Monday, October 21, 2013

We're In Trouble

We live on a hill. We dogs quite enjoy having a hill in the back yard. It offers lots of fun things to do.
But living on a hill can present some problems, too. For instance if drivers are going too fast or aren't paying attention, they can run off the end of the street right into our fence. It's happened four times since the fence was put up. No one has been hurt but that's the reason we put up these posts filled with concrete. If someone hits them, it may damage their car, but it should protect us from a car coming thru our fence.
Another problem with living on a hill is something called erosion. It means that our yard is trying to move down the hill all by itself. Dad put this block wall up to try to keep the yard in place. We helped him. It slowed the erosion down but didn't stop it.
So almost every year Dad buys some dirt to fill in places that have gotten bare and to go along the fence where rabbits and moles have dug holes and also to fix the places where Tess and Bailey and Sydney hunt for underground creatures.

Last week a man in a big noisy truck brought this big pile of dirt for Dad to move around. Every day he fills his wheelbarrow and fixes spots in the yard that need fixing. Then he smooths the dirt out and plants some grass seeds.
Well today that loud noise you all heard at your houses was our Dad yelling at us. You see he sent Tess and Lola and Bailey and Noah and Norma Jean and Sebastian and Sydney and Mac out to play this morning while he and Mom had a second cup of coffee. Only Morgan and I stayed inside with our peeps. 

After he drank his coffee he went outside to check on everybody and that's when the yelling started. The whole group had rolled in the fresh dirt and  some of them dug big holes too. They were all covered with dirt and mud.
After he yelled at them, he took them into the garage and all the long haired dogs got baths and the short haired dogs got rinsed off. It took a long time and Dad got soaking wet and the bathtub got all muddy.
Now Dad says the Water Dogs can't go out unless a human goes along to watch them. I guess he forgot that he's the one  who thought it was a good idea to put them out there in the first place. Peeps sure are strange.
Your clean pal, Fudge


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Have dirt...must dig (and roll). It's an unwritten law. SHE gets cranky when we dig in OUR garden,too.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Anonymous said...

Humans...they bring in the best of all possible toys and get mad if you play with it.

Marjie said...

Poor Dad! After all of that work, he had to redo it. And then to have to deal with baths on top of it! AT least you had the good sense to stay inside. And I'll bet Mom even shared her toast with you, right?

Molly the Airedale said...

Whoa! Look at that beautifully dug hole! We know that this wasn't exactly the bestest idea but it sure must have been a whole lot of fun until you got found out!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Jo's World said...

Youse guys! You just gotta get the big picture here and start to do right. Nobuddy would ever scold you if you just ran around playing frisbee or ball.

Give it some thought!


Dexter said...

That is an amazingly deep hole. You must have been very busy and efficient. It kind of sounds like fun (except for the yelling and bath parts).


Ruby said...

Nice!!!! Oh, not the yellin' and bathin', butts that hole is a thingie of BEAUTY!! Now, why, oh why, would your Pops put out all that FABulous fresh dirt, and NOT want you guys to roll in it?! Geesh. Weirdos.
Ruby ♥

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Peeps just yell so they'll feel better. They mean no harm. It'll all blow over when they run out of breath. As long as you guys are okay, all's fine.

SissySees said...


I'd mention that neither of the girls are much of a digger, but that would jinx me, and they do have their moments!!

Taffy said...

I'm not much of a digger but even I think that looks fun! Sorry you got in trouble :0(

charlie girl said...

Monty and Penny says, it's important for a dog to have a lake! If you dont have one, improvise, and mine usually do as soon as the big rains start coming in for the year in Seattle. :) Monty and Penny say, dig on!

Life with Wrigs said...

We learned many years ago that any type of fresh dirt or soil disturbance by humans is totally irresistible to dogs and MUST be dug up and rolled in. :-D

Susan and Wrigs