Truthful Tuesday

See this little pile of sand and stuff? The peeps have been working on the patio.

See this little pile of sand and stuff? The peeps have been working on the patio.

See this new pergola off the back of Our house? The peeps have been working on this, too.

See this new pergola off the back of Our house? The peeps have been working on this, too.

See this green pot behind me? And the base of the new railings? And the newly-painted fake slates on the stoop?

See this new green pot behind me? And the base of the new railings? And the newly-painted fake slates on the stoop?

To tell the truth on this beautiful Tuesday, the peeps have been working very hard on my backyard in preparation for the Garden Tour coming up on May 17th in my neighborhood. I didn’t think They had it in Them.

They got mad at me when I said We should be on the tour. It’s my kingdom after all; I’m happy to invite folks in to see where I live.

They, on the other hand, said, “Nope. It’s too much work. We may have lost too many plants from the harsh frozen winter this year. We haven’t finished Our projects and it’s just too soon. Maybe next year little man.”

I said, “Too late peeps. I’ve already put Us on the list.”

So there you have it.

What You Learned Today:

  • We’re sprucing up my crib.
  • People are coming over.
  • I think things look fine the way they are.
  • The peeps have other ideas.
  • I’ve been snoopervising Them on Their chores.
  • Tempers are short around here.
  • So much work….so little time.
  • We lost a 5-year-old gardenia, a mature butterfly bush, a huge rosemary bush, a whole row of about a dozen variegated orange/yellow cannas and, if that weren’t enough, about half of Our hydrangea bushes are coming back at half the height they used to be. Quelle horror! This is the South for heaven’s sake! No hydrangea??
  • And you know what? We didn’t know these things weren’t coming back this year when I put my paw in my mouth and offered up my yard for the tour.
  • It’s coming out of my piggy bank to replace this stuff.
  • Oh me. Think I’ll nap now. It’s just all too much.

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Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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38 Responses to Truthful Tuesday

  1. Oh no Stuart! We knew the winter was harsh but that is devastation on your garden! Hope your peeps get it done in time. Tell them we are rooting for them.
    Marty and the Gang

  2. Edgar says:

    Oh no, Stu! That’s truly a lot of stuff! I can see where tempers may be short…hope it doesn’t affect your piggy bank too badly.

    Edgar and his mum

  3. theguster says:

    Goodness, Stuart, your garden really took a beating this winter! We lost 5 arborvitae bushes in a row that had grown to about 6 feet – my peep is hoping to replace them. The bad thing is the replacements will look too short and spindly next to the originals.

    Well, I’ll bet the peeps get into high gear and finish everything by the 17th and all will look splendid. Then you could tell them, “I knew you could do it!” They’ll love you for that!

    McDuff and Mom

  4. Duffy, Elsa & Andrew says:

    The winter played havoc with everyone this year! Our favorite “pee” shrubbery also didn’t make it, along with a slew of other things. Our peeps will be diggin’ up a storm replacing things as well. Say, you could charge admission to your new crib to help pay for the pawty. Or charge for puppy kisses to all the pretty girls……..

  5. gentlestitches says:

    You will be very glad you did it when it is completed Stuart. I look forward to lots of pics (with you in them of course) ❤

  6. Kyla says:

    Stuart, I thought you were the boss there. You’re licensed, bonded and experienced in construction. Instead of letting vegetation freeze, why not donate it to your local guinea pig shelter? Then the pigs could have come over and explained to your visiting peeps why there was no vegetation there and how you have such a big ♥. You would have been the star of the garden tour.

  7. Whitley says:

    Sounds like your peeps are gonna be busy!

  8. vera ersilia says:

    I like your photos best. You are beautiful Stuart.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Short tempers???? Probably just ‘busy’ peeps ! Just reading about your work for the Garden Tour pooped us out !!!! The pergola is lovely….and the hand painted slates look grand !
    We live in “The Garden District” of our town….. our tour was cancelled because of weather and damage this year….. so we understand.
    ♪ RoOodles……..L&M

  10. Bella & Roxy says:

    Bwahaahaa! Stuart you just sit right in the middle of your garden and no one will even look at it……closely.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  11. just serve spiked punch and no one will notice a few missing plants …..they will probably see some that aren’t even there

  12. Dalton says:

    Sometimes you’ve just got to put your paw down right?!

  13. Stu, sometimes you just have to crack the whip, put your paw down and tell those hoomans who’s boss! We can’t wait to see once everything is done.
    Wally & Sammy

  14. PigLove says:

    Did you say piggy bank? Is that like my human bank? Snorts. I’m sure everything will come together splendidly by May 17th and it will absolutely look BEAUTIFUL my friend. Hogs and snout kisses for short tempers. XOXO – Bacon

  15. Lee says:

    Nothing like a public deadline to get the work done. Talk about not coming back, well the harsh winter took half my grass. I never thought grass would just die. Well maybe in a drought grass might die.
    Sweet William The Scot

  16. How sad that Mr. Winter killed your plants. But I’m sure you will have a beautiful garden soon! Enjoy a good nap, you can snoopervize that humans with your minds eye too :o)

  17. Misaki says:

    Sorry to hear about your garden, hope it all gets sorted soon

  18. corkscot says:

    In Florida hardly anything ever dies. It will come back at some point, even the stuff you pull out because you don’t want it any more.

  19. Daisy says:

    I’m sure you are working the hardest! I bet it seems like a never ending job for everyone involved! I just can’t wait to see the finished product!!

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