restrict or impede (someone or something) in such a way
that free action or movement is difficult.

I think it would be fair to suggest that

dear old Maggie’s movement was impeded…

…however, she does not appear to mind.













When Taji was younger and only for the

first one or two feeds…

…was she in a quandary about how to

extract her food from the kong.

However, by her fourth feed,

she was able to extract her food quicker

than we could fill the kong.

Needless to say, after four kong feeds

there wasn’t a fifth feed.






the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something,
especially something abstract,
which determines its character.

Although they will defend themselves if severely provoked

Generally speaking, labradors are a gentle and

family-friendly breed of dog.

Without that quality, we would not have

owned three over the past thirty-five years.






increase the volume of (sound),
especially using an amplifier.

After spending the first eight weeks of her life

roaming freely around her breeder’s house…

…it took young Taji a while to become

used to the new house rules.

She had a high pitched bark at this age

which was extremely difficult to tolerate after

having two quiet old dogs for many years.

To make matters worse she soon learned that barking

often drew the attention of her humans

and she would have some attention.

And if the first round of barking for attention

did not work she simply amplified

the second round.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Amplify







break up and move earth with a tool or machine,
or with hands, paws, snout, etc.


Apologies for the reposts…

…however, these are…

…the only images related to digging…

…I possess.

However, on the day…

…Maggie was adamant…

…that she was not guilty

of digging in the garden.

We were not so certain.



Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk219 – Dig





** move from one place to another; travel.

Maggie could be resting quietly one second…


…and going in hot pursuit of the ‘enemy’

a split second later…


…and all the time she was, I am sure,

praying for a fence line to stop her silly,

but in her mind necessary, pursuit.




have an idea or impression of the existence,
presence, or truth of (something) without certain proof.

The day…

…Maggie turned up at our back door looking like this…


…she became number one suspect of digging in the garden.

She looked so guilty and repentant

that we ever did go searching for the place

where she had been digging.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Suspect