SlimDoggy Jack’s Mischievious Week!

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It started out like any other week, but ended up being Jack’s most mischievous week ever. I often say that he and Maggie don’t get into to much trouble, being seniors and all. Well, not this week.

It started with Jack’s discovery of a ground squirrel nest in our backyard right next to our deck. That led to our Wordless Wednesday post last week.

Our ‘real’ gardener came the next day and filled in the holes and we thought we were done with it. But, Jack didn’t and he spent Friday evening doing more excavation. You can see the previous holes behind him, filled in…and the new one in front. He’s so proud of himself.


In addition to the gardening work, Thursday morning, after our run he went out back to do his usual morning circuit, checking the perimeter (do your dogs do that too)?Β  He didn’t come back in within the normal amount of time (usually a ten minute job), but I was on the phone for work and distracted…but then started to get suspicious. You know how it is when you don’t hear the dogs, you know they are up to no good.

I walked out on the deck and see him over in the far corner, near the shed where the rabbits live and sure enough…he has a full bunny in his mouth chomping away. I guess he was getting a post-run protein fix. I freak of course, but I’m on a conference call for work, complete with clients. I tell the people on the phone that my dog is eating a bunny and put them on hold. Then I run to get Steve to deal with Jack and the bunny. I’m actually relieved that I don’t have to deal with it because I have in the past, and believe me, it’s not pretty.

Luckily, the clients on my conference call were dog owners and familiar with the dog meets appetizing wildlife problem we all face sometimes. And sorry, no pictures…be grateful I spared you.

But, to be honest, in the midst of all this mischief, Jack was also a super-star during several eHow videos that we taped at the house. Jack can sometimes be a challenge with strangers (check our post in the WOOF Support Blog Hop last month), but he was a perfect gentleman, did all of the running and balancing and posing he was asked to do, even with all the tempting treats and food bowls involved in the shoot. I was really proud of him.

All in all it was a busy, crazy week for Jack and I’m sure hoping he chills on the weekend because I really need it too.


We are joining up with the Monday Mischief Blog Hop, hosted by Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog and My Brown Newfies



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  1. Now that’s super mischief, wish I had mud and grass to dig πŸ™‚ xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. If you had an overweight unfit dog, you wouldn’t have these problems. Luckily, none of us are diggers, and I catch wabbits a lot but I just like the catch/kill part, then I dump them off with someone and move on. I do agree with Jack, though. The best time to do those things is when the parents are really busy and can’t come and get you πŸ˜‰
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  3. LOL – with you, not at you. Rosie is our resident digger πŸ™ I keep trying to tell her she would not like China. And you already know about Rudy, our serial bunny killer. Wouldn’t you think the rabbits would pass the word?
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    • The rabbits are so dumb…or maybe it’s just confidence in their ability to outrun him…but they just sit there and watch him sometimes.
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  4. The Boys want to say on Jacks behalf that digging holes is not “mischievous” it’s just one of those things he was put here to do!
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  5. He was aerating your yard for you. Thank goodness for understanding dog owners!
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  6. I know I shouldn’t laugh at the “bunny pick-me-up” being eaten while you were on the phone but…hahahaha! Poor Jack looks as if he is saying “What do you mean the “real” gardener? Thanks for the Monday morning laughs! Bark More, Growl Less Barking from the Bayou!
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  7. Hey! I’m with Emma here. If Jack were fat he probably couldn’t catch the things. However, being slim and still acting like a puppy is MUCH more entertaining. For those that have successful “hunting” dogs though, it’s necessary to remember that rabbits carry Tularemia And if Jack ever becomes sick after catching a rabbit, get him to the vet pronto & tell the vet he caught one.

    I’d make sure I washed all the parts of the dog that touched the wild rabbit after a kill too. Its human mortality rate is 30%, and I wouldn’t want to be a statistic from petting my dog. The CDC has plenty of human-info at its site. You just never can be too careful with things like this. (Weird survival lesson from our USAF son after he came home from survival school in some snowy mountains.) If the rabbit’s liver has white spots and the spleen is swollen, or you see ulcers on the inside or outside of the body, be VERY careful & call the vet immediately. To be on the safer side, always wear disposable gloves to touch any dead, wild rabbit.

    • WOW…that’s good to know. He did get sick after the last one he caught and we did get him up to the vet. He didn’t actually get to eat much of this one, but he seemed to be fine. THanks for the info though!
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  8. Can you dig it? Oh, poor bunny. Leo and Mia’s last fight was over a rabbit that Leo caught. He dropped it during the scuffle, and after we separated the dogs, I couldn’t find it. It must have survived and hopped on off.
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  9. AbsoDOODLEtutely!!!
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  10. Luckily my Shelties never caught (or showed much interest in) rabbits. Just checking blogs from the A to Z list.
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  11. Too funny about being on the conference call. Glad you were able to get it away from him. Ick! didn’t know that about the disease rabbits carry! Good to know – but luckily we don’t have bunnies in our new yard like we did at our last place.
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  12. I think Jack takes the winner of this week’s Mischief!! So glad you didn’t have to deal with the bunny. And he sure does look proud of himself with his gardening skills.
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  13. Silly bunny…don’t get too close to a retriever. πŸ™‚
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  14. Well now that he’s had his protein fix he’ll probably be on his best behavior! Love Dolly
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  15. Wow! Jack’s been a busy boy! I sure wish he could come decrease my rabbit population. Really hoping our new dog can do that.
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  16. I also ran and called the boyfriend when I discovered a dead rat in the common area outside. Luckily, neither of the dogs got too close to it.
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  17. Yes, perimeter checks are a requirement. We have one dog who would spend most of his time just doing his route by the fence in our yard. Jack seemed quite proud his handiwork (pawdiwork?), and in that, he’s no different from any of the dogs I’ve ever known.

    –Woofs (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats
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  18. lol Jack your cracking me up, your a senior now and your suppose to not be getting into mischief. It’s the pred man it’s all the pred’s faught. I hope you didn’t get any little flea hitch hikers from that rabbit. Glad your photo shoot went well. Have a great night.
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    • Well, he’s almost done with that med, so he’s not going to be able to blame it on that much longer.
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  19. Hehe. It sounds like Jack is becoming a master mischief maker πŸ™‚
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  20. Oh, I know you’re not thrilled with this mischief, but glad to hear that the old guy has still got it in him! πŸ™‚
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  21. Wow he caught a bunny?? I chased one this weekend but was too fast for me!
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  22. He caught a bunny! Wow! We have lots of hares in our neighbourhood but neither Moses nor Alma could get one if they tried. Well, maybe Alma, but that would still be natural selection at work.
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  23. OMG I’d freak out too!! Poor bunny. That sounds like something Delilah would do, I know she’s got her eye on the chipmunks in our yard. πŸ˜‰

  24. Hey Jack

    That sure was quite a lot of mischief buddy! I’m wondering if you’ve been keeping up your run of mischief? It sure sounds like you’re keeping your Mom on her toes! Tee Hee

    I hope you’re having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy πŸ™‚
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