Well, there's no reason to post this, except to just give anyone who reads this a chance to shiver and think, "Glad i'm not her!" and feel lucky or something. My man, C. burned up some old cardboard boxes in our firepit, and went in the house. (you hear this coming, doncha?) See, C does make bonfires ALL the time, and has definately got way too casual.:dognowink: So the wind took a burning cardboard box and threw it up into another section of the yard..POOF! Most of the yard caught on fire, as well as some minor burning went into neighbors yard as well. :dogblink:Had the fire dept out here, was crazy. found out Buddy isn't one of those dogs ya hear about on TV who bark for fires..:msngiggle:at least not outside yard fires.. Lost our beloved canoe, "Sir Osis of The River"..:msncry:.....lost a giant garden that had gone wild and was Buddy's favorite part of the yard. Might have lost some of the evergreens that line the yard... Overall, it's not so bad, all will be well soon enuff, no one was hurt, no home got damaged..,,,,,,,C. has learned his lesson... SO HERE'S THE PART THAT WILL MAKE ANY DOG OWNER BE GLAD THEY ARE NOT ME: Now, MOST of my fenced in backyard is a swamp of sooty mud...Tarry, sticky, stinky black soot...so now Buddy can't really play in his own back yard. Whenever he goes out to his own yard, he comes in with stinky, sticky black feet, and he smells like an ashtray, and looks kinda like this--:dogph34r: Stinky black foot prints of all sizes :msniwonder:keep re-appearing in my home now..dispite three welcome mats and rags by the door to wipe off feet or paws.. PLus, i've started working nightshift, and was leaving the door open for Buddy to go in/out by hisself so i could try to sleep in the day times...so now if no one else is home, Buddy wakes me up to take him for walks, at what feels like 3am to me... :ysleeping: So no yard for Mr. Buddy for a while, AND IT IS FINALLY FINALLY NICE OUTSIDE!! :laughsnow:wah! We were even thinking of getting/making a doggy door... We got a sooty, stinky black mess where Buddy's yard used to be... It's gonna be weeks til this is gonna be clean enuff for Buddy to romp in..:dognowink:.Augh!!!!!