While we were in Edmonton we took a trip to Lee Valley to buy a sprinkler/irrigation system for our garden.
It's very neat, a big hose runs the length of the garden and little hoses come off of it. You make the little hose reach the plant you want to water then connect the little hose to a little sprinkler. In effect every plant has its own tiny little sprinkler. The sprinklers are staked into the soil and all is good.
Unless you own a dog.
The day we got home Al was out setting up the system. The next day when we got home from work there were a couple sprinklers that had magically "popped" out of the soil and on to the sidewalk.
Al put the sprinklers back in and scolded the dog.
The dog pulled MORE sprinklers out, and completely destroyed one.
Al put them back, and severly scolded the dog.
Undaunted, the dog continued to systematically wreck one little sprinkler a day!
On Thursday I bought the dog a garden fence!
"and she brought peace to the world and all was great!"