Silent Saturday

Old Pooch Winter has released her icy grip on these parts and we get to enjoy a long hike in search of a rumoured cave in my newly discovered park.

Here’s me as I summit my newly discovered mountain!

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Twelfth Night is here. Woo hoo!

Pooches, the bitter cold continued overnight and we woke up once again to a frigid world.  After another indoor breakfast of crepes and ham we returned to our hibernation mode yearning for more civil weather.

As is the custom we celebrate Twelfth Night on this day and were quite concerned about our planned Twelfth Night festivities because of the cold weather.  We were much relieved when temperatures finally began rising around midday.  Starlight began practicing her songs for our pack’s wassailing activity tonight around the poochhood.  I roused my manservant to action when it became apparent that the festivities would take place and he began the bittersweet task of taking down the Christmas decorations.

Pooches, on this twelfth and last night of Christmas our pack wishes you Merry Christmas one last time!  Our pack plans to watch the movie What You Will tonight upon our return from wassailing.  May everyone have an Epiphany tomorrow!

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This is what our pack does best during inclement weather.

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Same old story

Pooches, good news!  This afternoon the temperature finally went two degrees above freezing for nearly two hours!  Humph!

We’re still in hibernation mode around our den until the frigid weather passes.  In early afternoon my manservant said he had to go to the market and suggested that Starlight and I accompany him.  Starlight and I jumped at the chance because cabin fever has started to spread in our pack.

When the Hybridmobile departed the market after my manservant had obtained necessary supplies, it decided to return to our den via my peninsula park.  Of all places!  Nevertheless, when we arrived Starlight and I jumped out of the Hybridmobile looking forward to spending a wee bit of time out-of-doors.  As expected we were met with a brutal north wind with nothing to hinder it except the waters of my Rez.  Our excursion was short-lived.  When will it end?

Keep warm, pooches!

Sunshine

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Starlight, I’m not sure why we would come to the windiest spot on my Rez on a day like this!

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Sunshine, these rocks are covered in ice.

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Nope. It is still too cold for smells.

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When is spring going to get here?

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Wordless Wednesday

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Sunshine, I’m going to test it to see if we can enjoy some skating this afternoon.

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What’s that noise?

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Sunshine, I think it would be wise to stay ashore. There’s far too much creaking going on!

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Stupid weather!

Pooches, the frigid air is still with us.  We awoke this morning to a temperature of -11°C!  Once again it was clear that the temperature would stay below freezing throughout the day.  My manservant indicated a walk/run was out of the question.

In an effort to cheer us when we realized that hibernation was a better option than an excursion, my manservant headed to the kitchen and prepared a breakfast of ham with Crêpes adorned by fresh fruit and maple syrup.  Woo hoo!

It was a wild hair that we decided to attempt a picnic in the frigid weather!  When breakfast had been plated we foolishly ran to our picnic bench and posed for a picture.  We managed one bite of ham before we scrambled to get back to the safety of our den where we finished breakfast in civil conditions.

The remainder of the day is going to be hibernation for our pack, pooches.  Stay warm wherever you are!

Sunshine

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Starlight, I predict we’ll be here no longer than 45 seconds before we flee back inside.

 

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Arctic excursion

Happy New Year, pooches!!  Here’s hoping the best to everyone in the coming year.  And let’s not forget warmer weather!

Pooches, it is beyond miserably cold in these parts to the point of downright dangerous cold.  Of course my manservant chose not to undertake a walk/run this morning.  We remained huddled in our den knowing venturing outdoors risked freezing solid!  Fred and Buttons returned to Elvistown and after we bade them farewell (securely from the confines of our den) we decided to begin our morning naps under the covers.

We slept quite peacefully until my manservant roused us from our sleep and cheerfully announced that we were going to undertake an excursion!  Foolish as it was, Starlight and I bundled up and headed to the Hybridmobile II who was in disbelief.  The Hybridmobile II faithfully shuttled us to my overlook (shivering all the way).  As we stepped outside at my overlook a brutal icy gale hit us in the faces!  A mad dash was made for the shelter of my multi-use trail where the wind was at least blocked partially  by the trees.

Pooches, it goes without saying that our excursion was short-lived and we finally made a mad dash back to the Hybridmobile II.  Our intentions are to remain inside in front of a fire for the rest of the day except for occasional very important business.

Keep warm, pooches!

Sunshine

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Good grief! It must be 100 degrees below zero out here! 

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Even the smells are frozen.

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Starlight, I wonder why no one else is out on my multi-use trail this morning.

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Sunshine, I think it is time to abandon this foolish walk and head back to the Hybridmobile before my paws freeze solid!

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Silent Sunday (brrr!)

It has been a three dog day and there’s no doubt it is going to be a Three Dog Night! Stay warm, pooches!!

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Another cold and dreary day

Pooches, it appears winter is not planning on letting up soon.  My manservant managed a brief excursion this morning before returning to our den and suggesting that we stay inside for the remainder of the day.  A quick breakfast was prepared and we eschewed the picnic bench and enjoyed our meal in the warmth of the kitchen.  As soon as breakfast was completed and the dishes had been washed, dried, and returned to the cupboard, my manservant began work on our lunchtime meal!  Hooray!

Our pack is still in recovery mode from the busy Christmas holiday.  While our lunch was slowly cooking in the oven my manservant performed a few tasks around our den while Starlight, Buttons and I snoozed.  He finally departed in the Hybridmobile to run errands, most important of which was a visit to our pooch food and toy store for supplies.  I gave him a long list.

Upon his return near lunchtime final preparations were made for lunch and we paraded outside in the rather cold weather to enjoy a fine meal of boeuf short rib on cheese grits.  Woo hoo!

The sustenance obtained from lunch enabled us to mount a litter patrol through the poochhood for our excursion.  Buttons was quite excited to participate and enthusiastically pointed out litter for my manservant to retrieve throughout our excursion!

Pooches, having heard the weather prognosticators prediction for the next week we might be spending our time throwing logs on the fire rather than going on excursions.  Brrr!

Sunshine

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Although it hadn’t warmed up much we decided to celebrate our tasty lunch of braised boeuf short rib on cheese grits at our picnic bench.

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Physics lesson learned: cheese grits congeal quickly when served outside on a cold day.

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We treated Buttons to a litter patrol of the poochhood for today’s excursion.

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There’s a piece of litter at nine o’clock!

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That was a nice excursion through the poochhood but I think an afternoon in front of a fire is appropriate at this time.

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday

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Buttons plays with the squirrels while Starlight, my manservant and I enjoy a hearty breakfast of egg, bangers, bagels with cantaloupe preserves, and sweet potato casserole with a cinnamon bun for dessert.  It is all washed down with a mug of java topped by a wee bit of whipped cream. Woo hoo!

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Buttons can’t resist when she hears us munching on the bangers.

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The day after…

Pooches, what a day it was yesterday!  Today the Elvistown branch of our pack departed for H-town and will be there through the weekend before returning on Sunday.  Buttons was left behind to spend some more time with us while they are away.  After we bade them farewell in late morning Starlight and I immediately began making plans for entertaining Buttons while she visits.

Meanwhile, pooches, what do you do on the day after Christmas?  Play with your toys, of course!

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This wasn’t exactly what I had in mind when I asked Santa for a set of wheels!

 

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