October 17, 2010

White Dog and Quinn could not believe how incredibly blue the sky was and how absolutely perfect the weather! We needed to get out and go bike riding and flush rabbits at the nature center! We dropped Michael off at the Shelter for his volunteer job and headed over to pick up Gregg, Candace and Dragon. Once at the trail head, Dragon wiggled and squirmed like the over-excitable pup he is at the prospect of "going along" on the ride. He and his parents were such fun to watch as they fastened on his basket, put on his life vest harness, and clipped him safely inside the carrier. All he needed was a teeny tiny helmet and doggles and he would have looked like a pro! As it was, we all laughed till we cried when Gregg pointed out that Candace on the bike with Dragon in the basket looked like the famous "flying" scene of ET!

White Dog, Quinn and I stretched out under the thinning shade of the cottonwoods and watched leaves drift lazily to the ground. The White Dogs wandered over to the pond to check out the migratory visitors and then came back to nap while I read. Later, the three of us discussed the disappointment from our foiled adoption. Quinn has a theory that Snowball found another home because we have already been marked to become someone else's new family. "I knew you were coming to get me, " he said, "I just had to wait until you got there to rescue me." "I think we cut it pretty close, bro'" White Dog said. "I wasn't worried, I knew you'd save me," the Mighty One answered. "Just like that pup who is out there now knows and is waiting. Trust me on this!"

"All right, let's not get mushy. Here come the others. Let's go eat!" demanded White Dog. "I feel the need for the Route 66 Malt Shop, and milkshakes!"


Teddy Bear said...

What a beautiful day to enjoy with friends, think about lives saved, and milkshakes.:)

Teddy Bear

Sam said...

Sounds like you had an excellent day!


Mack said...

I think you had the perfect day - complete with shakes!

Brian said...

What a great day, but a tough choice...milkshakes or rabbits!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Quinn is furry wise -

'enuf said!

PeeEssWoo: My word is TYPERS

Sagira said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!
We are still so proud of Michael volunteering to help out the animals in need.

And I am SO happy to hear that you guys are going to be walking as well. That is so cool.

Kari in WeHo said...

glad you had some sunshine. It was cloudy in LA all weekend :(

And let us know if you need help when the new family member comes along ;)


bbes tribe said...

A wonderful way to spend a day - friends, milkshakes, greagt weather to enjoy it all.

Asta said...

My Daddi's Biwfday was this weekend and we all wemawked on the fact that he is so lucky to have such pawfect weathew always awound this time..autumn is soo bootiful..the cleaw aiw. the bwiskness wif sunshine..it's pawfectI'm suwe white dog agwees wif me
smoochie kisses

Remington said...

Beautiful day for you! BTW -- do they have banana splits at that place?

Cappy the Eskie said...

We're glad that you had such a perfect Sunday. It rained here in Northern California - we needed the rain.

Strange to say, but Mom was happy with the gloomy weather - no need to vacuum if you can't see the dog fur.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie

Suka said...

hey Siku Marie and Quinn,

Sounds like you pups had a pretty pawsome Sunday! I bet the lake was great fun, as well as just being in the park. I think you pups are right about the adoption. As sad as it is that you missed out on Snowball, I just know the pup meant for you will be known to you one day.

Hope the milkshakes were yummy!