Friday, July 25, 2008

Dewey Dewster's Believe It or Not !!!!!

Hi ta all....

Did ya think only Ripley could have a "Believe it or not?" Well, I'm here ta tell ya that Dewey Dewster thinks that Dewey Dewster can have a "believe it or not" too....

Now, ya might ask what I have that is so special that no one would "believe it" so I'm here ta tell ya what.

I'm sure that ya all know by now that I am such a well-behaved guy.....always respectful of Gram 'n Pap.....always mindin' my manners...why I'm an angel fer sure.....Mom and Toby too.

Now ya saw some of my Gram's gardens the other day....but what ya didn't see was some of the stuff they have ta do ta make sure that there is a garden around here at all.

Now, Pap is pretty resourceful when it comes ta bein' one step ahead of us....'n he's had ta adapt pretty quickly ta changin' times around here....we change....'n he steps up ta the task at hand....

Take the deck steps fer instance......



Here I am standin' at the top lookin' down.......do ya see the chicken wire on the left side there by the railing?

Do ya see those backs on the steps there?......did ya ever see any backs on deck steps before?

See that? That's more chicken wire on the right side of the steps too.

There's backs on all the steps 'n chicken wire on both sides of the railing. Can ya guess why???

Well, I 'll tell ya why......we like ta stand at the top 'o the steps 'n drop the ball down (ta see where it lands of course). Did ya know a ball won't always just go right down the steps ? Sometimes it runs off the side....sometimes it falls through the back 'o the steps......'n then it lands.......... 'n where do ya think it lands ?

Why it lands right in Gram's flower garden...that 's where..... "n guess what happens ???? Come on ya can guess.......give it a try......aren't ya all doggies like we are......well maybe some of ya aren't but most of ya are..........now what would ya do if yer ball fell in the garden, huh? We go off the side of the steps or out the back of the steps ta retrieve it fer sure....... I mean it's ours and we can't get it unless we do...........so off we go.........

Now there's a fence around the flower beds so if we get ourselves in there....we can't get out.....cause the fence was put there ta keep us out not ta keep us in.....
'n once we're stuck in there behind that fence all we do is dig........why ? ....cause we're tryin' ta get out fer sure.....

Do ya get the picture here? Cause it's not our fault at all, I tell ya.......no siree...it's all a big maze that we get stuck inta and there is just no simple way out...........

Now there's some of Gram's black-eyed Susans behind the fence....'n some of her dahlias behind the fence....

And along the other side of the yard are some more tomatoes and pepper plants behind a fence with the yard fence behind them......confusin' isn't it?

Then there's the chicken wire that's on the gate cause Toby was squeezin' right between the slats.....that fixed him but he's jumpin' pretty high now so he may just go over it soon........

"n then there's the barrier Pap had ta put up ta keep us from runnin' around in circles around the veggie garden cause all the grass got ripped out by it's roots with all the speed we can get up goin' 'round the corners....

"n now that I got that all off my chest.....I'm sure that ya will all take our side 'n say that this really was not necessary....especially fer such a group of terrific terriers as we are.


Now look inta this innocent face 'n tell me that ya think we did not deserve ta be foiled at every turn here with fences... 'n stair backs.... 'n barriers all over the place......


Well, believe it or not........the barriers 'n fences 'n stair backs are here 'n here ta stay.....but why ????

Can't ya just see my angel wings ready ta spout????

This is Dewey Dewster reportin' from our backyard fortress..... believe it or not.......


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Another Award


Yep, we almost fergot that we got another award from our dear boxer friend Chef...thank ya, thank ya Chef......fer the big puffy heart award....


We hope we can live up ta the honor....






20 comments:

Maggie and Mitch said...

We totally believe you, Dewey Dewster! There are way too many barriers and security devices for such honest doggies like yourselves!
BTW, mom only lets us eat the pink part of wallymelon! She's afraid the green part might give us a tummyache!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Oorvi said...

Hi Dewey,

You are right. You three are as angelic as terriers (or any other kind of dogs) can be(!) I can see a faint outline of wings on your shoulders...so there shouldn't be a problem now! Despite all those fences, you should be able to fly out, get your ball, and fly in! It's simpler that way...isn't it?

Hmmm...on second thoughts, that was an extremely catty remark from a usually nice doggy like me.

Don't worry, just courier me your thinking cap, and I'll try to help you find your way out...they can't stop us from doing what we want...right?

But seriously, I love the subtle humor in your posts...they are sweet n sour, salt n pepper...they are simply scrumptious!

Licks n Wags,
Oorvi

William Tell said...

Congratulations on your award, Dewey! Well deserved, indeed!

As for the fences, I just think our folks are trying to enrich our lives by giving us a few mind puzzles to sort out. Keeps us entertained, doesn't it?

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Jackson said...

Wow, your garden is like Fort Knox! Want some fence or wire cutters? J x

Asta said...

Dewey Destew
I think that is totally unnecessawy..wif honest sweet adowable kids like you and Toby and youw bootiful Mom..why Ican't imagine what makes youw gwamps think you need these pwecautions...tskkktsk....

I see that Peteyis taking youw Mom out on a date..Can't wait to heaw the detail
smoochie kisses
ASTA

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

You've got a clever family to ball proof your steps like that. But I must correct you on one thing...that's not chicken wire, that's terrier wire. Do you have any chickens in your yard? Case closed. It's terrier wire.

Levi's mom

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Dewey...question...

Can you terriers DIG UNDER THE CHICKEN WIRE???

I am tryin' to find something to keep Lacie, Scruffy and Stan out from under our deck. Don't you think they'll dig under it???

Ur opinion matters...please reply.

Love and Kisses...Mumsie

Can I trade Scruffy for ya...you are such a sweet foxie!

Abby said...

Hi, Dewey...

My Mom loves the stairs idea...

She says she is gonna put chicken wire around the couch & chair so I can't keep putting my toys under them...

Abby xxxooo

Agatha and Archie said...

Honestly!!! The cheek,the nerve,UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!! To think a bunch of sweet little terriers would DIG around the garden and chase the ball ..whovoer heard of such a thing..tee hee hee Love A+A PS EARTHDOG TRIALS COMING SOON FOR US!!!!!!!!

Eric said...

Dewey. Yes the 2 leggededs are exhibing a common behaviour. Garden Guarding. Now this can accelerate during the harvest season and is frequently accompanied by aggression. Dewey you need to take this seriously and NIP IT IN THE BUD as soon as possible.They need a concentrated training and de-sensitising programme by you three sensible and responsible angels in waiting. Step up to it. Now.Before it's too late for them.

Wags, Eric.. chortling...

Oorvi said...

Dewey,

Mercury's been pestering me to find out whether you are happy now...now that the formidable-looking guard bird is gone. She's replaced it with an innocent looking baby butterfly. I guess you've got lots of pretty butterflies in the beautiful garden of yours (or Gram's,) we don't get many in our little terrace garden.

Got any ideas of getting out there yet? I saw a movie once...Matrix. In that movie the humans could do things through sheer power of mind! So if you control your mind, and direct its power; the chicken wire fence would disappear and you'll find yourself enjoying Gram's garden:)

Licks n Wags,

Oorvi

Chef said...

Unbelieveable!! But true, I'm sure. How could they put so many restrictions on YOUR property, Dewey? My mom seems a little too interested in the chicken wire thing barrier .... I'm gonna have to watch my step near her hostas..that's where I keep tossing my ball ...

xox
Chef

Rudy said...

Oh, tell me about it, my Mom is doing the same thing with us in the garden! She's got some pitiful rabbit wire that Josie and I and Emmy can jump easily since it's only 2 feet high, but she caught Josie eating off of the bush beans (YUM! the best!!) inside the garden so she's threatening to fence them off from us. The nerve!

If she thinks we're in there eating the beans she yells at us. Uh, why, we're only checking for mice....

Love,
Rudy
(still got some bean in my mouth)

Joe Stains said...

With all that chicken wire ya might as well just up and get some darn chickens! It is like Fort Knox over there!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dewey!
Congratulations on your award!
I guess I should be happy not having a garden here in my house. All that wire scares me!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Noah the Airedale said...

We totally understand why your Pap put the wire down the side of the steps and garden. We'd destroy a garden to get to a ball too. Your Pap did a great job.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Mango said...

Hey Dewey, I came to visit after reading about your mom's blind date with Petey. Doesn't look like there will be a second one.

That whole gates and fences and stuff sure looks complicated. Maybe you should get your own garden that you can dig in properly.

Slobbers,
Mango

JB's Big World said...

I think chicken wire should be for chickens, not terriers! I say, you should have the run of the place!
--JB

Jake of Florida said...

Flowers under house arrest??? That's something we can identify with!!!

Lots of wirey love, pals,

Jake and Just Harry

Koobuss said...

What a shame, Dewey pal, but at least you get off the deck. I am locked in on mine. And when I go out front and can actually feel the soft grass under my feet, I am tied up! A dog's life can be pretty tough.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie