Mama Diaries

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Botanist's Assistant Part 3


So, a couple of weeks ago I told you about our German Shepherd, Schultz, and his attempts at gardening. For those who didn't read the story, my son had been trying to grow ferns. They were in pots on our back deck. After Schultz's assistance, only 4 of the 15 ferns survived.

Well, our cat, Bootsy decided to help, too. The other day, he jumped up onto the rail and then dive-bombed the pots. He killed two more. Now there are 2. One is the blue fern. (Bootsy is now in the cat house.)

"We need to find a new place for these. Surrounding them with objects didn't stop the cat," I said.  "Why don't you bring them inside?"

Bubba didn't want to do that. He insisted that they needed more light. The remaining two ferns are now positioned along the back boundary of our yard. I predict the bugs will finish them off.

Stay tuned to find out. 


Before I go, I want you to know that I am a guest on the DMS blog. Visit here to learn more about my upcoming book, Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China and win one of three autographed copies. 

32 comments:

  1. Hi, Sherry!

    Your pets are playing a game of ten little Indians with those ferns of yours or, in your case, fifteen little Indians. Perhaps you could spray some insecticidal soap on them to keep the bugs off while they are in the yard.

    I am going to the other site now.

    Enjoy the week ahead, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. The ferns definitely need some help!

      Thanks for visiting all the sites I've been a guest on. I really appreciate it!

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  2. You need to get those wire meshes and place them around the ferns. Or hang them somewhere.

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    1. I know. I'm afraid they're not going to survive.

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  3. What entertaining pets you have Sherry, Good to read about them.

    Yvonne.

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  4. Oh, no! Those poor ferns. It's like they're cursed.

    And very cool about the interview! Will go check that out soon.

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    1. The pets definitely have it in for them!

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  5. haha was wondering if Bootsy would join in. Hey, at least they weren't used as a litterbox.

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    1. At least not that we know of! Maybe Bootsy wanted another litter box so he knocked off the fern!

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  6. I guess Bubba is going to have to try again. At least now you'll all know to keep the ferns away from the animals.

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    1. I doubt he'd want to go through all the trouble again. But we'll see.

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  7. I hope the last two do survive! But Bubba shouldn't give up. He can alwways plant more seeds. ;)

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    1. Yes. At least we don't have to worry about where we're going to put all the plants!

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  8. Your pets have something against those ferns. lol

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    1. Yes, they do. I don't think they like that they're in their personal space.

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  9. it's not an easy life being a fern

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  10. I never thought being a fern would be so hazardous.

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    1. That must be why they produce so many seeds. Most don't survive.

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  11. Great interview! I'm reading it now.

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  12. Doh! Pets and plants just don't seem to mix, do they?

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  13. Thank goodness Bubba started off with so many ferns. Down to two! As Shel Silverstein said-
    "And some kind of help is the kind of help
    That helping's all about
    And some kind of help is the kind of help
    We all can do without "
    ~Jess

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    1. At this rate, we'll be lucky if one survives!

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  14. Reminds me of my pet Shih Tzu who left us. It’s so fun to have dog around, Sherry. xoxo

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  15. What if he had started off with two? He was lucky he started with so many...at least he still has two left now.

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