It had occasionally been pressed into service when I needed a holding tank for this or that aquatic critter, but mostly it just sat.
Saturday, I was trapped alone here at PFHQ with the dogs and no vehicle while everyone else went off to play.
There sat the mini-pond . . . waiting to achieve full self-actualization as a real mini-pond complete with water.
Hmmmmm ... the more water sources the better when you are managing a plot of land for wildlife ... why not put this pond to work.
I have a little stand of bamboo that could use a water accent, so I toted the pond over and began to dig.
It wasn't long before Bear showed up looking for work, so I hired him for some of the excavation grunt work. He's a good puppy and got right to work once I explained the concept of diameter and the volume of a cylinder formula. It wasn't long before the pondsite was taking shape due to Bear's diligence.
He was working pretty hard until ...
... a representative of the Canine Union showed up and began telling him how I was exploiting him.
Bear ignored her at first, but soon he was demanding a raise, longer bone breaks, health care plans, and ...
... an employee rec-room complete with jacuzzi.
It pretty much went down hill from there.
Check out the bamboo mounted security camera footage above to see for yourself.