Beware of Low Flying Turf

When I was still quite a young puppy, my bipeds decided that they needed to replace the fence at the back. The garden had a farmer’s field behind it and the fence was quite old and weak. They seemed to think it was important to have a big, strong fence before I became big and strong. I can’t quite see the connection!

It meant that I didn’t get into the garden as much as usual, while the men were working. I found it very entertaining when I did get outside and see what was going on. The men had made loads of holes all the way along the back – I was stopped each time I started to dig!

Then they made lots of noise digging up a patch of concrete. They took all the concrete away, but they had made a huge and very muddy hole. It would have taken me weeks and weeks to make something that impressive! I wasn’t a bit surprised when they had to fill it back in with new earth, because my bipeds always filled in the holes that I made.

The men put posts in the smaller holes that they’d made in a line and then the new fence went up. My bipeds seemed really pleased about that. We still had a big patch of bare earth in the garden and I was hoping to get to dig in the new, softer earth. They had other plans though.

A big pile of grass arrived. It was rolled up with its dirt like lots of mini-carpets. The men spent ages unrolling each one and arranging them on the bare earth. They joined it all up with the existing lawn. Then they took their time flattening it all down with a roller.

When everything was finished, I went outside with my bipeds and we had a look around at all the work that had been done. The new turf had some interesting smells, but I couldn’t investigate properly as I was kept on my lead. They seemed to think that I needed to be on my lead for a few days and we only played on the old grass.

Then I was taken outside without a lead on. We played on the old grass and I made no attempt to go on the new turf – until my biped went to the shed for something! I took the opportunity to go and sniff the new grass. I got hold of a corner of one of the pieces and I lifted it. I decided to check the quality by giving it a good shake – it came apart! I pulled up another and the same thing happened. I decided to try a different game. I discovered that if I gave a sharp flick and let go, I could send the turf flying. This was such fun!

A frisbee

It flew better than a frisbee!

I wasn’t allowed to play for long and the next time I went outside, on my lead, the new grass was all flat again. I was kept on my lead and not allowed a moment to myself for weeks. They said something about me being capable of causing chaos in just an instant – they must have been really impressed!

Then one evening I heard the male biped say that he thought the new turf was all bedded in now – whatever that means! The next day I wasn’t on my lead in the garden, but I didn’t get a moment alone. For a few days they watched me very carefully and all I did was have a little sniff at the edge of the new grass.

Then one day I saw that my bipeds were busy doing something, so I decided to have a better look at the new grass. I discovered that most of the edges had disappeared, but I found a corner and tugged. It was much harder to pull it up than it had been, but I was bigger and stronger and quite determined. I flicked it and let go and it flew quite a distance. I did this with a few more and then one flew so well that it hit the fence with a thud. And that was the end of my game! My bipeds took me indoors. They seemed really serious, but later, as I drifted off to sleep, I heard them having a really good laugh about flying turf.

No animals were harmed in the making of this tale, but I’d prefer not to comment on the turf!

See you next Wednesday!

118 thoughts on “Beware of Low Flying Turf

  1. Funny how the things we bipeds see as work and hassle are all fun and games for dogs. Thanks for giving us the fun perspective!

  2. What a good adventure Clowie! I would love to see some flying turf! Too bad you did not get to help dig the holes 😦 I think your bipeds missed out on a great opportunity there!

    • You don’t often see turf fly! I’m very good at digging holes, but my bipeds have always been obsessed with filling them back in. Sometimes I don’t understand them at all.

  3. Woof! Woof! Great thinking. Golden LAUGHS. Happy Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  4. That seemed like a pretty funny game! I wish I could play this game too!

  5. Huggs Clowie xxx
    tons o love xx
    maybe in the beginning of next week – i can make a song/ vid for you xx
    i am really into helping with out with animals as much as i can these days 🙂
    so if you wanna
    just mail me – in my info
    Big hugggggs xoxoxoxoxo

  6. Your stories make me laugh so hard, I wish I could have seen your antics. So many corners to flip, it must have been quite a job, thank goodness for your tenacity!

    • Thank you! I always had to take the opportunity when it was there, I usually only had a minute or two! They did their best to “keep me out of mischief”, as they called it.

  7. Hey Clowie, Jet here.

    What a great story. We could vividly picture your digging and making the turf fly. Oh, must have been so much fun… Sorry your privileges were taken away.

  8. Clowie!
    Yous is the bestest! Me encourages hellery in ones behavior! It keeps our humans busy! And yous has done that most excellently well!

  9. Bahaha, oh Clowie!! I love your stories! 😀 I don’t see why your bipeds weren’t more upset about the men coming a digging huge holes in your yard, I know that I would have been really, really in trouble if I ever did something like that! 😉 I would have loved to have seen your flying turf though, hehehe!!

  10. You invent such fun games! I think your bipeds could write a great book about your abilities. 🙂

    • I find that, with a little imagination, everyday objects can be a lot more fun than some toys! I’m trying to get my bipeds into action. I think they’re secretly hoping that by the time they have something worthwhile, they’ll be able to follow in your e-publishing footsteps!

  11. looks like you have a future as a gardener!

  12. Clowie I do love your stories!

    Christie from

  13. Great job and great story. Pocket and I have to supervise the yard work or the humans make a mess

  14. We had a good laugh about the flying turf too. The strange things peeps do!

  15. Clowie you think up the most fun things to do. We have never been allowed on new turf because they think we would pull it up. Every time Dad tries to plant new grass Mica digs up every spot. Great job Mom is really laughing at your story even though we would be in lots of trouble 🙂

    • I wonder why they think you’d pull it up! They get the strangest ideas! They always thought I was looking for mischief as a pup. I had to be ready to take advantage of any lapse in their concentration and make the most of it!

  16. Dear Clowie,

    Voting for the Greatest Contest of All Time is open.
    Time to gather your troops and vanish the competition.


  17. Haha wow Clowie, you sure did a good job on that turf! 🙂

  18. Your stories crack me up Clowie! 🙂

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