Sunday, November 19, 2006

Mock Thanksgiving

Pappy Catching BallLast night we had a group over for Mock Thanksgiving. The idea is to get friends together who have other obligations for Thanksgiving dinner. Everybody brings their favorite dishes except, in our case, the turkey. Just like the actual holiday, I ate until I felt vaguely ill.

3dogcache came with two of her three dogs-- dog 3 stayed home after dog 1 tried to eat him, but that's all under control now and everybody's fine. The dogs, including Pappy, stayed in the back yard, where two red-headed preteens chucked balls to them in the dark. Dog 2 (Ellie) has this freaky trick where she launches herself five feet in the air, does a full body twist, and catches a tennis ball. I tested her with a squeaky ball, but only a tennis ball will do. The scary part is that she'll do this like eighty times in a row.

Of course, Pappy completely outdid her by chasing balls way past the time that Ellie was near collapse. During all of his exertions, Pappy's cummerbund finally slid down to the point where it ended up as a diaper, a wet one. So we had to get rid of it. Once he realized the bandage was gone, he immediately set to work on the stitches. So I have been trying to get an Ace bandage wrapped around a maxi-pad to stay on... without much luck. Four more days until the stitches come out, and it looks to be a long road.

The film strip on the left is Pappy at the dog park yesterday in his handsome coat. I was playing with one of the goofy settings on my camera-- you know, the ones that no one uses.

Happy Mock Thanksgiving everybody!


Gus said...

I, Gus Dagger w.f.t., think that Mock Thanksgiving sounds MARVELOUS! More Leftovers! More people! More dirty dishes to lick! Great idea.

Pappy must stop licking! He might end up with one of those Elizabethan collars! Be good Pappy

Pappy's Fella said...

Instead of a collar, maybe we'll just wrap him in plastic wrap with the leftovers.

Pippin the flyball dog said...

That's a cool feature on the camera--I don't think my people's will do that. Pappy is very handsome even with the cummerbund--I hope he stops licking--mabye you could give him plates to lick insead and that'd keep him occupied--it would me...

Tin Tin Blogdog said...

ooooh, except he might turn into a Pappy sandwich in some unsuspecting lunchbox.

Must say, you look rather dashing there Pappy in that red. Very striking indeed.

Stop lickin'.

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo

Pappy's Fella said...

Pippin, Tin Tin, Pappy thanks you for your thoughts. Re. the bandages-- combination of taking the backing off the maxi-pad and sticking it to the Ace bandage managed to keep the whole shebang together through Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed! Less than three days until stitch freedom.