Leave Me Alone (and Tweety update)
We all know the Southeast has been suffering from drought which has affected farmers adversely, as well as our own trees and plants.
But one thing I didn't miss with dry weather was dogs traipsing and digging in a muddy back yard, requiring me to give at-the-door foot baths on a daily basis, mainly for Scooter, who is always the one most interested in digging and getting wet.
Winter is my favorite time for yard duty and picking up doggie diamonds. The turds are chilled and stiff and easy to scoop up. Spring and summer is more difficult, because if The Boss doesn't cut the grass often enough it's tougher to spot. Also, the hot weather makes for soft scoop.
But the fall has to be the worst time. It's still warm, so no easy frozen turds, but the yard is covered with brown, curled up dried leaves. Try to find land mines in that mess! I really have to tip toe around being careful, because it's the season where most step-ins occur!
Before I went to work full-time, I loved the fall (and still do weather wise) and enjoyed raking leaves. The Boss always told me he'd mulch up the leaves with the mower, but I told him NO, I love to rake. It's good exercise for one, and it's good for the mind as well. Quiet, cool, time to think and enjoy the lovely weather.
But now I don't have time to rake (or do a lot of the things I used to do more of like bake, read, draw, etc.). And now it's a scavenger hunt every time I'm in the back yard. They say a dog will poop from one to five times a day. I think I have three who go five, so you do the math!
So what is your favorite time of year? What time of year do your pets like best? Scooter loves the winter, the season he wants to spend the most time outside.
UPDATE: The Dragon and Lady Guinevere came to visit Tweety today to see if she'd fit well into the Dragon's Kingdom. I think it went well and Tweety was very personable and sweet. I think they will be taking Tweety home after their Thanksgiving trip for a trial run to see if she likes the other beasts of the Dragon fold. I'll let them tell you more about the visit!
posted by Sandy at 11/18/2007 03:07:00 PM