Thursday, August 18, 2016

Hot Footed Senior Citizens

Rusty:  You dogs seem to have such interesting walks.  I wonder if I should start walking with you.

Merci:  I don't think you'd enjoy it.  You'd have to walk on a leash.

Rusty:  That's okay.  I could learn.

Merci:  You'd have to walk with Marcus:

Rusty:  Never mind.  I can stay home.

Merci:  What made you think you'd like to go walking with us?

Rusty:  I look at the pictures you bring home and think how exciting it would be to see the scenes in person.

Merci:  A couple of weeks ago, Jan stopped and turned toward the mill.  This is what we saw.  Storm clouds.

Rusty:  I can see storm clouds at home.

Merci:  When we looked to the right, we saw Jan's favorite old tree and an unsettling sky.

Rusty:  I'd sure love to climb that tree if I had claws.

Merci:  But when we looked to our left, we saw a beautiful white cloud.  It looked like a fluffy white dog waving it's front paws with joy.

Rusty:  It looked like a what?

Merci:  Okay, you had to be there to see it in the original size.  It was enormous.  It loses a little ... a lot in a photograph, but it sure was a happy cloud.

Rusty:  I didn't know a cloud could be happy.

Merci:  It made Jan smile.  And then we hot-footed it home at a senior citizen's pace before the storm hit.

Rusty:  Isn't "hot-footed it home at a senior citizen's pace" an oxymoron?

Merci:  How would you describe Jan, two old dogs and a young one racing to beat a storm?

Rusty:  Huffing and puffing with tongues hanging out.

Merci:  Yeah, that works.  But don't tell Jan.

 We're joining Pepi Smart Dog for today's Thankful Thursday blog hop.


  1. Hari OM
    Oh I know skies like that, far too familiar round here. Less so the lovely fluffy happy puppy kind.... Think you may be better off just looking at the pretty pictures Rusty! Hugs wags whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Purrseidon likes to walk on her leash.... A couple days ago, a police officer, who was driving through felt the need to pull over and ask if we realized Purr was a cat.... Of course, we realize that, we're just not sure SHE realizes it.

  3. Lovely photographs. And those beautiful white clouds papa has taught me are always full of rain. I never knew that! You guys probably beat it home in record time.

  4. I think a walk now and then may be fun for you. But not if a storm is coming!

  5. I love clouds even storm clouds. We just don't like thunder. We don't hurry on our walks.

  6. You're right, those are fur sure some purretty fotos. They'd make us wanna go fur a walk too.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  7. Looking at the photos is just as good, stay inside and keep cool.

  8. We love looking for pictures in the clouds.
    Have a super weekend...

    Noodle and crew

  9. If a storm's a brewing, we think safe and inside is the place to bem gang! Big hugs to you all. :)

  10. You are right to stay inside...that weather doesn't look good... Pawkisses for a Happy Day :) <3

  11. W had bad clouds and angry skies here the other day...and tornadoes north of here...and severe thunderstorm warnings, too...which made it quite interesting at the petcretary's work...including a lot of unsettled residents.

  12. PepiSmartDog: hi! Love Rusty - what a knowing face he has. Old Sage.
    What a beautiful old tree - we love trees. And that's a pretty scary sky...until the beautiful white clouds came. Phew.
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
    We always look forward to reading your posts and are thankful for your support each week. Hope to see you back in our hop. *waves paw* :=o)


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