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Last year I bought My Rozie a pretend kitten for Valentine's Day.  I thought it was cute.  However, said gift crashed and burned, and I knew when it got assigned to the cupboard under the stairs that it was unlikely to ever be seen again.  *sighs*  

However!!! It comes out each year as a Christmas decoration and lives (admittedly, a bit hidden) under our tree.  While that doesn't elevate it to a success, it does mean that it wasn't a complete failure.  

Said kitten was placed by My Rozie under the tree again yesterday when the tree was set up.  

Tonight, while I was processing some photos from the day, I hear a mournful cry, "Andrew!  Did you take the kitten?'  

Being a tad slow, and distracted, I said, "What kitten?"

"The one under the tree!"

My reply, "Why the hell would I take the kitten from under the tree?!"

"Well it's gone!" which only left me thinking... "Well, you didn't like the darn thing anyway."

"Do you think Bobbie took it?"

To which I reply, "Why the hell would Bobbie take a kitten that he can't even eat?"

To cut the long story short, after much banter, I was "persuaded" to use a torch to look around the yard at 9:30 pm to see if said kitten was out there.  I'm not sure whether My Rozie thought a pretend kitten wandered off, or whether a dingo took our kitten.  

Eventually, I found a thundering great hole in one of my vege beds with a of what could only be described as mining tailings beside it.  While it was clear the kitten was not in the hole, I did wonder why the hole had been dug in the first place.  Bob had developed a bad habit!  

I decided to kick the tailings back into the hole to fill it in (with the odd curse under my breath because it appeared young Bobbie had decided that digging was fun and I guessed I'd need to find a way to prevent losing all my veges).

And that, my friends, was how the mystery was solved.  On the second kick, a brown and white furry kitty emerged from under the tailings.  

"BOBBIE!  GET HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"   

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on December 1, 2014 at 6:27

Do you get the feeling the dog was expressing his views on the toy? Sounds a bit noxious, but put some of his solid doings just under the surface of the hole. Keep doing that each time he digs a hole and it seems to cure them of digging. Dogs love to be occupied (when they are not eating or sleeping) so give him some toys, walks and whatever it takes to keep his mind busy.

Comment by Lissa on December 1, 2014 at 6:25


Bobbie is either jealous or knows the thing needs burying. We bury "dead" things after all.

Good Bobbie, good dog.

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