We are participating today in Brian's Thankful Thursday Bloghop.
Some of you asked how well our Paw Plunger worked. We are very thankful to say that we all now have clean paws.
Mom says the contraption actually works very well IF you have cooperative pups. Surprisingly Timber was very cooperative - hmmm, wonder what will happen the next time. Misty did not like it at all, but she survived. And Lightning was fine with his front paws, but trying to manipulate those back legs with his uncooperative 70 lb. NO WAY attitude was quite the challenge for Mom. The problem in our yard is that there is a dip in the property right at the fence line where we like to run with our neighbor pals. When it rains, the "track" fills with water, followed by mud. Our Kansas clay soil does not drain well. Mom and Dad have tried to grow grass there but it never lasts. They have planted shrubs there to try to break up our path, but somePups manage to run them down, chew them down, and/or uproot them. We have consulted with a number of landscape/irrigation folks to come up with a remedy that will work. Some have suggested French drains and then a cover of rocks. But no one will guarantee that the French drains will solve the problem. It is a multi-$1000 project, so the Mom and Dad want some assurance that it will solve the problem. Mom wants to reinstall our invisible fence inside the real fence to keep us in a more confined area, but Dad says we will just create a new track. The ideal solution would be to make an area that has a concrete base where we could have our own run area, but our homes association won't allow that. So we continue to deal with mud and hope for a good solution to come along.
Meanwhile, let's get back to being thankful.
Mom says she is thankful to see the areas of the yard that DO have grass are starting to green up. She is also thankful that most of our indoor remodeling is done, except for the new carpeting for the second floor. She thinks it is time to get started on some outside "remodeling". We will see how that goes.
All of us are also thankful that our human sister K has reached the halfway point in her radiation treatments. It has been and continues to be a challenging and worrisome period for everyone, but we are grateful for all the progress that is being made and for all the support she has received from so many.
Hope you all have many reasons to be thankful today too.
Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber