Hey, Mom, look what I found. I was just going to bring it to you.
Can I have it pleeeeease? I don't know what it is, but I want it SO. BAD.
It took her a while to decide if she liked it or not and what, exactly, she was supposed to do with it, hence my ability to get the pictures. I was going to take it away from her, but she'd already slimed all over it, so I decided she could have it. That was probably a big mistake, but she did manage to get it without tearing up my entire tomato plant, and for her that has to count for something. Now that I think about it, I suppose it could have fallen off the plant and she was just checking it out when I caught her. Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's going to be her story when I ask her about it later.
So, in case you're keeping track, ti leaves: good protection against birds, not so much against dogs.