Saturday, May 9, 2009
Wanted: Gently Used Ark
I'm not sure if I just can't remember that it rained this much before our multi-year drought, or if this spring has been particularly wet, but all this rain is wearing me out. If I don't get a chance to mow my yard soon, I'm afraid the powers that be will come and get me. (Maybe I've watched Grey Gardens a few too many times on HBO.)
It's not just my yard. There's a restaurant on a ridge just down the road from me. A couple of years back, they brought in a flock of goats to eradicate the kudzu that was attempting to swallow the place. They were so popular, they kept them around to keep the grass and weeds down. I noticed today that even the goats can't keep up with all the new growth.
Spencer and I went to a little local festival today. (Scout is at a show in Perry, GA today. I just got a text from Cheryl that she went BOB!) There were supposed to be flyball, agility, and obedience demos. They were also going to have an "All Breed" show - just for fun, and Spencer was going to get to play showdog. Last night he got a bath and I trimmed up his paws and did his nails and everything.
Unfortunately, the rain kept us from doing most of this. Much too wet for agility and flyball - but we did do some obedience demos. It was great distraction practice and the few wet people who stuck around seemed to enjoy it. The later it got, the worse the weather was, so they eventually called the thing and everyone went home.