Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Death to Warthogs!

Mogley to the rescue!   This warthog managed to conceal itself in a plastic bag during a shopping trip.  Once it was safely inside the house, it charged out of the bag and chased the family into the kitchen.   Luckily I was on duty, I grabbed the warthog and immediately killed it with the classic strangle hold.    You just can't relax around the house, enemies are everywhere.    The coyotes and foxes have killed off most of the squirrels and all of the rabbits, so there is nothing to chase outside.   Most guard dogs would have relaxed, but not me.   I stayed on "red" alert and it paid off.   When a warthog threatened our home, I was on the spot to throttle it before it could damage anything.

Nala is still slower than she was before she had her heart worm treatment, but she is getting around OK.   She has a harder time getting up once she lies down.   She is showing her age when she starts moving after napping for a long time.   She has a little harder time getting her rear legs to push her up the two steps into the house.  She has to work at it to climb up.   We are looking at building a ramp for her to make it easier on her to get in and out.    She still has her wonderful outlook on life, she loves every minute.  She has such a wonderful face and she brings cheer when she comes into the room.    She gets a special allotment of attention, as a senior Golden, she gets many special privileges.  She does not have to climb into the car, she gets lifted in and out.  She gets special vitamins and special canned food to help her eat with her few remaining teeth.  
We have been hearing from Golden Retrievers all over the world, they are getting ready for their  duties of delivering eggs and treats on Easter morning.    If anyone else has photos of themselves getting fitted for their delivery duties, let us know.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Good Job Mogley, those warthogs are crafty little guys. But we know you always stand ready and on guard like all of us watch dog Golden do.
    Glad that Nala is getting your loving special care, we always have a soft spot in our hearts for Golden seniors.

    Hamish & Sophie

  2. Whew, Mogley, good thing you never let down your guard...we'll be checking all shopping bags that come in our house too...those blasted warthogs!

    Nala has the sweetest face!
    Hugs and belly rubs to all,

  3. great work!


  4. Ah, the Easter Golden! I remember those stories well from when I was growing up! :)

  5. Hi Y'all!

    Warthogs? We don't have them here. They must be peculiar to the Rockies.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  6. Well Mogley, you have a hunter's instinct. A ferocious animal enters your home and you take care of it with ease.

    Give Nala a hug from us. Lady, our senior sister, just had two big warts removed that had developed into small cauliflower type things. And you should see the attention she gets. Ha!

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.

  7. Excellent work protecting the house from Warthogs. Who knew they were such a threat?

    Best wishes for Nala.