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May 29, 2014


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kayak woman

Hmmm, seems like that pig (!) should be fenced in!

Ally Bean

The rhododendron is the largest one I've ever seen. Around here ours grow about 2-3' high. After yours blooms maybe you can cut it back by a half so that it makes less of a mess, but just as much of a statement next year.

Pig? Aren't there restrictions about such things?

One year with a wild cat might EITHER turn you wilder OR it mellower. Will enjoy watching this drama from afar.

Adore Ashley's friend's words to live by. It's just the advice that I need to hear right now. Thanks.


I need to apply Ashley's friend's words to my own life! I'm a terrible perfectionist. And by that I meant that being a perfectionist is terrible for me, not that I'm terrible AT it. ....that sentence just sort of wormholed in on itself. Never mind.


Beautiful rhododendron !!! I've never seen one with those colors. WOW


I agree with Kayak woman -- the pig is a novelty (and rather humorous, I'm sure), but destroying neighbors' yards is really not OK!

I dunno about that cat from hell! Maybe she'd mellow somewhat if she had a chance to get to know you? (However, what about your Alaska trip? I suppose you could board her for a few days). Wylie can be a cat from hell, too, but mostly her antics just crack us up. And she's ALSO very loving, so there's that.


Well, you said that you'd know when the time was right to get a cat... It's possible that Mari will warm up to you having you all to herself. Or you could get another cat to make her jealous. That worked with Zoe.

I would not be fond of the pig running wild in my yard. Can get you a recipe to cure your own bacon!

Marie K

That's what I like about rhodies...they keep blooming so there's color for quite awhile. Mine are mostly fuschia color. It's now deadheading time in the front yard for me. I think your neighbor may need a gently reminder to keep her pet in her yard since it's ruining your plants. I was wondering if you'd end up with the cat. Who knows, you might actually end up enjoying her!


Ha, we would totally have a pig if Greg didn't feel the same way as Patt about them! They can certainly be very destructive, and in very short order.

Awful about the scam. :-( Will Allison be teaching English, then? Sounds like quite an adventure!

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