Chloë Goes Underground

Spring mix

Spring is my favorite season in the South Meadow of Discovery Park.  There’s lots of sweet-tasting grass on the salad bar and plenty of small critters darting about, birds as well as vermin. I love it when Heather drops my leash and sets me free to hop around the tall grasses and between the bunny holes. When there are no other people or dogs around, Heather will even  throw the ball for me for a while.

Fetch in the meadow

Hole in one

But one day the ball bounced far off the trail into a field pock-marked with holes. I did take off after it, but only until a more exciting scent came along.  Still, when Heather kept yelling at me to “bring it,” I did find the ball, but it was stuck in a hole, about three inches below grass level. That’s what I kept trying to tell Heather, but she wasn’t interested in listening to me, and she wasn’t leaving until I found that damn ball. She was a bit outta control, frankly. I finally got Mike to carefully inspect the right area, and in a cluster of three holes that were close to one another, he finally found the ball wedged inside the third one he looked into. Way to go, Mike.

For me, it was peaches and cream. It should be a while before Heather dares to deride my tracking prowess again.

A defiant Chloë and her ball: Look out below.

 

2 responses to “Chloë Goes Underground

  1. Heather is brave to let go of your tether Miss Chloe. I often go to the local Bradner Gardens Pea Patch to read the newspaper. It is fun to watch the old and the young toil away in their patch. I even have a bag ot dog treats to share with those especially deserving. The bunnies do not seem interested in going into tunnels. They just dart about from the clover to the occasional garden patch. Those silly rabbits just hold really still when kids and/or dogs are near. It appears the no chase works. But the dogs walk intently with their nose to the ground with their humans dragged behind.

  2. Chloe I would NEVER doubt a dachshunds tracking ability!

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