Overlook inspection excursion.

Yes pooches,  it is another cold day.  So what else is new?

My manservant sought the safety and warmth of the gym again for his morning walk/run and even managed a bit of velocipede cycling and a long sweat in the sauna before returning to our den.  The cold weather kept us inside this morning as has been the custom of late.  Starlight and I napped while my manservant piddled about, doing much but accomplishing nothing.

As excursion time rolled around my manservant suggested that we keep in the winter tradition of eating lunch at our den before venturing out on an excursion.  Pooches, Starlight and I enthusiastically  supported that idea.  Uncured ham and lentil soup was soon simmered away on the firebox!

After enjoying our lunch we ambled out to the Hybridmobile.  It lazily purred down the lane onto the carriageway.  We made the decision that we would visit my overlook for today’s excursion in order to inspect it for any repairs that needed to be reported after the ice storm.

The cold outside temperature had dissuaded all but one human from visiting my overlook despite the abundant SUNSHINE.  We learned why as soon as we hopped out of the Hybridmobile!  A cold, brisk north wind blew, as it has for so much of this winter, and it made being outside quite dicey.  Nevertheless, we had out inspection to carry out and we scurried from head to toe of my overlook looking for signs of damage.

We were all relieved to find my overlook in tip-top shape and decided to forego any sniffing today and return to our warm den pronto.

Pooches, there are rumours in the air that early next week the temperatures may rise to highs of 23ºC!  If that happens you are going to read about and see pictures of a lollapalooza of an excursion!!

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches.

Sunshine

I'm glad to see that my overlook seems no worse for the wear after this week's ice storm.
I’m glad to see that my overlook seems no worse for the wear after this week’s ice storm.
I'm going to check on the pine trees on the other side.
I’m going to check on the pine trees on the other side.
I relieved to see that everything looks okay on this side.
I relieved to see that everything looks okay on this side.
Starlight, now that we know everything is fine at my overlook we can head back to our den where it is warm!
Starlight, now that we know everything is fine at my overlook we can head back to our den where it is warm!
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Here comes the sun!

Pooches, as Thursday’s always are, today was my manservant’s day to spend the morning and early afternoon at his alma mater in his academic pursuit.  Starlight and I, nearly driven mad by cabin fever for days on end, anticipated another long day of staying inside because we had a night of snow flurries and it was cold and wet.  My manservant headed out to said academic pursuit while Starlight and I lounged about, debating whether or not to start our morning naps.

I had just started dozing when a commotion in the dining room startled me.  I hopped out of bed and bounded through the den to the source of the noise.  Pooches, it was Starlight, quite upset, jumping up and down, and pointing out the window.  It was a strange sight indeed to behold!!  Fear stiffened our fur.  I immediately ran to alert the authorities.  I rang them and related to them the strange sight.  Pooches, the kindly gentleman said that they had received numerous similar reports and he was happy to inform me that it was the sun we had seen!

#itsabouttimetoseetheSUNSHINEagain

Sunshine

My manservant procures chicken wings for our late lunch.  Woo hoo!
My manservant procures chicken wings for our late lunch. Woo hoo!

 

Starlight, we need to stay where the grass is thick so we don't get our paws muddy.
Starlight, we need to stay where the grass is thick so we don’t get our paws muddy.

 

It is so nice to finally see the sun again!
It is so nice to finally see the sun again!

 

 

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday

After an all day rain we are taking advantage of chair time.
After an all day rain flirting with ice and snow which kept us inside, we are taking advantage of chair time.
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Ice Capades!

Pooches, this winter is the pits!  Yesterday’s threat of freezing rain came to fruition during the evening and we awoke this morning to an icy world.  It appeared that we were doomed to another day stuck in our den but my manservant insisted that an excursion was in order.  Hooray!

As excursion time arrived we all hopped into the Hybridmobile.  The Hybridmobile, however, was not quite so anxious to venture out in the icy weather.  It finally agreed to take us to a park but only if there was no bridge to cross on the journey.  Pooches, that left us with only one choice:  my manservant’s walk/run park.

Our excursion time was somewhat limited there because we couldn’t venture across the creek because the pawbridge was solid ice!  We did enjoy a wee bit of sniffing along the creek bank but the frigid air soon had us scurrying back to the Hybridmobile and quickly returned to our den in order to enjoy red beans and rice for lunch.

We’re spending another afternoon curled up in our den under some blankets.  Come on spring!

Sunshine

Sunshine, do you think this is the scent of a polar bear?
Sunshine, do you think this is the scent of a polar bear?
My toes are getting cold.
My toes are getting cold.
Our pawbridge is impassable.
Our pawbridge is impassable.
Poor pine tree!
Poor pine tree!
The ice last night pruned the pine trees!
The ice last night pruned the pine trees!

 

 

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Puppysitters-R-Us

Pooches, the wee pup Maggie arrived early this morning for an all day visit with Starlight and me!  We had been looking forward to it all weekend and had rather detailed plans laid out.  Unfortunately, the inclement weather made us revise our plans extensively.

After Maggie’s arrival, my manservant headed out to his walk/run park despite the cold, wet weather and undertook a walk/run while Starlight and I puppysat wee little Maggie (Starlight calls her Cuz).  He was quite pleased with himself on his return to the den.  The morning was spent in play as Maggie was fascinated by our cache of pooch toys.

A trip to the market in late morning yielded a special lunch being prepared for our guest:  Rumpledethumps!  Woo hoo!!

We pooches played outside while the Rumpledethumps was being prepared.  Of course Starlight and I guarded Maggie carefully to prevent any mischief or accidents.  We fairly flew inside when my manservant announced that lunch was ready.  We all sat in our den and ate heartily of the warm and cheesy dish!  My manservant did say that there would be no excursion today because of the inclement weather, the muddy conditions, and the fact that Maggie was a bit too young to venture out to our parks.

Because freezing rain and sleet were in the forecast for the afternoon we frolicked inside with our toys.  Maggie is being retrieved by her manservant shortly so I must close this post and run off to play with her a bit more.

Sunshine

That wee pup sure can put away a lot of water!
That wee pup sure can put away a lot of water!
After being inside most of the morning we decide on a bit of a romp before lunch.
After being inside most of the morning we decide on a bit of a romp before lunch.
Sunshine, puppies sure do require a lot of attention.
Sunshine, puppies sure do require a lot of attention.
Maggie, I think you're standing too close to the camera.
Maggie, I think you’re standing too close to the camera.
Starlight, let's get her to head inside.  I'm ready to eat some Rumpledethumps!
Starlight, let’s get her to head inside. I’m ready to eat some Rumpledethumps!
Maggie is introduced to Rumpledethumps at lunch.  She seemed to like it.
Maggie is introduced to Rumpledethumps at lunch. She seemed to like it.

 

 

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