Silent Saturday


Beating the heat tip #8:  Have ice cream for breakfast (with a wee bit of dark chocolate and salted caramel sauce).

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The excursion that wasn’t really

Pooches, because Buttons and her womanservant were our overnight guests my manservant decided to forego his morning walk/run today in order to prepare a hearty breakfast for all.  It was quite the lazy morning as we lounged about our den drinking coffee and generally being ne’er-do-wells!  My manservant did feel guilty enough about his lack of activity to attend his late morning yoga class.

Lunch was plated without much effort as we enjoyed leftover boiled shrimp cocktail from last night’s seafood banquet.  Although it was a wee bit hot outdoors we decided to execute a short stroll in the poochhood after lunch because Buttons reported she had been looking forward to an excursion on her visit.  It was hot, pooches, and quite short-lived!

Buttons and her womanservant departed for Elvistown in mid-afternoon while the remainder of our pack decided naps were in order.  In an effort to enjoy a bit of outdoors before the end of the day my manservant prepared an authentic muffaletta using olive salad from Central Grocery, mortadella, capocollo, sopressata, mozzarella, and provolone on an onion roll!  Woo hoo!  Because it was at sunset the temperature had cooled and the muffaletta was carried and placed on a wee table under our pergola where it was consumed enthusiastically!

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches!



Starlight leads the way as Buttons and I gingerly walk on the hot asphalt during our stroll in the poochhood.


We probably ought to check our blood pressures after eating tonight!

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Thermal Thursday

Pooches, my manservant headed to his walk/run park immediately after waking up this morning and consuming the required amount of coffee to function knowing that it wouldn’t be long before the oppressive heat returned.  After his return to our den following his walk/run he reported that it had returned during his walk/run.  Starlight and I yawned, rolled over, and resumed our morning naps.

After heading to the village to our north of our village for a long morning of work my manservant returned near noon and prepared another “cool lunch for a hot day.”  Knowing that any visit to our picnic bench would risk being fried to a crisp we enjoyed our lunch from the cool and comfort of our den before each of us headed to our preferred napping locations for the afternoon.

Pooches, we were caught by surprise when Buttons and her womanservant arrived at our den in late afternoon for an overnight stay.  Enthusiastic greetings were exchanged before getting down to some serious play (indoors, of course) before enjoying a seafood feast for dinner.  No doubt with full bellies and tired bones we will all rest well tonight!

Keep cool if you can, pooches!



A quite cool and vowel-less lunch of a BLT, PB&J and a BM to wash it down!

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Beating the heat!

Pooches, I think our pack has found a way to beat the heat!  In the middle of the night, shortly after three o’clock this morning, my manservant and womanservant climbed out of bed, gulped down a wee bit of coffee, and packed luggage and themselves into the Hybridmobile II which purred down the lane in the darkness.  It seems their destination was the nearby aerodrome where my womanservant was departing for a distant land for the next eight days!

My manservant directed the Hybridmobile II to stop at his walk/run park on the return to our den.  A vigorous walk/run was undertaken in the darkness when they arrived at said park and, because of the darkness keeping the heat in check, my manservant reported that it was a much longer walk/run than usual.

When my manservant finally returned from the aerodrome and walk/run park to our den during first light, he awakened Starlight and me and proposed that we undertake our excursion for the day immediately while the temperature was still comfortable outdoors!  Starlight and I agreed with the wisdom of such action and groggily headed to the Hybridmobile II.  Wanting to capture a picture of the day’s sunrise we first stopped at my nearby peninsula park but arrived a few minutes after the SUNSHINE had spilled over the horizon.  Nevertheless, after a short stroll about my peninsula park, we were upbeat as the Hybridmobile II delivered us efficiently to my overlook where a much longer stroll/sniffing session was undertaken.

When we returned to our den my manservant completed a session of lawn manicuring before preparing a tasty breakfast sausage and buttermilk biscuits with strawberry preserves and molasses!  Woo hoo!  By the time breakfast had been completed we could tell the heat was beginning its assault for the remainder of the day and we retreated indoors for the morning.

At lunchtime we briefly ventured outdoors for a lunch at our picnic bench.  Pooches, in our strategy to beat the heat it was a cold lunch of tomato sandwiches (on white bread, of course), pimento cheese-stuffed shishito peppers, refrigerator pickles, all capped by a large bowl of fresh sliced peaches on vanilla bean ice cream!  Oh my!



Starlight, we just the missed sunrise by a couple of minutes.  Phooey.


Say, why don’t we head to my overlook for a good sniffing session?


Starlight, is my overlook park your favorite park too?


Sunshine, let’s go down your multi-use trail.


Look!  The authorities have erected a new sign at the beginning of my multi-use trail.


Have you only two sausages?


At lunch we decided to eat the ice cream first before it melted.

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Miserably hot Monday!

Pooches, my manservant scurried out of the den at an early hour this morning to undertake his walk/run in the walk/run park before that oppressive heat arrived.  When he returned he was a ball of sweat and exclaimed that it was already too hot to even think about an excursion today.  Starlight and I yawned and rolled over to go back to sleep for the morning.

All in all it has been a dull day in our pack because of the oppressive heat.  The late morning yoga class was attended for the first time in a month by my manservant.  When he returned he had a meeting with a gentleman about engaging said gentleman to perform some outdoor duties.  We then awaited the preparation of another good summer lunch.  Butter beans, purple hull peas, sliced tomatoes from the garden next door, refrigerator pickles and peppers, and finally a slice of ice-cold melon for dessert was on the menu for the day!  Starlight and I chose the optional pooch treats.  All were enjoyed at our picnic bench but the heat encouraged us to eat quickly and enjoy our dessert indoors.

It is going to be a quiet afternoon, pooches, as Starlight and I remain in the cool air indoors.  My manservant is threatening to do a bit of yard work while we nap.  I hope he comes to his senses lest he have a heat stroke!



We need to eat quickly before it melts!


Starlight has chosen to spend her afternoon nap atop my manservant’s pillow in our cool bedroom.


Have you lost your mind?  It is much too hot to even think about manicuring our lawn this afternoon!

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Silent Sunday, too!


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Silent Saturday


Pooches, what does your pack do on a hot Saturday evening in June?

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I think I’m back…

As Starlight and I breathed a sigh of relief my manservant suggested that a stroll through the poochhood would be in order as a way of building back up strength to resume his regular walk/run.  Starlight, having earlier returned from her vigorous walk/run with my womanservant, declined to accompany us so my manservant and I took off down the lane hoping my bum leg would cooperate.  We travelled much farther than either of us anticipated and when we returned to our den my manservant declared the adventure a success!

We decided to prepare a celebratory breakfast and soon could be found at our relocated picnic bench enjoying sausage with dropped scones and maple syrup!  Woo hoo!  After breakfast my manservant cautioned us about overdoing it so we retired to our Davenport for much of the morning.

It was late morning when my manservant suggested that we take a second adventure of the day to my overlook.  I’m afraid Starlight and I both became a wee bit misty-eyed having previously thought such excursions were a thing of the past.  We quickly hopped in the Hybridmobile which giddily glided down the lane to my overlook.  Starlight and I had a grand time sniffing the many smells and traipsing around my park.  Perhaps erring on the side of caution my manservant soon said that it was time to return to our den.  I suppose we will spend the afternoon resting.

See you tomorrow on Silent Saturday, pooches!



It feels good to stretch the ol’ bum leg for a change.


Sausage is always the first item of business!


I hope you put plenty of maple syrup on the pancakes.


Starlight, doesn’t it feel good to be back at my overlook?


I was afraid the authorities we going to neglect the lawn manicuring at my overlook in my absence!


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Hard getting restarted after holibobs

Pooches, after our extended holibobs my blog has faced a myriad of problems getting restarted.  It seems my manservant brought home a summer cold from his holibobs and has  been under the weather.  My blog site has been fractious of late and my manservant has refused to correct the matter due to his sniffles.

I took matters into my own paws today and corrected the problems (no doubt caused by my manservant) in order to post.  My manservant still refused to take an excursion due to my bum leg and his sniffles.

I suggested to my manservant this morning that the preparation and consumption of a hearty summer lunch might be just the thing to cure his summer cold.  The suggestion took root and shortly after noon we found ourselves at our relocated picnic bench enjoying fried chicken, rice and gravy, lima beans, pickled onions and cucumbers, a sliced home-grown tomato and an ice cold slice of watermelon!  Woo hoo!

I’m afraid the hearty summer lunch will not act as a cure quickly enough to liven up our afternoon so Starlight and I have already planned another afternoon on the Davenport with my ailing manservant.


Fried chicken is just the thing to cure your cold.

Please don’t get those pickled onions close to my nose!

If I eat all of this watermelon I’ll have to pee all afternoon! 

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