Friday, July 25, 2014

A High Flying Tale #FFHT

"The deliveryman can enter our yard IF he has boxes!"

Bentley: “Here at Barking from the Bayou, Pierre and I have gotten used to the deliveryman stopping in front of the house.  We used to think that he could be a chainsaw killer and would give him a good barking.  Since Mom started blogging, he is usually bringing something really cool for us.  We have given him permission to enter our perimeter when he is carrying boxes.”
Pierre: “I’m pretty sure that he considers himself a very lucky guy.  I had to restrain myself on more than one occasion from using my karate skills on him.  These paws may look sweet and fluffy, but don’t be fooled I have a black belt.”
Bentley: “No, you have a black and blue collar.  It’s not the same thing.  Anyway, the other day the truck stopped and the former chainsaw killer got out carrying a huge box.  We were both so excited!  Mom and Dad were busy, so I snuck the front door open and pushed the box inside.  If it contained treats, then it was a bunch!  This box was heavy!”
Pierre: “I told you to let me go get Papaw.  You could have injured your back with all the grunting and shoving that you were doing.  I would have helped, but you looked kinda funny.  Frankly, I was laughing too hard.”
Bentley: “Well, while you were busy yucking it up, I spied the “DANGER!  HANDLE WITH CAUTION!” label stamped on the top.  That was when I knew we had to hide the box from my Mom and Dad.  After pushing it into the spare bedroom, again without your help, I tried to open the box very quietly.
Pierre: “You have to admit that I was indispensable in getting that tape off so you could open it.  It’s a good thing that I reserved my energy.  That tape was brutal and it got stuck on my fur.  I’m lucky that I have any hair left on my manly chest.”
Bentley: Yeah, you were a big help.  I didn’t mean to laugh when I pulled that clump of hair out

"As you can see, I was very startled!"

removing the tape, but you scream like a girl.  It was worth all of the pain and trouble though.  When I opened the box, I was startled to find my Hound Dog #7 Rocket Pack!  I’d forgotten that I ordered it.  You can get great stuff from the back of comic books, you know.”
Pierre: “It was the coolest thing that I”ve ever seen!  The HD~7 Rocket Pack is even better than those x-ray glasses I ordered.  I sure do hope that it works better.  I know my mouth dropped open when you began pulling everything out of the box.  No wonder it was so heavy.  We are really lucky that Gramma and Papaw didn’t hear us squealing.”
Bentley: “We have to remember to act nonchalant around them.  Mom would never let me go into outer space by myself.  I’m gonna need you to Google directions to the moon while I read how to operate this baby.  It is so awesome!”
**After two weeks of top secret planning, it looked like everything was ready for their first mission.
Pierre: “According to my extensive research, it looks like once you blast off; you keep going straight for the first 175,000 miles.  Then, you’ll need to veer to the left just a bit.  By that time, you should be able to see your target.  The moon is pretty huge and there’s an American flag sticking up, so keep your eyes peeled for that.  Those last 63,900 miles should be a breeze.  Here, I drew you a map.”
Bentley: “Thanks little buddy.  I hope that Mom and Dad don’t notice that I’m gone.  I should be back before supper, right?  You know how grumpy I can get without my food.  There isn’t room in my suit for a bag of treats, much less my dinner bowl.”
Pierre: “Ummm…Well, it took Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin four days, six hours, and forty-five minutes.  Of course, I’m sure they flew faster than your Hound Dog #7 Rocket Pack will fly.  I’d guesstimate that it’ll take you at least a week.”
Bentley: “Pierre, we have a problem.  There is no way that I can be gone for so long without Mom and Dad noticing.  Not to mention, starvation sets in on a Basset Hound when our food is even ten minutes late!  We are gonna have to rethink this trip.”
Pierre: “Yeah, I can cover for you being gone a couple of hours.  A couple of weeks is going to prove difficult.  What if you just orbit the city?  That won’t take too long and you’ll be back before dinner.  Let me draw up another map while you suit up and prepare for take-off.”
Bentley: “Roger that!  I’ll meet you at the launch site.”
Pierre: “Here are the directions for you.  Go ahead and peruse it in case you have any questions.  I’ll be in Mission Control checking the coordinates.  When you’re ready, I’ll perform a safety check on your rocket pack.  Do you have all four of your landing gears tied and buckled?  This is going to be spectacular!”
Bentley: “Okay, let’s get this blast-off on the road…uh, in the air!”
Pierre: “Mission Control to Rocket Hound Bentley; all systems are go!  Prepare for lift off!  Five, four, three, two, one!  Lift Off!!”

"All systems are GO!"



**This is our first post joining our new friends in Blogville!  I hope you enjoyed it as must as we enjoyed writing it.  Follow other adventures by visiting Murphy & Stanley for the links.



Bentley is featured on Come Wag Along’s Simba Fashion Friday!!  Click the photo below to read the post and see his photo spread! 6:00a.m.



 Don’t want to miss being a part of the Pet Parade this week.  I co-host with my friends Rascal and RoccoBasil the Bionic Cat, Jan’s Funny Farm, and  Love is being owned by aHusky.  We don’t have any rules, just fun!


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    1. Thanks for visiting us today Whitley! ♥

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  2. Is that true? a black collar is not the same like the black belt? wow!... Good luck for your space mission, please take a look on the moon if that thingy is really made of cheese...

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    1. Much to Pierre's dismay, it is true. He was certain that he was a Black Belt. *sigh If we ever get a rocket pack with room for treats, I'll sure check to see if the moon is cheese. Maybe I'll pack crackers just in case!

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    1. Thanks Speedy! I'm glad that you enjoyed our adventure. ☺

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  4. HAHAH! All systems on the go alright...!

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  5. Hi Y'all!

    BOL!!! Too funny!!! Where are you now Bentley?

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. I'm back at home. Pierre and I are going to try to "soup-up" the rocket pack!

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  6. BOL BOL..well done Bentley an Pierre...I thinkz you have a great plan in place...I worry bout them foot wearz though BOL ...fire retro rockets!! paw pats Doc :)

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    1. I only use the foot wear for landing, the wheels will retract once I'm airborne. ☺

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    1. Thanks Cello! It's the only way that I can ever get air time like you!

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  8. Bentley an Pierre you two are so clever......hope you skates have brakes on them though - got to be able to slow down :)

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    1. Don't worry, I have those little toe stoppers!

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  9. Wow that took a lot of planning! Will we see a video of the launch soon? Have a great weekend and be safe out in space :)

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    1. We had a blast with it! A video...hmmmmm!! ♥

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  10. Great story and we loved the picture! An exciting adventure for sure! Thanks for pawticipating!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. I'm so glad that you both enjoyed our adventure. Thanks for hosting Fractured Fryday! It was so much fun!!

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  11. Loved reading this story, Bentley and Pierre! Love the pics too!

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    1. Thank you, we hope that you visit often!

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  12. Good morning space center. bol
    Hope you all made it back in time for dinner.


    xo Cinnamon

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    1. Hello there! Oh, a Basset Hound NEVER misses dinner! ☺

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  13. BRAVO BRAVO.... we loved every word and picture.. WELL done... that pic of the BOX and your EARS just cracked us up... OMD... this was SUPER.

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    1. That means a lot to us! We love your blog and are thrilled to have you with us. ♥

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  14. Wow! That was a loaded story! You all look adorable in those pawsome photos! That dude in the brown truck has come to our house so much, we don't even bother greeting him at the door anymore. Mom says that is a sign we are overly spoiled but I disagree. Have a fun Friday! PS Love that they put that window extra low to the ground for you boys to keep watch out of.

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    1. Thanks Emma! Maybe I can rocket up to see you sometime! XXOO

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  15. What a great story!
    That was a pawsome read guys! Love the rocket pack, nice touch!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Thanks! You know they sell some amazing stuff in the back of comic books! BOL!

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  16. Hari Om
    Crikey, should I be looking for low flying hounds of the coast of West Scotland anytime soon??? Great story guys. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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    1. We are so happy to have you visit us on the bayou from Scotland! I'll let you know if I head that direction!

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  17. Be careful Bentley, don't crash!

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    1. Always safety first! After all, I have on goggles! LOL

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  18. MOL MOL MOL YOUR STORY IS WONDERFUL AND DO YOU THINK THEY MAKE A HD~7 Rocket Pack FOR CATS? IT IS THIS CAT'S MEOW!! YOUR PICTURES MADE MY MOM LOL. HUGS MADI YOUR BFF

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    1. You might be able to find a cat sized Rocket pack for kitties. If we see one, we will let you know!

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  19. Bentley sure is fashionable. And love those ears in the first pic! Great story! Happy Pet Parading! ~Rascal and Rocco

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    1. Thank you! He was very proud of his photo spread on Come Wag Along!

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  20. LOL good story. Love the photo. Woo hoo for Bentley being featured on Simba's Fashion Friday! Thanks again for submitting :)

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    1. Thank you Kia! We are so happy to be on your Fashion Friday ♥

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  21. Great doggies! We will keep our eye out for a low flying Bentley!
    love your story and pix!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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    1. Thanks y'all ♥ I'd love to fly over Idaho. Should I be on the look out for potatoes or cute Pugs??

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  22. Arrrrrrrrrrroooooooooo! To da Moon!
    BOL….. dat was da most exciting story dat I ever did read. I hope dat Bentley flys over my house.
    Wags,
    RAnger

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    1. Hello Ranger! We are thrilled that you liked our adventure ☺☺

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  23. That was a fabulous story and we hope you enjoy your rocket! MOL

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    1. We are so glad that you liked it! Rockets...well, ROCK! BOL!

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  24. What a fantastic story! Will there be a part 2 so we know how the rocket blast turned out?

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    1. That is a very good question. I'm not sure, we'll discuss it! ☺

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  25. What a story! That last pic is hysterical!

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    1. Thanks Jackie! I still laugh every time that I look at it. My husband did a great job! ♥

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  26. I LOVED that adventure! You had me worried there for a while there. Traveling ALL THE WAY to the moon without snacks? MOUSES! Snacks are a must for travelin', for sure.

    Purrs,
    Nissy #Niss4Senate

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    1. It was reason enough for Bentley to rethink the mission!

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  27. OMG those photos are hilarious! Loved the "flying ears" the best :)

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  28. Please, please tell me there is gonna be a part 2 to that story ?!?!?!

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  29. You two are hysterical....great story!! I hope you had a safe trip and landing, Bentley!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  30. molol! what a pawsome package! now everybuddy in Blogville is going to want their own rocket pack :)

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  31. Sure hope you made it back in time for dinner. Would hate to think of you out there somewhere with an empty belly.

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  32. Oh this is a very wonderful story! We did not want it to end!
    Thank you for visiting me!
    love
    tweedles

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  33. OMD, the chi's and I were sitting on the edge of our seat the whole time! Shiver and Chico are already asking me where they can get their own rocket pack.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.

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  34. This is a great adventure, thanks for sharing it with us!

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  35. The Kids and I really enjoyed this adventure!!!!! Thanks s o much for sharing it with us!!!!!!

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  36. That was awesome, loved the story and the pictures, Great

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