SlimDoggy Jack’s Mischievious Week!
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)? 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.