Monday, October 27, 2008

A very social weekend

We're sacked out this morning--the weekend was very busy and social. It rained all Saturday, so we all hung out and snoozed (hounds do NOT do H2O at all!). Yesterday, we went to Paws Fest at the Washington Animal Rescue League, an annual celebration of all the good work the shelter does to help homeless pets. We had a good time--lots of people and even tv cameras. I'm featured right at the end of the clip. (I wasn't feeling very verbose, but Bernie thought I looked very nice indeed.)
Check it out at:;jsessionid=83017B54D4161FD26E7788D274DD7202?contentId=7727965&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1

After the event, Mom and Dad decided to take advantage of the nice weather and took us for a hike in Rock Creek Park. We sniffed and snorted--there were lots of smells. Unfortunately (well, fortunately for Mom's shoulder) there were no deer to be chased.

Mom was laughing at Wimsey's comments about his guardians' "hound wardrobe". Mom definitely owns a lot of "hound clothes" too. It's funny watching her dash out the door in the morning if she's wearing something nice in an attempt to avoid drool and fur. One of her winter coats is black, and I take great pride in the fact that whenever she wears it, she has furry mementos of me and Bernie all over it. We believe that when you live with a hound, they are ALWAYS with you! Anyway, Mom and Dad also had time to take new howl footage this weekend--the results are impressive.


Bentley said...

Marmalade, I'm again thoroughly amazed with your impressive howling technique! I know I'll never get as good as you at that "nose straight up in the air" posture. So very impressive.

It looks like you all had a great time at the park. What fun to get out and sniff where there's all sorts of interesting wildlife and stuff.

Good luck in the future with leaving a houndly mark on your guardian's clothing. Sometimes, a quick shake, and a little luck, can land a small reminder on them as they head out - even from a distance! (and yes, I'm starting to think that all humans that are owned by hounds dress the same!)

Edie and Gus said...

You looked spectacular in the news clip! You are a star! I am very glad that you found such a loving family.

We love your video, too. Edie is thinking she needs to video me, since my bloodhound blog buddies now have video clips. Hmm. Wonder what I shall wear...

I also very much enjoy the "getting out of the house without sticky, hairy, dog drool ritual" around here. Edie dashes down the hall, hands out, in order to ward off any wayward slobber flying through the air. They have all learned in our house that the most important rule is to keep your mouth shut when the bloodhound shakes his head! Heehee!

Gus, Bloodhound of Alaska

Edie and Gus said...

Hi Marmalade!
Well, I am pleased to report that Edie FINALLY got your package in the mail on Saturday! She sent it Priority so you should be getting it any day. We really hope you like the Yummy Chummies, you'll have to let us know. There should be plenty to share!

Gus, Snowhound of the North

Marmalade said...

Hey Edie and Gus! Thanks so much! I'll be on the lookout for the mailman. I'll know when he arrives because Bernie will be going crazy. I'll have to do a special blog entry about my gift from Alaska--aroooo!