Once upon a time there was a puppy named Amadeus.
Amadeus was a happy puppy. Mostly he was very excited to live on a farm, because he had access to GREAT BIG cow bones.
Amadeus' mommy and daddy even built him a room all his own that was full of toys, had plenty of shelter, and gave him a pleasant view of the surrounding fields.
Amadeus did not always like his new room, though, because he didn't like being alone. Even when his parents built him a big tall shelter to keep off the rain and sun, he was grumpy and went to his room very reluctantly.
Much to his parents' surprise, his favorite part of the room was not the nice shelter, the toys, or even the Igloo dog house that his parents got for free. Instead, his favorite place was underneath a piece of plywood, placed half-hazardly against the wall as a make-shift shelter. Amadeus was so pleased with this plywood and the soft dirt underneath it that his parents decided to leave it there, even though it was a bit of an eyesore.
One day, two boys named Jake and Andrew came over to play with Amadeus. He had great fun with them, especially when Jake would throw the ball and Andrew would go fetch it!
Here's a little video of his playtime with the boys.
But, whew, those boys had a lot of energy! Finally, Amadeus got tired and hid under the car so he could get some rest. He didn't come out, either, not even when Andrew asked him nicely.
Finally, Amadeus' mommy pulled him out so he could play a little bit more. And he did, or rather, he chewed on a piece of stick while Andrew played next to him, making pirate faces. The End.
To return to our standard blog narrative. . .
Here's our garden in full bloom! Some of you may notice that there are empty rows. It was a big garden--some of the seeds didn't germinate and others, well, didn't get planted in the first place. But we're up to our eyebrows now in zucchini!
And finally, a belated presentation of John's birthday gift from Tyler. Doesn't everybody need a collegiate garden gnome?
Hope you enjoyed the story and the pictures! Love, John and Lindsey.