February 17th 2011 5:01 pm
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Today I had my first 'naked' walk in a long time. That's right folks, not 2 coats, not even one coat...zero coats! Yeah! It was 49F at 7:45 am...too bad it wasn't perfect with the sun shining, but while it has been furry mild and everything is thawing, today it is furry windy indeed and the day looks so dull. Growlmy wanted to open some windows to 'get the stink out' (No, our den does not stink, but she thinks it is getting rather stale after the long winter...)as she puts it, but she decided against it. How we would have loved the open windows if the sun had been shining!
Well the thawing snow piles have made my walks interesting indeed!
There were some old yucky looking kernels of corn, spilled out from a garbage bin, I didn't even give those more than a cursory sniff...I was hunkering after some crackers and a slice of ham or something like that, but I heard the YUCK word, which is the same as leave it...But growlmy, don't you think the kid who threw it out of the car wanted ME to have it?
I made a discovery of a pile of deer poopies, and a bit further on there were some bunny drops, but I really do not understand why those should be off limits. Growlmy is just a meanie.
There were some dead birds, but I was not too interested in those, growlmy felt sorry for them...
The pond is very soggy looking, but no deer were swimming in it, yet...
I had a good bark at one, though, that was trespassing in my neighbour's yard. It gave me the flick of its tail and ran off...how rude!
Then I saw the most hilarious thing!
Panda, the kitty who sort of lives with my LWD walking pal, as he is semi stray...But he sure is a handsome dude kitty:
Well, He was chasing a flock of wild turkeys that was trying to have some breakfast at LWD's house.That was too funny, watching those turkeys take off, a-gobbling and all gangly and ungainly in their running, they don't try to fly unless truly necessary. Too bad growlmy did not have her camera handy!
Then we saw a solitary Great Blue Heron, trying to get his breakfast while standing in the creek. I flew off when it saw our movements. They sure are huge, graceful and shy. Growlmy said that was better than seeing a robin as a first sign of spring!
When we were nearly home I found the yummiest hunk of pepperoni sausage, about 4" long! WOW!
...growlmy had to pry it out of my vice-jaws...and then she threw it way across the highway where we never walk :( She spoils all my fun!
She said that if I ate that pepperoni, I would discover that it was not a good pupperoni, beause it would turn me into a pooperoni! Well! How rude, growlmy, you didn't even give me a chance to find out what it would do...
Speaking of pooperoni...there sure was a lot more buried treasure being revealed in our own thawed out yard! Growlmy scooped up 4 bags of my leavings, since they were all done when that snow was way too high for her to get out there and clean it up...Good grief she called me a Poop Factory and then she laughed at me! Hey, a pup has to do what a pup has to do! At least it is not inside on your carpet...
Then, I galloped off to see what other kinds of buried treasure I might discover in our backyard, where I haven't been able to patrol on account of the deep snows...yeah, I smell a mole in there! Bye! Off to diggety-dig!
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MJF, Momma and Daddy are doing poop patrol in the yard tomorrow, cause she says it's like walking through a mine field! BOL!!
Mama is NOT lookin forward to poop patrol. 4 BAGS! Oh, my dogness!
Oh, MrJack, I think of naked as collarless not coatless, you poor dear! We are havin' lotsa rain and hail and stuff around here these days.
Boy, you find lotsa great stuff and your growlmy yucks all off it, don't she? I hear about that in lotsa other dog diary barks, too! I think there is sum human conspiracy and those humans are doin' sumptin' with all that good stuff we finds!
There's all kinds of interesting smells revealed by the melting snow - for some reason momma doesn't seem so interested though.
Wowza!!! Sounds like you discovered tons of potential treats underneath all that snow!
Sounds like your morning was very busy! Isn't it exciting to find those 'new' treasures. Your Growlmy knows best, I'm sad to say - you wouldn't of liked what that stuff would have done!
Mr. Jack, I've been hiding a piece of green chicken behind the couch for a while.
Not sure when I might pull it out to get a scream from the human.
I guess I'll keep the green chicken hidden just in case my supply of baked chicken ever gets cut off from the refrigerator.
I can open the refrigerator with my snoot or paw.
Can anyone else do that?
Our snow is all gone, so today growlmy scooped up the remaining now exposed ...you know! Another bagfull...these are grocery bags, and the reason the there were 4 of them yesterday wasn't so much because there was that much doo-doo, but because a whole lot of snow was going in the bag along with the other stuff...I thinks otherwise there may only have been one like today! afterall I am not a huge pup!
Today I didn't need my coat, and growlmy even just had on plain shoes, no boots! Progress...until we get the next storm on Sunday.
I can't open the fridge, but I used to know how to pull on a heavy cord so that I could pull the door open to go outside, that was before we had doggy doors.
I am not sure I would like a hunk of green chicken...except maybe on march 17th! BOL!
Didn't find any goodies today, but we did see some bluebirds! They sure are pretty.
I hear ya! It's so nice to see signs of spring on the way.
Minus the green chicken, of course.
I was readin' yer page and I saw yer taller than the "standard." I'm pretty tall, too. I'm all legs and I can jump as high as my ma's face.
My legs work like pogo sticks! Boingy-boingy boingy!
I can jump up on the table just by standing beside it...but since I have been trained to resist my impulses about that, I do not jump up there much and I have not been known to be a counter surfer. I last jumped on the table to visit one of my kitty brofurs several months ago...