Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Dog's Work Is Never Done

Rob is digging our fish pond by hand. The ground is very rocky here and it's slow, difficult digging. He sometimes gets up early and goes out to dig before it gets too hot and lately he's been digging just before dark when it's a little cooler. All the dogs go with him and help, but Morgan is the most faithful. The others go off to play ball or chase each other, but Morgan keeps on task.

Tonight I put the others in and went to check on the digging. Here's what I found. Rob sat down to take a break and Morgan moved over next to him.

She stays by him until he's finished for the night, then follows him inside.

He says that she occasionally digs along with him, but most of the time she either lies in the dirt or sits on a rock to watch.

Note the dirty feet.

She's always on the alert for anyone approaching.

The neighbors had just driven into their driveway and she had to greet them.

She loves being with Rob and helping him with whatever job he's doing.

When they finished in the pond, we did some work on the library. There will be sliding doors under the window seat so tonight we installed the hardware. And Morgan was there watching.
In the morning she'll be rewarded with a trip to the lake.


Poppy Cottage said...

What a sweet girl! Those are moments I'm sure your husband will always remember.

Happy DOT,

Tee said...

Awwww, you can help but admire Morgan loyalty!

The Dogs like to sit close when I do work in the yard too ... but somehow they almost always get in the way or sit on the very flower bed am trying to plant! :P


Lapdog Creations said...

So sweet!

Unknown said...

I love how her red collar looks against her white fur. She's such a good dog. I wonder if she'll swim again today. g

LizzieJane said...

How precious is Morgan, what a faithful companion she is. It must be fun to have her around.

SissySees said...

There's nothing like canine devotion. My girls are still more nosy than devoted, but I think they'll grow into it.

Marjie said...

Well, I guess we know which human belongs to Morgan, don't we?

Thor loves us all, but the top human in his world is the Great Red Protector, also known as my dearly beloved. Dogs are so interesting!

soulbrush said...

what a lovely 'shadow' to have. snuffs is the same, she follows me shadow.

Hero said...

So I'm guessing that Morgan is a daddy's girl? She really is a sweetheart and deserves a good time at the lake. I like to help my grandpa and my dad when they work in our garden. They use funny tools, but I find my paws and claws to be much more efficient at digging.

Molly the Airedale said...

We love best friend stories, Morgan!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

Me and my dog comes to mind. Morgan could do with some wellies to. best wishes Julie.C

the many Bs said...

that's cool that she gets to go to the lake. she will probably appreciate that a lot. what a nice girl.


Dianne said...

Wow, what a good little helper!