Friday, July 29, 2011

I Won!

one angle of garden
Newport Highlands, the 200 unit  townhouse community I live in, had a garden contest this year. I won the contest. It's kind of a hollow victory in lieu of my recent loss, but it's a bright spot in my heart where the flowers bloom and the sun shines in memory of Bear.

My feline pal was always right beside me chasing leaves, digging in the dirt, "helping" me plant flowers, and sniffing the horse pucky. He was the best.

Back to the contest. I won for two main reasons; #1: I had about 200 pounds of horse pucky mulched into the soil and I watered twice a day. The plants loved it. #2: It's not that my garden is so great, it's that everyone else's either dried out due to lack of rain in these parts and they gave up, or they didn't have Bear helping them, or both.

Anyway, I won a $100 gift certificate to Wegmans. When I found out I had won, I was going to run out and get Bear more treats. Instead, I plan on fixing a buffet lunch for our wonderfully supportive maintenance and office staff on Monday in memory of Bear. Life is good.


Anonymous said...



Pamela Beers. said...

Thanks for the comment and the smile.

Randy Johnson said...

Even hollow victories are a good reason to drink a glass of wine.
Cheers to you …and cheers to Bear.

Pamela Beers. said...

Thanks, Randy. After work today, I'm going to have a glass Merlot and whatever else strikes my fancy. Perhaps something tasty out on the grill. Yes, cheers to Bear, my forever best buddy.

Diane said...

Congratulations, your garden looks lovely.

Pamela Beers. said...

Thanks, Diane. I'm so happy you stopped in for a while to visit the Horse Pucky garden. C'mon back.