Don’t these two girls look so sweet and innocent?
NOT SO MUCH!
Sheba has had her nose in this ever since I planted the flowers….she was busted by a dirt covered nose and both girls were seen next to it acting suspiciously. I had already replanted the flowers once and then put this barrier around it:
Even though Sheba is more of a digger, I actually suspect the little one, because Sheba doesn’t like things being out of place, and isn’t likely to push by anything. Cricket could fit right in there.
I haven’t had flowers on my deck in years (other than small tabletop pots that get blown over by the wind), because of this, but these dogs are ALMOST 9 YEARS OLD now, and I thought maybe they’d outgrown all that puppy-like, destructive behavior. Silly me. This is why all my gardens are outside of the dog yard.
Now, before filling that planter, I had put this planter, already filled, on the deck. It sat there for a few days untouched, so I thought it was safe to add the second one. Why haven’t they touched this one, I wondered?
I thought maybe it had to do with fresh, damp dirt. I had filled this one in my greenhouse and it was in there for several days before going up on the deck. So the dirt was all packed down. The other planter was so heavy I had to fill it on the deck after Hubby had carried it up for me. Perhaps the fresh, loose, damp soil was too much for them to resist! But then just yesterday, this happened:
This was just after a couple of days of rain, so I still could be right in my theory that it is the damp soil that attracts them. I caught Sheba red handed this time…..or should we say dirt-nosed.
My next plan is to try putting these planters up on tables and see if I can get them high enough to keep them out of them. Wish me luck!
By the way, no dogs were harmed in the digging of these plants….I didn’t have complete faith, so I was very careful to choose plants that are not poisonous or harmful to dogs! Another side note: I can’t have plants in my house either….the cats dig those up!
We are excited to be participating in the Monday Mischief blog hop for the first time! This hop is hosted by Alfie’s Blog, Snoopy’s Dog Blog, and My Brown Newfies. These blogs are fairly new to me, so I look forward to checking them out, and I hope you will too. Don’t forget to visit the other participants too!
It’s great to meet you all – and also to learn about the fun mischief going on at your pad! You’re clearly experienced as you didn’t plead guilty and tried to avoid the ‘evidence’ photo – I have to say, I think it’s purely circumstancial myself! Tee Hee
Wags to all and keep up the great work,
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
Thank you for the support….we agree the evidence is all circumstantial! Thank you so much for coming by to check out our mischief! 🙂
Barks & Wags,
Sheba & Cricket
My Golden once dug up a plant that had baby rabbits buried in the pot. He picked up one of the babies and fortunately was really gentle with it and put it on the ground. The baby rabbit ran off. I sure hope the mom rabbit was able to get her bunny back!
Oh my goodness!! What a good dog! that must have been quite surprising!
2 brown dawgs says
LOL poor flowers.
At least I started those flowers from seed, so I didn’t pay a lot of money for them!
I’m sure that those dogs are being set up by either cats or wabbits or squirrels. Those poor innocent dogs would never do such a thing 😉
I’m sure they would agree with you, Emma….at least that is going to be their story, and they will stick to it!
Such innocent faces!
We don’t have the plant diggers, we have the plant pee-ers!
It’s always something with pets, isn’t it? 🙂
I am laughing because I feel your pain! I could totally see a certain Black Tornado being very guilty of this. I think certain dogs are born with very innocent-looking faces as a survival technique! :/
Thanks for the commiseration! I definitely agree about the innocent faces….I’ve often said there’s a reason puppies are so cute. It’s a good thing they stay cute when they’re older too….if they are not going to grow up!
Naughty dogs! My fur babies don’t dig in the garden. Nooooo. It’s the chickens what destroy everything on the back porch.
If it’s not one animal, it’s another, right?
Roxy the traveling dog says
BOL…I hope you can get that figured out and grow some beautiful flowers.
I won’t give up, and if I succeed, I will post some photos!
Wow, I feel pretty luck that my guys ignore my planters, Maggie digs in the bushes once in awhile, but only behind a big bush so I don’t really even care. Good luck.
Thanks, I think I’m going to need the luck! You are definitely lucky that Maggie has no interest in digging in your planters.
It defies logic. Why destroy THAT plant/shoe/chair and leave everything else alone? Why destroy things when we are home? Why destroy nothing for months and then suddenly go wild?
I think they just like to keep us guessing 🙂
Oh, I think you are right, Amy. It’s some kind of game they play with us….they must think we’d get bored otherwise!
Sage goes through the wire in my garden to get at the fish fertilizer I worked into the soil recently. Maybe there was something in the soil that was particularly tempting?
Oh, you could be right about that. I did put some organic all purpose fertilizer in there, there might be something in that attracting them. I’ll have to look at the bag to see just what’s in it.
karen cantlin says
Looks all too familiar…..haha.
I know you are familiar with destruction of many kinds, Karen! 🙂
BOL! The idea is not to be photographed with the evidence on your nose.
She did a pretty good job of running away from the camera, thus the not so clear shot I got!
Ann Paws says
I’ve seen Shiner in my garden before, but luckily haven’t found any giant holes yet. She’s got a whole huge yard to dig up so I hope she doesn’t try any digging in the garden!
Some dogs just seem to love digging more than others. Kobi has never been a digger, and Moses only does it occasionally. But those darn girls! 🙂
it’s not Gizmo but the squirrels that do in all of my planters…They’ve dug up every planter I’ve put out and every vegetable I’ve planted…Finally gave up and stick to ground covers now…BTW, both of those dogs look way too innocent to be mischief makers 😉
Hmm…I think that innocent look is exactly why they get away with so much! The squirrels around here don’t really do that kind of damage, but they do eat all of the bird seed out of my bird feeders!