Ye pow’rs wha mak mankind your care,
An’ dish them out their bill o’fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu’ pray’r,
Gie her a Haggis!
Pooches, oh what a night we had last night at our Burns Night Dinnerr!! Woo hoo!
The evening festivities started with my manservant playing a recording of pipes performing “Enter the Haggis” while Starlight processed out of the kitchen with the platter of haggis with neeps and tatties while reciting Burns’ famous “Ode to a Haggis”. It was quite emotional, pooches, and I think Starlight had a bit of a wee tear coming from her eye during the processional in her kilt. (As an aside, pooches, the haggis, neeps and tatties looked a bit more like black beans and rice, but not wanting to put a damper on the evening’s festivities I kept my muzzle shut). We all enjoyed our meal with a wee dram (or two) and the festivities continued into the night.
With another Burns Night dinner under our harnesses, we awoke this morning and realized that Mother Nature, who has teased us with a bit of spring for the past couple of weeks, had returned overnight. A wee bit groggy from last night’s dram (or two) that we enjoyed, Starlight and I rolled over in bed and pulled up the quilts to continue our slumber. My manservant, aware that his academic pursuit class was today that was scheduled to go far beyond our normal excursion time, suggested that we undertake an early excursion because after his academic pursuit class he had to attend another meeting in the concrete jungle! It was disappointing news to hear but Starlight and I immediately (albeit somewhat groggily) hopped out of our bed and headed to the Hybridmobile in an effort to not miss an excursion today.
The Hybridmobile, still in a festive mood from the Burns Night Dinner celebration, tuned its radio to more piper music and we had quite the merry ride to my overlook. It was a bit chilly but the blue skies and shimmering water of my Rez overrode our shivering. Plenty of nocturnal smells were available and, after much sniffing, Starlight and I bounded down the hill to the waterfront. My manservant finally said our excursion must come to an end in order for him to get to his class at his alma mater.
All in all, pooches, we had a wonderful evening last night and a delightful excursion this morning!