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Dig It! Gardening Tips for Dogs

Dig It! Gardening Tips for Dogs
a book for when your dog gardens too, too much!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Buster's Thoughts

Getting rid of Garden Pests
            What are garden pests? To my mind a garden pest is anything which either you, or your humans, don't want hanging around in the garden, chewing or pooing  where they’re not wanted.
            Cats, starlings, cats, mice, lizards, cats, sparrows, cats, pigeons, cats, postmen, cats, cats. Im sure you know what to do with these—if you shred the bits they can always go on the compost heap if you’ve got one. If any cats actually live in your house it might be an idea  to leave those ones alone—humans sometimes get a bit hysterical if you get rid of the resident felines. And if you tend to be a bit slow it might be an idea to get a faster friend to deal with the cats — cats are such dirty creatures any scratches they give you tend to get infected.
            Another tip—I’d leave the snakes alone unless you’re really sure you know what you’re doing.  I knew one dog who delighted in chasing, catching and eating the cockroaches that bred under the hibiscus tree where he lived. An acquired taste, I think, and he was a bull terrier cross, which possibly explains it!

I also knew a funny schnauzer who used to do the same to the crickets that were invading her home. She thought she was helping out, and she probably was doing a lot to cut down the numbers (she caught one hundred and eighty in a night when I was visiting!) but her humans laughed and laughed at her. Fortunately she was a puppy still, and had a thick skin as well, so her feelings were not hurt. Personally I think it is beneath a dog’s dignity to expose him/herself to such human mirth! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Book Thoughts ...

I recently had a dream about my book "Dig It! Gardening Tips For Dogs". When I say 'recently' it was a couple of months ago, and I wrote about the dream, and what I thought it meant in my life. Then I posted my thoughts to a wevsite I have done some writing for - My Inspired Life - a link to what I wrote is above, and here too.

I don't remember my dreams as often as I'd like to. I know I have dreams, and I know that at least sometimes I dream in full colour. I can vividly remember that a dream I had last week was in colour, but I simply can't remember what happened in the dream, just that it was colourful.

If I got into the habit of writing down my dreams as soon as I woke up, I'm aware that it would be easier for me to remember my dreams. I also know I'm probably never going to do that. Why would that be? I've thought about that, and I'm really not sure why. It may be because I don't want to disturb my husband if he's still asleep when I wake up. But he's more likely to wake up before me ...

Perhaps it's because I don't want to share my dreams, and if I was writing them down, my husband might want to know what I was doing. But I've written down my dreams and shared them with others before, either in real life, or online, so that doesn't follow seem to be true. It may be my innate laziness.

Whatever the reason is, it's a fact - I haven't begun doing in yet, and may never do it. If I do, what a great resource it may be! Creative writing ideas coming to me overnight, and waiting for me when I wake up in the morning - wonderful!

Do you remember your dreams? Have you learned things, or solved problems through dreaming about them? I'd love to know how other people feel about these things.