Sunday, March 29, 2009

Earth Hour Weekend

The much awaited weekend had fallen on the world at large. Unlike the air of carnival and wild stampeding that almost always pervades the green grounds of Dog Woods, it was strangely quiet.... any 'visitor' would have thought that Dog Woods inhabitants - 2 & 4 legged, had moved out and left the realm empty.

But such 'visitors' would regret ever intruding into Dog Woods ... quiet as it may be, they would soon discover themselves being surrounded by NINE ferocious canines, all fiercely guarding their precious loot of juicy bones.
It was BIG Bone weekend this week. The Chief had decided in addition to our usual meals we were each to be given a couple of BIG juicy bones to chew on.

The Dog Woods TOP DOG looking real pleased ...

This TOP DOG's got to admit, the Chief may be real bossy sometimes and have got loads to say about our hips (usually about it's rate of expansion), our 'appalling' landscaping works, our rough and tumbling games that almost always leaves some pup howling for the Chief to intervene; when that happens game is usual over and we'd sheepishly sidle back to our Den (just to show how deeply contrite we are) while the Chief menacingly demands to know 'WHO DID THIS?!?' and does a once over on the supposed 'injured'...

Snoopy & Anna : Happily Chomping away ...

But really, her bark is worst than her bite.

The extra-special treats of Juicy Bones was to celebrate Earth Hour ... the evening the Big Chief turns out all the lights for an hour.
Actually, this TOP DOG would proudly like to report that lights at Dog Woods were turned off for more than an hour ... that was because we were so busy gnawing on our yummy bones we forgot to remind the Chief who was caught up trying to take pictures in the dark with some three legged contraption she terms the tripod, that the hour was up.

Dexter gnawing away ...

So that's TWO hours of lights out at Dog Woods ... hopefully that would somehow, in our small way, contribute to the collective global efforts of reducing our carbon footprints and the effects of global warming.
Ya know, maybe we could do this every night. It's loads of fun running around by candle light ...


  1. Hi, Tuffy...and the rest of the gang too! It's very nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by our bloggy!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  2. Hi Guys!

    Thanks for stopping by and making our day! We should have come by your house for Earth Hour! We didn't get treats like you did! (We got backrubs and pets instead because we are watching our waistlines).

    Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

  3. We gave an extra half an hour for lights out too. Took a long walk outside and wrestled by candle-light afterward. Our contribution to reducing our footprints.

    Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

  4. Wow--woo made a bone last 2 howrs? Bones at arr howse onlee last 2 minuts!

    Gus and Waldo

  5. Those bones sound just delicious, but I dont fancy the rough play.

  6. Our Mom acts the same way when we play too rough. Someone complains, usually Tess or Noah, and Mom makes us all stop while she checks them over, then cuddles with them. Then we all have to come inside and be quiet for awhile. We do usually get a treat, a cookie or a carrot when we come in.

  7. I do sometimes strain myself running around and then mom gets all worried. I don't know about all that lights on lights off stuff, but I do know a totally yummers bone when I see one! Appears to me you have your priorities in order.


  8. Hi Guys
    We could almost hear you crunching on those bones! We also had earth hour but slept peacefully - well that was the day we had been at Loch Lomond so we were tired.
    Your chief must have a lot of work with you lot - our mum has just finished her daily poop scooping in the garden she thought you must have a lot of that too!
    Ah well the joys - just as well we canines spread so much love around to compensate for the drawbacks.
    We have looked at getting a tracker on our site -it looks interesting. We, of course, are in Scotland not Manchester! Wonder how it knows where people are..............
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xx
    PS We have reminded Martha that most bassets can't swim!

  9. Sounds like you had an enjoyable "lights out" - we were a little late getting started here after the death of the gerbil - but we finally turned out the lights, turned of the TV and the computers and we all went out to the deck where daddy started the pit fire. We roasted marshmellows and made smores. They gave me some marshmellow and a little bit of graham cracker but I didn't get any of the Hershey's!!!!!!!! We were dark for a couple of hours too!

  10. Your Chief sounds quite tolerable to us - bones would sure be a nice addition to our lives.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  11. Mmm yummy bones. Now that is a treat..
    We turned our lights out too. Mom loves it.

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  12. Bones by candlelight. You are one lucky group as far as we are concerned.