Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The great explorer

Duke loves to explore. Every chance he gets he roams the back yard in search of something.
I don't think there is one inch of the back yard that he has not checked out. If he finds even the slightest little hole he's got his nose down in it trying to discover what's inside.
 I swear I did NOT photoshop his face off. This is how you frequently find him in the back yard. Now our yard doesn't have a lot of holes in it but there are a few and he knows where each one is. He inspects them thoroughly every day for signs of change in their condition.
It isn't just underground expeditions that satisfy his curiosity.

If it's in my back yard, Duke will find it. Sooner or later, he will sniff it out.

29 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

Way to go Dukester, hey you missed a spot.

Sandee said...

That's my Duke. Yes it is. He knows what he's doing for sure.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Bossy Betty said...

Go, Duke, Go and bring whatever you find, dead or alive, back to your mom. She'll love it!

Sheri said...

I think he smells those little chipmunks. We have one of those here and Bubba goes nuts searching and searching for them. They do have fun in their yards.

Anny said...

That's so sweet.. the last photo of Dukester at the bird bath :) But do becareful of snake holes.. are there snakes in your place?

Grace said...

I left a comment on yesterday's post - about the white flower - I said I thought it was a white violet - it's not there. I am having major internet problems these past few days!

Anyway - dogs can be very single minded!

Wild Rose said...

Wow Duke is so cute Anne, lovely blog and thank you so much for the kind comment on my guest post at Urban Cowboy's. I hope to see you around some more and you're certainly welcome at my blog. If you like you can follow and i will do the same :)

x
Space Cowgirl~

BeadedTail said...

That photo with his face buried in a hole is so funny! He is such a little character and so entertaining! He's adorable as can be too!

Ratty said...

Duke is doing his job as a good dog by sticking his face into that hole. He's making sure there are not too many intruders in the yard.

Nessa said...

Ahhh Duke :) Is he drinking from that bird bath?

allotments4you.com said...

Oh adorable Duke...maybe he wanted to fly like the birds for just a minute...lol

Jean said...

Duke is so dog gone cute!!!

Roschelle said...

way to go Dukester. you handsome doggie!!!

Duni said...

Oh Dukey, you are too funny!


p.s. and tell your Mommy I adored her comment on my blog!!! 21 indeed LOL, if she only knew...

FishHawk said...

It was upon such an adventurous spirit that this country was founded, and it is good to know that it still lives in even the hearts of fluffy little white puppies. Surely Duke should serve as an inspiration to us all!

Jen said...

Woo! Move over Lewis and Clark, the Dukester's got it covered *grin*

Russ said...

Way to go Duke. Keep the yard protected and also see wahat those birds are up to in that Bird bath.

Catherine said...

Oh my ~ he is adorable! I love the one with his wee face in the grass ~ too cute!

Have a terrific day Ann!
xo Catherine

Daisy said...

Duke, you are just a little busy-bee!

Reeni said...

I hope a mole or something doesn't come up and bite his little nose! Too cute.

DSS said...

Duke and Louis have so much in common!! I love that you can capture all of this on film. When Louis' head disappeared into the random holes in the yard I never have a camera on hand. All I am able to capture is his dirty face when he comes up for a air :)

Julie Harward said...

LOL...what a cutie he is..it's the terrier in him I guess! It's so amazing the joy they can bring into our lives! ;D

Ann said...

out on the prairie, he hasn't missed it, just hasn't gotten there yet :)

Sandee yes he does and he enjoy every second of it

Bossy Betty believe me, he has. I didn't love it...lol

Sheri there's been a rabbit living under our shed I think could be that's what he's smelling too

anny no snakes that I've seen but I suppose there could be some around

grace sorry about the internet problems, those always irritate me.

Wild Rose thanks for stopping by, I'll be over to visit in a bit :)

Beaded tail yes he's entertaining alright

Ratty, nothing gets by Duke, he does a great job

Nessa, nope not drinking, he can't reach that high

allotments4you I'm sure if he could he would

Jean you're dog gone right :)

roschelle duke thanks you,

duni I figured since I'm the ripe old age of 25? you couldn't be a day over 21 :)

Fishhawk I have to agree with you on that one.

Jen ah yes, he'll be famous one day I tell ya

Russ he's a great protector, I just wish at 2 a.m. he wasn't so conscientious about his job. The slightest thing moves outside and he's a barking fool

Catherine I loved that picture too

Daisy oh he is and if he gets the chance to run, get out of his way....lol

Reeni well if it does I'm sure I'll hear about it :)

DSS I miss a lot of shots, so I make a point of taking the camera out and just sitting down to take pictures of him playing and exploring. The more I read about Louis the more I realize how much alike they are.

Julie they do bring a lot of joy and the best part is they don't talk back...lol

marie said...

Oh my goodness ~ I need a "Duke" at my house!
The underground expedition just cracked me up! It DOES look lke you photoshopped his face rightout.

Marg said...

Good boy Duke for doing all that snooopervising. It looks like you are doing a great job of keeping everything straight there. That is kind of high place for you to get a drink. Bet the birds don't like you messing with their water. Great picture of you with your buried nose.
Have a great evening.

Miawa said...

oh Duke my boy! We must be related, that's all I can say.....

Ann said...

Marie I think everyone needs a little Duke in their life :)

Marg He is very thorough. Just today he was out there snoopervising a cricket. It was hysterical

Miawa well gee, maybe a family reunion is in order...lol

Poetic Shutterbug said...

The natural wanderer, free spirit. That is one of the reasons I love him so much.

Ann said...

poetic shutterbug if only I could be a little bit more like Duke. what a life huh?

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