We all learn things from our animals. I like to occasionally make a list of things that I've picked up over the past few weeks, so thought that it would be a good thing to do at the beginning of a long weekend. So, without further ado... THE LIST.
1. Hydrangea bushes, especially freshly planted ones, hate dog pee. Argos has managed to kill both of the ones that I planted in the back yard last fall, and I'm wondering about the one that I planted back by the fence near Romeo's grave. I have one perfectly healthy hydrangea - on the side of the house where Argos can't get to off-leash.
2. Dwarf spruce shrubs, especially freshly planted ones, hate dog pee. Two dead dwarf spruces and one that is looking kind of ragged.
3. Grass hates being run over by dogs. Especially my grass, which struggles due to being in dry shade anyway.
4. I may have to completely pave my backyard to keep it from turning into a mud pit every time it rains.
5. It doesn't matter if cats have the run of the entire house except for one room, they will obsess about that closed door and not enjoy the rest of the house.
6. It doesn't matter where you partition off ANY of the animals, they all want to be on the other side. Argos desperately wants upstairs, the cats desperately want downstairs, and EVERYONE wants into the guest room with the fosters.
7. Coming home smelling like another dog is one way to make sure that Argos refuses to leave my side for the rest of the day.
8. The fridge only exists to hold milk and other things that Charlotte might like.
9. It is apparently okay to wake up the entire house screaming your head off because you're hungry.
10. It is apparently okay to wake me up in the middle of the night to show me that you killed a stink bug in the hallway.