Frosty morning and cold lunch

Pooches, we awoke to a frosty world this morning.  My manservant bundled up before heading to his walk/run park for his morning constitutional.  When he returned to our den he began his wash day duties.  It was a dull morning as the highlight was having a closet cleaned until some kindly gentlemen arrived to move and install Starlight’s new agility equipment.  As soon as they arrived Starlight took over as supervisor and barked orders to them throughout the process.  Urging them “to use extreme care as this is a delicate precision instrument” Starlight was relentless in her command of the situation.

With the A frame finally installed to Starlight’s satisfaction we began a discussion of what to do for lunch.  It was still quite cold outside and my manservant suggested that we eat a late lunch before taking an excursion when it was a bit warmer.  Starlight and I agreed and my manservant headed to the market for lunch and dinner supplies.

Pooches, when lunch was finally prepared we headed to our picnic bench and enjoyed a fine meal of chopped liver!  Woo hoo!  We ate until our bellies were full (which happens fairly quickly with chopped liver we discovered).  Feeling a wee bit sluggish after lunch we decided to make a quick visit to my overlook before returning to our den and napping off our lunch.

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We’re ready for the chopped liver!

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Keep it coming!

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I’m glad there isn’t a north wind blowing, Starlight, or we’d be popsicles!

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It always makes me happy to see my overlook park being enjoyed by others.

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Let’s just sit here a little longer and enjoy the peacefulness of my overlook.

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Silent Saturday

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Continued monitoring of suspicious

Pooches, it has been a routine Friday in our den. Starlight and I have continued barking at all of the suspicious vehicles and humans roaming the poochhood.  My manservant performed his usual morning walk/run and, being Friday, headed to his yoga class before lunchtime.  When he returned he headed to the kitchen to prepare lunch.  Starlight and I declined his offering and choose to eat yesterday’s leftover boeuf instead.

On this last day of “no excursions” we once again enjoyed a stroll around the poochhood inspecting all of the work being conducted.  It was difficult to stroll with all of the large equipment moving to and fro but we did our best to avoid being run over!  A few suspicious places were discovered.  We’ll keep our eye on them!

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches!

Sunshine

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Starlight and I enjoyed yesterday’s leftover boeuf T-bone while my manservant ate chicken pad thai and egg drop soup for lunch.

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This certainly looks suspicious!

Starlight, we caught them while they're active.

We finally see them when they’re active.

 

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Did you say something?

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I guess there’s nothing but junk mail today.

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Sunshine, do you want to come look at my new A-frame?

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Inspecting activity in our poochhood

Pooches, even though we’re taking a break from excursions for a few days this week it doesn’t mean that our den isn’t a beehive of activity!  When my manservant returned from his morning walk/run Starlight and I met him at the door quite excited about all of the activity in our poochhood.  For several days now there has been all kinds of equipment in the streets blocking traffic and digging numerous hole in yards everywhere.  This morning the activity had increased to the point that Starlight and I couldn’t take our morning naps because of the need for incessant barking at strangers and equipment that came too close to our yard!

My manservant simply shrugged his shoulders and began his morning chores.  Because no excursion would take place today Starlight and I suggested that a stroll through the poochhood would be in order to make sure there was nothing amiss from all of the activity.  My manservant agreed but said our stroll needed to wait until after a special lunch he was going to prepare.  Starlight and I waited patiently.

When we finally paraded out to our picnic bench my manservant reveal a grand lunch of a boeuf T bone and a pile of buttery garlic and chives mash!  Woo hoo!  It was with full bellies that after lunch we fairly waddled through the poochhood on our inspection.

Pooches, I’m glad to report there was nothing amiss was found.  Burp.

Sunshine

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Boeuf. It’s what’s for dinner.

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You two don’t be laggards!

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It looks to me like a wee bit of leaf gathering activity is in order.

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It’s a hard life.

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Wordless Wednesday

We enjoy a wee bit of breakfast indoors on this Wordless Wednesday!

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Excursions abandoned for the week!

Pooches, my manservant dutifully undertook his walk/run this morning as usual before returning to our den and resuming a major project that he began yesterday.  I could hear grumbling and sharp words all morning coming from our front yard.  Starlight had been carried to her groomer early this morning and she missed the commotion.   I tried to ignore the noise as I napped but on one or two occasions I had to open the front door and ask my manservant to lower the noise.

Starlight was retrieved from her groomer in late morning and when lunchtime rolled around my manservant prepared a steaming dish of Rumpledethumps (the first of the season).  Starlight and I preferred pooch treats (steaming hot potatoes burn our lips) and we all enjoyed dining at our picnic bench.

During our lively banter at lunch my manservant suggested that we take a temporary break from our excursions this week.  After much discussion Starlight and I said we were willing to try it but only if we had the option of changing our mind later in the week.   Thus, today was another day with no excursion.

Who knows what tomorrow will bring, pooches?

Sunshine

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Starlight proudly shows off her new furdo when she arrives back at our den.

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Starlight and I wait patiently for the ‘alright’ command to enjoy our pooches treats while my manservant leisurely eats his Rumpledethumps.

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CHOMP!

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“Now the darkness gathers, Stars begin to peep, Birds and beasts and flowers Soon will be asleep.”

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Meditation Monday

Pooches, it was quite the unusual day around our den.  My manservant attended to an abbreviated walk/run at his walk/run park before returning to our den and enticing Starlight out of her morning nap location and placing her in the Hybridmobile.   Consternation filled the air at this unusual activity because both Starlight and I felt she might be headed to the vet.  Our consternation was justified, pooches,  because that is just what happened!  Poor Starlight.

It seems Starlight was due for her annual shots but, as related to me by my manservant on their return, the vet discovered a malady which required immediate attention.  Despite my manservant’s insistence that the problem would be easily resolved I went into action upon their return to our den.  A candle was lit and placed on the hearth and I patted Starlight’s wrist in an effort to comfort her.  She was not keen to have a cold compress placed on her forehead so I abandoned that effort.

It was obvious that an excursion was not going to be a part of our day and I thought it was a wise decision given my need to focus on Starlight’s care.  It was a difficult job, pooches, because Starlight kept insisting on running about our backyard and chasing any squirrels that came in sight despite my insistence that she return to her sick bed.

As I often do to unwind from a busy day, I headed out to our back yard after tonight’s dinner to spend a wee bit of time in meditation before heading to bed early prepared to monitor Starlight throughout the night.

Sunshine

Mister, please turn off that light!  Can’t a body get a little bit of quiet time around here?

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Silent Saturday

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Finally Friday!

Pooches, my manservant did his usual walk/run thing early this morning before returning to our den and announcing that it was time to perform a wee bit of “fall housekeeping” today.  He noted that he didn’t have yoga class due to the holiday and it would be an ideal time to undertake the sorely needed activity.

Vacuums were whirring, mops were scrubbing and rags were dusting all morning.  It didn’t take long for Starlight and I to realize there would be no excursion today.  My manservant had such enthusiasm for cleaning that Starlight and I almost got into the activity before common sense returned and we decided to nap instead.

A fringe benefit of all of the cleaning was when my manservant decided that he deserved some gratitude for his hard work and he fetched a boeuf burger (on whole wheat, of course) and curly chips as a reward.  The meal was thoroughly enjoyed at our picnic bench which was moved to its fall/winter location before we dined.

My manservant has now returned to his madman-like housekeeping activity and us pooches are off for naps.

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches!

Sunshine

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Woo hoo! We get the first bite!

 

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It’s our turn again!

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Torpid Thursday

Pooches, after my manservant’s walk/run this morning he spent most of the morning running errands while Starlight and I slept.  When he finally returned he hastily put together a quick lunch of brawn for Starlight and me and stuffed banana peppers for himself.  Go figure.

We traveled to my sunken Trace in the faithful Hybridmobile.  Instead of selecting one of the available picnic tables my manservant said he wanted to dine closer to nature.  He selected a fallen tree and immediately perched on the trunk and placed our lunch on the ground.  Starlight and I made it clear that this arrangement was unsatisfactory and our lunch was placed on the trunk of the fallen tree.

A limited romp around my park followed lunch but my manservant said he had a teeth vet appointment and we were forced to return to our den for the afternoon while my manservant headed to his appointment.

Pooches, all in all it was quite the torpid day.

Sunshine

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It don’t know what it is, Starlight. I think my manservant called it brawn.

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Why are we eating on the ground?

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This is a wee bit better.

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Sunshine, that brawn was rather tasty.

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It’s another spectacular day at my overlook. We should build our den right here.

 

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