Another back yard excursion

Pooches, yesterday my manservant awoke to a paw that was swollen and a wee bit painful (not his description).  He was wishing his paw vet was open for business, not wanting to wait until this morning.  Maggie, Starlight and I knew that a morning visit to his paw vet would blow our chances for an excursion.

By mid-morning today he said that it was not hurting as much and wanted to wait until later in the day to decide whether a visit to his vet was needed.  It was quite the dull morning around our den as we sat around while my manservant, who had the munchies, sat on the Davenport snacking on various snacks while occasionally grumbling about his paw.  Maggie, Starlight, and I were the occasional beneficiary of random bites that fell on the floor.

By lunchtime my manservant announced that it was too far too hot for an excursion today but that we could travel to the picnic bench and enjoy a lunch of stewed okra and tomatoes with a side of Shishito pepper poppers.  Starlight grabbed a bag of pooch treats on our way out of the door.  It was quite a short picnic because of hot and humid conditions.  We returned inside the den following the conclusion of lunch with all in agreement that it was going to a an afternoon of napping in the cool of our den.

Pooches, we can’t wait for fall weather!

Sunshine

We begin our lunch with pooch treats as an hors d'oeuvre.

We begin our lunch with pooch treats as an hors d’oeuvre.

How are we supposed to eat?  We don't have any spoons.

How are we supposed to eat? We don’t have any spoons.

We want to shishito pepper popper too!

We want a Shishito pepper popper too!

 

 

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Silent Sunday too!

A Sunday afternoon "excursion" to the median with Molly, Maggie, Starlight, me, my womanservant, and Molly's manservant.

A Sunday afternoon “excursion” to the median with Molly, Maggie, Starlight, me, my womanservant, and Molly’s manservant.

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Silent Saturday

We're heading out in the Hybridmobile II for a HOT excursion!

We’re heading out in the Hybridmobile II for a HOT excursion!

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Almost an excursion-less week!

Pooches, until today there had been absolutely NO excursions this week!  On Monday my manservant said he had a full schedule this week and there probably would be no time for excursions.  I was, of course,  not very happy with him, particularly because Cousin Maggie was coming for an extended visit.  Nevertheless, he was adamant and immediately headed to our library for an all day work session preparing for his upcoming fall academic responsibilities.  The all day work session was repeated on Tuesday.  On Wednesday my manservant headed out-of-town to a distant village, returning with Cousin Maggie.  Starlight and I immediately began our hostess responsibilities and entertained our guest to the best of our abilities.

On Thursday, my manservant headed out-of-town again to another distant village and was quite pooped when he returned.  This morning, I put my paws down and told my manservant that it was rude to have Maggie as a guest and not entertain her with one of our fine excursions (I’m sure she had been looking forward to them).  He hadn’t headed to our library yet and it seemed that there was to be no out-of-town trip scheduled for today.  He consented to my demand and said we would head out in the Hybridmobile as soon as the housekeepers arrived and received their instructions.

Finally, pooches, the housekeepers arrived and we all headed out to the Hybridmobile.  Because the heat was already oppressive, I instructed the Hybridmobile to head to the shade of my sunken Trace in order for us to inspect my new walkway to the artsy-craftsy place while remaining in the shade.

It is a grand walkway, pooches,  and, after seeing the fine quality craftsmanship, I extended my compliments to the builders.  We enjoyed our stroll to the artsy-craftsy place and received a bonus when I spied a scoppernong vine covered with wee scuppernongs!  We’ll have fine eating this fall!

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday!

Sunshine

We're on my inspection of my new walkway to the artsy-craftsy place.

We’re on an inspection of my new walkway from my sunken Trace park to the artsy-craftsy place.

My new walkway has my full approval!

My new walkway has my full approval!

Look!  It's the artsy-craftsy place.

Here we are at the artsy-craftsy place.

I spy some wee scuppernongs!  We'll have to return in the fall when they ripen.

I spy some wee scuppernongs! We’ll have to return in the fall when they ripen.

We might as well take a stroll down my sunken Trace while we are here.

We might as well take a stroll down my sunken Trace while we are here.

I love our excursions!

I love our excursions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Maggie has come for an extended visit!

Maggie has come for an extended visit!

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Silent Sunday too!

A Mississippi summer.

A Mississippi summer.

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Silent Saturday

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Fabulous Friday!

Pooches, after overnight rain we awoke this morning to cooler weather!  It was a splendid morning in the weather department and my manservant wasted no time in scurrying to his walk/run park.  As soon as he returned, he reported that for the first time in over a month he was not a ball of sweat after completion his walk/run.  The decision was made to undertake our excursion right away to enjoy early morning cool.

The Hybridmobile jovially carried us along my Trace and deposited us at my overlook.  Pooches, we had my overlook to ourselves!  Starlight and I wasted no time in seeking out the myriad of scents available to us.  We are convinced we came across the scent of a bear but my manservant said that was highly unlikely.  Humph.

It was a wonderful visit to my overlook but after a while I notified that I needed to return to our den in order to finish my fig preserves canning project.  I sent my manservant off to his yoga class while Starlight resumed her morning nap.  I canned.  I predict we will be eating a peanut butter and fig preserves sandwich for lunch today!

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches!

Sunshine

We have my overlook to ourselves.

We have my overlook to ourselves.

Aren't you coming?

Aren’t you coming?

I love my overlook!!

I love my overlook!!

Sunshine, I think I smell a bear!

Sunshine, I think I smell a bear!

I smell it too!

I smell it too!

 

 

 

 

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Excursions resume

Pooches, after an excursion-less week so far, I had a word with my manservant this morning and told him that his excuse of ‘being under the weather’ no longer held water and demanded an excursion today.  He promised that we would go on one today but he had to conduct lawn manicuring right away before the onset of the heat.  It was mid-morning before the lawn was properly manicured and my manservant immediately proceeded to go to his walk/run park to undertake his walk/run.

Starlight and I thought we would go on our excursion when he returned but my manservant said he was headed to his fish monger to obtain tonight’s dinner and to the market for pantry supplies.  We waited patiently for his return and, to our surprise, he brought with him a roast boeuf po’ boy for lunch.  Woo hoo!  We paraded outside to the picnic bench (which had been relocated during the manicuring process this morning) and enjoyed the spontaneous picnic.

After dishes had been washed, dried, and put away we finally headed to the Hybridmobile which carried us efficiently to my school park for our excursion.  Pooches, it was a grand day there with bright blue skies and puffy white clouds.  We had the park pretty much to ourselves and enjoyed bounding about the waterfront.  There were plenty of scents available and by the time we ended our excursion our noses were fairly sore from overuse!

We’re back at our den now and Starlight has headed for her afternoon nap.  I, pooches, will slave in the kitchen this afternoon canning fig preserves.

Sunshine

Put the camera down and give us some roast boeuf!

Put the camera down and give us some roast boeuf!

It's been a while since we came to my school park.

It’s been a while since we came to my school park.

I'm glad the authorities have been keeping my grass cut.

I’m glad the authorities have been keeping my grass cut.

Starlight keeps an eye on a gaggle of geese in the distance.

Starlight keeps an eye on a gaggle of geese in the distance.

If only this was my back yard!

If only this was my back yard!

 

 

 

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday

It's that time of year:  a BLT with hash browns and an extra tomato slice for breakfast.

It’s that time of year: a BLT with hash browns and an extra slice of tomato for breakfast.

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