Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A 4th of July Out of this World Adventure

The Bayou Boys on window patrol
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 was a chainsaw killer and would give him a good barking. Now that we are bloggers, he is usually bringing something really cool for us to review. We have given him permission to enter our perimeter as long as 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 there 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.”
What is in this box that has Bentley and Pierre so excited?
Bentley: Yeah, you were a big help. I didn’t mean to laugh when I pulled that clump of hair out as I was 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 thrilled to find my Hound Dog #7 Star-Spangled 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 Star-Spangled 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 on the 4th of July.
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. I thought it would just be an Independence Day spectacular”
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. You’ll be back before dinner and the city's annual fireworks display. 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.”
Copyrighted photo MKClinton.com Bentley in his star-spangled Rocket Pack
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 go! Prepare for lift off! Five, four, three, two, one! Lift Off!! Be sure to watch out for any early fireworks!”


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Bentley and Pierre with their PrideBites squirrel
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42 comments :

  1. You guys totally crack us up! Happy Fourth of July!!

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    1. Thank you! We love to make our friends smile.

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  2. I hope you decide to take a detour and fly by my house, Bentley! You are going to have a blast! Happy 4th of July!

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    1. Keep an eye to the sky! I;m not too sure how to guide this thing. BOL!

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    1. Thanks so much! We will be avoiding fireworks. ☺

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  4. that SURE IS THE COOLEST thing!!! please land on my meadow too...butt there is recycled sheeps food, so it can be a slippery landing :o) Happy 4th of july!

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    1. I will be looking for your home and perhaps we can roll in the sheep poo. That should keep the fireworks away, right?

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  5. We like the black belt/ collar reference. Lol

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    1. I still think it counts as a black belt...Your pal, Pierre ♥

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  6. Have a fun day with your new toy boys! Be careful Bentley. I'm worried about you up there flying around! Happy 4th of July!

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    1. I will send kisses to you if I fly over your house!

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  7. This really made me smile! Stella & Kenzie would love you guys! XOXO

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    1. We are so glad to make you smile! I'm sure we would love Stella and Kenzie too ♥

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  8. Don't tell me. Let me guess. That rocket kit was made be Acme! Good luck on your endeavor. Hope you don't end up like Wiley Coyote!

    Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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    1. Acme makes ALL the best equipment! I learned all my moves from Wiley Coyote! BOL!

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  9. you guys are too funny...have a great independence say celebration

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy 4th of July ♥

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  10. Bentley you have the purrfect bodeeee for a rocket very aerOdynmic..as long as your ears are tied back. Pierre chainsaw t00 funny
    hugs madi

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    1. My Rocket Pack is a perfect fit! I hope Madi looks up at the sky and sees me do a special fly over for her. ♥

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  11. you guys are sooo cute! Have a happy, safe and QUIET 4th!! DakotasDen

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  12. We hope your blast off was safe!! Well done fellas!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. It was a beautiful day for a flight! Happy 4th of July ♥

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  13. Stay safe Bentley...hope you have a pleasant flight!!
    Happy Independence Day!!
    xoxo
    Arty & Jakey

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    1. Thank you! I will be hiding from fireworks tonight. They don't bother Pierre at all. Can you believe that?? BOL! Happy 4th of July

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  14. Too good!!! Happy 4th of July!! I just saw Bentley fly over the U.N. so I'm sure he'll be back before supper.

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    1. I hope that you and Nana saw me wave as I passed your apartment!! Happy 4th of July ♥

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  15. OMC! What a fun adventure! Do you think we could borrow that rocket?? ;) Happy 4th of July!

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    1. You are welcome to use my Rocket Pack. We will need to refuel it first since I really zoomed around today!

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    1. Happy 4th of July to our Sand Spring friends ♥

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  17. Woah!!!! Bentley you are very brave to fly with that rocket on your back!!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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    1. I hope to buzz over my favorite Pugs tonight so keep watching for me!

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  18. OMD, that was a FABulous postie guys!!!! Nows, you gots to fly by here, there are all kinds of BBQ's goin' on in the hood, and lots of margaritas and beer flowin'! Nows, you might have to take the bus back, cause ther will be NO drinkin' and flyin'!!!
    Happy Fourth guys!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Thank you, Ruby! We knew that we could count on you to have the party going. Keep an eye out for Bentley's fly over. ☺

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  19. Heh, heh...you guys have the best adventures!

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  20. While I'm no expert (and my little sister can be a real space cadet but numbers aren't her thing), I really think you boys could use a little help from those smart "Hidden Figures" ladies who helped those NASA boys out . . . otherwise, we might not ever see Bentley again.

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  21. Now you guys know how to have fun on the 4th!!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  22. This was just a delightful story to read! I hope Bentley enjoyed his shorter-than-going-to-the-moon space adventure! I love that rocket pack photo, it's too funny.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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