Monday, April 29, 2013

Makin' tracks for home

Blackie is the senior Outdoor Dog now. While she's grateful to live here in the lap of canine luxury, she's still very much a neighborhood dog, long used to roaming wide while socializing, sniffing, accompanying our neighbor to church 3 times a week, and begging for treats wherever she goes. How anyone could look at her chunky body and believe she's starving is beyond me.

When Mr. P. mowed the front yard (calling it a lawn would be torturing the truth) last week for the first time this season, he discovered that Blackie's habitual path to and from the house had worn a track across the yard.


When we took the Dunderheads to the vet for their annual exam and shots last week, one of the assistants gave us 2 kerchiefs imprinted with the name of a flea & tick medication. I wanted to put them on Meg and Berry, but they weren't interested. Teddy and Jinx quite liked them, though.

Guardian of the Garage

Ginger is our new Guardian of the Garage. It's her main hang-out. She likes to play in our next door neighbor's pasture, but basically she's a homebody. When Mr. P. is at home, Ginger is like a tick stuck to his butt when he's puttering around in the garage or working in the yard.

Speaking of ticks, they adore Ginger. Unfortunately the medicine we give her to deal with her heartworms can't be used along with the most effective tick medicine.