Alayne saw that view of blind Jake poking his head out of a hole and sent me in for the camera to get the shot. It’s hard to believe the hole was deep enough, or big enough, to swallow Jake’s rather large hound body, but there he was, with only his head above ground.
Of course, in ‘dog world’ there are never enough holes to begin with — and the existing ones can always use some improvement, as in deeper or bigger or a slightly different shape. So someone in that yard — either Jake, blind Allie the Lab or Travis — is always doing a little excavation work. (To minimize the amount of yard damage, we’ve always tried to group the “diggers” together in the same yard or yards.)
And, while each yard has green grass, cots, and dog houses, there is still nothing better than a good old-fashioned hole … as Jake will be happy to tell you.
In light of the Labor Day holiday next Monday, I’m going to take a blog break that week and will resume posting the week of September 14th. Alayne and I just started the second cutting of hay (first cutting was over July 4th weekend), so hopefully by the time we’re back on the blog, we’ll be done with haying for the year!