Thursday, March 31, 2016

Knee High To Jan

Heard around the house Wednesday night -

CYNDI:  Hey, does anyone know why Jan is making so much noise tonight?

RUSTY:  Yes, she's breathing.

CYNDI:  Would you ask her to tone it down for a bit? Wait, why is she breathing like that?

RUSTY:  Probably because if she doesn't, she'll die.  Oh, you mean, what caused it?  Grass.

CYNDI:  Is she allergic to grass?

MARCUS:  I hope not.  We sure have an abundance of it.  Look at how tall the grass is where Buddy and I are standing.

RUSTY:  I thought we didn't have any grass growing in the dog pen?

MARCUS:  We don't.  After the new water line and sidewalk were installed, the contractor seeded the dirt on both sides and new grass grew ... and grew ... and forgot to stop growing until mowing season.

CYNDI:  Wow, it sure did.  Is this what you see along the route you walk Jan?

MARCUS:  Only on this block.  Our grass was sown first.  The weather was the perfect temperature and we had an abundance of rain, so now we have an abundance of knee-high-to-Jan grass.

RUSTY:  Oh, good, somebody mowed it!

MARCUS:  Actually Jan couldn't stand looking at it any more and cut part of the grass on our property by hand yesterday.

CYNDI:  What a mess! 

MARCUS:  It took her a couple of hours to do most of one side of the sidewalk.  The grass was so thick and tall she couldn't use the long grass whip.  She had to use those oversized scissors.

RUSTY:  She must be tired!  And sore. 

MARCUS:  And grumpy.  I'd suggest staying as far away from her as possible for a few days.

RUSTY:  I guess that means you'll have to behave?

MARCUS:  I always behave!

CYNDI:  This week we are thankful a kind man volunteered to come by with a lawn mower, so Jan might not have to finish cutting the grass with scissors.

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  1. That is a TON of hard work to cut grass like that. We sometimes bash our weeds like that in the backwoodsy part of our yard...or the brambles when they get out of control. We are glad you had a nice neighbor who took pity on your Jan, else she would have to be out in the kneehigh greenery again...slugging.

  2. Dang, that sure is a lot of green stuff to chop down!

  3. Grass like that is scary for little dogs who might get lost in it.

  4. Quite a workout and I'm sure you're glad not to have to do that chore again. The grass is pretty though.

  5. That's one long stretch of grass to be mowed!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. My mom is glad she doesn't have to cut her lawn - the landlord takes of it!! Don't get lost in the grass!!

  7. Mowing can be such a hard work ! We're glad Jan got some help ! Purrs

  8. Oh Meow dat's a lot of grass. Mommy be lergic to furesh cut grass, so she wuld be breathin' loud too. Ifin she kuld breathe at all. Sendin' purrayers

    Luv ya'


  9. I am glad someone is going to help Jan.

  10. It's always nice when someone is able to lend a hand when you need one. ☺

  11. Crikey ..... she cut the grass with scissors????????? No wonder she's grumpy!! Glad that bloke with the lawnmower is going to lend a hand.

  12. Wow - hopefully that kind-hearted man does come back!

  13. PepiSmartDog: wow! You could double as a hairdresser now, with all that cutting practice. What a big job - but it looks great. Good job.
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Sorry we are late getting here, but here we are! Hee Hee!
    Always appreciate your support and I’m so glad you are still part of our blog hop.
    *waves paw* :=o)


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