On Day 7 post surgery Wally sang a song, so we knew he was feeling better. Our little LuLu usually sings along with him in her sweet soprano voice, but it took her by surprise since it's been so long since Wally felt like singing. She was walking around with a ball in her mouth so her song came out a little garbled, but it was beautiful nonetheless. We were so happy to hear Wally singing and, boy, did we ever make a big fuss over both of them!
Just look at those happy faces:
It's good to see Wally smiling again. He has such a sweet face.
The singing is always prefaced by a musical introduction on a squeaky toy. It has to have a certain tone to warrant a sing-a-long, and when one squeaky toy wears out we go on a search for a new squeaky that sounds just right.
Later he did some break dancing. There's nothing in the post op rules about break dancing. That's when he rolls around and wiggles on his back and makes growly noises.
We allowed a teensy bit of tug o' war play time with LuLu, which was fine while Wally was laying down, but as soon as he stood up we put a stop to it. It was fun while it lasted.
Wally even received a get well card:
It was a happy day!
It was such a happy day, in fact, that I felt like taking some flower photos. First is my potted Coreopsis garden as seen from one of my kitchen windows. I don't know if deer don't like coreopsis or if they just haven't found it yet. They've certainly been browsing all around it. The coreopsis have been in non-stop, profuse bloom since spring.
This pretty begonia surprised me by lasting the winter and coming back very nicely in the spring. If it overwinters again I'll put it in a bigger pot and see how much it grows. It's a gorgeous thing.
Pictured below is Lobelia cardinalis (or cardinal flower). It's a perennial lobelia, tall, late blooming, fabulous red flower spikes and reddish foliage. It's just starting to bloom, but it's covered with buds. Here's the BEST thing: deer don't like it! The first time they encounter it in the garden they'll take a bite, say "ewww", and they won't touch it again. That's been my experience. It is labeled "deer resistant".
One last photo... The orange wallflowers behind my adorable, sweet, precious, darling LuLu have been in bloom like this since early spring. I've been planting long-blooming perennials in my pots the last couple of years. Gee, the deer haven't touched these either.
Well, I'm off to hug on some Goldens and play in the garden. Hope you have a very nice day!