Hey everybody. Meet Stella, the newest addition to our family. Stella is an F1B hybrid Labradoodle, which in the parlance of pooches means she's a cross between a pure Labradoodle and a poodle.
We got Stella back in November from a local breeder. She's a smart dog, and like all Labradoodles is hypoallergenic. What's more, she doesn't shed. She and Carrie (my wife) recently graduated from the beginner's class at dog-training school, and both are now enrolled in the intermediate class.
So far, Stella hasn't done much damage in the garden, although I do catch her in one of my raised beds now and then. Fortunately, we've been able to teach her to do her duty in one section of the lawn.
Tacky, huh? Well what did you expect from me?
Many of you have asked about Maggie, our Welsh Corgi that made numerous appearances on my show. Well, Maggie is now buried and providing essential nutrients at the base of a rather rare magnolia. She was a great dog, and I miss her a lot. But I'm having a blast with Stella.
Oh and by the way, it's still raining here. We got buckets of rain and hail last night. So sorry I haven't been able to post much in the way of actual garden news and info. Be patient. The forecast calls for sunny skies next week.