Saturday, March 20, 2010

Helping in the Garden

Today was a beautiful spring day with the temperature hovering around 70F/21C so it was a perfect day to work in the garden. The morning started off with Rich the mailman leaving me a treat on our mailbox!

Mom had bought some new plants & seeds & started cleaning up the yard. I got to help, mostly by playing & running around. She made me go back inside when she was using the hedge trimmer to cut back the ivy (which she hates) but then let me back out when that was done.
She planted some butter lettuce, sweet basil, cilantro & rosemary in the herb garden along with the chives, parsley & lavender that was already growing there.
With the ivy trimmed back I can run up the steps to the upper level easily again:

She won't let me play with my frisbee when she's working in the yard because I like to run up to her, scoop up some dirt & then flip it all over her with the frisbee & then run off. I think it's great fun while she's shaking the dirt out of her hair. But today she would only let me play with non-frisbee toys like my squealing yellow monkey. Here I am taking a moment to lick the dirt off my nose before I resume monkey-whapping:
She also bought quite a few annuals but will put those in tomorrow as she's still deciding where they will go. My cats Shadow & Slinky were watching us through the screen door until it was dinner time. Now they are sleeping together on the sofa. Slinky is doing really well with taking his meds & you wouldn't even know he was sick. His tumor appears to be smaller but that could just be hopeful thinking on mom's part. Shadow feels like he has been neglected so mom takes special care to brush him with his little brush & that makes him very happy & purry.

After all that running I'm now dozing lightly on the sofa next to my cats, perhaps dreaming lovely dreams of my special boyfriend, Wiggle the Dog, whom I love the best.


samuel said...

Hello Lucy!

Your yard looks nice. And it looks like you had fun helping.

It's nice and sunshiny here too. And I have mountains with snow on them near to my house. Just like you do.

But I don't have any cats. I keep trying to chase the cats who live where I do. But they don't run away. And I don't know why!

I hope you have a nice today.

From Sammy at

I got a Sunshine Award from Teagan like you did! Wasn't that nice?

Lucy the Lab said...

Thank you Sammy - and thanks to Teagan, too, for the Sunshine award. I try to chase outside cats, too; I guess because they aren't mine! But mom won't let me.
Thanks for reading my little blog :)
Lucy the Lab

Fernando F. said...

nice garden. I'm sure it wouldn't be that pretty without all your help.
nice to know that Slinky is doing better. mom just need to check for any weird change. hopefully it was inflammation and it went away for good.
I love seeing pets sleeping together :)