Annie has an affinity for digging in the dirt, especially when she believes there is a varmit 'neath the surface. She's never really caught a groundhog, though how she has tried. But the other day she learned a valuable lesson. The chaser became the chased when the critter got hold of her and backed her all the way up to our porch. That's where I found her defeated, bloodied and limping.
After an emergency visit to the vet, x-rays, antibiotics, which left me two hundred dollars poorer, Annie is ok. Her tail still wags, though her pride is a bit bruised.