It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Pupster Seizes the Day

"Hey, I've never been able to come into this part of the garden before. I think Farmlady forgot to put my leash on. I'm not attached to anything...., whoopee, where's Maggie....."

"Maggie, look..., here, no over here...., look at that view..., what's that smell. A fox, I smell a Fox..., no wait, it's THE CAT. I smell the cat. No, maybe it's a lizard. No, it's definitely a Fox. Well, maybe it's ...., what's that noise? Maggie listen. I hear dogs on that hill over there; howling. Lot's of them. Maggie? Do you hear that? ...., What? I saw something run under the bush over here. I'll go find it ....., what was that?..., wait, I smell, uh, goats. Yes, where are they? On my...., what's that other smell? Maggie? There's poop here and it's not ours. Want a bite? Oh Maggie, this is so fun. Do you think Farmlady knows where I am? I think she...., what's that smell? Hey, Maggie....."

"Hi Farmlady. You forgot to hook me up to my leash this morning but It's OK. It's good that you keep me on a leash because I'm safer and I can't get hurt but...., I had so much fun. I didn't see any rattlesnakes. I was really OK. Did you know a fox came into the garden last night and left you something. Maggie and I helped clean it up. It was delicious! What do ya mean NO kisses?....,
Thanks for the free run this morning, Farmlady. I love you."
"Wanna go for a walk? Let's go for a walk. What's that? I smell something......"

Happy Labor Day Everyone.

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susanc said...

What a cutie!

Anonymous said...

I just love your posts Connie,writing and of course those precious pictures.My blogger is still messed up so I will have to post this anonymous;(

Madeline's Album said...

This is a great story. One I really enjoyed and had a good laugh. Have a great evening.

Jan Ely said...

I was expecting to see a post of your "friend". Is Carol camera-shy? Nice of the dogs to clean up for you. Someone brought us a (dead) lizard a few days ago...

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Those ears!
I'm crazy about the picture at the top of your blog.

castlewon said...

happy Labor Day to you too, kind of late--almost over now. Your pupster is a handsome boy. He always looks dressed up

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i can so hear carl saying all that while in hyperdrive LOL he is so adorable.... ear scratches and a belly scratch too :)

Karen Deborah said...

Oh how stinkin cute! I love it when somebody knows their dog enough to translate. That was exactly what he thought too. What is it about dogs and scoobie snacks? Blech, no kisses is right.