Yesterday I sifted all that beautiful black gold with my new garden sifter (made especially for me by my wonderful hubby). I had the lid off and my dog Spaz (who is part Jack Russell and part ???) jumped into the container and started digging like crazy.
It made me laugh, so I had to get a picture of her inside the bin. I told my son to run in and get the camera. He couldn’t believe she jumped into the bin. So, I pulled her back out and she jumped in again. What I didn’t realize at the time was that a mouse had made a nest behind my bin and that the babies were running around inside. But Spaz did! She was going crazy. And here I thought she was trying to be helpful by loosening up some of the compacted compost for me. Silly me! I should of known she had her own agenda.
Then today I’m out watering the new hydrangeas and I guess Spaz thought she could be of service again. So she starts digging a huge hole right in the middle of my new flower bed. If I could just train her to dig holes on command I could plant my perennials much quicker. Unfortunately, Spaz only digs holes where you don’t want her to dig. She has been known to dig up an entire rose bush. Grandma wasn’t happy about that. Oops! She’s lucky she is so cute.
Does anyone else have a special Garden Helper like Spaz? A better question would be “Does anyone want a special Garden Helper like Spaz?” Just kidding Spaz. You know we love you!