Who is more foolish?

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.
George Borrow

A waste basket at home; contents strewn joyfully across the office.  Not one but three bags of fertilizer/mulch dragged out from under my garden work-area and clawed, gnawed and partially strewn across the back patio.


We left for church this morning, everything apparently intact.   Looking through a window two minutes after getting home.  I am mystified that my just-swept pation looked so dirty.   I had gotten more fertilizer yesterday to build the dog-proof container garden.   But I did not dog-proof the fertilizer.  I heard a “What did you DO, Comet!!!”  Following the Missus into the back room Comet knew exactly what he was going to get called on —  and Comet went slinking toward the back door to outside when i called him on the mess outside.   Comet, as a dog I have been praising as a quicker- learner,  is still a kid full of mischief when left alone.    I am finding that Dexter has not been praised enough as a best behaved dog these last six years.

Sometimes better fences make better inmates.   I may start shopping again for an outside kennel.   While we humans have learned not to leave the loaves of bread out where Comet can get them, I really don’t want to deal with his compulsions when we are gone during the day.  If we continue to hope for the best —   who is the greater fool?


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