This week we are happy to be joining the Monday Mischief blog hop, hosted by My Brown Newfies, Alfie’s blog, and Snoopy’s Dog Blog.
One day last week I was down in our garden area picking some of the last fall vegetables. Sheba was exploring and Cricket was chasing the ball. Kobi had stayed in the house. At some point I heard the porch door slam….Kobi had let himself out. Both beagles let themselves in and out through the porch when the door from the house is open. I saw Kobi up on the deck, and then went back to what I was doing.
I did some watering in the greenhouse and a little more wandering around the yard looking at the gardens which are now winding down. Eventually I went back into the house and back to the computer. I wasn’t there long before I realized Kobi wasn’t in his usual spot in his bed under the desk. Then I remembered he had let himself outside, so I just went to check on him and see what he was up to. At first I couldn’t find him. Then suddenly I spotted him down in the vegetable garden! There is a gate between the garden and the dog pen. The dogs are only allowed in the garden when we are there. We want to be sure they aren’t trampling things, and the fence surrounding the garden is much lower so they could conceivably jump it. Not that Kobi would do that, at his age! I always close the gate when I leave, so poor Kobi was stuck in there for a little while! When I went down to get him, he hadn’t even noticed….here is what he was doing:
Does he appear to be hunting for something?
Kobi was so preoccupied with his hunt, that he never even knew that I had lost him….well, let’s say misplaced. Kobi is so quiet and sleeps so much now, that this wouldn’t be the first time I misplaced him. Usually it’s inside the house though.
Oh, would you like to know what he was hunting?
Kobi absolutely loves to hunt grasshoppers. He will even do it when we’re out on walks. Kobi is almost 13 years old now, and he doesn’t do much other than eat and sleep, and of course he enjoys his walks. It really makes my heart happy to see his tail wagging away when he is trying to flush out a grasshopper. The only thing I don’t like….he eats them! I guess that’s ok though, grasshoppers are a delicacy in the Oaxaca region of Mexico, and they are apparently high in nutrients, including protein. They don’t eat them raw though, but I guess Kobi doesn’t need his cooked!
Time flies when you’re having fun hunting hey buddy?!
Wags to all
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
It sure does! Good thing it did this time too, so I never knew Mom forgot me down there!
That is so cute! How nice that he kept himself occupied while you “misplaced” him. (Maybe not so much for the grasshoppers, but our Medi is an insect hunter extraordinaire, so I understand.)
I would have felt so much worse if he had been standing at the fence frantically looking for me!! Though Kobi is pretty laid back, and takes most things in stride. 🙂
Murray's Mouth says
What a hunter he is!
Pretty good for an old guy! 🙂
Woooowooooo Miss Jan and your woofies! I can’t believe I only just found you through Miss Harper Lee. Congrats on winning my book. I hope you enjoy it! Woooooowooooooooo, Ku
I know I am going to enjoy your book, Ku, it was here when we got back from our trip! I’m so glad you came by!!
HA! So funny! I always get grossed out when my guys eat bugs, too. BTW, I’m super far behind on blog reading because I’ve been traveling for the past eight days (oh, boy… I miss my herd) so I somehow missed that you had a fabulous new design! I love it!! So cute and totally captures the spirit of your blog!
Thank you, Maggie! I’m so glad you think the new header captures the spirit of my blog, I was really hoping it would do that.
We were only gone for 4 days, and missed our herd like crazy too….it’s so great to get home to them!
We went to visit the garden when we got home, and Kobi was down there crunching away on grasshoppers right off! 🙂
Sue at Talking Dogs says
LOL! So cute! Lucy used to hunt grasshoppers, too 🙂 Our three current dogs get bored fast with that, but they do love to accompany us in the garden 🙂
The two girls will come down to the garden and smell around too, but they don’t really seem to be interested in the bug chasing. I think it’s just a different fun place for them to go and see what they can smell!
2 brown dawgs says
LOL Kobi is the ultimate gardener! Keeping all plants safe from grasshoppers.
That’s all organic pest control! 🙂
Ann Paws says
Mmmm grasshoppers! Lol looks like he’s having a fine time in the garden 🙂
He LOVES to go down to the garden. It’s one of the few times he actually still runs (well, trots more like). When he sees me headed down there, he’s following me!
I love grasshoppers too! Mom calls them hoppers. I chase after them, sniff them, try to catch them, they are so much fun! Good to know the Beagle still has the desire for hunting them!
That’s great you love them too, Emma! It really is nice to see the old guy having so much fun! He’d probably love to see a wabbit too….but we don’t see many around here lately (the fence probably keeps them out because we used to see them occasionally).
Oooh… we love a great grasshopper hunt!
It’s so much fun! We’ve had a lot of grasshoppers around this year too!
Hi Kobi – I kind of like grasshoppers too although I prefer crickets!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
I am chasing crickets too, I think Mom just doesn’t see those! They are yummy also! 🙂
mollie and alfie says
bawahwhahwhaa he went on a Cricket hunt 🙂 Have a super week xxooxx
Mollie and Alfie
Hee hee, yes he did! You all have a great week too! xxoo
haha Get em Kobi!
He works hard if it means getting a snack!
LOL Don’t most of em! haha Awesome!
What a sneak! Love him! 🙂
He’s really just a stealthy old guy! 🙂