Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Ground Hog Day

This is a loooooong post so be prepared.....

Oh my gosh…oh my gosh, I haves been waiting fur like evers to tells ya’ll what happened yesterday.I mean like all day and all night...I couldn't even sleep last night. It was da best of my life. Ya'lls gonna be so prouds of me. Okays, I’m calmish nows so I’ll start. Well yesterday while Mr. Dad was cutting grass at some of his property, mum and Abigail went to Mimi and Papa’s and lefts me and Whitney in da house and left Brudder Albert outside by accident ( no biggie cuz they was just gonna be gone briefly). So when mum and Abigail gots home and gots out of da car they heard Brudder barking and carrying on. Mum knew right off sumptin was up by Brudder’s bark. You know hows we doggies haves a different bark fur certain things? Well that’s how it was and mum knew it (hers can be purty smart sometimes). So mum looked in da backyard and spotted Brudder down at da corner of da fence, he had sumptin cornered . Wells then mum and Abigail went through da backyard to see what Brudder was yapping bout. So mum is walking and walking and bouts right here…

Right heres at this grassy spot.

Her sees some sort of beast and throws her pocketbook down and takes off like a crazy lady…hehehehe! Howevers, her did haves her camera and kept holding on to it. Now that’s just paaaa-thetic if you asks me. Luckily hers did  manage to snap a picture of it fur proof. Lookie at this….

  Doofus Brudder being called off.
It was a freaking ground hog in MY yard. Mum was calm and collected at this here point cuz her can just call Brudder off and no big deal. Okays now here is da best part, MY girl accidently let me and Whitney outta da house…Thank You Girl of Mine. Alls I can say bout that is our instincts kicked in and mum dropped da camera in da process. Imagine three doxies and a ground hog…pure bliss.

I gonna tries to takes ya’ll step by step from heres. Okays, so girl lets us out…then we shoot outta house likes canon balls at a circus, withs my girl following. By da time mum any sort of scream out we alls three was trying to get at that beast of a hog.I seriously wish ya’ll coulds haves see mum screaming and stomping those feetsies, yelling out bad words, really acting likes a total moron…he he he, but it was priiiiceless. Did I mention that ground hog was slinging his spit everwhere too and chattering his teefies? Yep, he sure was. Now wheres was I ? Oh okays, So me and Whitney gets down theres to save Brudder and with full force we wents afters him. But Whitney kinda gots theres furst and I’m all like “You betters giddy up on ouuta heres girl” and she nevers looked at me, just completely ignored me…huuuumph! I heard mum in da background yelling to Abigail to call Mr. Dad on da cell phone fur him to gets his booty home…ring ring ring, no answer. And befores I knew, I was on top of that ground hog.
Unfortunately mum grabbed two wooden stakes and crossed them to block off Mr. Ground Hog from us. We did manage to get in some bites and stuffs on da sides of da stakes though. Oh my, it was so exhilarating. But mum was finding it way difficult to hold da stakes, watch Abigail, watch da ground hog, and watch us three. And two, Brudder was stonger than her evers thought and he kept breaking mum’s stake position causing him to make contact with da varmint. Soooo, mum started freaking out and hyperventilating and stuffs and yelling mores (like that was gonna do any good). Well, low and behold da Neighbors I always talks bad about heard mum’s panic screams and came running down da side of da fence to helps her. Shocker, huh? Anyways, mum was able to grab ME and hand me off to my girl so mum could grab Brudder and Whitney and we immediately got taken in da house. I was so mad fur having to go in cuz I was having so much fun. Yep, then Mr. Neighbor came in da fence and got that ground hog. I was kinda disappointed in that though. I wish ya’ll coulda seen me in action, with a left hook here and left hook theres. Ya’ll I was so prouds of myself, actually we all was proud and we was ALL strutting our stuffs when we got inside. Oh and we all had Ground hog spit all overs us..he he he! I think I need a nap nows from that long and exhausting post.

Note from Mum: I had come and make sure Puddles was telling the truth in her post. I think she did a pretty good job this time except for the part about me looking like a crazy lady and Albert needing her assistance. Okay, well maybe the part about me looking crazy was partly true. However, in my defense it was horrible to see what was taking place before my eyes. I was scared to death for my dogs, the ground hog. And I was not about to let my daughter witness some bloody battle between my dogs and a ground hog.  I was also concerned the dogs might turn on each other in their pursuit.

I also want to add that as sick and demented as it sounds, it was interesting to watch them, watch them do what they were historically bred to do, kind of. Watching them move was like something straight out of a book about Dachshunds. At the time I was more afraid for Puddles (please don’t tell her I said that though) because of her size. However, I can honestly say that once again, she proved me wrong (she has a tendency to do that). She never backed down from that ground hog and even has a wound to prove it too. I was afraid for Whitney as well since she is the newest member of the pack and don’t know her as well as I know Albert and Puddles. But Whitney did an exemplary job of displaying her doxie qualities. I was never really concerned for Albert as I have seen what he is capable of and have seen him in action before.

THE END....finally!

Peace Out,



Mango said...

Wow! Break loose! The primal dachshunds! Yuh, too bad the camera wasn't rolling (although might have to edit out mom's words).


Minna Krebs said...

Oh my dog, Puddles! aka GroundHog Warrior...
What a pawsome afternoon you had!

Do you still haves the ground hog spits all over you?!?!? That must be uber-cool! I bets you and Albert and Whitney spent the evening sniffing each other and re-living your mighty battle!

PeeS....wonder why moms thinks that shreeking and stomping their footsie will make us stop what we are doing....especially in the heat of battle?!?!? silly hoomans!
My moms has even resorted to throwing stuffies at us during such moments! BOL! Like a flying stuffie is going to distract a doxin in full-on battle mode! BOL

Lola said...

That is one pawsome adventure and right in your own yard, too. How pawfect that it was a ground hog and your are doxies. Tell me, did you feel a special bonding with the pack - by which I mean Whitney, cause I know you and Albert are cool - after this? Like army buddies who've been through something that others just can't really understand? I would think you might. Anyway, congratulations to you all for having such a Great Moment in Doxiehood.

wags, Lola

Madi and Mom said...

Puddles that was some story!!! Mom needs to submit that to Dog Fancy!!!
Dachshunds doing what dachshunds do best...I guess a ground hog is about as close to a badger as you'll ever get. OK compliments over...Mom and I LOL AND MOL at your mom picking up what I think you called stakes and crossing them. Mom said ok she is either crossing the stakes to ward off the hog or she is going to put a stake through the ground hog like with a vampire!!! Moms are so funny sometimes. Was the neighbor who got the hog the mean neighbor?

Puddles is your wound ok? Did you all get all the gh spit off that just sounds too nasty for words.
Madi and Mom

Frankie Furter said...

Well this is just WONDERFUL!!! Puddles, Albert, Whitney ... The PAW Pack prevailed!!!! Holy Cat Crap you are sooooo lucky to have taken on that Hooooooge Monster Ground Hog!!! You scared the SPIT out of him for sure!!!
I am sooooooo proud of all three of you. Sorry that your mom felt that she had to save the beast from the power of PAW!!!
Did crazy neighbor leave any of his cooties in your yard?

Are you going to have a MEMORIAL thingy put up to mark the scene of your MAJOR BATTLE??? I think you should.
I'm thinkin' this was one FINE gift for you to have given your Dad for PAWther's Day!!! I know he will remember it for Ever and Ever.
Puddles Albert and Whitney you are now the Hero Crew of Dachshund World. I bow to you.

Anonymous said...

HOLY GROUNDHOG, PUDDLES! OH! I am so very much proud of you and your brudder and your sissie! You showed that groundhog and I bets no other groundhog will ever have the nerve to ventures into your yard again! Woowoo! I'm doin' my "proud of you" dance!

Oh! And you should gets your mom to take a picture of your battle wound so's you can show it to all your furends and peoples who come over to your house and stuff. Do you think you'll have a scar? Cuz that would be REALLY cool!

And are you sure your mom was shrieking and stomping her feetsies to cheer you on? They do that on some of the football games we watch.

Oh, and my mom says she knows what your mom is talking about. Brudder Ranger has taken out more than one mices in our backyard and she says that it's really somethin' to see him do what he was meant to do.

Proud Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. We're also proud of the crazy neighbors for doin' the right thing for a change.

Anonymous said...

I MEANT...are you sure your mom wasn't stomping her feetsies and shrieking to cheer you on. Sorry. I gots all excited by your story and forgots how to type.

Anonymous said...

WOW Puddles! I wish Tank was here to read about your battle of epic proportions. I'm going to save this post so that if he's found alive, he can savor every last word. I'm sure he would be extremely proud of all 3 of you for your heroic efforts!

Tank's Asst.

p.s. what's with your mom spoiling all your fun??

A MilShelb Mom said...

holy cow! holy cow! holy cow!!! This is CRAZY! We were jumping up and down while Mom read this to us! We couldn't even sit still we were soooooo excited!!! :) Glad everyone is ok... too bad you didn't get the ground hog. (Mom is glad though. She always worries more about the other animal than us because she knows we can hold our own. hahaha!) I wish you had gotten all this on camera!
~Milly and Shelby

Sammy and Andy said...

MEOWZA!!!!!!!! What an adventure!!!!!! Mama says she can just see it all as if she had been there........maybe ya have to know doxies to totally appreciate it!!!!!


Zona said...

I don't know what to say except.... YOU ARE MY HERO!!!


hero said...

As I read, I was picturing momma screaming her lungs off the moment back-up arrived for brudder Albert... BOL... priceless indeed... I guess when the going gets tough, the tough gets going... and all three doxies passed with flying colors.

Licks, hero

Those Elgin Pugs said...


We's was cryings!!

Mommy was laughing so hards!! Mommys scared of 'dem tings too!! She acts like nut ball!!

She mades Daddy comes home from works 'cuz of a bats in our basements once and a praying mantis on our decks!!
Good ting she has yousa to take care of its!! One tuff cookies!!
OOH's cookies...hold ons....
.k we's backs!!
(Nom Nom....)
So, we's must do lunches agains and celebrates yous GroundHog Slayings...

(Next day...but same day)

So, we's must so luches agains and
celebrates you GroundHog

(gets its) Snorts!!

Ha Ha!!

Izzy, Josie, and Anakin Man

Maggie Mae said...


You guys is so brave..just looks at the size of that toothy beast! I mean compared to you guys he is HUGE,compared to me.. not so much.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS I luvs you too!

Rambo said...

OMD!!! A GROUNDHOG????? I'm barkless....................

houndstooth said...

Wooo! Way to go, Poodles! Now that you're a mighty huntress as well, maybe we can go hunting together! It would be so much fun. You are my heroine for the day!


Erin and GuidePupPompei said...

WOoooohoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DOXIES RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Junior and Orion said...

WOW!!!!! What excitement you had! And you have the spit and injury to prove it! We are so very proud of you!

Meowm on the other hand, well she is kinda like your Mom...she worries about all you woofies and the ground hog.

It is good that no one got seriously injured!

Junior and Orion said...

Oh, what did the neigbor do with the ground hog?

JackDaddy said...

Oh so you had a vampire groundhog! And you remembered to use the stakes!! Well done! :)

JackDaddy said...

Oh so you had a vampire groundhog! And you remembered to use the stakes!! Well done! :)

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh my goodness Puddles - we have had to wait all day to read this cos mum was at work!
We wish we had been there - we would have joined in and barked and barked so then it would have been 3 doxies and 2 bassets!
Having said that we have never seen a Groundhog but we will chase and bark at anything!
Our mum was laughing at your mom with the wooden stakes - like she was fending off dracula but in fact she was very brave trying to make sure you guys did not get hurt.
Gosh we better go make a cup of tea after that adventure.
Also you blog is looking very pretty - dotty but pretty!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Ruby and Penny said...

Puddles, that is so exciting. That woodchuck looks so menacing.
We need some thing exciting to happen at our house.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - We are sorry your little Skittle passed away. Sometimes life is so unfair.
PeePees - Ruby's birthday is July 27. She is going to be three. We think July should be Ruby month.

Asta said...

Oh Puddles
I'm hipewventillating just weading about that soopew excitewing day. If only thewe was a would be the most wondewful action packed movie evew!!!
i can just pictoowe it though fwom youw blow by blow descwiption.
Mommi would have been shwieking like a mad woman fow shoowe(she's not vewy good wif natoowe, hehehe)

You must be vewy vewy pwoud! something to tell youw gwamchildwen
smoochie kisses

Does Gwoundhog spit wowk as a moos fow haiw? just askin

Remington said...

You had Punxsutawney Phil in your backyard! WOW! I hope you got an autograph! He must be on vacation or something to be so far from home....

Martha and Bailey said...

No Puddle Duddles - it is pretty - we are just kidding you!
love you lots
Martha and Bailey xxx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

OMD OMDOMDOMDOMD - what an adventure. We couldn't read it fast enought - so much more exciting that that train in your yard:) Thunder would have been so happy to help you all out - he is great at grabbing snakes. You are all such brave warriors - too bad Mom couldn't get more pics - oh, wait, she was not on your side in this battle, was she? BOL

We can't wait to read of the next exciting event in your yard.

Does this mean you owe something to the nice neighbor guy?

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Woo do great work!

Woo khan khall it groundhog or whistlepig or 'badger'

Woo done your breed proud!

PeeEssWoo: Please tell your mom my mom's heart would have been beating right along with hers!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! WOWie!!! it's a huge groundhog. it's actually cute. you doxies did a great job. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

sprinkles said...

Hi Puddles! I linked to you from The Booker Man and just wanted to say hello!

OMD, your Mama must've been scared when she saw that groundhog sniffin' around! Too bad she had to get in the way and stop all the action!

Actually, since you got a wound, it's probably best that she was there to make sure nobody got hurt any worse.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Puddles!
That sure was a pawesome event!
I just can imagine you all there!
Glad everyone is ok!
Kisses and hugs

Scout 'n Freyja said...

WOWZA! So cool! You had groundhog spit on you - that is so rad!

Tucker said...

Wow your tough. Remind me to stay away from you guys, cornering and chasing off a ground hog like that.

woof - Tucker

Sam and Pippen said...

Awesome post! We were on the edge of our seat the whole time!

We've never seen a groundhog and I don't think mom wants us to either!

Sam and Pippen

Alien said...

The Groundhog pictures are out of this world.

Anonymous said...

Been here twice to leave a comment and had to leave. Ugh. Apparently blogland has been rather shaken up by this post. BOL It's not just the subject matter, it's hilarious the way you wrote about it. :)

Frankie Furter said...

Hey P.A. & W., I see that someone asked what your "NEIGHBOR" did with the groundhog....
WELLLLLLL, around these parts the real red necks... eat those guys. For REAL.

the booker man said...

miss puddles!!!!!
what a grrreat reenactment! way to go cornering that pesky goober ground hog!! you and mr. albert and miss whitney totally rock! can i see your battle wound? puh-lease?
just think what you could have done if you had one of miss bella's green cars to zip over to evil ground hog dude!!
the booker man

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Hi Puddles et al! thanks for visiting Stumpy's blog!

That's quite an adventure. Does ground hog taste good?

The Teacher's Pets said...

Puddles that was a great story!
My Neighbors has one living under their shed harrassing the family doggy, they moved it to the lake down the road, because they were so afraid Doggy would have him for lunch one day!

Asta said...


I think you may be cowwect..adding a little squiwwel would make the soop so much bettews. Sadly mommi won't get a visit fwom the toof faiwy fow about nine momfs to a yeaw..that's how long it will take fow the implants to gwow..sheeesh, plus, she has to pay the toof faiwy $6000.00 fw it..can you imagine? what a gyp
smoochie kisses

kalyxcorn said...

wow!so luckeeeee!

Life With Dogs said...

You need to invite Chester over for lunch! :)

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Puddles, we are totally speechless!!! That is a great story though!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly