She isn't a dirt eater (Bill is) so I knew that there must be something in the dirt, especially once she started wagging her tail and pawing at the dirt.
In case you can't see it in the above photo, this is what she discovered -
Hiker was excited and seemed to think that this little critter which kept hopping around would be fun to play with and then she tried to grab it with her mouth. Nope, not a good idea, I quickly told her, "Hiker, no! Don't eat it!" (unlike somebody in blogville... http://scotsmad.blogspot.ca/2014/07/grasshopper.htm)
This little critter was safely relocated and apparently wasn't too traumatized since we've seen it twice since the day that Hiker almost ate it.