Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thankful

Yes, I am aware. Thanksgiving came and went. I've deprived you my friends, of countless wandering ethnographic tales (tails?) of clever canine adventure long enough. I won't bore you with the details of why we went on our hiatus (unless of course the effort proves fruitful in which case I probably won't shut up about it for months to come) however I do want to pick up where we left off with the general frolic that occurred on Thanksgiving Day and go from there.

We made a return visit to the cemetery with Christine and Professor K.'s dog pack. We parked a short distance away and when we walked through the gate Stella snapped to attention as her nose and eyes went into overdrive. She scanned the area, presumably hoping for movement, a sound, a tail flashing in the distance or a familiar bark. A few minutes later she got her wish and as the six of them (four dogs, two humans) filed through the gate she bucked like a little pony a couple of times before I could get her leash unclipped. There was no foolishness, no vandalism, all good, clean fun (and wild abandon) for the dogs, the humans and some of Nashville's oldest residents. We were thankful and remain so.

Some of you may remember that last time I neglected to include a photo of Linus. Some years back I got a call from Christine when a stray pit mix showed up in their neighborhood. She asked me to stop by and take a photo of him for Petfinders. They had no intention of keeping the dog. When I arrived she had already begun calling him Linus...





7 comments:

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I've been wondering about you! I kept telling myself, "I need to eamil susan." (and telling myself and telling myself and telling myself)

Linus is a handsome guy! Stumpy and I sooooooooo miss her being able to romp with her buddies!

susan said...

Hey GSC! I have tried numerous times lately to comment on your blog (along with other Blogger blogs) to no avail. The comment always disappears without posting for some reason Not sure if it's my browser or just some other random glitch but I keep trying. Strangely, I can comment on my OWN blog(?) Maybe you could put out an APB for local playmates for Stumpy. Of course you might end up with your very own dog park :)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Linus is beautiful..and hoe HaPPy he looks :-)

Susan Rose said...

Linus is a cutie. He and Stella and the weimeraner make a good-looking group.

Beth Westmark said...

Linus looks very much at home, and Stella - wow - she is looking very svelte and beautiful.

Beverly said...

Love the post...been missing your and Stella's tales of adventure, which I send to all my other peeps. xo

Princess said...

I've been a bad blog follower and have no clue if you know of this book, it's been out for a while, although I'm just happening apon it made me think of you and your beautiful Stella! Maybe you should check it out if you haven't. I'll be buying a copy for both my nieces and I'll tell them I 'know' a beautiful pittie named Stella!
http://www.peoplepets.com/news/celebrities/bernadette-peters-shines-spotlight-on-stella-her-favorite-pit-bull