I am not going to pretend that we ever had a great backyard. Yard work is not something we enjoy. The only reason we haven't paved it is for the dog(s). Today when sweeping, I realize we live a reverse Shawshank Redemption, the dirt is slowly being brought into the house instead of out. While her digging can be annoying (the destroyed yard, dirt everywhere, dirt prints everywhere), the joy it brings her, priceless. Dig on my pup!