Double eating excursions!

Pooches, some days you wake up and you just feel like it is going to be a good day.  Today was one of those days!

My manservant left for an early morning walk/run while Starlight and I were starting our morning naps after our breakfast.  When he returned he said he felt that a mid-morning excursion would be in order.  After tending to a few chores, my manservant headed to the kitchen, noting that we had not had a brunch excursion in some time.  It wasn’t long before ham was sizzling in the skillet, after which egg-in-a-hole was prepared.  The picnic hamper was procured from its resting spot, tablecloth and brunch packed away, and off we headed in the Hybridmobile.

After gliding up my Trace for a tolerable distance the Hybridmobile pulled into boundary park, noting that it had picnic tables while many of the other parks did not.  It was Starlight’s turn to pick out our picnic table after which the tablecloth was unfurled, brunch brought out, and we ate hungrily (pooches, why is it eating outdoors always gives you a bigger appetite?).

Although it was approaching time for my manservant’s yoga class, Starlight and I headed to and fro across my park smelling the myriad of scents left by nocturnal visitors.  We had covered most of the area when my manservant insisted that we return to our den so he wouldn’t be late for yoga.

It was a wee bit later than usual when my manservant returned from yoga.  He had a large bag that had that “oh isn’t that going to be good” smell about it.  A platter was withdrawn from the cabinet and, emptying two take away boxes, a pile of steamed crawfish and crab clusters was placed on the platter!  Pooches, it didn’t take but a moment before we were marching out for our second picnic excursion of the day!  Woo hoo!

Because the tablecloth was still by the door we picked it up and spread it out under the red oak.  Starlight was a bit wary of the crawfish and eyed them nervously, taking note of their wee claws.  It didn’t take but a handful of crawfish tails before she discarded her uneasiness and ate the crawfish and crab clusters with gusto.

Our bellies are full now and, despite the spring like weather outside, I imagine it was be an afternoon for a long, long nap after TWO picnic excursions!

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches!

Sunshine

We will be enjoying a country brunch whenever we get the 'alright' command.

We will be enjoying a country brunch whenever we get the ‘alright’ command.

It looks like it is going to be another spring like day!

It looks like it is going to be another spring like day!

 

Sunshine, we have a large area to patrol for smells this morning so you'd better speed it up!

Sunshine, we have a large area to patrol for smells this morning so you’d better speed it up!

A seafood feast awaits!

A seafood feast awaits!

I'm glad that crawfish head is facing the other direction so it won't see us eat its tail.

I’m glad that crawfish head is facing the other direction so it won’t see us eat its tail.

That's MY crab claw you're cracking.

That crab claw has MY name on it!

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The preoccupied Hybridmobile excursion…

Pooches, what a spring like day we are having in these parts!

My manservant had an early start to undertake his walk/run this morning at his walk/run park because Thursdays are the day for his morning academic exercise.  The walk/run was completed and he quickly headed to his alma mater where he stayed all morning.

After stopping at his fish monger for tonight’s fare on his return to our den, my manservant said he was quite hungry and headed to the kitchen to heat up the remainder of the ham and bean stew.  We thoroughly enjoyed  it while sitting at our picnic bench in the glorious weather!

As we tried to board the Hybridmobile for our excursion, the Hybridmobile indicated that it wasn’t going anywhere because my womanservant needed its services at any moment to be ferried to a car rental concern.  (Pooches, I have failed to mention that the Hybridmobile II was involved in a near tragic carriage accident last week when a hoodlum ran through a red traffic light, smashing the nose and mouth of the Hybridmobile II.)  Starlight and I looked at each other, shrugged our shoulders, and headed to our backyard to enjoy an excursion there.  Meanwhile, the Hybridmobile sat patiently waiting to be summoned.

The glorious weather is probably going to keep us outdoors all afternoon, pooches!

Sunshine

This bean and ham stew is even better today!

This bean and ham stew is even better today!

Starlight, a wee marigold has come up in our back yard.

Starlight, a wee marigold has come up in our back yard.

The wild onions are starting to come out too.

The wild onions are starting to come out too.

These pesky leaves stick to my fur!

These pesky leaves get stuck in my fur!

I love warm winter afternoons.

I love warm winter afternoons when you know spring is just around the corner!

 

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Wordless Wednesday

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HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s Fat Tuesday, pooches!  Starlight and I arose early this morning in order to get the celebration underway as soon as possible.  It  has been a day filled with mirth, merriment, and a wee bit of tomfoolery!

The cold weather today has been accompanied by high winds once again and much of our celebratory activities have been held indoors.  After a hearty breakfast of King Cake our parties began!  We did take a break from them in late morning when my manservant had to undertake an errand in the not-so-nearby village and asked us to accompany him so we could knock out an excursion on the return trip.  Starlight and I were happy to oblige him.  Although our celebration of Mardi Gras takes priority, a pooch never turns down an excursion!

We stopped on my Trace at a park only visited once before long ago when Starlight was a wee pup!  Starlight tried to claim it in her name but I pointed out I had claimed it long ago.  We strolled down the sidewalk through the forest until the sidewalk came to an end where two tall stones were surrounded by an iron fence.  It was most curious.  My manservant soon hurried us back to the Hybridmobile because of the cold winds.

Lunchtime brought about a hearty bean and ham stew that was fitting for the cold weather.  We enjoyed a bit of frivolity on our patio after lunch before heading back inside to resume our celebrations.

Pooches, after tonight’s seafood feast of oyster stew and boiled shrimp, corn, and potatoes, the annual Krewe of Pooches parade will get underway!  Woo hoo!

Party while you can, pooches, because Lent starts tomorrow.  Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!!!

Sunshine

King Cake for breakfast is nice but I need another cup of coffee first!

King Cake for breakfast is dandy but I need another cup of coffee first!

Aren't you going to have another piece of cake too?

Aren’t you going to have another piece of cake too?

Sunshine, your manservant is staying at the bottom of the hill.

Sunshine, your manservant is staying at the bottom of the hill.

No wonder the authorities built a sidewalk through the forest.

I guess this curious sight is why the authorities built a sidewalk through the forest.

The Hybridmobile is anxious to get back to our den and resume the Mardi Gras festivities.

The Hybridmobile is anxious to get back to our den and resume the Mardi Gras festivities.

Ahem! Your bowl is the only bowl with food in it!

Ahem! Your bowl is the only bowl with food in it!

You can go get your own lampshade.

You can go get your own lampshade!

 

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Tomorrow’s the big day!

Pooches, our Mardi Gras celebration has been in full swing today!  Starlight and I have spent much time decorating our float for the Krewe of Pooches parade tomorrow. My manservant, on the other paw, decided this morning that he was devoting today to housekeeping and has been flailing mops, brushes, and sponges around all day.  We did insist that he wear his Mardi Gras costume while he went about his chores so as not to take away from our celebration.

The cold temperatures and high winds have made us move our celebration inside.  We did venture outdoors to the picnic bench after my manservant returned from his yoga class and heated leftover vegetarian meatloaf.  When I saw our menu I quickly retrieved ham from the icebox and brought it to the picnic bench as well.

It was quite cold outside and we scurried indoors as soon as lunch was finished.  Starlight and I decided naps were in order before our celebration continue.  My manservant began scrubbing the walls of our den.

It was mid-afternoon when Starlight and I decided to resume our celebration and sent my manservant to the village baker to retrieve a King Cake!  Woo hoo!

Party hard, pooches!  Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!!!

Sunshine

It's too cold out here to wait for the 'alright' command!

It’s too cold out here to wait for the ‘alright’ command!

We're awaiting the cutting of the King Cake.

We’re awaiting the cutting of the King Cake.

Would you please stop taking pictures and CUT THE CAKE!!!

Would you please stop taking pictures and CUT THE CAKE!!!

 

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Silent Super Sunday

We're watching the Puppy Bowl XII pre-game show!  I hope Starlight gets back from her agility practice in time to see the kickoff.

We’re watching the Puppy Bowl XII pre-game show! I hope Starlight gets back from her agility practice in time to see the kickoff.

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Silent Saturday

Waiting on my womanservant...

We’re waiting on my womanservant…

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Odd lunch today

Pooches, we’re still in the cold weather and my manservant declined to go on his walk/run this morning.  We have been trying to have a day of rest and recovery after our trip to the beach last weekend and finally decided to have it today.  Most of the day been quite sedentary.

When my manservant returned from his yoga class, he headed to the kitchen to prepare lunch.  It was quite the odd lunch, pooches!  Because it was so cold outside Starlight and I figured our lunch would be one of the chili variety.  My manservant opened the door to the icebox, spied the remaining red beans and rice, groaned, moved the red beans and rice aside, and withdrew ingredients for a Caesar salad!  Humph!  What kind of lunch is that on a cold winter’s day, pooches?  I immediately requested some of the leftover ham and that was retrieved, as well as leftover grits.  I questioned the wisdom of eating the cold grits just as my manservant shooed us out of the kitchen and continued with lunch preparation.

It wasn’t long before we paraded out to our picnic bench where my manservant revealed our lunch of ham, the aforementioned salad, and grits cakes with maple syrup!  Starlight and I snubbed the offer of salad as well as the grits cakes (maple syrup makes our fur sticky) but cheerily ate our ham.  My manservant wistfully proclaimed the grits cakes as good as he remembered them being when he was a wee pup.

When lunch was completed we migrated toward the Hybridmobile and boarded it for our early afternoon excursion.  The Hybridmobile purred down the carriageway and entered my Trace in the direction of my overlook.  Albeit a wee bit cold, my overlook looked grand in the bright SUNSHINE and Starlight and I enjoyed sniffing about at the upper level.  It was decided not to journey down to the shoreline because of the copious amount of rain we have had of late.

We’re back at our den now wrapping up plans for a weekend of Mardi Gras celebration before the big day on Fat Tuesday when we will have our parade!

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches!

Laissz les Bons Temps Rouler!!!

Sunshine

We're chowing down on our ham while my manservant, the rabbit, eats his salad.

We’re chowing down on our ham while my manservant, the rabbit, eats his salad.

It's another pretty day at my overlook!

It’s another pretty day at my overlook!

If I could just get off this leash.....

If I could just get off this leash…..

 

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Flooding excursion.

Pooches, it is Thursday so this morning was my manservant’s academic pursuit day.  He rushed off to his alma mater without undertaking a walk/run.  Starlight and I could see the bright SUNSHINE outside and we planned today’s excursion between naps.

When my manservant returned to our den from his academic pursuit he headed to the kitchen to prepare our lunch.  Starlight and I protested when he brought out red beans and rice (pooches, we’ve had them for three straight days now) and he solaced us by giving us all of his sausage!  Woo hoo!

We discussed our excursion plans but he vetoed them saying that while the temperature outside was only chilly, the strong wind out of the north made it nearly unbearable.  I suggested that the Hybridmobile would know where to go and we hopped in the Hybridmobile when we finished eating.

The Hybridmobile was indeed clever!  After hearing our dilemma it shivered while gliding down the lane and onto the carriageway.  It turned out our destination was my spillway park because, the Hybridmobile reasoned, the spillway was on the north end of my spillway park and it would block the wind coming out of the north!  Brilliant!

We arrived at said park to find that the wee river that runs below my spillway had turned into a raging giant from the heavy rains of two days ago.  The road to my first park was closed and under water!  My second park is higher but the water is threatening the picnic tables and has covered my trail through the forest.

Undeterred, Starlight and I had a grand time sniffing the smells that weren’t underwater.  Eventually, feeling a need for afternoon naps, we returned to our den.

Sunshine

No. Starlight, it isn't ice.  It is foam caused by the water pouring over my spillway.

No. Starlight, it isn’t ice. It is foam caused by the water pouring over my spillway.

I guess we can't stroll down my path through the forest but we could swim.

I guess we can’t stroll down my path through the forest but we could swim.

I hope all of the seagulls haven't been bothering the Hybridmobile while we were gone!

I those seagulls haven’t been bothering the Hybridmobile while we were gone!

Goodbye Spillway.

Goodbye Spillway.

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday

57 years ago today was "the day the music died."  #RIPBuddyHolly

57 years ago today was “the day the music died.” #RIPBuddyHolly

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