Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Friday, July 17, 2009

Joker the Ibizian Hound

Joker is an Ibizian Hound. He was a rescue dog that was 5 and a half years old when we got him.
He had never been in a house before the first night he spent in our home. I expected some probablems. We really didn't have any. He learned the 1st time, everytime. Every time I showed him what to do, that was the only time I had to show him. He was a very smart boy! On his headstone it says Joe, so very special.
This is my hybrid tea rose garden. I tended that garden everyday of the year no matter what.
Everyday I pruned the roses. Every week I sprayed the roses. I weeded every day. I fertilized
every month. I loved my roses so much! I was very proud to be able to have show quality roses.
We had the big garden and the roses and I canned and jamed. I worked 6 to 8 hours in the yard
every day. Then canned in the evening. I worked myself into big spine trouble. After 12 years I had to give it all up.

Meet my humming birds. When I was working in the garden one would come right up to my face and just hover there, looking into my eyes. It was the biggest thrill. I get so much enjoyment from the animals. They mean so much to me . All of them.
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  1. Good Morning,

    Nice to meet you. We saw you on Maggie and Mitch's blog and though we'd come by and say hi. Our Mom is a quilt lover and animal lover too. Please stop by and visit sometime.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  2. What a beautiful boy Joker was!
    Your hybrid tea roses are just gorgeous! Mom has horrible luck with roses but she thinks it's because she doesn't spray and fertilize!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Hi Ferne, Thank you for your comments on my blog :) I loved canning a lot when I used to do it also. I hope you are well, Marguerita

  4. Joker is so pretty. I'm very attracted to the long and lean breeds.

    I know what you mean about working in the yard for hours at a time. I'm like that too - don't know when to quit but it's usually worth it (when you're not feeding deer like me).

    Are you able to container garden at all?

  5. Yes Phyllis this year that is all we are doing is container gardening. We have tomatoes, peppers, basil, thyme and chives. We are getting too old for big gardens now. Thanks for coming. Are you a follower? If not please push my follow button ok ?