Friday, September 11, 2009

Life from a Bulldogge's perspective

Hello again from a doggone good day in the life of this crazy ol' bulldogge!

Today's adventures included a trip to Chama to visit my step-dog-sister, Roxie at the Elkhorn Lodge. She's one good lookin' brindle boxer-BUT don't under estimate her! She doesn't mess around with ornery one-year old bulldogges. Yes, it's true, we've had our little run-ins, and even though she is not stout like me, SHE DOMINATES! You know..that female attitude and all! I haven't quite figured out why she doesn't want to tussle, roll around on the floor and chew on each other non-stop. After awhile she just gets bossy with me! Jill tells me it's because she is 8 years old (that's human years...not dog age!). Hrmph! Don't know what age has to do with havin' a little fun! Anyway, she jumps me after awhile and since she is taller than I am, she gets the best of me! I've ended up with a couple cuts and bruises, but mostly bruises to my manly bulldogge pride! Ah women....the mysteries of life,eh? We eat in separate rooms. She gets very possessive of her food bowl, so I have been relegated to eat in the living room by myself! Another insult! But then the good times get going. Jill takes both of us up to the mountains for an afternoon hike. We load up the car with lots of water and head for the hills. What fun it is to race through the pine forests, leaping over dips and rises, among the mountain flowers and grasses of the high mountain meadows. We take off after imaginary (and real) mountain wildlife, chasing them even as they disappear long from our sight. A dip in a mountain stream cools us off after a hearty run, and then a little siesta in the shade of a giant pine tree. Now this is the Life! No leashes, no cars, no people (except Jill), just pure bliss in a heavenly spot high in the Rocky Mountains! Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Of course, as we are romping through the forests and the mountain meadows, we are always circling around Jill as she hikes with us. It is our utmost role to watch and protect her against any and all visible or invisible enemies lurking in the shadows. And let me tell you...we take this job very seriously! She doesn't know how good she has it...protected by two magnificent canines...taking care of their special person! Yep, it's one important job for sure! But now it's time to get back in the Explorer and head back down the mountains to the lodge....but the back seats are filled with two very tired and doggone happy pooches! A great day for a bulldogge for sure! It's time for a siesta signing off for now but not without sending you doggy hugs and slurpy kisses..........travelin' jack

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