Discombobulated manservant

Pooches, today started off being one of those days.  Shortly after we crawled out of bed and joined my manservant for breakfast the skies opened and rain began pouring down for a couple of hours.  My manservant had planned to visit his walk/run park before he traveled to his alma mater for his new academic endeavor but the rain cancelled those plans.  At the appropriate hour he gathered his supplies for class and donned his student costume.  The Hybridmobile was pulling out of the drive when a message was received that class had been cancelled.

My manservant doesn’t handle a change in routine nor an abrupt change in plans very well, pooches.  For the remainder of the morning he was discombobulated and scarcely accomplished anything.  Because he had planned on being in class all morning he forgot that today was yoga class day and he missed that class as well.

I suggested to him that he needed to reboot his mind and start the day all over again.  That seems to have worked and lunch preparation soon got underway.  After making quite a mess in our kitchen we sloshed out to our picnic bench for a lunch treat of fish and chips splashed liberally with malt vinegar!  Woo hoo!

Now that he was back in his routine, after the pots and pans had been washed, dried, and returned to the cupboard, my manservant called for an immediate excursion.  The rain had stopped and the SUNSHINE was shining brightly as we headed to my overlook in the Hybridmobile.  There were only a few visitors there and the Hybridmobile had its choice of parking spots.

The ground was still quite soggy but we enjoyed a lengthy stroll and sniffing session along the upper reaches of my overlook where it was not as squishy.  Starlight and I were surprised at all of the smells we found after the morning’s heavy rain.

We’re back at our den now where nap time will be commencing shortly.

Sunshine

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We’re enjoying an early lunch of fish and chips with malt vinegar at our picnic bench.

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When it was pouring down rain this morning we never thought it would turn out to be such a pretty day!

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Starlight is practicing her squirrel stalking skills.

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There’s no doubt, Sunshine, old stumps house the best smells.

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If it weren’t so soggy in our back yard we could spend the afternoon napping there.

 

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Silent Sunday too!

Starlight and my manservant enjoyed a proper breakfast early Sunday morning with baked eggs, bangers, bacon, beans and a bit of fruit.  I slept.

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Silent Saturday

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After a frigid week we celebrate the return of a 20ºC temperature by feasting on fried chicken! Woo hoo!

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We’re getting warmer…

Pooches, the arctic grip has loosened and we’ve been well above freezing for the first time since  early Tuesday morning!  Woo hoo!  Naturally, after a breakfast of bacon and tatties, an excursion was in order to enjoy this spell of nice weather.  We headed to my manservant’s walk/run park (I’m thinking about renaming it my walk/run/skate park) in the Hybridmobile.  The Hybridmobile aimed for every bump in the carriageway to shake loose the last of the ice that had been stuck to it for days.

There was a little ice remaining on the footbridge as we crossed the still-frozen creek and we used the utmost caution.  Starlight and I spent a bit of time sniffing along the line of woods before heading to the creek for a round of ice skating.  It was quite fun but our pads soon grew a wee bit numb from the cold ice and we called it a day.  We were unable to coax my manservant to join us.

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches!

Sunshine

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I’m just looking to see what’s for breakfast.

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Mind the ice, Starlight. It’s still a wee bit slippery.

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The smells are returning nicely.

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Don’t eat that yellow snow, Starlight!

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The geese have a nice view from out here.

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Sunshine, let’s pull your manservant down ice to the footbridge!

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Arctic excursion

Pooches, Starlight and my manservant were the early risers in our pack this morning while I ‘slept in’ with my womanservant.  After brewing a pot of coffee my manservant tackled another frozen pipe in the kitchen.  It wasn’t long before he met with success and Starlight suggested that he make a batch of scones for breakfast to celebrate his plumbing skills.  Half and hour later he and Starlight sat down at the table and began their feast of white chocolate/raspberry scones with plenty of java.

The arctic weather remains today but the prognosticators are promising a warm up this weekend.  Despite the cold (it was -12ºC this morning, pooches) in midmorning my manservant declared that it had been too long since we had been on a ‘real’ excursion.  Woo hoo!  Starlight and I cheered and heartily agreed before heading to the closet to retrieve our heavy winter coats.

The Hybridmobile was a bit reluctant to ferry us for our excursion because of the cold weather but my manservant promised it an extra liter of motor oil this afternoon and the deal was made.  We shivered down the lane with a destination of my sunken Trace park.

There was still plenty of snow scattered about but despite the weather conditions Starlight and I were able to find several interesting  smells around my park.  After much sniffing and hiking our toes grew cold and the decision was made to return to our den to spend the remainder of the morning napping.  Our plans are for steaming bowls of chili for lunch as we dream of spring weather returning.

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Starlight admires the white chocolate/raspberry scones my manservant cooked for breakfast.

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There is still plenty of snow at my sunken Trace.

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Starlight, mind the slick spots.

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Sunshine, let’s go get our toboggan!

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I guess it is time to return to our den. My toes are cold.

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Wordless Wednesday

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After thawing a frozen water pipe and then tossing a pot of boiling water in the air this morning for the fun of it, my manservant encouraged Starlight and me to go outside and see how -13ºC feels.

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Our assessment: we’re headed back to the fireplace until spring arrives.

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Deep South or Deep Freeze?

Pooches, say it ain’t so!  After a rather pleasant day yesterday during our day of rest and recovery from our road trip over the weekend, Starlight and I were looking forward to the resumption of our excursions today.  That was not to be.

When my manservant returned (rather quickly, I might add) from his morning walk/run at his walk/run park he announced that it had begun snowing lightly outside.  Starlight and I ran to the window to spy the ever-so-faint snow falling.  We did, indeed, spot an occasional flake or two falling and thought nothing of it.  My manservant prepared a stick-to-your-ribs dish of bangers and cheese grits for our breakfast and suggested that we dine at our picnic bench.  Because of the falling temperatures Starlight and I were not convinced that was the way we wanted to eat breakfast our breakfast but accompanied my manservant in a gesture of support as he marched to the picnic bench.  Because of the frigid temperature our breakfast picnic didn’t last long, pooches, and we soon were back in the comfort of our den finishing breakfast.

The temperature continued to plummet all morning while the wind blew stronger and the snow became heavier.  When it was obvious a regular excursion was not feasible today and we decided to take an excursion by strolling through the poochhood.  Our excursion lasted about 30 seconds (shorter than our attempt at our breakfast picnic) because as we walked out of the door and bitterly cold winds blew stinging snow in our faces.  An about-face was executed and it was decided to focus on lunch rather than an excursion.  We were soon enjoying tomato basil soup with crème fraîche and a ham salad in front of a roaring fire while vowing to remain indoors the remainder of the day.

See you tomorrow on Wordless Wednesday, pooches!  My manservant resumes his annual academic pursuit tomorrow at his alma mater so my post might be a wee bit late.

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As it started to snow my manservant thought it would be fun to eat of grits and bangers at the picnic bench. Not!

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This weather better not interfere with the resumption of our excursions.

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We’re headed out the door for an excursion through the poochhood.

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You can walk through the poochhood all you want but we’re going to be in front of the fireplace!

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Tomato basil soup with crème fraîche accompanied by a ham salad makes a tasty lunch on a cold day.

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Stay warm tonight, pooches, stay warm!

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Silent Sunday too!

Pooches, road trips are fun but it is good to be back in our den. There’s no place like home!

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Silent Saturday

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One long excursion!

Pooches, a benefit of a road trip is that it turns into one long excursion!  We departed from our wee accommodations this morning and visited a nearby village. While we were there we frolicked about a park (no doubt belonging to an unknown pooch) and my manservant visited a groomer.   My manservant and womanservant treated themselves to lunch at quaint establishment in the fair village before we returned to our home base.

This afternoon our excursion has continued as Starlight accompanied my womanservant on a vigorous hike on the numerous surrounding trails while my manservant accompanied me as I explored the impressive facilities we are calling “our den” for a few days.

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches!

Sunshine

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We certainly have dandy accommodations.

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Seven feet long?!?

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Somebody hitch up some horses. I’m heading west.

 

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