Sunday, October 4, 2009

BRINGING PUPS HOME

I went to Arizona this past week to stay with my son and family and brought home some pups.


No, no no , not these ones, but the other kinds of pups that grow in the ground. I've had an experience with the former as they tore around my garden on the scent of some critter.

I was taking the dogs for their morning walk in the neighborhood and stopped to talk to the gardener who was trimming the trees on the boulevard. As the subject of agaves came up and I told him how I had bought an agave at the DBG last time I visited , he said "why don't you take some of these pups " He was only going to pull them out. So, they are now back in Texas and potted up. Have no idea what they are but they will stay in pots for the winter.

11 comments:

  1. Your JRTs have that scary "let's go get 'em" look that I know so well. lol Are yours the crazy-energetic kind or the more sane kind? :) They're definitely the cute kind!

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  2. How in the world did you get the agave pups home on the plane? Or did you drive?

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  3. Sweet Bay- They are cute dogs but not very well garden trained. They are my sons.
    Pam- No problem on the plane. They were stowed away in my carryon!

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  4. What a nice Arizona neighbor! I can't believe you got those in your carry-on. Cute canine pups, too.

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  5. I'm laughing about the other comments, regarding you with these plants on a plane...reminded me of my first trip to Texas, when I went to the Antique Rose Emporium (a side trip - I was visiting College Station and Austin) and I brought a crazy thorny rose (Silver Moon) home on the plane (it sat on my lap - fortunately they didn't tell me to put it under the seat - I don't think it would have fit...). Good luck with the new pups - and cute other pups too!

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  6. iris- Eli and Chance are sweet dogs and I get my dog fix in Arizona. I love to take them for walks around the neighborhood and check what is growing out there.
    Pam- Are gardeners crazy, or what? I took an agave home last time and I clipped off the tips because I was afraid they would consider it a weapon on the plane.

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  7. I like both kinds of pups, but you're right -- one kind is far less destructive than the other. I'm slowly beginning my agave collection. I feel like a beginning swimmer looking at the deep end of the pool -- am I really ready for this next step, agaves?

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  8. I love the agaves pups, too.
    We have, however, gotten the other kind of pup this last week. Not JRT, a mini schnauzer. She's cute, but a handful. Much more work than agave pups.

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  9. I'll admit, you got my attention with this one! I was so happy for new pups. . .I'm still happy, even if they're the kind that doesn't bark.

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  10. You brought home the best pups. I thought there for a minute you might have lost your mind bringing home those darling little wild indians. ;)

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  11. I knew THOSE pups didn't come home with you! But you gave us all a good LOL.

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