Monday, April 04, 2016

New Grass or Old Mud

PERCY:  Jan said she hopes the saga of the grass is over for a while because she cut and hauled so much of it in two days that she should have lost 47.3 pounds.

CYNDI:  If you remember, it looked like this in Knee High To Jan.  She cut less than half with grass shears.

MARCUS:  And in Pop The Top, a very kind man we met a while back on our walks brought a real lawn mower over.  When he left, the thick, tall grass looked like this.

PERCY:  It rained before Jan could start on the grass, so she spent the afternoon raking all that heavy wet grass, filling container after container, and hauling it to spread in the dog pen.

CYNDI:  She had trouble breathing and her legs kept trying to go out from under her, but she continued working until she finished.

MARCUS:  I asked her why the rush and she said there was no way in ... uh, you know where that she was going to mulch that healthy, fertilized grass so it could grow even faster!  Besides we had a barren dog pen and more rain coming.

CYNDI:  Jan planted new grass seed two or three weeks ago in hopes it will grow this year.  She wants the dog pen to look something like this but with real grass, not grass mulch.

MARCUS:  I don't know what the big deal is about grass.  I thought the mud pen was perfect! 

PERCY:  We were fortunate to get fed Friday.  Jan was so weak she could barely stand up and she listed left when walking into things.  It's been a boring weekend and she is still recovering.

MARCUS:  She opened the door Saturday morning and this is what greeted us.  Uh, Jan, I really don't have to pee now.  Maybe when the water recedes.

CYNDI:  Buddy took one look outside, u-turned and went back to bed.  If you notice, Marcus wouldn't go outside, but as soon as the camera appeared, his head popped out the door so he could be in the picture.  What a ham!

PERCY:  We didn't think the rain was going to stop.  It did finally.  At times such as this we cats are glad to have indoor litter pans and the dogs envy us.

MARCUS:  I guess we should know sooner or later whether we'll be celebrating new grass or old mud for this summer.  I'm rooting for old mud.

CYNDI:  Oops.  This was supposed to auto post almost 12 hours ago.  We're just getting online at noon and ... no post.

MARCUS:  You mean no one has seen what a great job I did helping Jan mulch the pen?

PERCY:  And just how did your snoring through the whole procedure help?


  1. Well now... Miss Jan Did TRY to green up your fenced area... we will give her an A+ fur that monumental effort...
    Butt the entire thingy makes us think of the ACE Hardware ad... that says ACE is the place that knows you CAN't MOW MUD... BaaaaaaWaaaah.
    RYE GRASS...RYE Grass SEED will grow ANYWHERE and under any conditions... it is ALMOST as HARDY as CRABBY Grass.

  2. The whole thing would be over if she would trade all you guys in for a bunch of goats.

  3. Have you considered getting some sheep?

  4. I hope that the seeds take and it works out great. Take care of yourself. ♥

  5. we need to get our grass mowed also, or else get a goat.....stella rose

  6. Oh, Jan, cutting grass must be a huge work! Our backyard is full of mud! Thanks for your reminder for our humans. They have to do something about it!

    Take care,
    Momo & Pinot xo

  7. We're liking the goat idea BOL
    Lily & Edward

  8. Hari OM
    Good grief, one extreme to the other, eh what?! Definitely don't need goats or sheep on that - unless you want an actual mire...which I doubt. Even you, Marcus, would surely draw the line at being up to your elbows in mud?!! Hugs wags and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  9. Oh Jan...Jan...Jan...what are we to do with you? Please take it easy on yourself! Take it from an old, achy body, don't make things worse! We hate grass too...but also hate the mud when it rains. Would be happy with concrete...but I don't think the dogs would appreciate that....then again, I guess they could adapt. Ours are the same way when it comes to rain though...ewwww...wet feety feets? Nope!

    Take care!

  10. Wow that was a job and a half!
    Did you manage to get green paws? 'Cos thats what I do when Dad mows the lawn…..not a good idea though, may be funs getting them green butts it AWAYS leads to a BAFF!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  11. What? you don't swim??? Hope your mom is feeling better!

  12. Poor Jan, that was a lot of work.

  13. hell....we bet jan waz gonna say hell....which if ya think bout it... iz way better N de F werd

    flounder ☺☺☺


  14. At least you have grass to mow! Can't say there's much of that 'round here. Whole back yard is looking like a mud pen, for sure. MOUSES!


  15. We sure hope Jan is feeling better, that was a lot of hard work!!!
    We got that rain too but it was greatly needed. April is typically one of our drier months.

  16. Wow, Jan is a hard worker! We hope the grass problem gets resolved!

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. Dat sure is a lot of grass. Mommy hates grass cuz she can't breathe when it gets mowed. Good luck with your grassy pen.

    Luv ya'


  18. That was a seriously big bunch of work and we think Jan done good!

  19. Poor Jan! She works so hard for the whole crew and it seems she sometimes overdoes it. We hope she gets to soak in a hot bath and relax a little bit.

    Paws crossed the sun comes up and dries up all that mud.
    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  20. Oh no! All that work! Jan deserves a big rest.

  21. Wow, that was a ton of work, hauling wet grass to your yard so you all can have some greenery there. Hope the seeding takes hold.

    Take care if yourself, Miss Jan...and you furs take care if your Mom!

  22. Well, all of you funnies are going to LOVE your grass pen, now that the seeds are mulched with grass itself and the rains came to everything, plus I am pretty sure that YOU guys help do that, too, no?
    Jan should get a grass skirt or something for all that work she did. And you guys should get down on your paws and say 'Thank you, Jan', for what you did for US."


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