Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Thorough Search

First of all, thank you all so very much for your helpful comments and ideas about those evil woodchucks!    Mom has been doing more reading, and she discovered that sprinkling blood meal or dried blood along the perimeter of our fence might work!   It's worth a try, right!

Mom decided that I was going to be the one to do a thorough search of the yard before she unleashed me and before she let Mackie outside to play with me. 
JohnLandLord doesn't like a certain tree in the yard and he trims branches and leaves them in a pile.   The woodchucks LOVE this!  
 I'm checking out this area, mom.    It's getting closer to the raised garden bed.  
 I didn't see it but mom sure did and it didn't take her long to open up a bag of poo and toss it in the hole!  This hole is on OUR side of the fence!   grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Other than this hole, we didn't see any more evidence and no critters so......................
 Unleash the Terriers, mom!

 We know it's blurry but we had to include it so you can see how happy Mackie was to run free in the yard☺   He's been waiting for days!

So that will be the plan for now.   Mom will get the dried blood or blood meal at our local farm supply store and she'll sprinkle it in the area that we see them enter and leave.    And my job will be to check out the perimeter of the yard to make sure that I am the only furry creature within MY fenced in yard!

Back to having fun!
Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie


  1. glad there was only that hole and none of that evil intruders was insight free air for free air(e)-dale terriers ;O)

  2. Wow...Your Mom is Awe inspiring! A critter free backyard for the Dales

  3. I am so glad there were no intruders in your garden. Treacle hates the squirrel but goodness knows what she would do with a Woodchuck! Perhaps you could catch him and send him to visit his cousin in Punxsutawney for Groundhog Day!!!! Love the action pictures you both look so happy. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Susie xx

  4. HOORAY!!! I'm so glad you get to enjoy your yard again!

  5. That sounds like a good plan. Do a perimeter check and then release the pups to romp to their hearts content. We can tell you two were having lots of fun.

  6. Crummy woodchuck! I hope he stays gone now. We have a big pile of brush in our yard that Dad's been promising to put through the mulcher machine. I wonder what critters live in there!

  7. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
    A woodchuck could chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood. About 711 pounds per day. Calculated by the volume of dirt in a typical 25-30 foot long woodchuck burrow. So Molly you need to poo about 700 pounds to solve you woodchuck problem. Stink him out way to go.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  8. You guys are having a blast out there. We think woodchuck stew sounds good
    Lily & Edward

  9. When we lived in Maryland the deer were eating our trees. We learned that deer don't like dried blood so we put it around the trees and the deer stayed away. But, the two dogs loved eating the blood, then later they would vomit and the blood would stain whatever they vomited on. Try putting the blood on the outside of the fence so the dogs can't get to it.

  10. Molly,
    Paws crossed your new yard will be varmint free from now on. How dare that scoundrel mess with you and your freedom!
    I love seeing you and Mackie have fun.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  11. Just a cautionary note. Before using that blood meal, be sure to read about its effect on dogs if ingested. Mom says it can be poisonous or at the very least cause some stomach issues. We hope those woodchucks stay away.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  12. Oh, we hope everything works! I think getting rid of the brush pile will help a lot -- they love that kind of thing.
    Have fun, you two!!!

  13. Good luck with the dried blood. SHE put Blood and Bone fertiliser on our garden once. We loved it, dug up the garden and ate the dirt, as well.

  14. Oh Molly, we sure know how it is to have critters in the yard. Good for your Mom in being so vigilant and taking such care to protect you! Sounds as if the situation is improving. Paws crossed that all will soon be well! Love from Marina and Daryl Lynn

  15. We sure hope you can get rid of those creatures so you can keep playing in your yard
    Hazel & Mabel

  16. Yipee!!! I love your plan. You have your yard back :)

    R once got bitten on the nose by a marmot who he cornered (marmots are closely related to woodchucks) so you are smart to be so careful.

  17. We are so happy you and Mackie got to frolic free in the backyard without any furry intruders!
    Arty & Jakey

  18. I hope that blood meal works. Be forewarned that every dog I have ever had when I used blood meal in my gardens, rolled in it and PEE-EWWW! I quit using it because Bentley loved to waller around in it! LOL!

  19. I sure hope you can start to relax. I liked the commenter who suggested putting the blood meal outside the fence where the dogs can't eat it. Penny munches up any soil that has blood and bone fertiliser in it, so I agree you have to be careful.

  20. Blood meal is yummy! I hope she gets that, then you can eat it! While chasing the nasty critters away too, of course. Ahem.