Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Brown Nosing

My happy butt sniffing camper. He's in there somewhere.

In an attempt to take advantage of the cooler weather, I tried to tackle the jungle I call my garden. Leo, however, took most of my attention back there. It was a nice day and for once, Isaac the pitbull was not back there to terrorize us. Likely, he was locked away in his cage. Of late, my crazy neighbor, the one who took offense to the barrier going up, let's her insane dog out the moment she sees us back in the garden. We know he's coming because she always shouts out at the top of her irritating voice, "oh, look Isaac! Leo is out!" Then he charges the fence scaring the hell out me and interrupting my peace and Leo's patrols. Next thing you know, there are two snarling 90 pound dogs losing their minds through the chain links. How my neighbor thinks this is "cute" or "just visiting friends" boggles my mind. They're fighting. She isn't too bright.

Anyways, Isaac free, Leo took the opportunity to walk in, around and over my plants. Then he parked himself next to the wooden fence and began to dig. Something is burrowing under there to get to my plants and Leo was having none of that, so he added to the size of the tunnel. When I hollered at him to get out of there, he looked up at me with a face completely covered in spider webs.

Oy. This dog is a busy, busy boy. Not only did he dig up part of the soil, he ruined some poor spider's food locker. I'm sorry I didn't have my camera handy.

Today he's at Camp Bow Wow where he is sniffing the behinds of dozens of strangers. Maybe now I can weed through my garden without his assistance and patch up the holes I have temporarily blocked with brick.

My only hope for getting thing's done is if Isaac's owner doesn't see me back there.

We did make it to the Allegan Fiber Festival Saturday where it was raining and crowds were light. I bought spinning fiber (Jacob) of many shades, several different yarns from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, 800 yards of fingering weight pygora/icelandic blend and an enamel shawl pin that's a camel. I forgot the camera. Afterwords, we drove to the Lake Michigan shore and had dinner in Saugatuck. By the time we returned home, all the cruisers were gone. Next year, I think we should make a few days of this and get out of town sooner.






14 comments:

SkippyMom said...

Leo goes to daycare? Really? That's priceless.

heehee

Denise said...

That neighbor of yours is pretty dumb. Glad you had a good weekend.

Sandy said...

Isaac sounds like a pain in the ass....

even though I like dogs, love them actually, the barking gets to me when I hear it outside my window at night.

Living closer to houses than we did in the past, I hear all the dogs serenading me at night...

I'm beginning to like cats more.

Stephanie V said...

Sounds like you had a lovely mini-vacation. I'm so jealous of those fibers you've patted and admired. And then you brought some home. Can't wait to see them.

Leo is a lucky dog to have you send him to camp.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

leo is a great helper! bless his heart...

smiles, bee
xxooxoxoxox

Brenda said...

I have to agree with Sandy on this one. Doggie day care must be popular now. We have one or two near us now. Fiber festival sounds great.

Gail said...

sounds like a wonderful time at the festival...can't wait to see the colors.

NCmountainwoman said...

Sounds almost like a former neighbor of ours. If she saw me out with the dog, she would call out, "Can Laddie go over there to play?" Real meaning...will you take my dog off my hands?

sapphireblue said...

He's making fast friends!!

Finding Pam said...

I just love Leo. My sister and I were remembering our beloved Carmen. Dobbies are such awesome dogs. Carmen loved to dig. I can still see her muzzel covered in dirt.

I am so sorry that your crazy neighbor is so mean. It must be hard to live like that.

I can't wait to see your new fibers.

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The Bug said...

That Leo is a mess - I love hearing about him.

I'm glad you had a nice getaway over the weekend - you should definitely try to do more next year.

bettyjf1 said...

She sounds a little crazy and mean.. Glad you had a day without Isaac.. I think I LOVE Leo..

Sandy said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA...

.Today he's at Camp Bow Wow where he is sniffing the behinds of dozens of strangers. Maybe now I can weed through my garden without his assistance and patch up the holes I have temporarily blocked with brick.