G.K. visits Shaun in the greenhouse

Posted by Francesca

We, Frenchies, have always heard that having a new puppy is a lot of work, and we could not agree more!  There really is no rest for the weary.  When we're with him at home, G.K. runs circles around us, wanting to play all the time.  And talk about popularity!  Everyone showers him with attention.  Just the other day, the pup wandered over to the greenhouse, where Shaun gave him a private lesson all about plants.  I suppose we shouldn't feel too badly because while G.K. was with Shaun, we got some well-deserved rest.  Plus, at the rate G.K. is growing, he won't be so cute and cuddly for long.

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Hi Shaun - I've come to visit you here in the greenhouse, hoping you will give me a little tour.

1 Hi Shaun - I've come to visit you here in the greenhouse, hoping you will give me a little tour.

G.K. - These amazing flowers are called amaryllis Exotica and Martha really adores all kinds of amaryllis.  This would be a good choice if you're wondering what to give to her for Valentine's Day.

2 G.K. - These amazing flowers are called amaryllis Exotica and Martha really adores all kinds of amaryllis. This would be a good choice if you're wondering what to give to her for Valentine's Day.

This plant is called Salix or pussywillow.  Do you know what you have in common with it?

3 This plant is called Salix or pussywillow. Do you know what you have in common with it?

That's right, G,K.! You are both soft little fluff balls!

4 That's right, G,K.! You are both soft little fluff balls!

I must warn you about this barrel cactus, however.  You should never touch any plant that looks like this!

5 I must warn you about this barrel cactus, however. You should never touch any plant that looks like this!

These sharp spines could really hurt your soft paws and cute little nose.

6 These sharp spines could really hurt your soft paws and cute little nose.

Ahh!  Now here's a fragrant one for you - this is called jasmine polyanthum.

7 Ahh! Now here's a fragrant one for you - this is called jasmine polyanthum.

You can't get enough of its sweet aroma, can you?

8 You can't get enough of its sweet aroma, can you?

I can tell, G.K., that you really like this Scadoxus, or paintbrush lily.  It has a very unusual flower.

9 I can tell, G.K., that you really like this Scadoxus, or paintbrush lily. It has a very unusual flower.

One of the reasons it's called 'paint brush', is because it can paint your little nose with pollen!  I suppose I'll need to teach you all about pollen in our next lesson.

10 One of the reasons it's called 'paint brush', is because it can paint your little nose with pollen! I suppose I'll need to teach you all about pollen in our next lesson.

Comments (9)

  • Well girls it sounds like you are living in puppy hell. The fur ball doesn't realize you need your beauty rest and he just wants to play 24/7 ?? Did you ever hear of CRATE TIME G.K.?? Or ship him out to the barn, I'm sure he can find someone to play with out there, ducks, donkeys, chickens?? Or maybe Martha should have purchased 2 puppies this way they could entertain one another and leave you alone. Call the Breeder and buy her another pup for Valentine's Day :)

    Well we got bad news yesterday about my sister Sophie she needs an operation. She has a torn ACL that requires surgery. Mom and dad are both so upset I tried my best to cheer them up but nothing worked. Sophie is scared, she told me last night. I told her not to worry that mom and dad will find the best surgeon to make sure she gets the best care. They are going to cancel their vacation so they can both be home for her rehab which takes several weeks. I'm happy about that part because we get Super Nanny who moves in while they're away. She takes really good care of us and we love her but I like my mom better, no one can your place your moma :)

    I'm very happy about the weekend forecast - SNOW - and lots of it. That means mom and dad will be snowed in - YES!! Dad will have a nice fire burning and mom will be baking and cooking all weekend. I can smell those cookies already - YUMMY. It's suppose to start snowing here tonight and continue until tomorrow night.

    Well I have to go eat my breakfast, mom is leaving early today for a meeting. Have a nice weekend everyone and stay warm.

    Zoe

  • Hi G.K.
    This is from Freddie in Morocco. I tried to send you a photo of me but because I dont live in the US it is not possible. I am very cute and also ALOT of work! You look more mellow and you are growing very fast!

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    It started raining last night and still is raining now. It’s part of a large storm which will bring you two some snow this weekend. I know that GK will really like the snow, I really do. GK has the right idea, you have to stop and smell the roses; in this case the flowers. I can remember when I was a puppy. Intense playing with deep naps in between. Speaking of naps, it’s time for a quick one now. Have a good snowy weekend the three of you.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Fran, it sounds as if you and Sharkey have warmed up to the little fuzz ball. Mom told me that a Chow is much bigger than a Frenchie, so you and Sharkey should take steps to protect the throne now! Good luck!

    Bye,
    Malcolm

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    Glad to hear that you ladies are catching up on your beauty sleep while the little-big guy is out on tour. You know it takes a village to raise a fluff ball. G.K. will learn quickly about pollen, won't he? When he gets allergies from all those pretties. I bet you gals and Mama Martha have a big weekend planned with fires and food for the Superbowl and the snow. You gals keep warm by the fires. We know that G.K. comes with his own fur coat, so that's not a worry. We don't have the prediction of a storm like everyone back east. You guys enjoy the blizzard. I wish it was us, cause Mom and Dad get snowed in and we have treats and watch movies. Zoe, tell Sophie not to worry about her surgery. Sounds like your parents will give her the best. I know several friends who are doing great from the same surgery. Be well and be warm!!!
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • cuuuutee! that fuzz ball G.K.is getting all the attention right now! be careful Francesca and Sharkey that he doesn't push you out of the limelight...do things together and show everyone you all can get along in harmony... well I as a cat have to work on that myself!

    meeuw, Kitty saying have a grand weekend!

  • Well it looks like Shaun has been assimilated into the Ghenghis Khan Collective as well. Resistance is futile Frannie so you might as well jump on board.

    Sharkey, you've been blogging behind the scenes all week. I've missed seeing you out and about but I would stayed inside too if it was 10 degrees out.

    Zoe, I just know that you'll help take care of Sophie and make her feel better. Everyone have a safe, warm weekend.

  • Hi GK, The more I see of you, the more I want to come and play with you. I think the girls are wrong and probably still jealous because I think you will be cute and cuddly for the rest of your life! I guess they don't realize that they are cute and cuddly, too!! That sure was a fun tour you had of the greenhouse with Shaun. He sure is a nice person! Hope you are continuing to have fun with everyone!!! Love to you and everyone around you, Dudley Do Right XOXOXOXOXO+

  • Francesca and Sharkey, it's true, GK is growing really really fast!

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