Saturday, June 14, 2008

Back to the Pond!

Hi, blogbuddies!

Buster, at your service, with GREAT NEWS!

Dad and Grandma went North on a grand expedition to my FAVORITE PLACE in the entire universe: THE POND !

Once again, it's time to get the little cottage ready, so I can swim and ride the paddleboat with Mom, and harrass Alvin the Chipmunk's New Hampshire relatives.

We found it just as we left it last autumn. Quiet, serene, and inviting. The water was full of tadpoles, and a new hatch of dragonflies was hovering just above the surface.

The lawn was full of orange hawkweed--a lot prettier than its name!

The blueberry bushes were full of ripening fruit! It'll be a great crop this year if the bears don't get them first! This COULD be a problem--Dad found bear scat in the front yard under one of the blueberry bushes.

And, of course, les petites fraises des bois were everywhere! Veronique suggests serving them with Chantilly. IF the bears do not eat them first.

Dad had to hook up the paleolithic MONSTER PUMP to supply the cottage with water. The pond is spring-fed, so the water's crystal-clear. After a long series of Druidic incantations, the pump came to life.

Unfortunately, it's BLACK FLY season in the North country! Grandma stayed indoors, and Dad cut the lawn, emerging bloody but unbowed.

So the place is just about ready to host the weekend BUSTERWORLD theme-park. I'm looking forward to this! Maybe next weekend, Mom will take me up and we'll take a swim!




Faya said...

Que de merveilleux moments en perspective (sauf la nage) ! Vous avez les fraises, dois-je apporter la chantilly ? Bisous à tous, Faya

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh out for those bears,any moose around???This place looks like ALOT of fun!!!! We can't wait to hear about all your adventures.....Love A+A

Maggie & Mitch said...

What a beautiful spot you have! Exactly how many bears do you have there, Buster?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Do you chase those bears, Buster? They sound kind of scary!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Watch out for those bears! They'll try to get you if you don't get 'em first! Hehehe!

I hope you have lots of fun in the pond! Chasing tadpoles sounds like lots of fun!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

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Are we in Canada. There seems to be a French influence. Great looking dog. Would love to see a pic in black and white.

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Noah the Airedale said...

Buster, sounds like your going to have an awesome time at the pond. I hope you get to annoy Alvin.

Hugs and tail wags

Mindy Lu said...

BARK! That Pondy thing looks fun. Never seen one before. We got our goodies and are we EXCITED!!! I specially luv the Yellow bouncy thing! I have a special Buster toy- it is pawsome! Come see the pictures mommy took. It was better than than Christmas!
BARK! Sasha the princess!

Harry said...

Hope you get to spend lots of time there over the summer.

Toodle pip
Harry x

Chef said...

Hey Persephone and Buster ... just wondering if you got your package from Ricky Pepper. I'm trying to wrap things up with the Goody Exchange and I wouldn't want to leave anyone out of the album.