April 11, 2010
White Dog saw Steve unloading violas and dahlias and tomato plants from the car and rushed out to help. She knew what that meant: an entire morning of White Dog and Steve working together in the yard to begin the Spring Spruce Up! She sniffed the new plants and guarded them while Steve went into the shed for the tools and wheelbarrow. White Dog ran in to tell me the news and saw Quinn sitting at the door, not understanding the meaning of the all her activity. She yipped for him to come out...but since he is (as far as we know) not trained for off-leash yet, Steve set him up with a tie-out under the big tree in the front of the house. We think in his previous life Quinn had been left tied up outdoors all of the time and were not too surprised when he balked at the arrangement and begged to go inside. So while Quinn lay at my feet and watched the family budgeting process, White Dog oversaw our Springing into the growing season. Now all three are tired from their exertions and time spent in the warm sunshine; I suspect it will be an early to bed night.