Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday AND The Devil Made Me Do It!

Gardening Exploits with Ciara - Take Two.
Hey, Puppypants, what's that in your mouth?
Where did all that dirt come from?

A little background - Mom has always admired the lovely variety of flowers that Fenris, Scylla, Socks, Artemisia, and their mom Alasandra have growing in their beautiful gardens. Two flowers that were especially interesting were the Angel's Trumpet and Devil's Trumpet.
This is the Devil's Trumpet - it looks upward.

And this is an Angel's Trumpet - it looks down.

Earlier this year, Alasandra sent us some seeds from the Devil's Trumpet and some for another pretty bloom, the Candlebush.

This is the Candlebush.

So about a month ago, Mom planted the Devil's Trumpet seeds and the Candlebush seeds and kept waiting and waiting for them to grow. Alasandra suggested this week that Mom cover the seed trays with plastic and keep them in a warm sunny spot. So yesterday she covered the trays with some plastic wrap and put them on the deck table in the beautiful warm sunshine. She checked on them during the day and they were just fine and safe. She brought them inside overnight and put them out again early this morning.

And now THIS:

Yep, Ciara decided she needed to do some more gardening.

This WAS the Devil's Trumpet plantings.

And this is what is left - only four little pots of the Candlebush. Now there actually were 16 pots of C
andlebush seeds AND 16 pots of Devil's Trumpet. Mom says she will now see if she can find the plants at the nursery. Sorry, Alasandra and furiends, Mom tried.

Ciara: I don't see what the problem is, I just knew there was something inside those pots that was stopping the seeds from growing. I just HAD to get rid of it. Guess "the devil made me do it."

How coincidental that we received THIS comment today from June and Samantha:
Gorgeous photos of woo all! Mom said if you didn't have any luck planting anything in the ground before, you probably won't have any luck now with little Ciara around.;)
Sam & June

While we are talking about Sam and June, we need to thank them for sharing some sunshine with us. It's been pretty dreary around here with the Momster still hobbling around with her back pain so it was an extra special award to us.

The only rule attached to this award is to post it and share it. So please let us add a little sunshine to your days too - it's all yours.

One more note of thanks on Thankful Thursday. Look at the beautiful card we received from The Houston Pittie Pack and their Mom.
Thanks to all of our furiends there in Houston and we hope you also had a wonderful Easter.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Kari in WeHo said...

the devil did make her do it!

Sue said...

You have quite a dedicated little gardener there. I've been having similar problems with some clematis I planted last week. They've been brought to me twice now by my handy helpers. So far today they're still in the ground.

Anna the GSD said..., those squirrels are great at framing you Ciara!! Devil squirrels!!!

You are way too clean to have done that! I got your back girlfriend!!

Holly said...

Ciara looks like she loves gardening! The only part she doesn't understand is you have to be careful with the plants!! She looks so cute looking at them!! Sitting in the dirt!!! I gave up on plants after Holly arrived. She decided to immediately dig holes in the yard. Many many holes. It looked like I had gophers! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo go Ciara!

I think that is why puppies have paws!

Woo khommented about how I liked the rain like Thunder and the sun like Phantom so woo were khurious if I'd like to garden too?

Akhtually, my gardening is fokhused on where to stash my Milkbone when Mom gives it to me outside (like she did today) OR to dig up some fresh birdseed by my tree!

I think woo got the double shot of Vikhtory Gardener! Must be that New England khonnekhtion!

PeeEssWoo: Woo are too khute to be 'yelled' at I know!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

LOL! That's right Ciara, always blame someone else. Oh and next time, try some gardening in the rain too! It's furry fun and muddy.
I(June) have done that to mommy's seed trays, so proud of myself!

Sam & June

Ludo van Doggy said...

Good job you so cute Ciara!
BOL! I used to like to help Mum garden too.
~lickies, Ludo

Lacy said...

w00fs, heehee Ciara has strucked again..

b safe,

Dory and the Mama said...

Oh Ciara...better work on some better excuses like, Thunder did it...or maybe Phantom MADE me do it.

When all else fails, the SQUIRREL did it!!!


Alasandra said...

Sorry but we can't stop laughing. Ciara had such a devilish look on her face. We bets she had tons of fun destroying the seeds.

Our neighbor gave us TWO huge seeds to some sort of palm. It had to be soaked in water and then planted. Mommy put them in pots and they were safe in the greenhouse. Then Daddy decided to clean out the greenhouse without asking Mommy (she was at the store or something) and Fenris got one of the pots with one of the seeds in it and took off running with it. By the time Daddy caught him all the dirt and the seed were gone. But hey we still had one pot and one see right!!!!! Well those seeds must have been like nip to cats cause the next time Mommy opened the door to the greenhouse Fenris darted in an grabbed that pot too. Mommy managed to rescue it before the seed was lost but it never came up. Mommy thinks it was too traumatized by being in a dogs mouth.

If you need us too we can send more candlebush seeds. We are out of the devil's trumpet. We actually has a seedling of the candlebush we wishes you lived closer so we could bring it to you. Mommy still has 4 that she needs to find homes for.~AFSS

Mochi and Mommy said...

I would love to help mom garden, but she doesn't let me! I wonder why?


Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh Ciara you are so funny in the way you try to help your mom! It is too bad you don't have the plants anymore, but maybe she knew something you didn't. That is our only guess right now!

Sychoberians said...

Ciara, the Devil Dog. We like the picture of you admiring your work with the broom and dust pan.

We will bet you attacked the broom while your mom was trying to sweep up the poor little seeds. We still like to "help" with the gardening.

Remy and Flash

Wild Dingo said...

yup. typical puppy. a little DEVIL!

doyle and mollie said...

woah ciara i bet you got in major trouble over that arf arf arf mollie's a bit of a gardener too but her really weird thing is her habit of collecting stones... huh?
loves and licks - have you got to play with your udders yet or is your momma saving them i wonder...

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

He He He..... Little Ciara is being naughty.. How unusual for a puppy!

Aniemother said...

Must have been the devil. For sure. you shouldn't go eating the plants, Ciara. We've heard thay could grow in your tummy and that would hurt! (Bajas says it's just to keep us from destroying Mom's plants, but we don't take any chanses)

Virus and Hyssy

3 doxies said...

I am soooo sooooo sorry I can't stops laughing. I thinks I has found a new furiend. Ciara is ways too much like me. She is hysterical.

Sagira said...

Ciara, looks like you're having a blast planting stuff...or should I say digging it all back up. :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

OOPS! We don't think that was a real positive move, Ciara!
Mom never knew the difference between devil's trumpet and angel's trumpet. Thank you for the information!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clive said...

Oh dear Ciara!! Guess that's what puppies do though!

We're smiling here!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

ps-hope your Mom & Dad do get to visit Ireland one day!

Frankie Furter said...

Miss C. was just trying to set those seeds free to... BE!!!

Since we can't have her Popping a Cork trying to be goood. I am posting my very much special Yard Flag TOMORROW!!

Piappies World said...

Hi Ciara,

Mocha, Sugar & I are definitely with you when it comes to garden improvements. Yup, we think it's really helping your mom improve the garden. We do that a LOT here although sometimes we don't get to "re-plant" those we pulled out. Waaaah

We hope Thunder and Phantom and help you out with more excuses.

-Frappie & the Piappies

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Ciara!! You are so cute in that mess! Do you have the green paw in the family? Monty likes to dig too! Mom has chicken wire around her garden!

Ruby's Raiser said...

We apologize, but we're LOL, just can't help it.

Here's our golden rule:

Sapphire said...

i hope the flowers don't start growing through Ciara's ears. ;p

Santa and Minnie said...

You were just trying to help, weren't you, Ciara?

Wyatt said...

Bad Doggie Ciara!
When you think your name is 'NO NO BAD DOG', then you have arrived!

BRUTUS said...

Puppies will be puppies! I like "the devil made me do it" reasoning!

Brutus the Frenchie

Stella said...

Uh, Ciara? Did Thunder put that thought in your mind? I saw a picture of you standing over him and he looked like he had a little mischief in mind.

Better be careful!


Benny and Lily said...

ut someone in trouble?
what purrty flowers
Benny & Lily

Tanuki Maxx said...

We've got a natural gardener i see..
Great job Ciara!


Lorenza said...

Haaa! Ciara! Ciara!
I am sure it was not your intention... the Devil made you do it!
Is there a way your mom could save some of that??
Beautiful card from the Pittie Pack!
Kisses and hugs

Amber and Nala said...

BOL!!! The devil indeed! ;)


Sierra Rose said...

Well Miss Ciara! As a fellow puppy, I must say GOOD WORK pal! Yet, I know your mom tried to grow something fantastic...and my mom...well...let's just say our yard is a work in progress, and nothing more than filter fabric at this, not much to get out that digging urge!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Hope mom's back is feeling better soon; we are sending positive healing energy her way. Maybe Ciara thought it was a good idea to get rid of a plant that would "trumpet" her devilish side!

Martine said...

Oh no... your plants!!!

Poor little sweet cute Ciara couldn't help it... we just know it.

xo martine & the kiddlets

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Ciara has a green thumb all right!