|What fun we have had this week!|
They knew it was wrong but everyone was tight-lipped about the incident. While some avoided making eye contact, a scan of faces, expressions and body language yielded no further clues. This was a rough crowd. The prospect of cooperation was unlikely and further interrogation would prove to be futile. What was evident was that Mr. Bunny, one of the pack’s beloved stuffed animals was found submerged in the water bowl, the apparent victim of a hazing ritual. Once Mr. Bunny was washed and dried, the puppies made certain to include him in all of their play activities; no doubt their guilty consciences prevailed.
There are some things most of us take for granted: like walking on grass. During this week’s introduction of the group to the great outdoors, Mr. Chocolate Fudge was among the first to experience this odd type of ground covering. Fascinated by every sight, smell and sound, he forged ahead pausing only to sample a crusty leaf. Despite some initial hesitation from Miss Plum Pudding and Miss Blueberry Tart, the gang quickly felt at ease in their new surroundings, their tails fluttering away like tiny metronomes. Mr. Twinkie and Mr. Apple Crisp lent a certain ambiance to the event with their euphoric happy growls. Amid the chaos of running in circles or pouncing on one another, there were skill-testing events like rock-climbing which Mr. Chocolate Fudge and Mr. Key Lime Pie chose to participate in. Going up was easy. Getting back down posed a whole other set of challenges, culminating in either a leap off the precipice or a hasty rump slide to safety.
No sporting event is complete without snacks of some kind. As a few of the puppies quietly munched away on leaves and twigs, Heidi and “Aunt” Whitney happily provided free liquid refreshments from their milk wagons. Needless to say, all of the exercise, nourishment and fresh country air took their toll on the pack and before long each of the little ones lapsed into a long deep sleep to help them get refreshed for their next playtime. This is only the beginning.
That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another stimulating installment of “Puppy Tales”.