ON THE BACK BURNER

Aug.30

Sunday family meal is over, kids are gone, dishes washed and Dixie is exhausted. She tolerates these family meals. She hated them when we were sheltering under the tent during the cold winter months. Now that we eat on my deck, and she knows that she won't get anything from the table, she pretty much just sits in the doorway and waits for us to finish. That is when she gets her treat. And have a new pet. There is a garden snake that hangs around a certain flower pot on my deck. If I am watering the plant, it slithers into the garden. At  first, it scared me. I am not that happy about a snake near me, but I don't panic.Then , when I saw that it stays close to the pod and likes it under my garden pot, I just leave it alone. As long as it doesn't come in the house, I'm OK with sharing space. Today, I had to clean up after a deer. Even Dixie doesn't go in the yard. She just came that way. I didn't train her not too, she just doesn't. And I have never found any deer droppings in the yard. I don't know what changed this, but I had to get a shovel and take care of the droppings before Dixie stepped in it. I am not sure what disease a deer might carry.  Bambi is cute, deer in your yard are not. I'm waiting for the fence to be finished !

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Safe travels. See you soon. sally

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