Q:How long does it take a beagle to get into trouble?
A: Not long at all!
I was out of the house for about 30 minutes this evening. When I came back in, I noticed some pieces of bread on the floor. I looked at the counter, where there had been a new bag of hamburger buns, but there was nothing.
I looked at Bonnie, who was happily wagging her tail, and marveled: "You ate the whole package?" And then I paused - where was the bag? Surely she didn't eat the bag...?
I let her outside, and then did some investigating. In the bedroom, I found more pieces of bread on the rug. And then I laughed:
This isn't the best picture, but you can see that Bonnie hid the bag, and the remaining buns, under our pillows on the bed. (Note to Bonnie: you should find a better hiding place.)
I cleaned everything up and let Bonnie back in. I was working in the kitchen, and in she wandered with another bun - apparently she had multiple caches for her bounty!
On another front, our toads now have their own tree, a volunteer that has started in the window well: