Monday Mischief – I Can’t Imagine Why Flo’s Leg Is Sore

For ages now I’ve been annoyed by a black wattle tree branch that has been growing over part of the lawn and shading it on one side of the house.  The grass is looking dreadful because of it (unlike the grass on the other side of the house which is looking dreadful because you-know-who ate the reticulation over there).  Anyway, in a fleeting moment of lumberjackish hysteria I sawed the branch down.  This is a job that can only be carried out when hysterical because the resulting adrenalin allows me to work fast enough that I can do the job without being dismembered by the billions of green tree ants which are swarming in the vegetation over there and, it would appear, on that exact branch in particular.  So, down the branch came.  It turns out that it objects may appear larger when lying on your lawn and I had to pay the gardener a bit extra to chainsaw it into smaller pieces and take it away on his man-sized trailer.  It was dutifully removed the following morning, but not before She Who Should Be Resting Her Shoulder raced around it as though she’d been eating red snakes and cola cubes all morning.  I wonder why her shoulder’s not improving.

Unfortunately she was moving too fast for me to even focus on her but you get the idea.

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17 Responses to Monday Mischief – I Can’t Imagine Why Flo’s Leg Is Sore

  1. Dog on the run with sore leg – gotcha in action – ha! Happy Monday – Enjoy!

  2. Declan Greyhound says:

    Nothing like a bout of cracker-dog! Deccy x

  3. raisingdaisy says:

    Haha love those racing photos! No, I can’t imagine why her shoulder’s not improving either…. 😉 That was one BIG branch!

  4. Bassetmomma says:

    Way to go Flo! But your shoulder isn’t going to heal up if you keep that up! LOL!

  5. Anna says:

    sometimes I actually like when running photos are blurry because it really shows their passion. Glad she enjoyed the branch in all it’s states.
    Hope she slows down soon, maybe a long line on her will allow you to curb her running a bit. I know how hard it is to keep an active dog down.

  6. Colby says:

    Judging by the amount of blur she seems to be moving at an incredible rate. Definitely not good for the sore shoulder.

  7. Jen says:

    Hey, a tree in the yard definitely calls for a session of the zoomies!

  8. You’re a tough one. I only do branches smaller than 8cm in diameter.

    • Flo says:

      I only do things like that when I crack the whatnots. 🙂 I prefer branches that can be removed using nothing more than a pruning saw. However, simply wishing it would go away didn’t work. I notice it has a bigger brother above it. With any luck a cyclone’ll take care of that one!

  9. 2browndawgs says:

    LOL looks like a good case of zoomies. 🙂 Good luck keeping Flo from racing.

  10. Bassas Blog says:

    Wow, Flo was moving fast! Maybe the green tree ants had hitched a ride! 🙂

  11. Ha – LOVE her ears in these shots. (I thought she was a Pharoah Hound from the thumbnail in the linky tool. 😉

    That’s a darn big branch! I’m not surprised you needed your gardener to haul it away for you.

  12. Hey Flo, Jet here. Hi Miss H.

    Flo and JJ have a lot in common, they cannot slow down no matter what!

    Pretty impressive about the sawing Miss H!

  13. Jodi Stone says:

    WTF are green ants? Oh and you can’t keep a good dog down!

    • Flo says:

      🙂 They’re ants with a big green backside – you can use them as bushtucker when you’re thirsty believe it or not… their backside taste like lime and if you lick one it makes you salivate. 🙂 They are also carniverous – if anything dies in the garden they make pretty short work of dismembering it and taking it back to the nest so they bite. Hard. But they’re pretty and native, so we all live in peace. I’ll try and get some photos for you Jodi.

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