Springtime and puppy dog tails! Howdy and Partner YEAH!!!Yup that is all we had left as of Tuesday morning . Just TWO puppies. They were not at all upset about the lack of company. Partner outweighing Howdy by about 3 lbs decided he was going to be in charge of the chew toys. “Got it, I’m outta here.”“I better hurry!” All I want to do is sink my tiny teeth into this thing. I don’t know why I want to chew so hard, I just do.Darn, Howdy is back. I wanted to have this thing to myself. Howdy says….Fine I’ll just chomp down on some deer grass. I love native plants. When they tickle my nose….. I have to go deeper into them…..the smell is so inviting! Time to move on. Puppies don’t like to stay in one place for too long you know.
Because there are so many new things to explore. Come on partner, let’s get out of here! Here I come….Hmmmm should I go or should I stay?Or should I eat? Behind the fence are some scary things moving in the distance. But that does not stop us from romping in the grass on THIS side of the fence.We have places to go and things to see. On THIS side of the fence! Mama Jo says I should NEVER go behind cars. So I got the heck away from there like I was told to. The stairs are REALLY fun to play on. We like heights and different levels. We can test our agility abilities. We can run and carry at the same time! We have to investigate every crack…..you never know what may be in there. Sundog Ranch is full of adventure around every corner. It is nice to have a partner to explore with. Mama Jo is constantly watching us. We try to lose her but for some reason she wants to keep an eye on us. Hmmmm what do we have here? There are many interesting native species springing up from the wonderful dirt. This smells like some kind of native onion. We never tire of exploring this land. Dirt, rocks, grass…. Wisteria blossoms. Who would a thought? Ahhhh the sweet smell is intoxicating. Even to a puppy. The smells never end. Wood in any shape or form is even better than dirt. When you find a good stick…… You have to find a good hiding place to keep it all to yourself. Ahhh those wisteria blossoms. I cannot get enough of those. Now wait a minute. What is this? Mama Jo says this is a very important vine. She says it is called West Wind Zinfandel. It originated in Lodi, California. On a piece of land called Jessie’s Vineyard, where our great grandma and great aunt were born.” She says it is part of our roots. All I know is……it tastes good and satisfies my need to chew. I don’t need roots. Just the vine.