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Friday, November 16, 2007

Tina is a animal lover too! by Skeeter

While in Clarksville this past weekend, (just before the unveiling of the now famous thong) the Saint and I met up with Tina from the “In the Garden” Blog. She was kind enough to invite us to her home so we could check out her garden, dogs and Mr. Fix-its car collection. We told her not to be upset with us if we gave her animals more attention then the yard!

It was hard not to give them big babies attention as they were all so friendly! BJ the Golden mix and Orkin (as in Pest control) the resident rodent killing cat were the first to adorn our rubbing hands when they met us at the car. Then we met the fertilizer providing bunny, (sorry Tina but I cannot remember that name) then two more doggies greeted us upon entering the house. Link the little sausage wiener mix doggie was the Saints favorite (don’t tell BJ) and then CC the other possible Golden mix. I believe the Saint would have taken Link home with us if he could have gotten away with it!

And let’s not forget the bird that was flying from the mantle and throughout the living room. I guess the birdie did not like us as it flew to a part of the house that is off-limits! And last but not least is the bathtub full of gold fish! Yes, a bathtub! Tina is big into recycling and her backyard pond is indeed an old bathtub! The tub is one of many whimsical items to be found throughout Tina’s yard.

The Saint and I enjoyed the garden tour and checking out the old cars that will one day shine with restoration when Mr. Fix-it retires and has time for his hobby. But I must admit we enjoyed visiting with all the critters as much as talking plants and flowers! The Saints arm is still a bit sore from throwing the ball for BJ.

In the pictures you will see the three amigos BJ, CC and Link all being well behaved while getting a treat from Tina. I was totally surprised as how well behaved they were when mommy demanded obedience. The other picture is of Orkin the cat. Yellow cats hold a special place in our hearts as our perfect Skeeter was a yellow boy.

If any of you enjoy gardening, check out Tina’s Blog. I find it most interesting and full of knowledge. Tina considers herself a gardener but she is also a Pet People!

Thank you for a lovely afternoon Tina!

posted by Skeeter at 11/16/2007 10:23:00 AM


Blogger B said...

Tina your animals are BEAUTIFUL. I'm sure your garden is pretty too, but I would be paying more mind to the pets-LOL.
Skeeter, you have become quite a little reporter. You should start writing stuff and sending it to the "life" or "community" section editor of your paper. You have a very comfortable, warm writing style that would be great for local lifestyles news.

Friday, November 16, 2007 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

See there, Skeeter....told you that you write well.

Friday, November 16, 2007 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger tina said...

Thank you B. I do love my animals and I can tell you it has been an adjustment gardening with them! Fences everywhere which is not the most attractive thing in the garden.

Mom, glad to see you found this blog entry. I was going to call you and we ALL agree Skeeter is a wonderful writer. Mr. Fix-it will have to definitely check this out! as will the kids.

Skeeter, thanks for the very nice posting about us. We all had a very good visit as well and you all don't know how close Link came to going home with you-just kidding! He sure loved the Saint. Talk to you should do what B said and get into reporting down there as we all do agree you write so well about everything in such a warm and friendly way. No one who reads your posts and comments would ever say otherwise. It is a gift!

BTW, Felder Rushing emailed me back on my bottle trees-it IS a southern thang as he puts it, but bottle trees got their start thousands of years ago when people tried to catch bad spirits. Back in the day of genies. I had no idea! How neat is that.

Talk to you all later...

Friday, November 16, 2007 3:30:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I've been to Tina's blog and it's great and she's doing a bang-up job! Her pets are beautiful! She'll have to come to our next Pet People gathering.

I definately need her advice on some things. Since going back to work, I haven't done much as far as planting, but I have a huge south-facing deck that is partly covered and partly open. One year I did tomatos and squash in containers and want to do a much expanded container garden.

I also need her advice on what small trees/shrubs I can have in containers that I can leave out all year long and if you have to water them in winter, etc.

And maybe when I retire, I can get into more gardening. I love the whole process of it, but just don't have the time at the moment, so I tried to go to all things that are easy and come up on their own!

Maybe Tina can post a topic: A super-easy garden plan for those who have no time to garden!

I bet Tina's favorite time of the year is SPRING!

Friday, November 16, 2007 4:20:00 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Of course I found it...had to see my grandpets. LOL. I tried printing it but only the photos would print. Can't hardly believe Link. He sure has mellowed in his old age. Remember when he did'nt like strangers?

Saturday, November 17, 2007 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger tina said...

Hi Sandy,
It looks like you have a lovely garden at your house because I noticed the abelias outside the window right away. Let me know when the next pet gathering is and if I can make it-I will. Hopefully when you retire you will garden more-with the pets of course but methinks you do a great job already. My favorite season of the year is fall (but good guess on the spring). Spring is too busy for me planting and drags on too long. LOL

Mom, Link is a great dog just a little uptight with new people. We are having some work on the house and he is going crazy everytime he sees someone new but he would never bite-just bark. Link wanted to go home with Skeeter's husband-can you believe it?! Poor thing, maybe Brian and Sarah will get him someday but being with a baby might not be too good for him.

Saturday, November 17, 2007 11:13:00 AM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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