The grape vine

007 Greetings loyal readers and fellow maremmas.  Growing all over the back of the deck is a grape-vine.  Mummy says it has been growing there for a long time and given the long, hot summer we have been experiencing in New Zealand, the grape-vine has gone into overdrive.  Now, Me and Nellie are not interested in eating grapes and anyway mummy says that they are bad for little doggie woggies.  Something about potential to damage our kidney function.  So, while We are not interested in eating grapes ourselves, We are very interested in what eats the grapes. There are often fantails and other birds there, feasting on the dark purple grapes, but last night there was something much more interesting eating grapes.   It was a rather large rat and as you can see from the photos, I was most interested in its activities. I spent a lot of time running around the deck, pointing at where the rat had got to.  Aren’t I such a clever dog letting my family know where the rat was.   For some reason they were not that interested and were more focused on eating their dinner. Daddy did mutter something about coming out later on and “dealing to it”, whatever that means.  Needless to say the rat and long disappeared before daddy got around to doing anything.  Love Nellie and Jasper, who keep hearing these strange words – “Car ride”.  Here are some more photos of Me and the grape-vine.



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12 Responses to The grape vine

  1. A rat!! Yikes. I hope your daddy deals with it soon. Those guys scare me – like cars, but worse.

    Love and licks,

  2. catchatcaren says:

    The grapevine is just GORGEOUS! Looks soooo shady! But the rat? Rather scary! So….you ARE going to the beach?

  3. emma says:

    Some of my favorite words…”wanna go for a ride”…where are you two going?

  4. Oooh a rat! Wow. Well maybe he will sneak away like our garage mouse Nibbles so you don’t have to worry about him!

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  5. Boomdeeadda says:

    OMGosh, rats? Nasty bit of business…..good for you to tell Daddy! Hopefully he didn’t leave to tell his friends about your yummy grapes.

  6. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Good job, say NO to grapes
    Benny & Lily

  7. Kyla says:

    The only grapes around here are already fermented.

  8. Zena says:

    Love fantails – such pretty birds 🙂

  9. Basil says:

    I am sure I don’t need to tell you this but be careful to only watch the grapes – they aren’t very good for us four legs!

  10. tylersat99 says:

    You have such a beautiful garden, Mom loves grapes but they don’t grow near us. Since Dad didn’t get that big rat maybe you will have to show it to him next time it comes 🙂

  11. dogdaz says:

    We love our grapevines. You look so nice in them. Becareful of the ratty thing. That is not nice.

  12. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    Mumsy thought of the song “I heard it through the grapevine” as soon as she saw the picture. We thought you were listening to the latest gossip until we read your blog. lol We bet if that rat comes back you will let your daddy know. Hugs and nose kisses

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