Sunday, September 12, 2010

Buttercup and the Next Ice Age

Nothing starts my day off better than a cheerful face. This is my friend Buttercup. She was found as a stray, and taken in by Adopt a Boxer Rescue. Though very thin at first, Buttercup has gained weight, and is now very happy in her new home in Pawtucket, RI. I don't know what happened to this girl, but she was obviously someone's pet. She's well mannered and walks nicely on a leash. I suspect she's a graduate of puppy school. She loves peanut butter and any kind of dog cookie. On Friday, her dads left a little peanut butter on a plate as a special treat. She somehow got the plate off the counter and ate all the special treat on her own. At least she didn't eat the plastic wrap it was covered in.   


You can see she's still a little thin.

Buttercup is looking thoughtful in this picture. It's too bad there's a garden hose behind her. It spoils the photo.

We take part of our walk through Slater Memorial Park. If you look closely, there's also a golf course lurking behind the trees. The whole thing looks a bit like fantasy la-la land. The sky is disturbingly blue. Oh dear!

A view of the trail. I always take poop bags along to pick-up the messes. Pawtucket takes good care of their park, and we need to be respectful guests.

A photo of the trail in the opposite direction. Annoying squirrels occasionally keep tabs as we walk along.

When not dodging nosey squirrels, we spend time in Buttercup's backyard gazing into her crystal ball. If you've read past posts, you'll know I've encountered yard decorations I call crystal balls. Though the last ball was bright red and predicted global warming, this one is an Earth-like blue with snow covered continents pointing to an imminent ice age. These crystal balls need to make up their minds! Well, if this one is correct, we better buy ourselves some thermals. It's going to get chilly. 


Maybe if we all grow enough hot peppers, the ice age won't happen! These peppers are in Buttercup's yard. There are also many, many, many, basil plants.

Well, Buttercup is tired now, and so am I. I think I'll go take a nap.

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