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Pooches, pooches, pooches. Cabin fever has hit hard at our den! Yesterday my manservant was out of the den before sunrise saying that he had a full schedule for the day with one obligation after another and there would be no excursion. No matter, pooches, there would have been no excursion anyway as we were socked in with a cold drizzle for most of the day before turning into heavy rains overnight.
This morning bode no better for the excursion outlook for today. Continued drizzle and bone chilling temperatures were the outlook for the day. My manservant headed to the gym for his walk/run activity before returning to the den. A trip to the no-so-nearby village was made in mid-morning by my manservant before he headed to his late morning yoga classes. Hearty chicken tortilla soup was heated for lunch which we ate in my dining room. We would have eaten it with gusto but Starlight and I are so bored we didn’t have the energy.
As we did this morning, Starlight and I will probably spend the afternoon sitting around and looking at each other between naps. Cabin fever is no fun.
If anyone has seen the sun please tell it that it needs to make an appearance around these parts!
Pooches, yesterday evening a near tragic accident (caused by my manservant) occurred and shaped our activity for today. Fence mending! My manservant headed out early to the lumber concern and returned in short order with the Hybridmobile’s boot filled with lumber.
All morning long and well past our excursion time my manservant was rebuilding a couple of sections of fencing. When he finally finished he crawled into a hot tub moaning! It seems fence mending is a more arduous job than he thought.
He finally announced there would be no excursion today because every bone in his body hurt. “Nonsense!” Starlight and I said in unison. After much
argument discussion, my manservant said maybe a “wee one” on his return from the market to procure provisions for tonight’s dinner.
We hopped in the Hybridmobile for a trip to the market and listened to my manservant moaning as we purred down the carriageway. While at the market my manservant said he was going to reward himself for a job well done. Pooches, barbecue ribs and potato salad were purchased for our lunch! Woo hoo!
On our return from the market we stopped by my manservant’s walk/run park and picnicked in the boot of the Hybridmobile. They were fine ribs! A very short stroll followed our picnic and we are now back at our den. Because it is a spring-like day, our plans are to head outside for a bit of play the remainder of the afternoon. That is, if I can get my manservant out of the chair to open the door.
Pooches, my womanservant took a partial holiday today and our entire pack headed to my school park for our holiday excursion. It was a beautiful day as spring has been trying to push winter out of the way! Our picnic was held on the screen porch of the recreation center overlooking my Rez. A peanut butter and banana sandwich was withdrawn from the picnic satchel much to the delight of us pooches!
After a leisurely lunch we paraded around the fenced area doing our usual sniffing. Our excursion was cut short because my poor womanservant has a work obligation for late this afternoon and will soon board the Hybridmobile II to attend to said obligation. Starlight and I plan on snoozing for a an hour or so before we head to our backyard to enjoy the spectacular (if only temporary) weather.
Come on spring, you can do it!
Pooches, what a day! We awoke to a frigid morning yet again. Our land was white with frost and the trees were coated with frozen fog. My manservant braved the cold and completed an abbreviated walk/run at his walk/run park. When he returned he suggested an early morning excursion. Starlight and I were agreeable but the Hybridmobile was not, saying it had heard there were patches of black ice on the lanes in our village. My manservant agreed and said we could depart as soon as the temperature rose above freezing. A short time later he reported that the temperature had risen and we all piled in the Hybridmobile. Pooches, the Hybridmobile was not to be fooled! It immediately checked its on-board thermometer which showed a temperature of -2ºC. The Hybridmobile was not amused with my manservant. I gave him a look of disapproval at his attempted ploy to mislead the Hybridmobile and we all paraded back in our den indignantly.
At mid-morning, I checked the temperature and told the Hybridmobile it was well above freezing. We all hopped in the carriage for an early excursion to my overlook. Because my manservant looked appropriately ashamed by his earlier attempt to mislead the Hybridmobile, we all decided to have a forgive and forget attitude. Then, with much mirth and merriment, the Hybridmobile glided toward my overlook, making exaggerated wide swerves in the opposing lane anytime we approached a wet spot!
Pooches, the SUNSHINE was back for the first time in many days and my overlook was in fine form. Starlight and I had quite the time prowling the area and we left no spot unsniffed. We did avoid the areas with trees because the hoarfrost was melting off the trees creating quite a cold shower under them. When we returned to our den, my manservant headed for his yoga classes and Starlight and I headed for our morning naps, unaware of the lunch surprise that awaited us.
When the Hybridmobile pulled up to our den to deliver my manservant after his yoga classes, my nose picked up a scent that made our mouths water. Pooches, my manservant had stopped by my Mardi Gras restaurant and obtained a plate of thinfish!! Woo hoo! He said the foul weather of late had made us get a late start on our Mardi Gras celebration and today would be the day we started!
Our pack paraded outside to the picnic bench and proceeded to munch heartily on thinfish, hushpuppies, and fries (we let my manservant have the coleslaw to himself). It was quite a treat and I am pleased to report that our Mardi Gras is officially underway!
See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches.
AND A BONUS EXCURSION!