Thursday, July 14, 2016
Marcus Exercises Brain
Marcus here again. Here I am waiting to finally be rewarded with treats for my expert tree trimming supervision these past two weeks. I have to admit I have never worked so hard in my life. Trying to motivate a human just wiped me out!
This is a "before" photograph from my Monday post (Supervisor Marcus Report). The branch disappearing to the left is in actuality two branches on the neighbor's pecan tree. The higher one is over the neighbor's property, but the bottom one has grown over ours and blocks a chunk of light to our dog pen.
I told Jan repeatedly she should cut that one while she still has use of the saw on a pole. But she hemmed, hawed and complained she already hadn't had energy to answer the phone for a week, why should she endanger health and limb any more over a ... well, over a limb.
But she really wanted to take down that sucker. And guess what? It fell off the tree onto our lawn. With a lot of help from Jan and her borrowed saw on a pole, of course.
The missing limb improves our view and adds a little more late afternoon sunlight. Jan said the squirrel that hung around posing on top of the pen (yes, there is a squirrel there between the windows of the neighbor's house) is named Mini Marcus. You can guess why - because I always stop to pose for photos.
With our tree and the neighbor's tree and high shrubbery behind us, the amount of sunlight in our dog pen will be limited, but for the time being there will be some. It's a contest as to whether Jan is aging more rapidly than the tree is growing, or vice versa. Jan says she will never, never, never, never N-E-V-E-R be able to attempt this again.
I don't know why she is moaning and groaning. She should be thanking me. All she had to do was the labor, whereas I had to exercise my brain.
We are joining Pepi Smart Dog and friends for the Thankful Thursday blog hop.