(with my apologies to the Blue Oyster Cult)


Deep from the depths of the backyard, a savage creature awaits, stalking, sniffing

…chasing tennis balls…

 The day comes when he pounces…

mudzilla1©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013.


With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound

He’s a mole sniffing muck digging grimy hound

Eastern moles who think he’s a pain

Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them

He picks up a clod and he throws it back down

As he digs through mole tunnels underground


Oh no! They says he’s got to go

Go! Go! Mudzilla!

Oh no! There goes the mole’s burrow!

Go! Go! Mudzilla!

History shows again and again how Sammy harasses the moles’ clan.


History shows oh man, how I have to wash the dog again and again!



mudzilla3©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013.



Meanwhile in between washing the dog and refilling large holes in the yard I painted these little landscapes for a trade. These are all acrylic and 2.5 by 3.5 inches (the size of a playing card).


atc1©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013


atc2©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013


atc3©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013


atc4©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013.



Disclaimer: No moles were harmed in the making of this and in fact they are currently digging up the back yard while giggling themselves silly over the foolishness of any one trying to outdig them..


I’m just kidding, my husband saved this one from the lawn mower and put him back safely.

(He is sooooo soft!)

Mole©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013.



©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013

8 thoughts on “Mudzilla!

  1. You are so funny. I really love the paintings too. My favourite is the shed. It looks like some of the Mennonite smoking sheds we see here. I like the second painting too. (I like all four but those two I like best).

  2. That is such a great shot of Sampson flying through the air with the muddy face. He really thinks he is a Sampson. I’d like to borrow him for our mole problem around our trailer up north. He looks like he thoroughly enjoys the hunt. I had no idea that moles were so small.

    I like the teeny tiny paintings too.

    1. Thanks, my camera is acting up, I think the memory card is having a problem, Hopefully that’s it! I don’t mind the moles. They stay by the woods and they eat a tonne of bugs so I leave them be. They have dug all the way around the bird feeder though, I think they have an evil mole plan to topple it.

  3. I love your little Westie ! We had a bassett hound once that loved to dig and occasionally found a mole. I can believe the ring of mud in the tub after Sampson took a bath. Your paintings are great, but how in the world did you manage to get them painted while dealing with moles and the dog?
    Our cats sometimes leave a mole on the front porch for us. We have gotten used to it now. Life
    with pets is so much fun!!

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