Monday, August 4, 2008

The landscape construction...er....destruction crew



Here they are, the finest landscape destruction crew around. Let me introduce you. There's Finn, a 11 year old Border Collie that you would think would be past his landscaping days.....


Sheba, the 6 year old Akbash, a Turkish guardian dog that thinks cars driving past the property are more of a threat than any 2 or 4 legged predator.


Harley, a rescued Australian Cattle Dog, that's other favorite pastime is shredding anything the UPS man drops off on "his" side of the gate.


And last, but definitely not least is Kylie, a 1 year old Belgian Tervuren who I had to fence my pond off to keep her from swimming in it 24/7.


I'm curious, can anyone out there tell the difference between the following trenches dug.....why one would be more comfortable than the other?


























Here is a work in progress, with two workers and a supervisor....






Sheba enjoyed the fruits of her labor....though it was only for a few minutes and then she wandered up by the house and thought this:
was more comfortable....why all the excavation work, if you're just going to lay on the asphalt anyway???


Kylie dedicated herself for a good 6 months into biting hard into the lawn and yanking, thus pulling out a lovely, round hunk of sod. What's this? dirt underneath? OH! that need some added dirt removal. Our lawn looked like a mine field....it's starting to recover. Hopefully she doesn't decide it needs some "touch up."





















Now if only I could teach them to pull weeds.......

3 comments:

mudranch said...

Oh, that looks all too familiar. Abby has destroyed anything that used to look like a flower garden in front of our house, complete with hostas like yours. I've since gone to wine barrels with just a few plants in them. Besides gardens, hose nozzles are never safe around her... She's shredded two in a week. :)

Twinville said...

Sheba and Kylie are my favorites! They are so beautiful.

Naughty little diggers! hehe

Ishtar said...

I searched your blog for a post about Sheba and was thrilled to see a picture of her! Your dogs are all beautiful and I must choose a favourite between the dog who shares the heritage of my late dog Bamse (who was half Bernese Mountaindog and half Tervuren) and the one who shares the same name as our little Rhodesian Ridgeback newcommer! And to add to this, the two other sheepdogs are supercute!

Too hard, will try to pick a favourite another day...

Greetings from the Ishtar's Ark Lot!