We finally take a proper excursion!!

Pooches, as you know well excursions have been in short supply of late.  The blame can be laid directly at my manservant’s feet.  He says he has been preoccupied with “other matters.”  Humph!

Nevertheless, this morning at excursion time he suggested that we go check on my “Leaning Tree at my Overlook.”  We excitedly hopped in the Hybridmobile and anxiously awaited our arrival.  I was fully expecting to find that a tragedy had occurred and see my grand oak splashing about in the water.  Not so, pooches!  It is still holding on to terra firma. Woo hoo!

After this bit of good news our spirits were lightened and we had a jolly time strolling about the waterfront.  Our stomachs were soon growling and it was decided to head back to the den and have smoked salmon sandwiches on our picnic bench.

It was good to be back, pooches.

Sunshine

We're headed down by the water to check on my tree that is trying to jump in my Rez!
We’re headed down by the water to check on my tree that is trying to jump in my Rez!
That's good to see, Starlight.  It is still holding on tightly.
Hooray, Starlight!  It is still holding on.
My mind always returns to the sea when I come to the water's edge.
My mind always returns to the sea when I come to the water’s edge.
There are plenty of purple wildflowers blooming at my overlook today.
There are plenty of purple wildflowers blooming at my overlook today.
Today's lunch is smoked salmon with plenty of cream cheese, capers, and red onion on whole wheat.  Yum!
Today’s lunch is smoked salmon with plenty of cream cheese, capers, and red onion on whole wheat. Yum!
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Silent Sunday

Goodnight pooches!
Goodnight pooches!
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Ho-hum excursion.

Pooches, not much to report from our pack today.  My manservant left early this morning for a walk/run at his gym before his annual appointment with his vet.  When he returned from being stuck, poked and prodded, Starlight and I were able to provide some sympathy.

Our excursion today was absent a picnic.  We ambled in the Hybridmobile to my manservant’s walk/run park and had a leisurely stroll about my creek.

Silent Saturday may have to be replaced by Silent Sunday, pooches, because it is my manservant’s weekend to fulfill his academic responsibilities.

Yawn.

Sunshine

 

We're headed across my creek for a stroll.
We’re headed across my creek for a stroll.

 

Sniffing the scents by our occasional picnic table.
Sniffing the scents by our occasional picnic table.

 

There sky is certainly blue today, pooches!
The sky is certainly blue today, pooches!

 

Sunshine, let's go by the creek and look for fish.
Sunshine, let’s go by the creek and look for fish.

 

 

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Perhaps exam week will bring back normalcy.

Pooches, it was off to the gym again this morning for my manservant at an early hour.  His LAST class in his academic pursuit was today and Starlight and I are hoping that will bring a wee bit of normalcy to our Thursday excursions which have been disrupted since January.

His return from his walk/run and velocipede ride was marked by a flurry of activity in preparation for his last class.  It seems that the class had decided to celebrate by holding a luncheon at a nearby eating establishment which resulted in his return to our den far later than usual for a Thursday.  Starlight and I were not pleased when he announced that he had to work on his weekend academic responsibility and began pouring over lesson plans and the like.

Finally, in late afternoon, my manservant announced that a visit out on the patio sitting under the pergola might be a nice substitute for today’s excursion.  We grudgingly went out with him and enjoyed a few snacks.  His encouragement to go out to his Spigelia for a photo-op was boycotted.

This weekend is looking like a bust on excursions, pooches.  Rats!

Sunshine

That was tasty....please sir, may I have some more?
That was tasty.  Please sir, may I have some more?
Starlight and I decline to pose with the Spigelia if we're not going on an excursion.
Starlight and I decline to pose with the Spigelia if we’re not going on an excursion.
Humph!  It isn't worth looking at if there isn't a Westie in it!
Humph! It isn’t worth looking at if there isn’t a Westie in the picture!

 

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Starlight, you shouldn't stick your tongue out at the camera!
Starlight, you shouldn’t stick your tongue out at the camera!
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Chilly weather returns.

Pooches, it was quite chilly when we arose this morning.  My manservant tried a walk/run at his walk/run park but quickly decided the gym was a better location.  He headed that direction and only returned to our den after he had completed his walk/run and a long stationary velocipede ride.

Starlight and I were concerned about the fate of our excursion today.  My manservant has not been inclined to do much of anything lately and, combined with the return of dreary and chilly weather, we were afraid an excursion was doomed.  Excursion time approached and we decided to dine in our den because of the weather.  Pooches, the first BLT of the season was put together and, because it was winter-like outside, a steaming bowl of baked potato soup was also served.  It was all quite good, pooches, despite the fact that the tasty tomatoes of summer are still only found in our dreams.

The conclusion of lunch brought the suggestion that a short excursion could be undertaken.  Starlight and I cheered as we headed to the Hybridmobile after retrieving a jacket from storage.  We were soon gliding down the lane headed for my Madison Landing park.  Pooches, the weather at my park resembled a March day as a strong cold breeze blew off the water.  We scampered about the waterfront and even tried sticking our paws in the water.  Brrrr!

We’re comfortably back in our den now where we will spend the afternoon napping.

Sunshine

Starlight, look at the pink buttercups!
Starlight, look at the pink buttercups!
Sunshine, your nose is going to turn yellow if you sniff them too hard.
Sunshine, your nose is going to turn yellow if you sniff them too hard.
Let's knock on the door and see if anyone is  home.
Let’s knock on the door and see if anyone is home.
The bird that was on that pole flew away just when I going to visit it!
The bird that was on that pole flew away just when I going to visit it!
The water is still a wee bit too cold to go wading.
The water is still a wee bit too cold to go wading.
It sure is a dreary and chilly day.
It sure is a dreary and chilly day.

 

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Silent Saturday

From time to time, pooches, you get in one of those funky moods that all you feel like doing is sleeping on the hearth.
From time to time, pooches, you get in one of those funky moods that all you feel like doing is sleeping on the hearth.  “April is the cruellest month…”
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