Wordless Wednesday

"Sausage Under the Pergola"

“Sausage Under the Pergola”

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Miserable Monday!

Pooches, we awoke this morning to the third consecutive day of a cold, steady rain with thunder!  My manservant’s morning walk/run was immediately cancelled and he opted to build a toasty fire in the fireplace and remained in front of it most of the morning except when he was attending to his wash day duties.

As yoga class time approached, my manservant dismissed it as well and resupplied our indoor firewood box.  Yesterday’s vegetable boeuf soup was heated for lunch.  The rain continued to fall and we pressed the leather ottoman into service as our indoor picnic bench.  I checked the weather radar after lunch and there was no end to sight for the cold rain.  An excursion for today was clearly not in store for us so Sunshine and I curled up in front of the fireplace for an afternoon of continued napping.

What a day.

Sunshine

It's washday and warm bed linens fresh from the dryer are an excellent addition to my morning nap.

It’s wash day and warm bed linens fresh from the dryer are an excellent addition to my morning nap.

The ottoman was put into service to serve as our indoor picnic bench at lunch.

The ottoman was put into service to serve as our indoor picnic bench at lunchtime.

 

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Silent Saturday

Darn rain!

Darn rain!

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“Death to the red hag!” brunch and excursion

Pooches, my manservant returned from his frosty morning walk/run and got busy performing various chores around our den.  Starlight and I knew that it was yoga class day and an early excursion would occur.  Because none of us had eaten breakfast, I suggested to my manservant that we have a brunch at our picnic bench prior to said excursion.  My manservant thought the idea was a good one and proposed that he prepare Rumpledethumps!  Woo hoo!  Starlight and I cheered as we accompanied him to the kitchen to offer assistance with the meal preparation.

It wasn’t long before a pot of water was boiling for the neeps and tatties while my manservant employed his knife-wielding duties on the cabbage and onion (pooches, though not a traditional ingredient for Rumpledethumps, my manservant likes his with onions).

As soon as the cheese had properly melted, the dish was withdrawn from the oven and we all paraded out to the picnic bench.  My manservant had been thoughtful enough to bring our pooch dinnerware with him (they work better than spoons or forks for us pooches) and they soon each contained a generous serving of goodness.  Because the Rumpledethumps had just emerged from the oven we had to wait for a few minutes for it to cool.  As soon as my manservant proclaimed brunch was ready to eat we gave the mandatory shout of “Death to the red hag” and dove it!  We were licking our bowls in short order and finally complemented my manservant’s culinary abilities by giving a couple of loud belches.

It was past time for our excursion to be underway and we concluded that it would have to be done in the poochhood because of the time limitation imposed by yoga class.  Luck was with us, pooches, because as we were walking out of the door my manservant’s phone beeped a message saying that his yoga class had been cancelled.  Starlight and I cheered again.

It was off to the Hybridmobile for a full-blown excursion to my Saturday park!  The weather couldn’t have been nicer and, because more rain is in the forecast for this weekend, we crisscrossed my Saturday park several times, leaving no scent unsniffed!

What a grand brunch!  What a grand excursion!  Naps are in order!

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches!

Sunshine

It is cool enough to eat yet?

It is cool enough to eat yet?

An action shot of Rumpledethumps!

An action shot of Rumpledethumps!

What a pretty day at my Saturday park.

What a pretty day at my Saturday park.

Starlight, don't stick out your tongue at my manservant!!

Starlight, don’t stick out your tongue at my manservant!!

Starlight barks furiously at a stump exposed by the low water.  She says it is not supposed to be there!

Starlight barks furiously at a stump exposed by the low water. She says it is not supposed to be there!

Sunshine, we'd better get all we can out of this excursion because the prognosticators are saying it is going to rain for the next three days.

Sunshine, we’d better get all we can out of this excursion because the prognosticators are saying it is going to rain for the next three days.

Hooray!  The authorities have replenished my beach with more sand.

Hooray! The authorities have replenished my beach with more sand.

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Wordless Wednesday

The storms last night making me stay up half the night comforting my pack sure made a mess in our back yard!

The storms last night which made me me stay up half the night comforting my pack sure made a mess in our back yard!

Ditto!

Ditto!

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Excursion not in the plan for today

Pooches, this morning my manservant decided he was going give the Hybridmobile the day off and would be spending the day in the confines of our den.  He said his regular morning walk/run was not in his plans, nor was an excursion, nor was running errands or trips to the market.  Pooh!

True to his word the morning was spent working on inside projects, with a fair amount of lounging around mixed in.  At lunchtime he decided it was time for the smoked turkey and cranberry sauce to disappear.  It was all loaded on a plate and we hiked out to our picnic bench and proceeded to take part in making it disappear.  Here is one final ‘yum’ for the former smoked turkey!

Storms are once again prognosticated for this evening and I plan to spend the afternoon napping as much as possible because I will probably be up all hours of the night trying to comfort and reassure my pack as the thunder and lightning moves in!

Sunshine

After we get through eating you should do a bit of leaf gathering!

After we get through eating you need to do a bit of leaf gathering!

I'm going to keep an eye on you.

I’m going to keep an eye on you.

We've a lot of smoked turkey to eat.  I'll do my part!

We’ve a lot of smoked turkey to eat. I’ll do my part!

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Monday excursion while waiting for rain

Pooches, the prognosticators said this morning that we will have thunderstorms with copious amounts of rain later today so my manservant headed out on his walk/run earlier than usual.  After checking the weather radar, his return was marked by a bevy of outdoor duties, including a brief attempt at leaf gathering.  The gusty winds made short work of that duty and he came inside to begin his Monday wash day responsibilities.  After re-checking the weather radar, I urged my manservant to head to the Hybridmobile to begin our excursion.  Breakfast was packed and the Hybridmobile purred to my Trace while nervously looking at the threatening skies.

Our excursion destination was my little park to the north of my overlook.  We begin by having a breakfast picnic in the boot of the Hybridmobile.  Once finished, we hopped out and began scurrying around the waterfront.  The continued low water in my Rez provided the opportunity for us to investigate a newly-exposed beach area.  Fun was had by all and we finally returned to the Hybridmobile for our return trip to our den.

My manservant dutifully attended his yoga class and picked up pork chops at the market on his return.  The chops were skillfully prepared by my manservant, along with gravy and potatoes, and a merry picnic was held at our picnic bench.  As we finished lunch a few raindrops began falling and we moseyed inside to begin an afternoon of napping and waiting for the storms to begin.

Sunshine

Don't get me wrong.  Pumpkin muffins with cream cheese is fine for breakfast but I'm glad you brought us pooch treats.

Don’t get me wrong. Pumpkin muffins with cream cheese is fine for breakfast but I’m glad you brought us pooch treats.

I'm glad we started our excursion before the storms move in.

We need to sniff as much as we can since the rain may cancel tomorrow’s excursion.

I wonder who put this rock here?

I wonder who put this rock here?

Starlight, my Rez looks different when your at eye level with the water.

Starlight, my Rez looks different when you’re nearly at eye level with the water.

A pork chops with potatoes and gravy:  a match made in heaven!

A pork chops with potatoes and gravy: a match made in heaven!

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Silent Saturday

Sunshine, I'm starting to feel real good about this!  Let's pop a top on another root beer!!!!!

Sunshine, I’m starting to feel real good about this! Let’s pop a top on another root beer!!!!!

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Taking it easy, Friday

Pooches, my manservant was a wee bit sore this morning after his 8K yesterday but he was the trooper and headed out for his full walk/run anyway.  He reported that the exercise did him good but he was still going to take it easy today.  Yoga class was cancelled because of the holiday weekend and he lounged about our den all morning.

After attempts at the mannequin challenge we joined my manservant as he headed out for a bit of errand-running combined with a brief excursion.  Our excursion destination was his walk/run park where Starlight and enjoyed romping along the creek in the beautiful, albeit chilly, weather.

Pooches, guess what we had for lunch.  Right you are!  Turkey and dressing.

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches!

Sunshine

(click the video below to see our best attempt at a mannequin challenge)

It is a nice day at my manservant's walk/run park.

It is a nice day at my manservant’s walk/run park.

Sunshine, do you think it is too cold for a swim?

Sunshine, do you think it is too cold for a swim?

Sunshine, let's get up a game of futbol.

Sunshine, let’s get up a game of futbol.

I'm a natural at goalie, Starlight.

I’m a natural at goalie, Starlight.

 

 

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Thankful Thursday

Pooches, it has been a slow day around our den as Starlight and I awaited the unveiling of our Thanksgiving feast in the evening.  My manservant and womanservant left the den early this morning to walk in a 8K called the Turkey Trot! They were back at our den by mid-morning and most of the remainder of the day was spent in the kitchen preparing for the feast.

The only excitement occurred when we watched the national dog show where a Westie won the Best in Breed title!!  Starlight and I cheered mightily in the final competition of the day, but sadly, a Greyhound and not a Westie took the Best in Show award.

We did manage to undertake a short excursion through the poochhood in mid-afternoon to perform litter patrol.   A hefty amount of litter was collected as we continued to occupy ourselves with ‘busy work’ waiting for the feast to be set before us.  Finally, pooches, in late afternoon, my womanservant announced that our feast was ready.  Everyone scampered to the dining room before chomping down on smoked turkey, dressing and gravy, green beans and ham, a wee bit of cranberry sauce and strawberry shortcake with whipped cream!

Pooches, my stomach aches!

Sunshine

Sujshine, I hope the Westie wins Best-in-Show!

Sunshine, I sure do hope the Westie wins Best in Show!

Darn, that Greyhound is good!

Darn, that Greyhound is good!

Oh good, Starlight!  The authorities to our fresh pine straw mulch throughout the poochhood

Oh good, Starlight! The authorities have placed fresh pine straw mulch throughout the poochhood.

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