Silent Saturday

 

Solitary Stroll at Sunrise

Solitary Stroll at Sunrise

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Resumption of routine.

Pooches, it has been a pretty pitiful week for excursions in our pack!  My manservant was out-of-town at his meeting all day Tuesday.  We did manage a short excursion on Wednesday but I didn’t post anything because the camera that was used to document the event apparently passed away on our return trip to the den.  The pictures couldn’t be download (my manservant said those were probably the best pictures ever taken and he  was quite sure he would have won a Pulitzer).  Thursday was likewise excursionless because my manservant was quite busy with errands and attending yet another lecture.  Today we finally resumed our routine!

It was a busy morning around our den with gardening activity, leaf raking activity, housekeeping activity, and fall/winter preparation activity.  When most of the chores had been accomplished my manservant said he had a few errands to run, one of which was to stop at the market and acquire lunch for our excursion.  Hurray!

We wasted no time upon his return and immediately hopped in the Hybridmobile which happily hurried us my overlook.  As my manservant hopped out of the Hybridmobile to open the boot, Starlight and I had already hopped in the boot and were awaiting the sight of lunch as it was withdrawn from the basket.  Pooches, my manservant scored big at the market:  a pork loin, brie, apple, and mango chutney sandwich (on an onion roll) which we haven’t had since before my manservant’s minor dental procedure in July.  Starlight and I sent up cheers as we saw it withdrawn.  There was an encore of cheers when he also withdrew filet of boeuf!  Woo hoo!

We all ate hungrily and agreed afterward that it was a fine meal for a fine day.  Much frolicking around my overlook followed our meal.  As we were heading for the Hybridmobile for our return to our den, a nice family walked up and requested my attention.  Much petting and licking followed as we learned it was Cupcake the Westie’s manservant and womanservant from Denver.  Even Starlight put up with the “oohs” and “ahhs”.  We were shown a picture of Cupcake and we politely “oohed” and “ahhed” in return.

Good to be back in our routine, pooches.  See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday.

Sunshine

Our customary pre-lunch photo is always first on the agenda.

Our customary pre-lunch photo is always first on the agenda.

Yummy!

Yummy!

It's time to bring out the filet of boeuf!

It’s time to bring out the filet of boeuf!

Sunshine, aren't the smells particularly good today?

Sunshine, aren’t the smells particularly good today?

Say, who are those people walking down the hill at my overlook?

Say, who are those people walking down the hill at my overlook?

I guess it is time to head back to our den, Starlight.

I guess it is time to head back to our den, Starlight.

 

 

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Bleak week and an excursion without a stroll!

Pooches, my manservant broke it to Starlight and me when he returned from his early morning walk/run this morning.  He said it was going to be a busy couple of days and excursions might be in short supply.  After going on a morning-long mission of mercy in the ‘big city’ he planned to attend an afternoon lecture on the Han Dynasty at his alma mater in the afternoon and then travel out-of-town later in the afternoon for meeting through late tomorrow!  He then disappeared on his mission of mercy, leaving Starlight and I alone for the morning.

At about our normal excursion time he returned from the ‘big city’ and Starlight and I confronted him and put our paws down demanding an excursion.  It wasn’t long before we were all in the Hybridmobile heading toward our pooch whole food store (instead of a lecture on the Han Dynasty) to resupply the pooch pantry.  With a box of boeuf and vegetables and a box of whitefish and vegetables in the boot of the Hybridmobile, we then journeyed to the market to acquire lunch.  While my manservant was doing the shopping he found a tray of catfish on sale and placed it in the grocery trolley!  Woo hoo!

We quickly headed back to our den, withdrew the iron skillet from storage, and soon had a nice platter of thin fish and cornbread balls (pooches, my manservant rudely called them hushpuppies).  My manservant is preparing to journey to his out-of-town meeting and leaving us to fend for ourselves (until my womanservant gets back to our den) today and tomorrow pooches.

See you Wednesday!

Sunshine

I'm ready for the catfish!

I’m ready for the catfish!

Do not refer to them as "hushpuppies" please!

They are “cornbread balls” so do not refer to them as “hushpuppies” please!

Wow, Starlight, you moved faster than lightning when he said alright!

Wow, Starlight, you moved faster than lightning when he said alright!

 

 

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Silent Sunday

Here's looking at you kid.

Here’s looking at you kid.

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Mid-morning hike.

Pooches, my manservant intended to attend yet another lecture this morning at his alma mater but loitered too long at his walk/run park to get there on time. It was such a beautiful crisp morning that he suggested we take our excursion early and go for a hike in the woods.  Starlight and I, of course, readily agreed and hopped in the Hybridmobile.

Our starting point had been chosen and the Hybridmobile glided to my arboretum.  We had a splendid hike through the woods.  Two deer were spotted as we rounded a corner in the middle of our hike.  I’m not sure who was more surprised, us or the deer.   They bounded away and Starlight and I tried to give chase but my manservant would have nothing of it and held firmly to our leashes.  Spoilsport!

We arrived back at our den and decided on an early lunch.  Shrimp and crab gumbo was pulled from the icebox, heated, and thoroughly enjoyed by all.  It is now time for our afternoon naps while my manservant attends to gardening duties in the cool weather this afternoon.

Sunshine

Isn't this a new flowerbed, Sunshine?

Isn’t this a new flowerbed, Sunshine?

There so many different trails it is hard to decide which way to go.

There so many different trails it is hard to decide which way to go.

Let's go over that little bridge!

Let’s go over that little bridge!

It is a pretty fall day at my arboretum.

It is a pretty fall day at my arboretum.

Guess who forgot his camera has been on manual focus the whole time we've been here!

Guess who forgot his camera has been on manual focus the whole time we’ve been here!

 

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Starlight on steroids!

Pooches, after returning from his pre-sunrise walk/run this morning, my manservant came in our den and picked up Starlight.  As he walked toward the back door I hopped out of bed and scurried right behind him thinking we were going on a breakfast excursion.  It was not to be, pooches.  My manservant told me I had to stay at our den because it was time for Starlight’s annual checkup at the vet.  I quickly returned to my bed while Starlight fought vigorously, albeit unsuccessfully, against my manservant as she tried to escape.  It was two hours later when they returned.  Starlight was not happy!  She went on and on and on about how horrible of an experience it was.  In addition to her shots, her vet prescribed antibiotics and steroids for a wee bit of a gland infection she has.  Pooches, can you imagine Starlight on steroids!?!

Lunch had been procured at a market in the ‘big city’ while the Hybridmobile was returning from the vet’s office.  In an effort to console Starlight, we all hopped in the Hybridmobile which sympathetically carried us on our excursion.  We were soon below my spillway at my Rez.  A picnic table was selected and, after a tablecloth and lunch had been arranged, we had a delicious meal of brisket of boeuf, Carolina coleslaw, and, in a first for our pack, a sweet potato biscuit!  Woo hoo!  It was clear that, despite feeling poorly because of her treatment at the vet, Starlight’s appetite had not been affected and she gobbled down everything set before her!

A thorough stroll followed our lunch before we returned to our den for the afternoon.  My manservant has departed for a mission of mercy in a nearby village and Starlight has already gone to sleep in her favorite chair.  I think I shall join her.

Sunshine

Our picnic table is set and ready for diners.

Our picnic table is set and ready for diners.

Starlight, you're supposed to look dignified for the camera.

Starlight, you’re supposed to be looking dignified for the camera.

We're ready to trounce on our sweet potato biscuit.

We’re ready to trounce on our sweet potato biscuit.

What are those humans across the river doing?

What are those humans across the river doing?

Someone opened one of the gates wider on my spillway!

Someone opened one of the gates wider on my spillway!

 

 

 

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