Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mr. Jake on a Sunday Afternoon

I look pretty calm, don't I? Tranquilissimo. But you won't believe what is going on here. My human sister is getting married in a month (June 18) and my human grandma (Dogdad's mom) is coming to stay with us next Sunday until the wedding, when we'll all (except us dawgs) drive to Orlando for the big day. Fun, right? Exciting, right? Well, yeah -- except, Except. EXCEPT!

For some reason, Mom thinks the whole bleep bleep house has to be cleaned from top to bottom and tons of stuff -- mostly her and Dogdad's old reports and files and non-functioning appliances and miscelleaneous unloved objets d'art -- you get the picture -- must be removed from the premises.
So last weekend and this, it's been like Mr. Clean invaded the place. Just Harry seems to like all the fuss and chaos -- and he nuzzles up big time to Dogdad as his super duper helper. But moi? I just like to repose on my bench and survey the world around me.

Oh, one more thing. The folks got a bit irate when the Cincinnati Reds swept our Cardinals this weekend -- especially after last year's messy brawl. And our boy, Albert, is not having a good year so far.

It's enough to make a dog turn to drink. Thank doG for my bench.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Come in Feathery Packages Too!

By the lake this morning, Mama Muscovy looking after her brood...

Happy Mother's Day to All!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Le Premier Mai

Just reading Wilf's blog reminded me of the French tradition of exchanging lily of the valley -- muguet -- on May 1st to celebrate spring and to share good fortune. And then it reminded me of a song Rosemary Clooney as well as Mabel Mercer used to sing:

"On the first warm day,

On the first warm day in May,

I hope you come a calling,

And bring me a big bouquet..."

A day to enjoy, yes, -- but we're keeping a huge place in our hearts for those who have suffered so badly in the path of those fierce tornados.