A phenomenon where, in a landscape of office cubicles, a number of people stand up to look around over the tops of the cube walls. Usually an unexpected/loud noise or verbal exchange will cause the curious to rise like prairie dogs out of their holes. The people will scan the cube horizon and soon sit back down.
The white noise system was going nuts and making crazy barking sounds--nobody could get much done because of all the prairie-dogging.
When a person (or creature) is so close to defecating themselves, fecal matter begins to protrude out of the anus. Similar to a Prairie Dog poking his head out of its burrow.
I have to shit really bad, dude. I think I am prairie-dogging it.