I live on a property that contains various evergreens, a weeping cherry, a wild pear tree, two redbuds, a couple of magnolias, some oaks and a slew of maple trees.
Which means, come autumn, a boatload–probably several boatloads–of leaves put on a lovely show of golds and reds and oranges, and then all fall down, covering the ground.
It’s a bit of a chore to clean up, but the dogs are happy to offer their assistance in this yearly task.
The leaves require close scrutiny before they’re raked up.
We use a combination of leaf blower and rake to herd the leaves onto a tarp. Lilah is Chief Tarp Inspector.
Once the leaves are gathered together and begin to look like a pile, the helpful dogs jump in. They romp, pounce and roll around to help spread the pile out and crunch the leaves into tiny pieces.
Teamwork is important; the dogs take time to coordinate a plan.
Jasper and Lilah take their jobs quite seriously.
Jasper immerses himself in the task.
With so much help, the job gets done much slower faster. I don’t know how people without dogs manage to clean up their leaves.
Do you pets help with chores?
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