to chalk that up to fate, or good luck, and patiently wait for the next break.
The sun above was almost hidden by darkened clouds that were probably heavy with snow, and was glad that he had already found a good place to stay the night, an old unused burrow in the side of some hilly terrain. It probably wouldn't have killed him to sleep out in the open, but the little bit of effort to find somewhere to escape the cold was usually worth it, at least to Gau. Thinking of the cold, reminded Gau of Shiba, the feisty little dog that he hoped had managed to stay out of trouble since they last saw one another, and how she might be handling the cold weather.
A white flake drifted past Gau's nose, the first of many that had begun falling down from above, and made the male a little more intent on getting back to the place he had chosen to spend the night. The sun still had hours in the sky, but he didn't want to risk the snow hiding the entrance before he got there. It would have probably made more sense to just eat his rabbit at the place it was caught, but he had instead started walking with it, and planned to eat once inside of the burrow.
Sure enough, by the time he had made it back to where he figured the place would be, it was getting harder to differentiate the burrow from the snow covered ground, and would require some attention to avoid being snowed in. Without paying a whole lot of attention, Gau started trying to enter the burrow, thoughts entirely on the rabbit that was to be his meal.