Ripe & Ready to Pick!

Gardening is great!  It seems to always be a lot of work getting the yard ready for Summer, but for those of us who enjoy it, it’s not work at all, but pure joy!  For example, for the first time ever, Mommy finally got two baby cherry tomato plants that Daddy picked out for her, and it was her first time ever that she tried “container gardening”, and today will be the first time that we can pick our first two cherry tomatos!  Mommy has been babying her tomato plants and actually brings them in every night so the deer won’t eat them.  So, all of her hard work is finally paying off with her first two tomatoes! 

Even Daddy got into the fun and planted some pumpkin seeds!  He started his seeds back in May, but with all the rain we got, it actually killed out the seeds, so he planted yet another whole pack of seeds and had success.  Now, if we could only figure out how to keep the little rodents away from eating the little pumpkin plants that are sprouting, that would be awesome!  Since Daddy and Mommy love Halloween, they decided that they would try some pumpkin seeds to see if they could grow their own pumpkins to carve on Halloween!  We’ll have to keep you informed on how that goes!  Daddy’s prize pumpkin (the largest one) actually has some huge blooms on it, so we think that we’ll have a chance with this one!

Mommy is still cutting and sanding tombstones!  She has about 10 cut & sanded so far, and they are looking great!  Daddy & Mommy went to Pat Catans and purchased some 6″ wood letters R.I.P. to add to the tombstones for some flair.  If anyone has any suggestions on what she can add to the tombstones or any great websites to share, let her know.  How do you think she is doing so far?  By the time Halloween rolls around (which is only 115 days away) she’ll have tons of new tombstones for the front yard! 

Well, the weekend is upon us and I can’t wait to see what I’ll get into – – probably another trip to Disneyland (aka PetSmart) and I’ll have to start checking out the toys they have so I can tell Santa what I want for Christmas!

Woof at you later…Nikita

NIKITALAND Got a Face Lift

Takin a Break

I’ve been one busy puppy today!  I just finished giving NIKITALAND a face lift and upgraded to a new modern look!  So what do you think?  Do you like the new design?  I am always trying to bring you FUN and interesting stories about my life and what happens every day, so giving Nikitaland a face lift was the next logical step.    So enjoy the upcoming stories, as I am always up to something! 

While I was busy working on my blog, Mommy was busy working in the garage on creating tombstones for Halloween.  Yep, we plan early around here, you have to, in order to be ready for the witching hour.  If you remember anything about what we did last year for Halloween, you will remember that it took Daddy and Mommy and entire day to setup all of their props, tombstones, flood lights/black lights, ghosts & goblins and their animatronic props, just to be ready in time for all the trick-or-treaters – – only to have trick-or-treat time end in just a few hours.  Then, they had to bring everything back into the house on the same night because a lot of their props are too expensive to leave unattended outside.  It is a lot of work, but they enjoy it. 
Have a great creative day!  Puppy kisses to you, Nikita