Well Amigos you got your talk about the birds and the bees which as The Red Man knows is just an excuse to talk about sex. Unfortunately for the old woman Slow on her birthday she skipped the birds part and went right to the bees. Or, that is the bees went right to her. Heh, heh. My little joke for the evening.
Home we visit in Winnsboro
(thanks to Leesa for her open fields policy)
The birthday party got going when The Three Musketeers and Slow loaded up in the old Dodge Dakota pickup and commenced to rambling around on some back country roads and an hour later we ended up at the granite quarry in Winnsboro. We have an Amiga who lives up there.
We got off to a smooth start on the Birthday Walk.
Interloper Spike, Tennis Ball Obsessed and The Red Man
Slow had me on a leash because of my previous misadventures at the rock quarry she told me. However, I find it to be discrimination against small dogs. Big dogs roam free. Small dog on a leash. I wish Pretty had been along. She would have never let Slow get away with this social injustice. But Pretty had to work at the Mast General Store and couldn’t come with us. Shit house mouse.
TBO Chelsea and Spike in tall grass
I can always smell when a Plan is going wrong
I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. Bugs were flying all around us when we walked through the field and I had a premonition we were headed for trouble.
No, no, no – Don’t go this way!
Sometimes you just can’t save people from themselves, if you know what I mean. I heard loud buzzing sounds from the direction we were going and I tried to get the Birthday Girl to turn around before it was too late.
Bees didn’t want to be disturbed
I hate to say I told her so, but I told her so. I was fast enough to get away from the angry little bastards but of course Slow got stung – on her face next to her infamous Shingles Eye. Sweet Lady Gaga. She slapped at it and knocked it away but too little too late. The damage was done. Happy Birthday to you. Sixty-eight may not be your lucky number.
Woe is me – will we ever get out of these woods?
At long last – the road back to the truck
TBO Chelsea the Lab discovered a mud puddle
The Red Man was hot and tired and Welsh terriers as everyone knows do not like water so I tried to walk around the puddle but it was huge and my paws got wet. Yuck. Disgusting.
TBO Chelsea was pardon the pun Dog Tired
Spike was smart enough to take a short cut –
and was waiting for us when we finally got back
Get me outta here Percy
So the old woman Slow was gobsmacked by a bee and had to go to the doctor for a shot the day after her birthday. Her face was a mess – it frightened me, but she lives to ride another day. She’s like the Energizer bunny. She keeps beating her own drum.
If people wouldn’t run off every change they get, they wouldn’t have to be on a leash. Just sayin’. Today I feel sorry for Slow. Bees are mean today. Tell her I started reading her wonderful book and if it takes me too long it’s because work keeps getting in the way of the reading.
Well, the old woman Slow will be so happy that you like her book – she places a high value on the opinions of her cyberspace Amigos!! Work interferes with so much…even running away from somewhere!! 🙂 Have a good weekend.
Moral of the story. The universe sees the injustice of a leash and uses those little “bastards” to right the balance. But I’m sure the Red Man feels for you. 🙂
The Red Man laughed out loud when he read your moral of the story this a.m.!! 🙂 He hadn’t made that connection but will claim it as his own, I’m sure. Have a great weekend!!
Poor Slow 😦 Glad she didn’t had an allergic reaction but painful enough. Beautiful place for a walk.
The place is truly beautiful and just about the right amount of space to let the dogs roam in!! Slow’s a survivor!
Have a great weekend across the Pond!!
Oh, Miss Slow, Mommy says that sometimes birthdays sting a little, but you’ll get over it. 😉 Happy Birthday!
Oh Miss Harper Lee, your Mommy is so philosophical, ain’t she? Birthdays come and birthdays and the old woman Slow has had a lot of practice with them but never seems to handle them any better…:( The bee was adding injury to insult! 🙂
Oh no, Red! Poor Slow!! If only she had listened to you. Peeps are so hard headed. It’s amazing any of them can survive without dogs. Let’s hope she is feeling a lot better now, ’cause bee stings are painful. I know! Your Poppy has tangled with a few in her 2 short years on the planet.
I am jealous of TB Chelsea. I could go for a good mud bath treatment right about now, but Ma squawks if I get near mud. You see, I had to have a bath earlier in the week – Cassie Potatoes too. We found some vintage fox poop to roll in. Lost our heads and ended up in the bathtub! 😀
Love and sloppy Poppy kisses!
Poppy and Cassie P
Dearest Poppy and Cassie P,
Vintage fox poop is the BEST!! But of course we never find anything that fun on our walks because we’re so busy taking care of the old woman Slow – she borders on worthless. I hate to say it, but it’s true.
You would’ve loved the mud puddle TBO Chelsea found – it was enormous! There’d been a big rain the day before and the road had washed in the low areas. Chelsea is like a drone honing in on a target when she finds a puddle! 🙂
Sounds like you girls have been in the Dog House this week with your Ma, and we are all wondering how she is feeling these days? We have been worried about her!
Please keep us posted – and try to stay out of trouble!!
Paw Snaps and Twirls,
Your Red Man
Happy Birthday! Too bad one of your gifts was a visit from a bee, but happy you are alirhgt from it’s sting!
Yes and thank you very much, Terry! A bee sting is a small problem in the scheme of things. All of us at Casa de Canterbury send you Paw Snaps and Twirls this weekend.
Thanks. Have a wonderful day
Aww you guys looked like you had so much fun on your little trip! Kisses! Leah and kirby
It was a fun time – I always love being out with my good buddies!! Paw Snaps and Twirls to you and Kirby!! 🙂
That house is gorgeous!!!! Red Man, it looks like you all had a fabulous time, mud puddles and all!!!! Good for you!!!! Hugs
Hey Trev – wish you could’ve been along for our off-road adventure!! We had a grand time – and the house is beautiful – a nice place to visit all round! Hope you have a great weekend, dear boy!!