March 27th, 2010
|01:08 pm - It Has Begun|
This morning -- despite the pollen count being somewhere around the CODE RED YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO BREATHE TRUST US mark -- the Blonde Dog of the House and I spent a goodly bit of time in the backyard.
(First came my trip to Lowe's garden center, whereupon I wandered the aisles and whimpered at the profusion of options and my lack of knowledge. Then I hefted four bags of river rock into my shopping cart and whimpered about something quite different.)
The Blonde Dog was pleased to be outside, even daring several times to put a paw across the threshold of the open gate and then whisk herself away when she realized I could see her -- "No, no, L, I am being good, promise!" While I put in my new gardenia, she hovered. While I put in my new Mexican heather, she danced elsewhere.
But then...as I was putting in my new Double Knock-out rose along the fence, out of the corner of my eye I saw her climb up the jagged remnant of oak, all that's left of a mighty tree which fell some years ago. Her undulating back end was signaling so much joy that for a moment I thought she was going to wriggle herself right into the oak-root crater on the other side.
She held on, though, and then lifted her head and woofed gently. "See!" she said. "See!"
A small brown lizard ran over her paw and down into the crater. She woofed again and headed after it.
Yes, lizard season has officially begun, and the Blonde Dog of the House is ready.
May your new season bring you just as much joy!
|Date:||March 27th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)|| |
Happy Lizard Day to the Dog of the House, and congratulations to you on your industrious gardening.
Happy Saturday to you! I hope there is joy and/or peace for you today.
Ho! The game is afoot! Good hunting, your majesty.
Her Majesty thanks you very kindly. :-)
My first big project of the year-making 75% of the yard escape proof- has made my dogs very very happy, although some plants are less so. They get to go out and run around together without the drag of the cable-run on Griz.
The added benefit for me is that Griz used to charge out to the end of his leash and then bark at the cattle: now there is no sudden resistance to cue the bark, and he's not yet learned to bark without the brake.
Julia, anything which reduces noise is my friend
Oh, I wish that the miniature pinscher who lives next door and the two big dogs who live behind me would stop barking whenever the Blonde Dog and I go out the backdoor -- your noise reduction deserves applause! (As well as your big project, of course.)
|Date:||March 27th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)|| |
Let the games begin!!! :) Go Small Blond Dog GO!
Ohhh, gardenia and Mexican Heather? I think a trip to Lowe's is in my future :)
The Blonde Dog thanks you, and is ready to go back out NOW. :-)
(There were only three gardenia plants out at my local Lowe's, almost lost in a sea of hibiscus. I grabbed one almost indecently quickly.)
I always look forward to lizard season myself. ;-)
Happy Hunting, Blonde One!
Lizard season is a time of warmth and wiggling, Cindergal. :-)
Aww, Dog of the House rampant! Our dog of the house went to Winchester for comprehensive allergy testing today. Turns out she's allergic to three kinds of pollen, and to dust mites. We're going to get her on a programme of allergy shots, and hope this will finally clear up her dermatitis, poor baby. If not, it's onto the VERY!OMG expensive pills.
**hugs** Happy Spring! May we all be able to breathe!
Yikes for Miss Bonkers and her allergies! And hugs to you and yours for a better spring, too.
Hooray for lizard season!! :-)
The Blonde Dog concurs, Gwynne! :-)
[hugs and a good Saturday]
|Date:||March 27th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)|| |
May the new plants thrive:)
((Hugs)) over the pollen hell.
I hope the new plants thrive, too. Am slightly more prepared than last year, at least... ;-)
Hugs and a good Saturday, L!
It's code red for tree pollen here as well. Though they say mold is down...
Gardenias, heather and roses sound fabulous. Though lifting bags of rocks, not so much.
((hugs)) to you and joy to the Blonde one in her lizard quest.
Oh, S, I send all manner of sympathies for the pollen hell!
The lifting bags of rocks was exercise -- or at least I'll pretend so. ;-)
Rest, joy, and a good Sunday to you!
Hi hi, Rainkatt! [hugs]
Hurrah for a glimpse of sun, for Simon, and for you. :-) Happy Sunday!
I am so excited for spring! Yay for lizards. LOL.
Yay yay for spring! (And lizards, as the Blonde Dog hastens to second. :-))
The Blonde Dog of the House is SO excited. And I'm planning a few more lizard-attractions so she can continue to play... :-)
Happy start of the week!
I had some outdoor adventures yesterday, as well, but winter is back today, so I'm cooking, baking, and reading. and my ear hurts. allergies, why?
Go you with the Double Knockout!
Alack for allergy reactions. :-(
But hugs and a warm drink to accompany the cooking and baking and reading, and more hugs just for you, H_P!
Pollen aside, it sounds like rather a lovely day.
I spent Saturday trying to sell actual books to a random assortment of people who wandered into the fair without much plan, as far as I could see, and today lying in a limp heap on any available horizontal surface.
Still unable to type without major review and typo correction, but Monday looks okay, even though another book fair looms next weekend.
Here's to lizards instead!
Yikes for exhausting bookfairs (both past and future), but hurrah for a good Monday and perhaps a lovely week too!
Hugs and good cheer, and time to spin and knit!
The Blonde Dog of the House and I send the same back to you, C! Happy spring!