Beating the heat excursion!

Pooches, when my manservant returned from his walk/run park this morning he said that it was his intention to declare today a ‘housekeeping day’ because it was going to be another miserably hot day and it would be good to stay in the cool of our den.  Starlight and I agreed because we were anxious to try out our new pooch pool.  My manservant said that after his yoga class we could have a quick picnic lunch at our picnic bench and then play in our pool.

The vacuumed hummed, the mops swished, and the sponges cleaned throughout the morning.  My manservant finally headed to his yoga class and returned with eggrolls and broccoli-cauliflower salad for lunch.  We headed out to our picnic bench and ate quickly.  I was the first in our pool.  Hooray!  We’ve found a way to beat the heat!

We’re inside for our afternoon naps.  I told my manservant to take a break from his housekeeping duties and to go to the store to find some pool toys!  It’ll be the pool later this afternoon for Starlight and me!

So there, heat wave!!

Sunshine

Iced coffee is always good with lunch on a hot summer day!

Iced coffee is always good with lunch on a hot summer day!

Starlight, I'm going to try out the new pooch pool to make sure it is safe for your to play in.

Starlight, I’m going to try out the new pooch pool to make sure it is safe for you to play in.

Ahhhhh!  This cool water feels good on the ol' paws!

Ahhhhh! This cool water feels good on the ol’ paws!

Sunshine, I'm going to go get our pool toys!

Sunshine, I’m going to go get our pool toys!

What do you mean we don't have any pool toys?!

What do you mean we don’t have any pool toys?!

 

 

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Silent Sunday too

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Silent Saturday

Digging for moles?  Me?

Digging for moles? Me?

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Fabulous Friday!

It’s Friday, pooches!  And what a Friday it has been!

We were awakened at what seemed like the middle of the night when my womanservant arose and departed for the airport for a flight to Beantown.  My manservant decided to head to his walk/run park even though it was still in the dark of night.  When he returned after a lengthy walk/run, the sun still had not risen but he suggested that we go ahead and depart for  yet another early excursion.

Starlight and I were prepared for the suggestion (we had expected it and stayed awake to enjoy our morning coffee).  We headed to the Hybridmobile and thoughtfully watched the sun peek over the horizon when it decided to rise while we glided along to my overlook.  Pooches, the overlook was rather empty at that early hour except for a couple of carriages patiently awaiting those riding their velocipedes on my multi-use trail.  The Hybridmobile visited with the other carriages while my manservant, Starlight, and I headed on an energetic stroll.  Starlight, in usual fashion, had a grand time chasing a gaggle of geese that had been peacefully enjoying the still morning air until Starlight’s arrival.

We finally returned to our den and, my manservant, after enjoying a few cups coffee and waiting for the outdoor power equipment curfew to expire at eight o’clock, headed outside to fire up the lawn manicuring machine and began a morning of yard work.

After completing his outdoor tasks, the yoga costume was donned and the Hybridmobile ferried him to his yoga class.  Looking intent on accomplishing a dreaded task when he returned, my manservant headed to our library to tackle the installation of a new wireless printer on my network.  Starlight and I heard the grumbling and an occasional choice word as he grappled with what he called “fractious devils” (pooches, anything more complicated than a hammer is considered “fractious” by my manservant).

After a while, a cheer was heard from the library and my manservant emerged looking quite proud of himself!  He said he was headed to the market and we would have a backyard picnic excursion on his return.  Starlight and I high-fived each other, not expecting a backyard excursion after already undertaking our earlier excursion.  By early afternoon we were at our picnic bench enjoying steamed King crab!

Woo hoo!  What a day we have had!  See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday.

Sunshine

Sunshine, look at that gaggle across the meadow.

Sunshine, look at that gaggle across the meadow.

I just love early morning excursions!

I just love early morning excursions!

My Rez is rather calm this morning.

My Rez is rather calm this morning.

Do you see any fish or 'gators, Starlight?

Do you see any fish or ‘gators, Starlight?

The three of us.

The three of us.

Woo hoo, pooches!  A mid-afternoon picnic bench excursion complete with steamed King crab and drawn butter.

Woo hoo, pooches! A mid-afternoon picnic bench excursion complete with steamed King crab and drawn butter.

 

 

 

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Strenuous excursion!

Pooches, the crazy idea came from my manservant upon his return from his walk/run park.  He said it was going to be another hot day and that we should head out for our excursion immediately.  His excursion plan was to dismiss the idea of our customary picnic and focus on the excursion stroll.  Starlight and I were not enthusiastic with the idea but consented and boarded the Hybridmobile for the journey to my school park.  As we glided to our destination the Hybridmobile regaled us again with stories of the exciting ride yesterday on top of the Hybridmobile ambulance to the mechanic’s place of business.

We arrived at my school park where our epic stroll began.  We first enjoyed the waterfront before heading across the lane toward my multi-use trail.  When my manservant’s navigation turned to the north we knew it was his intention to walk all of the way to my overlook!  Pooches, that long of a walk is fine in the winter, fall and spring, but it is not a walk we would take on a summer day in the middle of a heat wave!

Too make a long story short, about halfway to my overlook Starlight and I went on strike.  We sat down on the trail and refused to go a step further.  After some time, deciding all the coaxing in the world was not going to work successfully, my manservant headed in the direction of the Hybridmobile and we followed.

Starlight and I are recovering this afternoon in the cool of our den.  I have sent my manservant to attend to a long list of errand in the city so he doesn’t disturb our naps.

Keep cool, pooches.

Sunshine

Thank goodness there is a breeze blowing!

Thank goodness there is a breeze blowing!

Pace yourself, Starlight.  If we're going all the way to my overlook it is going to be a long walk.

Pace yourself, Starlight. If we’re going all the way to my overlook it is going to be a long walk.

Sunshine, we're only halfway.  Let's turn around.

Sunshine, we’re only halfway. Let’s turn around.  It’s too hot for this.

It is thoughtful of the village to place pooch water bowls by the drinking fountains that don't have the pooch fountains.

It is thoughtful of the village to place pooch water bowls by the drinking fountains that don’t have the pooch fountains.

Hooray, Starlight!  The Hybridmobile will be just over the hill.

Hooray, Starlight! The Hybridmobile will be just over the hill.

I'm hot!

I’m hot!

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Some days things don’t go as planned.

Pooches, our day has been somewhat out of kilter.  My manservant departed for his walk/run while it was still dark (pooches, I hadn’t even had my coffee yet) and returned to our den at sunrise.  He informed us that he would be absent all morning because he had an appointment with his eyes vet early followed by an appointment with his teeth vet.  He said he’d probably be back to the den about excursion time.

He departed in the Hybridmobile at this appointed time and neither he nor the Hybridmobile knew about the fate that was about to befall them!  It seems (as later recounted by the Hybridmobile) that they had only been on their way for two minutes when the Hybridmobile’s paw went flat!  The Hybridmobile limped off of the carriageway and awaited my manservant to place a temporary paw on so they could continue their journey to the eyes vet.  Pooches, it was not to be.  It seems that the lug nut key required for the change of paws broke on the first lug nut!

My manservant thought quickly and made the call for a carriage ambulance to carry the Hybridmobile to the Hybridmobile vet.  Pooches, the Hybridmobile rode piggyback on the ambulance to have the paw repaired, apparently grinning and waving to all the carriages they passed on the way.

Eventually the Hybridmobile was repaired and my manservant was able to make it to his appointment with his teeth vet.  When they returned to our den Sunshine and I went out to visit the Hybridmobile and hear the exciting story of their adventure.

My manservant said he really was not interested in an excursion today and we agreed to have a summer vegetable lunch at the picnic bench.  He said he had enough excitement for one day!

Sunshine

The Hybridmobile ambulance has arrived and is preparing to transport the patient to the mechanic.

The Hybridmobile ambulance has arrived and is preparing to transport the patient to the mechanic.

Except for the heat summertime is mighty fine with us:  purple hull peas, squash, corn, fresh tomatoes and boeuf (for us).

Except for the heat summertime is mighty fine with us: purple hull peas, squash, corn, fresh tomatoes and boeuf (for us).

Waiting for the 'alright' command before I pounce on a piece of boeuf.

Waiting for the ‘alright’ command before I pounce on a piece of boeuf.

Say, the boeuf is in focus but not me!

Say, the boeuf is in focus but not me!

 

 

 

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