Country Life

So I was driving down a country road today when I spied something out of the driver’s side window.
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I had exactly 11 seconds to stop and take a couple of photos before I had to continue on since traffic was coming up behind me, and there were no shoulders on road, and I was pretty far away so these are heavily cropped. So I apologize for the quality. Even if I could have stopped, it’s pretty hard to sneak up on a coyote in an open field.
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He’s probably hunting something that would make Mr. Woo EXTREMELY jealous.
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And Mr. Woo deserves to suffer a little, believe me.

I suffer. Oh how I suffer. Hey, is that a rabbit?
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He deserves to suffer because he is R.O.T.T.E.N. to the CORE!!! Yesterday we were taking a nice walk in the fields around our home when Wootie just vanished. One second he was standing beside me, the next he was nowhere to be seen.

At first I was all “Wootie, where are you? Get over here, right now.” And after about 10 minutes of nary a sighting, I was like “Wootie? Sweetie? Where are you, pumpkin?” and then 10 more minutes passed and I was all “WOOTIE! WOOTIE! WOO-HOO! COME YOU BASTARD!!

Still no Wootie.

I bushwhacked through fields and thorny things for about 45 minutes, getting progressively more frantic, until my heart basically just stopped beating altogether. What if he got run over by a car? What if someone found him and just, you know, kept him? What if he followed his nose all the way to Abbotsford? I ran home.

Where I found Wootie. Sitting on the porch.

BAD DOG!!

Looking for something?
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*shakes fist at Wootie*

I know it’s hard to believe, but he is a really bad dog. I was so angry that I hugged him and kissed him and sobbed and was all “oh I was so scared! Where’d you go?!” instead of giving him the beating he deserves.

Next time: more beatings, less love.
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Today we were bored with our usual routine, so we tried out a new (to us) dog park in Langley. It’s just a big round field, with a path circling it so people don’t have to get their feet wet. It’s not very exciting, but it IS fenced, so I didn’t have to worry about losing Woo two days in a row.

*shakes fist at Wootie. Again.*

Tweed felt it was kind of meh.

Meh.
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But he got a lot more excited when I pulled out the Chuck-It.
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I tried to get a family portrait, but Wootie refused to join us, as he was busy eating dirt. Unusual, I know.

Mmmmm dirt. Wonderful, tasty dirt. Mmmm.
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As for the other dogs … well, I just don’t think it’s natural for two dogs to have these kinds of thoughts about their sister’s shapely rear end, for crying out loud. She’s their SISTER!!!!
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What? We weren’t doing anything!
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We had to have a little chat about the birds and the bees, and how some feelings are just not appropriate to have. I guess I embarrassed them, because none of the boys would even look at me after that.
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I know they’re looking at my butt. I don’t care. Throw the ball plz.
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Tweed was quick to agree with his sister.
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And Dexter was all “Wait, aren’t we looking at her butt anymore??”
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We played some Dumb Ball
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Until Wootie tore up enough of the turf that I thought someone might notice.
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So we packed up our hockey ball and our (ridiculously) long tongues, and headed back home.
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Now we are snuggled up together ready to ring in the New Year.

Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2010!

Merry Christmas!

from 3 Woofs & A Woo!
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Recognize anyone

on this list?
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:)