Into the city.

Pooches, my manservant spent almost the entire day in our library working on his academic responsibilities for the weekend.  He said there was no time for an excursion but he was going to have to go into “the city” and we were welcome to hop in the Hybridmobile and pay a visit to my womanservant’s office while he attended to his duties.  We cheered and looked forward to the visit.

At lunchtime my manservant put together an odd menu of black-eyed peas and French Onion soup!  We opted to grab some pooch treats to take out to the backyard picnic bench for our meal.

We had a grand time playing on the elevator at my womanservant’s offce and running to and fro down the hallways.

I hope to see you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches, but with my photographer attending to his academic responsibilities one never knows.

Sunshine

What a strange lunch:  French Onion Soup and black-eyed peas!  Thank goodness for pooch treats.

What a strange lunch: French Onion Soup and black-eyed peas! Thank goodness for pooch treats.

You might want to slide your fingers a little further back.

You might want to slide your fingers a little further back.

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Sunshine, I don't like it in the city.  It has strange smells.

Sunshine, I don’t like it in the city. It has strange smells.

We're at my womanservant's other place she works.

You must be important.  You have TWO monitors!

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Sausage, biscuits, and a wee bit of sausage gravy excursion.

Pooches, my manservant woke up this morning with a bee in his bonnet!  He told us that much of the morning would be spent in the library in preparation for his weekend academic responsibilities.  He also said that he planned to attend a lecture at his alma mater which would coincide with our regular excursion time.  He suggested that we undertake a breakfast excursion.  I cheered.  Starlight yawned.

After the customary required amount coffee had been consumed, he headed to the market for sausage.  He returned quickly and manned the kitchen preparing sausage and biscuits (with a wee bit of sausage gravy for dipping) to take with us on our excursion.

Pooches, the Hybridmobile carefully purred through the rush hour traffic to my overlook.  What a fine meal we had.  Our tablecloth was spread over the ground under a pine tree.  There was a bit of chill in the air as the north wind picked up with the passage of a cold front.  The clouds were hanging low and danced through the treetops.

The sausage and biscuits were quite the hit.  I enjoyed the biscuits with sausage and gravy while Starlight, I think, preferred the biscuits with the raspberry jam.  Our customary after meal stroll was cancelled as raindrops started falling.  We sought the safety of the Hybridmobile and returned to our den for a complete set of morning naps while my manservant whittles away at his academic responsibilities.

Sunshine

Hurry up so we can eat!

Hurry up so we can eat!

Our pre-breakfast pose.

Our pre-breakfast pose.

A wee bit of sausage awaits.

A wee bit of sausage awaits.

The clouds are lowering.

The clouds are lowering.  I think it is about to rain.

Starlight, unaccustomed to such an early excursion, decides to resume her morning nap.

Starlight, unaccustomed to such an early excursion, decides to resume her morning nap.

 

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Errand-filled excursion!

Our excursion today turned out to be errand-filled.  My manservant had recused himself from his walk/run this morning because of an early lecture at his alma mater.  He left our den promising that, despite the lecture,  we would have an excursion today.  He returned to our den far earlier than we anticipated.  Pooches, it turned out that my manservant decided to take the dual carriageway to his alma mater and a carriage accident had blocked all but one lane.  It took him 45 minutes to travel 4 kilometers to reach an exit that would allow him to return to our den.  He was quite disappointed to have missed the event and, to mask his disappointment, he headed to the kitchen to poach eggs and cook a banger for breakfast.

After eating, he said it was time to finish up the replacement of the lighting on our pergola.  The work went much faster than it did yesterday and my manservant said the lights were not behaving as fractious as they did yesterday.  I suggested that perhaps he had finally learned how to do the job correctly.

When excursion time arrived, the remaining lobster chowder was heated, duck strips were packed, and we decided to plop on the davenport and eat at our den (soup is not ideal for picnics, pooches).  Once our meal was under our belts (just an expression, pooches), we hopped in the Hybridmobile which dutifully carried us to a succession of stops:  our pooch food store (they were out of my favorite, yikes), the vegetable stand (for turnip greens),  the fine spirit dealer (for a case of vino),  and the market (for butternut squash).  Finally we stopped at my boat launch park for a nice stroll about in the pleasant weather.

Pooches, storms are predicted for tonight after which cold weather will be with us for the remainder of the week.  I predict some spectacular excursions.

Sunshine

I don't know what kind of plant this is but it has good smells under it!

I don’t know what kind of plant this is but it has good smells under it!

I wonder where all the geese have gone this afternoon?

I wonder where all the geese have gone this afternoon?

Sunshine, let's go help that human launch the boat and maybe he'll take us for a spin.

Sunshine, let’s go help that human launch the boat and maybe he’ll take us for a spin.

I do not like piers!

I do not like piers!

 

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Pansies planting pergola primping excursion

It’s Monday, pooches!  Starlight and I chose to sleep in this morning while my manservant headed to his walk/run park in the dark.  We were still not ready to rise when he returned.  He suggested that we could help him with the planting of pansies but we were groggy and sent him outside to conduct the gardening activity on his own.

Pooches, following the pansy planting session (which took much of the morning), my manservant started replacing lights on our pergola.  Starlight and I finally decided we had napped enough and headed outside to watch the spectacle of my manservant atop the ladder grumbling because the lights were being rather fractious.  He finally announced that he would work on them in the afternoon because he would be late for his scheduled massage if he loitered much more.

We were rather miffed when my manservant returned from his massage (and a stop at the market) because he announced that he had too much to do this afternoon to undertake an excursion.  The good news was that he had picked up lobster chowder at the market and we quickly retired to the back yard picnic bench to enjoy said chowder and chicken/cheddar pooch treats!  Hooray!  Our back yard was thoroughly sniffed after lunch.

My manservant has headed outside to undo the benefits of his massage as he wrestles again with the fractious lights.  He plans to conduct raking activity if the light installation is successful and completed with time to spare before dinner preparation activity gets underway. Starlight and I plan to nap the afternoon away!

Sunshine

The customary pre-picnic pose.

The customary pre-picnic pose.

Stop playing drone and give us the 'alright' command!

Stop playing drone and give us the ‘alright’ command!

I never tire of our post picnic sniffing sessions.

I never tire of our post picnic sniffing sessions.

These pansies will look nice this winter.

Your pansies will look nice this winter.

 

 

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Silent Sunday too.

Goodnight.

Goodnight.

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Silent Saturday

 

Solitary Stroll at Sunrise

Solitary Stroll at Sunrise

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Resumption of routine.

Pooches, it has been a pretty pitiful week for excursions in our pack!  My manservant was out-of-town at his meeting all day Tuesday.  We did manage a short excursion on Wednesday but I didn’t post anything because the camera that was used to document the event apparently passed away on our return trip to the den.  The pictures couldn’t be download (my manservant said those were probably the best pictures ever taken and he  was quite sure he would have won a Pulitzer).  Thursday was likewise excursionless because my manservant was quite busy with errands and attending yet another lecture.  Today we finally resumed our routine!

It was a busy morning around our den with gardening activity, leaf raking activity, housekeeping activity, and fall/winter preparation activity.  When most of the chores had been accomplished my manservant said he had a few errands to run, one of which was to stop at the market and acquire lunch for our excursion.  Hurray!

We wasted no time upon his return and immediately hopped in the Hybridmobile which happily hurried us my overlook.  As my manservant hopped out of the Hybridmobile to open the boot, Starlight and I had already hopped in the boot and were awaiting the sight of lunch as it was withdrawn from the basket.  Pooches, my manservant scored big at the market:  a pork loin, brie, apple, and mango chutney sandwich (on an onion roll) which we haven’t had since before my manservant’s minor dental procedure in July.  Starlight and I sent up cheers as we saw it withdrawn.  There was an encore of cheers when he also withdrew filet of boeuf!  Woo hoo!

We all ate hungrily and agreed afterward that it was a fine meal for a fine day.  Much frolicking around my overlook followed our meal.  As we were heading for the Hybridmobile for our return to our den, a nice family walked up and requested my attention.  Much petting and licking followed as we learned it was Cupcake the Westie’s manservant and womanservant from Denver.  Even Starlight put up with the “oohs” and “ahhs”.  We were shown a picture of Cupcake and we politely “oohed” and “ahhed” in return.

Good to be back in our routine, pooches.  See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday.

Sunshine

Our customary pre-lunch photo is always first on the agenda.

Our customary pre-lunch photo is always first on the agenda.

Yummy!

Yummy!

It's time to bring out the filet of boeuf!

It’s time to bring out the filet of boeuf!

Sunshine, aren't the smells particularly good today?

Sunshine, aren’t the smells particularly good today?

Say, who are those people walking down the hill at my overlook?

Say, who are those people walking down the hill at my overlook?

I guess it is time to head back to our den, Starlight.

I guess it is time to head back to our den, Starlight.

 

 

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