Friday, December 25, 2009

Buffy Digs a Garden Bed

As best I can determine, Buffy is digging for voles. She chose this area under a live oak to dig long trenches in an area where 'Minnow' daffodil bulbs are in place in front of some gingers, including the green Cardamon ginger visible in the pics. At the end are some other bulbs, none of which surfaced as she dug, hopefully further underground.








Buffy and I discussed the feasibility of my raking this area smooth and scattering a few seeds soon. We also spaded up a little area by the stick house for putting in some sweet pea seeds that should have gone in last month.

16 comments:

  1. I wish I was as calm and relaxed as your are with your "digger dog"!

    It annoys me no end.

    I have finally given up trying to control it.

    But when I see those iris bulbs laying on top of the ground or the roots of some bush exposed.......I feel my temperature rising!

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  2. Thank you for sharing so many pics of Buffy. My dogs are awaiting me across the Rainbow Bridge.

    Merry Christmas.........

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  3. Lol, I don't know if you saw a post I wrote back in early November, but I had a short video clip of our Golden, Sophie, "helping" me dig a new flowerbed. Looks like Buffy is equally helpful:) Actually, since I was spading it up by hand, I did appreciate her help, but I'm hoping once the plants are in next spring, she won't be so tempted.

    Hope you are enjoying a very Merry Christmas!

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  4. That was one thing that really irritated me when we had a dog - she had NO respect for the flower beds! The cats just fertilize them. LOL.

    Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Nell Jean! Hope the new year brings you wonderful things!

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  5. I have a few spots that need help from Digger Doggie! The visiting Peahen has created her own surprises for us~~Critters in a garden make it more interesting for sure! gail

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  6. He's cute and good at digging the garden bed :)

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  7. Buffy sure is a pretty dog. I am not a fan of the digging...though if a vole is caught I might reconsider.

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  8. There's no telling what she is after. Sometimes, it is the sheer joy of being a dog and being able to get away with it that motivates them! I have had my share of diggers AND the trenches they dug!

    She is so much help. What will you do when you have planted seeds and she claims it as her territory? She sure has grown up and she is so pretty.

    I don't know why, but I have not had a digger dog in many years. I don't know why, but Dixie is not a digger, nor were Bart and Lisa, or Sandy and PJ. The last diggers I had were the Labradors, and some of those Dobies.

    Thanks for sharing Buffy. I would love to be hearing that conversation.

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  9. Hi Nell~ Buffy is a beautiful dog. I hope she continues to be a "help" in the new year. LOL

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  10. Buffy is a beautiful doggie! My pup think he's a helpful garden digger in summer, too. In winter, he keeps on digging - if I give him a bone and turn him loose he'll 'shovel' all the snow off our deck while he tries to hide his treat. Cute pics. Happy New Year! - kate

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  11. Hopefully Buffy will catch some of your voles! Lucky you are to have such a helper! Lucky too you can reason with him! Such a sweetie!

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  12. Buffy must be great around bulb planting time :) You seem to have a great companion.

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  13. Buffy is a year old. I'm hoping that time will settle her wild ways. She thought that daffodil bulbs made fine 'balls' for tossing into the air, and a freshly set area of bulbs awaiting dressing with compost a great place to sit. As a puppy last spring, she ate my potted tulips before they came into bloom.

    Before I chose Buffy, I knew we would have to put up with a certain amount of doggie inconvenience. There's always next year! She also knows how to redeem herself in cuteness. The cat thought she was the cutest thing he'd ever seen, when she was a baby -- now poor Ikie thinks she is a monster to be avoided, but still lets himself be conned into play.

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  14. We had an English setter named Susie who loved to dig for the sheer joy of it. She once dug up three large azalea bushes.

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I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



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