June 3rd 2011 9:50 pm
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Well, evfur since Murphy went home the weather has cooled off and it has been wonderfur! I am outside a lot, and enjoying it so much. I think he took the heat and humidity with him, and I hope that it takes a long time to find its way back here...
Some schools still are not able to have classes, because of damage and not having power. Most peeps do have the power back on, but some will have to wait a day or two longer.
Most main roads are open to traffic, and so are the businesses that are there. It was strange to drive down those roads and see closed fast food places, and gas stations among others.
Some of the side streets are still blocked by trees and downed power lines. There are clean up crews here from out of state. We have been declared a disaster area, so that releases funds from the state for these cleanup and restoration issues.
I saw a huge M yesterday...and barked at it for so long that growlmy thought I would get hoarse! It was a hot air balloon, with the U of M logo on it! Go Blue!
I do not care that this is the emblem of the unfurs college...all hot air balloons are evil, and I have to bark at them until they are GONE!
Speaking/woofing of gone, growlmy is on a large beheading mission...Off with their heads!
Off with the weed heads that is, BOL! She pulls them out of the ground, chops them with a long extended garden clipper, and runs a hand-reel mower over them too. (She says our big gas weed whacker is too heavy for her to use...)All I hear is chink-ching-click...or whir-whir-clunk...that happens when the reel gets stopped by a stick...and then I might also hear some un-Dogster-like language...in Dutch or in English, depending on the severity1 BOL!
Growlmy hopes to get a more or less permanent control of all the nasty weeds that live in our woodsy area, out in the way back of our yard. Most of the weeds back there seem to be carriers of seed heads that just love to stick into my furs, hence...'Off with their heads!' Right now there are no seedheads, so it is the best time to work with this...chemical control works, too, but growlmy is reluctant to use that on account of how I like to be back there so much...so 'Off with their heads' seems to be the solution...even if it is hard work.
I do try to help, I dig out a lot...so that growlmy can see where I have been and if not she surely will find out when the mower wheel falls in a hole or her foot...BOL! (No that hasn't really happened, but it could...)
Well, now it is late, and growlmy needs to go and rest her weary bones so that tomorrow she can do some more weed beheading.
Those gardening Mommas-- I tell ya, I get plum worn out watchin' mine weedin' and a diggin'!!!!!!
I agree with barking hot air balloons. We had one fly low over our backyard and I barked it good. Ok, I was doing my barking while hiding, but still, it was high-quality barking.
Mama is the same as your Growlmy. She weeds her heart out during the weekends. I just get tired of watching her.
I never seen a hot air balloon, but I'll take your word that the are evil.
I luv it when the peoples do yard work and weedin'! Then I have a full day of fetchin' with lotsa throwers at my beck and call!
Careful of those mowers! They'er EVIL! My human uncle ran over his foot last year and lost his big toe. He had ta relearn ta walk an stuff!!!
An I sure hope that the clean up goes well. Sounds like haved a hurricane!
Daddy says that the gulf is heating up at an unseasonably warm rate... He says we're askin' fur a big hurricane this year an' we need to have a 'E-vac-u-a-cation plan... Er somethin' like that.
We dinnit gets da tomatoes ofur here (by Detroit), like you gots. Sound like a big mess. Is good to hear fings is gettin back to "normal" wif da clean ups an stuff.
I dinnit like da really HOT days-is too hot to play an I gotsta play alla times. Is mush better now.
I don't think that growlmy will be doing much work back there, today...it is fixing to be too hot and humid once again...so there will be a whole new crop when she gets back there...it just nevfur ends. Some unfur told her to spray the whole thing and be done once and for all, but she would have to keep me out of there for a while...I would have to have me doggy doors shut, and go back to the tie out for a few days...OMD! No way!
BOL! You are so funny pal! Those weeds are nasty no matter where you are! Here in the desert they are bad a prickly!! Dad just had to get rid of em cause they was hurtin my feetsies! About the chemical weed killer, lotsa them say safe for dogs on the bottle, tell your Growlmy to look for that!!
If our Mommy's would just let us dig in the yard we could get rid of all them weeds furever! This year my Mommy finally gave up the battle and got a lawn service to kill them. They thought Mommy was crazy because they said I could go on the lawn as soon as it dried but Mommy said she didn't care, they had to do the front yard one week & the back the next so my paws never touched them weed killing chemicals.
Do you think they have a squirrel killing chemical? If they do I wished they would use it!
I think since our yard is one continuous lot, I would have to have a service co do this chemical stuff when I was gone away for a few days, because no matter what hem folks tell us about the 'safety' I don't trust it at all...and being a 'senior' I think I could handle it a lot less well. than perhaps a younger pup.
Hey maybe they give senior discounts?! BOL!
Hiya Jack! Took me a while to get here, but here I is! My Mummy goes nuts out in the garden too! She is fanatical about pulling up dem weedies, bol! Me, I just like to supervise and potter around with her when it's a lovely sunny day like today. Hope you're having a pawtastic summer so far! xoxoxo