Sharkey's Secret Sycamore

Posted by Sharkey

Franny had an appointment yesterday and I found myself all alone.  Instead of moping around, waiting for her to get back, I took advantage of the situation and went out to explore something I had seen on the farm.

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Hmmm... Francesca's at a checkup and this is a perfect opportunity to go out and explore that special tree way over yonder.

1 Hmmm... Francesca's at a checkup and this is a perfect opportunity to go out and explore that special tree way over yonder.

I don't want Francesca to know!  This will be my very own secret spot.

2 I don't want Francesca to know! This will be my very own secret spot.

Every dog needs her or his own special secret place to get away from it all for quiet contemplation.

3 Every dog needs her or his own special secret place to get away from it all for quiet contemplation.

Now, which way was it?

4 Now, which way was it?

Oh right - it's this way.

5 Oh right - it's this way.

Here it is!  The ancient hollowed-out sycamore tree.  This is where I'll have my hideout.

6 Here it is! The ancient hollowed-out sycamore tree. This is where I'll have my hideout.

It's quite large inside and there are some very special features.

7 It's quite large inside and there are some very special features.

For instance, if you look up you can see...

8 For instance, if you look up you can see...

that someone once hammered rungs to make a ladder.  It goes way up high to a hole where you can spy from.  Totally cool!! Now, if I could just reach the first rung.

9 that someone once hammered rungs to make a ladder. It goes way up high to a hole where you can spy from. Totally cool!! Now, if I could just reach the first rung.

There's even a peek hole in the back to see people approaching or to make a quick getaway.

10 There's even a peek hole in the back to see people approaching or to make a quick getaway.

After visiting this great place, I feel restored and at peace.  Now I just have to figure out how to keep Francesca in the dark.

11 After visiting this great place, I feel restored and at peace. Now I just have to figure out how to keep Francesca in the dark.

Comments (13)

  • Sharkey what a cool spot to go just relax. You can hide in the big tree and attack anything that comes your way - but NO SKUNKS!!!! I'm sure Franny will find you when she gets back so enjoy it while you can.

    Mom was at the Martha Show yesterday and for the first time got to sit in the front row. She said she was so excited because she thought she'd get to meet you and Franny and get a picture for me of the two of you. Martha told my mom Franny has an allergy and you did not come into the city, she was really bummed.

    While mom has been running around the past two days dad has been busy taking all four of us to get groomed, now we look and smell so nice. I got a hot tea oil treatment and must say I just look beautful. I let them trim my nails this time, not something I'm fond of doing. I got a really cool Halloween scarf, I looked just too cute.

    Well breakfast is ready. Franny I hope you are feeling better soon.

    Zoe

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    It’s good to have a “secret place” to go to when one wants to be alone. The only problem with your “place” is that it’s not a “secret” anymore now that you have told us about it. I’m sure that Franny will find out about it now; all she has to do is read what you have written. I have my own place when I want to be alone. It’s on the bed in the guest bedroom. When I find the door has been left open, I take a nap on the bed. I get “told” about it all the time but I still do it anyway.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi Sharkey: What a great place to hide. I remember when I was a little puppy, I hid on the bottom shelf of the oak bookcase in the living room. I was the same color as the bookcase. Dad got scared cause he couldn't find me and mommy was at work. He looked under the bed, in the kitchen and the lower level cabinets. He looked in the closets and everywhere. I fell asleep on that shelf so I wasn't able to laugh at him searching for me. He was very relieved when I stretched and he saw me move. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, that was very, very funny!

    I bet you could hide for a long time and play tricks on Francesca if you wanted to. That tree looks like something I would like to explore, but we don't have anything that big and interesting here.

    Well, take care everyone and Sharkey be careful of spiders and skunks and snakes. I'm going to have a snack and a short nap. See ya later. Love, Gracyn.

  • You are too cute Sharkey and what a nice little retreat you have discovered for yourself, a wonderful hollowed out be-by-myself Sycamore tree. I wish I had a tree like that. How cool is that little peek hole in the back? Franny will never see you there. But you know what? I have a feeling you will share that spot with her because she’s your best pal and because that’s just the kind of nice little doggy you are! I sure hope she is feeling better soon. Give her my love.

  • Hi Sharkey,
    What fun, a secret hideout, but you know when Franny gets home, someone will have given your hideout away to her, so watchout. Too bad she has allergies. I have that same problem also. Sounds like Zoe's Mama had fun visiting your Mama's show yesterday. My Mom wishes she could go and take me to visit all of you. We live in a land far, far away Mom says, but someday maybe. Have fun in your secret hideout. Wouldn't it be cute decorated for Halloween? Instead of Hernando's Hideaway, it could be called Sharkey's Hideaway. LOL!!!! Have a great Wednesday.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Oh Sharkey, just sidetrack Franny with a donkey! You know how she loves to chase and aggravate them. Just remember, that you shouldn't pay attention to what she is doing and concentrate on this secret hide-a-way. Maybe Martha will help...wouldn't hurt to ask.

  • Bpppupmrrrow. Your wittle secwet's safe wif me, Sharkeybarkey...I won't tell Fwannie - I pwomise! Mrrrow. Dat sycamore twee's prrrtty pawesome...don'tcha t'ink?!... I bet I could make it up to dat first 'tep! We kittiekitties is good jumpers-n-all... We wike to go off to our wittle selves, too, 'n be quiet 'n solwitary sometimes... When we is ready, den, we comes out of hiding - just wike you did. I hope dat wittle Fwannie feels better fwom her wittle alwergie. Awww, poor Fwannie... Prrr. =^..^=

  • Sufferin' succotash! Your secret's safe with me Sharkey! :-D

  • Wow...super cool tree! I think that would make for a delightful retreat. Grab a book and a snack and you are all set!

    Please continue these daily blogs...

    They bring a smile to my face....

    gail

  • Hi Girl Friends, Sharkey, you are one cool dog. Finding a neat hiding place like that sycamore tree is really super. Do you ever think you will take Francesca out there and share that treasure with her?! I sure hope so. I sure hope your best friend is doing OK. Give her a big hug and a kiss for me. Love, Dudley Do Right xoxo

  • Me & katie love you guys! we are a Boston Terrier and a an Old Momma Schnauzer in Naples FL. We love the pics of the farm, the horses and all the fun pics of you and the cats. keep 'em coming!! Love Tillie & Katie

  • Pawsome secret spot, S! I wouldn't mind having a tree like that around here, too, in addition to Martha's fiber optic plant. I have secret spots, too, like behind curtains, but that beats the band!

  • Get Well Francesca!!!!
    great tree to be visiting and hide! it looks like an eye inside the tree bark, very cool!

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