Yesterday while I was doing some lawn chores in the back yard, K was in our little patch of “woods” (a small stand of trees) doing something. I wasn’t sure what. When I called her and she came to see what I wanted, I noticed a bunch of dirt clinging to her chin. That told me she’d been digging. As long as she wasn’t digging in the middle of the lawn, that was fine.
Before long, Belle realized K was digging and she went back to help. They were both back there for quite some time. Hubby went back to check on them and told me that he could hardly see Belle. I think he said something like, “If you hear a crash, that’s the shed falling into the hole.”
I just had to go see what they were up to.
If you look closely, you’ll see the dirt on both of their noses.
These two were determined. I had no idea what they were after. My guess was a groundhog. There’s one of those that hangs out in our yard periodically, usually under the shed.
K did most of the work. She really was back there for a long time. At least an hour, maybe more.
After taking the pictures I posted above, I went back to what I’d been doing. Shortly thereafter, K came flying out of the woods, shaking her head wildly.
She’d caught something. I didn’t see what it was before she dropped it. She couldn’t find it, so she tore back into the woods.
Belle, in the meantime, had circled around behind K and retrieved the prey.
I didn’t want either of the dogs to eat whatever the thing was, so I had to pick it up.
This is what I saw…
Let’s take a look at that hole again…
A hole several feet long, about eight inches wide and about a foot deep. For a small mole.
They were both very excited. I let them sniff the thing a bit before I shut them in the house and tossed the mole far back into the woods.
A little while later, I was sort of amused to see K and Belle under the table sniffing at my glove. I guess it still smelled like mole. One glove was on the ground already.
K really wanted to get that glove.
If I hadn’t moved it, she would have found a way.