Now what was that all about? We got dirt droppin' from the ceilings, we got cracks in the floors. I swear that new tunnel I started last fall is right close to half closed down. A feller drops off to hibernate and the whole dad-gum place gets shook to pieces.
We got us an oil rig out here in the pasture, trucks comin' and goin' and noise and lights all the time. Makes it dern hard to get any winter shut-eye for an ol' Pdog, gotta tell you. Rumblin' and grumblin' and commotion all the time--we got it hard out here in the middle of nowhere. We's become somewhere all on a sudden, and it's sure a sight to see--all's those young buck two-legged critters swarmin' round. Gotta say, though, it's been a lot quieter here lately. Don't know what's goin' on up there in the human world, but we not got near as much excitement out here since I opened my eyes on spring as when I closed 'em on winter.
We got us lots of pups this year. I picked me up a couple more cute little young mamas last summer, what with the grass bein' so green and tall. All's that rain we got last year put the life back in us, don't y'know? Started lookin' up at the blue sky 'stead of our dusty little Pdog toes. Gotta tell you though, those li'l darlins turned right fierce once they holed up in their nursery burrows. Best time for hiberatin' is when the mamas are havin' pups. Howsomever, it won't be long before we'll all be up and out into the sunshine and kissin' and groomin' and doin' what Pdogs do when the grass grows tall.
We've had hard times and the ground shakin' makes us plumb nervous, but there's pups comin' up and an early spring promising an early summer and new whiskers in old burrows and I just gotta stretch myself and look up into the sun and say, "Ain't that just fine."