This was our yard in Bloomington:
You can’t even imagine how excited the boys were to see our Louisiana yard. I actually think they thought it was like a park because they spent the first couple days marking every square inch. Now that it’s “theirs” they’re really having fun.
It’s L-shaped, so here’s the bottom part of the L.
Then there’s the little frog pond, which John says is stocked with oak toads and green tree frogs. There are a million little tadpoles, so we’ll see what they become. (Side note: Have you heard the NPR story about the toad-licking dog? OMG. I’m having nightmares.)
The one odd thing is that our yard is swarmed with dragon flies. I’ve never seen so many in one spot before. Maybe this is normal for here? Maybe it has something to do with the type of foliage in our yard? Who knows, but they’re everywhere! If you sit still, they land on you.
Cooper, there’s a dragonfly on your bum!
Overall, the boys love their new space! Unfortunately, it’s been WAY too hot for them to really enjoy it, though it hasn’t stopped them from trying!
To be honest, Emmett and Lucas started out as city dogs with no real outdoor areas, and they were totally fine. Having a backyard is more of a convenience than a necessity, in my opinion, but we love it!
Do your pups enjoy outside space? Any experience with… critters?