Morrie Takes off and Brings the Road Home with Him!!!!

Morrie Takes off and Brings the Road Home with Him!!!!

It’s true.  When Pepe came to give me my massage today, he opened the door and all three dogs ran out!  After two months of never escaping when the construction guys were in and out dozens of times a day, suddenly they asserted themselves and were long gone–not a whisper of a tailfeather was in view in any direction by the time I got out in the street to call for them.  I didn’t know whether to fear that they’d gone up the mountain or to be glad.  No cars up there and fewer dogs than in the streets.  So, nothing to be done. I decided to leave them alone ’til they came home, wagging their tails behind them.  An hour and a half later, that’s what they did.  The first two to enter were fine, but this is what I saw when Morrie entered!


First thing he did was make right for the water bowl.


A one-and-a-half-hour run in the mountains sure makes a Laird thirsty!!!


I couldn’t help but notice the splint-like accumulation on his leg.


not to mention the sizeable limb of some sticky weed, complete with tiny tenacious bristles all over it and flower abloom.


Oh yes, those little decorations all over his head were sticky as well, and had no desire to be shed.


Contrast Morrie to his brother’s pristine coat!


The “limb” looked like a sunbather using Morrie’s coat to  attract the sun’s rays–a sort of solar hothouse!

Ah, Morrie.  Always a new thrill.  I got the limb off, in pieces, before he took off to tussle with Diego.  When I fed them, I got a few more pieces removed, then noticed that some scraped off as Diego and Morrie rolled and growled and wrestled and did their usual hi-jinx.  I went back to party preparations.  (Pictures to follow.)

I have neglected to say that the doggie domain is almost finished. Today they primed the walls and they reflect so much light into the hall now that I’m tempted to leave the walls white.  Dare I?  It looks beautiful, even in the chalky transluscent white of the primer.  I put the fridge in and the two cages with beds inside and Frida’s bed which almost entirely take up all the floor room.  I left the outside door to it open and a half hour ago, heard noises and went in to find Diego in Frida’s bed and Morrie in Diego’s bed in Diego’s cage! I couldn’t persuade them to switch back to their own bunks, so we’ll see what happens when Frida comes in. No lights connected, so I can’t take a picture!  Perhaps I’ll try with flash.

Happy Thanksgiving!  Tomorrow before the guests come, I plan to put Diego in the doggie domain, Morrie (and his bed) in the little dog run outside the spare bedroom and Frida in the garage with her bed while the guests are here.  One guest asked if she could bring her dog and I said I thought there would be pandemonium enough with my three.



25 thoughts on “Morrie Takes off and Brings the Road Home with Him!!!!

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    That’s why I call Bonnie my Druid Dog. She comes in covered with leaves, dirt, twigs, rocks … and unmentionable stuff I don’t even want to think about. She tunnels. I’m not sure what else she does, but I think I’m better off not knowing. Terriers. Earth dogs. Earthy. He probably went to ground after a varmint of some kind. They will follow down the rabbit hole. Maybe he went to Wonderland and back? Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I find that most of them came off in future adventures. Do you find this? It took me forever to remove one cockleburr this morning, so thought I’d see if they’d work their own way back into the environment if I left well enough alone.


        1. lifelessons Post author

          The minute I give him a bath, he is rolling in dirt or concrete or palm leavings..He is the rolliest dog I’ve ever had! Most when fighting with Diego. I had already decided to call the groomer tomorrow, although I’m like a mother who can’t stand to give her son his first haircut!!!! He’s so cute in his little tousled coat.


  2. Allenda Moriarty

    Loved the tale of doggie adventure and the ensuing pics. Now that the leaves have been falling here, Pabu comes in with leaves clinging to her face, feet, hair, and my family room carpet always has a few that she brings in. Detest those burrs. I remember there was a smallish plant growing beside the roads that has very sharp burrs which she would often get on her feet when T took her out to walk. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I thought of you today as I started my meal prep, and remembered some lovely Thanksgiving meals in Mexico shared with friends, you included, of course. Do you remember the time you did pizza instead of turkey because Linda R didn’t want to celebrate Thanksgiving in deference to her Native American friend, and then she found out later that he celebrates it? That was the end of her sacrifice, and from then on she indulged with the rest of us. Have a fabulous meal!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Ha! I had forgotten that. One year she refused to come even though I said I wouldn’t have turkey because she said we’d all know why we were getting together even though we didn’t say it was Thanksgiving. Actually, I rarely think of pilgrims or native Americans on Thanksgiving! I do think about appreciating my life, friends, Mexico and oh yes, even dear Morrie–the little pesky critter!!! And Frida, whose barks get more frenzied by the week, and Diego, who has turned out to be a good poppa for Morrie, although they drive me craaaaazy with their constant growling and wrestling. Happy Thanksgiving!!! How is Tony?

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      He went to the spa today for a bath, de-weeding and de-fleaing. He hated it! They wanted to clip him as a Scotch terrier “should be” clipped but I insisted on the fluffy unclipped look. Looks like they trimmed around the eyes although I told them not to. They just can’t help altering nature. if he were a girl, they probably would have given him a Brazilian!!! He looks so cute. Won’t last long until he’ll be cute in his usually ragamuffin style.

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  3. lifelessons Post author

    Aha! I did so and it means “naughty.” I like the gentleness of that word. Just a little bit of censure but indicates a humorous view toward the “naughtiness.” I’m a little naughty myself at times.


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