So next time they went looking for rabbits, I sat down and admired the view. There were larks and gorse in bloom, with its scent that is supposed to smell like coconut but to me just smells like gorse. After a while I got bored, so I built a tiny tower out of gorse blossoms, and planted it in a pool.
Eventually, the dogs returned. They were, if I'm honest, much more interested in the pool than the flower art (for they had been running and bouncing a great deal) But they were very happy, and much more relaxed, so all was well.