Duncan's Diary

Morning Walk

January 9th 2013 11:54 am
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Every morning, before the sun comes up, Mum gets up and takes us out fur our morning walk. We go up our block to the end and turn right, then down two blocks and turn right again. After this we can add a little variety. Sometimes we just turn right and stay on the same side of the street, and sometimes we cross the street! Wow, what a thrilling life we lead here in South Jersey. After that we proceed down 3 blocks, turn right, go one block, another right fur one block and then the last right turn on our street to head home. Along the way we stop and sniff and do privacy please. Sometimes we find little treasures on our way. If Hammy is sniffing over there and pulling a little, Mum will turn away from me fur just long enough, and I can snag something good. Being a handsome Scottie I have a very nice, full beard. And as a wheaten it is a light tan color. So if I find something the same color and it is small enough to fit under my beard I can on occasion pick up something I want to bring home fur later. This is what happened yesterday. I found the perfect treat, a large pizza crust, no tomato left on it, so no tell tale color on me or it. We had gone to the point on our walk where variety sets in and I opted to take the shorter route. No big deal, sometimes I need to freshen up my marking on that side of the street. Everything was moving along as I had hoped. We get to the end of our street, normally we continue to get to that last block with the open lot. Great sniffing there. Well I decided I wanted to get home with my prize, so I turned up our block. Mum was very surprised, you see I will normally walk until I drop if you let me. So she said something about maybe I wasn’t feeling well. Any who, we get in the house on the sun porch and this is the tricky part. The leash and harness come off here. The leash is easy, now I have to have this pizza crust in exactly the right spot so Mum can get the harness over my head. Oh NO! She discovered my prize. All that work lost. It was just too big this time. I’ll have to look for a piece that is just a little bit shorter next time so I can get that harness past it. She threw it out and said something about not knowing what had chewed on it before I got it and getting sick and some other stuff. But I wasn’t listening anymore, just too disappointed. So I ate my breakfast and sulked.

 
Barked by: Zaidie (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 12:05 pm

OMD!! An' yu felled fur dat woad ob cwap 'bout germs an' junk??? OMD, Duncan, yu need tu 'terrier-up' an' be on top ob stuffs, my fwiend. *shakes his LWD head in disappointment*
Barked by: Duncan Fife (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 12:21 pm

I would have been a bit more assertive except the darn harness wouldn't fit over my head with the pizza in my mouth! I couldn't growl either, it was quite a large piece. Filled my whole mouth.
Barked by: Cathey U

January 9th 2013 at 1:20 pm

The prize was So close! What a treat that was!
You gotta scarf stuff when you find it Dunky!
Barked by: HarleyDavidson THD, CGC (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 1:45 pm

Yep next time try chewing on it as you stroll along.......
Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 4:56 pm

Aw man Duncan, you were SO CLOSE!!!!!!! Rats...
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 7:26 pm

Shucks..close but no cigar!

Like the others said, maybe you could snag a hunk while you are strolling and hope that some will be left for the next time...

That made growlmy remember the things that her first doggy found on strolls on a busy city street...eons ago...corn on the cob was a particular yummy find, and believe it or not, on the city sidewalk...horsie doodies, Mmmm! (Goodness only knows what a horse was doing on the sidewalk there, BOL!)
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2013 at 11:30 pm

I wish I could find pizza crusts on my walk!
Barked by: Duncan Fife (Dogster Member)

January 10th 2013 at 9:48 am

Well tomorrow is trash day and that means there may be some treats to find. I can only hope my skills have improved and that I will be able to sneak it in the house. Mum is pretty good about noticing if we are chewing on anything. She catches Hammy all the time. So I don't think snacking on the way will work. But I'm willing to try anything. I'll keep you posted.

 

Duncan Fife


 

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