Sunday, November 08, 2009

Back on Schedule

For the past few days I have had the flu and that meant Louise was without one of her walking partners. She found this to be quite confusing - every time she was to go outside she would look to me to see if I was going to come along. Since I wasn't, her walks were short as she kept wanting to come back to the house as soon as she was done her business.

It also meant that while I was recovering in bed (bored out of my mind most of the time) I was surrounded by all of the pets. They seem to take advantage of warm bodies laying around in this house. So there was never any fear of me getting chilled. It seemed to work too, as I recovered pretty quickly. Thank you, pets.

So one of the adventures we had prior to my bout with the flu was we encountered a new sculpture down by the water. Briefly, it's a metal sculpture of about a dozen giddy men. It's kind of creepy in the wrong lighting. Anyhow, Louise took it on faith that these guys were real and she found the one with his hands held out. Obviously, this man was holding out TREATS! Louise promptly sat in eager anticipation. I had to lift her up to inspect the hand (tail wagging the whole way up) before she was satisfied that this 'man' was actually treatless.

So today was the first day I was able to take Louise out on a walk. We went down to Coal Harbour again as I figured she hadn't been there in a bit. While there I noticed a big barge with the olympic logo on it. If you look closely you can see it just above Louise's tail in this last shot. Kind of tricky to get her and it in the same frame.

7 comments:

Sequoia & Petunia said...

That is too funny how she found the statue with the "treats" just like a pug!

Smilingpug (aka Winston Wilbur) said...

we luv the picture of her in front of the statue!

iTripped said...

I was able to get a few photos then, as she was hanging around. At one point she was even standing on her two hind legs hoping to entice 'him' into sharing the treats. Sadly, I didn't get a photo of that.

Sandy said...

I love the way she is marching in the first photo. I agree those men could be a little freaky in the wrong light. Are they part of the Olympic preparations or the park itself?

iTripped said...

The metal men are a piece of art in Vancouver, I don't think it is related to the Olympics other than the city seems to be spending a lot right now on this kind of thing.

It's located near, but not in Stanley Park. I have a wider angle photo posted on the itripped blog right now.

Heather and Walter said...

oh, isn't that heartbreaking, when they don't want anyone else to walk them? They're like "C'mon mom! Come with!" I hope you feel better!!!

PugMoon - Paula - PAPugMom said...

So cute she thought the statue was going to pass her a treat. Or in training she was doing what the hand signal told her to do....sit....lol.