1996 Spring Planting
It was the spring of 1996.
I had four dogs, who lived outside in houses.
They watched me till the soil for a flower garden.
It took me an hour.
Spent another hour and a half planting forty-two tulip bulbs.
I have always liked tulips; they are so carefree, pretty and vivid.
Their vibrancy would bring a pop of color to the front of my garden.
I planned to plant peas, green beans, carrots and tulips.
Spent, I went inside for a little nap.
An hour later I came out to see my dogs digging.
They had dug up and eaten thirty-eight of the tulip bulbs.
I did not stop them as they devoured the last four.
What would have been the point?
This is the last time I planted tulip bulbs.
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2021
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