Sunday, January 8, 2012


We have a gopher problem. We've had it for a few months but they've stayed out of the back yard and only along the side yard.  However, today they made their presence known to us and Tuffy.  They finally broke ground within the boundaries of the fence.  

 We also have a westie.  Westies "were bred to chase down small prey such as otters, foxes, badgers, and vermin."  Therefore, Tuffy went into "must find gopher" mode, or "Squirrel!" mode if you've seen Up. Totally immune to any requests we had of him or paying us any attention all morning.  

Finally, he gave up and came in at some point while we were at church because when we got home he was curled up on the back of the couch where he usually is.  Thankfully there weren't any gophers inside our house when we got home.    

Hopefully, he doesn't dig under our chicken wire along the bottom of the fence and escape.  That's my biggest fear at this point.  He's part of the family and I couldn't function very well without him.  However, I wouldn't mind if he solved our gopher problem.  I guess we'd better go get him caught up on all of his shots!  

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