Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Summer is upon us

Yep, summer is definitely upon us and that means the momma is spending much more time out in the garden weeding and such and not allowing me to get on here.  As usual, I do have lots to bark about, but sadly, my typist needs someone to sit her down and make her tell everyone what I have been up to.  As she thinks it is too hot to be outside right now, here goes with what I have been up to.

I have had two visits with grammy in her care home since the last time I woofed.  Last visit, one of the residents looked at me and held out his arms and started petting me.  "There is my buddy", he said.  "You are such a nice doggie!  What is your name?"  The momma responded, "Buddy".  The resident just smiled and said, "That is the perfect name because you are everyone's buddy".  As soon as momma opens the main doors in grammy's facility, I make a beeline for her room.  I know exactly which one it is and I can't wait to see her.

Mom has been working lots out in her garden and as usual, I have been supervising.  She has lots of pretty flowers this year.

Bell Flower
Now that geranium hasn't done much in the 6 years it has been in the flowerbed.  Mom had a stern talk with it this spring and said if it didn't bloom, out it came this fall.  I guess it took the threat seriously.
Even if I do say so, I thought the lilies looked pawsome this year!

So did that deer that wanted to eat them, BOL!  They had already stopped blooming at this point so maybe that is why the deer didn't gobble them up?

Wildflower Garden

Now I like to dig in that wildflower garden.  For some reason this is not acceptable to momma!  I mean really, she can dig in there so why can't I?

Tiger Lily
The Tiger Lily is our province's official flower.  This plant always looks beautiful in summer.

Those Veronica plants are probably mom's favorite in the flower bed.  The purple spires look beautiful all summer.

The one bad part about summer is the bugs.  The ticks really haven't been that bad this year, but the tent caterpillars were really bad.
Tent caterpillars
Personally, I think I make this picture less creepy!  Mom resorted to wrapping aluminum foil around the base of the trees and then coating it with petroleum jelly.  That did seem to greatly diminish the amount of caterpillars found on the trees.

Of course, no summer would be complete without mom being bitten by horseflies.
Mom's swollen paw after a horsefly bite
Don't know what it is about mom and horseflies, but she has had several bites already this summer and the bites always swell up nicely on her.

As usually we have had our share of wildlife show up either in our yard or we have seen them during our walks.

That bear showed up one evening when the peeps were sitting in the truck in the driveway.  Around the corner of the house he came and then he came right up to the truck and sniffed around for a long time.  The peeps did what anyone in that situation would do, namely pull out all mobile devices and start taking pictures!

Eagle nest
Mom and I had been watching this nest being built while out on our walks, and one day we finally saw the occupant.

I know I will be going to see grammy again pretty soon, and that means I have to have another bath.  Personally I love water especially when it is in the ditch, or the river or a mud puddle, but put it in the bath tub and I am not a fan.  Oh well, it will all be worth it, because I will get to see grammy!

Well, thanks for stopping by and I hope each and everyone of you are having a pawsome summer!

Until next time, and who knows when the momma will sit down again and update my blog, take care all!