Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Pets and Garden Bloggers
What is it about garden bloggers and pets? Now I know there are some garden bloggers who don't feature pets, or who don't even have any pets, but I CAN'T think of a single one. Even those bloggers who don't talk all the time about their pets do occasionally show us the pet in the garden.
Is it a truth that gardeners like pets? Even pets who dig in the garden? Poop in the garden? Scratch up the garden? Run over the prized perennials? Bark at the wildlife? And eat the garden?!
I think garden bloggers, who are all gardeners, like extending their paradise to all living things and are comforted by their pets. Pets just seem to be a natural part of gardens, no matter how many concessions we have to make for them. There are many. Fences, pooper scoopers, and selective plantings come to mind.Here are just a few of my many pets: Peter the Rabbit in the top photo (he and his buddy Cuddles provide very good stuff for the compost). The picture of Peter is not misleading, he is a HUGE bunny, and has the appetite to prove it. I think he is bigger than my cat and definitely heavier. Orkin is in the second photo. She is sometimes a good kitty (when she does away with pests like voles), and sometimes a bad kitty (like when she does away with birds). Lastly, my old dog Link. He is 13 years old now and my first dog. He has been a good dog who is beginning to fail now due to his age. His hearing is gone and he is very crotchety, even more so than most Chihuahua/dachsund mixes. I have many more pets too, but wondered about you all's pets and if you think garden bloggers and pets just go together like peanut butter and jelly.
What do you all think of garden bloggers and pets? Is it a natural thing and is there a common theme with us all?
in the garden....
Don't forget to post on veggies on the 20th of next month.
I had a super visit with some very fine bloggers last night-and a surprise guest! I will post on that soon. Okay all?