Remember when I was whining about the injustice of the flooded rice fields adjacent to our water-starved garden? Well look at us now!
The area beyond the levy is the rice field. The area in front shows the overflown banks of our pond at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue.
Good News #1: It rained. Buckets and buckets. For hours on end. It rained so long and so hard I thought we might float away.
Good News #2: We did not float away. But we did have some flooding, and we’re left with pooling water everywhere. Every time our pups go out, they get covered in mud. Us too. (Candy was working on manners with new arrival, Tucker. Looks like Tucker: 1; Candy: 0 so far!)
The rain created rivers of water that swept the garden’s walk-on bark paths away.
I spent the day putting down a layer of shreds to soak up the mud and make the place passable.
Good News #3: More rain is on the way, but in more manageable doses this time. We need every drop of it to help put an end to our three-year-long drought.
Good News #4: Remember scared Missy from last week’s blog post? She went to her foster home. Given that her foster mom has already renamed her Maggie, we’re pretty sure that they will be a foster failure together. We love foster failures.
When they first met, Missy was still shy.
It didn’t last long.
She jumped in the car with no prompting and said “let’s go!” Looks like a perfect match to me!
13 thoughts on “Good News In Buckets”
Wonderful news for Missy aka Maggie!! Best news I’ve heard all day!!
I thought about you this morning when I heard about tornadoes in LA, and of course the mudslides. I hope you weren’t anywhere near either!!
We got it first in Northern CA…then it made its way south…and was moving toward New Mexico last I heard. Quite a storm!
I love to see photos of happy new families. And yes–hooray for rain! We are in the Pasadena area and I don’t remember the last time we had this much rain! It was glorious. I’m so sorry that some people have lost their homes, of course, and there’s still concern with more rain, but as you have said so well, we NEED it. I loved your photos–puddles are beautiful! 🙂
It has been a long, long time – hasn’t it?! We build on those glorious views…but they come at a very high price.
I know how you feel, we received much needed rain recently and it has made the world of difference to our garden. Looks as though Missy is going to be very well looked after and much loved, always love seeing a happy ending.
Yeah for your happy garden! I think we’ll be changing Missy’s status from “fostered” to “adopted” in no time at all!
Congratulations on a new home for a special pup AND some rain although it would have been nice spread out a little more. Here’s to some more rain – nice gentle rain. 🙂
We can hope…but as long as everyone stays safe, we’re grateful for it no matter how it falls!
So glad to hear that Missy/Maggie has a new home! And speaking as a “foster failure” myself, that’s one “failure” I’m proud of!
Congratulations on joining the best club of all…foster failures!
Candy is one good sport, and I am so happy that you are finally getting rain . . . even if it does result in muddy paws and almost-equally-muddy humans!
Rain…rain…and more rain! A total soggy blessing. 🙂
Yay Missy/Maggie! We could have used a little more rain here in AZ – I know a lot of folks cancelled irrigation thinking it would be worse, and now they are desperate.
How is your tag tree looking? I keep looking for it.
Monty and Harlow