It’s been a year since we picked up our latest garden gnome. He was cold and wet and pooped in the car* 3 times on the way home. Yes, I could have barfed up my In & Out dinner; but prevailed by not adding to the aroma. This fella has grown into his paws but still acts like a puppy. His favorite gardening chore is attacking and subduing any dangerous garden tools such as rakes, brooms, or hoes. I feel safe. He also has a knack for pruning. Currently, he’s working on a lilac and a bay laurel tree. He has completely pruned (killed) a Texas Ranger. There is also a wisteria that I hope comes back in the spring.2 months old – December 7, 2010
Probably the most favorite thing that Ajax does in the garden is race around the Chinese Elm tree as if he was a race horse. He also likes to jump – jump high! Fortunately, his weight (185+ pounds) keeps him grounded most of the time. Digging hasn’t been much of a problem. The best thing to do is wear him out/down by playing Kong ball on the grass.
Right now, Ajax is sleeping at my feet after enjoying a neighborhood walk and his dinner. Life is good.
* A puppy litter box with cedar chips was made available to the pup to keep him comfortable and the Element clean.