Anyway, as the title of this post hints, the newest fun for the Welshies is to go exploring for groundhogs. Around here, these nasty creatures, are also known as woodchucks or land-beavers and are vectors for rabies and harbor ticks infected with Lyme's disease. They are inveterate diggers and have set up a warren of holes surrounding my fenced yard-I've even found a hole coming INTO the backyard. We finally got the four-foot chain link fence repaired in the yard after the storm damage, but it has now proven to be such an enabler of the Welshie's natural agility that three of the dogs (Remy, Kian and Cody) don't even think twice about hoisting themselves over the fence to explore the outlying groundhog burrows just off our property line. They don't go far away, but they sure do develop a listening problem when we want them to come back into the yard...So we're limiting the use of the backyard to when there are two of us to monitor fence-jumpers.