Did I ever tell you about our chocolate lab, Chip? That was the digginest dog! Yes, “digginest” is a word . . in my world! It means the dog dug halfway to China several times.
My dad gave Chip to Chad when Chad was about 4. OK . . puppies dig. We accepted it for a few years. When Chip was about 4 years old and still digging . . he’d dug up half my sewer system in Louisiana, he would dig holes and bury things . . big things. Dad found my yard pump type sprayer in a hole . . completely buried, after I left Louisiana.
Along comes Vince and he isn’t a dog lover anyway. Well, Speck changed that but he’d never seen a dog dig like Chip did so he talked to our vet and he told us that if they’re still digging past two years old, they’ll probably always dig. Chip always dug. In Kentucky, he dug so many holes that we couldn’t even cut the back yard with the riding mower for fear of flipping the thing in one of his holes. He was brown anyway but he’d dig a hole so deep that when got in it, you could barely see him. Some people told us they dig to stay cool but Chip dug all winter, all spring, all summer and all fall. Not sure what he was thinking. If the ground wasn’t frozen, Chip was digging!
Speck doesn’t dig because (1) he’s only outside on a leash and (2) his shoulders aren’t right and he can’t dig. The chickens though . . I go out there sometimes and they’ve dug holes and are flat even with the ground, all nicely stretched out in a hole . . or 10 holes because they all seem to have their own hole.
I walked outside the other evening and what did I see . .
A bunny! And, it looks like he’s dug himself a hole!
I move around a little closer and yes, he has been digging; just making himself at home!
Oops! I got a little too close and off he went . . quicker than a jack rabbit! Maybe he is a jack rabbit! He has a white tail so maybe he’s a cotton tail. Who knows . . but I wish he’d find somewhere else to live if he’s going to dig!