Thursday, September 22, 2016
Short and Thin
Taylor: We are hoping Jan has learned her lesson about attacking - even accidentally - a stinging insect (Flat Black Flying Insect), but she's so absent-minded, she probably hasn't.
Buddy: It was a fun eight days watching her carefully poke sticks and clippers into the bushes to figure out where its friends and family were hiding.
Taylor: After church the next day, she did a little trimming in the rain. Clip, clip, here they come, move away. Okay, it's safe. Clip, clip, here they come, move away. By day three she had made the mess in the photo above.
Buddy: This is a view of the side of the house. Weeds and thistles were entangled in the bushes and some were already growing under the siding.
Taylor: It took her eight days, but she worked her way through all the bushes and then went back to cut them a second, then a third time so they were all short and thinned.
Buddy: This is the end result of the side of the house.
Taylor: And this is the front. Notice the one trimmed down to the stalks and thinned to half the original size.
Buddy: It took five days of careful trimming to find what was being built in that bush. Can you see it? (Click o the pic to enlarge it.) This is a close-up from the only angle it's visible.
Taylor: And this is what the wasp nest looked like the morning after Jan sprayed it and it fell down.
Buddy: We're thankful to be rid of those wasps. Jan was afraid one of us dogs would be stung since we like to water those bushes as we begin our walks.
Taylor: Sorry we don't have any jokes for you today. Jan can be crabby when she's in pain and that sometimes affects our sense of humor. But we'll find it again if she didn't throw it out with the shrub trimmings.
We're joining Pepi Smart Dog for today's Thankful Thursday blog hop.