The Counter Attack

"Adolph" by Pixabay.com - Rose and Composite by Gus Kilthau
@Ceerios (4775)
Goodfellow, Texas
November 23, 2016 11:46am CST
The Counter Attack - There are all sorts of amazing things to see in our world. Rockets into space, submarines going a couple of miles under the waves, politicians telling the truth about stuff, children actually behaving themselves, and lots more. But one thing few of us have ever witnessed is real war between plants and animals. The neighbor's big dog got into our garden somehow. We did think that the fence here was quite sturdy, but it was no match for "Adolph," the German Shepherd dog from next door. He got into our nice garden next to the kitchen door and dug a deep hole for one of his chewing bones right under the red rose bush. Darn nearly killed the whole rose plant. I woke up this morning and looked out of the kitchen window, and there was "Adolph," spraddled out onto the wooden porch by the garden. He looked to be "hang-doggy" - that is, scared out of his mind. And then I saw what was frightening him so. The rose bush was fighting back - and seemed to be fighting mad, too. The lesson for "Adolph" was to bone up on the things that angry rose bushes can do to you when you think you can get away with boning down under them with your doggy bones. Live and learn, right? * * * * * * * * * * "Adolph" by Pixabay.com - Rose and Composite by Gus Kilthau * * * * * * * * * *
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@Hatley (159601)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Dec
he loioks a bit woebegone a;
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@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
1 Jan
@Hatley - Ms Patsie - That's what a pooch gets when it buries doggy bones under Esther's little rose bushes. The bushes strike back. -Gus-
@nanette64 (13885)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Nov 16
Owchie @Ceerios . A few thorn stickers will do the trick every time. Poor Adolph.
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@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
23 Nov 16
@nanette64 - Ms Nanette - Stickers would make it a whole lot worse for the doggy than being attacked this way by just an angry red rose flower. -Gus-
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@nanette64 (13885)
• Fairfield, Texas
24 Nov 16
@Ceerios In the picture, Adolph is saying, "Seriously!?"
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@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
24 Nov 16
@nanette64 -Ms Nanette - To read pictures so well is akin to singing music notes that cause listeners to enjoy the sounds. -Gus-
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• Pamplona, Spain
31 Dec
I have a German Shepherd but he does not dig holes in Gardens he has outgrown that now. Instead his main hobby is chasing all the Cats he can find. Their hobby is to avoid him sitting on the highest branch of any tree that is around. Nice photo though looks almost like ours.
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@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
1 Jan
@lovinangelsinstead21 - Dogs, as do humans, tend to learn the limits of tolerance as to gardeners (and the like). Cats learn to avoid dogs fairly well. The doggy in the photo is courtesy of Pixabay.com. The attacking rose is one that was grown by my green-thumb bride. -Gus-
@shshiju (9325)
• Cochin, India
26 Nov 16
Naughty Adolph looks cute.
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@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
26 Nov 16
@shshiju -Cute is as cute does (or as cute did do...) -Gus-
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Nov 16
I'm glad the rose got its own back. Hopefully Adolph will learn his lesson.
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@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
24 Nov 16
@JudyEv - A rose by any other name is an attack-rose. - Gus-
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@skysnap (17580)
23 Nov 16
I like that dog image.
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@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
23 Nov 16
@skysnap - I am glad that you go for that composite. That doggy was made for it, right? -Gus-
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