Thursday, 22 May 2014

Racing snails and puppy dogs tales.

I swear our little back garden has the fastest snails and slugs around. As soon as they are collected, twice or three times a day, (WITH GLOVES) they come back again. If there is anything such as a racing snake, the snails around here could beat it. 

We have frogs and newts in our little pond, but if they keep welching on the deal (they catch slugs and snails for their keep) they are out on their little webbed feet.

We know of others who wouldn't quack twice at the thought of snails and slugs.

It's growing time in the Soggibottom garden, slugs and snails beware. Another chance to go into competition with Caroline at Uniqart for the first to pick tomato's of 2014 off of their own plants. 
The tomato competition lasts longer than the actual growing season of tomato's in England. Comments such as "would you like to come and pick some of our tomato's" can go on all year between us, even in December.

I think I know who is ahead, but things can change as quick as English Summer weather.  

It was Freya's birthday a few days ago, our adorable little miss mutt is now three years old. 

We would have missed so many great, funny, laughing days if we had stuck to our "NEVER GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER DOG" comment three years ago. Can it be that long ?
Well, we know what we said, we also think everyone had bets on how long it would be before another four paws came into our lives.
Amie Soto Blossom was a hard act to follow. No one could replace her. 
Someone once asked me why I used Ames as a prop when doing a Soggibottom post. Amie was part of Soggibottom, she was our beloved dog and no prop. I think Ames would have loved her own blog. 
Freya isn't Amie's replacement, Freya has her own personality, just as it should be.
Although they do share one love that you can see over at Freya's blog

Karina we are happy to report is home from hospital, after her recent foot operation. 
We are the proud parents of a brave daughter. All your good wishes passed on, thanks guys. It's a help to know so many out there are thinking of Karina.  
It's also our granddaughter's birthday on Monday. Happy 14th Birthday Kiann. 
See you all soon XXX


stellaroselong said...

We love your glad your girl is back home.
stella rose

WoolenSails said...

Love your gardens and the baby ducks are so cute.
I am happy to hear that Karina is home again and doing better, she is a beautiful woman and I can see her daughter takes after her.


Lynda (Granny K) said...

Lovely pictures of your girls.

Glad to hear that Karina is on the mend. xx

WendyCarole said...

We have a wee frog in the allotment pond. The snails were out in force in the back yard but no slugs. Glad to hear Karina's operation went OK And Happy Birthday to Kiann

Unknown said...

Well after the rotten wet Winter we have had we are having the same problem with a bumper lots of slugs and snails. Likewise they are everywhere. Despite that your garden looks lovely. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Sue said...

Beautiful daughter and granddaughter.

Glad the op went well.

Loving the photos of Freya.

Joanna said...

You aren't the only one with a slug fest in the backyard, but I don't have frogs to help. I hate slugs. Happy Birthday to Kiann and happy that your daughter is home.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

And our slugs are fast too-- and increasing in number!!!

We keep cheering Karina on!! Yes she is a brave girl!! Keep on getting better Karina!

And your right,, Freya is her own personality- just like Amie had hers. Both beautiful!

Come on tomatoe plant- GROW!

Mary Ann Tate said...

Cheers for Karina, Kiann and Freya!!!

We just planted our tomatoes plants on Wednesday so you are much further ahead than me:)

Ruby said...

OMD, I FINALLY got you added to my blog roll (dang Blogger has been a biatch this month!) So I am getting you posties now! YEA!
So, I missed so much ~ so glad the footie operation went well and your girl is home and getting betters!
Sendin' some POTP just to make sure.
Happy Happy Happy Burthday Freya!!!
I hopes you get lots of chewies and pressies!
Ruby ♥

Sue said...

Happy birthday to Miss Freya and many many more.A dog greeting you at the door makes a house a home.

Glad that Karina is doing better. That's one amazing girl you have and talented, too.

Chatty Crone said...

You have fast snails? And love your pup. And your gardens. You changed your blog.

Stewey said...

What lovely pictures - thank you for sharing them with us!