Friday, September 12, 2008

A Last Taste of Summer...

Alright everyone, I know, I've been away again for a very long time! But it's not my fault, really! It's my human Lizzy's fault. She went on her trip (Oh, and no, I was not successful at hiding in her suitcase), and she came back 2 weeks ago already. She has now started school, and she keeps on making the excuse that school is too overwhelming right now so she can't update my blog. Well! I've had enough of that nonsense, so now that Friday is here and she has a whole weekend to blog, I decided to set her down in front of this computer and make her start typing for me! So here I am, with my typist, and we are blogging.

I am sad to report that the season of summer is ending. I've had a fairly wonderful, mostly rainy, summer. Now that school has started, we've been getting warm, sunny weather (The seasons are always mixed up in B.C.!). Even with the warm weather though, the leaves on the trees are starting to turn many colors, and the air is feeling a little crisper in the mornings. We got low, thick fog on Thursday morning for the first time in quite a while.

I must say, I actually rather enjoy Fall! The giant maple tree in the front yard, and the two smaller ones in the back, start dropping down wonderful, bright yellow leaf piles at this time of year. I'm looking forward to eating my once-a-year crunchy yellow and orange maple salad (Yes, maple tree leaves do taste wonderful to us dogs, you guys should try 'em!). Speaking of salad, I have some pictures to share of one of my last summer salads... The grass at the pond has been very green this summer (Thanks to all the rain!), and it tasted so good and juicy! These pictures are from just a few days ago, but now the grass is already turning golden-brown.

Mmmm! Can you see my teeth crunching down on this green goodness?

Need to swallow, lick my my lips...

...And then start eating some more! Notice how my eyes close with pleasure as I devour the juicy salad (Along with all the bugs that like to crawl on the grass).

In this shot, I just discovered that Lizzy was taking pictures of me. I gave her a little evil glare, while slowly slurping up a strand of grass.

Any more green goodness down here?

Gotta eat this all up fast, before the Autumn weather takes it away!

Alright, enough pictures of me eating. I feel like a pig when everyone's watching me.

Now, I'd better leave so that my human can get to bed. I need her to get up early tomorrow morning so that she can catch up on everyone's blogs! I hope you all have a grrrrEAT weekend, and remember to eat your greens!


Asta said...

Hi Sparky!
Welcome back!!!
I love youw leaf on youw blog!
That salad looked vewy yummie..made me want to go have some..I love fall..I go outside and sniff the aiw, and it feels sooo good..have a gweat weekend
smoochie kisses

Noah the Airedale said...

I love a juicy salad too matie. I bet your fall is very pretty. It's spring here now. Today was a glorious day.

Glad you're back.


Simba said...

Good to have you back.

Simba x

Hero said...

Yay! Sparky is back! I've missed reading about your adventures! As always, those pictures of you were awesome. Thanks for sharing all your salad tips. I might have to go investigate in my own yard to see what goodies lie right outside my doorstep.

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Sparky...

I love salads too! So glad you are back, and go easy on your typist starting school after a fun summer like you guys had is hard!

Lots of Licks, ruby

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


Good job showing your human who the REAL boss is and making her paw for you!

I like lawn salads too - I'll have to add some maple leaves to it!

We are still in summer khonditions here - but I khan smell fall is just around Khyra's khorner!


Willow the Black Dale said...

Sparky......dude....welcome back! I missed you and Lizzy! Try not to be so tough on your mom because my kids say school is hard! Not only that but strange people want lots of papers from you. I am not sure why they can't just go buy one at the would make their lives easier. Oh well glad to see ya back.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
Glad to see you again!
I know Lizzy must have lots of things to do with her classes.
You were having a feast in those pictures!
I don't have tasty grass to enjoy here but my grandma fills my bowl with "greens" everyday!
Have a great weekend!
Kisses and hugs

Dewey Dewster said...

Yep Sparky...

We've been known ta eat grass too but not fer a salad.....ta makes us throw up, I ya eat it just fer fun???? We shall have ta try the leaves, though, don't believe we have had any ta date ta I prefer....ham trimmings any day...

Dewey Dewster here....

Chloé said...

Hi Sparky!!! Welcome back!!! I love your picture, you look very fun!!!


Lola Smiles said...

mmmm...fiber food!

we had a really rainy summer too!

luv ya
lola smiles

Deefor said...

Hi Sparky
When school starts my mom is busy too. Don't worry. That grass looks yummy. I'll have to taste the maple leaves.


Princess Eva and Brice said...

I've never tried leaves but I do love a good bunch of grass on occasion. I'll have to try this soon since we do have maple trees in our yard.

Princess Eva

Southbay Girl said...

Hi Sparky-so glad your back!! My human gets busy too and sometimes isn't around to type for I know how you feel! Don't our moms know how important it is to us that we stay in touch with our blog friends!!!


Chef said...

Sparky! You're back! That's so great! I have missed you.

I never tried eating grass except when I have a tummy ache. Besides, your grass is much greener than mine and looks much yummier. I could go for bugs in a big way, though.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We love autumn and the cooler temps and we love eating grass! We have lots in common, Sparky!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

I missed you...

I love fall, too...I don't eat the leaves, but I rearrange them in the yard...They don't always fall where they should, so I just pick them up & take them where they belong...My Mom thinks it's funny...

Abby xxxooo

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

hi sparky..
welcome bacK!


Ronin_The_Pug said...

Heeeeeeeey Sparky! Great photooos! Oh the summer is over... But c'mon! Almost X-mas! :P


Joe Stains said...

We still have summer for a while here and never have fall. I am jealous of your seasons.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That looks like some yummy grass. You really make it look so good..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

happy said...

So happy to hear from you again, Sparky! Sounds like you might need a new typist soon if Lizzy's too busy to type for you.

Looks like you enjoyed your juicy salad there!

Thor said...

Hi Sparky!
Welcome back!
I missed you!

Love and licks

BWTH Dog House said...


I miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I notice you change your banner, cool!!

slurpy licks,

JB's Big World said...

How have you been, Sparky?
I don't know if I like grass, though cats are supposed to. I think it makes me throw up.

George the Pup said...

I love Fall too - the mud is pawesome! I'm not sure why Mommy gets all bent out of shape?!

Huskee and Hershey said...

I missed you Sparky!! I love the new look of your blog... My mom messed up my blog when she 'renovated' it.. *sheesh*, I think I need to send her to you for some training.

Sweepy said...

Woofy, Sparky!
Here's a tail wag for a bunch of grass. Really cool. I eat most of the grass in Keeper's garden which makes her blue in the face.

Lesson: Eating Green Makes Somebody Blue!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

I'll remind my hoomans to feed me some greens tonite. :)

~ Girl girl

Eric said...

Hey Sparky, ood to see you pal, I've been awol for a while too. The salads are good aren't they? Specially nice as an appetiser before a big dinner.MMM and maple leaves sound dogalicious, but sadly I don't have those :(

Wiry wags, Eric x

Lady Kaos said...

I missed you!! I can't bleive th summer is over! It went by so fast!!

Moco said...

That grass looks tasty. Good to have you back. It gets hard toa get these humans in gear sometimes. They have more excuses than I can count for not doing what they are suppose to do.

Lacy said...

w00f's Sparky, me iz glad to haff u back...missed likes to eat grass too...its gittin cooler here too, leaves is changing colors and fallin off da trees...

b safe,

parlance said...

Sparky, great pictures! Good to see you back in action.

Fred said...

Sparky, I understand having a busy human! Drat my Old Girl and her work!
Meanwhile, I love your new fall layout! I have way more energy in the fall, so I'm usually not too sad to see summer go!
Keep up the blogging--we're still reading!

Clover said...

Hi Sparky! You enjoy those last tastes of summer. :) I am kind of glad it is fall too. I can stay outside and play longer!!
Love Clover xo

Amici said...

Awesome pics. The colors in these photos are great. Sparky helps make them look fur-abulous of course. :)