I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Escape Artist

Hi everyone! Wow, break out your bikinis! The temp today has hit 40*. It's drippy and grey, but ''warm''---8" of snow coming this evening though.

the neighbors' koi pond

Last week I had a medical treatment that leaves me very groggy and sleepy, so Mo was invited to spend the weekend at my friends' house while I recuperated. Mo adores visiting my friends and is usually a very good boy. We didn't even lug his crate next door, he gets to sleep on the bed when he visits.

But this time Mo was a naughty boy. He cried when my friend left the house! OMG, so sad. [at least he doesn't bark.] On the first night he woke my friend up late in the evening and insisted on having a run on the frigid snowy and very dark beach. Yes, Mo was indulged.

Then the next day Mo escaped! My friend was carrying out the trash and Mo snuck out too. The garden gate wasn't securely latched and off Mo ran, heading off to the territories like Huckleberry Finn. The more he chased Mo  the further and faster Mo ran! Mo thought it was a game. It was especially scary because Mo like most pugs doesn't wear a collar or tags indoors and he has not been chipped yet. Finally my friend stopped and far away Mo stopped and sat. They stared at each other...then Mo took off again, running away down our little street. The speed limit is only 10 MPH but there are occasional cars. This time a car did come---the guy stopped and got out and captured Mo, who was carried home in disgrace.

Now remember I told you Mo cried when left alone? That's bad enough but when my friend came home Mo was so excited he bit him in the butt. LOL. Just a nip but naughty. It's one of Mo's less charming tricks.
Then Mo peed on the groomer.

I'm afraid Mo may not get invited back!
He sure was happy to be home on Sunday though.

On a looking for spring note, I want to show you my forsythia twigs  again.

Now they're in full bloom. It's amazing the pleasure a tiny burst of butter yellow flowers can give a winter-weary soul.

Hyacinths too---coming along. See the buds! Yay!

And a little quilting note. These are screen shots from last week's Hawaii Five-O. The guys were on a stake out in a supposedly old lady's home. On the sofa was this gorgeous cheddar, green and white Pineapple design traditional Hawaiian quilt!

Isn't it beautiful? I love the colors. Look at the beautiful quilting. I'd love to make this quilt someday.

Do you notice things like quilts in films or on TV?  And / or tell me what would you do if your puppy escaped? Do you think he'd come home on his own or what? [He'll be neutered and chipped in April as soon as he is one year old. I do know he must be chipped asap.]



gone to the beach

More Mo.

Most of the Mo pix and both vids are  from his babysitter. Screen shots from H5O.