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Saturday, November 24, 2012

See? I'm a good girl! Now praise me, and pat me, and I'll chew on your feet!

Today was Miss K's 10th birthday party, and she had a few friends over. (Five. My house had an extra five girls, taking the number up to eight. Yes, I'm a glutton for punishment. And one is staying over the night.)
It also was the day the InfoxicatedMan decided to replace the alternator.
The father of one of the girls who was here offered to help, and who're we to say no? Especially when it only costs us a few beers ;-)

So, J took his daughter S home, and came back to help. While the InfoxicatedMan and J were out the front working on the rust bucket vehicle, Dumbarse Dog was allowed out of the front yard.
And she behaved.
Only twice in a 2 hour stretch did she get roused at. The first time, she decided to see if she could sneak off. The second, she decided to see if the fluffy lap dog, who really is worth more than our car, had actually been walked more than 3 houses up (It hadn't. Dumbarse Dog decided to pursue. Dumbarse Dog came slinking back).

I'm quite proud of Dumbarse Dog today.
She (as a friend would say) "done good, run strong"

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The day in which we stop the bugs and the dog from digging...

Dumbarse Dog has gone back to digging holes. Large holes. Preferably under the rose bushes.
This wouldn't be a problem if it wasn't right under the roses.
Problem is, rental property. That means the garden must still be a garden, not a huge dog digging pit.
So, we did some reading. And some research. And found that dogs don't like citronella, and the main ingredient in domestic animal repellent for gardens is citronella.
And now, the garden smells a lot like citronella.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lizards aren't venomous? Since when?

Today, while I was folding laundry, I heard a very distinctive bark from outside. It was Dumbarse Dog being protective.
So, I walk out there, and she keeps moving to right in front of me, barking at the base of a tree. It seems we have a resident Blue Tongue that DD thinks she needs to protect us from.

I've seen this lizard a few times now, and as you can see, it's moulting.

I'm just hoping the poor lizard doesn't make a meal for DD, though I'm glad she's decided to just bark and snap at it, rather than try and bite and attack it. It bodes well for when the snakes start.