Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What's Under There?

Detective Thunder reporting here today.

This morning I was let out at the usual early rising hour of 4:45 a.m. Mom kept calling me to come inside after a few minutes, but I wasn't coming when she called. I stayed outside for almost two hours before I finally decided it was time to go see if Dad had some toast ready for me. Now you may wonder why I would want to stay out in the dark, damp morning for so long. Well, let me tell you it has something to do with this piece of equipment in the yard.

Yes, the playscape is for the grandbipeds who love to climb, and swing, and slide on it. But at that hour of the day, let me assure you there are no little kidlets out there. But something was there, I just know it,
I could smell it.

When I came inside, I forgot to clean my paws, so Mom knew I was up to something out there. She was worried that I had cornered a snake again, so she went out to check things out and discovered


A bit of a hole.


Some clawing work.


Rut roh, did I do THAT?

Maybe I need to spend a little time cleaning up the paws before she tries to capture some evidence on the flashy box.

So you could say she wasn't too happy with me. Later in the morning once all the kidlets had arrived and then left again for their morning activities, she and I went outside to investigate together.

See, I told her, right here I can smell something.
I just had to do some digging to see what it could be.

Mom, down there, there IS something.

You just have to let me do some more digging,
I can't fit my snooter under there yet.

We even managed to get a little video of my efforts. You can hear how hard I am sniffing to try to capture the essence of what is under there.

This was the Momster's temporary solution to the problem. She covered up all my detective work with a broken baby gate!!! What is she thinking? Then I heard her mumbling something about having to get some patio blocks to cover up the area. I need some help here.

Here is a look underneath - can any of you see what's under there?

So here I am now, in my meditation corner, trying very hard to come up with a new plan.




Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


It smelled SOOOO good!

I khould pikhk up a whiff from here!

I think woo found a bunny farm!

Your momster is pretty khlever to khover it up BUT a few bounces of the Thunder Dunder and woo are in!

Great work TD!


Martha Basset said...

Oh, do you think it might be that squirrel from our garden?
It could be - we chased it up the trees and under the decking - they seem to get everywhere.
Good work Thunder, keep up your surveillance.
If you need us to come over let us know - we are very good at getting into low down places. Well we dont need to worry about our legs!
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Gus said...

wooo...you could be an honorary Earth Dog. Me and Teka were working on a similar project before the Muzzer ruined it. Hope you get the the root of things, so to speak


Alasandra said...

OK, we don't have grandbipeds yet and the boybeans are grown so I get the jungle gym to myself. The cats used to hang out on it, but it is in my yard so they don't go out there unless Daddy puts them on it. I excavated under mine. It makes a great place to sleep on hot days. ~S,S,C & F

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Sometimes Moms just don't understand. Mom kept asking me why I insisted on rolling in the sand this weekend and getting it all in my eyes. Sheesh...Moms.

Chihuahua kisses,

Anya said...

You had fun today outside ;)
I have never seen or meet
a squirrel !!!!

Kareltje =^.^=

Anna the GSD said...

OMG HAVE THE SQUIRRELS GONE UNDERGROUND???!?! Do they have no mercy?!?!?

Maybe it was a froggie...froggies are hard to find cause they're the color of dirt and they can sit really still...

I really hope it wasn't an underground squirrel..I'll have nightmares!!!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

I was with you all the way there Thunder, although my words just then don't seem good grammar!

But I was kinda distracted by your sidebar........."whack a squirrel" could I get it changed to "whack a cat"?

I am awaiting trial for cat chasing (and more) can you be a witness to my previously good character?

lotsaluv Marvin xxxxxxxxxxxx

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

All very interesting, Thunder. We wonder what it could be...

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Thunder
You're a great detective. Are you going to tell us what was under there? We just have to know.
Love Ruby & Penny

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

Hmmm! I wonder what your "Plan B" is going to be, Thunder? It must have smelled really delicious. I bet it is a lizard or a chipmonk or maybe even a possum. .. what do you think?


Anonymous said...

Could be mice. You'd be doing your mom a favor by finding them and then either chasing them away or taking prisoners. If she won't allow you to dig or hunt though, there's not much you can do. I hope she doesn't live to regret this...

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We agree with MFT and think that you were trying to protect your mom and the kidlets from a bunny invasion.

Princess Eva

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You'd think mom would be curious. Wonder what's under there?

pughy said...

Oh I wonder what you found. The smells must have been so tantalizing.. I hope you get chance to see what it is.. Hugs GJ xx

LUCKY LUKE said...

Sum fing under there has got to be got! And Funder, you are the man to get it!!!

Sure wish I was there to help!

Wif love from the Luke

P.S. That is what the hardwood floors in the corner of the bedroom look like... on a counta I scratch when it funder!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I bet it's a Scooby Doo ball! I mean, that's what was under the clubhouse. You have to get it. I love the Scooby Doo ball!


Mochi and Mommy said...

Wow Thunder! You did a great job of trying to get to whatever is under there! Bummer that your mom covered it up, but I'm sure you can find a way around it! :)


BeadedTail said...

If only you had some more time alone this morning before going in to eat, you might have got that critter totally dug out. You sure did a good job going after it. It's too bad your mom is putting a stop to some of your detective tactics.

Dory and the Mama said...

Thunder, you are a very good hunter, and like Tank, I hope that your Mama doesn't live to regret not letting you continue your stake out!


Lacy said...

w00fs, hmmm me didnt c nuffin...but me eyes only c cats and squeerls...y does they spoil all our fun by puttin stuff over what we doing..

b safe,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

There has to be something really good under there.. Keep thinking Thunder you will find a way to get it..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Clive said...

Keep on the job Thunder!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Is that one of Oswald's relatives?

Huffle Mawson

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

OMD Parents can be so rude sometimes. We can't believe she put a baby gate over your spot. Hopefully you will be able to get back to work soon!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie and Bobo

The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent work, TD. Natasha was furiously trying to get underneath the humans hottub, so maybe the creatures are everywhere!

P.S. - Natasha often goes out at night and refuses to come inside. She is weird like that.

Mango said...

You were just trying to clear things out for the little ones. Surely there is something lurking under there.


Martine said...


Great detective work!!! I bet it's a mole or something like that.... we had a mole once under our deck and Bailey did not like it!

xo martine

The Army of Four said...

My first thought was a Scooby Ball like under Kat and Steve's playhouse, too! Or maybe your stuffie tree took root under there?
Or ... maybe ... just maybe YOU aren't the one who dug at the wood. Maybe there's a roving band of beavers in Overland Park!
PLay bows,

Anonymous said...

Dear Thunder,
How exciting, yet frustrating! You need to keep a good eye on it in case it comes running out. I think that may be your only chance!

Mr Darcy

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Thunder! I can't wait to see what you come up with to get a the thing. I also wonder what it is, we have rats and mice, maybe it is those, or something bigger, like a armadillo or a opossum or a raccoon, or maybe CATS!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Oh Thunder, you were just doing your job keeping the family safe. You did not want any intruders! And your nose knows! Wonder what it was?
You mom sounds like my moms with the baby gates and all. Why don't they listen to us!

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

How dare the momma sabotage your investigative efforts!!! You were obviously onto something. You should definitely have been given a chance to follow the trail to the end!!! I'll try to think of something to help you out!!!


Thor said...

What was under there Thunder?? Squirrels?? I have never seen squirrels!!
Keep the good work!



Hmm all I can say is RUT ROHR. Looks like until you find whatever it is.. there's a problem. Thunder was trying to tell you... I'm curious now.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Thunder!
I want to know too!
A squirrel?? A bunny?? A snake?? A mole?? A... a.... a.... Hmmmm...
I will be waiting for your next investigative plan!
Kisses and hugs

Wild Dingo said...

sigh. Thunder, doesn't your mom know by NOW that you can't take the "dig" out of a sibe? silly mom.

See now this IS the benefit of a sibe living with a GSD... she never goes out in the yard by herself, and always sticks around the GSD, who sticks around mom. tho, when mom is gone, that's a whole...err...HOLE 'nother story... Lots of yard diggin happens when the mom's gone...lucky for Juno the dog yard is a designated dig areas for sibes!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello thunder its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am shoor their must be sumthing under their otherwise yoo wood not be so intrested in it!!! i bet the gofers are bilding sum sort of doomsday device under their!!! ok bye

chicamom85 said...

I am certain whatever it was, that you were just trying to protect your family. Sometimes Mommies just don't get it. I hope you come up with a new plan and try to cover your tracks better next time.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Sierra Rose said...

Oh! Hope you figure out that new plan. I'll offer up my snagglers....we'll definitely go at that wood!
Holes, diggin', chewing.....yea!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Holly and Khady said...

Your human obviously has no idea that you are only trying to protect her and the kitlets from whatever evil thing is lurking under there! I think you are doing a fabulous job! Maybe your mom needs to let you under there to find out what it is!

Hey, you are only being your Siberian self, by trying to get at whatever creature is hiding under there.

I wish you great luck in getting to it.

I LOVE the wood biting pics!! Hawoowoowoo!!


Bae Bae said...

Oh... I'm sure it's something interesting under there...

~ Bae

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We know you are just trying to protect the kidlets from something bad under their jungle gym.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

The Furry Kids said...

That's some impressive work there! Sorry that you got foiled by a babygate. Those things are definitely a dawg's worst nightmare.

Your pal,

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

We stopped by again to let you know we gave you an award today!

Chihuahua kisses,
The Munchkins

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

We hope you come up with a good plan TD. Humans always like to spoil our fun, don't you think?

Sam & June

Anonymous said...

Great detective work!!! Maybe it was a rat or opossum???

Cyber-sibes said...

Pffffft, does she seriously think that a broken baby gate will keep woo from your mission??? Next time, dig faster!

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

Joe Stains said...

I wonder if you can rent a jackhammer by the hour and just get right down to business???

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

Well, we want to know what was under there. We are inquiring minds!

Sue said...

You sound so much like Tsar. He listens for moles underground, then he digs a little, then he just sits and waits till the mole sticks it's head out of the hole and BAM, he's got it.

Tell Mom you're protecting her and the kids.

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

poor thunder doesnt your mommy realize that you were just prtoective the grandbipeds

Thanx for all the support during Woodrow illness it is greatly appreciated

Deb - Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Anonymous said...

Wow. I wonder what it was. you are so brave to stand on the gate!