Trail tails

Scout here. Old PlaidCamper is asleep right now, nodded off in his chair. I think he’s finding the pace all a bit much, between unpacking boxes and getting out on the trails. I go slow most of the time, but even so, he will insist on stopping “to take a picture” – we both know that means he needs a break.

He needed a rest

Anyway, while he’s asleep – he makes this weird yipping sound and twitches sometimes, like he’s chasing rabbits? – I thought I’d use this time to do a post about me, put a paws on the usual “man goes for walk with dog then has beer after” – he always chooses a pale ale or stout, have you noticed?

Although, when it’s this good, can you blame him? Yes, sometimes he lets me have some of the froth…

I’ll sit outside the beer store smiling at passersby, and eventually, after an hour or two, out he comes looking pleased with himself, and showing me what he’s chosen. Oh, a pale ale? And a stout? Brave choice old boy. I wag my tail, pretend I care.

Probably going to the beer store after this

He’s still asleep, so how about another photo of me? This week, I’ve had to drag him away from the boxes. He gets stuff out, puts it somewhere, moves it somewhere else, shakes his head, and then puts it back into a different box. Odd behaviour… I help him realize he’s being boring, and manage to nudge him outside for a little while, encourage him to scamper about a bit. It does him good. More importantly, here’s me, keeping busy:

Now this is real work, keeping trails tidy

I think he’s waking up, and it’s probably what he calls beer o’clock. So funny, never heard that one before. Just enough time for one more picture of me? I think so. And here I am, looking away from the camera ‘cos he thinks I don’t know when he’s about to take my shot – perhaps I’m camera shy?

Not looking at the camera, not looking, still looking away – oh, I like this one!

Thanks for reading. I expect “normal” service will resume next time, so that’ll mean something about going for a walk and having a beer. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

He took my picture, didn’t he?

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

13 thoughts on “Trail tails”

  1. Hi Scout, I am glad you get him out for walks and away from those boxes. We all need a break and to get out in the fresh air. Enjoyed the photos. It looks like nice weather outside. Enjoy .


  2. While I always enjoy my weekly visits, I have to say Scout that I absolutely loved your photos and thoughts on the week!!! Any chance the post was written after beer o’clock?!?! So wonderful of you to nudge him outside away from the boxes and maybe one of these days you’ll convince him to skip the pale ale aisle so you could sample a new froth. Scout, hope you let him sleep through the Everton match and thanks for all the laughs during this wonderful paws on the usual.🐾😁


    1. All posts, Scout’s or mine, are written before beer o’clock! I wouldn’t dare…
      Pity it was too early for beer o’clock after the Everton game, could have had a consolation beer or three. My brother has until Friday to renew his season ticket – he will, but through gritted teeth and with some reluctance, as he’s not taken with second tier football. At least Everton is already playing like they’re in a lower division… Six more games, and next up, Chelsea. Oh dear.
      I hope your week is going well!

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  3. Great report, Scout! That’s thinking outside the (packing) box. Your reports deserve more pay than the occasional beer froth, though. Don’t let those off-trail job assignments get too burdensome.


  4. Oh Scout, you rascal, you. You did such a great job of capturing the humor of humans and especially plaidcamper, our friend. Thanks for giving me lots of chuckles here today, and give pc a happy wag from me.


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