I’m coming out of 3 days down with the flu… this is my first day outdoors.
My dog, Luna, does not like the "F Word." Whenever possible, we try to use it in jovial contexts and with lilting voice to de-sensitize her. It can get pretty silly. In deference to her, and in the interest of multiculturalism in this community, but mostly because that would just be rude... I shant use it here. However, As mentioned yesterday, I broke down and bought some sluggo. It works great! I have new growth on my clemati, hydrangea and no more holes in my sweet peas. Yay! So upon Luna's and my discovery of a rather large slug today, I exclaimed, "Aha! Little F*-er! I see you!" clearly, forgetting the virgin ears of my companion. She went a few feet away, lay down and tucked her ears. Feeling guilty, I started singing, "There's a F-er in the garden! A F-er in the garden!" and dancing around. Luna got excited and started talking (she does a great Chewbacca impression) and dancing with me... I peppered the rest of The Little F-ers capture with lilting F-Words in a pirate voice... (it walked of the plank into a "watery grave" of the beer trap)... Luna sang with me the entire time and I called her "Smee" -- I think that's from Peter Pan. (?) is a story about it... I think I'm still delerious.