Monday, June 18, 2012

Elka's first hole!


While we were on vacation, Elka dug her very first hole! She had never done such a thing before, and it was really fun to watch her do it. Of course, she dug a little too close to the surf, and retreated when the waves came in. The first time a wave came in too close, she opened her mouth at it, like "No! My hole!"



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  1. LOL! Aww... "My hole!" So cute and so funny. Do you think she's going to start digging in other places now?

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    1. She was just so funny!

      She's never shown indication of wanting to dig before, and our backyard (though sometimes muddy) doesn't resemble the beach in the slightest, so I think we're fine.

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  2. I absolutely love it when dogs dig in the sand. There's something so joyful and abandoned about it.

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    1. It was great! Sand everywhere!

      (and she was more or less fine with getting hosed off, which was a pleasant surprise)

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  3. Congratulations Elka on your first proper dig. I hope you'll now go on to be a proper archaeologist like me. My People say they hope (for your family's sake) that you stick to digging in the sand and not the grass (like me).

    Kirsten is right - and it is only my pure unbridled joy that lets me get away with digging up the back garden.

    Love and licks, Winnie

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    1. Whenever she's in the grass, Elka wants to run around and chase her ball!

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  4. I love it when dogs dig big holes at the beach. I've found that if I start digging a hole, my dogs like to nudge in and finish it themselves.

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    1. I think that's how it started, in fact (I was actually in the water when she began); one of our friends started digging and she just went to!

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  5. Now that she has discovered this talent, might she refine it in her own yard?

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    1. I doubt it. Everybody always tells us dogs don't generalize well, don't they? ^^

      We'll see if she remembers that Beach = digging next year!

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  6. Too cute! I am glad she had the chance to experiment with another common doggy hobby. It looks like she had fun!

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    1. She was just so happy! We all laughed, she was so proud of herself and happy with what was going on.

      I know some people have sand boxes just for their dogs. I'm not sure I'm willing to take that step, though!

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  7. Im very happy my pups aren't diggers!

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://www.dogisgodinreverse.com

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    1. Trust me, if Elka decides the yard is the beach, I won't be happy either!

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  8. Ah, poor Elka, better luck next time buddy!! I'm impressed, I'm 2 and I still haven't even thought about digging a hole - yet!! :)

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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    1. Maybe your day will come, Snoopy!

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    1. She really did have a nice trench going. If we'd done a sand castle, she could have dug the moat!

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  10. when we do that mom says we are trying to get to China
    Benny & Lily

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    1. If you get there, be sure to eat lots of great food!

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  11. Every single thing I do my family goes nuts over....move down the bench SCOTTIE the new dogs in town. Love your blog!!!

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  12. I like watching dogs dig as long as it's not happening in my yard. Linus is my digger, but he hasn't dug a hole in several years...YAY!

    Colby

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    1. Yay, reformed digger!

      Really, Elka is never unsupervised in the yard, so she doesn't get a chance to dig. I've never seen her try, though, other than in the sand!

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  13. Maybe there was something good under the sand!

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    1. Oh, maybe. There's little clams, and sand fleas, and things that you can find there.

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  14. She looks like she's having an awfully good time. Sand is the absolutely best. Of course, those more mollusks must have been wondering what was going on.

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    1. I think many creatures wonder what's going on when it comes to Elka. Mollusks, birds, cats, squirrels....

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  15. That's so funny. All I can imagine Elka saying is Noooooooo!!!!! (on slow motion of course). :)

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    1. "Noooo! My hole!" Yup, total slow-mo, with the spray of the ocean catching sunshine in the droplets.

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