Saturday, September 29, 2007

A walk around the Reservoir

We took a walk around the Chesnut Hill Reservoir.I think we had way more fun than they did because they kept complaining about these little teeny bugs that were in swarms that they thought they were breathing( as if...) but Archie nearly caught a chipmunk!!!!!!!

It is a lovely reservoir.

As we were turning the corner Archie saw them.....Some of his biggest enemies and REALLY EVIL..........


3 SWANS!!!!!!!!!!! Now one might ask why he has a disliking to these lovely birds... They are evil and mean AND NOT VERY NICE!!! AND they are not at all afraid of him and hiss at him( which really makes him madder)

He alerted me to their presence and we decided to gang up on them together but those suckers are fast and swam on....

This swan looks like he is flipping us the bird(hee hee a little humor there get it?!)

So we continued on our merry way( as PL1+2 kept swearing louder and louder at the teeny bugs that were attacking them)

AND THEN IT HAPPENED....a chipmunk ran out RIGHT IN FRONT OF ARCHIE and had a moment of indecision...stared him right in the eyes and ran right next to him!!!!!!!!

Did they catch it on film...were they right there on it catching his (almost) triumphant moment??NOoooooooooo..PL2 went flying and nearly dropped the camera,PL1 nearly had his arm pulled out of its socket,PL2 thought she was filming it BUT FILMED HER SNEAKERS and anyway there was a lot of what sounded to me like swear words during the whole event....Anyway we were right near the end of the walk(PL2 said she was glad because she felt like she had breathed in 4000 of those bugs) so we had a little drink and called it a day..Geesh maybe next time I'll take the camera.......


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

A & A...Sounds like you had a great day...too bad Archie missed Chip Munk. That's one form of wildlife that doesn't hang around our yard! Tell your PL's that inhaling bugs is a strong protein source...a little soy sauce makes them more palatable! Wish we coulda been there when Arch grabbed for the rodent...your PL's sounded like they were too busy snorting bugs to be on the camera crew!
We're exhausted...had a busy day too...Balloon rides are exhausting!

Scruffy and Lacie

Asta said...

What anothew gweat adventoowe..i nevew do stuff like that..I'm jelly!

I did meet two swans this summer and they wewe extwemely wude..I wouldn't be suwpwised if this guy did flip you the biwd,hehe..i hope you get him next time!
hoomans don't know how to move fast enough with the camewa to keep up with ouw wiry moves.
smoochie kisses

Faya said...

I hate swans.... and they are a lot here living on our beautiful lake....
Your country looks so beautiful. Is it still summer ? Here it is spring and very cold..... brrrrr....
Kisses, Faya

Headgirl said...

I'll believe you about the chipmunk! I never have any better success photoing little critters, so don't blame PL1& 2. We mere humans do our best!

Best wishes, pats & pets

PS - my wrist wound is finally starting to heal. Have a scab @ last!!!!!

Molly the Airedale said...

We want to get at all chipmunks too and eat them up! Bummer that you missed him!
We have a swan that lives in our pond and she is very nice. Maybe one day you can meet her!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

Archie: I too, have come this close l l to a chipmunk, but muzzer hauled back on the leash and screamed at me. NONONO!

I think hoomans don't understand


Balboa said...

OH Man, I bet that chipmunk would have been mighty tasty.

Glad you two had a great time on your walk, what a cool place

Frenchie SNorts

the many Bs said...

Hi A+A, that sure sounds like an exciting walk. it's really pretty and with wildlife too. too bad about missing the photo opportunity with the chipmunk. you need to train PL1&2 to take photos of those kinds of events.

wally said...

Whoa. Awesome walk! I like to chase geese. I herd them. And I'm with you--the apes always miss the BEST pictures like that chipmunk's life flashing before his eyes!


Lorenza said...

Hi, friends.
You are right. My mom is always behind me with her camera, but she misses the very best moments!!
Glad you had a great day!
Have a good night

Urban Smoothie Read said...

those swan are lovely....

i would hv went down to catch them....hehehe

Mango and Party said...

Wow!! Makes us wish for some wildlife adventure too!

Wiry cheers,
Mango & Party

Lenny said...

What an exciting day!
Now, you didn't hear this from me, but the nice thing about geese is that their doo-doo is DELICIOUS. But I never told you that. (Wink wink.)

Your friend, Lenny

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

ooooh a chipmunk, that sounds very exotic! How exciting.....the only wild life I see on my walkies is hawks, deer and squirrels, plus endless bloomin' rabbits!

But we live in Scotland, so have sympathy with the bugs.....we get horrid things called Midges, a bit like small mosquitos, and horse flys, which give horrid bites and ticks.

Yuk, but apart from all this your walk looked darned exciting to me!

love and licks, Marv xxxxxx aka Louise!

Joe Stains said...

even though there are no photos or video, that is the most exciting story I have heard in a while. I wonder what chipmunk tastes like? chicken?

Stanley said...

First off, I hope they let you guys drink first from that bowl. Nothing's worse than drinking after the hoomans.

Second, you guys need a new camera operator. Manning the leash and the camera is fine for those sedate posing shots, but not for ACTION shots. And, you two are all about ACTION!

I'll see what I can scrounge up in the way of a new camera person for you. Don't hold your breath, they're hard to find.

Goober love,

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hehehehe! Sounds like a fun trip. I wonder what chipmonk tastes like? Chicken perhaps? J x