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12/01/2008 at 16:44
I too love being in the garden with my dog - Millie, a Jack Russell now nearly two. Brains? I'm not sure, but her digging instinct is great for a root removal assistant. I hope her searches for rats are discouraging unwelcome visitors. As she doesn't like water, the water vole in the brook at the bottom of our garden is safe!
The only problem is that my efforts to puppy-proof our boundary have made it difficult, I suspect, for visitors like hedgehogs who would be very welcome.
A suggestion for Alan Pasco - what about one of those 'cages' you can anchor to the lawn to prevent big birds (crows, jackdaws,magpies) taking the bread? Ours works very well for dogs too! You can get the cages from the RSPB and Pets at Home.