Thursday, October 15, 2015

My Better Side

CYNDI:  The dogs usually come home complaining about a boring walk.

RUSTY:  Do they go on the same walk as Jan? 

MICAH:  Just keeping her in line has to be a full-time job.

PERCY:  We hear she is always stopping and trying to wander off.

SAM:  We have very little excitement on our walks.  Tuesday morning we saw this as we passed the place where Jan took the photos of Marcus Houdini last Friday.  Someone tied a sack of fast food trash to a tree on mill property.

MARCUS:  It was gone when we walked by a few hours later.

BUDDY:  On Wednesday morning's walk, we met a short tan and white dog we didn't recognize.  He was trotting down the sidewalk as if he had an important appointment.

MERCI:  He was quite friendly.  We all introduced ourselves and visited for a while and then he trotted off.

SAM:  He was wearing a collar and a tag so Jan wanted to leash him so she could locate his owner.  But she couldn't since she had her hands full with us.  All she could do was watch him trot away and head up the hill toward Ingle's grocery. We hope his owner found him and he wasn't picked up by Animal Control.

MARCUS:  Then, when I walked Jan in the evening, she was unhappy to find this in the same area the trash bag was tied to the tree on Tuesday.  Deep ruts torn around the lawn. 

MARCUS:  Hey, here I am, down here.  Jan promised if I kept my big head out of the photos, she would take some pictures of me.  Big head?  Well, look at her little pinhead in her shadow. 

MARCUS: A side view.  And yes, this is the same harness and leashes (2) I slipped out of last Friday.  (Marcus Houdini)

MARCUS:  Another side view.  Do you think this is my better side?

MERCI:  *sigh*  How does everything end up being about you?

PERCY:  So what are we thankful for this week?

CYNDI:  I think we're thankful Jan and the older dogs finally met a friendly dog on a walk so Jan wasn't "beaten up" during the encounter.

Stop by Pepi Smart Dog for the Thankful Thursday blog hop.  (There is always something to be thankful for!)

And stop by Ruckus the Eskie, Love is being owned by a husky, and Barking from the bayou for the Thoughtless Thursday blog hop. 


  1. We love walks! Maybe we will meet you one day on a walk. Although, I can't walk very far, bol. XXOO maddiethepug

  2. Well we're glad Jan didn't get beaten up, too!
    As far as you're best side Marcus - they're equally handsome!

  3. We are glad we dont have to be walked in order ta poop. MOL!

  4. Your walkies are always so exciting. All we ever get to see is our own backyard! :(

  5. Hari OM
    Oh dear - hoons on the grass huh? Hope that bag got taken to a bin and not just chucked... Marcus, you look good either way! hugs wag, and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. Hi Everybuddy.... guess what??? Now that we have moved to Pencil Vane E Ah... WE get to go on Walkies TOO. They are FUN...
    We need some excitement on our walkies... though... pawhaps you could SHARE some of yours... just sayin.

  7. Look for rabbits and tree rats. Chase them, pull mom and then it won't be boring
    Lily & Edward

  8. What a wonderful walk!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  9. You always find the most interesting things on your walks.
    Good photos of you Marcus.

  10. Your walks are nit boring, they are filled with all kinds of fun things to see and do...except maybe those ruts...

    Marcus you are a secret-clown in doggy disguise, BOL!!

  11. honey, you don't have a bad side... so handsome. Sad to see a wandering dog and can't help it. I hope it returned home for dinner... LeeAnna and Cole

  12. All your sides are cute :)

  13. That does make for some interesting walking times!

  14. We sure hope that friendly dog found its way home. We're confused by the ruts in the grass ... do you have any idea what might have caused them?

  15. Jan must keep you on your paws! So what about that trash and lawn marks?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. Sounds like y'all have quite an adventure on all yous walks.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  17. LOL your walks are not dull. I hate when people mess up public areas. A couple weeks ago we saw an old bike dumped out in the forest. Made me nuts. It was far in there and will probably stay there because it would be hard to carry it out. It was missing a tire and the chain was gone.

  18. PepiSmartDog: Oh My Dog! Who drove all over the grass? UGH!
    Love Marcus modelling during the walk - very Dog Quarterly! Hee Hee!
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. We love your posts and always enjoy reading them each week. Hope to see you back in our hop this week too. *waves paw* :=o)


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