September 17th 2010 8:11 pm
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Well, by now most of you know that growlmy is trying to 'get a handle' on the large mess of weeds and overgrowth in our wild part of the yard. I was getting worried that soon it would be so groomed that it would get boring. Well, growlmy thinks that this 'project' will go on for years, before all the already in the earth seeds sprout and can be pulled out. Some of those weed plants know how to make humongous amounts of seeds, and those seeds are sometimes viable for 10 years or more...growlmy feels even more exhausted just thinking about it!
So I guess I don't have to worry about boredom...
I tried to dig out some more moles, today, but the only thing I could do was get a very black snoot! Sure can smell them in those tunnels, though!
A lot of our weeds are burrs, stickers or the like. Motherwort makes some pretty good stickons, too. Why on earth is it called motherwort? Sheesh! They get very tall, have kind of pretty little purple blooms...and then those stickons get ready to get in my furs. or pierce through growlmy's gardening gloves. I hear her yelp like a doggy now and then! BOL!
Has anyone ever been trapped by an octopus?
Well, there is another kind of burr/stickon plant. It also grows quite tall if allowed, and the tiny young plants also make their fair share of stick to my fur thingys... Well, growlmy thought that she had gotten rid of the larger nasty weeds like that. Wrong!
I manged to get myself totally tangled in some of the tentacles that this plant makes. They hang out from the main stem like an umbrella, ready to grab anything or anyone who gets in its way. Horrors!
Growlmy looked up to see me trying to scrape these little green burrs of my face...then she saw that they were still on some of their tentacle like branches, all over my head, neck and back. Like the tentacles of an octopus trying to capture prey. This was one of the few times I came to her as soon as she called me because I knew that she was my only hope top get those nasty things off me. Wow! She had to get the flea comb and tease them out. Good thing that my doggy cousin, Murphy wasn't in the brush back there with me. His thick Cairn fur would have been a horrible mess to clean up!
So growlmy was getting me cleaned up and the burrs were falling all around me. Phew! Good riddance! Oh Oh! I sat in the ones that were on the sidewalk...now I had to get those taken off...
Well, there! You now have heard the tale of my octopus dogventure. Now I am totally bagged out in my nest! I will go and do some more digging tomorrow!(Growlmy said she heard me yelping in my sleep...must be back in those nasty weeds again!)
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Sounds like the little shop of horrors plant made her way to your yard! Yikes!
Growlmy doesn't even know the name of this nasty plant...she went to several web site to try and identify it with no luck.
If it was any larger it would be a living nightmare! She said it was the 'mother of all burr type plants' BOL!
I hate getting those stickers in my fur.
It's a good thing your growlmy was there to save you! Eeep!
Thank goodness we don't have one of these!