It's so easy to forget the beauty of Fall... until it gets here. Enjoy!
Me and Babee Blue went on vacation. I'm always careful when we go on our short trips. Unsavory "things" tend to follow us, hoping we're going to visit Omar and K-9 Town.
Introducing Ollie Boo. We got away before she came snooping. No one knows where she comes from. She claims to be "Keeper of the Wilderness," and wants to find out where K-9 Town is. She's a wild thang. A known trouble maker. She'll never find my boy and his pack. I'll see to that.
|"She promised to behave, Omar"|
Fourteen years young, and as active and agile as could be, until that awful, taker of lives, Cancer, intruded. My beautiful grand-baby left us yesterday.
Known to you as the K-9 Town schoolmarm, Sophie Jean will always be with us. I'll make sure of that.
When she crossed the Rainbow Bridge, Omar was there to greet her. Her pains and sadness had completely evaporated during the crossover.
|"Over here, Sophie!"|
She won't be back this time but she will stay in our hearts and at K-9 Town where happiness is the way of life, and sickness, unheard of.
Here she is, ready to resume existence at her favorite place. Headed for the adventures that await her and our beloved Pack...
Run free, Sweet Baby!
Hello. You're just in time.
Wolf Bennie Ba won’t admit why he stayed after he got well. It was the females! I remember that day. Here's what happened.
They were stretched out, catching their breath, after corralling the puppies that were intent on skipping training. We hauled them off to Rottie Brady and Poodle Sophie Jean, the little rascals.
Anyway, here’s the facts… Shepherd Molly started it. “We need a project. Something to keep us busy.” Then, Great Dane Jennie looked over at Wolfhound Winnie.
“I know you told me in secret, but you should tell the girls what’s bothering you, Winnie. I’m talking about your feelings for Wolf Bennie Ba.”
“Feelings for Bennie!... That’s wonderful!... Yes!... We’ve found our project. He has feelings for you too. Can’t you tell? This will be easy,” they all agreed.
Gathering in a circle, they plotted to trap my friend. Seeing us guys looking, they went for a walk, to get away.
Moseying on, they didn’t notice that ornery grizzly, Dirty Sam, stretched out on a big rock, until they were too close to change direction.
Snarling, huge menacing teeth bared, eyes narrowed, he roared. “Aarrrrr! I don’t know what you’re doing here, but I’m sure glad you came!”
Back hairs standing tall, gazing ferociously at the over sized predator, our females stood their ground. All but Winnie. It was her attention getting he was interrupting.
Moving forward, head up, eyes focused, “Dirty Sam, if you start something, we’ll finish it! Take my word for it!”
Dirty Sam knew my pack. He’d be insane to try anything. Here’s a few of them that were there that day.
He wanted to escape but had his pride. He thought quick. “Why you being so mean, Winnie? Feigning friendliness. “You all startled me, that’s all, walking up like that. I stopped to rest a bit. Got some sick cubs at home. Gotta go! … Be seeing you!” He backed away, savoring his successful departure.
That evening, I mentioned, “We saw you all meet up with Dirty Sam. We almost jumped in,” I had the nerve to admit, then quickly added, “We wanted to see how he’d get away! Doggone that bear was slick.”
Bennie swaggered over to Winnie. Chest out, intense eyes meeting hers, “I was proud of the way you told Dirty Sam off. I couldn’t have done it better,” he declared, playfully nibbling an ear.
Yep! That's exactly what happened. He wasn't going anywhere after that, and he knows it!
Me and the other males were following the little mischief makers. They’re never out of our sights. The females decided to wait until we brought them home. They weren't happy.
|I see them. You all stay back.|
The puppies were lounging one sunny day,
under the Big Oak Tree.
Then decided they’d go swimming,
no regard for the rules that be.
We're not gonna tell the Elders,
what we're going to do.
We'll be right back, after the swim,
but they’re sure to wanna come too.
So off they went to find the pond,
soon just around the bend.
Too young to realize this was the side,
the Elders never put them in.
decided when they got there,
all in at the count of three!
But once they hit the water,
they cried their misery.
What's wrong with this awful pond,
why's the water so hot.
Why aren't the Elders with us,
if they think we're safe, we're not!
After letting them stew, a second or two
they felt our gentle teeth
They screeched, we’d found them just in time
they’d be boiling underneath.
Then spreading them out, their comfort secure,
Rottie Brady had his say.
Spoke to them all, catching every eye,
about what they learned that day.
First thing, you went without us,
the females will see you about that.
But think what would have happened,
had we not known where you were at.
like we've tried to teach you to be.
If you’re smart you learned, that danger comes,
from things you're unable to see.
The pups whispered to each other,
we’ll never do that again!
Before we jump into any water,
we’ll stick a paw or two in.
More important, they searched for the females,
but not one of them did they see.
This meant they were back home waiting for them,
uh huh! Under the Big Oak Tree.
My sincere thanks to the owner of the picture of the dobermans relaxing. I would surely list their name along with my appreciation, if I knew it.