Friday, December 08, 2006
Pup 0, Pocket Gopher 1,244
I was dashing off to work yesterday and there was Feather still as a rock, and staring at a patch of dirt. She was so focused on the task at hand that she never noticed me. Normally, she would have trotted over and given me a good dog-talky snuffle hug, but not this morning.
Her silent, still, stalkiness was interrupted by brief moments of furious digging ...
... then into the earth again with her powerful sniffer.
I had to go to work, so I called to her and teased her about trying to catch an animal who rarely comes to the surface. I startled (and possibly insulted) her and she "WOOFED!" at me and then went back to the hunt.
I left her staring intently, waiting for the pocket gopher to make a mistake.
Hunting pocket gophers is doggy Sudoku.
(Flounder told me that)