Leia 6 1/2 months

Leia is waging war on the Army of Zinnias. Their training base has been located in my backyard for over twenty years.

the brave volunteers

About a month ago the volunteers started to emerge from the trenches where they had wintered over.  Leia immediately pounced on the unsuspecting troops. She dug into their trenches and uprooted their supplies. 

The General put out a desperate call to the Horticultural Army for reinforcements.

Five hundred zinnia troops were dispatched and deployed to the demilitarized zone where they trained in canine deception tactics. 

The odds are not good.

Leia versus an army of 500 zinnias . . . the battle rages on, one platoon follows another in an unrelenting assault. 

The battle is sure to heat up during the long days of summer.

Zinnias are celebrated for their bravery and hardiness. They are most likely to triumph.

Ongoing reports from the Seed & Stem Channel will keep everyone informed about events occurring on the front lines.

Stay tuned . . .

When Leia abandons the battle, she turns to snooping. Heidi even suggested we call her Snoopers.

She scoped out the dishwasher when my back was turned and took a spoon. 

Leia and her stolen spoon

Hey diddle diddle
It’s Leia and the fiddle
And the cow jumped over the moon.
A little dog laughed to see such a sport
And Leia ran away with the spoon
. (apologies to Mother Goose)

Then I mistakenly trusted the little stinker, and she grabbed the current issue of the Chronicle of the Horse.

Perusing her magazine

Life is never dull with Leia around.

Dear Readers: I enjoy sharing my life with Leia, but sometimes there’s a lull in appropriate material on which to base a blog post. I’d love to have your requests and ideas for future posts.  You can leave your response in comments or contact me personally.  Thank you in advance for your input and suggestions. It will be very much appreciated.  

5 thoughts on “LEIA VERSUS THE ARMY OF 500

  1. Fran Flanagan says:

    🤣🤣 what else is there to say!😂😂


  2. Hillary Shemin says:

    Hello Debbie-

    That was so cute! Unfortunately I am not a creative thinker by any stretch of the imagination. No suggestions other than possibly checking our nephew’s FB page where he is on day #73 of posting APoemADay for the “Quarantine”. Lol, he is amazing. But none of us had any idea that this would continue for so long. I think you will enjoy his poems if you haven’t already seen any of them. You might get some trigger of an idea of subjects for your own posts. His themes really run the gamut of possibilities.

    Hope you are doing well and that your ankle has healed in every way you had hoped, by now.

    We sure are living in extraordinary times, aren’t we? So many issues…. Overwhelming angst. A photographer friend posted a gallery of images from Philadelphis last night. Truly we are devastated to see what is happening everywhere. We just learned the AZ Governor declared an 8pm curfew for our whole state for the next week. Amazing.

    Stay well, stay safe and keep posting! xo H & S

    Hillary Yasmer Shemin http://www.PhotosByHillary.com IG: PhotosByHillary_ CleanTth@gmail.com


  3. Sally Conyne says:

    She’s one lucky pup …..almost as though she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Oh …. wait!

  4. Joan Bastian says:

    Debbie I’m laughing but I’m sure you don’t think it’s funny.
    She is so cute.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s