July 16: Top Cat finishes mowing the front yard and he comes into the house and he says to me, “Did you see the cosmo growing in the old flower bed?”
And I said, “Hmmm… I haven’t planted cosmo seeds in three years. If there’s a cosmo plant growing, this I gotta see.”
And I kept watch every week ever since then.
And on August 27, the same day that my brave little cosmo bloomed her first flower, Hurricane Irene threatened to flatten my dear cosmo, so I had to dig her up and bring her inside to safety:
And I thought for sure that would be the end of the brave Cosmo of 2011. But the storm passed, I put my cosmo back out in the front yard, and she’s been blooming like crazy ever since.
And this is what she looks like today, Sept 23:
I usually try to steer my blog readers clear of any sappy life lessons, but in this case it’s kind of unavoidable. This cosmo RULES.
And now, for our weekly Picture to Make You Happy, dear reader Deborah sent me this photo of her two standard poodles looking out onto the landscape in Ohio (her front yard):
In case you’re wondering what on earth has captured the intense attention of these highly intelligent canines (who are trained therapy dogs, I must add), here is the focus of every fiber of their being:
Care to share what you know this cat is thinking as he drives these two noble poodles crazy?