February 5th, 2010
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.
1 Hi Shaun - I've come to visit you here in the greenhouse, hoping you will give me a little tour.
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.
3 This plant is called Salix or pussywillow. Do you know what you have in common with it?
4 That's right, G,K.! You are both soft little fluff balls!
5 I must warn you about this barrel cactus, however. You should never touch any plant that looks like this!
6 These sharp spines could really hurt your soft paws and cute little nose.
7 Ahh! Now here's a fragrant one for you - this is called jasmine polyanthum.
8 You can't get enough of its sweet aroma, can you?
9 I can tell, G.K., that you really like this Scadoxus, or paintbrush lily. It has a very unusual flower.
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.
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