Wordless Wednesday

He gets the homemade muesli and yogurt.  We get the pancetta!

He gets the homemade muesli and yogurt. We get the pancetta!

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Strenuous excursion

Pooches, when my manservant told us this morning that he couldn’t go on his walk/run because he was attending another early morning lecture at his alma mater, I predicted Starlight and I would be subject to a strenuous excursion later in the morning in order to make up for his lack of exercise!  Pooches, my prediction was right.

My manservant returned from his academic activity after a couple of hours and he suggested that, because the temperature outside was getting very warm, we undertake our excursion immediately.  Starlight asked if we could have leftover red beans and rice from last night’s meal for our picnic but my manservant decided that it was too early for lunch and we could dine when we returned to our den.

The Hybridmobile merrily took us to my school park and we were guided to my multi-use trail.  In a compromise, we alternated between a vigorous walk/run and nice and slow sniffing periods.  It wasn’t long before the heat began making us uncomfortable.  It seems the lateness of our excursion on the trail coincided with the loss of shade on most of the trail.  Abandoning all thoughts of achieving a 5K on our excursion, my manservant reversed course and we were soon safely in the Hybridmobile headed back to the coolness of our den.

Upon our return to our den my manservant withdrew the aforementioned red beans and rice from the icebox and in short order we were dining in the comfort of our dining room.

Tomorrow, pooches!

Sunshine

Sunshine, you school park is empty today.

Sunshine, your school park is empty today.

I'll bet I could sell these pine cones and pick up some spending money!

I’ll bet I could sell these pine cones and pick up some spending money!

Nothing is as refreshing as a bowl of cold water.

Nothing is as refreshing as a bowl of cold water on a warm day!

Steer clear of the ragweed Starlight or you'll start sneezing!

Steer clear of the ragweed Starlight or you’ll start sneezing!

Sunshine, he's trying to take a picture facing the sun again.

Sunshine, he’s trying to take a picture facing the sun again.

 

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Lethargic Day

Pooches, after a busy weekend we have decided to observe a day of inactivity.  My manservant did go for his walk/run this morning but beyond that very little energy has been expended.

The energy to have a picnic was not found and we wound up having ham salad sandwiches gathered on the Davenport.   Our interest was piqued when my manservant mentioned he wanted to do a bit of exploring.  Energy was gathered and we all hopped in the backseat of the Hybridmobile which hummed curiously down the lane and took the turns given by my manservant.

Pooches, after a short hike we came across my abandoned road we haven’t visited in almost a year.  We slowly sniffed our way through the old cemetery and under a bridge that carries my Trace beyond my overlook.

Smells we abundant and we all had a grand time during our hike.

We’re now anxious to reclaim our lethargy for the afternoon.

Sunshine

Say, that church is leaning to the right!

Say, that church is leaning to the right!

We've a long way to go, Starlight.

We’ve a long way to go, Starlight.

Starlight wrestles with a vine while Sunshine investigates the curious wee fence.

Starlight wrestles with a vine while Sunshine investigates the curious wee fence.

Did you hear that noise that creature in the woods made?

Did you hear that noise made by some creature in those dark woods?

Look, Starlight!  We found a bridge in the middle of nowhere.

Look, Starlight! We found a bridge in the middle of nowhere.

 

 

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‘If you can call it an excursion’ excursion

The day started off like most days, pooches.  My manservant left for his walk/run at sunrise and returned to our den in an hour.  After piddling around our den for a bit, he then told us the bad news.  It seems that a meeting obligation he had in the late morning would include a luncheon which you preclude our normal excursion.

Between our cold stares and our tapping paws he got the message.  Not having much time before he had to leave for his obligation, we hastily hopped in the Hybridmobile which hurriedly hummed to my manservant’s walk/run park.

Pooches, our stroll there was limited to less than ten minutes!  Starlight and I quickly crossed my creek sniffing the scents as fast a we could.  Our noses were hardly warmed up to proper sniffing stage when we were told our time had expired and we would have to return to our den.

He called it an excursion.  Humph!

Sunshine

We don't have much time, Starlight.  Let's hurry to the other side of the footbridge.

We don’t have much time, Starlight. Let’s hurry to the other side of the footbridge.

This is a doozy of a scent!

This is a doozy of a scent!

There's something sticking out of the ground over here.

There’s something sticking out of the ground over here.

Starlight, we should have turned left after we crossed the footbridge.

Starlight, we should have turned left after we crossed the footbridge.

 

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Long excursion.

Pooches, my manservant had to forego his walk/run this morning in order to get to another lecture at his alma mater.  He stopped at the market on the way back to our den after the lecture and procured lunch for our excursion.  Starlight excitedly peered in the grocery bag to see what we would be eating and immediately turned away, shaking her head in disgust.  Pooches, it was a fruit and Greek yogurt!  I immediately headed to the cabinet where the pooch treats are kept and withdrew a goodly number for Starlight and I to eat.

When excursion time rolled around we all hopped into the Hybridmobile which rolled us to my boundary park.  As we traveled along toward our destination, my manservant treated us to a rehash of the lecture he had heard during the morning.  By the time we reached my park, Starlight’s eyes had glazed over and my head was bobbing a bit as well.  When the Hybridmobile came to a halt, Starlight and I immediately hopped out and scurried about trying to shake the cobwebs from our heads before we sat on the table for lunch.

Starlight stared in disbelief as my manservant ate his fruit and yogurt.  No matter, she finally concluded, because we had plenty of pooch treats on hand.  A long excursion ensued following our lunch.  I believe my manservant was trying to make up for the lack of an early morning walk/run and we went from one end of my very large boundary park to the other end several times.  We came across a road grader and decided to build a road with it but, alas, the keys were nowhere to be found.

Pooches, tomorrow’s Friday!!

Sunshine

Starlight, before we eat we need to scour the ground in search of dropped food from earlier picnics.

Starlight, before we eat we need to scour the ground in search of dropped food from earlier picnics.

I'm glad my manservant brought these pooch treats for lunch!

Sunshine, I’m glad you brought these pooch treats for lunch!

Is that the only thing you are going to eat for lunch?

Is that the only thing you are going to eat for lunch?

Sunshine, let's build a road with this baby!

Sunshine, let’s build a road with this baby!

Hey, there's another pooch, Sunshine.

Hey, there’s another pooch, Sunshine.

Starlight never stays still on our excursions.

Starlight never stays still on our excursions.

Humph!  I don't tell you your muzzle is dirty!

Humph! I don’t tell you your muzzle is dirty!

 

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Uneventfull early excursion.

Happy Wednesday, pooches!   We had another crisp fall morning and my manservant made the most of it by going on a vigorous walk/run at his walk/run park.  Starlight and I were still a bit sleepy due to our lack of naps yesterday and we chose to sleep in.

After my manservant returned from his walk/run and was in the middle of breakfast preparation, he announced that he was attending a lecture at his alma mater this afternoon and that would necessitate an early excursion.  Starlight and I were caught by surprise and voiced concern that we hadn’t planned our menu or our destination.  He said not to worry because there would be no menu and we would let the Hybridmobile choose the destination.  Starlight said we might starve without a meal but my manservant dismissed the idea.

It wasn’t long after breakfast was consumed that we found ourselves in the Hybridmobile and determinedly traveling north on my Trace.  After some time, the Hybridmobile pulled off of the roadway and glided to a stop under a pair of large pine trees.  My pine grove!  Starlight and I bounded out of the backseat and began eagerly sniffing the numerous scents that are always there.  Some kindly gentlefolk had just mown the grass along my Trace and the scent of freshly mown grass blended in with the smell of raccoons, opossums, rabbits, deer, fox, snakes, and fish!  What a cornucopia of scents!

After much sniffing and strolling we returned to our den.  My manservant has departed for his “lecture” and Starlight and I are planning to catch up on shuteye this afternoon.

Sunshine

Somebody has been fishing at my pine grove.

Somebody has been fishing at my pine grove.

Sunshine, somebody's been fishing here too!

Sunshine, somebody’s been fishing here too!

I'm going down here so I can see the water.

I’m going down this way so I can see the water.

I'll bet the Hybridmobile is enjoying the breeze in the shade.

I’ll bet the Hybridmobile is enjoying the breeze in the shade.

Starlight, come back!  You're supposed to be posing.

Starlight, come back! We’re supposed to be posing for my manservant

Goodbye pine grove.  We'll come again soon.

Goodbye pine grove. We’ll come again soon.

 

 

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