Catching up, here on the home front. Little things, like how the flock is doing, how the dogs are not getting along with the ducks. What else is new?
I’ll tell ya what else is new … and not new, all at once. The Labrador Retriever has been named, for the 22nd year in a row, as America’s most popular dog. The German Shepherd is dog number two again. However! The Beagle has been bumped from three to four this year, in favor of the Golden Retriever! What’s really cute is the sad Beagle on ABC’s site where this news is announced.
Don’t you all rush out at once to find once of these pooches. You know you want an Australian Shepherd. Or a French Bulldog.
What’s new? I’m tanning four more deer hides, fur on. My Hunny made cute furry mittens a few weeks ago. Next he’ll be making me a pair of moccasins with fur around the ankles. Although the mocs he made for me in October are holding up really well. I wear them nearly every day and they’re super comfortable.
The chickens are enjoying the nicer weather. Not only are they finding bugs and tender green weeds, they’re able to dirt bathe again. Which is gross, but it protects their skin from bugs. They really get into it.
Who really rules the roost here at Casa de Pulga? C’mon – y’all know the answer to that. In order to be in charge here, one must not only have superior brawn and intimidation factor, one must also have brains the size of mountains, figuratively speaking. That narrows the choices considerably, eh?
Yeah. The boys are pretty bright.
Here’s the real news around town – We had two days of drenching rain this week. Here’s what the dog had to say about this week’s rain:
Tulsa, most of Oklahoma, has been in drought conditions for awhile. I’m sure that technically it still is. Not only has winter been mild two years running, meaning nasty bug problems in the summer, but the lack of rain and snow means we’ve been dry as a bone. My vegetable garden nearly didn’t make it last summer. Its saving grace was the ducks, believe it or not. I watered the garden with the water from Jimmy’s little pool twice a week, keeping Jim from swimming in nasty water, and nourishing the tomatoes and peppers. Nothing wasted in the process.
And that’s all I have for this week! Hopefully tomorrow I can review a cool product a blogging friend sent me. I’ll let you simmer in anticipation, eh? Until then, give your dog a Jones Natural Chew and enjoy your day!
Until I write again …