I am so jealous. All of my bloggy friends are having wonderful winter snow and we’re not getting ANY in Tulsa. Wah. Seriously.
And we are so ready for snow! Darth Vader is ready for snow.
The chickens and ducks are ready for snow.
Alright. I lied. The girls are ready for spring. They’re tearing up the lawn, looking for spring bugs.
To be perfectly honest, I’m almost ready for spring. The dogs are nearly done blowing out their coats (my carpet stays clean for at least twelve hours after it’s vacuumed now for the first time in a few weeks). I’d like to bathe the pups and try out their bar soap.
I just KNOW they’d like to don new bandannas. All dog love bandannas, right? Or at least tolerate them? These bandannas are from American Pet.
I love them because they signify, for me, what Jones is all about. You know, right, that Jones has always been 100% all natural and 100% grown and made in the USA? This last year they received third party certification and are wearing the American flag more proudly than ever.
How do you get your dog, your house, your yard ready for spring? I know that people in different parts of the country will answer differently. When we lived in central Florida, the only real indication of spring where the dogs were concerned was a little more (a lot more) shedding. Here in Tulsa, I know that I need to get crackin’ on some kind of flea control starting in about April.
That leads to another question: How do you control fleas? Our first dog was on Frontline all year round, because of the climate. She got cancer at twelve and a half and it took her down quickly. Part of me wants to lash out and blame the liquid poison I put on her back every month. It’s a pesticide, after all. But it works, dang it. We’ve been fortunate here, only having to use the Frontline last summer for the first time in five years.
That’s a whole different can of worms, isn’t it? I’m thinking I’ll dig some more and address it more fully later in the spring. Unless one of you knows definitively. Finding something sure online is proving difficult. Mostly speculation.
Spring isn’t only about dogs. This morning I ordered bulbs for my front garden. It’s a mess of soon-to-be-weeds and I’m looking for ground cover. No flowers in the back, though, unless they’re sunflowers. The chickens and ducks eat everything else.
All that said, I truly would like one good snow to finish winter out. You know – a couple of feet at once like the rest of you are getting. I think our flea population was bad last year because we didn’t have a real winter. We need the snow to kill the bugs. Right? So I am READY FOR SNOW.
Until I write again …