!! CAUTION!! Dachshunds dispatching Voles below! !! CAUTION!!
I have 3 mini dachshunds that needed work (and practice for earth dog trials) so I ran in and brought them out. I’m not sure how many voles there were.. But Winnie got one…
Barbie The Warrior Princess got TWO..
Reina, normally the couch potato, plowed the dirt with her nose and took out one. She was reluctant to let me have it, but she did. She showed GREAT enthusiasm which makes me hopeful her doing earth dog trials.
The Mighty Weenie Girls with their game. We may be small, but we’ll get the job done.
Well, after all that excitement I had to get back to work. I had pulled off the rubber and underlayment of the pond. After putting the dogs back I came out to find our resident Robin taking advantage of all the centipedes. He definitely killed them before he swallowed.. He is shown here down in the deepest part of the pond where the pump goes.
Now he’s working the edges where the vole holes were.. see the hole to his left?
Now I’m prepping to put the liner back in, shovel in hand moving dirt around and who zips over my shoulder and lands at my feet, less than 4 feet away but Robbie. He’s seen a few more centipedes I’ve uncovered.. this bird basically spent the afternoon under my feet.Now I’ve got the liner and water in.. checking for levelness again.
And the finished product! We’re back in business. Al had to repair the pumps cord as the voles had chewed it in two places. Ready for a full summer of service.