Not Wordless Wednesday.

Pooches, I know it is Wordless Wednesday but I have recovered from my abuse at my vet and have decided to tell you about our excursion today.

The pine pollen that fills the air prevented us from having a picnic lunch today and instead of a picnic lunch we dined at our den on multiple types of  peas at home.  Starlight was not happy with the menu but she gulped them down despite her persnickity attitude.

After our lunch, we hopped in the Hybridmobile and purred to my Overlook.  I wanted to check on my tree and see if had been repaired.  Pooches, apparently the authorities have decided it can’t be saved.  So sad.  Nevertheless, I was pleased to see my tree was not giving up and is holding on to terra firma by the roots tightly.  I told my tree to keep up the good work.  We’ll show those authorities!

A good stroll was had around my Overlook and a grand afternoon followed in this wonderful spring weather!

Sunshine

The wildflowers are grand today!
The wildflowers are grand today!
On no, Starlight, I'm afraid the authorities have given up on my tree!
On no, Starlight, I’m afraid the authorities have given up on my tree!
I love spring.
I love spring.
Starlight contemplates after supper amid the wild onions what tomorrow will bring.
Starlight contemplates after supper amid the wild onions and thinks about what tomorrow will bring.
Life is good.
Life is good.

 

 

 

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Poor me.

Pooches, I don’t feel good.  Our weekend was a complete washout with non-stop rain.  I had high hopes this morning of having a grand excursion today after hearing the rain was gone until late week.  Then I found out.  A vet visit was planned (not by my but for me).  My manservant overpowered me and carried out the fiendish  scheme.  I was poked, prodded, had blood stolen, and given shot after shot.

We finally returned to our den and I was exhausted.  Then I started feeling the soreness resulting from all of the abuse.  Now, I don’t feel good.

Poor me.

Sunshine

I don't feel good!
I don’t feel good!
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Spring is almost here!!

Woo hoo, pooches, spring arrives this afternoon!!

We awoke to a another dreary morning but none of us cared because we had plans in the works for a big celebration of spring.  While Starlight and I planned our party, my manservant launched into a full morning of conducting spring cleaning so our den would be ready for the event.

All morning long it was dusting, wiping, scrubbing, Hoovering, and polishing.  In late morning, my manservant headed to the market for more cleaning supplies and returned with the ingredients to cook spaghetti sauce, which he prepared in short order and had it simmering on the stove top while he returned for more cleaning activity.

He had started to slow down in his efforts when he announced it was time to eat.  Hooray!   Generous plates of spaghetti were distributed and we wasted no time in scarfing them down.  Starlight struggled mightily with the strings of pasta and finally decided to stick with the meat sauce.  The wee bit of conversation that occurred during our meal was me reminding my manservant that our pooch food supplies had dwindled to a critical level.

Following our meal we hopped in the Hybridmobile for a brief excursion before returning to spring cleaning.   I instructed the Hybridmobile to first head for our pooch food store so we could restock.

After that important matter had been completed, the Hybridmobile delivered us to my school park where we had a grand time sniffing wildflowers and strolling about in the warm air.  We didn’t linger too long because my manservant was anxious to return to his cleaning duties.

Pooches, join with me in giving springtime a rousing welcome!!  Woo hoo!!

Sunshine

Sunshine, we've arrived at our pooch food store!!
Sunshine, we’ve arrived at our pooch food store!!
Starlight, sometimes I wondered if we were going to survive that awful winter!
Starlight, sometimes I wondered if we were going to survive that awful winter!
That patch of wildflowers is celebrating the arrival of spring.
That patch of wildflowers is celebrating the arrival of spring.
I guess it is time to head back to our den so my manservant can resume his spring cleaning.
I guess it is time to head back to our den so my manservant can resume his spring cleaning.

 

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Morning at my arboretum.

Pooches, because my manservant planned to attend an early afternoon lecture at his alma mater in the early afternoon, he suggested an early excursion this morning.  The Hybridmobile surprised us by delivering us to my arboretum park, a park we hadn’t visited since last fall.

It was good to be back and I was quite pleased to see that the trails had been cleared of all fallen limbs and leaves.  Other than the puddles of water still lingering from last week’s non-stop rains, we enjoyed an unimpeded stroll through the forest.

Pooches, I forgot this is wordless Wednesday!

Oops.

Sunshine

There are so many scents in my arboretum today that we'd better split up so we can cover all of them.
There are so many scents in my arboretum today that we’d better split up so we can cover all of them.
We're headed out to do a little bit of duck watching.
We’re headed out to do a wee bit of duck watching.
I hate swingy bridges!
I hate swingy bridges!
Sunshine, you can see the faithful Hybridmobile through trees!
Sunshine, you can see the faithful Hybridmobile through trees!

 

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I bind unto myself this day…

Happy St. Patrick’s day, pooches!  Today our pack has joined in the celebration of our friends to the west (at least west from my homeland) in the festivities.  Unlike years past, we decided to celebrate the REAL St. Patrick.

My manservant headed out into our yard for a morning of gardening to make our grounds a wee bit more enticing for the small creatures in our poochhood.  There was much tilling and weeding and mulching and planting going on through the morning.  Starlight and I joined my manservant, all the while singing St. Patrick’s Breastplate!  It was a rousing chorus that echoed through the poochhood as we worked.

Festivities aside, lunchtime drew near and we hurried out to the Hybridmobile to travel to the market for supplies for tonight’s dinner.  Lunch was also obtained and we returned to our newly manicured backyard to dine on ribs, coleslaw, and a roll (which nobody wanted).

Our entire day was spent outside enjoying the newly-found spring!  The clouds began moving in late this afternoon but we are headed outside to sit under our pergola for a bit of fruit to enjoy the outdoors before the shrimp-parmesan pasta (whole wheat, of course) is served.

Go green, pooches!

Sunshine

Let's eat!
Let’s eat!
Starlight, our backyard quagmire is starting to look much more like a backyard.
Starlight, our backyard quagmire is starting to look much more like a backyard.
I guess we'll go inside for a wee bit to catch up on our naps.
I guess we’ll go inside for a wee bit to catch up on our naps.
Uh oh!  The clouds are moving in.
Uh oh! The clouds are moving in.

 

 

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Finally!

Pooches, spring-like weather arrived over the weekend.  Finally!  Today is warm with plenty of SUNSHINE and NO RAIN!  It has been a long time coming.

My manservant departed the den early this morning for an appointment with his teeth vet in the not-so-nearby village.  He finally returned, noting that most of the time had been spent in the waiting room, and we began our plans for a quality excursion after a long winter.  It wasn’t long before we were in the Hybridmobile heading to my park on the bay after stopping by the deli for our lunch.

We pulled into my park on the bay and I immediately renamed it my new beach park!  Pooches, over the winter construction began on a spacious beach on the waterfront.  It is grand and I am sure that in just a short time it will be filled with pooches and pooch servants playing in my Rez.

The plate lunch take away from the deli was quickly consumed as we picnicked in the Hybridmobile’s boot.  Starlight and I concentrated on the fried chicken and let my manservant have full run of the lima beans and rice and gravy.

As usual, after lunch we embarked on a stroll around the park.  Close inspection was made of the progress on my new beach.  The weather was grand and a good time was had by all as we soaked up the glorious weather!  We’re back at our den preparing to nap on full bellies while my manservant makes an attempt to perform a bit of garden duties out in our slowly-drying quagmire.

Sunshine

Would you hurry up with the 'alright' command?
Would you hurry up with the ‘alright’ command?
Oh yes!  My new beach is going to be grand!
Oh yes! My new beach is going to be grand!
I hope they take down this orange fence before they open my new beach park.
I hope they take down this orange fence before they open my new beach park.
I spy some wee wildflowers!
I spy some wee wildflowers!

 

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Silent Saturday

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