"Rood Runday Rafternoon!"
Mindy Peaches says....
sit a spell on this here bench in the shade.
If you don't mind, I'd like to talk about
Mindy Peaches is
9 years old
and she is blind.
She went blind at the age of 7.
You can read about it here.
You can't tell right away that Mindy's blind.
She's a Beagle though.
A Beagle's life is their nose
and they are constantly sniff, sniff, sniffing, nose to the ground.
Mindy used to be on a real long chain where she could roam the driveway,
and partially into a cornfield.
Here, she's burying one of her chew toys by Tim's shop.
But then she would also do this.
And dat not good.
Dat gets doggie kerplunked.
What to do? What to do? What to do?
we built a nice picket fence around the yard so Mindy could be safe and never have a near miss with a car again.
And then we kept building fence
and building fence...
Until she had an acre and a half to frolic in, out of harm's way.
We even left a 10 foot buffer strip around the property full of tall grasses and weeds....
so that she can feel like she's in
The Great Beagle Wild.
I mean woof.
And we started a large brush pile
so that little critters can hibernate in there....
and all those little critter smells would gives hours of sniffing enjoyment to a nose sniffing Beagle.
There's plenty of shade to run around in...
to roll in.
When Mindy gets bored being in the field,
which is often,
she can freely meander up to the house and yard.
And she stays safe here because of this sign on the front gate.
If she doesn't want to come in the house or hang in the yard, she can freely snooze away in the summer kitchen.
all Mindy Peaches wants
is to break free of the expensive (for us)
acre and a half playground.
And beg to be on the chain so she can go stare longingly at freedom.
And ponder ways to break free.
Mindy's Playground Story!!!
In closing, Ima show you a random peony picture.
Have a nice evening...talk at ya soon!!!