Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, May 13, 2013

A "Doggone" Good Solution

We live with a corgi
She's a sweet girl
And a rescue
Who loves being outside

And when she's outside 
And you come home . . . 
she runs from the back of the garden
to the front

Right through the flower bed
So that she can properly greet you at the garden gate!

It's played havoc on the plantings there
The tete a tete daffodils
Some hellebores
Some tulips

But when you invite a dog to live with you
you sometimes have to make adjustments . . . 
And so we bought some stones
from our neighbor across the street

And made a path
For Dolly, we thought
Except we didn't bury the stones
And so she now goes around that garden bed!

The stones, we feel
Are a win/win situation!

But hauling stones
Even only 8 stones
from across the street
is tiring!

I fixed a pot of coffee
And we shared the piece of Farmer's Market cherry pie
While we admired our handiwork!

It's Monday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday.


La Tea Dah said...

You are right --- when you invite a doggy to live with a family --- adjustments and compromises must be made.

Dogs help to make a house a home! I love your new stepping stones! Good idea.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Didn't take much to make her find a different way. Cute.

Canadian Chickadee said...

I do love Dolly. As I may have mentioned before, my daughter has two Corgis. The first Corgi she had, could have been Dolly's twin. Her name was Holly. Holly and Dolly. Now that probably would've been TOO cute! :o)

But the thing that's important is the doggie. The plants will always grow back. But a dog's love can't be beat.

On Crooked Creek said...

A lovely solution!!!
Dollie must be a "Tenderfoot" Corgi!!!
I agree, totally with dessert in the Garden! (wink)