It's that time of year when gardening begins. This year, I've started a lot of vegetable plants from seed. Usually, I just buy the plant from the nursery and shove it into the ground. But I happen to have some wonderful heirloom tomato, pepper, and squash seeds I wanted to try, so I'm doing things differently.
I purchased some seed germination kits and planted my seeds. Since the weather had not been so great, I kept them in the house. But yesterday, I decided to put them on the deck, in an inconspicuous place, so they could get some sun. Bad idea.
Mr. Nose, aka our German Shepherd named Schultz, found them. And of course he had to give them a big sniff. Unfortunately, that was not all he did. He wanted to find what he was sniffing. By the time I discovered it, the dirt was all over the deck.
"Schultz!" I bellowed. "What did you do?"
He looked at the dirt. And then he looked at me. Then he stuck his nose in the dirt and uncovered a squash seed. He did a little wag of the tail. Apparently he thought he was a good boy for finding the seed.
I just shook my head. "Oy gewalt, dog! Next time leave the gardening to me!"