Haiku by Dog: Cave

Haiku by Dog: leafy cave conceals / the dog who does not want to / go back in the house




Ah, the coolness of dirt–or mud–scooped out into a dog-shaped bowl of comfort. That’s where you’ll find any one of my dogs on a warm day.

All three dogs–Jasper, Lilah and Tucker–contribute to the construction of these luxurious doggy havens. I always know when a new one is in development; tell-“tail” dirt-bespotted snouts and paws give it away. For the most part, I let them create their special spots; they’re nearly always tucked away somewhere out of sight, and usually–usually–they don’t get carried away with the digging, carving  just enough to make a dog sized depression and no more. (Though Tucker sometimes needs to be distracted with a good game of Ball, to refocus his terrier tenacity onto something else.)

In today’s Haiku by Dog, Jasper is tucked away under the rhododendron. He’s quite comfortable, and I think the only thing that would entice him out of the leafy darkness would be the promise of dinner. Or a treat. Or…

Oh look, a squirrel!

Do your dogs like to dig? Do your pets have favorite places they like to hang out when they’re outside? 

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  1. easy rider says:

    I have the same green cave like you and I love it! I always dig a hole under a bush, then I’m rolling around there and then I watch my kingdom from my secret place. Dirty but happy :o)

  2. Misaki says:

    What a fab hidey hole:-)

  3. Rebekah says:

    Love your haiku. I frequently hear myself yelling, “NO DIG!!”

  4. Jasper, we hope you’re not found there…but you probably will be.

  5. Ann Staub says:

    Aw that’s cute! Shiner actually likes to lay in the grass where the sun is shining on her. It’s like she’s tanning or something.

    • Jasper likes the sun, too, until it gets too hot. Then he finds a cave. (So do the other pups, thought Lilah–who has gorgeous black fur–is usually the first to head to the shade.)

  6. What a perfect Haiku for this picture! Could not have thought of a better one myself! Jasper, cute as always!xoxox

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