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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Scarecrow Monday.

Pooches, it was an early excursion today because of an approaching cold front and the accompanying storms and heavy rain.  My manservant suggested that we visit downtown because they were setting up for the annual Scarecrow Festival.  Starlight and I looked at each other and then told him we were just a wee village and didn’t really have a downtown!  He reminded us about the four buildings that are side by side with a sidewalk in front of them.  We cheered we were off in the Hybridmobile to our downtown!  Woo hoo!

Scents were abundant and we spent quite a long time investigating all of the decorations.  When we had adequately covered the territory we agreed that the clouds were getting darker and it was time to head back to our den for an afternoon of cooking seafood gumbo during the stormy weather.

It was quite the excursion to our newly discovered downtown, pooches!

Sunshine

Starlight isn't too sure whether to get closer.

Starlight isn’t too sure whether to get closer.

Starlight, there are more of them over here!

Starlight, there are more of them over here!

Look at all of them over on this side of the auditorium.

Look at all of them over on this side of the auditorium.

Aren't the legs kind of skinny, Sunshine?

Aren’t the legs kind of skinny, Sunshine?

There is a good scent under this thing!

There is a good scent under this thing!

The storms will be here soon, Starlight.  We'd better hop in the Hybridmobile and head back to our den.

The storms will be here soon, Starlight. We’d better hop in the Hybridmobile and head back to our den.

 

 

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Silent Sunday too

"MORE COWBELL!"

“MORE COWBELL!”

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