Whenever I get a comment or when I’m reading other blogs, I love following links to see what’s on the other side. From a great comment, I found another fabulous dog blog that I wanted to share: Battery Powered Dog! The blog is about the life and adventures of Hoover, a rescue dog with a pacemaker. If nothing else, click on over to check out the dashlingly handsome picture of Hoover on the banner!
A little over a month ago, John and I decided to plant a vegetable garden. Since neither of us had ever planted our own veggies before, I dug into the research. First, I found this really great article, the ASPCA’s Guide to Pet-Safe Gardening. Ultimately, we decided to do an organic garden to be both pet- and environmentally-friendly.
Despite all of our research, I have to say, we still don’t entirely know what we’re doing, but luckily for us, this has been the rainiest month ever!
We planted three different types of peppers, cucumbers, bok choy, and in separate containers tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. Due to the unruliness of the bok choy, we actually had our first harvest today and we’re cooking it up tonight, though I don’t know what we’re going to do with the huge quantities of bok choy. I did find a dog food recipe that utilizes bok choy, so we’ll see how the boys like that!!
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
– Roger Caras
Because of a whole series of activities occurring on the same day, last Saturday I ended up dogsitting a total of eight dogs: my guys Emmett and Lucas, my mom’s dog Otto, my sister’s dogs Tank and Buster, my cousin’s dog Turk, and my aunt’s dogs Louis and Bubba. All I can say is….. PHEW!
I brought them all to one location, my aunt’s house because she has a pool, which I thought would be fun for the dogs. Of course, not one of them had any interest in swimming. Instead they preferred to race around her yard, tackle each other, and basically uproot her landscaping.
After about five hours, they all settled down for a good rest and I was finally able to snap a few pictures!
I was out of town earlier this week for a couple days, and of course I missed my boys horribly. Also while I was gone, Turk’s person got back into town so he’s not here anymore. Though it was tiring to run around after a puppy, I do miss having his energetic, happy little self around! However, after all the chaos of the past couple of weeks, I think Lucas and I both seem to have a lot of catching up to do (him on sleep, me on all the things that don’t get done when you’re traveling)!
While I get caught up, check out this cute video – it’s only 30 seconds – of Lucas and Turk’s typical all-day-long activity! Click here because I can’t figure out how to embed!