There’s a hole in the bucket

And the yard.  Several, really, but there’s one that’s getting bigger along the fence line between our yard and one of the neighbor’s (the uphill side).  I just let Riley in, and he’s got dirt on his nose, on top of his head, and around one eye.  We should start calling him Patch.  That neighbor doesn’t have pets, so his yard is probably where all the rabbits live.  If we give the dogs enough time, they may soon have two yards to run around in.  I can’t believe we have a digging problem.  What do we have to do?  Fill the holes with rocks?  Fill the dogs’ heads with rocks?  Done.  They came that way.

Yesterday’s XKCD comic is hilarious.  And relevant, like I never am.

This is irrelevant, irreverent, and a little unbelievable.

And I’m off to read.  Haven’t been doing enough of that lately.


  1. At my last house, my dog dug about 30 holes in the backyard. I’ve heard a bunch of stuff like putting cayenne pepper in the holes or filling them with dog poop. Except my dog likes to EAT her own poop.

    I moved to a house with a bigger yard. No more digging.

  2. Zannah

    Hey, a solution! Easy as that. Just move. 🙂 We used to have a bigger yard (double lot), but they dug holes there, too. I’ll be looking for some serious acreage when the time comes.

  3. Have you tried giving them their own doggy dig box? I don’t know if that would help, but I think I’ve read that somewhere. (Gee, thanks Ms. Armchair Doggy Shrink)

  4. Zannah

    Sounds like a good idea. I just need to teach them that’s it’s okay to dig in one place, not another. I can’t decide if that’s confusing (to the dogs) or helpful. Either way – worth a try.

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