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04/28/13 The house is coming along

April 28th 2013 8:57 am
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Hi pals,

All the snow has melted and I hope that is the last of it for this season. All in all, Puffy and I did pretty well with our first winter here in New Mexico. Puffy wanted me to ask if anyone would be interested in one used laundry sink as he is tired of getting baths and feet washes – BOL. He said he would even pay for all shipping charges using momma’s credit card.

The house is coming along. Daddy’s bedroom is now completed so the humans moved the bed out of the living room and into daddy’s room. Now we get to bark and bark at daddy when he gets up and down during the night but that’s okay because momma doesn’t sleep with her bionic ears on so it doesn’t bother her, but daddy sure gets upset with it – BOL.

Daddy has started working on the guest bathroom wall tile. I must say it is looking very nice. The humans need to get both bathroom wall tiles done so the Plummer can come back and finish connecting the showers in both bathrooms and the sink in the guest bathroom.

Puffy and I saw a herd of deer sitting in the shade of various trees yesterday. As we stared at them from the truck, they all just stared right back at us and didn’t bother to even get up. It was pretty awesome. We haven’t seen any elk lately but something has been lurking about in the dark around our property. The other night when Puffy and I went outside to do our business we were barking and barking, along with the dogs across the street at something. Momma told us to hurry up and get ourselves back inside where we would be safe.

Momma planted some morning glories out in the yard and then took some of Arleenton’s used cage cedar to spread around them with hopes that the local yard rabbits would leave the plants alone. Daddy said momma should have used the litter from Simba’s kitty box instead so today we are going to do just that. Momma also planted a tiny weeping cherry tree over by where Bay-Ling is buried. It’s so tiny right now that the rabbits could easily damage or eat it and the humans aren’t sure how to go about protecting it; does anyone have any suggestions?

So the humans continue to slowly work on the house and hopefully someday it will all be finished and signed off by the code enforcers. Momma thinks they are going to be really upset when they come back to do the final inspections and see that the house is already being lived in but that is the risk they will have to take because it got COLD living in the garage/workshop so they had no choice but to move into the house after daddy installed the attic furnace. Hopefully we will have an understand inspector and they will sign off on the house…keep your paws crossed – okay?

Hugs and kisses,

Coco Rose

Barked by: Wendy G

April 28th 2013 at 9:43 am

*crosses all paws. Trips and falls into vat ob black ink*

Oh, cwap! Um, hey, Momma!?!? Yu come here, pweeze?

I r gwad yur nu howse r geddin' cwoser tu bein' finished, sweet gurl an' YAY!!! dat winter r ober...fur a few monfs, anyfur! BOL :D
Barked by: ✨ Finley ✨ (Dogster Member)

April 28th 2013 at 9:50 am

Glad da warmer weather has finally reached you there in New Mexico, Coco Rose... don't send dat sink my way... dey already gots 3 bathtubs around dis joint to bathe me in and I gets a bath every udder day fur my itchies... I don't need no big sink thing, too....
Barked by: Buddy (Dogster Member)

April 28th 2013 at 2:05 pm

My peeps have had lots of trouble with deer and rabbits eating the baby trees. What they are doing now, and this does seem to work, is when the plant is smaller they make a cage out of chicken wire to go around the plant. As the plant grows, the chicken wire cage gets bigger. I am assuming this is a small plant, like maybe a foot? If it is a bigger tree, let's say 6 feet or more, and if it has a single trunk, dad takes 4" weeping tile, cuts it down one side and then puts it over the trunk so the rabbits don't eat it. This has worked well on all our fruit trees. Paw mail mom for further suggestions or any questions.

Glad the house is coming along fine. About those baths! I don't know how Angel Abby put up with them, but I am getting my paws washed every single time I have to go outside. I have dishpan paws!
Barked by: Evelyn C

April 28th 2013 at 3:43 pm

Mom said some chickies running around could perhaps keep the bunnies away from that tree??? Of course, UNLESS you and Puff chased the chickies they might damage the tree, BOL!!!!
I can give you some chasing lessons?????
Barked by: Pepper - CGC (Dogster Member)

April 28th 2013 at 6:42 pm

"Dishpan paws", BOL, Buddy!

Hopin' all works out ok, Coco Rose!
Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

April 28th 2013 at 8:16 pm

Zaidie - Are you trying to look like me...Being black has some real advantages because the humans can't see how dirty our feet are.

Finley - Puffy got another feeties wash tonight because he PEED ON HIMSELF - can you believe it?

Buddy - Momma bought the plants from a mail order place and when they arrived the Weeping Cherry tree was only three inches tall. Yup, it is nothing more than rabbit food if they so happen to find it. For tight now, momma has a piece of two inch round plastic pipe over it so the rabbits can't get to it. When the humans go to town in a couple of weeks momma is going to buy a tomato cage and some chicken wire to make a better protector for the little tree, assuming it survies before they get a chance to go into town...

Toto - Daddy was talking about getting some chickes soon but spoil sport momma wants to wait until the house is done. She said she doesn't want to have to take care of chickens when we they are still struggling to get the house finished and signed off by the code enforcers. There are several feed stores in Gallup that sell baby chickies for 2 - 3 dollars each and momma thinks they would be a good place to start at once the house is done and daddy gets a chicken coop built. When we get the chickies I expect you to teach me everything you know.

Pepper - I can't believe no one wants the laundry sink...but I have to admit it has come in handy for washing the thick mud off my feet. Momma says it will really be great when the monsoon season arrives because our outside area is still nothing more than dirt and with heavy rains it will be a mud pit for sure. Maybe I better keep the sink.
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

April 28th 2013 at 11:20 pm

I'll take dat laundry sink. We may already have 3 tubs in da house, but I could use a pawsonal pool in my bedroom.
Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

April 29th 2013 at 5:17 am

so glad that things are moving along for all of you!!


Coco Rose


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