26.4.09

Noll's 100 Yard Dash Record SMASHED!


Saturday was truly an idyllic day.

After I grew tired of resting on the violets beneath the purple plum, I meowed for relocation.

We started our customary half circle stroll around the rock garden. The moss pink is almost in full bloom....nice, nice. The peonies and purple irises are gaining height every day....good, good. The freshly mowed grass smelled especially delicious so I paused for some deep breathing. Next, I slowly nibbled a couple of tall blades that had escaped the mower's blades.
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As always, my progress was labored and deliberate. One does not rush idling. Except when one is tricked.

My Own dropped my lead and said to me "There it is Nollie."

She was referring to the vegetable garden of course.....with all it's unobstructed dirt.

Pick em up, put em down, pick em up, put em down.....my little legs lifted me off the ground like a hovercraft. A hundred yards in 5 seconds. A NEW WORLD RECORD! The crowd went WILD!
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In celebration, I rolled left, I rolled right. I closed my eyes and stretched to my full length....ah....my precious dirt.
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Her shadow came to rest over me. I opened my left eye.
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There she stood, smiling and nodding.
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I had been duped yet again....but it was all good.

9 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I think rolling in that lovely dirt would be magnificent!

Tuck said...

Noll, I see that you don't have a problem with a leash and harness. Wish I could say the same...

Karen Jo said...

I don't think you were tricked, Noll. Being able to dash toward all that lovely dirt must have been wonderful.

Noll's Nip said...

Hi Tuck. I read about your unfortunate outing. Hope everyone has recovered. I actually have a soft collar. I wear it during the day because I go in and out at least 3-4 times. I'm so used to it I feel naked without it.

pughy said...

It is so nice to sit or roll in the dirt but it is lovely to come inside and shake it all over the just cleaned rug.

HUgs Ginger Jasper x

Daisy said...

You are lucky to get to go Outside all the time! I only go Outside once in a while on my harness. But I have to be careful because alligators live in the lake behind my yard. And they have big teeths!

Noll's Nip said...

Daisy, that is very scary!

P.S. Hope you are feeling better.

Angel said...

The freedom of rolling in dirt! Looks like you had a good day!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Woooooowheeeee! That sounds like fun.