Friday, May 15, 2009

Great Expectations

I've got the SPRING FEVER - today is a lovely day and there is something special in the air everywhere because all of the humans are talking about the warm, sunny weekend that they're expecting.

And when I'm feeling the fever, I cannot control myself. On a regular day, a mouthful of stick would do.

But today - I need A TREE.

Yes it's a downed tree, but it's MINE!!!

At first I had hoped that mama would have broken it into smaller, more convenient pieces for me. Apparently she's just not strong enough (even with some help from my mighty Dale jaws). So I'll have to try this myself.

I am trying to find the weakest point of this tree - and exploit it.

Sometimes pulling off the smaller branches helps.

Sometimes not.

Even using my big right paw isn't doing it. This is one tough tree!

If ya can't beat 'em, join 'em. I'll just be taking this with me as-is. At least for a few blocks.

And then since I can't get mama to carry home my tree for me, it's back to the manageable, apartment-friendly sized stick.




Martha Basset said...

Hi Bogart
That tree did look just a little big - even for such a determined airedale as yourself!
We think breaking it down into more manageable pieces was an excellent strategy.
We hope your mom wasnt in a hurry to get some place!!!!
We are ooohing and aaahing over your bottom picture - what a face - who could resist!
Have a great weekend Bogart and take care of yourself and your mom.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Bogart

Spring does indeed bring the feel-good factor and you were certainly feeling good about that tree.

We are just wondering, if you had managed to take it home exactly how would you have got it through the front door?

Wishing you and your Mama a very good weekend.

Molly and Tafy.

Mango said...

That tree was fun while it lasted. Maybe your mom should have come back with the bogie mobile to pick it up. She could have planted it for you.


aninhas said...

Nice tree you find ;)
Your mum will planted it?
maybe if you ask? With that lovely smile, she cant say not :P
Good luck on that ;)

hugs and kisses from kikos world

The Airechicks said...

Whooaaa Bogart:

You seem to just find the greatest treasures......

What's with Mum - the kitties would love the tree too.....Mum couldn't help you carry just this once....

Enjoy the sunny weather - get Mum out and about....

Just how many Airedales live in Portland???


Hollie and Janie said...

You always find the best things on your walkies! You did your best with that tree!

Asta said...

What a pawfect sunny day to find the biggest bwanch... a Twee!!
I'm so pwoud of you.
I think you did a pawsome job of cawwying it , but if you can't have it at home, a little stick is bettew than nothing
smoochie kissesASTA

Joe Stains said...

wow you found your own TREE?! how cool is that! I sure am jealous!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Bogart -

You're lucky you have your own tree. I (Hershey) love to carry sticks around in the yard - the bigger the better.

Have a great weekend.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bogart!
I know how much you like sticks but sure a tree is much better!
Sorry you could not take it to your house!
But it was fun while you tried!
Kisses and hugs