Beau Helps Garden
Here in the high country, we have a short growing season. In her valiant attempts to have a garden nevertheless, my wife also has to contend with wildlife helping themselves to various delicious plants. In particular, rabbits eat vegetables and flowers. Consequently, Miss Sugar has a box, pictured above, to protect her modest garden by raising it above rabbit level.
Sugar’s parents, Bob and Ginger, while visiting from Texas this past week, helped plant some tomatoes, squash, and strawberries. They are experienced and helpful. Beau is not experienced in gardening. Neither is he helpful.
Sadie, our other Yellow Lab, is not particularly helpful, but, unlike Beau, she does not harm the project.
Beau decided that Bob was being selfish with the hose. That is one thing with which Beau will not put up. He wanted a turn with the hose. He grabbed it. Bob did not share. A tug of war commenced.
Instead of watering the plants, I wish Beau would chase the rabbits and let Bob do the gardening. It is a matter of efficiency and recognizing natural talent. Bob is just no good at chasing rabbits.
Each needs to be aware of his own station in life.