Oh no! Not… DIRT!!!

So… the fence is in. Hubby and I are very pleased with it. We have to decide what color to stain it so that it doesn’t clash with our neighbor’s lovely chocolate brown fence.

I have been so excited. I should have taken Lucy and Mugen out on lead… but I didn’t. I was too excited. I opened the back door and they took off like shots. Lucy, of course, headed straight to the areas of the yard that she knew would take her out of the yard and none of them worked. She was confused by this… but then she started running around all over the place and had such a huge doggie smile. I wish that I could have found my camera. It was wonderful to see her being a dog.

Mugen did much the same, but he found STUFF in the yard. Stuff that had been lost when my children were very, very small. He found a gun holster that once belonged to my son. It went to some tacky guns that I banished from the house because Reilly growled whenever he saw them. I banned them from our house when my son was 8 years old… that was 9 years ago… how they managed to stay in our yard, I do not know. Where Mugen found it, I do not know. All I know is, he found it… and he hunted it down and took off with it so the people could chase him and grab him and take it before he could swallow it whole.

The yard will be thoroughly cleaned, starting tomorrow. Many dump runs will be made.

The important thing though… is that I have discovered that my dogs have discovered something horrible.


I have lived in this house for 10 years. We adopted Reilly before we moved in. I had forgotten what it is like to have a dog that has free and easy access to stuff like… dirt.

You see Reilly… hated dirt. Reilly did not enjoy going outside in the rain and would hold is bladder if we opened a door on a rain shower. He was such a tidy, neat dog.

And then I looked around my yard and I saw Lucy digging in the dirt.. and Mugen EATING the dirt and I saw them getting dirty and I realized… that my house… is never going to be clean again.

And somehow… I am completely okay with that.

Pictures of the fence and the hooligans being hooligans in their new fenced yard will come tomorrow. I ran out of daylight today. I was too busy convincing Mugen that eating dirt was a bad thing.