Friday, June 11, 2010

He has a one-track mind

After dinner tonight, I ventured outside to water the plants. George came along with me and believe it or not, we actually had a lovely conversation.

At least I think we did.

Telepathically.

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ME: “Hey, George. Watcha doing?”

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GEORGE: “I think I’ll have a lie down and watch you water the plants.”

ME: “Georgie, wouldn’t it be fun to go on a Road Trip this summer?”

(Please note that at the mention of the words Road Trip, George opens his eyes wide. He knows what a road trip is).

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GEORGE: “Would you be taking me?”

ME: “Of course we’d be taking you! We’d never leave you at home!”

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GEORGE: “Oh, good. I feel better now.”

ME: “I want to go to Maine. Do you want to go to Maine, George?”

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GEORGE: “Huh? What’s that? Did you hear that, mom?”

ME: “Yeah, I think I heard something. I don’t know . . . it coulda been . . ."

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GEORGE: “There it is again. Did you hear that?”

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GEORGE: “Ok. Wait a minute. Now it’s up here. High up in this tree.”

ME: “It’s probably just a squirrel, George. Calm down, ok, and let’s talk about a big Road Trip to Maine. I really want to go.”

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GEORGE: “You’re taking me, right mom?”

ME: “Yes, George. {sigh} We wouldn’t leave home without you.”

He may be smart, but when it comes to squirrels, everything else just goes out the window.

Hope you liked the photos of our dog tonight. A reader asked for them and it made me only too happy to oblige. All of the pictures used in this post were processed using Florabella’s Sweet Vintage action at opacities between 20% and 40%. I also threw in a little of TRA’s Super Fun Happy at around 15%.

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Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

30 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Oh, I love George..you should feature him about once a month! My dad talk me to understand what animals are thinking/saying...and I do! Come say hi :D

Ann On and On... said...

I heart George! A road trip to Maine sounds fun...you know Quebec City isn't that far away. You'd have place to stay while you are here...George too!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Kate:
Like the rest of your faithful followers, I always enjoy your conversations with George. He's such a handsome devil!
xoxo, friend.
Donna

Teri said...

So... you're both having coversations with George now? LOL

Low Tide High Style said...

Who could ever get tired of looking at your sweet boy! I love these pictures! And I want to go to Maine too...I could be your official dog walker!

Kat :)

Anonymous said...

I love the pics of George! our Linus feels the same way about squirrels! although he does not feel the same way about travel.. he prefers to stay close to home.
i hope you have an enjoyable weekend!
Manden

deborah said...

George is quite the conversationalist! I'm sure he will enjoy a road trip with his mom and dad. Love the pics, George is a beauty

Sweetpea said...

Heh CG, don't ya know? a Squirrel Warrior NEVER rests. geesh.

Hope you get to take that road trip tho. Maybe gotta choose a different moment INDOORS to have a chat with His Warriorness... :>]]

("Hi George!")

Patti said...

What a hoot! but I have 2 to talk at!
I know what thats like.

Snappy Di said...

I like to play with textures and all that fun stuff when it's free. Some designers are just charging way too much money if you ask me.

George is one smart cookie (does he know that word too?)

Di

Andi said...

Shhhh....my dog and I have conversations all the time.....I prefer to think it is perfectly normal and she does understand, just like George. On your way north you will have to pitstop here. I would feed you and George! :)

Marilyn said...

I heart you!!!!
Thank you....

Jayne said...

George is quite the conversationalist! Love seeing his sweet face. :c)

Daryl said...

Ah George ... a squirrel track mind ... it could be worse

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Adorable as always. We're hoping to breed Bonnie next year - do you think George might like a blind date sometime!!

CJ xx

Nurse Nancy said...

Thanks for the great shots of George. I love them! Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

I never tire of your photos no matter the subject:)

Deb said...

George is a typical male...easily distracted...:)....hope you do take that road trip...

The Japanese Redneck said...

Reminds me of trying to talk to my brother when he's doing something else.

I end up having to repeat everything.

Have a great weekend!

Farmchick said...

George is such a handsome guy...

altar ego said...

I love George. I wish I was taking a road trip to Maine with him this summer.

TSannie said...

That George!

Angela said...

I just adore George! Thank you for sharing George with all of us. You are so talented.

Blessings and I hope your trip to Maine happens :)

Angela

kay in oregon said...

this conversation is too precious and I could swear I heard George talking...Your blackberries look so good. Our's do not come out till Mid July to August the little wild ones.....they are so good, but I do not like to pick, so I just buy them... Hey Kate: We are to have maybe seven dry days...oh boy....and even sunny too...
Have a good weekend. Kay in Oregon

S. Etole said...

George has so much personality ...

Deborah said...

Good evening Kate!
A long time ago we had a german shepherd and my daughter (who was younger then) used to always laugh when I would talk for Shep...it just seemed to come naturally...maybe I have something in common with Dr. Doolittle! As long as no-one mistook me for do-little..wouldnt ever want to be referred to as that for my name! lol
Bottom line is...we love our dogs and we just get to know them so intimately dont we?!

George is adorable!

Have a sweet evening!

Deborah xo

Gail said...

Great post with George, your shining star

JackDaddy said...

Well I would like to go to Maine as well! I think you should invite all your friends to go with you :)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Personally I think George wants to take a trip to Virginia, at least that's what he told me.

mrs mediocrity said...

I love George, these are all great! Our dog freaks when we take him in the car, any time we say the words "road trip" he runs and hides in his bed, shaking like a leaf! Oh well...