Sunday, July 29, 2007

Good "helpers".

Usually, I am happy to have help with my garden chores....usually.

Look at our sweet little canine compadres, Jordan the Dalmatian, Emma the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and Bailie our Golden. Look at how they are sitting so nicely at the edge of the garden, just watching me work, just as good as they can be.

I have noticed lately some produce missing from the garden, it always seems to be that beautiful tomato that looks like it will be perfect to pick if I leave it on the vine just one more day, or that nice cucumber that will be so delectable after ripening in the summer sun a bit longer......or say, a row of radishes.......... I think you know where I am going with this. It seems as though our precious pooches have developed a taste for all things vegetable. My first indication that something was amiss in the garden was one morning when I went out to check the progress of my little garden plot, only to find that a row of radishes had disappeared and were replaced with muddy little doggy paw prints and the empty holes that the radishes had once occupied. Now, I know you are probably thinking, dogs don't eat radishes....someone forgot to tell my girls that.

Someone should have also mentioned that dogs don't eat cucumbers, right Emma?

"What cucumber?"

Certainly dogs don't eat green beans......or tomatoes.

Of course, this is not photographic evidence of Bailie doing anything wrong, she is the good dog, she was just cleaning up after her naughty sisters.

"Hey, I didn't do anything, I am just going to lay on these bean plants to flatten them out for you".

Ahhhhh, what would I do without my "helpers"?


Michelle said...

Since we have to put an 8' fence around the garden to keep out the "meadow rats" (deer), dogs wouldn't be a problem. Our bulldog is mostly inside, but I do remember a certain doberman who had a propensity for melons and squash, and another bulldog who dearly loved sweet corn. She was worse than any coon....

Nancy K. said...


What a great post. Thanks for the BIG smile...

P.S. Closing is either tomorrow or the next day ~ I'll let you know WHEN it happens!

~*Sarah*~ said...

I don't believe one word of it! You've obviously framed those poor dogs, trying to trick us into thinking they would raid a garden. I don't buy it for one second!

oh wait, you said Jordan? That part I believe ;)

You have the weirdest "naughty" dogs :) Not digging, chewing shoes, or chasing hiesting. (hiesting?) =)

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