Mama Diaries

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Botanist's Assistant

First, I'd like to thank everyone who has signed up for my "Where in the World?" blog fest. I really appreciate it! If you haven't seen the information about it, you can go here.

Second, I'm also doing a blog tour through Mason Canyon's book tour company. She's another blogger here in the blogosphere. The tour will be for the month of October. If you are interested in signing up to have me as a guest on your blog to promote my new book, Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China, you can sign up here.  It can be anything from guest posts, interviews, reviews, or a feature of the book. Your choice. Thanks in advance to anyone who signs up to do this!

Thought I'd share this fun picture that my publisher sent. It was taken at Supercon.



Now for the story:

A couple of weeks ago, I shared that my son had taken an interest in growing ferns. They were growing nicely...until the botanist's assistant showed up.

Bet you can't guess who that was.


Yep. None other than our giant German Shepherd, Schultz.

He decided he was going to to a little cultivating. I don't know what it is about that potting soil, but Schultz can't seem to resist digging in it and eating it. We found dirt spilled and pots tipped over all across the deck.  The fern project was wrecked.

When Bubba found out, he was furious. Schultz got sent to the dog house. Fortunately, Schultz didn't assist with all of the pots. There are four ferns still  growing. We believe one of them is the fancy blue fern.



Needless to say, Schultz has been banned from assisting with the garden.     

30 comments:

  1. Oh my. I guess he'll have to put the pots up where Shultz can't get to them.

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    1. We put out larger empty pots as barriers. That seems to be working.

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  2. He was a very bad dog...
    Cool photo! I got a couple as well. Will post them in two weeks.

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  3. Hi, Sherry!

    I admire the cover of your book, dear friend. The artwork along with the clever title will surely attract readers.

    I thought you were going to tell us that Schultz took it upon himself to do the watering. :) My Toto also used to chew on soil, especially if it was mixed with the dung of neighborhood dogs and cats. Different strokes! Anyway, I am glad that Schultz didn't take ill, glad he didn't get punished too severely, and happy to know there are still a few young ferns left undisturbed including (hopefully) a pretty blue one.

    Have a great week, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. Thanks for the nice comments about the book cover. I think the designer did a really great job with it. And like that he chose to use red and yellow. Two lucky colors in Chinese culture.

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  4. Oh dear I can imagine Schultz beingg in the dog house.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I thought his dog house days were done, now that he's older and wiser. Guess not. :)

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  5. Neat photo indeed.

    haha poor guy just wanted to help out.

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  6. Aw. Sorry the fern project got ruined by an exited pup.

    I did enjoy the pictures Diane shared of the Con.

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    1. Hopefully the other ferns will reach maturity. We've put up some barriers to protect them.

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  7. Nice pics! Poor doggie, though :)

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    1. Doggie is leaving the ferns alone now. Perhaps his time in the dog house helped. :)

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  8. Doh! Maybe Schultz was interested in botany too and just wanted to get to the root of the subject? Heh? Get it? :)

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  9. There are some things dogs can’t resist! Do you need more people to host your book kickoff?

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    1. Thank you for signing up for the blog hop! I appreciate it!

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  10. Cool Supercon photo!

    And, oh dear, those poor ferns! Glad four of them managed to survive Schultz's meddling...

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  11. Awww, poor Schultz, he is so cute! LOL!
    Great photo from SuperCon!
    Big Hugs!

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  12. What a tough thing to find! Schultz definitely doesn't sound like a good gardening assistant. I can imagine how hard that was for Bubba. Glad that some of the pots were okay. :)
    ~Jess

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