Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Magnolia Trees

There isn't much going on right now with Mom going to work every day. She is always pretty busy at the beginning of the month so it's hard for us to get her to take good pictures. Here is one from May when the magnolia trees were in bloom. We showed you the second bloom of the season but here are the trees with lots of pretty blooms on them. Hmmm, we guess Mom could have done a little better on the picture ... more of the top of the trees and less of the yard!

We also told you how much we like going under the magnolia trees because, even on a hot summer day, it is cool under there. We decided to let you see what it is like under our trees. The leaves are so thick that, unless you come right up to the trees, you can't see us. We like to hide under there when Mom is calling us. And, of course, there is no grass under there so we can dig and get all dirty. On rainy days, we can get all muddy!

Once, when we were under the magnolia trees, we were barking and barking. Mom kept calling us and we didn't come or stop barking. Finally she came to get us. When she saw what we were barking at, she backed up really fast. It was a possum (sorry, no picture) and it was pretty mad at us and at Mom! For some reason Mom was worried about us. We guess she forgot that we are mighty hunters, defenders of our yards. Anyway, she went to get us treats to lure us into the house. Treats or barking ... treats or barking ... we were tired of barking anyway.

We hope you like our magnolia trees! We do!


Isabella said...

I love the photo of Andy under the tree. Great entry and wonderful writing!
Linda- Isabella's human

Dachsies Rule said...

Thank you, Linda. Coming from someone with your talent, I take that as a high compliment!

Cubby said...

I love magnolia trees, but I love possums more! You'll get him next time!

My mom doesn't believe it's cool under the tree, but she's from Texas so it's hard to fool her. She thinks maybe it's coolER under the tree...I believe you...

Dachsies Rule said...


We think your mom might be right, maybe it is just an improvement to be under the trees instead of in the sunlight!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy