Who Let The Dogs Out?

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Who let the dogs out? Well, actually, I let some of them out, interrupting gardening chores today to help get the dogs out while most everyone was at the Reunion Picnic. Once a year, Homeward Bound takes over a local park where dogs from the “Class of 2000” on come together. It’s a great opportunity to see the results of our work in the happy faces of the adopted dogs and their humans. Here’s one group courtesy of my friend, Rob Kessel:

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But what I was really referring to is how empty our “dorms” are after so many going-home celebrations last week. At least George will be on our list this week. Happy life, George!

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But don’t feel sad for those of us left behind today. It was blissfully quiet, with plenty of friends to keep us company.

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The bunnies are surprisingly patient posers…

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And the birds are nesting everywhere.

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They are so resourceful, hiding their nests in grape vines, shrubs and under chairs (leave it to the Killdeer!). But this one pretty much takes the cake.

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Speaking of bunnies…yes, indeed…they were the culprits. The dahlia replacements protected by chicken wire are alive and thriving.

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We have delicious apricots on the tree…

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apples and grapes in our future…

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just don’t ask about the lawn. We’re sacrificing it in favor of the beds this year with even more limitations on water.

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By August, we’ll be brown, but today – the kennels are nearly empty, the garden is lovely, and all is well.

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“Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.” ~ Montaigne

5 comments

  1. Carol

    Beautiful, just beautiful. So glad the kennels are “almost empty”, what could be better than that? Gardens are gorgeous.

  2. “The kennels are nearly empty”. What a wonderful feeling that provokes! That more doggies have found their forever homes and families is heartwarming and soothing to the psyche!!

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