Mochi Mondays: Digger Digger

29 Apr

mochi dig hole1 jan

One of the great things about Mochi is his dogged (pun not intended) concentration when he’s got his mind set on something, for better or for worse. As a puppy we were able to mold him to develop good habits and respect the rules of the house — he’s not allowed on furniture or  to take things off shelves or tables, for instance. Some actions are ingrained in his DNA however- digging is one of them! Now he randomly digs holes to the motherland in our backyard — not to escape (we hope), but just for the fun of it. The picture above is one of his epic holes, measuring a foot deep! Now you have to be careful when walking in our backyard, as there are quite a few holes that could twist your ankle easily.

I’m always being challenged by him in ways like this. To thwart him, I was able to cut a piece of wire mesh and fold it flat with edges sticking into the ground. This allows me to fill in the hole, grow new grass, and mow the lawn without him disturbing the area.

Life with a Shiba…always interesting!


3 Responses to “Mochi Mondays: Digger Digger”

  1. Helen April 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM #

    Get a Kong and stuff treats inside … will keep him busy for awhile and maybe away from digging!

  2. Mom May 1, 2013 at 12:32 AM #

    Such focus and determination! That took work! He’s wondering what you are going to do to his hole.

  3. Dad May 2, 2013 at 6:13 AM #

    Mochi’s eyeing the tape measure depth and thinking “hmm, maybe I’ll beat my own record and dig down to 13 inches!”…..but Jer thwarted that idea… dog-gone it!

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