Early excursion…late walk/run

 

Pooches, the heat is back!  After we awoke this morning we made an inquiry to the weather prognosticator’s station and saw the bad news.  The foretelling was for a very hot day today and for getting worse each day into next week.  Drat!

Pooches, we haven’t been on an excursion yet this week and my manservant hasn’t been on his walk/run yet this week.  Whatever was to be done had to be done early before the dangerous heat levels were reached.  A decision had to be made.  Which was it to be?

HOORAY!!  Starlight had a stroke of genius.   We all headed out and hopped in the Hybridmobile which took us gleefully to my old school park where we embarked on an excursion walk/run/amble with pooch treats in my manservant’s pocket!!  We would walk for a while, then run for a while, and, whenever we reached an area that had interesting scents floating through the air, we would amble and sniff for a while followed by pooch treats!  We even managed to both walk/run/sniff/amble on a previously unvisited section of my multi-use trail and to go off-trail at my sunken trace park!

It wasn’t long, pooches, before the heat was on the increase and we returned to our den to begin a day of being lazy (inside).  I just sent my manservant on an errand to the natural pooch food store to restock our pantry as we are running dangerously low on supplies.  I suppose he can be lazy upon his completion of that responsibility as well as preparing our lunch.  We have put in a request for boeuf patties in gravy with puffed potatoes.  Yum!

Sunshine

I'm glad we got here before it go too hot.

I’m glad we got here before it go too hot.

Say, we don't usually come this way on my multi-use trail!

Say, we don’t usually come this way on my multi-use trail!

Isn't this a big hill, Starlight?  I wish I had my skateboard!

Isn’t this a big hill, Starlight? I wish I had my skateboard!

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by,"

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,”

Sunshine, this hill is a lot steeper going in this direction!

Sunshine, this hill is a lot steeper going in this direction!

 

 

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Excursionless Tuesday

Pooches, it has been a busy day around our den but all the busyness has been with things other than excursions!  My manservant headed to a nearby village early this morning for yet another a meeting at the time he would normally head out for his walk/run park.

After the meeting, he headed back south and went into the “concrete jungle” to our den’s south and dutifully carried out his academic responsibilities for the resumption of his academic obligations.  After fighting with the photocopy machine for a period of time (it seems it didn’t understand the meaning collate) , he finally returned to our den at excursion time.

Pooches, an excursion was not to be realized today!  A call instructed him to pick up Starlight, who had travelled to her groomer today for a new furdo, and by the time they reached our den my manservant said it was far too hot for an excursion.  The good news for the day was that he returned with chicken wings and we all enjoyed munching them until they were gone.  He then disappeared into our library for continued work on his academic responsibilities.

Tomorrow, pooches, I promise tomorrow, we will seek out an excursion once again!

Sunshine

"Sigh, there's no escaping the paparazzi."

“Sigh, there’s no escaping the paparazzi.”

 

 

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Silent Saturday

I love coming to one of my rivers.

I love coming to one of my rivers.

 

Starlight, you need to read the rules too.

Starlight, you need to read the rules too.

 

 

 

 

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Another glorious day!

Pooches, we were all in need of extra sleep at our den last night and slept much later than usual.  Despite sleeping in, when my man servant arose and checked the weather station, it was still quite chilly.  Rousing Starlight and me he said it would be a shame to let this wonderful weather go to waste.  We agreed and headed to the Hybridmobile which gaily took us my overlook.

Pooches, we had my overlook to ourselves.  There was a chilly breeze blowing off of the water once again and we had a lengthy stroll along the shoreline.  Feeling the need to make more use of the cool weather, we headed toward my multi-use trail and engaged in another lengthy stroll. Finally, as we once again approached my overlook, Starlight and I felt the need for our morning naps.  As we returned to our den, my manservant headed outside for a bit of gardening while Starlight and I hit the sack.

It is afternoon now and our pack will be headed back outside to enjoy the still fall-like weather.

Sunshine

I don't recognize this scent, Starlight, do you?

I don’t recognize this scent, Starlight, do you?

 

Look!  I see a fish!!

Look! I see a fish!!

 

 

We have my overlook to ourselves.

We have my overlook to ourselves.

 

What a grand morning it is at my overlook!

What a grand morning it is at my overlook!

 

Sunshine, I think I'm ready for my nap.

Sunshine, I think I’m ready for my nap.

 

 

 

 

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Another rare summer cold front.

Pooches, woo hoo!  Another rare summer cold front came through these parts overnight and left wonderfully cool, dry, and fall-like air.  My manservant woke up for his regular walk/run and as soon as he stepped outside he knew that plans must be changed.  Instead of heading to his walk/run park, he returned inside and aroused Starlight and me from our morning naps and announced that it was excursion time!  Woo hoo!

Starlight and I piled into the groggy  Hybridmobile and it was off down the lane to take us to my school park.  The weather there was glorious, pooches.  In addition to cool temperatures, there was a deep blue sky and a stiff northerly breeze blowing off of the water lending a wee bit of a chill to the air.  Our stroll started along the shore but the more glorious we realized the rare weather was, the more we gravitated to my multi-use trail.  We soon were on it and engaged in a walk/run (between sniffing stops).   What a day pooches.

My manservant had many responsibilities to take care of today but it mattered not.  Starlight and I said we were going to be “outside” pooches today and have spent most of the afternoon enjoying a preview of fall.

It doesn’t get any better than this, pooches!!  Not at all.

Sunshine

Can you believe this Starlight?  It is like an October morning!

Can you believe this Starlight? It is like an October morning!

Who would have thought we'd see a sky this blue in August?

Who would have thought we’d see a sky this blue in August?

The smells on my multi-use trail are particularly good on this early Wednesday morning.

The smells on my multi-use trail are particularly good on this early Wednesday morning.

I'm not sure I'm ready to stop walking.

I’m not sure I’m ready to stop walking.

Starlight and I decided to spend most of this afternoon in our back yard because of the cool weather.

Starlight and I decided to spend most of this afternoon in our back yard because of the cool weather.

Starlight is always vigilant in being on the lookout for squirrels.

Starlight is always vigilant about spotting squirrels.

 

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Shady excursion.

Hi there, pooches!  I’m sorry I missed yesterday’s post but we have had thunderstorms for the past three days that put all thought of an excursion to rest!

My manservant headed out for his walk/run this morning at his very foggy walk/run park and upon his return announced that it was rather nice to have a walk/run in the fog because it wasn’t as hot as it has been.

It was off to the not-so-nearby village in mid-morning by my manservant for a meeting.  Before he left I inquired about the status of an excursion today and was promised at least a short one if “it wasn’t too hot.”  Starlight and I waited patiently for his return which occurred exactly at excursion time.  He said for lunch he was going to have mashed potatoes and gravy with frozen custard for dessert.  Given the rather odd menu for lunch and the fact that frozen custard would likely melt in the hot weather, it was decided to dine at our den.  While Starlight and I find mashed potatoes and gravy quite tasty, we decided to withdraw our fillet of boeuf from the icebox and enjoy it as well.

When our lunch was completed we boarded the Hybridmobile and had quite a spirited conversation as we were shuttled to my overlook.  As we emerged from the Hybridmobile we realized it was much hotter than we thought and immediately sought out the shade of pine trees from the remainder of our stroll.

Sunshine

I'm glad it isn't raining again today.

I’m glad it isn’t raining again today.

Shade is our friend.

Starlight, shade is our friend!

The Hybridmobile likes to park in the shade and keep its feet in a cool puddle of water.

On hot days the Hybridmobile likes to park in the shade and keep its feet in a cool puddle of water.

 

 

 

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Silent Sunday selfie!

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