Patio Years Ago

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I loves moms garden. She was an avid gardener her whole life and this is how I remember her place. So beautiful.. buzzing with bees , butterfly’s everywhere.. raccoons, squirrels, hummingbirds.

Moms words: this is a photo of our front patio area, taken many years ago, before we had our Labs and before the “online addiction” began and arthritis set in : ) and was really into gardening, especially lots of annuals, as can be seen here.

After the arrival of the Labs, we now just plant mainly perennials which seem to survive anything, plus the dogs are older and don’t wander into the garden area anymore. But we focus a lot on planter tubs and hanging baskets now anyway.

 

Christmas Dog/Ruggles-little Bichon Frise

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Just another one of Moms many rescues ❤️❤️

Here is Ruggles, the little old dog that we rescued on Christmas Day. Nobody wanted him, so we took him in. The Yellow Lab “girls” have accepted Ruggles and the Abyssinian cat is getting over it : ) a bit of hissing goes on sometimes LOL.
He’s in need of grooming, but we are leaving that for now, rather than stress him out.
excuse date, but used my old camera and forgot the dates are set to show up on pics.