Me! Going where no Siberian has gone before!
It was a great moment, as you can tell from the photo. It's one of the side tiers on the north-ish side of our house. Mom and Dad totally redid the tier this year and now there's room for me to go down and check it out!
|"This is great, Mom!"|
Mom put those cool rocks in there, so I thought I'd pose by them.
That area was crowded by some bushes that died out, so Dad dug them up and Mom planted new stuff (some Echinacea, a Russian Sage, and a Maiden Grass). To make it easier for Mom to get into that tier to pull weeds and stuff, Dad build this cool set of steps:
|"Nice job, Dad!"|
Now Mom (and the meter reader!) can get down there lots easier.
It was my first time going down -- then climbing up -- the steps. It went really well for me - a little bit close quarters, but Mom said after the lilac bushes bloom next Spring, she'll trim them back a tad more and it'll be good to go.
|"Piece of cake!"|
Dad built another set of steps over on the south-ish side of the house, and I can't wait to try those! They're lots higher, though, so Mom thought we'd start with these ones.
I decided to have a little fun on my way up. I mean ... you guys know me by now, right?
|"HEY! What's this in here?!?!"|
Ha roo roo roo. I love trying to freak my mom out in the garden. Unfortunately, it didn't work in there. There IS one part of the garden where she always gets a bit of the heebie-jeebies, though... right ...
|Zimmle Mawson, Explorer Pup!|
... right in there. It's a space between one of the retaining walls and a group of Eskimo Viburnum. It's near where our control panel and post for the outdoor lighting and outlets are (you can see the post in yesterday's pic of Fluffy Black) and sometimes the rocks don't quite cover all the cables that lead out to it. When Mom goes in there to rake or to trim the viburnum, she always has to remind herself - it's electrical cords, not a sneaky snake! Of course, she got down in there one day, doing her thing and got a little freaked out when she saw something - then tried to calm herself with the "No! It's just an electric----" only it wasn't. It was a big ol' sneaky snake. Ha roo roo roo!!! Priceless, folks. Just priceless.
So ... I know what you're wondering. Did I act like I found something? Did I pounce? Did I jump? Did I try my bestest to freak my mom out?
|"Wow, Mom. You can work up some speed when you really want to!"|
Who ... me? C'mon! How well do you know me?
Ha roo roo roo.
Ha roo roo roo.