Hello again everyone; yes, it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, Chess the long-suffering purebred border collie, here to bring you the latest news from our garden and its environs. (I’ve wanted to use that word for a while now.) You may remember me from such wonderful posts as “Some Real Gardening” and “The Seed Whisperer”, among so many, many others.
Here I am in a characteristically long-suffering pose. The guy I live with says the reason these pictures of me are out of focus is that I’m too close to the camera. I’m sure that’s it.
It was quite a day, let me tell you. Pretty delightfully chilly, and sunny too. I know the min-max thermometer isn’t very clean, but what can you do.
Look at how the new sand pile blends in now. (The guy I live with thinks this is funny. He thinks a lot of things are funny, and some of them aren’t.)
He had to go out today, and he thought it would be a good idea to get me some paws for walking in the snow, and so he did. He claims “this was the only color they had”. I don’t think I’ve ever been so embarrassed in my life. Fortunately no one was around to see me look like this.
He had to fix the one on my right rear paw, because it kind of points outward “more than it should”. Like there’s a rule about how paws are supposed to point.
I’ll admit they did keep the ice out of my paws.
Anyway, it was cold, as you can see. The cottonwood out in the field is full of birds.
That’s pretty much it for today. Not too much gardening, of course. In fact, none at all.
Until next time, then.