Sweet Spring. Spirited. Poignant. Boisterous. Fleeting. “And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” Sweet Lindsey… Humphrey… and Gunner. Spirited. Boisterous. Poignant. and fleeting? We cannot say. “Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden May they bloom like little miracles. “Life is good…today.”
These are the irrefutable truths of puppies in the rainy season. 1. Mud and poo are indistinguishable. 2. The dirtier the puppy, the more aerodynamic. 3. Clean is fleeting. 4. Towels are not for bathing; they are for playing. 5. Puppy adorableness always trumps puppy stinkiness 6. Pockets are for picking. 7. Resistance is futile. 8. And saying goodbye is so very hard to do. Happy life, Cici! See you at the Reunion Picnic in May!
We prune to encourage new growth in the spring. It’s an art and a science. And while roses are pretty resilient, you still take great care because, sometimes, you can go too far. In December, odd couple Cody and Rusty arrived. We nicknamed Rusty, Toto, for his resemblance to Dorothy’s little friend. Rusty is 7; Cody 10. Cody portrait graciously loaned by Rob Kessel Surrendered when the wife developed allergies, they were inseparable. It was easy to know. On the […]