Having some big dogs in the house means some concessions. One concession I make for BJ, my golden retriever, is to provide him his own swimming pool. It is a cheap little plastic pool. BJ is a water dog but even if he wasn't, he gets very hot in the garden. I have found out the hard way he must have water to take a dip in daily. If he doesn't have his own water, he jumps in my bathtub pond. Trust me, those last two remaining fish don't need a 115 pound dog joining them in the bathtub.
Lately I have been buying a few plants for planting. Who hasn't? It is spring after all. To hold the plants over and for easy watering, I store the plants in a wagon in the shade right next to BJ's pool. When they need watering or cooling off, I place the plants in the pool. Some have spent a bit of time there. I must have been using BJ's pool a little too much because now I have tadpoles in the pool! Normally I empty and refill his pool every other day or so. Can you see the tadpoles in the picture above? I wasn't sure if they would show up. They are very visible when disturbed because they wiggle all over the place.
Poor BJ. Or is it poor tadpoles? I know BJ will get in this pool regardless of whether or not the tadpoles mind. Though, because his pool is kind of green now, he may just prefer my bathtub pond. Lookout goldfish....here he comes!
in the garden....