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picante
Helena, MT
(Zone 4b)

April 26, 2009
3:14 AM

Post #6463780

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

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picante
Helena, MT
(Zone 4b)

April 26, 2009
3:15 AM

Post #6463783

So stupid of me-- I dug up three of them, and they attacked when my back was turned. It was ugly.
dparsons01
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
3:45 AM

Post #6463860

They are rather creepy.
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

April 26, 2009
7:35 AM

Post #6464244

LOL! And look at your dog in the background, just looking at you as if you were a bit... unexplainable!
picante
Helena, MT
(Zone 4b)

April 26, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #6465176

She looks at me that way a lot.
roybird
Santa Fe, NM

April 26, 2009
5:31 PM

Post #6465774

L.O.L. Picante! Too good!
lisabees
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2009
6:05 PM

Post #6465896

The dog has you figured out it seems :o).
Kylaluaz
Clinton, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2009
10:31 PM

Post #6466960

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

sheesh.

LOL!
picante
Helena, MT
(Zone 4b)

April 27, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #6468219

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.
Kylaluaz
Clinton, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
3:36 AM

Post #6468515

;-)

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

tee hee
kTalia
Littleton, CO
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2009
5:41 AM

Post #6468801

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!
Kylaluaz
Clinton, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
5:46 AM

Post #6468808

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!
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2009
3:12 PM

Post #6470098

That's it Kyla. Piper wants to be properly photographed for her public!
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

April 27, 2009
5:58 PM

Post #6470733

LOL!
Kylaluaz
Clinton, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
6:57 PM

Post #6470980

Well, please tell her from me that she looks unflappably gorgeous and staunch in that shot.
picante
Helena, MT
(Zone 4b)

April 27, 2009
8:40 PM

Post #6471373

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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dparsons01
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2009
8:53 PM

Post #6471420

I like the ear back too.
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #6471954

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.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

April 28, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #6472436

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"
roybird
Santa Fe, NM

April 28, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #6472555

Nice ears on Piper!
Kylaluaz
Clinton, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2009
2:11 AM

Post #6472874

And the bit of snow on the lower jaw is so fetching, LOL!
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2009
9:44 AM

Post #6487600

Piper is a very beautiful dog!
picante
Helena, MT
(Zone 4b)

May 1, 2009
3:26 PM

Post #6488675

She is the Queen of the Yard. And she has good acceleration from zero mph. She nailed one of Damien's cousins one day.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 1, 2009
3:32 PM

Post #6488701

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?"
dparsons01
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

May 1, 2009
4:44 PM

Post #6489041

I think you need an exorcist dahlianut.
picante
Helena, MT
(Zone 4b)

May 1, 2009
4:56 PM

Post #6489107

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.
mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

May 1, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #6489174

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...
duchessdreams
Reno, NV

May 1, 2009
5:15 PM

Post #6489188

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.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 1, 2009
6:12 PM

Post #6489415

I have entered 'Puppy Transporter' into the Great Book of Lists for future development :-)
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
7:32 PM

Post #6489717

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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picante
Helena, MT
(Zone 4b)

May 1, 2009
7:36 PM

Post #6489730

Ohhhh... give her a big hug from me. And a treat.
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6489781

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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duchessdreams
Reno, NV

May 1, 2009
7:56 PM

Post #6489825

Oh goodness. I think I might have an overdose of cute from that picture of Raja. What a sweety.
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
7:58 PM

Post #6489828

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

May 1, 2009
8:01 PM

Post #6489840

The imp is imporant to have ;)
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
8:08 PM

Post #6489871

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.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 1, 2009
9:02 PM

Post #6490160

Raja is too funny :-)
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
10:41 PM

Post #6490583

She is. I hope someday to get a picture of her on standing on the big rock.
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #6490934

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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pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #6490971

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.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 2, 2009
2:39 AM

Post #6491497

We always have someone come to the house with the crazy ole cat. I don't even want to think about the havoc that would occur if the crazy ole cat went to 'visit' :O
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2009
4:50 PM

Post #6493391

I actually did ask the vet, but he didn't know anyone who would come and stay with them. It's a very small town...
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2009
7:09 PM

Post #6493844

Too bad. This lady had worked for the vet and they knew her and knew she was starting a little business at her tiny farm. Worked so well. She even had the necessary medical skills for the sick dog. But getting someone to stay with them is equally good. It's just that we couldn't find such a person with medical skills -- they exist here but are booked months in advance. We just didn't have that much lead time.

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