[NAFEX] goats foraging and other domesticated critters in the orchard

Nate nrhora at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 16:10:29 EDT 2006


Those damn dogs, when will they learn.

You should just give your dog to it's own home, it seems it would be
better there.

On 7/11/06, Lucky Pittman <lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu> wrote:
> At 02:10 PM 7/11/2006, Deb wrote:
>
> >Oh and I had a dog dig up and retrieve a newly planted apple tree once...
>
> Don't even get me started on the dog...
>
> OK - the current youngest dog - now about a year old, de-potted my
> 3-yr old grafted 'Tamukeyama' Japanese maple, chewed off most of the
> roots, and most of the growth of the scion variety.  I repotted it,
> found it in the same condition the next day - lying out in the yard,
> repotted it again, and then some weeks later found it unpotted again,
> having been lying on top of the ground for who knows how long,
> exposed to the winter elements.  I just gave up on that one.
> Then, he started chewing the bark off the two 12-yr old bur oaks I'd
> planted in the front yard.  An application of Dave's Insanity Sauce
> stopped that before he girdled 'em.
> Same dog - I arrived home one evening this spring to find that the
> mailcarrier had delivered the prom dress my wife & daughter purchased
> on Ebay - left it on the front porch(no one was home) - the box was
> torn open, the dress a sodden(it rained heavily that day), shredded
> mass on the front lawn.
> Then, I had some cutleaf J.microcarpa seednuts a friend had sent, and
> I'd lined them out in a nursery row after stratifying over the
> winter.  Went to check on them a couple of weeks later, only to find
> the dog had uncovered each and every one of them, as well as most of
> the pecan seednuts I'd planted, leaving them high and dry on top of
> the ground, where they'd dessicated and died.
> He's a good dog, but it just reinforces my desire to never have
> another puppy - they're just too destructive.
> GRRR.
>
> Lucky
>
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