Dead or Alive!

Dead or Alive 1

Dead or Alive 1

Both my ancient dog, Mr Spaghetti legs, and my ancient hydrangea, unnamed, might appear to be on their last legs, but they’re still here.

Dead or Alive 2

Dead or Alive 2

To paraphrase Mark Twain, “The report of their death has been greatly exaggerated.”

Dead or Alive 3

Dead or Alive 3

In the midst of death, life persists.Mahatma Gandhi.

 

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43 thoughts on “Dead or Alive!

    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you 🙂
      He’s just a mutt (street dog), from a rescue centre. I think he has a lot of dogs in him, but probably some collie, as he’s pretty smart, and maybe some pit bull for his strong, square shape? He’s very tolerant of my noo noo Little Monkey, which is the main thing. 🙂

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        Not so easy to guess just from a photo, but fortunately he has a good temperament, which is the main thing, After all he doesn’t care what he looks like! 🙂

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  1. blosslyn

    Your plant, it just needs a trim, but I wouldn’t suggest the same of Mr S L, he looks great as he is, especially when he is all done and dusted 🙂

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      I trimmed off the dead flowers after taking the photo 🙂 But I always wait until I see the new buds growing before I do so. 🙂
      Mr SL – ah, he’s fine – just very very very old! 🙂

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      1. blosslyn

        Quite right, thats what we do 🙂 ours grow in big pots on the patio, but winter in the ploy tunnel, so far they have stayed alive 🙂 Mr Sl is looking good 🙂

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha Well the hydrangea I’m not worried about – it “dies” like this every year and is still going after decades, but old SL really is on his last legs – but he’s happy! 🙂

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        I thank you for this appreciation, especially in winter, when there is a lot of “waste disposal” going on inside the house! 😉

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  2. ulli

    It happens often that a plant seems to be dead, but as you experienced, it’s still alive. Your post is a knight service for plants, Scifi. Perhaps some will leave a plant in the garden and give a chance to come back 🙂
    Greetings,
    Ulli

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha Wouldn’t that be lovely – if my little post saved a plant 🙂
      This old hydrangea of mine tho, I know so well – it does this every year. 🙂
      Cheers Scifi 🙂

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