All good things

Pooches, my manservant tended to his walk/run early this morning.  After performing wash day duties he headed to his yoga class as usual.  Our excursion was immediately undertaken when he returned and, after stopping by the market for our lunch, the Hybridmobile delivered us efficiently to my overlook.

What a magnificent day at my overlook!  The temperatures continued to be quite warm and the bright blue skies turned our thoughts to spring.  Fried chicken was enjoyed in the boot of the Hybridmobile before we sauntered about the park and enjoyed the various scents.  It was surprising with the beautiful weather that there were only two interlopers spotted.  After having a word with them, I gave them permission to enjoy their day visiting MY park.

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches.

Sunshine

Friday frequently finds us enjoying fried chicken!

Friday frequently finds us enjoying fried chicken!

What a magnificent day at my overlook!

What a magnificent day at my overlook!

I stare at the two interlopers at my overlook while Starlight howls at them.

I stare at the two interlopers at my overlook while Starlight howls at them.

It's unusual to find such an exotic smell near a sidewalk.

It’s unusual to find such an exotic smell near a sidewalk.

Starlight, the wild onions are starting to bloom!

Starlight, the wild onions are starting to bloom!

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Dreich day ends all thoughts of an excursion

Pooches, the rain moved in overnight and was relentless through the day.  My manservant didn’t even think of his walk/run this morning, in part because today was the first class of his academic pursuit.  He departed our den (in the rain) in the morning and didn’t return until after well after excursion time.  His absence didn’t really matter because the rain was unrelenting.

Starlight and I have caught up on our nap time today!  Redemption of the day was found in supper.

Sunshine

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Wordless Wednesday

Waiting for Mama (my womanservant) to get home from yoga

I’m waiting for my mama (my womanservant) to get home from yoga in the Hybridmobile II.

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Leash retrieved = excursion done

Pooches, Starlight woke up this morning anxious to get an excursion underway.  Her leash had been returned to the Hybridmobile by Hybridmobile II yesterday evening and she was ready to make up for yesterday’s aborted excursion.

My manservant, a wee bit stiff and sore from his strenuous leaf-gathering activity yesterday, limped through his walk/run at his walk/run park.  When he returned to our den he filled the bathtub with hot water and soaked for quite some time and appeared somewhat rejuvenated from the long soak.  Minor chores were completed around our den before he suggested an early excursion because the threat of rain.  Starlight flew to the Hybridmobile!

The Hybridmobile was directed to my Saturday park on the other side of my Rez, but only after stopping at the market for supplies for what my manservant said was going to be a ‘down home country’ meal.  Excitement filled the Hybridmobile as we anticipated a special lunch!

Our visit to my Saturday park proved quite uneventful.  We almost had the park to ourselves.  No ‘gators were spotted but the geese and herons were abundant.  After we circumnavigated the park, we hopped back in the Hybridmobile eager to see the fare of my manservant’s ‘down home country’ lunch.  He kept us shooed out of the kitchen while it was being prepared and strange, unfamiliar smells wafted through the air.  When lunch was finally prepared we paraded out to he picnic bench where my manservant revealed the meal:  hominy with molasses and rendered fatback!  Woo hoo!

Starlight and I are going to take our naps as soon as we finish refreshing our knowledge of CPR procedures in case they are needed this afternoon.

Sunshine

Here's another picnic table, Sunshine.  There always seems to be a wee bit of food to be found in their vicinity!

Here’s another picnic table, Sunshine. There always seems to be a wee bit of food to be found in the vicinity of these tables!

It is a nice warm day at my Rez.

It is a nice warm day at my Rez.

There is no need to worry.  Sunshine and I are goose-friendly!

There is no need to worry. Sunshine and I are goose-friendly!

I see a heron but no 'gators.

I see a heron but no ‘gators.

You can eat your hominy after you give us the 'alright' command for our rendered fatback.

You can eat your hominy after you give us the ‘alright’ command for our rendered fatback.

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Blown excursion!

After returning from his morning walk/run, my manservant attacked his leaf-gathering duties in the front yard.  Starlight and I noted he began with quite a bit of gusto and we concluded he was determined to be finished by the end of the day with all leaf-gathering for the season.

He wasn’t quite finished when he said it was time for yoga class and departed.  It wasn’t long before he returned to our den because he had forgotten his yoga class had been cancelled for the holiday.  Leaf-gather resumed.

It was early afternoon when the last of the leaves had been gathered.  My manservant said we could combine our excursion with conducting a few errand which included a trip to the market to obtain the necessary ingredients for tonight’s fare:  Cock-a-leekie!  Woo hoo!   While at the market he chose egg rolls for our lunch.  The Hybridmobile then purred to our pooch food store where a dandy supply of boeuf and turkey was obtained.

With our errand completed, the Hybridmobile then took us to my Rez for our excursion.  It stopped in a proper parking area but my manservant soon realized that Starlight’s leash was still in my womanservant’s Hybridmobile II because it had accompanied them our their road trip this past weekend.  Starlight insisted she didn’t need a leash and we could still walk about the shoreline sniffing.  My manservant thought otherwise and we returned to our den excursionless.

The egg rolls were cooked and we had a fine meal at our picnic bench.  Starlight and I are nap-bound while my manservant putters in the kitchen with his Cock-a-leekie preparation.

Sunshine

I hope you procured an adequate supply of our pooch food.

I hope you procured an adequate supply of our pooch food while you were in there.

I think you burned a wee bit of our eggrolls!

I think you burned a wee bit of our eggrolls!

It is past time for you to say 'alright'.

Sunshine, I sure do enjoy eating at our picnic bench!

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Silent Sunday, too

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Silent Saturday Selfie

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Quiet weekend starts today

Pooches, there has been much excitement around our den this morning.  My womanservant and Starlight are leaving this afternoon for the agility trial in a distant village on the coast and Starlight busied herself packing.  My manservant has conflicting obligations today and tomorrow as he starts his new academic pursuit at his alma mater and has his weekend academic responsibilities.  Because of the conflict, he has decided to tend to his academic pursuit tonight at his alma mater and carry out his academic responsibilities tomorrow.  As a result, I will be home alone most of the weekend.  I’m sure the quiet time will do me good.

My manservant completed his early morning walk/run in dense fog before returning to our den and preparing a fine breakfast which we enjoyed at our picnic bench.  Because he has much work to complete before leaving me alone he suggested that we have a quick excursion before the start of his yoga class.

The Hybridmobile purred down the lane and dropped us off at my boat ramp park which adjoins my school park.  Pooches, there was a new informational sign that had been erected which Sunshine and I enjoyed reading.  From the new sign we headed to the waterfront and enjoyed spotting geese in the fog.  There were plenty of smells available and they were all appropriately sniffed.

Pooches, we are back at our den and Starlight is checking her luggage for the umpteenth time to make sure she didn’t forget anything while packing.

Since I am going it alone this weekend, Silent Saturday might have to be a selfie!

Sunshine

We get the bacon.  My manservant can have the poached egg on toast.

We get the bacon. My manservant can have the poached egg on toast.

There are a lot of scents around the new sign for my school park.

There are a lot of scents around the new sign for my school park.

It's a foggy morning on my Rez.

It’s a foggy morning on my Rez.

How can the geese in the fogbank see where they are going?

How can the geese in the fogbank see where they are going?

Starlight, I wish we could get rid of these leashes!

Starlight, I wish we could get rid of these leashes!

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Cancelled road trip

Pooches, my manservant proclaimed today to be a day of rest and recovery after his marathon leaf-gathering session yesterday.  He did find the energy to go on his morning walk/run, although he reported that it was a rather leisurely walk/run.  Because my womanservant and Starlight planned to head to a far away village for a long weekend of agility trials, my manservant suggested in mid-morning that we go ahead and depart for an excursion.  We had stopped at the market briefly on our way to my overlook for an excursion when my manservant received word that the planned road trip was going to be delayed for a day.  Starlight was quite crestfallen but my manservant and I did everything we could to cheer her while the Hybridmobile purred to my overlook.

The weather continues to be warm and no jackets were necessary when we reached my overlook.  As usual, Starlight and I had a grand time sniffing, first in the forest at the top followed by the waterfront at the bottom.  Starlight soon cast her disappointment aside and cheerfully scurried around my park.  After all scents had been inspected, my manservant urged us back to the Hybridmobile because lunch was looming.

Pooches, as warm as it is outside we will probably cut our afternoon naps short in order to have some quality outside time before it gets dark.

Sunshine

I'm tired of hiking  in the woods.  Let's go to the waterfront!

Hiking in the woods is boring. Let’s go to the waterfront!

Starlight is trying to spy fish in the clear water.

Starlight is trying to spy fish in the clear water.

I think the ice this past weekend made my leaning tree even more leaning.

I think my leaning tree is soon going to become my swimming tree!

Oh goody!  If the clover is coming up spring can't be far away!

Oh goody! If the clover is coming up spring can’t be far away!

A grilled cheese with ham on rye is the perfect lunch for a warm day.

A grilled cheese with ham on rye is the perfect lunch for a warm day.

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Not so wordless Wednesday

Pooches, excuse me for disturbing your peace on what is normally a Wordless Wednesday but I’ve got BIG news!  After his still dark walk/run in his walk/run park this morning, my manservant  returned to our den just before sunrise and immediately began work in our back yard on leaf-gathering.  Throughout the morning Starlight or I would look outside and see the leaf-gathering tools nearly a blur as my manservant was determined to finish this onerous task once and for all.

It was well past lunchtime when my manservant finally staggered inside and crawled in a hot tub.  After soaking for some time, he headed to the kitchen and announced that all leaf-gathering activity in the back yard had concluded for the season and we were going to have a celebratory lunch at our picnic bench.  Hooray!

Starlight and I were soon were gathered ’round the picnic bench enjoying ham while my manservant munched on veggie spring rolls and a green salad.  My manservant announced that as soon as lunch was over he would gladly give us a guided tour of our leaf free yard.  Starlight and I were anxious to get to our afternoon naps but tried to sound excited about the upcoming tour.

As promised, my manservant proudly walked us around the back yard with occasional stops to give an educational talk about the technical aspects of leaf-gathering.  The tour has been completed and Starlight and I are nap bound.

Now if he’ll just finish gathering leaves from the front yard.

Our celebratory luncheon includes veggie spring rolls, green salad with egg salad, and a wee bit of ham for us carnivorous pooches!

Our celebratory luncheon includes veggie spring rolls, green salad with egg salad, and a wee bit of ham for us carnivorous pooches!

We enjoy dining in the completely leaf-gathered back yard.

We enjoy dining in the completely leaf-free back yard.

Stop here, Sunshine!  Our tour guide is about to give the first informational talk.

Stop here, Sunshine! Our tour guide is about to give the first informational talk.

Starlight, your weave poles have been moved.

Starlight, your weave poles have been moved!

Tour over.  Afternoon naptime begins!!

Tour over. Afternoon nap time begins!!

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