We've been really busy at Dog woods lately. Renovation works. Which explained the silence. It's been one project after another ... with yours truly coping and cleaning up messes that's off any charts!
I've since come to the conclusion that men (esp. them workmen) have higher mess tolerance than women per se. They seem to take it in their stride leaving heaps and trails of what-nots in their paths. And while they throw things into an unsightly rubble waiting for pigs to fly before it gets all carted away, I on the other hand am of the opinion that daily messes ought to be cleaned up before it gets ahead of you.
Which explains my daily state of conflict and increasing blood pressure whenever I encounter that ever growing mother of messes .... which, obviously leaves me in no state to write. If it weren't for the dogs who are such a lovely distraction those workmen would have frozen over many times over with my scorn!
So, to keep you up to date with the happenings of Dog Woods. The Dogs are still on a diet with me watching their food and proportion while they happily gobble it all down. Tuffy and Snoopy are the same ol' basset hound-y self. Joe can never get enough of his game of fetch. Anna adores being adored and the pups ... are up and about their usual mischevious furry selves. Tubby Jr had a minor spot of tick fever which has since cleared. Wally and Brandi being very well behaved even with the main gates wide open. The pups would still occassionally do a quick run outside and return back just quickly. I think they finally understand that the grounds outside are somewhat 'off limits'
Dexter however has a secret escape hatch somewhere along the chain-link fences which I've not yet uncovered (no matter how hard I've been looking). The young pup's been taking liberty of venturing outside with the rest of the pack usually barking loudly to let me know some pup's up to no good beyond the territorial boundaries of Dog Woods.
I no longer worry quite as much as I used to when it comes to escaped pups since they don't disappear for hours as they used to. Dexter being the main culprit, would come scampering back the minute the others howl their protests. I suppose there's no fun in venturing outside on your own ...
As I write, the lawn is strewn with heaps of tree branches and scattered leaves. We've had a team to trim the trees the last few days and the usual leafy Dog Woods is looking a bit bare, not forgetting messy. Am hoping when the trees grow out, we'd have more shady foliage rather than lanky tall trees
Someday, when the renovation's and landscaping done - Dog woods shall look like this (assuming the dogs don't chew off the bench and flatten them ferns first)!