How a garden is begun determines everything about how it grows. It starts with a solid foundation of good soil. It requires just the right amount of sunlight, water and nurturing until its roots are firmly planted to support its future brilliance. Maybe I am a gluten for punishment, or maybe I just love puppies. Either way, I find myself fostering another one. Her name is Journey. And like a new garden, she requires some nurturing to find her forever […]
Despite a LONG hot summer, the garden fared pretty well – until August, that is. The heat is partly to blame. Deadheading doesn’t help when 100+ degree temperatures shrink new buds into tater-tot size flowers. And it was certainly too hot to plant annuals as we usually do to keep the color going in the garden in between perennial blooms. But there are eight tiny reason that the garden looks a bit ragged right now. They marched in with yet […]
What I miss… Your barking at dog photos I am editing on the computer or videos on TV. Chasing those TV dogs around the back of the set to see where they go. Not having to get up every five minutes to retrieve the tennis ball that my beloved retriever purposefully rolled under the furniture (fetch is for humans, too, I guess). Your schedule of demands beginning with breakfast barks and followed by lunch cookie barks, dinner barks, and bedtime […]
It is well over the century mark…again. My brain is too fried to write this week. So I bring you My Summer Boys. We finally have a dog in Yogi that loves to swim – and he taught Jackson, too! Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks??
A garden gives us peace, tranquility – a place to absorb our worries, allowing us to move forward. In exchange for its service, it requires little: some food for a strong foundation, water for life, a little structure, and some support when needed. A service dog requires no less. In the news recently was a disturbing story of an “emotional support dog” that attacked a passenger on an airplane. The dog was apparently (illegally) seated on its handler’s lap, and […]
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