Friday, July 20, 2012

Landscaping Supervisor Dexter


Alert readers might recall our buddy, Jimmy, who has been spotted at our estate and Master's project houses on several occasions. 


I'm getting married right there. You know it!

As it turns out, in less than a month, Jimmy is getting married right here at our estate.

Sadly, yours truly has been excluded from the festivities and scheduled to spend the day at camp along with the RH.

Despite the sting of this unfortunate guest list faux pas, I, Dexter, am still eager to see that the big day goes off without a hitch.

In particular, I have been firm with Master about completing the beautification of the front entry where the proverbial knot will be tied.

Thus I set to supervising the creation of shrubbery beds to either side of the porch. Having spent many hours (hours when I might have been walking or playing tennis ball - one could hardly be more self sacrificing) studying Wyatt's blog, I felt ready to proceed.



Jimmy and the boys came over and dug up all the grass and weeds and I assisted with selecting appropriate shrubberies.




Hmmm... looks like they dug up some nommy rocks.

I decided to order some new dirt. Sadly, the dirt in situ was ill suited to the healthy development of young plants.

Yup, that's dirt.

Alright, boys, let's see some digging action.

Choose your weapons! 


In the hopes of increasing the pace of work, I asked neighbor girl, Kate, to join the work party.

Unfortunately, I underestimated the propensity of 20 year old human males to feel the need to "supervisor" female humans all the while sporting a slack jawed expression of awe not unlike the Relentlessly Confused.






Look at Kate go with her little garden weasel.

video


I don't need to tell you that supervising humans is extraordinarily fatiguing work.




So while I recovered my strength, I temporarily turned supervisory activities over to Mango







He refused to venture outdoors due to the large population of digger wasps in the area (loyal readers will recall that just last summer, Mango suffered from the big foot which momma is convinced was caused by him placing a clumsy paw on one of their nests).






But, how wrong can you go digging and laying down mulch and I was quite pleased with the finished product.

Before...


And after...




Now I just need to motivate Master to remove the bird's nest from the porch light (don't want bird poop on the those nice tuxedos) and pretty up the gutters and we should be good to go.

Dexter done!

27 comments:

The Army of Four said...

Dexter! That looks fantastic! You've really outdone yourself. I hope you get some rest now!
Play bows,
Zim

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

DEXTER.... I think you have missed your calling... NO, not the one fur SUPPER... the one where you become the BOSS of the Work Site!! YOU did an outstanding (on the lawn) job. Your estate looks totally READY fur the big day...

PeeS... Would you like fur me to see if Francine and Ernestine have any "little frocks" that you and the RC might just slip into fur a bit??? they have TONS of Fancy Duds.. and HATS... TOO. Buddy they ALWAYS have super NOMS at those wedding thingys.. you two GOTTA get there. I'm just sayin.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Landscaping looks great!!! Good job! You both deserve some nommy hot dogs for your hard work supervising!

The Teacher's Pets said...

Dexter,
You deserve to be at the wedding rather than to go off to camp because of all of the supervising you've done, fur sure! I think you should start a landscaping business because your talent is pawsome! Love the pictures and commentaries! Very fun post to read!

Berts Blog said...

HEy Dexter, sorry you cant attend the wedding but I gotta say your supervision of the yard work has made it Beautiful. Nice job.....

Chloe and Libby said...

Dexter, you and Mango have done a pawsome job at snoopervising everything!!! The estate looks fabulous and very ready for the festivities to begin.
Great job!!

chicamom85 said...

Dexter, thank dog you were there. If not for you, I am certain that said shrubbery would have ended up planted on the roof. What would they do without us. The nerve of them not inviting you and Mango. You would be wonderful ring bearers. I do hope you helped to fertilize the new plants and maybe left a few surprises for the wedding guests. Rest now, you have earned it.

Loveys Sasha

rottrover said...

Dex, you do nice work!

Two French Bulldogs said...

start making plans how you can crash the pawrty
Benny & Lily

Bouncing Bertie said...

Dexter, Wyatt will be most proud of you. Surely it isn't too late for a change of mind about that wedding invitiation? Tell you what. Get Kate to plead your case to Jimmy.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

wrigglebutts.com said...

Well done, Dexter!

G

Mitch and Molly said...

Wow! You've done an awesome job, Dexter! Your yard looks beautiful!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Moose said...

Beautiful! I can't believe you are not invited though! I could even lend you my sparkly bow tie which is all us black doggies need to look like we're in a tux! Now the relentlessly casual is another story! If the wedding had a dessert camp theme that would be another matter. I guess he has his Dracula outfit that might fool people for awhile!

Moose said...

Also, momma wants to know where master gets his supply of strapping 20 something's who are ready to do all this work? Does he grow them on a farm or something?

Gus said...

Good Job to Dexter and the RH! The front looks lovely, and I am sure the Master will finish up the details before the big day arrives.

Congratulations to Jimmie and his bride

gussie and Teka

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

That definitely counts as major supervisory work.

We are appalled at the lack of invitation to the party, though...

Woofs,
Tommy

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

It's not too much of a crime not to be invited to the wedding. BUT the trick is to be invited to the reception! That's when the nommies are in abundance, especially with drinking humans that spill and leave plates unattended.

The house is truly beautified! What a nice thing to do for Jimmy. Hosting a wedding is a mighty tall order!

Casey said...

What a pretty place for a wedding! What a grreat supervisor you are.

The Boston Lady said...

Fantastic Dexter, fantastic! I just can't imagine why you and RH have been left off of guest list. Doesn't make sense. Ann TBL

Jeanne Pursell said...

It looks terrific!!! Now..you just need to figure out how you can sneak in!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, those two guys and the girl do good work. Can you send them to here to help the Momster with her gardening? She never seems to appreciate our efforts.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Niamh said...

We are quite shocked that you will be excluded from the wedding! Do you know how much dropped food you will be missing? Very kind of you to supervise the shrubbery when you won't be allowed at the event. What is the worst that could happen?

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Whew! That sure was exhausting work. I bet you will be snoozing for awhile.

The Estate looks very lovely. Job well done :)

Emma

garthriley said...

Excellent job supervising, Dexter. The new landscaping looks wonderful! Hope you didn't eat any of the rocks you found!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Dexter, what would they do without you??? Good job!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Mama seconds Moose's question: how do you find the never-ending supply of 20-somethings ready and willing to work? And who are willing to permanently improve your estate in exchange for a transitory ceremony? Most impressive.

We fail to see how the wedding party would not want to use both of you as Security for the Big Event. Someone has to guard all those wedding presents, not to mention the foodables.

Jed & Abby

Roo said...

Wowzers! Great job directing the landscapin project Dexter and Mango! Fantastic face lift your Estate got! Woohoo! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo