My husband and I share our home with our six "kids". Gardening with these kids can be interesting and challenging. To keep them out of the flower beds in the backyard, we put up a little wire fence around each bed. However they like to help "mommy" garden, so they either squeeze through the fence or move around the outside so they are able to keep me company while I work.
This is Penfold. His hobbies include sleeping and eating. Penfold and Madeline (who you'll meet next) are brother and sister. They rode in the backseat of the car from San Diego to Tennessee when we moved here. They were such troopers on the trip. They are the oldest of our kids.
This is Madeline, AKA "The Princess". She has some hip problems but still rules the roost. She must be involved in everything.
Here's our boy Lucky. Lucky was the Junior Mascot for Precious Friends Puppy Rescue in 2006. Lucky believes he is in charge of security.
This is Rascal, AKA Cuddles, sitting on the ramp we built for our kids who are getting older. Rascal pictures himself as a great hunter because he caught a couple of moles last year.
Here's our baby Charlie. He's appeared in an earlier post so you've met him before. Now he thinks he's an internet star. Charlie loves to play tug with his Daddy (my husband) and his brothers and sisters.
Here's our other girl, Bella. She enjoys digging for moles and squeezing through the little wire fence I put around the flower beds so she can help me garden.Believe me when I say this girl can fly on those little short legs!
One day my husband and I were doing some tractor work in the backyard. Bella and Charlie decided we weren't doing it right and decided to show us how it's done. They actually got up there all on their own! We thought this was so cute we had to run in and get the camera!
Well, now you've met our kids. I don't know how I'd get anything done in my garden without all this help!
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