Monday, August 19, 2013
Hollyhock Watercolor, Decaying Buzzard Wing, and Serta Doggie Mattress
Sadie, our puppy, had to go out so out we went.I decided to move some dirt into the area the well people left with clumps of gray dirt.( Horrible dirt that hardens and Sadie loves to eat.) So I'm digging and burying the clumps. Sadie wanders into the woods and will not come to me. I'm calling and calling.. here she comes.. oh my gosh.. oh no..
She is regal in her prance and carries a half of a dead buzzard, wing fully extended..I can smell them coming.
She puts it down and backs away as if to say "Aren't you proud of me?" She snatches it and I make a quick grab for it ,into John's car washing bucket it goes and I hang it in the crape myrtle tree. Oh does it smell. I know she needs a bath now. But Sadie hates the hose... so I grab a soaped up rag and soap her down and pour a container of water on her. Off she runs.. and will not come to me. I'm chasing her around the yard,finally,finally, get her to come in and dry her off--- soaped areas too. Whatever..
I'd heard the phone so I called back-it was Beth, she's home from Montana. As we talked I saw Sadie chewing and chewing on something.----- She had eaten holes in her new Serta mattress( my mother brought it to her-- have you ever heard of a Serta Mattress for a dog.. talk about luxury.. good grief). So I got it away from her and as she took a nap I sewed it up.Suppertime was here.