“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy!” Isaac Newton
Our two dogs bring us immeasurable joy every day. They are always close at hand and are the best of companions. I can’t imagine our lives without them. That said, with the awakening of Spring, the rodent world has also come to life. Chipmunks, mice, voles, moles, squirrels, you name it and the dogs have been trying to chase it, catch it, unearth it, eat it. You get the picture. There are numerous new ankle or knee breaker holes scattered about the property. Today they were exceptionally determined, well at least one of them was.
To keep the plastic on my high-tunnel from being torn to shreds, I had to pull the openings back. Our little boy dog spent most of the afternoon trying to move the high-tunnel to a new location to get at the mice that like to dine in the compost bin nearby.
His sister, always the cheerleader, remained diligently close at hand to cheer him on.
This is the end result, and not just the head, but belly, and all fours too. Yes, isn’t he adorable! I was just thankful his sister didn’t join in up to her ears. With her long soft hair, she can rock some wicked mud dreadlocks.
And, to think he then wanted to waltz right back into the house like nothing was amiss! Needless to say, someone got a good rinse this evening. He does not like being squirted in the face though. Who does? So, it took both of us to hold him in the sink, and then, of course, we required a change of clothes soon thereafter. He cleans up nice though. Not a speck of mud on him an hour later. Good boy!