The Grass on Top of the Grass

As you can probably remember from our previous gardening post, for the past few weeks we’ve been working hard to give our back garden a facelift for the new season. We like to use it a lot in the summer, for barbecues, sun-bathing, games and family fun, and thought it deserved a bit of attention.

At the time of the previous post, we had just made the garden private by doubling up the fence and had begun to extend the grass area – with precious help from George, of course.

Yesterday, after hours of hard labour and many muscle aches, the turfing process finally came to an end. The last patch of grass went down ceremoniously, completing our garden jigsaw puzzle.Β  There was only one small piece of turf left that had nowhere to go, so we temporarily laid it on top of the existing grass until we decided what do to with it.

It only took our comfort-loving whippet – who’s always on the lookout for soft, preferably warm places to lie in – 10 seconds to decide that the ‘new rug’ was placed there for his personal use. He gave it a quick sniff, tested its texture with one paw, then rushed to claim it for himself, before anyone else got the same idea.

Here’s Mr. Spoilt-Boy lying on his grass on top of the grass.

Isn’t it weird that the leftover patch happens to be whippet-size?



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28 responses to “The Grass on Top of the Grass

  1. lifewith4cats

    ha! How coincidental this post, I was recently musing about how in times past certain of Englands nobility (the queen maybe?) would take slices of turf with them on voyages to other countries. So that Tea time could still be taken on good ole English soil no matter where in the world they were.

    Better be carefull, George might get ideas in his suave English noggin. And expect a turf carpet be brung along on his walks. Then when he sees a promising young lady he will pose on his turf blanket. heheheh

    • πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I never thought of that, but yes, I’d better be careful. He’s got too many expectations already. He’s good at posing when he thinks it helps him get something that he wants, but this hasn’t won him any female admirers yet. Maybe it was because he was missing his turf?!

  2. I love this whole story! George looks like he’s truly To The Manor Born as he sits there regally surveying his domain.

    • That is a very accurate description of Mr. Posh-Boy. When he’s not helping, he tends to ‘regally survey’ every move that the rest of us, commoners, make.

  3. How convenient… πŸ˜‰

    It looks like you have done some great work on your yard. I’d love to be able to put up a fence around our space. It’s one of the reasons we’re looking for a new home. I hope you had a great and sunny weekend!

    • Thanks, Kristine. We did have a great weekend and are glad that the hard work is done with. We’re really pleased that we doubled up the fence. Not only does it look much better, but it also completely isolates us from the world. Nice…

  4. Grass on top of the grass! Love it. George looks like he’s on top of the world (haa haa…). Such a little character. Are you going to leave it like that, his extra cushy place? Wonder if it would grow…

    • We did think about leaving it, I think the grass would grow until the grass on top and the grass underneath merge into one. But then we worked hard to get everything level, so we weren’t going to spoil that just for George’s comfort. As you can see, there’s a limit to how much he can get away with πŸ˜‰

  5. that’s too cute, and sounds like Luna. She is all about getting all nosy and in my business when I am laying a blanket or sheet or bed out on something. I have to reinforce the “wait” command while I get things set up to keep her off. The grass on grass reminds me of how she is about a blanket on top of carpet lol, she much prefers to lay on the blanket.
    Sounds like your yard is a fun place. I would love to get some things for our porch so we would hang out there more. Its hard to spend money for such things when you rent though.
    Hope the rest of your week is sunny

    • Thanks for your comment, Anna. George is the same with blankets. If he’s got the choice, he prefers to lie on his blanket rather than directly on the carpet or grass. Concrete is a no-no even with a blanket on top. Funny dogs, really. I’ve always thought it’s because he hasn’t got much fur so he really feels the cold and hardness of such surfaces. Maybe Luna is the same?
      Yes, our ‘yard’ is a fun place. It’s actually only a tiny back garden, but it’s enough for us to play and hang around. Just like your porch, it’s not about how much space you’ve got, it’s about what you do with it.

  6. I love this – it’s like a “magic carpet” made specifically for George!

    We put a few pieces of new sod down a few years ago in our backyard and Gus decided those were his favorite resting spots…just like George πŸ™‚

    It sounds like you were all busy bees over the weekend! It’s great to feel so accomplished, but then you need another day to rest!

    • So Gus is quick to claim the best spot for himself, too! What a surprise (not)! πŸ˜›
      George says that he would have loved to share the magic carpet with Gus…like Alladin and his mate πŸ™‚

  7. I can’t wait to see pictures of George’s new garden once the facelift is complete!

  8. On behalf of George, I would like to point out that we sighthounds are not spoilt, but born for a life of being revered and catered to! I think he looks quite regal there on the grass!


    • Thanks for pointing that out to me, Bunny. George has got a great ally in you, you sighthounds are really good at standing up for each other. I’ll try to be more understanding of his royal, sighthoundish needs. x

  9. A perfect fit for a perfectly clever dog! Better keep on eye on George, or else you may discover that the grass on top of the grass has moved on top of the carpet πŸ˜‰

    • Oh, no, he knows he’d be in a lot of trouble if he brings that in! He’s tried it already…more than once. I hope he’s learnt…Or I’ll be posting a different type of photos next πŸ˜‰

  10. Clever, clever George. Weird how they do it though, eh? Find the best spots. In G’s case, that would be our tummies, especially now that it’s cold πŸ™‚

    • I’ve seen that photo of Georgia lying on your legs that you’ve got on the sidebar of your blog. That’s always been one of my favourites, she looks so content. I know she’s a big girl, so it can’t be easy for you to lend your tummies as her pillows. George does that when he’s cold, too, but he’s a bit lighter (still feels heavy, though). In spite of the weight, I’m sure you enjoy it as much as we do, it’s about sharing special cuddling moments with your dog, isn’t it?

  11. Kas

    Boy that picture is cute. George must think that he owns the place πŸ˜‰

  12. George is probably just pointing out a money-making opportunity: selling exterior dog beds. Let’s see, you buy the turf for about $3 a square and resell it for 10x the amount. Hmmmm! Someone would probably buy it.

    • Hey, that’s not such a silly idea. I’ve seen people buy all sorts of stupid things, so why not an outdoor bed made of (very) natural materials? I might look into that. I’m willing to split the profits with you, since it was your idea πŸ˜‰

  13. It’s a perfect fit! He looks very regal, indeed, very fitting in every way.

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