Excursion again!

Pooches, the temperatures have finally returned closer to normal.  My manservant’s early morning walk/run today was conducted at his walk/run park instead of the gym.  He returned to our den and announced that he was headed to an early morning lecture at his alma mater and then return and began raking leaves.  Starlight and I were immediately concerned that this might impact our planned return to excursions now that the arctic air has departed.  He said not to worry because an excursion was included in his agenda for the day.

Following his return from the lecture, “work in the yard” clothes were donned and he headed outside with rake in hand.  Starlight and I took advantage of the moderate temperature and headed outside as well.  What a grand time we had playing in the piles of leaves until my manservant put an end to it saying we were “messing up” his piles.  Spoilsport.

When excursion time arrived the rake was leaned against a tree and we all hoped in the Hybridmobile which merrily carried us to the market to procure lunch.  The Hybridmobile was quite happy about the resumption of excursions without having to shiver.  From the market we headed to my manservant’s walk/run park.  After a brief stroll across the creek we plopped down on a patch of grass and got down to the business of eating chicken.  Quite tasty, pooches!

Another stroll was undertaken after lunch.  We stopped by the secret persimmon tree and had a few persimmons for dessert.  My manservant soon said it was time to conclude the excursion because the leaf rake was calling his name (Starlight noted that my manservant must have keen hearing because she didn’t hear anything) and we returned to the Hybridmobile.

We’ll be napping extra hard this afternoon because we missed much of our normal morning naps while playing in the piles of leaves!

Pooches, we need to stick together and keep that polar vortex far away!

Sunshine

There's nothing like jumping in a pile of leaves!

There’s nothing like jumping in a pile of leaves!

How did you get in front of us?

How did you get in front of us?

Our eyes are on the prize.

Our eyes are on the prize.

No Starlight, I don't think running out of chicken qualifies as an emergency.

No Starlight, I don’t think running out of chicken qualifies as an emergency.

Sunshine, let's go down this trail into the forest.

Sunshine, let’s go down this trail into the forest.

Goodbye creek.  We have to go rake leaves.

Goodbye creek. We have to go rake leaves.

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Yesterday would have been her 17th birthday. Sniff. Sniff.

Yesterday would have been her 17th birthday.
(Sniff, sniff.)

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Brrrrrrr…….

Pooches, the story continues this week:  COLD!  The bone chilling temperatures modified this weekend and we endured an all day cold rain yesterday.  Then late in the day another blast of polar air moved into the poochhood for the next several days.

There has been a brutal wind blowing all day and my manservant headed to the gym for his inside walk/run early this morning.  His return to the den found him in the kitchen preparing a hot bowl of vegetable/boeuf soup for breakfast.  Starlight and I were the beneficiaries of generous bites of boeuf and we were sufficiently comforted by the hot soup on such a cold morning.  After tending to his housekeeping chores, my manservant suggested that we make an early visit my Saturday park for a short excursion before he had to journey to his alma mater for a lecture on Chaucer.  Starlight started to object because of the cold temperature outside but I quickly reminded her that the Pooch Code of Ethics prohibits ever turning down an excursion opportunity!

We hopped in the surprised Hybridmobile which shivered across my spillway to my Saturday park.  Pooches, the SUNSHINE was abundant but the strong wind coming across my Rez had the wind chill well below 0ºC.  My manservant grunted as he excited the Hybridmobile and was tossed to a fro by the gale.  His assistance was needed to hold the door open for us to hop out of the Hybridmobile as the wind tried to keep it closed.  I told Starlight to keep moving and not stop because we might freeze if we stayed still.

The waves were crashing onshore and we had to keep a safe distance from the shoreline.  Our excursion outlasted last week’s frigid excursion that lasted less than 9 minutes.  Today’s excursion was a lengthy 9 minutes and 45 seconds.  Finally, we could stand the miserable cold no more and headed to the warmth of the Hybridmobile.  Pooches, a dark carriage that has been sitting in the sun feels absolutely wonderful on a such a cold and windy day.

Upon our return to our den my manservant prepared chicken pot pie for our lunch, declaring that we needed to eat hearty to survive this arctic weather.

Sounds good to me, pooches.

Sunshine

Brrrrrrr!

Brrrrrrr!

Starlight, you're going to get splashed if you get too close.

Starlight, you’re going to get splashed if you get too close.

I wonder if I could get on the pier without getting splashed?

I wonder if I could get on the pier without getting wet?

Someone lost a ball.

Aww, someone lost a ball.

Starlight. it is time to fine shelter in the Hybridmobile!

Starlight. it is time to find shelter in the Hybridmobile!

It was foolish to go on an excursion today.  I'll never thaw out!

It was foolish to go on an excursion today. I’ll never thaw out!

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Silent Saturday

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Poochsicles are us!

Eight minutes and thirty-four seconds!  Pooches, that is how long our excursion stroll lasted today.

The weather continues to be brutal.  Unlike the past two days there is plenty of SUNSHINE today but it is deceptive because it doesn’t help to warm a pooch up.  The north wind cuts like a knife through anyone venturing outside.  We all assumed this morning that, given the frozen banana trees in our back yard, an excursion was out of the question.  It was late morning when my manservant suggested that we try a short excursion.  Starlight and I were leery but, with our confidence buoyed by our winter coats, we agreed to give an excursion the ol’ college try.

The Hybridmobile kept us warm as it puttered to my overlook.  Pooches, my overlook was a thing of beauty in the bright SUNSHINE and deep blue skies with remnants of colorful leaves scattered through the trees.  It was perfect until we hopped out of the Hybridmobile and were greeted by the tortuous north wind.  After a few grunts, groans, and second thoughts, we bravely made our way down to the shoreline.  We posed for a panorama of my Rez and, upon completion of said panorama, immediately decided we had had enough of the cold and scurried back to the warmth and safety of the Hybridmobile.

Our plans are to spend our afternoon in front of the fire napping.  Pooches, it may be that we nap for a week because the weather prognosticators are not forecasting any improvement in the weather!

See you tomorrow (from inside) on Silent Saturday!

Sunshine

Sunshine, my jacket is keeping me warm.

Sunshine, my jacket isn’t keeping me warm.

A panorama of my overlook in all of its grandeur!

A panorama of my overlook in all of its grandeur!

A panorama of my Rez.

A panorama of the overlook portion of my Rez.

I'm freezing Starlight!  Let's scurry back to the Hybridmobile.

I’m freezing Starlight! Let’s scurry back to the Hybridmobile.

 

 

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Hunkered down.

Pooches, we awoke this morning to more cold, clouds, and biting wind!  My manservant stepped outside only briefly to retrieve firewood.  We gathered on the Davenport and reviewed our plans for the day.  My manservant said he was canceling his walk/run because of the weather and an early morning lecture he had planned to attend was a victim of the weather as well.

After a fire was built we returned to the Davenport where we have been for most of the day reading and napping.  We had a brunch of leftover mash.  At excursion time, we all loaded in the Hybridmobile which shivered down the dual carriageway to our favorite fish monger.  Red snapper filets were obtained and after a stop at the market we have fresh Brussels sprout on the stalk.  It is going to be a fine feast tonight!  When we reached our den we all quickly ran inside and added wood to the fire.  Meanwhile, chicken wings are currently broiling in the oven for a late lunch.   We will be enjoying sitting fireside for the rest of the afternoon.

Pooches, I thought I made it perfectly clear last winter to the polar vortex that it was NOT welcome to return!

Sunshine

I'm afraid it is going to be a long winter.

I’m afraid it is going to be a long winter.

 

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Wordless Wednesday #2.

Chair time.

Chair time.

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