Adventures of the Three Amigos.

Hi there! This is Dylan again. I’ve been itching to talk to you and I’m grabbing the opportunity now that mom is too busy to watch her laptop. If you ask me, her priorities are not quite right. She prefers to work when she could be blogging! And to travel when she could be giving me belly rubs right here at home! Can you imagine?

The national mall ud150She didn’t take her camera, but yesterday I saw this picture on her phone. She must have been very far because it doesn’t look anything like Florida. It’s dull and foggy and there’s no sun! But from what I can see, this site would’ve been potentially interesting to explore. Sniffing around that big stick in the middle and the large house in the background would’ve given me lots of information. And perhaps even revealed some secrets, had she brought me along. But to be honest, I think I had far more fun than she did. I stayed with my dog park friend Saki. She is a beautiful Shiba Inu girl and we get along very well. But I have to confess there was one tiny mishap on my part. You see, she got a little jealous when I was trying to teach her how to snuggle. Really close to her mom. She may have misunderstood my intentions.

Our mutual friend Eli, who lives next door, came to visit. And that’s when the fun started.

the three amigos ud150_edited-2Eli hatched a plan. He’s such an adventurer. He suggested we’d play the three amigos. And we’d travel south of the border. To the neighbor’s yard. I thought that was a great idea…until I discovered the wall. But Eli showed us how it’s done and jumped to the other side. Just like that! So I decided to follow. I ran really fast and jumped really high…but reached only half way up the wall. What a bummer.

Saki was wiser. She looked at the wall and concluded right away it was too high. She is such an independent thinker. My sombrero off to her. When we didn’t follow, Eli came back. And Saki suggested we’d go to the dog park instead. Although familiar territory anything can happen there. And the three amigos were ready. Saki must have twisted her mom’s arm because she took us there twice (!) that day. I got to ride in a BMW. You know, like UberBLACK. It was so much fun.

Dylan relaxing UD150_edited-1I have to admit I was quite exhausted from all the excitement when mom came to pick me up the next day. I tried to be attentive to her, but I think she noticed. I skipped following her to the bathroom. Truth to be told, I spent quite a bit of time relaxing on the memory foam mattress she bought me last week. I can highly recommend it. Great for aching muscles. Five stars.

mama and papa osprey at the nest feb 9 UD150Mom missed a lot goings on at the salt marsh and at the dog park. I filled her in on the hottest park rumors and the latest marsh news, including that the Osprey couple now spends most of their time at the nest. My assessment is that Mama Sandy will lay eggs any day now. Papa Stanley hardly leaves her side. He’s a trooper. Always on guard so Sandy can take all the naps she needs.

Anyway, I also spotted the Mayor. He flew across the marsh and then settled in his office on an islet close to the dog park. He was focused on his work. Not even one glance in my direction.

the mayor UD150Then I saw a Night Heron who was wide awake. I wonder if he was jet-lagged and had lost his circadian rhythm. Like mom does when she comes home from her long trips. She messes up my rhythm too. I never know if or when we’ll go to sleep. And in the morning I can’t get her up. Hello! It’s bathroom time! Nothing.

night heron ud150_edited-1I have to tell you my patience was tried when I came across a family of White Ibis. They walked deliberately along my trail. Like begging for attention.

ibis family ud150But I stayed put and let them go. In my book, that’s heroic behavior worth many treats. Chicken to be exact. I hope mom will compensate me later. Now that I’ve been transparent and told the story just like it was.

Dylan 2 sits still ud150That’s all for today. Mom is back and we’re slowly settling into our routines. Unlike mom, I love routine. Up, out, eat, nap. Repeat. Simple, safe and very pleasant.

Be good now. Lots of love, D.

74 thoughts on “Adventures of the Three Amigos.”

  1. Many smiles from me, Dylan, as I read about your adventures. You deserve that chicken so I’ll make sure Mom knows. And how lucky you are to have a foam mattress. I agree that it helps immensely with aching muscles and bones. Send my Love to Mom!!! 😘

    1. Happy you liked this light-hearted story by Dylan, Julie. He is such a great companion and very protective of me now that he is “the man of the house”.

  2. Thanks so much, Dylan, for your momma and marsh update. You’re such a sweet, good buddy; kudos for behaving with those Ibis’! Keep an eye on Sandy for a hint she’s laid her eggs. Can’t wait for little ones to be peaking over their ‘dish’ home! πŸ™‚ BTW, you and your friends looked dashing as the Three Amigos!

    1. Thank you Donna! I will help mom to keep an eye on Sandy so we get an exact (as close as possible) date for egg laying…I love the little ones as well although they will move their head sideways when they see me. But that’s to be expected because they do not know me πŸ™‚

  3. Hilarious! Thank you so much for your commentary Dylan and for putting a smile on our faces this morning! Eli is looking forward to seeing his amigo soon.

  4. Thank you for filling us in on all your adventures Dylan! So glad you enjoyed yourself with your amigos and yes, you deserve a big pat and lots of treats for holding it all together when the White Ibis walked across your path. Please give Helen our best wishes and enjoy the rest of your weekend! πŸ€—πŸ—πŸ’•

    1. Thank you Xenia, Eivor and Pearl! I have to confess that I allow White Ibis, and most other birds, to pass without fuss, but I’m still in the school regarding ducks…somehow they sit in my DNA πŸ™‚ Love, Dylan

  5. What fabulous amigos! I can’t stop smiling – from ear to ear!
    This was such a treat to read, Dylan. I know where your story telling prowess comes from, but, I’m not saying… VoilΓ . it’s magic! πŸ™‚

    1. Oh, I am humbled…but so glad you enjoyed my story, Carolyn. When I get te opportunity to blog, I will tell “as it is” πŸ™‚ Sending you love. Mom shouts from the kitchen (oh, I need to run there pronto!) that she does too πŸ™‚ Sincerely, D.

  6. Love those three amigos! Thanks for bringing a smile Dylan, and to your Mom for allowing you to express yourself on her computer πŸ’•
    Would love to hear more of your antics when Mom is away!

    1. Thanks Val! I’m afraid I’ll get more opportunities to blog this spring. How do I know? She left her small suitcase in the walk-in closet…a sure sign it will be needed soon again. I know those things. Love, D.

  7. Hi, Dylan. Looks like you had lots of fun with your amigos. Mom got a great shot of the ‘big stick’ and the reflecting pond from her plane. I also find that those white Ibis are just so rude sometimes; everyone has to make way for them. Enjoy having mom home again. xx πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, Saki, Eli and I had a great time, but I told mom I had missed her. That is true to a certain degree πŸ˜‰ I agree with you on the Ibis…and we have lots of them. I guess I just need to accept their “right of way”. Thanks! D.

      1. Balancing life and blogging has always been a struggle for me. Good intentions to write are always interrupted by who or what needs me most! One of my oldest dogs passed and one more is making her way to see her buddy she’s grown up with. I might not comment all the time, however I look forward to your stories about the marsh and life around you. Blessings Helen!

        1. I so understand the struggle with blogging. We have, and need to have, our priorities right. I’m sorry to hear what you have to go through…these furry friends of ours occupy such a huge place in our hearts. Many hugs and blessings!

  8. Good boy Dylan, your friends look very happy too. I know you take care of Mom very well and make her smile with your funny activities. Thank you for all that! πŸ™‚

  9. Dylan is certainly learning your art Tiny, he puts a good story together, I am impressed. How wonderful the cycle of life begins again for the Osprey, as they await the opportunity to bring new life into the world once again. I do love Dylan and his friends in their amigo outfits it reminds me of that funny movie, and I’m sure these guys could have made their own with some help from my son. have a wonderful interesting and satisfying week as you continue to establish your routines and new life changes.

    1. Dylan says ‘thank you’. We think Sandy laid the first egg either Monday or Tuesday πŸ™‚ We will investigate further over the weekend. I will go for a completely new bird experience on 23-24/2 to Cape Coral, which is a 2.5 hour drive south on the coast…I am so excited and will tell all about it later πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

  10. Dylan, a classic post!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒ How could you resist those marching White Ibis – I’m sure they’d have loved a chat with you! Such an adventurous trip away and Laurie I see beat me to it – there is definitely a book here of the Three Amigos. The photo of you all with the sombrero is precious!

    1. Happy you liked my story, Annika. I have to confess that while I can behave with the Ibis and most other birds, it is very difficult to do the same when the ducks walk by. They seem to sit in my DNA πŸ˜€ But I’m trying hard!

  11. Hey there sweet Dylan, good to see you and your friends. Thank you for blogging and sharing with us what is going on with you and your mom while she is choosing to work. πŸ™‚ I can see you and your friends had a good time and the three of you are just so cute. Hugs and nose kisses all around.

    1. Thank you dear Mags! These two amigos are Dylan’s best friends at the doggy park and beyond πŸ™‚ He sends nose kisses to Chancy and I send hugs to you!

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