July 2nd 2010 1:36 pm
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Well, I had another exciting stroll today!
!st had to do a lot of barking at hot air balloons.Man I hate those things...
I saw a whole lot of bunnies, kitties and some dogs in their houses and yards. But that's all rather normal stuff...
Coming around the bend on the country lane we walk on, All of a sudden there was a bunch of rustling and stomping. We both stood still to take stock of what that could be. Not bunnies, they can't make noises like that, not ground hogs, they're too slow, not a mouse, too tiny. No horses around here. Not dogs either, there wasn't any barking or growling. Cats just don't ever move through brush like that. Coons? Perhaps, but can they stomp? No cows live here...and goats live on a farm a couple of miles to the north. Turkeys make a lot of gobbly noises when they run around.
OMD! It was a stampede of 5 or 6 deer. Haven't seen any deer in a long while, even on very early walks. Growlmy had been thinking that their habitat had been disturbed by workers in their area, around here.
These guys were running so fast, couldn't even tell if they were grown ups or a family group.
After they galloped across the road, they crashed into the brush and down the ravine into the creek. Then we could hear them splashing through the creek! But the brush is so thick and tall there that we couldn't see them any more.
After that we went along quietly again until we crossed the creek at the other end of the stroll, (the creek winds around), suddenly I could hear something interesting...but not growlmy, nor could she see it...Then I saw them! Two dogs running loose, very wet, stinky and muddy, coming right at us! OMD! They had their hackles up! Growlmy just stopped and I stood beside her, and she yelled 'NO' at them, more than once. When she tried to get going again, these dogs tried to follow. OMD! We don't need this! Growlmy was about to get out her phone to call animal control to pick these dogs up before they would run onto the highway and get hit.
Oh please...none of that please.
Then she saw that these dos had collars and tags on. Where on earth had they come from. Never seen them before.
Well they got bored with us and started to go back into the park where the creek runs...so growlmy thought she would see where they went when we got to the other side to the proper park entrance.
Well, What do you know. Here come the dogs again. All waggly and friendly and following them was a lady...who was trying to keep her wet muddy pooches away from us! Get on lady! Loose dogs? With a dog on a leash? A wonder that I didn't get the grumps and growls at them. Afterall they were in MY stroll territory! Well they had their sniff of me and vice versa, and then their boss lady managed to get them in her car. She said she brought them here to run off steam and cool off! Right. At 60degrees at 830 in the morning! Whatever. She had the dubious pleasure of being in her car with 2 wet, stinky and muddy pooches. BOL! These dogs were looking a bit elderly, they had names, too...Bailey and Boo-Boo!
THEN, when I was almost home I found a dead rabbit that had been there a few days....and before growlmy realized it, I had a good roll on it! EEW!
Now I am even more stinky than those wet dogs! BOL!
A great start to my 4th of July weekend!( But not fur growlmy...BOL!)(Bath time...oh-oh!)
Today we are flying the Dutch flag in honour of the soccer team, who won the quarter final game in the world cup series. YEAH!
Growlmy sure has quite a collection of flags...
Hope everyfur has a fun, safe and happy 4th of July holiday!
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All I's remembers from reading your diary is that you saw VENISON-BEASTS!!!!! MMMMMMMMMMM....venison!!!!!!
I shall have to ask my growlmy if she can get some next season, I don't think she would let me try any road kill, which is plentiful here! BOL!
How 'bout telling growlmy to take
pics of the places you take walks
at 'cause they sure sound interesting!
Have a great weekend, MJF.
That's a great idea, but her pockets are always full of bags...
She's not too swift with that camera either...she took it along once and forgot to put the memory card in it...duh!
One time we had a hot air balloon fly way low over our house - I was real proud of myself for barking it away.
Barking it away from your hideyhole under the adirondack chair, if I recall correctly... while I stood bravely on the flagstone around the spa and barked at them where they could see my ferociousness!!
Why the people in the balloon were laughing at us, I don't know....
Whatever, my barking definitely contributed to them leaving. At least I think so.
Freckels yours are the coolest walks ever!
I'm with Cooper a camera would be great.
Maybe your growlmy can try the little bone that has bags in it that can be tied to the leash. We have one of those.
That's a good stink! Too bad you had to get a bath.
That was a good game, we saw it with Mama.
Enjoy the 4th of July!
Stinky + Muddy + Smelly = 1 HAPPY dog!! :o)
You always have the best walkies ever!
Have a great 4th of July weekend.
Wags, Wiggles & Wuvs
I never have that much excitement on my walks all I ever see is kids never any other creatures, but that lady should be more careful of her dogs running loose like that...
Happy 4th Holiday too pal!!
Sophie Bean r wite, Fweckles - yu an' Gwowlmy hab da BESTEST WALKS EBER!!! Wollin' in a ded wabbit, OMD!!! I can onwy dweem 'bout du stuff wike dat...