Posts tagged ‘voles’

In a Hole.

Digging is very big with Phoenix right now. She has a number of “ongoing projects” around the garden and approaches them with a certain amount of seriousness. This hobby is considerable enhanced by the presence of approx 500,000 field voles that randomly pop out of the grass before uttering a high pitch shriek and diving for the nearest burrow. Phoenix has yet to even come close to catching one of these squeaky rodents, but she’s nothing if not determined.

Barking vocabulary has extended to now include a kind of strangulated howling, deep contened moans and an ear piercing sound that is used when over-excited.

We’ve decided that “rufty-tufty” is the best description for her personality, as opposed to “hoity-toity” for the cats. “Boinging” has also become shorthand for that intense burst of bouncing that accompanies any kind of event involving gardening and/or other dogs. She’s also expert at jumping on plants, chasing spades, chewing wheelbarrow tyres and barking….often all at the same time. A rare gift.

28/03/2009 at 12:04 Leave a comment


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