Tuesday, 17 May 2011

As recommended by the head gardener.

Today I have been planting Dahlia's in the long border, I would normally wait another week or so but because of the good weather we had this past few months they have shot up and I can't hold off planting them any longer. I of course had to enlist the help of the head gardener for this job. During one of our trips to the potting shed I asked him to show me the bones, he's a great believer in bonemeal as a plant fertilizer and whenever I use it I always have a bit of fun with him but even so I was still surprised when I asked him, 'where's the bones' and he went over to the bucket of bonemeal under the bench. So I thought it was worth trying to capture on video, the light wasn't good and I only had my phone so the quality is poor but you will see what I'm talking about. I'm saying, 'where's the bones' and if you look close you will see him run over and keep poking the bonemeal bucket with his nose. I think that anyone who thinks that dogs don't understand some language should watch this.


Doc said...

He's a smart one that Tom. Next thing you know he will be measuring it out for you.

Sara said...

Tommy is brilliant!

ellen abbott said...

Dogs are very smart. I read somewhere that they are capable of understanding a vocabulary of up to 300 words.

Matron said...

They must just love the stink of that blood, fish and bonemeal. Leo was hoovering it up off the soil just as fast as I could put it down this Spring!

Kimmie said...

What a smarty pants our Tommy is! And I love you saying "bucket" so different than we pronounce it here in our neck of the woods. (I love your way much better than ours dear Rob!) Thanks for the smile as always! You are a sweet friend.

AND you had me for a minute with the head gardener bit...I was thinking, "Oh boy, I hope he doesn't get in BIG trouble trying to film this bonemeal joke." sigh...glad Tommy is the head and not somebody who might cause your trouble.

How is Tommy making out with Tess?

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

Wyatt said...

I can't do that, but I can sure dig it up in the garden!! BOL


Emily C. said...

Tommy is so good :)

Louellen Lawson said...

I enjoy listening to your 'accent'. Well, I guess I would be the one with the accent. :)