9.03.2011

Strolling on Saturday

Happy Saturday, everyone!  And Happy Labor Day Weekend!  We're visiting Grandma & Grandpa this weekend, and they live near this really nice park where we like to take walks in the evenings after dinner, but this morning we decided to get up early and go down before it got too hot.


We saw these dolphins swimming in a fountain right near the entrance of the park ...


We walked by the Children's Museum ...



Where we met these guys ...




And then we saw these kids reading a book...


Of course we made sure to follow the letter of the law ...


We walked ...


Down by the water ...


Where we stopped to rest ...


And learn a little bit about native plantlife ...


We walked out onto the pier ...


Where Phoebe's attention was caught by a school of jumping mullet ...


Then we circled back around by the car, where Phoebe was intrigued by some squirrels who were foraging for breakfast ... but they scampered up a nearby tree to escape her attention ...  


 So while Phoebe sniffed around on the ground ... I got Mom to give me a boost up into the tree to get a closer look ...


Wow, it's really high up here ... 


(Mom note:  I promise that Tucker was in no danger ... the little cavity in this tree was plenty big enough to hold him, and trust me, he knows better than to jump.)

 Then we went home for breakfast ... but on the way, we saw these big birds ... who seemed to also be looking for something to eat ...


(Mom note:  these are two of a rather large flock of peafowl who used to belong to a now-deceased movie star and local legend who once performed with Bob Hope - she lived in the neighborhood and had quite a large estate on the river.  A good fifty plus years ago, she obtained a small flock of peafowl who soon became neighborhood pets.  They irritate some people, but I grew up with them, so I always enjoy seeing them when I return home.  At night as they return to roost, the call that they make is eerie - kind of like a baby crying.)


Hope everyone has a fun Saturday ... but before we sign off, Finn would want me to remind you about the Comment-A-Thon we're doing in conjunction with the Back In Black Adoption Event ...


Leave your comment HERE to be entered in a random drawing and win a donation of up to $100 to be given in your name to the rescue group or shelter of your choice!  So leave your comment today ... and tell all your friends, in Blogville and IRL, to do the same.  Finn says thanks!

16 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a fun weekend you are having. Nice park to visit, especially when it isn't hot. We have HOT here again today, but tomorrow it is going to be COOL, COOO, COOL - we can't wait.

Tucker, we are very impressed with your tree climbing skills:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Winnie said...

Hi
That's a really interesting post and it looks like a fun day out. I love the pic of Tucker up the tree.

We call those birds peacocks (or pea hens if they are the females who don't have those particularly exotic tails). I've never heard them called pea fowl. They do make a spooky noise. There are some that live in the next village to us. They seem to be "free range". Not sure who they really belong to.

Love and licks, Winnie

Tucker The Crestie said...

@ Winnie ... Peacocks are peafowl. The drab brown ones are the pea hens.

Old Kitty said...

What a lovely and very interesting stroll, Phoebe and Tucker! Thank you for sharing! Me and Charlie liked the dolphins and dragons and the seagrass info!!

Tucker you looked most comfy sitting inside that tree!

Peafowl are just lovely - they do have a very strange call though!!

Take care
x

Amber DaWeenie said...

That looks like the purrfect walkie to me. Mom loves the foto of Tucker in the tree. A new breed of bird!!!

Have a nice weekend!

:o)

Admiral Hestorb said...

Tucker, I know I said this beforte but you are one of the two favorite woofies of mom and me. You are adorable looking and we both love your face. xoxoxox

Sagira said...

How cool. That looks like a beautiful park and you guys got to see lots of cool things, especially the dolphins. :)

houndstooth said...

What a fun place to visit! I hope the rest of your weekend goes well, too. Those peafowl are beautiful!

Bunny

Julie said...

Wow, what a wonderful park! Loved taking a virtual stroll along with you. I'm here from the Hop and wanted to say hi. You are both adorable, Phoebe and Tucker! :)

Great to meet you and I'm looking forward to following your blog! Happy weekend!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That really looks like a beautiful park! We love the picture in the tree!!!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Mr. Pip said...

Those dolphins sure can jump high! BOL! What a great walk! Love that picture of you in the tree.

Your pal, Pip

House of Carnivores said...

It looks like you had a very fun outing! And I think the Back in Black adoption event and commentathon are such good ideas! As a lifelong admirer of black kitties, I love to see them get the attention that they rightfully deserve.

Sam said...

Envious! We tried taking a walk in OUR favorite park yesterday and got eaten by mosquitoes. Had to cut the day short!

The pic of you in the tree is just too precious, Tucker!

tubby3pug said...

What an awesome place to walk, and I love the picture of you in a tree. Ive always wanted to try a similar pic with one of our littles but Im a bit scared they would jump.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

This is a really fun post! We enjoyed seeing all the things in the park (specially the dolphins, ;-)

You look very nice in the tree!

We are having Computer Troubles. We will be around when we can till they're solved (by a new computer, we hope!)

Marg said...

Love all the pictures, especially the peafowl. What a fun walk you two cutie pie dogs. They look like my kind of dog. We have 19 cats and 2 dogs and 2 miniature donkeys. Take care and have a fantastic day.