Wednesday, 30 May 2012

a digging dog

A mystery has been solved.

 A few weeks ago a night-time intruder came to our garden and dug up my pak choy seedlings. Or was it an intruder?

 This week Penny has been inside and out with a foul-smelling 'thing' she's dug up from the garden. We can't figure out what it is, but when she chews on it, red meat is revealed. (No one's going close, to check it out.) The most probable explanation is that it's a piece of rabbit torso. Sometimes the taste of rabbit is too strong for her and it needs to be buried for a few days to ripen to a deliciousness we can't appreciate.

 As I tippy-toed along behind to see where she would rebury it, all was revealed. She's the culprit who dug up the seedlings, burying her treasure.

I didn't see where she's buried it this time, but here's hoping this little fence will keep her away from it if it's in the same spot. I figure the meat will be a nice fertiliser for the rainbow chard and purple podded Dutch peas that grow nearby.

I  try to be philosophical about digging, because she's a dog, after all, but I'll be disappointed if she disturbs the roots of the gorgeous peas.


Ludo van Doggy said...

Very nice of you not to get mad and to understand the benefits of nicely matured food. I has never beed one for digging. I prefer to try and bury things down the sofa cushions or beds. Hence my pawrents does not be so philosophical. BOL
~lickies, Ludo

Hound Girl said...

LOL way to go Penny!! Looks like the fence might deter her. I am with you I realize they are dog so a little digging here and there doenst bother me. Haylie went through a phase where she would dig a hole and they lay some part of her body in it- cracked me up. she also is one to roll in dry dirt -she loves it.
Your pea plant is doing great!

Mitch and Molly said...

It sounds like you found yourself a yummy treat, Penny!
Your mom's pea flowers are just gorgeous!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, naughty Penny!! :-)

Hope that new fence works. And those peas ARE gorgeous!!


Mary said...

You might have to stay philosophical after you have taught her to dig at the beach.

parlance said...

Ludo, I would not be philosophical if Penny decided to 'bury' one of her tasty treats in the house. At one stage we used to have baby gates all over the place for just that reason.

parlance said...

Hound Girl, Penny used to dig holes to lie in, especially on hot days, but I haven't seen her do that for ages, except for the visit to the beach recently.

parlance said...

Mitch and Molly, I'm glad you like those peas. I'm hoping they will taste nice. I've never grown them before.

parlance said...

Honey, it's not a proper fence, just a few little bits of bamboo stuck in the ground, but up until now we've found that she respects such boundaries if she realises we've deliberately set them up.

parlance said...

Mary, I did give a sigh when I realised she has rediscovered the joy of digging, but on the other hand, I think she has always dug in the garden to store her choicest food.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Penny, hope you find a good spot to hide it next time. Don't let the humans see you dig it there next time - ok!

parlance said...

Lassie and Benjie, it's lucky Penny isn't as crafty as you two are! She doesn't realise we're spying on her.