Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Give Me A Caption

Humans have been banned from my house while Gracie is recovering - so my kids didn't visit on Mother's Day.  Jackie offered to leave my flowers at the curb ~ LOL. 

  For those of you interested in knowing what Gracie got in her Three Dog Bakery goodie box:

Gosh.  She's so spoiled.

Every day we do a belly check.

I say, "Gracie... roll over and let me see your belly."

And she stops, drops and rolls.  "Looking good," I say... then I rub her belly.  

Sometimes she stays in that position for
 the longest time.

The bushes surrounding our house are 
budding vibrant shades of pink...

 And I'm wishing I had more time 
to savor their beauty.

But there's work to be done.  

Don't ask me what I planted below.  All I know is they looked pretty and they were perennials.  Last year I planted annuals.  They were beautiful, then gone.

I do not have a green thumb.  
So this should be interesting.

Below I planted some Lily of the Valley here in front of our adjoining 'guest apartment'.  Crossing fingers.

I love working in the dirt.  But I hate that cover thingy that goes over the dirt to keep the
 weeds from growing.  

I am in awe of you all out there... the ones of you who know the names of trees and flowers 
and birds and bushes.
I have a real hard time with that.  I know the basics... like  lilac (my favorite), daisy, sunflower, rose.  After that all I know is either they're pretty ~ or not.  

My mothers Day started off with a whiff of some pretty nasty dog poop that had been matted into Gracie's hind end fur.  So I was on the floor with scissors, soapy water, and my rubber gloves telling her if she moved, she'd be in big trouble.

Of course, she was humiliated and has been for the past month.  She needs bathed and groomed AND though I love her shaggy look, I'm appalled by her smell and dirty beard.

Okay guys, take a good look at those eyes.... then give me a caption.  

Hope you're all enjoying your Spring!


  1. She is so cute. I'm glad she is healing. Beautiful pictures.

  2. What a lucky girl! Look at all those NOMS!


  3. Bobbi "let's get this picture taken, you smell!"

    Gracie "Take the picture already, I want to take a nap"

  4. You sound likes my mum when it comes to plants and stuffs...and da funny thing is, her dad went to college and majored in horticulture..bwhahaha...and her knows NUTTIN'!
    Them treats look so deeeeelish. I can tell Gracie prolly needs to rehomed cuz her ain't spoiled enuff and hers don't eat off a silver platter...or does she? OMD, I bet hers really does doesn't she?


  5. Caption: "Just how much more do I have to endure?"

  6. Guess my caption would be "Abashed"! I want to eat some of those treats myself!! You went all out! But Gracie has been having such a hard time! Her tummy looks really good, like it's healing well. You have her well trained to do what you say! I only like to plant perennials, too. The annuals are too much work for something that is soon gone, unless they re-seed themselves, like some do. I am now counting the days till June, now give me an exact date so I can mark the calendar!!!

  7. Do I match? Camouflage Doggy!

    Your plants a beautious...the pretty pink ones, I think, are azaleas...yes they only last a short time...like all perennials...that's why one needs to plant perennials that bloom at different times so you always have a flush of colour.

  8. Caption: Ok Lady, cut it with the camera, and get a sick girl some of her cookies!

  9. Gracie looks like she is thinking...."you just wait til I am all better!"

    Your pink flowers/bushes are very pretty. Mama always loved lilac too. I've always wanted one of the yellow varieties. Have you ever seen one??

  10. Gracie - "Hand over those cookies and you won't get hurt".

  11. Hmmmm....all I can see in Gracie's eyes is "how can I get revenge for all this that you're putting me through"!

    Great cookie assortment. I see one fat dog on the horizon!

  12. Oh my gosh, Gracie sure has lots of cookies. She couldn't possibly eat ALL those cookies by herself. Maybe I could stop by for a little snack!

    Your pal, Pip

    P.S: Feel better Gracie!

  13. "I love you but will you just let me sleep? I've had a rough time!"

  14. "Please don't tell don't tell her where I am. I'm hiding in plain sight."
    We had to do that with one of our dogs, too. It's definitely a stinky cleaning job.

  15. 'Don't it make my brown eyes blue??' :-)

  16. wow, Gracie made out like a bandit from three dog bakery! all looked delicious! glad to hear her healing is going good! won't be long now before she can have visitors again!!

    caption: Is that a dog or a pillow?

    (I'm so bad at creativity like this :)

    sound be fun to see what grows in your garden and how it grows!! I too admire those who know names of plants/flowers and knows what grows good where, etc!


  17. Gracie: "Well excuuuse me, Mom! I didn't exactly have any Charmin, ya know! and there had better be some extra cookies for me tonight, after all that scrubbing!"

    Ps. We tell Jazz "Let Mommy rub your tummy" and he will do that pose.... He loves his tummy rubs!

  18. Wow, what treats, that tummy will soon have lots of room to rub, lol...
    Love the pink and your garden will grow I know it.
    JUNE WHAT????

  19. Looks like Gracie hit the jackpot with all those treats! I am glad to hear that she is doing so much better!


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