under the arbor

Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Mani the purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, and here to bring you yet another short film. You may remember me from such posts as “The Project”, among so many, many others.

Here I am in a characteristic pose. See, there’s this awful device called the vacuum cleaner, which I really dislike, and it was doing very noisy things in the living room, so I thought it best to be out here, among all the pieces of pine cone which the squirrels have chewed up. I like pine cones too, but I don’t make nearly as much of a mess as the squirrels do. For some reason there have been a lot of pine cones this year. I might have to check that out some day.

Today was mostly gloomy, with a little bit of rain, but even so, some gardening took place. Nothing hugely interesting.

So I have this film for you. I didn’t make it. That’s my disclaimer. I guess all I can say is, “Make of it what you will”.


After something like that, the only thing I can do is lie on the bed with my Lamb Chop toy. 

Until next time, then.

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2 Responses to under the arbor

  1. Barb K says:

    Oh Mani. If you spoke, I think you would have an upper crust British accent. Vacuum cleaners are supposed to be barked at and chewed on, don’t you know? I hope you get another hard rain so perhaps we can see the poncho. I kind of think your ancestors from the British Isles did not wear ponchos, though. Made of stern stuff, they were.

    • paridevita says:

      I definitely agree about the vacuum cleaner, though the guy I live with draws the line at me trying to chomp it. It’s made of metal. He’s also not so hugely enamored of the idea of hard rain after there was a severe thunderstorm, featuring half-dollar-sized hail, headed more or less toward us, an hour and a half ago. (It veered away, into Denver we guess, like weather usually does, at this time of year. And severe weather at this time of year is pretty unusual, though it can happen.)

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