Friday, September 3, 2010

I Try My Hand at Reading Sign

Been missing out on my blogging lately, mainly because we've been so busy this summer. Been fostering a few fellow doggies down on their luck. First there was a ginormous Wolf-hybrid named Cherokee. He was a bit aloof, so I didn't get to know him too well while he was here. Honestly, I don't know what Mom was thinking when she took him in. He howled night and day. I was a bit alarmed at how he licked his chops when he looked at me, too. Anyway, he went on to a nice rescue. Then we played host to Ol' Red, the bloodhound. We had a great time together. He taught all of us how to bay. I was pretty impressed at his ability to sling slobbers when he shook his head, too. I tried a few times but I don't have the jowls for that trick. Made myself dizzy trying. Last I saw of Red, he was heading to a rescue in Colorado. Hope he sends us a postcard from the Rockies. And last, we had a graceful old Boxer named Nell. She was quite prim and proper, used the Queen's English and all, but I got her to snort when she laughed. The old gal was quite entertaining when she loosened up.

On our daily walks, we ran across a few footprints in the pasture. Being a Louis L'Amour fan (I'm named after a Sackett character, by the way), I like to try my hand at reading tracks. This first one looks like a coyote track. Smelled like one, too.

Dragging me right along, My Boy and I ran across a raccoon track. Almost looks human, doesn't it?

Then there was this track. We puzzled over it for a while, and never did figure it out. I suspect a three-toed Sasquatch was wandering about. That's when we decided to go home and lock the door.
Wishing everyone a happy Labor Day weekend! My Boy will be in the Labor Day Parade on Monday. Maybe he'll let me ride the float and throw some candy, too!


Inky and Molly said...

Good on ya for being a host to all those puppies floating by.
But are you sure those tracks are not of some strange kind of monster? We certainly have never ever seen anything like this...

Noah the Airedale said...

Cool, those are some tracks you found there Tell.
Hey thanks for telling us about Rudy. We've just been there to say g'day.
Hope you guys are keeping well.

Noah x

Gus said...

Wow....We are so impressed by your tracking abilities. And we hope you get to ride on the float, just throw a few treats our way.


Maggie and Mitch said...

What neat tracks! We never see stuff like that in our travels, Tell!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dewey Dewster said...

Hi Tell,

Nice paw prints....did ya find the creatures that made 'em ? We have coyotes here and it scares the daylights outta people cause this isn't the country 'n that's where they belong.

Sounds like ya had a great visit with yer visitors.....Gram wouldn't enjoy the slobber slinger though...I can tell ya that....

Dewey Dewster here....

TwoSpecialWires said...

How great it was to catch up with ya, Tell! And we learned a lot, too! Maybe even picked up some new skills to be working on.

We'll keep our eyes open for Red (that's right, isn't it?). And, if you'd like, WE can send ya a postcard from Colorado!

Jake and Fergs xxoo

The Thuglets said...

Those tracks are really interesting..we don't ever see anything like that here.

How fabulous that you foster dogs on their journey to new homes.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx