Dougal brought an egg in the other day and dropped it at Mum’s feet.
It was ok till he dropped it, and then it cracked as it hit the floor. I think the Spaniel bit of Dougal is good at carrying eggs, but the Pug bit hasn’t got the sense to put them down gently or give into Mum’s hand. Mum thought one of the hens wasn’t laying in the nest box and Dougal had found it in the garden. Dougal got a pat on the head and a chewie for the good effort of bringing the egg to Mum.
Dad thinks he might try teaching Dougal to bring to hand and not drop the eggs.
I thought, don’t hold your breath while your training Dougal. As I said he is good-natured, but not the sharpest tool in the box.
Later Dougal brought another egg in and dropped it at Mum’s feet. Scrambled egg for tea again it looks like.
Mum and Dad searched the Garden to try to find where the eggs were being laid, but couldn’t find any. They then checked the hen’s house and found a load of eggshells near it.
Foxy is the only dog small enough to get in the Hen house door, so Mum and Dad thought, but she is frightened of the hens as they are bigger than her, so Mum and Dad were puzzled as to how the eggs were being removed from the hen house and by whom.
Dougal was trying to tell them all about it, but they didn’t understand.
Later that day we were all going out. We all got ready and got our leads and car safety harnesses on to go in the car when Dad realised Quinn was missing.
He went into the Garden and heard some scrabbling in the hen house. He lifted the lid and there was Quinn inside the hen house. The egg thief was found.
Mum still can’t see how Quinn could get through the tiny pop hole into the hen house as he is so big now.
That is Quinn for you, if there is mischief to be got into he will find a way.
Dad has put some wire mesh across to stop Quinn going near the hen house now.
I am thinking that maybe Dougal isn’t as daft as he make out sometimes.
Posted by Rollo....head dog.