Maintaining a Stone Wall

Posted by Sharkey

The weather was so beautiful yesterday and a lot of our household clan wandered outdoors to enjoy the sunshine.  It seems that the wall around Martha’s patio is a favorite spot to congregate and like Martha, I want to be sure that the wall will be around for many, many years.

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I love sitting on this stone wall - it's a great vantage point!

1 I love sitting on this stone wall - it's a great vantage point!

Perched up here, one can see all the activity going on at the farm.

2 Perched up here, one can see all the activity going on at the farm.

It also allows me to strut my stuff!  After all, I am the descendant of the most noble of chows.

3 It also allows me to strut my stuff! After all, I am the descendant of the most noble of chows.

Oh, G.K.  I should be the only one allowed on this wall, I am kin to the great Himalayan cats!

4 Oh, G.K. I should be the only one allowed on this wall, I am kin to the great Himalayan cats!

I, too, love this stone wall.  It's a great place to show off my superb Frenchie qualities.

5 I, too, love this stone wall. It's a great place to show off my superb Frenchie qualities.

Francesca, don't you want to help me preserve this wall? Martha always says, that if we see loose stones...

6 Francesca, don't you want to help me preserve this wall? Martha always says, that if we see loose stones...

We should pick them up and...

7 We should pick them up and...

Fill in any empty spaces in the wall.  The stones won't collapse if there are no empty spaces between them.

8 Fill in any empty spaces in the wall. The stones won't collapse if there are no empty spaces between them.

Sharkey, do you really think that one little stone here or there will make a difference?

9 Sharkey, do you really think that one little stone here or there will make a difference?

Lazy, arrogant animals!  They won't have a nice stone wall to perch on if they don't pitch in on the minor details of maintenance!

10 Lazy, arrogant animals! They won't have a nice stone wall to perch on if they don't pitch in on the minor details of maintenance!

Hey sister!  Don't look at me for any help!!   I'm outta here!

11 Hey sister! Don't look at me for any help!! I'm outta here!

Comments (9)

  • Franny I'm with you, the wall should be for relaxing and catching some nice warm rays :) Sharkey, don't you have enough staff on the property who can maintain the wall?

    I must say G.K. is getting to be one big hairball, that boy sure is growing fast. G.K. how do you survive the hot summer with all that fur? I'm sure glad I don't have all that, if I get cold I put on a sweater can't imagine all that hair in the heat.

    T-Bone and Precious have a grooming appointment today - HaHa - thought they were getting out of it when they saw me go last week. Mom had them all shaved down last summer and they were some funny looking Labs so no shaving this year.

    Rain today :( I'll be in most of the day, maybe I'll catch up on my beauty sleep.

    Zoe

  • Hello Ladies,
    Sharkey, I sure am glad you are responsible along with Franny at keeping the wall in place. I was just sunbathing yesterday on our flagstone in the backyard while Mom worked in the flower beds. Maybe a little rain today. Everytime there is a new photo of G.K. he is bigger and bigger. It looks like he has clumps of fur shedding all over the place. Bet he will bed down in the summer in front of an air conditioner. Take care all and have a good Tuesday.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Sharkey, it's hard out there being the only one maintaining the beauty. Looks like everyone else is having a poseur contest to see who can out-strut the other. :roll:

    Enjoy all of that fur GK. I bet before the summer arrives, you will get the big shave down.

  • I think the stone wall should be named 'The Great Wall of Cantitoe Corners'!! Whatever fluffiewuffie/furriefritter struts his/her stuff atop this great wall, they instantly become the beautifulest [giggle] little thing that God ever created!

    Little GK IS becoming quite the handsome fella', and gee whiz, he's even begun to take in stride traveling in an airplane! He has settled in nicely! And the calico fluffiewuffies! - they're getting big, too!

    Sharkeybarkey, I know it's 'fwustwating' (as Mandy would say) being the always-seeming-diligent doggie, but this great wall MUST be maintained for perPETuity!

    (...what, Mandyhonnie?...okay, I'll tell them, pretty girl...) Um, Mandy has instructed me to tell you to have a mrrrowy day. (She is literally GALLOPING overhead, up in the attic, as I write!...)

    =^..^=

  • Sharkey, I like you have to be the conscientious one. I agree with you that sometimes other people (GK< FRANNY my sissy FALA) do not pull their weight. It is great to see all the things you do around Martha's. Lots of love to you and I feel your pain. Winnie ( I am a frenchie too and the same color as you, and my lazy sister Fala looks just like Franny!)

  • you guys are too funny...so concerned about little things like the loose rocks and fillers...amazing that you are so conscientious...but look how nice everything looks, and it can be enjoyed for years to come.

    hey there, I'm still in the Spam filter!

  • Hi Girl Friends and GK, My dear Sharkey, you are absolutely the best when it comes to protecting any part of Martha's farm. I love your ideas about protecting the beautiful wall so that everyone can enjoy it forever. I'm sure that Martha appreciates all that you do. These photos were superb. I especially loved the ones of handsome young G.K. He has to be the love of your life. Thanks again for sharing. Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Sharkey, it's hard out there being the only one maintaining the beauty. Looks like everyone else is having a poseur contest to see who can out-strut the other. :roll:

    Enjoy all of that fur GK. I bet before the summer arrives, you will get the big shave down.

  • you guys are too funny...so concerned about little things like the loose rocks and fillers...amazing that you are so conscientious...but look how nice everything looks, and it can be enjoyed for years to come.

    hey there, I'm still in the Spam filter!

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