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?