Naturally he was sleeping on the pillow - I don't know how he survives the night in his crate with only a pad, and not a pillow as well.
Some mornings, he goes back to bed:
I take Dad's side dis morning...
Mom's side is gud plus she cobers me up.
Of course, this is what he looked like a couple of days ago:
CONE. OF. SHAME. Because he licked and chewed on his paw so much he started limping. Nothing more pathetic than a limping dog.
Anyway, he's good, and I'm sorry he hasn't been featured on the blog lately. I'll try to remember why you all come here, LOL!
Is it weird to get excited over a new hose? What can I say, I'm weird. I'm the one who usually waters the pot plants on the back patio, and I've struggled with the hose out there. It's heavy and I'm always heaving it around, plus I hate to gather it back up after I'm finished watering, so I usually just shove it over to the side of the patio. Here's a shot before I went out to blow off the leaves and water:
I have to blow the leaves off the patio several times a week - our dumb oaks lose their leaves year-round! Giant hose in its usual spot, sadly.
I had to put in the after shot - this lasted for less than a day before the leaves started falling again.
Anyway, I saw a neat coiled hose at a garden center while I was in California - where has this been all of my life?! Now, I don't shop for hoses on the reg in Texas, so maybe they had them here and I just never knew, but this one came with a sprayer attachment and was on clearance, and I had room in my suitcase, so I bought it:
I love this hose SO MUCH. It's the perfect size for our patio, plus, it cleans up after itself - take a look:
More leaves, the bane of my existence. But check out the hose! I just hang the sprayer on the old hose holder and boom. Neatness achieved.
One last thing regarding plants (for today, anyway) - we finally went to town weeding the front bed; it had gotten really overgrown, thanks to it just being too dang hot to want to get out and do any kind of yard work. But it had to be done, so we weeded (even I got my hands in there, icky bugs and all) and pulled some plants, divided and replanted the daylilies, and moved the lantana that we'd bought last March from the pot in the backyard to the ground - it should have gotten a lot bigger, but we think the pot was constricting its growth, so hopefully it'll do better there. Then we put down new mulch - black mulch. I had to talk Jeff into that color, but he liked it when we were finished. I think it sets off the plants really nicely:
Oh, and I also freshened up the little flag holder with some black spray paint.
I can't remember what this plant is called, but it has really spread, even with being choked out by weeds. If it survives the winter, we'll get more for some ground cover.
We also pulled out the mostly dead plants in this area and put in two more yucca - hey, the one yucca thrived there, so might as well go with what works. Brown mulch here because that was our compromise at the garden center.
No races this weekend, just our normal running on tap. Diane will be out of town so I'll be on my own, which will be good practice for Houston in January. I need to charge my iPod and let the music carry me away - well, for five miles, anyway.
Have a great weekend!