Saturday, September 27, 2008


Hey Pals,
We've been berry busy helping Mama & Papa today with the big pond. It's that time of year to trim off the plants that grow in the ponds. Now that it's Fall, the leaves turn yellow & brown & yucky. So it's best to trim them off instead of letting them fall into the pond water. We decided to supervise from the deck:

Ruby was supervising from inside of the house by the french door. (don't tell her we told you, but she napped almost the WHOLE time!!!)

Mama started draining the water out of the big pond on Thursday. This is what it looked like this morning:

There is still about 2 feet of water in the pond. As you can see the green stems & leaves are still on the plants in the pond:

Here is another view:

This is the very far end:

Things were going fine until Papa found this:

Yep, it's a 1 inch whole in the liner & ya know who did it???? Those darn bambi. It's right where they usually crawl in & out of the pond. Boy was Mama mad. So then they had to spend time today patching the liner, what a pain!!

As you can see below, all of the stems & stuff are now chopped off, the pots are all bare looking:

All of the bullfrogs & leopard frogs came hopping out of the pond to go to the other pond to hide since Mama chopped off their cover.

After they got the hole patched, then they started to fill the pond back up with water. It will take at least 2 days to fill it completely.

Mama fed the fish & then she discovered all kinds of baby koi swimming around. They must have been hiding in all of the cover too cause this was the first time she saw the babies. There are at least 3 dozen & some are already 3 inches long! This one in the photo is metallic yellow & about 2 inches long:

We're excited about the baby koi because when spring comes around, they'll be big enough to name. We have lots of our pals names on the list to use for naming too.

Guess we better go take a nappy, we're bushed out from supervising all day.

Wirey Hugs!
Butchy, Snickers & Ruby


Peanut said...

Bambis make good eating. That is what I think anyway

Lacy said...

w00f's Butchy and Snickers and Ruby, wow ponds iz shure lots of work..heehee surprise more babies....u 2 did a fine job helping ur mama and papa..u deserve a good rest...

b safe,

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...I bet the Koi were surprised/disturbed when the water do ya make the water come out? Is it a hooge pluggie like a bathtub??? That rocks...if we put my brothers in it, would they go down the drain??? Oh WOOT!!!

Butchy...the Steeler game I believe is Monday night...I have to check...ya know like Monday night footieball???? Wanna come?

Hey...does ur Mama wanna make a kitty house for big sissy's cats like the one she made for Ruby?? In pink, black and white...cats are 15 lbs...let us know!!

Barkin' at you and all the new baby koi!!!

And love to the Wheelies...Fiona sez she'd love to go to the game too!!!

Love and kissies...Laciegirl

Gus said...

Oh my, you have had a busy day. We hope that hole got plugged up, and that Mama is not too mad at the Bambies. Hmmm, no matter how I spell that word, it doesn't look quite right.

Teka is gonne go back to her crate when the hoomans leave the house cause she has proven herself undeniable. Um, unavailable. Oh heck, she peed on the floor. I might miss her, ya know


Asta said...

Butchy and Snickers
That suwe is a lot of wowk...youw pawents awe so vewy hawd wowking...That's gweat news about the baby Koi...I'm sowwy the Bambi wipped the bottom..I'm suwe they didn't mean to
have a good west tomowwow
smoochie kisses

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Oooooo Baby Koi!!! In the spring can I have one! I want a Koi! I won't eat it, I promise! I may paw it a bit, but I promise not to bite!

Sorry I haven't been around much to check on you and all, but you know...the human...blah blah blah!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! What a big job! Those Bambi have a lot of nerve making more work for your mom and dad! Not nice!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i never know that 'thing' is called bambi...

she made me think of a cute deer

Joe Stains said...

You tell those stinkin Bambis if they don't behave I will make jerky out of them!!!

Eric said...

Good viewing point for supervising on the deck pals- did you have a megaphone to shout to Moma? You need to shout at the naughty bambi's too! Phew what hard work but thrilling to see all those baby koi when they came out of hiding.

Wags, Eric x

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

That koi pond is alot of work, isn't it. Are the bambis just allowed to wander around?? Hope they don't tear it up again-or like others have said, venison jerky.......;)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Butchy and Snickers!
You always have something interesting to do! Sure it was tiring all that supervision!
Bad Bambies!
Kisses and hugs

erin said...

Wow, that looks like a big chore! Good thing you dogs are there to supervise. What would our humans do without us, huh?

the 4 Bs said...

so what happens to the fishies when you are draining the pond? they don't go down the drain, do they? or do they jump over to the other pond? we were worried about them until you told us about the babies.


Kirby said...

Oh no, those Bambi's are bad! I can't belive they ripped the liner. At least your Mom found the rip before something bad could happen.

Your pal,

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Ok...the game's at 8:30 here in da Burgh...and we'll be televised nationally...did you get stripped? Oh's gonna be cold too!!! Better bring a blanket!

Snickers is most welcome to come...maybe Scruffy could escort her if Gus doesn't mind...and Fiona is blushin' bout her Wheelie date!!!

BTW...Mumsie said to do it all in cotton..easier to get the fur off and the pink is not peachy...actually it looks a lot like the pink here on ur bloggie...just a little lighter. Doesn't need to match exactly...just the same family!

Colby and Cordie Cats are gonna LOVE IT!!!! It needs to be shipped to Charlotte, NC...figure that out in ur shippin' rate for what we owe ya, kay??? are u gettin' here? Come early so we can tail gate!!!!

Love and kissies...Laciegirl

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Miss Snickers...I um well THAT WAS LACIE'S IDEA BOUT ME TAKIN' YA TO THE GAME. Of course I would be honored to escort you but Gus...I mean...he could sit on me or somethin.....

If you think it's ok...I DON'T WANNA IRRITATE HIM....

Oh I know he's gonna be mad...

(Scruffy gnashes his rawhide and frantically dribbles his tennis ball...)

Let me know....


Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Hi Butchy & Snickers!

That sounds like a whole lot of work, cleaning up the pond! But the photos of the pond are beautiful, even with only 2 feet of water! I can imagine it with all the water and plants in it...gorgeous! Hope the baby koi grow up strong and healthy! *grins*


Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh what a job looking after the pond and the koi. Those koi are so lucky to have such good carers.
You must be pretty excited about all the baby koi.

Noah xx

Mango said...

Momma super loves your observation deck! Much better view than mine.

Woah! Your mom and dad are not lazy like mine. I thought that pond was for real and not peoples produced.

Bad Bambi's for making extra work.


Crikit, Sparky, Ginger! said...

Hi Frindzees! oh we have missed visiting your place. ya'll always have something way cool going on. we're trotting around giving our friendzees love licks cos we got a computee box to use till ours is fixed. it's been a really long time and we gots lots to catch up on your bloggie. we'll be back


Clover said...

Yay for new baby kois! Looks like you had a super busy weekend!
Love Clover xo

The Zoo Crew said...

That looks like lots and lots of work! I'm sure you were all exhausted supervising all that work!!