Friday, April 23, 2010

Wimsey's Blog: Diary of a Manhattan Bloodhound #166

Entry #166
April 23, 2010

Hello Everyone, it's me Wimsey coming to you from Manhattan's Upper West Side where technological and scheduling disasters are in play. Owing to a catastrophic computer failure this week there will be some pictures from last Sunday's walk with my human Maria and her friend Elizabeth but not much of a blog post. It's been a pretty routine week here anyway--just the usual beautiful spring weather and lots of adulation from residents and visitors alike. Also much towing of Elizabeth to the Boat Basin Cafe in hopes that she will buy a beer
so I can play with the plastic cup when she is finished. For reasons that escape me, Elizabeth is reluctant to spend her afternoons drinking beer in order to indulge me. She can be cruel that way (although I was exceptionally persuasive on one warm and technologically disasterous day--it is inded fortunate that I can't play with used glasses of whiskey). Also we met a fellow there named Brian who has a bloodhound in North Carolina and there was much comparing of notes and concluding that whether rural or urban, bloodhounds are obstinate and difficult (and stinky) but strangely compelling in our bad behavior.

And speaking of bad behavior, Elizabeth is going to Geneva tomorrow and will miss most of my doings during the week, hence next week there will be no blog post! It is tragic that there will be no one to record my life for five days. Not only that but there is also this volcano thing happening. If she gets stuck in Switzerland I will be one really cheesed off Hound. And on the subject of cheese, Maria opined that I might forgive her absence if she brought me back some cheese. Cheese is a start.

And on the subject of happier upcoming events,our good friend Ilonka and her husband (who has never met me) are coming up next weekend so there will at least be some recompense for being abandoned by part of my entourage.

So until next time,

Wimsey, the abandoned and unloved


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

I am very sorry for your upcoming abandonment, Wimsey. It's terrible when they do that. On the other paw, Switzerland is like the cheese capitol of the world! Just make sure she takes an extra suitcase and brings a lot of it back to you.

We'll miss you, too, until Elizabeth gets back to her real work on the Hound Chronicles. I know I look forward to each and every post.

wags, Lola

Bernie said...

Wimsey, you will not be unloved next Sunday. My humans are coming ready to scratch belly and accompany you on your Sunday tow. Wish I could come!

Bentley said...

Wimsey, so sad to hear that you'll be somewhat abandoned. Still, absence makes the heart grow they say...and perhaps Elizabeth will indeed feel moved to bring delicious treats for you. And we will look forward to hearing from you in two weeks.


Edie and Gus said...

Hmmm. Edie is so smart. She texted Elizabeth BEFORE reading that she is in Geneva for the week. Wonder what the time difference is from Alaska to Geneva? And what the cost of an almost around the world text will be? Oops.

Love the photos this week. Are those cherry blossoms? I wonder how they taste and if you ever nibble upon them?

We certainly wish we could join Ilonka and Paul this weekend! You are one lucky dog. Everyone needs to take plenty of video of the belly scratching and general hound-spoiling activities for us to view!


Gus of the NoRtH
(and edie)

Bernie said...

The humans will take video of Wimsey's post-gelato brain freeze for sure!