We had a very nice holiday yesterday. Rob and I stayed home all day with the dogs and it was very relaxing. Of course, we went outside every couple hours as usual, but in between outings I managed to get some cross stitching done.
Tsar noticed it first. Is that rain? Yes, it rained off and on all day yesterday. It was a gentle rain with no thunder. We all went outside in the rain and it felt pretty good after the heat we've been enduring.
The rain was most welcome to my poor garden. We have soaker hoses buried in the gardens and we used to turn them on regularly, but my Water Dogs discovered them (I think they can smell water) and try to dig them up. This year I have used them sparingly and hoped that the plants can adjust.
When the dogs play in their pool, I use an old mop bucket to bail the water out and use it on the plants in the garden. Why waste all that muddy brown water?
The flowers are showing the effects of the recent heat, but now that cooler temps are here I'm hoping they'll recover.
See the firefly on this flower?
This is a rock that Rob removed from the pond site. Morgan saw a lizard go under it. She tried to stretch her paw in after it, but couldn't quite reach it. She and Bailey wanted to catch that lizard.
Morgan wouldn't leave the rock. She knew there was a lizard there and she wanted it.
She believes that sooner or later it has to come out and she'll be there to catch it. Finally, Rob lifted the rock and sure enough there was a lizard. It made a run for the fence and because Morgan's eyesight isn't so good any more she didn't see it in time. It ran under the fence and is safe for another day.
I broiled steak yesterday and we had it with shrimp and some macaroni salad and fruit. Yum. The day before Rob ate barbecued ribs at Ziggies and he brought home a box of rib meat removed from the bone and mixed with rice. For their holiday meal the dogs had rib meat and shrimp tails on their kibble, or as we call it 'surf and sty'. It may not sound good to you, but they thought it was great. No complaints.
When the neighborhood started shooting off fireworks last night there were few problems. Morgan refused to go outside and Rob had to leash her and drag her into the yard to pee before bed. The only other one to pay any attention to the noise was Noah who would run to the door barking, then come back wagging his tail to let us know he was on guard duty.
The rain continues today and that's fine with us.