Once upon a time, there lived a perfect little princess.
One day, the little princess decided that she would enjoy a wee jewel of a backyard playhouse. So, her handsome, smart, and brave daddy built one for her. Her pretty mommy painted it pink and white, adding an inside lime green chalkboard coating so she could draw pictures on the walls with her cousins and friends.
The little princess was very satisfied with her happy little home.
After awhile, the grandma of the little princess decided that there needed to be an enchanted garden attached to the charming pink abode. She hounded her gardening-grandma-blogger friends, Judy and Debra, for tips on how to accomplish this. They graciously complied, and soon a lovely patch of lettuce and beans and marigolds burst forth, thriving enthusiastically in the sun........
And every day the little princess enjoyed the process of planting and weeding and harvesting in this prospering place.
But alas! Curious critters living near the pond beyond began to emerge, stopping by to munch contentedly on produce produced by the little princess!
A call was put forth for a competent garden watchman.
Pumba, one of several loyal subjects of the little princess agreed to interview for the position.
He considered an offer of employment carefully, but decided that his best "watch-dogging" was done from inside the house. Under the fan. On the couch.
What was the little princess to do????
Fortunately, a pair of brothers - "Bert" and "Ernie" - just happened to be in the neighborhood that day. They agreed to assist, offering to stand guard, furiously spinning their wings in exchange for room and board. Visiting critters would scamper off to do their snacking elsewhere.....
And grandma? Well, to be truthful, she ended up just "armchair gardening" this entire project. Her grandma-blogger-friends, the little princess, her mommy and daddy, and Bert and Ernie actually did all the work.
But never mind that.
Grandma is very content. She frequently receives personally delivered, freshly plucked organic lettuce from the little princess, and enjoys writing blog posts that make it sound as if she's done all the work!
And everyone mentioned in this story lived happily ever after!
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