A Walk-about with Phoebe

gardenbug(Canada zone 5)May 26, 2008

This afternoon I was going to do a lesson with Ms Phoebe who has been a rascal lately, up to plenty of mischief. I put her on a leash with her choke collar. She pranced outdoors and checked her bowl by the tree to see if any food might be left.

She turned around to look at me and said "But Mom, I don't want a lesson, I want to PLAY!"

Well, it is very hot and muggy out, so I relented. We went to look at the new bird DH bought for me yesterday. It looks out over the pond.

Well then of course she wanted a drink in the poind so ran off to do that.

I called her back and she actually came!

We looked at a few flowers together.



She thought that was boring, so played with her favourite toy, an empty bottle that makes lots of noise when you kick it about.

"So Mom, what's next? I'd really like to walk to the creek!"

While I was studying flowers,

Phoebe showed off her trick that DH taught her, jumping up on the well lid.

"Come ON, let's go!"

OK. So down in the flats by the creek I studied the primulas and camassia and so on.

I heard her in the water and called to her to come. Hmmm, busy Mom, later! Then a yelp! Then a mad dash and a "You can't catch me" game. What's that about??? So I see that she has something in her mouth. I step on her leash and stop the running to check it out. Amazing, she caught a little fish! (Charlotte our former dog never caught one!)

Back indoors out of the sun for a snack and a rest.

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Jerri_OKC(z7 Ok)

I had a wonderful time on your walk! Your place is just beautiful. :) Phoebe is such a good hunter to catch fish!
Tell her I love her well jump trick too. Thank you for inviting us alone.

Jerri

    Bookmark   May 26, 2008 at 4:57PM
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cynthia_gw

Phoebe you are the Queen of Bugland, (or Fishland). Good girl catching your own snack. Your Mama is lucky to have you to keep her on her toes :)

'bug I like the metal sculpture. I think you said on the idyll thread it was a gift and you're not too sure about it. I think it's quite cool! I want one for my spruce stump. (Must have small feet for small stump, or could be one-legged.)

    Bookmark   May 26, 2008 at 5:16PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Gardenbug, that Phoebe is so CUTE!! I can't believe she caught a fish! lol I don't think that is so easy to do. She has to have really fast reflexes. What a life of Riley she has. Your DH is funny teaching her to jump up on the well cover. She looks so pleased with herself. Such a lucky dog. Thanks for the walk...it was fun. Country living...ahhh...! Sounds so Ideal. :-)

pm2

    Bookmark   May 26, 2008 at 5:51PM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

Clever Phoebe! Good dog...! Misty says she'll teach Phoebe to snack on baby bunnies like she (Misty) does....

    Bookmark   May 26, 2008 at 6:10PM
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denisez10(SoCal)

Woody, say it isn't so! That Phoebe is so full of juice, what a little minx. We need a weekly series, Phoebe and the Farm. And love that trollius!

    Bookmark   May 26, 2008 at 6:58PM
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veronicastrum(z5 IL)

Phoebe is growing up! what a lovely walk and a fun time. You have a great eye for composing photos (and combining plants).

V.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2008 at 7:35PM
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saucydog(z5MA)

What a wonderful walk and a wonderful story! Pheobles is such a "good-fish-catchin-girl"....tell her I said so :)

I want to stroll with you two....

Saucy

    Bookmark   May 26, 2008 at 9:18PM
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anitamo(5)

You are a great storyteller, gardenbug. Phoebe is growing up fast! Thanks for the lovely walk and beautiful pictures.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2008 at 1:50AM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

What a face on that puppy!!!!! She is so full of life and mischief its amazing her body can contain it all.

Your gardens are looking marvelous, marvelous. I think one of my favorite things are your candelabra primula. Gorgeous

Deanne

    Bookmark   May 27, 2008 at 8:48AM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

Marie, I enjoy your walks. Cute pup, and lovely flowers. Great commentary.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2008 at 10:05AM
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michelle_zone4

Phoebe looks to be full of vim and vigor! She is adorable and your garden is looking lovely, so green and lush.

Michelle

    Bookmark   May 27, 2008 at 11:05AM
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triple_creek(z5)

Fun walk Bug. So funny that Pheobe caught a fish. I 've never seen a dog do that.
I must do that tulip heuchera combo next year. Norma

    Bookmark   May 27, 2008 at 8:56PM
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ctlavluvr

Thanks for taking us along! Good girl, Phoebe!!

Martie

    Bookmark   May 28, 2008 at 6:57AM
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chloehoover(z6b VA)

What a hoot -- that Phoebe is a fun little gal! I just love her portrait with those big soulful eyes - however can you resist? And too funny about being a fisherman - or getting her own snack, LOL...

Thanks for being so inventive, Gardenbug -- and the gardens are looking wonderful!

Cindy

    Bookmark   May 28, 2008 at 9:34AM
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