Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Convincing Todd

The first of two days off this week.  Inside and away from the heat and humidity we're taking it easy.
~Josh, feeling very, very sleepy~
With Todd however, there's no taking it easy.  He was on full alert and patrol.  
You probably know that the Scottie was bred by farmers to help them manage vermin problems. They are known to follow prey, such as badgers, foxes, and other vermin, right into their burrows and then try to dig them out. That is exactly what Todd has been doing.  In the last three days, Todd has dug out and "made dead" two moles. This morning with no one around, (i.e., Carl), it fell to me to bribe Todd into giving up his newest prize.  It was before breakfast and a weak moment and it only took a few treats to convince him. But it was easy to see that he had to think about it first.
However, I think that he's also still convinced there has to be more where those two came from. I hope he's wrong!


  1. He's probably right, though. Good boy, Todd, get those varmints!

  2. They are an endless bundle of energy, the only ones that come close to it are Jack Russells' ..
    Sweet protector of the land Todd !

  3. The terrier mind says, "You wanted this". Why is it a surprise?

  4. Good for Todd, protecting his family!
    God bless you all. ♥

  5. Todd,,, is such a busy boy! He works hard,, plays hard,, and I bet he sleeps hard too.!

  6. What a good boy! He's really protecting his pack. You never know when moles might turn on you!

  7. Do the moles carry parasites or any serious diseases? New Zealand has possum that transmit TB, so it's not a great idea to let the critters bale them up. (Besides the fact they have vicious razor sharp claws!) I am 'grandparent to a Goldie and enjoy dropping in on your delightful blog! Thank you for sharing your Senior Goldies with us.

  8. Good Boy, Todd! Now those bad moles will know better than to come into Todd's yard. Cute shots, enjoy your day!

  9. I luffs a treat exchange only with me it's usually somefinks disgusting I've snaffled from the gutter that the peeps are trying to get of me. I do like the idea of mole hunting though, sounds like a great idea Todd!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  10. Todd seems to be the only one who's bright and breezy - must be all that mole hunting !
    Poor Charlie looks so exhausted, keeping those kittens in order is very hard work. From the look on Josh's face he was helping out !

  11. I could use Todd's help around here. Gophers have killed all our young fruit trees except one. I detest having to pry dead critters from their tight jaws, but it's a quick and easy way to get rid of the pests. Good boy, Todd.

  12. LOL! little soldier todd on mole patrole!
    i once knew two little adorable weenie dogs that would be lying calmly and contently on the porch. then they would race to the end of my friend's yard and suddenly STOP! and then pounce up and down! they were killing a tarantuala.
    poor thing. but they always got their spider.
    she lived in a wooded area ... and very rocky ... ideal habitat for the tarantulas. but nary a one was ever found alive in HER yard!
    i never knew how they knew one was there! they would just race off!
    and sure enough....

  13. Regarding the adorable kittens in your previous post: try filming them, it's much easier and such a fun memory to have! As for Todd making things dead, I share your pain. One of my mom's German Shepherds killed off a squirrel once and it took quite a bit of convincing to get the dog to leave her prize outside the back door!

  14. Hi Y'all!

    Oh Todd!!! My Humans could use you here in the mountains.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  15. Nothing gets past a Terrier, cute pictures Kim. Hugs Francine.

  16. Hi, I know that Todd is doing his best at what his breed does, but I bet you'll be happy when no more dead rodents find their way into his mouth or your yard.
    Yuck. Hope you have a great week.

  17. Todd is stubborn too, isn't he? I love the sleepy dog pictures, makes me feel like it is time for a nap.

  18. Todd you did a great job of ridding your yard from that vermin. We wish we had time to dig out all the moles in our yard but our pawrents usually stop us before we get too far.

  19. Good for Todd . . . We could use him for a pesky back yard mole!


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