Today was a busy day for all of us. Since we came back from North Carolina, we have not done too many things. The most exciting thing was going to see Avenue Q where I got to meet Nicky!
Even though we haven’t gone places, The Lady and Mr. Guy seem to have been working on something though I was not too sure what it was. They have been talking to a lot of different people. Today I finally found out what is going on. Before I was adopted, they put a lot of time into remodeling the inside of our house. I did not realize how much they had done and how many changes they made. Apparently it was a completely different place.
Now they are ready to do work on the outside. When we had some serious plumbing work done earlier in the summer, the yard was all torn up. There is almost no grass left in the front yard. That is what got The Lady and Mr. Guy moving on remodeling the outside too.
They talked to a man called a Landscape Architect. That is another thing I did not understand. But The Lady and Mr. Guy are teachers and they do not mind explaining things to this blue and orange furry monster. A Landscape Architect makes a plan for the whole yard. He figures out where all the plants and trees will go, what kind of grass to plant, and even builds sidewalks all to make the yard really pretty. The Landscape Architect that they called used to be a teacher. He and Mr. Guy worked at the same school a long time ago, but it took them awhile to recognize each other.
Tomorrow someone is coming to clean up the yard. There are some trees that Mr. Guy says need to go away. Also we are getting a sprinkler system. I did not know what that is, but Mr. Guy told me it is a way to get water to the lawn without him having to run around with hoses and these little twirly things that spit water. That sounds like a good idea to me.
Even though there are people coming to work on the tress, there were things we needed to do before they come. We have some flowers called irises. They needed to be taken out of the ground because The Lady and Mr. Guy hope to save them to be replanted somewhere in the new yard. I saw them this year and they are very pretty. I am glad they are going to try to save them.
I got to help!. Since I knew that I was going to be outside digging in the dirt, I put on my Dirt Shirt that Ms. Michele gave to me on one of our visits to Delaware. That way I would not look dirty even if I was!
The first thing that we had to decide was which of the irises that we were going to dig up and save.
There were lots of them and Mr. Guy said that there would not be room for all of them in the new yard. We had to dig up only the irises that we wanted to keep,
Then they had to be trimmed, but I was not allowed to use the scissors so The Lady did most of that part. Finally they had to go in a box.
The box will go into a cool place until it is time to put them back into the ground. The last thing we had to do was throw away the parts that were cut off.
While we were working the delivery man came! He had a Dirt Shirt on too! At least it was brown like mine. I don’t know why he needs a dirt shirt when he drives around in a truck all day. I was really excited because I like it when packages come to our house. Sometimes I even get surprises! He gave us three boxes!
One was for Mr. Guy. He got new shoes. One was for The Big Sister. She got shoes too. Boy these folks get lots of shoes! I wonder why I never get new shoes. The last box was for The Lady. I thought she must have gotten new shoes too. But nope; she didn’t.
The Lady let me open the box.
Hmm…it was filled with funny plastic pillows.
I tried to look grateful for the present, but these pillows seemed like they would be hot and sticky and make my fur all soggy.
We usually have soft cloth pillows. The Lady told me to keep looking in the box, that these were not pillows and they were not the surprise. When I looked again, I saw our basket from Ms. Susan, the basket lady in North Carolina! I had forgotten that she was making us a basket! So this was a surprise for me.
Ms. Susan was one of my 100 people project. I think today’s package surprised Mr. Guy and The Lady, too. They did not expect it to come so soon after we got home.
So, we got all of our yard work done today and tomorrow I can stay inside where it is nice and cool and watch the professional tree guys cut down some of our trees and remove some bushes. Maybe I will find a snack that I can put in our new basket!