Friday, September 30, 2016

The Clan MacTruffle: Return To The Highlands

It's a misty morning in the Highlands, but that doesn't stop the intrepid clanmembers from an early morning outing to view the sunrise over the glen...and to keep an eye on some bold Sassenach-Squirrels from the south!

"Heather" and "Tartan" deciding whether they should take the High Road or the Low Road to Scotland
Do they have grain-free haggis there?
"Tartan":  "Dinnae fash yersel! There's always the deep-fried Mars bars!"

 With a bit of Scotch Mist on the horizon, "Tartan" is now sorry now that she has forgotten her Wellies

"Whisky" and "Thistle"  
Lovely young Scottish Doodle lasses have inspired many a young Doodle-lad to dueling, kidnapping,  and other mayhem

"Thistle's" eyes are the deep blue of Loch Lomond
Among her other fine attributes, "Whisky" is a sound sleeper
"Is it naptime yet?"

"What do you mean, 'It's time to herd the sheep?'"
"Thistle" has a disturbing premonition about Culloden Moor
"Highland Fling", "Clootie Dumpling", and "Piper"

The lassies peer discreetly but are left wondering...

"...what IS worn under the kilt?"

(The classic response being  "Nothing's worn. It's all in good working order.")

"Fling" and "Clootie Dumpling"
The Young Lairds: "Rumbledethumps" and "Claymore"
Q:  "Do ye ken why it's called a 'kilt'?"
A:  "Because those who called it a 'skirt' were kill't!"
"Rumbledethumps"  is actually undercover here in Scotland
Only faithful "Claymore" knows his true identity:  "Bonnie Prince CharlieDoodle" back to claim the throne of Scotland
After life at  the French Court, the peatbogs of the Highlands are a trial to the Young Prince

Claymore is a braw and handsome right-hand Dood

Bonnie Prince CharlieDoodle  is not happy with the suggestion that he disguise himself as a Ladydoodle for the voyage Over The Sea To Skye

Watch out lads, "Fling" has pretensions to the throne herself

Many loyal followers of Bonnie Prince CharlieDoodle were imprisoned for supporting his claim to the title of Alpha Dog

Herding canny Scottish sheep requires familiarization with the varied terrain of the Highlands
 "Whisky" sleeps through the massacre of Glencoe


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Highlands Adventure

At just 3 weeks of age, Truffle and Carlos's Pups go on their first outdoor adventure on a warm afternoon...
(Remember, you can click on the images to view them in higher resolution.)


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Truffle's Pups Peeking Out

We have been waiting for the pups to start opening their eyes...and finally we see the gleams of little puppy-eyes peering out of the little furry folds! The pups are in a quiet and safe part of our house, but with some human through traffic to the laundry room and the pups have started to react to our presence by turning their heads to look at us--even though they can not focus more than a few feet in front of themselves.