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.


  1. Hari OM
    I just know that having you around to snoopervise encouraged Jan no end, Marcus; though all that stretching up and down with the saw would take its toll, y'know... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. That just sounds like way too much work Marcus!

  3. Oh Marcus we have always known you are the brains behind any capers. stella rose

  4. Supervising humans can be overwhelming.

    Thanks for the heads up on Browser the cat.

  5. She should have listened to you earlier when she was younger!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. Marcus, you are one of a kind!

  7. That sounds exhausting, Marcus ! Purrs

  8. Maybe now that you have Trimmed that HOOOGE Tree down to Shrub Size... that EVIL MINI MARCUS will have no place Hide.. and will Move on down the Road... THAT would be a Good thingy.
    OMD you should have BUCKETS of Treats fur all this work. 87 POUNDS Worth of them.

  9. Marcus, honey, sometimes us humans just don't listen when we should - you are very good for trying to help Jan. And motivating a human, well, sometimes that's beyond anyone. Rest up, sweetheart. I'm sure your services will be called for again soon. Hugs and love to all of you.

  10. Oh, Jan, you did a very good job. But if you can find someone to hack a bit more, the tree will be in better shape. NOT YOU, SOMEONE ELSE!!!! It looks really good though. And Marcus, you are a serious brainy guy.

  11. Well goods dat fell down.. Thanks fur being so brainy Marcus! -Katie Kitty Too

  12. hello marcus its dennis the vizsla dog hay that is sum gud snoopervizing yoo did their!!! wen yoo need sumthing to git dun rite yoo hav to put the dog in chardj that is wot i always say!!! ok bye


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