Monday, August 22, 2011

Smooch rides shotgun

It's 8 p.m. and a little past the time I should have walked out to find Lucy and the boys to remove their fly masks. 
What a good excuse to take the Ranger ... and my co-pilot.

Smooch: Are you sure this is a good idea? It's getting kind of dark.
Me: You worry more than I do. Just relax.

Me: This light is beautiful. Would it kill you to crack a smile, Smooch?
Smooch: I have to navigate. Now shut up and drive. 

Smooch: How can I protect us from the coyotes when you make me wear this seat belt?
Me: Nice try, but you can't fool me. You're staring down a rabbit. Now sit tight while I go make my rounds.

Smooch: She never lets me have any fun.

Smooch: We're going to miss "Design Star" if you don't hurry up.


  1. Smooch sure takes her job seriously ... wow, her 'look' is quite something!

  2. Oh, Smooch is so funny! Yes, she probably would take off after a rabbit. When we stopped at the ranger station up on the Mogollon Rim, they had a severely dehydrated Bloodhound which had taken off on a scent trail from one of the campgrounds. He got away from his family for over a week! The rangers tried calling and calling the number on his answer. So, they took him to the station and then they were going to take him to the vet for a checkup. Poor thing...he survived BEARS and mountains lions! The pads of his paws were worn, too. He was lucky to be alive, so SMOOCH, WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT!

  3. Dear Smooch,,,,
    My dog agree's with you 100% about me stopping her fun with the rabbits. we get those pesky varments in the city too eh!
    I would rather watch "Undercover Boss".

  4. Oh, I wonder how long Smooch would be gone if you let her go after that rabbit...and in what kind of shape she'd be when she got back!

  5. Hey Smooch-your mom is just trying to keep you safe. You know-just like you do for her! :)

  6. Oh, how I love Smooch! Turn him loose! Let him run! Get crazy!!!

  7. Smooch, your Mom is a good protectoress and wants you whole and well. It's all good and you look so stylin' in your seat belt sitting in the co pilot seat of the green machine. Besides, some of the designers this season are human coyotes with little common sense let alone design style....just saying better time spent with Mom. Happy up girlfriend.
    The Olde Bagg

  8. I just love reading your blog! It's short, sweet and always puts a smile on my face.

  9. Too funny! Sorry Smooch, we know you'd be gone like a shot. Dogs have very one track minds at times. And aren't we happy the nasty Kathy got dismissed! Didnt like her...

  10. You have just the right color dog for that gorgeous dark blue sky in the background. Smooch is so different from our Queenies, they are genetically incapable of leaving THEIR vehicle.

  11. Ha ha...funny dialogue! She was totally trying to trick you with that coyote-thing. (lol)
    She is such a beautiful dog - her intensity and intelligence really crackle in some of those shots you took.

  12. That dog needs an ipad. :)