Friday morning my beagle was so cute that I just had to stop and write a journal entry about her. Here's what I wrote:
"She has those moments when she's outside, just laying on the deck. She's alert to the yard - not sleeping. She was like that just now when I came outside. She took one look at me, got up, and ran into the yard in "guard mode," barking at who-knows-what. It's as if she's trying to show she's busy, doing something important. Therefore she can't do whatever it is that I want/need her to do (like come inside). The funny thing is, half the time I don't need her to do anything. Just now I was bringing my breakfast out onto the deck to eat. Silly dog. :-)"
Not long after that, I caught her in the act of doing this:
Not so cute. Reminder to self: I love my beagle, I love my beagle, I love my beagle...
She's done this before, hence the chicken wire. Obviously, that didn't work. So, here's my next effort:
It worked around the fence in NC. Hopefully it will work here. As my mom said (sympathetic grandma that she is), she's just following her instincts. I know. Sometimes though I wish I could sit her down for a story time. The Poky Little Puppy would be a regular feature: "No desserts ever for puppies who dig holes..."