Baby’s on Varmint-Watching Restriction

Baby loves to stand in the backyard every night and wait for the varmints.  Being she has arthritis, that takes its toll on her daily allotment of painless movement.  So during the day, she sleeps and stays on her futon rather than goes outside.

Baby has one more leg to get on her CD, and we have another dog show coming up in just a couple weekends where she can achieve this. Baby’s varmint watching space So starting tonight, Baby is on varming-watching restriction.  She is not allowed to hang outside waiting for varmints till the wee hours of the night, or until the rest of us have bedtime.  No, she’s not!  Now she has to come in and have family time just like everyone else. She’s not happy about this and has got a bit sulky. 

But such is life.  I told her once she gets her CD, she can watch varmints till the cows come home.  Or the corn grows.  We are going to be planting a vegetable garden in that spacious area in the no-dog zone shortly.  I ordered the seeds yesterday and they are on their way to Fort Doberdale as I write.  So are the sweet potatoes, which is the crop we especially want to grow.

This will be two of the summer month’s goals here in Fort Doberdale.  Baby’s CD and a veggie garden.  I’m not sure which one will be more challenging!


About Helen

I’m a Southern California living in South Florida. I’ve been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I’m a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don’t understand. So I’m an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.

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