Had to Call the VCR Squad

Helena, MT(Zone 4b)

Virginia Creeper Rescue Squad, that is. That's because I got myself into this predicament today:

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Helena, MT(Zone 4b)

So stupid of me-- I dug up three of them, and they attacked when my back was turned. It was ugly.

Albuquerque, NM(Zone 7b)

They are rather creepy.

Dolores, CO(Zone 5b)

LOL! And look at your dog in the background, just looking at you as if you were a bit... unexplainable!

Helena, MT(Zone 4b)

She looks at me that way a lot.

Santa Fe, NM

L.O.L. Picante! Too good!

Centennial, CO(Zone 5a)

The dog has you figured out it seems :o).

Richmond, VA(Zone 7a)

I have to wonder if the dog is in cahoots with the Va Creeper. Have you interrogated that dog lately?

sheesh.

LOL!

Helena, MT(Zone 4b)

No, actually, Piper is an angel. You can't see her wings, but she came down from heaven to be with us. She is also a yoga dog, and they don't make alliances with Virginia Creepers.

Richmond, VA(Zone 7a)

;-)

Then she must have known all along you were just fine, albeit perhaps a little shall we say, outre in your humor.

tee hee

Littleton, CO(Zone 5a)

That's not helping my plant phobia. (Contemplating ripping out my creeper before it gets big enough to take me.) I'm still sitting in wonder trying to figure out how you got into such a mess!

Richmond, VA(Zone 7a)

Piper the WonderAngelYoga dog obviously masterminded and staged the entire photo shoot. He carefully arranged all the vine material atop Picante and then went and arranged himself fetchingly in the background as he signaled the photographer that the photo styling was complete, take tha pikchah!

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

That's it Kyla. Piper wants to be properly photographed for her public!

Dolores, CO(Zone 5b)

LOL!

Richmond, VA(Zone 7a)

Well, please tell her from me that she looks unflappably gorgeous and staunch in that shot.

Helena, MT(Zone 4b)

Thank you, Kyla, I will. That is the best verbal description I've seen of Piper. "Unflappably gorgeous and staunch" is her look, all right.

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Albuquerque, NM(Zone 7b)

I like the ear back too.

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

In the first picture, she is so cute, clearly thinking, there's my mistress, behaving in her usual weird way. Must make sure she doesn't hurt herself.

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

I entered this feat in the Great Book of Lists under the section 'Things I Should Never Ever Do". Piper is such a smart dog. I can tell she's thinkin 'Mon chere I don't think barking will help in this situation"

Santa Fe, NM

Nice ears on Piper!

Richmond, VA(Zone 7a)

And the bit of snow on the lower jaw is so fetching, LOL!

Dolores, CO(Zone 5b)

Piper is a very beautiful dog!

Helena, MT(Zone 4b)

She is the Queen of the Yard. And she has good acceleration from zero mph. She nailed one of Damien's cousins one day.

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

YIPPEEEE!!!! You GO GIRL Piper! Piper MUST come and visit me and conquer Damien. I am trying to teach the crazy ole cat the 'kill' command regarding Damien. The crazy ole cat just looks at me "Really? Ya think so?"

Albuquerque, NM(Zone 7b)

I think you need an exorcist dahlianut.

Helena, MT(Zone 4b)

Piper would love to meet you, Dahlia, and she would have a great time chasing Damien. However, she doesn't like car rides much. Do you happen to have a transporter that would work for a dog? It has to be vibration-free.

Ennis, MT(Zone 4a)

Wow. Piper needs to come teach her skills to Cosmo. I am trying to get him to catch the infernal bunny that has decided it really likes my yard and gardens. Bunny is a bit too clever and has learned when it hears the kitchen door opening, the dog is coming, so it gets a great head start. At least they are having fun, I guess...

Reno, NV

She is a doll =). And I don't put anything past the virgina creeper. Found out last fall that I'm very alergic to the sap and the berries. Owwwy! But it does so well at covering the chain link. Sigh.

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

I have entered 'Puppy Transporter' into the Great Book of Lists for future development ^_^

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

Virginia Creeper is great for hiding chain link fences, but certainly can take over. I love it in the fall when the leaves turn color. I don't think I am allergic to it, but have never touched it very much.
Piper looks very wise and steady. here is a very soulful picture of Raja.

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Helena, MT(Zone 4b)

Ohhhh... give her a big hug from me. And a treat.

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

Will do. Raja is a great jumper. Here is a picture of her jumping to see over the garden gate. She hates to be left out of anything. She has learned to stand on my compost pile in the backgrounds so she can peek over the wall. I hope she doesn't realize she could probably jump over it from there. Will probably have to move it eventually.
I wish we could get a picture of her standing on her rock. We have a great big rock in a flowerbed in the back yard. She loves to stand on top of it to look out at the world, preferably with a bone sticking out each side of her mouth. You can just read her thoughts -- "here I am, Raja, the queen of North Mesa. You many now bow to me.".
But the minute anyone picks up a camera she jumps off to see what that person is doing.
Adorable dog. Of course I am not prejudiced in any way.

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Reno, NV

Oh goodness. I think I might have an overdose of cute from that picture of Raja. What a sweety.

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

She is adorable and soulful but definitely has a little imp in her as well.

Reno, NV

The imp is imporant to have ;)

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

Yes, when the imp doesn't get too carried away! Raja is a puppy and often behaves like one. But she as sweet and loyal as she can be. Right now is asleep at my feet. We had to leave the dogs with a vet-tech when we went to Arizona last week. For the first time, it didn't seem traumatic for her to have us go away. Of course the vet-tech had 4 donkeys, a gaggle of geese, and 5 dogs and no cages. I think my two dogs thought they had gone of to summer camp. They love being with other critters.

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

Raja is too funny ^_^

Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

She is. I hope someday to get a picture of her on standing on the big rock.

Dolores, CO(Zone 5b)

Sweet Raja! Love her! We are away from our dogs for the first time ever (except when we only had the chocolate lab, we went away for one night, put her in a "really good" kennel... she was completely freaked out when we picked her up. We have friends living in our house taking care of dogs and cats right now... still, I miss them like crazy! I am such a sap.

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Los Alamos, NM(Zone 5a)

Oh , what sad eyes. What a beautiful chocolate color. Glad you could find people to come stay with them. We found our summer camp for dogs through our vet who knew our 16 1/2 year old keeshond was in very delicate health. The woman who took them in was a vet-tech who had just started her own dog-care business. Dogs sleep in the house -- you have to bring their bed, eat their usual food -- you bring it and get to meet the donkeys, the geese and the other dogs. Raja started out barking at the donkeys but when we brought her up to them and petted them, she first cowered, then calmed down and wagged her tail. It was really cute. But for us, what counted was that she could give pills to a very stubborn old lady dog and she could administer subcutaneous fluids.
Ask your vet next time you need a dog sitter -- but having someone come to your house is also very good.

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