Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Sabbatical




Hi, folks! Buster, the Gentleman-Adventurer, at your service today with a tale of my most recent exploration of far-away lands and exotic cultures!


In truth, we traveled about a mile. But that's a lot in dog-miles!


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The PT Cruiser headed south, and after being tossed about by numerous cyclones, arrived in Terra Incognita--my favorite place! -- Quinnipiac River Gorge !




The habitat is to my liking. There are ducks and geese and deer and trout. Lots of things to chase and bark at!

I commenced my exploration in the usual, most sensible way--by following my shadow.


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The trees here are very strange--growing out of the basalt, their roots exposed by the erosion of the ancient riverbed.



Dutifully, I examined a trunk...


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Eventually, I came upon a flock of novices from an ancient holy order and flirted with them. They complimented me on my dark, furry cassock and my Irish demeanor. Bidding them farewell, I continued on....



The Quinnipiac River was burbling along, carrying with it the seven billion metric tons of snow that vengeful Celtic gods had cast down on New England.


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There was a hint of spring in the moss surrounding, well, the spring in the rocks.



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At length, I bade farewell to my river. I'll bet it looked just like this many millions of years ago! That's a consoling thought.


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Next stop: dinner!



Okay, I confess! When it comes to exploring, I'm basically a wimp. I love the excitement of new things, but then I get hungry...and I start to miss Bailey and Gracie...and most of all, I miss my mom.

Don't tell anyone--please!

Your faithful correspondent,

Buster


Friday, March 25, 2011

Young Grasshopper Learns the Zen of Busterization

Hi, folks--sorry it's been so long. Mom's got me supervising Miss Gracie, and she has so much to learn. Like the proper technique of Busterization.



Now, normally, it takes a novice many years to master the art. But I do admit, this kid has talent!



Tonight, she selected the Dreaded Orange Orb With a Tail.



I demonstrated the basic double-paw-and-incisor technique!



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The rest is history.

I am so proud!

Your buddy,

Buster