Monday, October 20, 2008

Raw Food Diet, Day 265- Raw Meat & Rainbows

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Big Pupi gives a tour of his territory:

Hi folks!  While dad was hard at (home)work on Saturday, my mom and I went on a walk to watch the sun set on my lake - Lake Michigan.  We're lucky to live just a few blocks from the water, so it makes our runs and walks super special.  Since I've weebled on this land and in this water and therefore have claimed it as my own, I thought that I should be the one to show you around my property.

Here's the marina overlooking Navy Pier, which is like a bark park for humans.  Navy Pier has a ferris wheel and all sorts of things that people find fun.  I've only been running past the Pier, but dogs are allowed in the outdoor park so I really want to go sometime.

This is Stanislaw's most favorite boat that's been in the marina all summer.  He thinks that it looks like the perfect party boat as it provides easy access to belly-soaking water and plenty of sticks to weeble on.

Stanislaw calls this boat "Dad's boat" because of its name.  Can you see what it's called?

This is me on the grass by Adler Planetarium.  There were 4 brides and grooms and wedding parties there today taking pictures.  It has an amazing view of the water, the city skyline, Navy Pier and the marina all at once.

This is the Planetarium from a distance.  It's sitting on a little peninsula and is the perfect place to sit and listen to the water.  It makes me have to wee!

As the seasons change the waves in my lake grow.  They make great sounds and lots of bubbles.  I guess these things are what Fenway tries to herd?  They don't look herdable to me, but I do find them extremely interesting.

This is my least favorite part of the lake front trail.  I LOVE swimming in lakes!  Whose idea was this?!  I certainly did not agree to have this painted on my land.

Mom and I enjoyed the water for a while.  It was hypnotic.  Even I fell under the trance of the water music.

All of this water will turn into ice in just a few weeks, so we've got to enjoy it while we can!

This was about the time that I met a few interesting characters.  First, I met a little lady cocker spaniel who was tiny and just my size, and she was black and white just like me!  We are the same age and we hit it off immediately.  I asked her to go steady, but her humans said it was dinner time and that sounded better than a boyfriend to her.  Ahh... I could feel my heart beating.  A lady that loves feasting too!  She lives in my territory and I super hope I see her again.

We also saw some raw pre-feasts.  They weren't quite at the feasting stage yet but they still looked delicious to me.  Mom had to keep me away from the ledge because I really wanted to disobey the "No Swimming" signs and dive into the lake to catch my dinner.  Don't they look juicy?

Here's a photo of your handsome host next to a sweet crab claw I found.  I'm allergic to shellfish so I didn't eat it, but it was fun to sniff and carry for a bit.  My winter coat is growing in and it's perfect for soaking up loads of dirt and city grime!  Notice how my paws are a nice ecru color?

This beach is hiding on the other side of the Planetarium.  Stanislaw and I love to stick our bellies in here but we get in trouble when we try to sneak a dip.  Apparently it's a very exclusive bi-ped beach that's very prejudiced against us quadrapeds.  Whatever!  I've weebled in it a couple of times just to make sure they know who it really belongs to!

This is the sunset we saw on the way home.  It looked like a rainbow over the city.

When I got home it was way past my usual feasting time so Stanislaw and I ate with gusto and then settled in for a post-feast snoozel.  He was pooped from his early morning bark park walk and after my 3-mile trek around town with mom I was a tad tuckered out as well.  I guess being a city-bound canine isn't so bad!

Aaaahhhh...

Big Pupi

17 comments:

FleasGang said...

Thanks for the tour, Pupi. You have a spectacular yard to play in. And might I add that your 'hawk is growing in nicely. Some girls prefer a manly head of fur over a furry chest (no offense to Tadpole Pomegranate) ;-)

wiggle, wiggle
Shelly

Asta said...

BigPupi
Thank you fow that gweat touw!


It's a bootiful place, I'm only sowwy that they don't let you swim thewe.
I love being a big city doggie..you get to see soo many intewesting things and meet so many othew doggies
my love to Stanislaw
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Coco said...

Pupi your yard is magnificent! And those duckies…I’d like to jump right in there with you and help you catch one! I hope as soon as my mommy lets me go into my yard it will look as beautiful as yours!
You are definitely one lucky Pupi!

Tail wiggles and puppy kisses,
Coco – The Princess

Amber-Mae said...

BOL! I like that boat with a slide on the side of it. So kool! I certainly would have not agreed if that thing was painted on my dock too.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Mack said...

That cocker gal missed a once in a lifetime opportunity!

I bet she'll be back!

Biggie-Z said...

I agree, there are some real benefits to being a city dog! Much as I love the great outdoors and running at full speed through bushes and grasses and snow, I see many more dog friends in the city.

Thanks for the tour of your city, Pupi. There was a kuvasz konvention there last year that I wanted to go to but Momma and P-Daddy went somewhere else and refused to drive me there. Boooooo. I could have seen my sister and brothers and my doggie Mom and Pop.

Those pre-feasts look good. They're pretty fun to chase, too.

Play bows, Biggie

Petra said...

Beautiful pictures of the Windy City, Big Pupi! My mom and Leah are heading up there in a few short weeks but won't let me come along.

Joe Stains said...

omdog you are so brave to get that close to the water. Water scares the CRAP out of me! I think your Dad and my Dad must be very similar.

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow, that's an awesome lake that you got there, Pupi! I especially liked 'Dad's Boat'...LOL!

Thanks for showing us the lovely beach and all...I wish I had a beach near my house too!

Scottie

Fenway said...

Your 'hood looks terrific. I love the mighty water feature and promise to come help herd if those waves get loose or out of line.

You gave me an idea for future DWB blogs. How 'bout we each give tours of where we live? I'd love to see what my friends see on a typical walk around town (or country).

Mutual condolences to Big Pupi on the Big Floppy by the Sox. At least now we can get atart our beauty nappies at a reasonable hour...and we don't have to see that ratty carpet the Rays call a field.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's a really nice outing you went for Big Pupi

~ Girl girl

AB clan said...

Thank you for the visit and comments.
Please send some pics when the lake is frozen
Your frieds
ViVi & AB

Charlie Daniels said...

Thanks for the tour and the great pics!

Cheers

Charlie

duo_disaster said...

Big Pupi!
BIG thank you for the tour!

Awesome place!
Its just tooooo bootiful!

Look at the clear sky...
Its just a pawtastic view!

Alright~ Also wanting to wish your M a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Our M received a notification from Facebook! Lol~

Madeline, May you be so GREATLY BLESSED, HIGHLY FAVOURED & DEEPLY LOVED! Have a marvellous Birthday!

Love,
Mummy Andrea
Goofy & Rudolf

P/S: We're back ACTIVELY blogging, everything's working fine now!

Beckett said...

Cool pictures! I'll have to get my mom to take me on a photo tour for the blog - it's a great idea.

You guys have to hear about my buddy Sherman's almost-feast on a chipmunk: http://gsdsherman.blogspot.com/2008/10/today-we-dine-on-chipmunk.html

He's an inspiration to us all.

Beckett

Coco said...

Big Pupi & Stan,

We havent heard from you in 3 days, are you two ok? We miss you!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco - The Princess

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hi,

You have been nominated for Post of the Month over at the Bone Zone = head on over and cast your vote :)

love

opy