Sunday, July 3, 2011

Monsters in the sky!

Yesterday afternoon I was enjoying a nice mid-winter walk in the park with Enzo and my humans. Enzo and I were busy sniffing the long grass, listening to comments about what nice dogs we are and getting pats from young children when all of a sudden a large floppy thing landed on top of me. It just fell out of the sky and covered me so that mum couldn’t see me. Then I felt the monster’s whisker like things wrapped around my legs.

Unfortunately there are no photos of my courageous encounter with the beast, but mum was amazed that I stood so still when she told me (instead of fighting with it and tearing it to pieces) while she removed the thing. Then the owner came over to apologise (no apologies were necessary) and to take the strange creature away. I noticed that Enzo looked shocked by the whole incident, but as we walked away my tail was wagging, and I was happy as I had shown the young pup how brave an old dog can be! After that I looked up lots and this is what I saw.

(You can click on the photos to make the monsters bigger!)


PS I have a human attached to the end of my leash - there wasn't enough wind to make her fly!


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Well you were very brave because I think I have a couple of pups that would have been very afraid!! What a good example and mentor you are to Enzo--I am sure your Mum was very proud!!

Mango said...

I bet you were too surprised to do anything! Those are beautiful kites.


Mrs. JP said...

Riley is such a good boy and still so handsome. Can I just say one thing? I smile every time I come to your blog and see "pup" Riley flying at me. I love that picture,,,love, love it!!!!
OH,,,Enzo is a darlin' as well. :O)

Homer said...

Oh my dog! There's a giant squid, a huge gecko and a pig that flies! I think I would freak out if one of those landed on me...


PS: Thanks for the birthday wishes, Riley and Enzo!

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are very brave, Reilly! We would have freaked out!
The kites are so colorful and beautiful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Those are some amazing kites... so beautiful. I bet that was fun to experience!!!


rottrover said...

What a brave brother, Riley!!

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hey guys...
Those kites are simply awesome! Truly awesome! I would have loved to have seen them..their 'sounds' must have been nice too.
Glad you came away unscathed from the wrestle with the monster.
Sending lotsaluv

Charlie said...

I'm sure I wouldn't have been half that brave! Good show!!
- Charlie

sprinkles said...

Was it Kite Day there? We used to celebrate Kite Day here (seems like it was in May sometime?!)and the local community participated for the first time in a long time this year. I didn't get to go but am hoping they'll do it again next year.

Thank you for your kind words regarding my father's recent passing. It meant a lot.

Jacqueline said...

What a fun, cool post, but of course, the best part were the photos of you handsome boys!...Happy weekend, precious friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Honey the Great Dane said...

HA! HA! HA! That last line is absolutely hilarious!!

What beautiful kites!

Honey the Great Dane

Anonymous said...

Wow, Riley. I would have LOVED to have chased those monsters with you. That would have been so much fun. Love and hugs, Bronte.

STELLA from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, thanks for coming to visit me. Gosh those kites are fabulous. It would have been funny to see your human in the sky hehehe. No worries, and love, Stella