Digging Garden?

gse_multipart112972Happy Dogs on Thursday to ya!    Do go see our friend Fudge doing some great choosing in today’s post.  Sissy tried her mouth at choosing, but she found it very stressful, so we quit trying.  She doesn’t even like to pick one dog treat over another…  Strange girl…  Congrats to the winners in the DoT 100th post contest though.  Now, to get my act together and mail all the things that must be mailed…

Speaking of Fudge and the rest of that pack, I wanted to share my girls’ efforts at gardening.  Hem, hem.   Keep in mind we’ve had a lot of wind and rain of late, so some of the damage got lost in run-off, soil compacting, leaves blowing, etc.  Clearly though, that’s not mulch, and a mum is missing.

Rainbow Garden Late Summer 2008

Rainbow Garden Late Summer 2008

Picture of not-so-innocence

Picture of not-so-innocence

So far, the girls haven’t been digging for a few weeks.   The digging stopped right after I bought some pellets at the pet store to sprinkle in the area to discourage digging.  (Note:  BOUGHT.  Not to be confused with USED.)

Doesn’t Gretchen look all grown up?  Time flies.  Breeds are different.  Gretchen, just shy of eight months old, is basically full-grown, while Sissy, at 19 months tomorrow, is still filling out.  That’s not to be confused with being full of one’s self… both girls are just that!

G Marie has proposed that the girls need a digging spot to call their own, and even proposed a biscuit-training/tempting method to get them to accept their new spot.   Have any of you tried it?  I don’t mind them digging, but I sure wish they’d stay out of the boys’ garden and the front yard!  

Do enjoy your little Friday.  We’re outta’ here!

14 comments on “Digging Garden?

  1. gaylen says:

    I haven’t tried the digging garden, just read about it. My guys are allowed to dig in their yard only. So far it works, mostly because they aren’t allowed anywhere else 🙂

    Love the photos. Have a great weekend. What does it bring you? g

  2. Nichole says:

    Great post… and great pics too! Lookie there at the little girl all growed up… sweet.

  3. Kathy says:

    They only wanted to help plant:). Mr. B thinks they did a great job.

  4. Barbara S. says:

    The very first time we ever noticed Sand S helping with our gardening was with a rose bush. I had been out in the yard in the spring (S1 was about 18 mo and S2 was 12 mo) and saw that I needed to cut back the old rose canes, but didn’t have time right then. I went out a couple of days later and there were no old canes on the bush anymore. I Asked Hubband if he had done it and he hadn’t, so we looked about. Turns out the two dogs had broken them of and eaten the majority of the canes. Thorns and all!
    Now they are helpful with the garden by having their area right next to it (but just beyond the chains length) so the deer and rabbits stay completely out of it. Excellent help!

  5. Sue says:

    I love the Rainbow Garden, very pretty.

    The dig area might work. Dogs are basically lazy just like us and prefer to dig where it’s easy, like a garden where you’ve already done the hard digging. If you give them a pile of loose dirt or sand or dig an area first, they’ll probably be happy to dig there. be sure to praise them for digging in an approved area.

  6. Kenyetta says:

    Beautiful garden! Mine haven’t discovered digging-yet!

  7. Dianne says:

    I know the ears flipped back means Gretchen has evil on her mind, but I love it! I just can’t help it!

  8. Must fix ears..arrghh!!

  9. Terrie says:

    Good luck with the digging! The garden is beautiful so I hope you’re able to stop them from digging in it. Great pictures 🙂

  10. Robin in VA says:

    Rudy thinks he’s a gardener too! He figures if I’m digging in the flowers so can he! I’ll have to “buy” some of those pellets too…maybe it’ll discourage him.
    Miss Gretchen IS so grown up!

  11. Natalie says:

    How funny! Abby likes to help with gardening too. Since our backyard is all sand…it’s ok with me for now. 🙂

    She does look all grown up but still has that puppy face. 🙂 Gretch is just too cute for words.

  12. grace says:

    we had an Akita when the kids were little, if they could see out of there pen, they would dig out so we had to put stockade fencing around, there was one particular spot that when the wind hit it just right the stockade would fall over, no matter how many nails were in it, and she would spend the rest of the night digging out. That is how we lost her, one morning after a particularly windy night she was just gone, we assumed she ran away! She would come for the kids but never Tom and I, we never saw her again—Brindle was a great dog (Her AKC name was Kendall(breeder) Kobi Ashi Muru Brindle

  13. Anita says:

    Love little Gretchen’s ears flipped back. 🙂

    I hate that one of your pretty flowers is missing… the garden sure looked pretty last fall.

  14. Paula says:

    They are so sweet! I love your rainbow garden it is just beautiful!

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