I decided to visit the labyrinth and garden located behind Madison Hospital in Madison, Alabama.
I was talking to one of the gardeners and he walked though the herb garden with me. He told me about each of the plants and then we would break off a leaf to smell it.
The herb garden was full of amazing smells. The cilantro had a very strong scent. The chocolate mint smelled like a York Peppermint Patty.
I learned a lot and had a wonderful time.
I cleaned our garbage can today, because it was smelling putrid. I used bleach and a scrub brush to get it really clean. Then I hosed it down to rinse off all the bleach.
I was wondering, does anyone else clean their garbage can or am I just weird.
I had the opportunity to talk to a Girl Scout group today. I took Blue with me, so I can tell them about service dogs, dog training, and I wanted to explain the differences between how humans and dogs process smells.
I believe the girls are in Kindergraden and 1st grade, so they are really young. I thought I had it under control, but I am afraid I overestimated my ability to communicate with such a young crowd.
At times, the poor kids looked a bit confused. However, I think they enjoyed the presentation or at least they enjoyed watching Blue. I hope they learned something from it and if so I will call it a success.
Now that I sit here thinking about it and how I struggled, I have a greater respect for the adults that volunteer to work with young children.
I found a stink bug on the window screen today. Stink bugs have glands that excrete a foul smelling liquid, which is used as a defense mechanism against predators.
When it comes to stink bugs, I use a live and let live type policy. I have no desire to experience that horrible smell.
Ben went to obedience school today. He did a great job and was rewarded with extra treats. Unfortunately, Ben is really gassy tonight as a result of those treats.
As you can see, he is not bothered at all by the noxious smells he is producing. Ben is resting peacefully tonight. However, I have considered buying some type of breathing apparatus.
If you happen to see me tomorrow and I look a bit tired, it’s a result of trying to sleep in a room that smells suspiciously like a cesspool.
Don’t worry Ben. I still love you.