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We made a lunch run to drop trash off at the transfer station. We were gone 25 minutes tops. In that time, utter destruction ensued. My months of seed growing, my onions, scallions, leeks, lettuce and flowers which I had tended to so carefully over the past weeks was reduced to this

The most mature of the plants, including our berry bushes which I had transplanted were trampled.

As heart wrenching as this destruction to my pre-garden seedlings and plants is, even more disturbing is what caused our dog, which never has gone near the plants before –ever– to trample through the plants to get to the sliding door and whatever was on the other side of it — whatever it was caused the dog to go nuts and trample through the shelf with my plants on it to get to the door… I am off to clean up and salvage what remains there might be…..sniff, sniff.

For the past few days, we’ve noticed that the newspaper has made its way from the entrance of our driveway to the steps by the door. At first, I figured that our neighbor who plows for us, must have seen it and threw it in the area of our door as he plowed the driveway. Yet, the days he didn’t plow the paper still mysteriously made its way from the end of the driveway to just by the steps.

The mystery was solved when TJ commented that he noticed that the dog has been picking up the paper and dropping it by the steps. Once, we figured was a freak accident. She saw the bag in the snow and picked it up, she is after all a retriever. Yet it has continued to happen.

So, who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Heck, who says an old dog can’t teach herself new tricks?

A (pooped) boy and his dog…………..

A boy and his dogTim has been keeping a crazier schedule these days than the adults in the house. In addition to school, he is involved in Writer’s Club, Reader’s Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Boy Scouts, guitar lessons and skiing lessons. 

No wonder the poor kid is tired.

Evilwife on the move

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