Monday, March 7, 2011


Enzo has discovered my favourite plant – a Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) which is a semi-climbing rambling blue flowered plant that originally comes from South Africa. This plant covers one of our fences and is approx. 2 metres deep. I love it because I can hide inside; chew on the branches, check if any cats have been through and without even knowing it take flowers to mum.

Now Enzo has decided it is his hiding place too, so he races in and out. Of course we both went in to play – which had mum worried, as she didn’t know what we were up to and couldn’t climb under the Plumbago to get Enzo out!

In the last photo you will see what my new brother ended up looking like. He had flowers over his face, on his chest and in his paws. I heard Mum muttering something about there being “flowers for Africa” (where does that saying come from?) before giving us both a good brush and comb.

Sending you woofs,


Mango said...

Puppies can be fun, but also kind of annoying and of course the humans are all ooo ahh, what a cute puppy. Let's just hope they don't forget how totally adorable YOU are.


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Riley you're doing a great job showing Enzo all the best places and plants!! I'm glad you're having fun together!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I soooo love the pikhs with your khrown/khap of Plumbago!

Keep up the GReat work!

PeeEssWoo: So Riley - how's it REALLY going ;-) ?

Amber-Mae said...

Enzo is adorable! You doing a good job taking care of him, Riley.

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hey there Riley and Enzo...
Yes, we know that bush and hate it!...Uuurgh, those flowers become so sticky. The bush itself is in our neighbour's garden, so we can't even cut it down.
You two look sooo cute, by the way. It looks like you've become firm friends already. Hope Mom is managing with all the puppy-antics.
Sending lotsaluv

Mrs. JP said...

Wow, that flower vine/bush is lovely. It makes for a great place to ambush too. Riley is being such a good brother and Enzo is just as cute as can be.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Enzo look so cute decorated with the Plumbago blossoms. You're a great teacher, Riley!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anya said...

You are sooooooooo cute with all those bleu flowers :-)
You both are adorable !!

Hugs from us
Kareltje & Betsie

The Thundering Herd said...

Well, why else do humans plant these things except to allow us to play under them?