Monday, April 18, 2016

parsnip and thehamish. . . where is spring ?

It is Monday in Tucson..
Time to pull on your big hat, working pants and boots and brave the spring 
that is zooming into summer. The rattlesnakes and scorpions abound.
My side yard garden from last year was let go wild. I was sick most of summer to Christmas.
It was watered and that was about it. The small garden is a huge mess right now
but some of the plants are doing quite well.
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 Last year tomatoe has sent out new growth and buds.
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 The potted pomegranate  in the side yard has not grown that much but has set fruit.
While the one planted outside has grown like crazy but set no fruit this year.

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 I did take care of the bulbs but just set them off to the side.
One day I walked outside to see this ! 
Amazing.
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Son volunteers at the Humane Society.
As I have mentioned before they love when men volunteer,
as most of animal abusers are men.  So they like to have men work with the 
dogs and cats.
He has been working with several kitties and loves it.

 This sweetie is new and he has been playing with her.

 Here is Boo who had a hard time so far but is so sweet.
He was a huge favorite of his and we were talking about adopting him. 
Last week he saw him on Wednesday and when he came in on Thursday he had been adopted
that morning.
While he was happy this sweet boy found a forever home, he misses him.
But two lives have been saved. Boo's and the new kitty.
Life can be good.

And just because I can, here is your pretty to start the week !

My sweet baboo !
In or out ?

pomegranate. . . parsnip
music. . . Heinrich Maneuver,  Interpol


26 comments:

  1. I have never been round an animal rescue centre Parsnip - I don't think I could bear the sad eyes of all those poor animals. I would wish to take them all home.

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    1. It is hard and when I visit the shelter with him I try not to see the dogs.
      What is happening here is there are a huge group of people that only think
      of dogs for fighting and guarding along with chicken fighting. They breed dog and never get them fixed. We have so many pit bull and mixes and way too many chihuahuas. Personally I like pit bulls they are great dog with bad breeders and owners. Chihuahuas are mean guard dogs that really a so very hard to train. My friend has a very sweet one and one who would stop peeing everywhere or obey.
      We have outreach programs but way too many people do not want to use them.
      It is so very sad !

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  2. Hi, dear Gayle!

    From where I sit your containerized plants look fine and dandy. A dark haired dog like thehamish is probably better off on the air conditioned side of the door from now until late fall. It's a shame you couldn't have adopted that black kitty for him. Bless your son for volunteering at the Humane Society helping abandoned, neglected and abused animals return to wellness and potential adoption.

    Have a great week, dear friend Gayle!

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    1. I am repairing the garden and door will post photo soon.

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  3. I have a potted pomegranate too!!! It's in a big container but although it's several years old and as tall as me, it's never flowered. I wonder why? It has beautiful, lush green leaves and is growing like a weed so it must be basically healthy.

    Thank you for the kind comment you left for me on John's blog. I appreciate it so much! It made me feel better.

    Cheers to you and the Hamish!

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    1. It is hard to work with people like that. Wish I could help.
      I have a cane and know how to use it !
      Even though mine was just several bloggers jumping on the hate bandwagon it still hurt.

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  4. Happy Monday!! In or out? So cute!!! The weather should be marvelous in your neck of the desert but your puppy needs to watch those snakes! Yikes. Great gardening in your future! Glad you're feeling better!

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    1. He has been so in and out lately. But with the temps back up to the 90 he will be more in.

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  5. My roses are blooming and make a nice backdrop against the fence. I like your pretty because I loves thehamish. Gud dog.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Oh Janie I want to see your roses.
      Can you take a photo and post it ?I had Icebergs all over my font garden and gate. I miss it so much. I moved because the kids didn't want to live so close to their dad.. he moved two streets over and just thought he could pop in any time. Plus it was a big house. But I miss my garden so much. I had a whole wall of Orchids.

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  6. I always enjoy the glimpses of your garden.

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    1. I will post more photos soon and Thank You.

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  7. Hamish is thinking of going out, then coming back in, then going out...

    Such sweet kitties!

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    1. Scotties always want to know what is on the other side of a door or fence. Even if they have just been there. There are the cats of dog. thehamish even purrs.

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  8. That's awesome that your son volunteers to help animals. Hamish looks happy.

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  9. Some how our gardens survive with or without us. My allergies have been so bad this spring I've hardly been outside at all, Mac has had to do it all.
    All of our cats through the years have come from Humane Shelters, including the nefarious Miss Kitty, slayer of puzzles.
    Thank you for my dose of Hamish, it always makes me smile.

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    1. For years I had a "Far Side" cartoon over the dog's dishes that has the dogs saving their name which were so long they sounded just like your kitty.
      Miss Kitty slayer of Puzzles and Princess of the Sun.

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  10. I hope your plants will get lots of fruits! I bet thehamish is hoping his chkikin plant will do well :-)
    Your son is so sweet to volunteer at the shelter. I'm very happy Boo found forever home, especially as black kitties have harder time to get adopted. I met this really shy kitty at the shelter. Shy kitties also have harder time finding home. One day I stop by the shelter and found out she was adopted...that made me very happy :-)

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    1. Chicken strips always grow here !
      He worked with a huge Siamese that could not be adopted. He had been there so long.
      Son started to give him attention and they moved him to a bigger crate. Well he just perked up and was more social and he was adopted !

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    2. Chicken strips always grow here !
      He worked with a huge Siamese that could not be adopted. He had been there so long.
      Son started to give him attention and they moved him to a bigger crate. Well he just perked up and was more social and he was adopted !

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  11. One of my friends is part of a group who rescue feral cats from Central Park, take them to vets for care and then actually keep them (isolated) in their own apartments until the cats are deemed ready to be transferred to shelters, and possible adoption. It's a lot of work and all voluntary and self-funded.

    Best wishes to you, your son and that very gud dog. xo

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    1. You friend is wonderful, keeping a feral cat is so hard. Sometimes they never really become social.
      The HSSA have free cages to catch the feral cats, then you can bring them in for free care, neutering and shot full of every vaccinations they can and then they are returned to where they were caught. Daughter used to work at the free clinic and always hoped for the best with the feral cats.
      It is a very sad that people dump cats and dogs.

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  12. I had no idea that pomegranate plants were so pretty!

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  13. Great job your son is doing at the center. Plants are strong even when you "forget" about them they surprise you.
    Regards,
    Roos

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  14. The ONLY place we get our dogs are from the pound. When we got Wiggy (five years ago coming up), she was afraid of men, too.

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