Re: [gardeners] Home again

George Shirley (
Sun, 22 Sep 2002 11:24:00 -0500

I have always found that Labs are very territorial and not much for
jumping fences. Friends have two of them right now and they stay inside
the 4 foot hurricane fence with no problems. They even leave the drive
gate open during the day and Maxine and Cletus don't even try to go out.
They're like big babies too, just want to lay at your feet and adore
you. <VBG>

George, down with a sore throat and draining sinuses

M T wrote:
> Hi George,
>  Glad to hear things are getting back to normal. Our solo bloom is
> getting fatter and turning upwards. Hoping to see it bloom in a few
> days!
>  We took the plunge yesterday and picked up a coworkers 2 yr old black
> lab from the pound. One of his 3 daughters is allergic and it was just
> getting to be too much. His wife reupped after Sep 11 and is going on a
> Med cruise soon.
>  I planned to get a Great Dane puppy eventually, but Lucky is the
> perfect dog. Doesn't bark, 80 pounds smaller than a Dane, not a chewer
> or a digger, in great shape and good with the 3 parakeets running along
> the den floor! (so far!)
>  Didn't really want him now as we aren't close to ready yet. The house
> is still a little trashed from my moving in back in January.
>  The back yard is fully fenced, but the planned dog run on the side of
> the house still needs two more 6' fence panels and a gate. The back
> fenceline is only 4' chainlink and if Lucky want's to he can sail right
> over it.
>  The pond has a liner and a few fish, but no elctricity on site or a
> waterfall. The edges are still soft and without plants as a barrier.
>  The 30' patio with a good crush and run foundation is still a fantasy.
> The plants are 50% planted, and 50% garden nursery with narrow
> pathways.
>  Was hoping to have at least 95% of it done before we introduced a dog
> to the yard.
>  Oh well, that's life, and we are at least having a chance to enjoy it!
> Good Gardening
> Matt in Norfolk, Va. USDA zone 8
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 06:17:13 -0500
> > From: George Shirley <>
> > Subject: Re: [gardeners] Home again
> >
> > She slept most of the day yesterday, usually on my foot or alongside
> > me.
> > Slept all night from 10 pm until 5 am when we all got up. I suspect
> > she
> > was on patrol most of the time we were gone. She just ate about a cup
> > of
> > dog food for breakfast so also suspect she didn't eat much. She's
> > finally taken me back on as a friend and has quit whipping up on me
> > for
> > being gone.
> >
> > The night blooming cereus has buds again Matt, looks like about two
> > days
> > until blooming time. This plant has gone crazy this year with
> > blooming.
> >
> > George
> >
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