Mom has been reading up on what NOT to plant in our garden if we want the plants to go uneaten by those nasty woodchucks!
Everybody knows that my mom LOVES poppies and they just happen to be one of the plants on the list so she got 2 packages of annual poppy seeds and one package of Cleome seeds.
The annual poppies can be planted in early spring so this morning, that's just what we did. We planted them in the garden.
And mom was at Home Depot checking out what they had for plants and she found Garden Pinks, and Sage and Lavender. The woodchucks aren't supposed to like these plants either.
She couldn't resist the Rosemary, which isn't on the list but it's another pretty strong aromatic herb. They can't possibly like Rosemary, right? Rosemary is considered a tender perennial in our area of the country and she can't go outside until after the danger of frost is past so she will have to hang out with the houseplants until the end of May.
We are crossing paws and fingers and hoping that the woodchucks will leave our plants alone so we can watch them grow and flower.
The sun feels so nice today~
I think I will be spending most of the day outside. It's absolutely gorgeous here today!
My new sissy arrived on Monday - all the way from across the pond! Her name is Eadie - short for Edith.
"Eadie came about as a pet form
of the feminine name Edith, but is now found used as a name in its own
right. The name is said to mean ‘Ambitious for Wealth’ and is of
Old English origin. Use of the pet name Eadie may have been spurred in
the 60’s when American actress and model Eadie Sedgwick, became famous
from starring in several of artist Andy Warhol’s films."
What I want to know is why are you allowed on the sofa and I am not?!
You play tennis ball, right?
Seeing as you are allowed on the sofa, we won't be sharing MY bed, right?!
Eadie is the creation of Miss Ann Curran of Ragtail. Miss Ann also made Maggie AireBear♥
Miss Ann named Eadie and because my gram had a very dear friend named Miss Edith, we chose to keep her name just as Miss Ann named her.
Mom told me that we were having company and I knew exactly what she was saying. Fifteen minutes before Miss Edna was due to arrive, we were standing at the window watching for their car. Mom has known Miss Edna since before my hooman sissy was born.
We had no idea that Miss Edna would bring her furdaughter, Marley May. What a treat!
After you finish scratching your itch, could you please play ball with me, Marley May?
Excuse me - are we ready yet?!
Miss Edna brought mom beautiful flowers~
Is this a tennis ball flower, mom?
And Miss Edna brought wine and she and mom shared memories and laughed and had the bestest time!
Thank you so much for coming, Miss Edna and Marley May! We hope to get together again SOON!
We have a raw rainy day today. All of the flooding that we got on Monday was absorbed into the ground the next morning and mom did laundry on Tuesday morning and the washer and dryer worked just fine. She found a wee bit of water on the basement floor but it was no big deal.
It's still soft in my back yard but not too muddy if I don't get "too nosy" in the back left hand corner.
We've seen a woodchuck near the shed so we know that they made it through okay too.
Mom made Madi's soup this morning. She decided to add black olives to the soup this time and she added some celery too. It's the only kind of soup she makes anymore. That's how much she loves it and it's the perfect day for soup!
I love spinach!
And I got a carrot too even though she didn't put any carrots in Madi's soup.
We dodged the raindrops and got our walkie in☺
How about some tennis ball now, mom!
Before we chose this foodable to review, we headed to the Dog Food Advisor to see what they rated it. It gets a 5, which is the highest rating!
This premium-quality diet is made from the
freshest ingredients that are freeze-dried to help retain all their
naturally enticing aromas, delectable flavors and rich nutritional
value. Prepared with raw, single or limited-source protein, along with
real fruits and vegetables, each heart-shaped nugget is packed with
optimum levels of nutrients to help your pooch maintain his weight and
fitness with a complete and balanced diet. Raw Naturals is perfect as a
complete meal, irresistible treat, or even added to kibble for a
healthy, nutritious boost.
Grain and gluten-free recipe delivers optimal levels of
essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants to
support ideal health and wellness.
Real lamb, lamb heart and lamb liver are combined with
fruits and vegetables including broccoli, carrots, cantaloupe, berries
Enhanced with flaxseed meal and salmon oil for natural
omega fatty acids to help promote overall vitality, healthy skin and a
Freeze-drying process helps retain the enticing aromas, delectable flavors and rich nutritional value of the raw ingredients.
Proudly sourced and made in the USA without artificial
preservatives; delivers all the benefits of a raw diet in the
convenience of shelf-stable, heart-shaped, bite-size nuggets.
And - we love the zip-lock closure to keep the foodables freshest!
We used it as a topper~
And my din-din was good to the last morsel and then some~~ Mom says that my bowl hardly needs washing after all of the licking it clean bit!