Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Under Siege by Dexter

Over the weekend I decided to take a stroll down to the village green only to discover this!

At first I thought that those Occupy Wall Street humans had accidentally mistaken our quaint New England town for the home of a corrupt bad loan lending bank.

My alarm increased when I observed that large weapons had been wheeled out and were pointed towards the Unitarian Church.

Could it be that these were not Occupy people but religious zealots intent on causing historical building mayhem?

But on closer examination of the inhabitants, I discovered that they were actually soldiers.

When momma saw them she shouted "Oh, Dexter! Yankees! At Tara!"

I'm used to ignoring her babbling.

I set to making friends with the Yankees, one of whom was quite skilled at the art of ear scritches.

I inquired whom they might have mustered to do battle with and my attention was directed to this motley crew.

Friends, yours truly usually avoids profanity; being of the opinion that such speech is for feeble minded souls who lack a true grasp of the English language.

However, the picture below caused my black leathery lips to let loose a howl of anguish...


The threat of being overrun by Johnny Rebel forces suddenly became all too real once I learned that Miss Puddles was their commander in chief.

I hurried to the lounging tent to alert the Colonel that he must desist with his cigar smoking indulgences at once and take the threat at hand more seriously. I confess that the expert head rubbing and back massage administered by the Colonel and his second in command distracted me a somewhat from my mission.

So, after a quick snuffling about for foodables, I was away.

I did hear the canons booming later in the day and have advised momma to pack her pistol should we venture that way again.

Dexter done!


IRIS E DONA said...

Wow Dexter ! great adventure !You are a brave guy because you are not affraid of the guns !

Bassetmomma said...

What a sight to behold! Man, that Puddles is everywhere!!

Gus said...

Dexter Dude: If you like re-enactments, you need to head South! 'Course, y'all might have to ditch the blue lead at the border. Those guys look like they are having a great time. Be sure to keep an eye on the Momma so she doesn't get too close to the guns.


houndstooth said...

Bwaaaa ha ha! I am not surprised one bit that Puddles is behind that rebel attack! I think you're wise to take many precautions, and I'd side with the group that has the best scritches, too.


Sam and Pippen said...

Hopefully the Puddles didn't bring her blow torch or you guys are done for! We're just glad there are border guards to stop her from entering Canada!

Sam and Pippen

Casey said...

Why am I not surprised that Puddles is behind this? Be on guard, my friend!

monica said...

Oh Rhett - er, Dex - what an adventure, all that scratching and stuff...
Fiddledee dee..

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

NOT TO FEAR my furend... When PUDDLES yells CHARGE she will be headed fur the nearest Wally World brandishing her mum's Plastic thingy. That one can NOT resist a Sale of Wally Marte Originals.

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD.....Da Puddles wit da many talents!!! What is dis world comin' to?

rottrover said...

Rebel forces in Master-chew-sits?? Only Miss Puddles has the leadership for THAT manuver!! We better take down the curtains and make some new collars!

-Ruby and Bart

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I would have thought in your neck of the woods, people were still fighting the Redcoats... Of course, if your Momma thinks she's at Tara, then I guess anything goes. But nice to know that Colonels are schooled in the art of ear scritchies. Must be something they teach at West Point! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Mitch and Molly said...

Who knew that such activity was happening so close to your own back yard, Dexter!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Wow, Dexter, Be carefull, those men in blue can be mean and scary, at least that is what Mommy said. Were only two southern dogs. Those ear scratches look good, but dude be careful.I'm sure Miss Puddles will be going shopping and not leading any charges. Sally Says it's a girl thing.
Eskie play bows,

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Dexter, You are one interesting dude!!! Hope you had fun!!!

Jen said...

"Yankees at Tara!"


Looks like a lot of fun.

Sue said...

Stay on alert Dexter. Our Mom lived in South Carolina for a few years and she says they're still fighting the Civil War down there.
Morgan and the Porties

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Blimey Dexter, you sure have some unusual visitors to your town. We can't get our heads around your Momma 'packin' a pistol. Did you get scared by the big canons? No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're also surprised to find WBTS [War Between the States] re-enactors so far north. Guess up there most of the guys [and it's still almost all guys, did you notice?] want to be Yankees; down here in the D.C. area it's about 50-50, but in the Deep South it's hard to find guys willing to play the Yankees. Did you do the fair thing and check to see if the Rebs would also give good scritches?

Jed & Abby, two more Southern dogs.

Sally Ann and Andy said...

I loved the chairs the Yankees were siting in. I didn't know they had Hawain plaid in the 1860's. Cool!
Sally Ann
P. S. Would you and your brother help out at my Wedding?

Oskar said...

Wow, what an adventure. We Yankees give good skritch!

Nubbin wiggles,

KB said...

OMD, Miss Puddles is deadly, as you know! I agree, a pistol is in order!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Dexter what in the world is going on over there! And look at Puddles...Holy crap!
Benny & Lily

Kathy from DoubleNickelsandBeyond said...

We in good hands Mango with you keeping' a lookout.
I sure gonna sleep tight tonight! Thanks kindly!

Berts Blog said...

Wowser, that is so cool. What a great way to spend the day. I would have loved to see the soldiers and the campfires.

I hope you will be ok if they shoot off those big guns. I wonder if PUddles knows how loud they can be.

jen said...

What an adventure Dexter! I can't believe they gave Puddles a gun! Ha-ha!

Bouncing Bertie said...

We are impressed by the Colonel's dexterity and coordination skills. Simultaneous head rubbing and cigar smoking is a talent mastered only by the few, a sure sign of the sort of ability demanded by a high ranking position in the military...
Toodle pip!

Anonymous said...

Ha! Hilarious! Puddles a General? OMD what's the world come to? Good thing you alerted the Yanks to their new and devious minded threat! Yeah, your Momma needs to be packin on your walkies ;)

Waggin at ya,

3 doxies said...

Bwhahahahaha...OMD, Puddles Gotts A Gun...could be a nifty little tune theres.
Da good thing is dat ya'll northerners can;t understand what we be sayin' if we talks bouts our secret mission plans in front of ya'll.

I wonders if I could gets me one of them canons, they look fun.


Chester said...

Dexter - you need to enlist so's when things start to heat up in Gettysburg, I'll come on over and join up with ya. Snuffin' about for foodables that is! We'll let the skirmishes to the 2 leggers.

I left Mango speechless today....who knew it was even possible????

Woofs and heated up slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Clive said...

Wow, Dexter! What an exciting day! We loved all the photos!

best wishes
Clive & Murray

Scout and Freyja said...

It is so furry nice that your momma takes the time to give you history lessons!

Marjie said...

You give Momma good, sound advice. I hope the Unitarian Church survived unscathed!

The Island Cats said...

Hey, Dexter! That was quite the adventure!!

Wyatt said...

That Puddles sure does get around...I'm not sure she should be packing a gun, she is not too stable and she likes her beer...just sayin'


A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

That's so pawsome you were able to attend the reenactment. Did the canons big boom scare you? Did you almost jump out of your furs?