Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Heron-cam Update: It's Mostly about Me!!!!!!

Hello folks.
This is your loyal Heron-cam reporting. Everyone is back safely at home. Yesterday, after a six-hour drive, the humans relaxed and celebrated the female human's birthday (age is classified information). And they picked the furry ones up from camp so they too could join in the occasion after also celebrating Hallowe'en in two places -- both with their pals at the Tower of London (those two scholars in their robes in the center of the first picture) --as did their wheelie look alikes, M. le Professeur Jacques Maigret and Justin Herkimer Clouseau (lower right hand corner of the second picture) -- thanks to sweet Asta!! --and at camp with the rest of the residents as their rumpled bandanas suggest!!.

(If you're wondering why Just Harry looks kind of grumpy in the above photos, ask his Dad about the furminating that preceded the photo shoot!!)

But before I turn this blog back over to them, I thought I would spend a few minutes talking about ME. After all, am I not the unsung hero of this blog? Do I not provide secret details about what those wandering humans do when they are far from home? Yes. And yes.

Well, after flying all the way to Northwest Florida, as previously reported, and chilling my feathers last Monday, I spent a few days idling while, finally, the humans did manage to do some work. Or not!And then, on Thursday afternoon, I followed the humans back south to a lovely place called Homosassa Springs, an hour or so north of Tampa Bay on Florida's west coast. It seems that the person who introduced the male and the female human about 20 years ago lives there -- with her husband and two rescue dogs, Happy and Dixie -- and they wanted to stop and say hello. That was fine with me because I had a chance to warm up and strut my stuff with some fellow avian critters.

Fortunately, the humans decided to have dinner at a place called the Seagrass Pub and Grill, which is well known to all the birds of a feather in the area. When they heard I was in town, several egrets stopped by to say hello -- and we had some interesting turf battles over a few fish.

It's not too often that I allow my public to get so close -- but as you can see, I let my guard down and posed for the humans. After all, they are my employers once removed. And, as you can also see, I am quite beautiful -- and if I must say so myself, lend a fine note of elegance to this blog.
I hear that my services may not be required this Christmas -- but if my public demands it, perhaps I can go along for the ride to St. Louis anyway. After all, there will be a few moments, I believe, when the furry ones will be separated from their humans, and my presence may be required.

Until then,

See ya'

The Heron-cam


Eric said...

Oooooh me first!Hip hooray - sprung from camp for the party, yeah! You were on my bloggie too in the rain,he,hee, did that feel like home? That Homassa Springs place looks bootiful um but i didn't get much farther than that - bought the 2 leggeded along and she has a HOOGE birdie I din't see your photies any more, sorry.

But it's wagging to see you back, and I want to thank you VERY much for asking after me and your lovely comments.You are fabbie pals.Appreciated very much.

Woofing at you boys - BTW you look wagging handsome!

Eric x x

Gus said...

whew...glad you guys were able to sneak back into the care compound in time to be picked up. We may have cut it a bit close, huh?

Tell the Heron that if he wants to spend the holiday in Mayemphis, he can ride this far with ya and then take care of the yard while we are gone too. Teka can show him where the toads are hiding.


Simba and Jazzi said...

Dropping by to say hello. Hope you had a good weekend.

Simba x

Molly the Airedale said...

You are one fabulous reporter, Mr. Heron! We agree that you are a very important part of this blog - just don't tell Jake and JH that we said that!
JH sure does look grumpy in that picture!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Faya said...

Ohhhhh you should hear my Véronique looking at the picture of you with your makes something like :iiiiiiiiicuuuuuuuteeeeeee
(with the french accent, it is terrible....)... But I agree, you are CUTE !
Kisses, Faya

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hmm...what DO herons eat? Fish? Gussie mentioned somethin' bout toads...that would be very entertainin'!

Oh BoyZZZZZ! It's so good to have ya back...that furminatin' JH got left him scowlin' for sure! What mumsie? You said we need to be groomed...Go away, Mumsie and let me blog!

A few corrections...I had NO idea ur z is PAT N TED. Um...what's that? Scruffy is actually the law student...and he's as dumb as a post. But anyway...I am MOST certainly NOT implyin' that either of you are the dull crayons in the boxie! It's well known you two are packed with brains and extreme either (both?) of you care to go on a date with me? I seem to be um socially deprived this week.....something about the whole hot tub scene on the plane...sigh..

And who is this "Sue?" Sounds like some dog Scruffy might like to date?

Love and kissies...Laciegirl

Sophie Brador said...

Tell the boys that we're getting a bed ready for them, just in case they have to ditch the U.S. post-election. But as much as we'd love to see them, we really hope the right guy wins. Paws crossed!


Sophie Brador said...

Tell the boys that we're getting a bed ready for them, just in case they have to ditch the U.S. post-election. But as much as we'd love to see them, we really hope the right guy wins. Paws crossed!


Joe Stains said...

Nice to finally get to know you better! You have a tough job with those two, that is for sure. Glad everyone is home safe for now.

Agatha and Archie said...

Whoa,Jake really does look mad...ARchie said he could tell it was from being fruminated( how exactly I don't know) Love A+A

Moco said...

Rock on Heron cam. Great job keeping track of the hoomans and their adventures. We enjoyed all your photos.

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Whoa, it's so cool to get to know you better, Heron-cam! You're doing a wonderful job reporting and the photos are absolutely cool! Keep up the great work!


Asta said...

Hello Heron-cam

Good to see awe doing a gweat job!
If it wewen't fow you, we'd hawdly know what was going on wif my deaw fwiends Jake and Just Harry!!!

Happy late birfday to the hooman ..i hope tonight will be a nice pwesent!!!
smoochie kisses

Asta said...

Jake and Kust Harry
I'm vewy distwessed about Lacie
she is sad and listless and sitting QUIETLY in the cownew..did you weject hew??
sh' cwying constantly
please help
smoochie kisses

Princess Patches said...

You do a great job of reporting! How else would the boyz know what their hoomans are doing when they are away? Happy birthday to the hooman woman! Sorry we're late!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

wally said...

GREAT JOB GUYS!!! You turned your state blue! :) I'm certain it was the wisdom of the wires that convinced 'em.

wally t.

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Wow, JH looks quite the grump in those photos!
A belated happy birthday to your mum. Hope she had a great day!
It was good to read a bit more about Heron-cam too... Jx

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

We are catching up. What great photos from the heron cam!! Mom says there is only one state she likes nearly as much as her native TX. Florida! She lived in Orlando, West Palm Beach(didn't like that place so much) and LOVES the panhandle too. And Sanibel and Tampa and...well, she loves the beach!
Thanks for the great Florida photos guys!!

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