6.28.12 Louise and the Cherry Tree

28 Jun

Lulu likes the Cherry tree.  I worry that the dogs will eat the cherries and choke on the pits, but they don’t. She likes to sniff the cherry tree and also  sniffs the grape leaves a lot.  Not sure what she is smelling but whatever it is, she really likes it.  The little cherry tree is home to most of our bird houses.  It is the only tree in the yard with branches low enough for us to hang the little houses on.  Cherry tree gives us some really tart little berries, but they get sweeter the longer they last on the tree.  That is a problem however, since once they get ripe, in fly all the birds in the neighborhood, and “Puff,” the cherries are gone.  We are so lucky because we have cherries (for a moment) and raspberries (for about 2 weeks) and grapes (all summer but they are really sour). The raspberries are so wonderful and every morning when I take the dogs out back I pick a handful of berries and slowly taste the sweetness of each one, since they are a rare gift and they only last a short time.

We also got our first tomato the other day.  That was such a nice surprise. That was the ‘early girl’ which ripens sooner than the others.  The dogs don’t seem to care much about the vegetables, which is funny because they really like to play with the compost.  Veggies must only be fun when they are mushy and rotten.  The box turtles like to hide under the tomato bushes and always seem to help themselves to the bottom crop.  One plant for us and one for the animals, I always say.

Thank you ‘Cosmic Whatever,’ for giving me the fruits on the vine and Louise the Cherry Tree to sniff.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


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16 responses to “6.28.12 Louise and the Cherry Tree

  1. Sandy Steinruck

    June 28, 2012 at 09:33

    Growing up we had an Old English Sheepdog. My job was to pick the strawberries and I always took her with me. I would put one in the basket, give her one and I would eat one. Occasionally she would go pick the strawberries “by herself”. She only got the ripe ones and she got all of them. The funny part was that she would have red strawberry juice on her beard as she looked at you with those innocent eyes.

    • dogdaz

      June 28, 2012 at 09:35

      What a great story Sandy. I love Old English – they are so sweet.

  2. Doggy's Style

    June 28, 2012 at 09:37

    Whenever I go to the country house during this time of the year, all the bushes along the road look red or dark purple, full with berries, love to go for a run and on the way back grab a bunch and do some pancakes with berries, I don’t care about the little thorns and all the scratches, it’s all well worth it.

    • dogdaz

      June 28, 2012 at 10:00

      Absolutely worth it!

  3. Paws To Talk

    June 28, 2012 at 13:33

    Nice trees. DiDi is like Lulu in that she likes to sniff and occasionally try out stuff in the yard 🙂
    Bella and DiDi

    • dogdaz

      June 28, 2012 at 16:02

      Maybe DiDi and Lulu are related – lol

      • Paws To Talk

        June 28, 2012 at 16:48

        DiDi: How exciting that would be! I love being a sister 🙂

  4. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    June 28, 2012 at 15:26

    Great post and love the photos, those raspberries look wonderful and Louise you are looking marvelous!

    • dogdaz

      June 28, 2012 at 16:03

      Thanks Misty. Her coat has been looking really good. I think it is the Omegas. We love the berries

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    June 28, 2012 at 16:28

    Garden goodies! Yum!

    • dogdaz

      June 28, 2012 at 17:15

      How about Raspberry cupcakes!

  6. Jodi Stone

    June 29, 2012 at 11:34

    Now I would worry more about the grapes and not the cherries. I know Delilah, she would be into the grapes and I’d be at the vets! LOL It’s nice that you have fruit trees/bushes in your yard. I wish we did.

  7. Jessica

    June 29, 2012 at 19:42

    Well, this apartment dweller can not help but be jealous of your AMAZING garden and all the olfactory stimuli it gives to your doggies! 🙂 Also, your pic with Lulu is PRECIOUS!

    • dogdaz

      July 1, 2012 at 10:31

      Yes I am blessed, but we like to go to the park too. Hope you have one near by.

  8. Bassas Blog

    June 30, 2012 at 16:51

    Very lovely post.

    • dogdaz

      June 30, 2012 at 21:26


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