It is an early excursion for today

Pooches, when my manservant returned from his morning walk/run at his walk/run park this morning he advised us that an early excursion would be a wise decision because of the threat of rain and sauna-like heat later today.  After spending a bit of time in the kitchen cooking cream cheese biscuits and bangers for our picnic breakfast, my manservant called us to the Hybridmobile.  Our faithful Hybridmobile immediately headed down the lane with my school park as its destination.

When we arrived at my park we first headed to the waterfront where Starlight and I enjoyed ample smells scattered about and busily investigated each.  My manservant eventually encouraged us to leave the waterfront and head toward my multi-use trail for the heart of our excursion.  Starlight and I were game and immediately led the way across the carriageway and onto said trail.

Once again our sniffing skills were called to the forefront as scent after scent arose in our path.  We had the trail mostly to ourselves and thoroughly enjoyed our perambulation toward my overlook.  Hunger finally got the best of us and we settled on the walkway in the middle of a bridge to enjoy our breakfast picnic!  The bangers and biscuits were as tasty as ever and it was with full bellies that we finally returned to the good ol’ Hybridmobile for our return to our den.

We had a pleasant surprise in store for us in mid-afternoon when my manservant spent a bit of time at the patio grill before presenting a fine specimen of Swiss cheese boeuf burger on an onion roll for lunch.  Haste was made to the picnic bench and short work was made of our very tasty lunch!

Afternoons are times for resting, pooches!  See you tomorrow on Wordless Wednesday.


We’re enjoying an early morning excursion at my school park before the rain and/or heat moves in for the day!

Starlight attempts to identify an unusual scent at the shoreline.

This little baby would make that new flowerbed you want a piece of cake!

Sunshine, it’s always exciting when we begin our excursion on your multi-use trail and anticipate our adventure.

The goldenrod is putting on quite a show this year.

Are you sure the authorities won’t mind us eating our breakfast in the middle of the bridge?

Our lunch is served quite late but a Swiss cheese boeuf burger is worth the wait!




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Excursions resumed today.

Pooches, last week was a pitiful one for our routine!  There were no excursions, very few morning walks/runs as well as picnics.  After a busy weekend entertaining visitors Fred and  Buttons, Starlight and I vowed that our normal excursions would resume today despite needing a day of rest after entertaining our visitors all weekend.

My manservant managed to undertake his morning walk/run at his walk/run park before joining Starlight and me on the Davenport for a bit of rest and recovery.  It wasn’t long before yoga class beckoned my manservant.  Upon his return to our den a bit of time was spent in the kitchen preparing a cure-all meal of potato soup.  We paraded out to our picnic bench where soup was sipped while Starlight and I chomped on wheat crackers!

Despite the temptation to remain on the Davenport all afternoon, my manservant promised an excursion as soon as a termite inspector visited and completed his work.  Starlight was quite curious about why someone would want to inspect a termite.  I explained to her that it was really an inspection of our den and not of a termite.  After the air had been cleared of the confusion, we waited patiently for the inspector’s visit.

It was mid-afternoon before we finally we able to depart from the termite-free den and head to my overlook where I wanted to check on the progress of the work there.  We were pleased to note that it was in its final stages and according to my calculations my overlook should be cleared of all the equipment and fencing by week’s end.

It’s good to be back in our routine, pooches!


That’s quite the presentation for a bowl of potato soup!

They seem to be nearing the end of their work on my overlook shoreline.

Sunshine, they aren’t working. They’re playing in the water with that long float. Let’s go play with them!

It’s just not the same without my leaning tree.

Sunshine, they are still playing in the water.


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Silent Sunday too!

Finders keepers, losers weepers!

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Silent Saturday

We’re resting after a busy Silent Saturday in our pack!

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Wordless Wednesday

It’s actually Chicken Wing Wednesday for us pooches and quinoa stuffed pepper Wednesday for my manservant.

It’s kind of you to offer but we’ll stick with our chicken wings!

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Silent Sunday too!

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”   Lucy Montgomery


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Silent (mostly) Saturday

We’re having a leisurely breakfast of egg-in-a-bagel, a bagel with date and cranberry chutney, and a wee piece of bacon.

As a reward for manicuring the back yard, my manservant decided to grill a beouf porterhouse.

Is it ready yet?

Yum, yum, yum!

I’ll have a wee bit of potato too!

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Grand excursion with chili dogs!

Pooches, my manservant returned from his walk/run this morning and immediately went to work on the garden project he had worked on for most of the day yesterday.  He said he was a wee bit sore from the work yesterday but was determined to finish the work today.  It was mid-morning when he came inside and pronounced the project complete.  A soak in a hot bath followed.

A trip to the market occurred around lunch time.  Supplies were acquired for today’s lunch and dinner and my manservant immediately went to work preparing our lunch.  We were a wee bit later than usual leaving for our excursion.  Last weekend we had explored the newly discovered trails on the north end of my Rez and located an enchanting spot in the forest.  My manservant said he wanted to have our picnic lunch there today and the Hybridmobile immediately headed in that direction.

We arrived at our destination and the Hybridmobile located a place to park in the shade.  My manservant grabbed our lunch bag and tablecloth and we set off for the enchanted forest.  It was a fairly short hike and, after getting lost only a couple of times in the maze of trails, we finally picked a clear spot on the ground to place our tablecloth.  I knew that it was going to be a grand picnic when my manservant pulled two chili-cheese frankfurters from our lunch bag.  Woo hoo!

Following lunch we hiked a bit more before my manservant said his legs were still a wee bit wobbly from his morning of strenuous activity and suggested we return to the Hybridmobile.  Wimp.

Starlight and my womanservant are still in the faraway village at the agility competition.  It is going to be another long afternoon and evening of entertaining my manservant.

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches!


Our breakfasts are becoming weirder: turnip greens, purple hull peas, green beans and mystery meat.

Keep alert for unicorns!

Congratulations on sitting on the ground with your legs crossed. Are you going to be able to get up?

Does it matter which chili/cheese frankfurter is mine?

That’s a mysterious looking depression in the ground.  I’ll bet it was a meteor.

We’re almost back to the Hybridmobile and my Rez.

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Breakfast excursion for Starlight

Pooches, Starlight and my womanservant are leaving at lunch today for a distant village in a nearby state for the next four days to another agility competition.  My manservant declined to go on his walk/run this morning in order to have an early excursion while Starlight was still here so she wouldn’t miss four straight days of excursions.  We were all agreeable and, after my manservant prepared breakfast to enjoy on a picnic, we loaded the Hybridmobile and headed to my Trace.

We decided that we wanted to enjoy our breakfast and excursion stroll in solitude and selected my boundary park as our destination.  We were spot on in our selection of my park because we had my it to ourselves.  The Hybridmobile chose a nice shady spot in which to park and we immediately hopped into its boot to enjoy breakfast.  Pooches, what an odd breakfast it was!  My manservant had packed bagels with cream cheese that were slathered with a date and cumin chutney and accompanied by a bowl of fruit.  Thankfully my manservant had packed sausage for us pooches!  Feeling adventurous after we finished the sausage Starlight and I tried a wee bit of the bagel and chutney!

After breakfast we bounded to our Yockanookany trails and enjoyed a short sniffing session before Starlight declared that she wanted to return to our den to practice her agility before departing for the distant village.

My manservant and I bade farewell to Starlight and my womanservant after lunch and  I headed inside for an after lunch nap while my manservant remained outside for a wee bit of gardening.

It’s going to be a long weekend, Pooches, trying to entertain my manservant for four days!


We’re happy you brought sausage for us.

Starlight and I (dragging my manservant) head off to explore my trails.

The Yockanookany trail is calling my name!

It is a glorious fall day at my boundary park.

Starlight and I always like to carefully read the educational signs.

The faithful Hybridmobile patiently awaits our return from the trails.


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Wordless Wednesday

A mid-morning ‘pick me up’ with tea, orange-raspberry scones and pooch treats).

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