Tar and Abby

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Abby and Tar surveying the damage

 Before there was Tar and Abby - there was Gracie (and Sarge and Pongo and Heidi and Rosie).
This used to be four raised beds set up for a vegetable garden. It had a picket fence around it with a gate. It was the scene of a long pitched battle between me and Gracie, the beagle. Grace wanted into the garden in the worst way. It was in her territory and needed to be patrolled. She tried digging in and she tried chewing in. No go. When GB learned to walk and negotiate the backyard Gracie gained an ally. So a locking mechanism was put on the gate. This is when we learned that no child proof device worked with GB. So a lock with a key was added. Then the Engineer made the mistake of showing GB tools. It was all over. One day The Engineer turned his back and GB and Gracie grabbed the saw and broke into the garden. Being the mother of GB was more than a full time job. His adventures were legion. So the garden eventually filled up with weed trees that we finally cleared this week. 


mrs.missalaineus said...

'it's like a whole new world' said abby to tar.

i still can't get over how massive he is compared to abby (who is not a small dog to begin with)


mistress maddie said...

Now you know they want to know what will be going there! What will you be doing with this rised area? And another great GB story!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

The secret garden--revealed.