Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Mani the tiny purebred border collie, Mani the needle-toothed, chaser of squirrels and untier of shoelaces, here to bring you the latest news about me, and a bit of garden news as well. You may remember me from such posts as “March The First”, among at least a few others.
It’s really sunny here, and a lot of melting is going on, but we still have snow in the back yard. Plenty for me to play in. It’s really slushy and that makes it even better.
I lay at the back door, in a yearning sort of way. That gate was made to keep purebred border collies out of the house, which I can hardly imagine anyone wanting to do, but I guess in “the old days” there were issues with muddy paws. And now, for the time being anyway, it keeps me inside, but I still get to look at stuff, and we get lots of fresh air. The guy I live with finally let me out, and we walked down the garden path together, and that’s where I saw the squirrel. I bravely chased it out of the yard, and all I had to do was walk up to it. The squirrel could see my horribly gnashing teeth and the glint in my eyes. It made me feel good to be so tough. I spent all of yesterday untying the guy I live with’s shoes, right after he tied them, and that was pretty fun, but chasing a squirrel was even more fun.
The guy I live with says I need to learn how to chase rabbits next.
He was really busy, because he finally got on Facebook, and was amazed at all the stuff there, and then maybe not so amazed, but the second time we went out into the garden we wandered around, and looked at things, and he saw this cyclamen, and took a picture of it.
He said it looked like it was flowering in the snow, and it really looks like it is. I guess the cyclamen started flowering before I showed up here, and that this is one of those things I’m supposed to get all excited about, and so I looked excited when he pointed it out.
When we came inside, after all that excitement, I felt it was necessary to take a nap.The guy I live with says he’s been affected by Daylight Savings Time, and while I don’t really know what that means, since I eat three times a day, he has seemed fairly listless and boring today. I mean more so than usual.
Until next time, then.