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Re: Beans talk - dogs

Donna - if you dig down a few inches, it is much cooler, even in
gravel.  My birds do that out back in summer.  They dig down through
the mulch until they get to the damp earth underneath and lay there in
the beds under the viburnums.  It's nice and cool on their bellies. 
I've got plenty of bird baths, but they can't just lay in them I

On 4/14/05, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I think a non-gardener lives there.... and doesn't want to be bothered with
> grass cutting and such....
> Past that, no clue. Although my dog will dig in the pea gravel walkways and
> take a nap there.... never did understand why she did that rather than lay
> on the grass or covered deck- especially when it is hot here and she is a
> black dog...
> Donna
> >
> > OK, as long as you're on this subject of dogs and we have several dog
> > lovers
> > and many who know what dogs need....
> > I've been puzzled for years now about a house I pass on the way to work.
> > It's a farm house built close to the road.  The house is positioned on the
> > edge of an incline such that the sude yard is downhill and the house/yard
> > area which is about 60 ft by 40 ft is surrounded by chain link fence.
> > There
> > is NO grass, everything is covered in rocks about the size of a childs
> > fist
> > and larger and I just saw them spreading a new layer of rock with a
> > bobcat.
> > These people have 2 or 3 medium size dogs - the kind that look big because
> > of all the fur and have a curly tail (is that a spitz?)  They lay outside
> > on
> > the porch or sidewalk much of the day.  OK - here's the question:  Isn't
> > all
> > that rock hard on their feet? uncomfortable to walk on or lay on?  How do
> > you clean up poop on rock?  Why do you think they do this?
> >
> > Kitty
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zone 8A

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