Funniest Pond Stories - Part 1, May 2004
Article by: Brett Fogle
Get ready for some gut-wrenching, laugh out loud hilarious pond , Pictures Of Landscaping - Using Other Peoples Ideas To Design
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(Continued from May Issue of PondStuff!)
We had some hilarious, truly gut wrenching, laugh out-loud stories sent in by some of you. Here we're going to highlight some of the funniest stories for you to read.
We had entries from all over the place , How To Choose The Right Television For You (Inluding one all the way from THAILAND!) The competition was fierce, and to be honest - I had a really hard time deciding on one 'funniest' story, but here's a brief rundown of our entries: cats, dogs, and bunnies (?) all taking the Nestea plunge right into the water, , Soil in the Garden a hungry KOI nibbling in dangerous territory, a missing , How To Choose The Right Television For You flip flop, an electrifying experience for grandma, fun for the whole family, fish , Rose Gardening Challenges frape, and flying fish , Comfort and energy savings: One person's story
First, let's start with this very funny story about 'Smokey' - who apparently thinks he can walk on water. , History Of The Filbert (Hazelnut) This was sent in by Mike Lachance from Maryland:
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"I wish I had a photo to share of this very true story but any ponder with cats has likely had the same experience at some time or another. Several years ago, when I was enjoying the second season , A Great Shrub For Bristol Township, PA - the Burning Bush of my first pond , Sky Pencil Hollies Are Used in Furlong Pa. (I have now built four as I've moved around), one of our cats, "Smokey", who was a natural , Why Should You Create A Butterfly Garden? hunter in her prime, saw a mockingbird alight on a lilly pad to get a drink of water. , Classical Venetian Blinds Well, old "Smokester" slowly crept out from under some day lillies and made a spectacular jump with all four paws majestically carrying her like a flying squirrel, right for that intruding bird. , Inuit Stone Sculptures From The Arctic North
It is not as though she had not already had a couple of encounters with the water , Growing Occidentalis -American Arborvitae in Solebury Pa but that day the feathered treat must have been too much for her to pass up. Well, both my wife and I were there to see her make a wonderful belly flop into the pond. , Three Stumbling Blocks to Growing Grapes in the Backyard
Of course, the bird , The Joy Of Gardening was out of the way in plenty of time and I swear that that cat walked on her toes the five feet it took her to get out of the water! , Plants For Establishing a Hedge in Quakertown Pa. And of course, after removing herself from the water, , Winterizing a home in a very nonchalant manner, proceeded to lift each leg, shake off the water , Winterizing a home and as much as say "I meant to do that, you know".
Smokey often spent time at the pond , Garden Leaf Blower Maintenance later, using her tail to attract the fish , Transplanting Tips (she would put it in the water , How to divide perennials and swish it around and the fish , One Of my Favorite Trees - White Pines would come up to explore it. She never did catch one). She also loved to sit at the waterfall , Freestanding And Lean-to Greenhouses and enjoy the water , Storck, The Rouge Garden Gnome moving past her. So that is my funny pond , Three Stumbling Blocks to Growing Grapes in the Backyard story.
=== Funny Pond , Inuit Stone Sculptures From The Arctic North Story #2
"Dear all at McArthur,
My funniest pond , Tips for Backyard Fish s Care story is about my late aunt, who introduced me to the joy of backyard , Plants For Establishing a Hedge in Quakertown Pa. ponds. Donna had a large koi pond , Sky Pencil Hollies Are Used in Furlong Pa. in her backyard , Landscaping with Roses that she devoted endless amounts of love and attention to. As happens with most ponds, , Practical Feng Shui - Debunking the myths and finding out what
we can actually learn from the ancien spring , Pictures Of Landscaping - Using Other Peoples Ideas To Design
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My 80+ plus year old grandmother was supervising the work and offering her expert opinion on how to , Pictures Of Landscaping - Using Other Peoples Ideas To Design
Your Landscape. proceed. They were amazed at the number of frogs that had taken up residence, and not too happy about it. Donna noticed a frog swimming at the far side of the pond , Staying in Tune with the Change of Season that she wanted to get out...something was not quite right about the way he was swimming, and she pointed him out to Grandma. "Mom, look at that frog swimming on his back!" Grandma was a bit skeptical...frogs doing the back stroke were a phenomenon that she was unfamiliar with.
She advised that this misfit should be removed immediately. Don't want to give the other little froggies strange ideas. Donna made several attempts at scooping the miscreant up with her net, but he was just out of reach. Only one thing left to do. Roll up your shorts and wade in after him. The answer to Mr. Frogs strange swimming technique became painfully obvious as soon as Donna reached his immediate vacinity....a faulty under water light , Choosing the right house cleaning service for your home. had shorted and electrocuted him! Donna didn't need her electric , Practical Feng Shui - Debunking the myths and finding out what
we can actually learn from the ancien rollers for a few days after that!"
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"Hello----My husband recently bought a beagle puppy, at this time he was 8 weeks old. My husband also bought two almost, semi-tame rabbits to help train the puppy to track rabbits. At this time I only had one pond , How To Choose The Right Television For You that was preformed 550 gallons, my husband put one of the rabbits out to platy with the puppy, the rabbit was teasing the puppy, running a little ways then jumping over his head, then the rabbit decided he didn't want to play anymore so he started to run from Bear (the puppy), and he dove into the pond. , Growing Occidentalis -American Arborvitae in Solebury Pa We were thinking that Bear would go around the pond , Growing Occidentalis -American Arborvitae in Solebury Pa to the other side and continue chasing the bunny, but Bear just dove right in, he was so little though that he had to be rescued from the small backyard , Soil in the Garden pond. My husband's only response was "he's going to be a good rabbit dog!" Well, thanks for listening to my story. Sincerely, Roberta Collins Toledo, Ohio
Funny Pond , The Benefits of Gas Fireplace Logs Story #4
"A story to share...
Two years ago I started with the crazy idea of building , Do You Need Annuals or Perennials for your Garden a small pond , A Great Shrub For Bristol Township, PA - the Burning Bush with koi , Rose Gardening Challenges fishes. After a lot of working I finally built it, and decorated it with all sort of plants. , Winterizing a home One day... mi female cat "Manchita" went to the pond , The Joy Of Gardening to examine this new construction. She went to the border, jumped on a flat stone , How to Make a Weed Dabber and starter to drink water. , Colorful And Popular Hybrid Tea Roses To her big surprise one of the fishes , possibly thinking that the white , Family Meal Planning nose of my cat was food, , Sky Pencil Hollies Are Used in Furlong Pa. jumped out of the water, , Comfort and energy savings: One person's story
trying to eat it.. Can you imagine the surprise of the cat ? I believe that the fish , Classical Venetian Blinds was also quite impressed with the experience. My cat almost fell into the pond , Transplanting Tips , .. and from then on she never went around the pond , How To Choose The Right Television For You again. She used to watch the pond , Transplanting Tips from my dorm, located in the second floor , Japanese Barberry ..... A Multi Use Plant and just across the pond. , New for 2006- Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Kits Unfortunately I did not take a picture of this "accident". I am sending you a pictute of this first pond; in the meantime I did build another, larger one. Unfortunately "Manchita" is not around any more, she passed away a few month ago, from old age.. This story happened in Valdivia, a city located in the south of Chile. In this country winter , Family Meal Planning is approaching, with lots of leaves falling from the trees , How to Make a Weed Dabber an the plants , s For Establishing a Hedge in Quakertown Pa. in my pond , How To Promote Your Gardening Website preparing themselves to sleep for a while..." Maria Fresard
Funny Pond , How To Promote Your Gardening Website Story #5
"I have two ponds. , Window Box Gardening Tips And Techniques An upper and lower pond. , Plants For Establishing a Hedge in Quakertown Pa. The upper pond , Storck, The Rouge Garden Gnome is fed by a waterfall , Winterizing a home with the source being the lower pond , Pictures Of Landscaping - Using Other Peoples Ideas To Design
Your Landscape. (driven by a pump). The lower pond , The Joy Of Gardening is fed by an overflow of the upper pond , Colorful And Popular Hybrid Tea Roses that flows underground for about 70 feet (12 in drain pipe). Last summer , Garden Leaf Blower Maintenance I rescued some trout fingerlings from a seasonal stream going dry near my home. , Inuit Stone Sculptures From The Arctic North I put them in the lower pond. , Classical Venetian Blinds This spring , A Zebra Rug! I was sitting in my kitchen , The Joy Of Gardening and could see something flopping on my water fall. , The Joy Of Gardening The trout had migrated up the overflow tube and were trying to swim further upstream via the water falls. , Practical Feng Shui - Debunking the myths and finding out what
we can actually learn from the ancien No so funny but does show the strength of nature. , Inuit Stone Sculptures From The Arctic North Just a few weeks ago, Egrets found the pond , A Zebra Rug! and the fish. , How to Make a Weed Dabber
There is nothing left to migrate at this time. Not so funny but does an Egret taste anything like a turkey when cooked?"
Funny Pond , Rose Gardening Challenges Story #6
"We have only had a pond , Growing Occidentalis -American Arborvitae in Solebury Pa for a short time ... details can be seen at http://thailand4life.net/smithgarden/
The funny story must include the workmen (in Thailand) who took zero safety , Inuit Stone Sculptures From The Arctic North precautions when constructing the pond. , Planter Boxes - How To Use Them As Attractive Garden Focal
Watching guys shovelling concrete , Rose Gardening Challenges from a lorry and spreading it across the bottom of the pond , How to Grow Red Oak Trees Near Line Lexington Pa ... when the footwear they had was just 'flip-flops' resulted in great entertainment .... especially when. several times, the flip flops came off and were lost in the cement somewhere (eventually found while they walked around bare footed) .... pictures at
Strangely it was only the guys .... the women laborers all wore Wellington boots .... maybe this reflects on which of the sexes is really the most sensible?" Regards, Chris
Funny Pond , Family Meal Planning Story #7
"I am building , Planter Boxes - How To Use Them As Attractive Garden Focal
Points a pond , Freestanding And Lean-to Greenhouses at this time and I was in the process of building , Staying in Tune with the Change of Season a waterfall , How to Choose a 'Safe' Color to Paint Your Rooms in the corner of a fence. The waterfall , Do You Need Annuals or Perennials for your Garden is about 3 feet high and 7 feet wide. I thought I was finishing up the waterfall , Landscaping with Roses with some flat , Storck, The Rouge Garden Gnome rock on the very top. So I straddeled thewaterfall with my knees on the second ledge and set the flat , Tips for Backyard Fish Ponds Care rock on top. When I did this the whole waterfall , One Of my Favorite Trees - White Pines fell down because I build it on blocks and not a pile of dirt.
When it fell one big rock caught my foot and I slide down the fall , Searching for the most informative advice pertaining to spri and fell backwards into the pond , Colorful And Popular Hybrid Tea Roses going all the way under and had a couple of big rocks come down on me. Meanwhile my wife is laughing her butt of at me and I asked her to help me out she slipped on the flat , Small Leaks Can Become a Big Drain on Your Wallet wet rock that surounded the ponds , A Zebra Rug! edge and half way fell in with me.
Now my two boys were playing in the yard , How to Get the Most From Your Home Theater - Without Spendin they are 5 and 3 and saw this happen to us and they thought it was time to got swimming so guess who jumped into the pond , Winterizing a home with us, the boys. Nothing like having the whole family in on the pond. , Rose Gardening Challenges We laughed for awhile but then I had to rebuild the whole waterfall , A Great Shrub For Bristol Township, PA - the Burning Bush again and this time I put the top rocks on from the side."
Robert H Coppa Jr.
Funny Pond , The Joy Of Gardening Story #8
I decided 300 gallons would be perfect. I did all the math and spent a great deal of time working with more experienced ponders. Somehow when it was all said and done my little 300 gallon pond , Rose Gardening Challenges ended up being 810 gallons and come to find out it was yet another one of my mathematical errors. Guess I should have paid more attention in that college level math class required for my Associates, right.
We got the pond , Practical Feng Shui - Debunking the myths and finding out what
we can actually learn from the ancien all up and running but because of the miscalculation we now needed a bigger pump , History Of The Filbert (Hazelnut) to feed the waterfall , The Benefits of Gas Fireplace Logs so I went to our local , How to buy land for new home water garden , Herb And Vegetable s Are Lanscapes Too! supplier and asked which one to get. Budget was a concern so it was recommended that we got a ¾ HP submersible pump , Growing Occidentalis -American Arborvitae in Solebury Pa that cycles 44 gallons a minuet. It was only $70 in comparison to the $170 one that was its comparative alternative so… we went that route. $70 dollars later we had a working pond , Sky Pencil Hollies Are Used in Furlong Pa. with a beautiful waterfall! , Colorful And Popular Hybrid Tea Roses I was so excited I could hardly wait to get fish. , Staying in Tune with the Change of Season
Again budget was a concern so we went to the local , Pictures Of Landscaping - Using Other Peoples Ideas To Design
Your Landscape. pet store and picked up $50 dollars worth of fish, , Transplanting Tips about 8 fish. , Soil in the Garden 4 large gold Koi, , The Benefits of Gas Fireplace Logs some yellow and a blue , A Zebra Rug! Koi. The color , How to Choose a 'Safe' to Paint Your Rooms excited me so much I never considered what would happen when the fish , Garden Leaf Blower Maintenance became comfortable in their new home. , Herb And Vegetable Gardens Are Lanscapes Too! The swam around investigating for a day or two then started to come up missing. , Family Meal Planning I had it figured that they were hiding or that a cat was getting fed to well but I never figured it was something I could have done. It was the pump… the intake valve on the pump , How To Choose The Right Television For You was to large and the fish , A Great Shrub For Bristol Township, PA - the Burning Bush were getting to close and being sucked into the pump , Window Box Gardening Tips And Techniques though the motor pushed down the hose into my waterfall. , Tips for Backyard Fish Ponds Care
While this is not a funny story, I must have cried for 3 days, I wanted to share it because this is the one thing I never read anything about in all the 6 weeks of reading I did on the web. , The Joy Of Gardening I can chuckle about it now with a ‘I can’t believe I didn’t think of that’ thought.
Had I known this was possible I would have done something to prevent it by caging in my pump , Tips for Backyard Fish Ponds Care or spending the extra $100 to get the right kind of pump. , Three Stumbling Blocks to Growing Grapes in the Backyard
Hope someone else can save , How to buy land for new home a Koi , The Benefits of Gas Fireplace Logs by my blending experience.
New to ponds , How to divide perennials and already thinking of making it fish , How to Choose a 'Safe' Color to Paint Your Rooms free!" Sheri Furr
Well that's it for this year's 'Funniest Pond , Garden Leaf Blower Maintenance Stories'... Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did!
Brett Fogle is the owner of MacArthur Water Gardens , How To Promote Your ing Website and several pond-related websites including macarthurwatergardens.com and pond-filters-online.com. He also publishes a free monthly newsletter called PondStuff! with a reader circulation of over 6,000 pond , New for 2006- Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Kits owners. To sign up for the free newsletter and receive a complimentary 'New Pond , Storck, The Rouge Garden Gnome Owners Guide' for joining, just visit MacArthur Water , Colorful And Popular Hybrid Tea Roses Gardens>
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