Some of What we did in Maine

Posted by Francesca

Skylands, our home in Maine, is a great place to visit for fun and adventure.  However, sometimes during down time, it's a little hard to find all that excitement.  Here's a blog that falls into that category.

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Martha gave Uncle Carlos a job painting a table and he thought it would be so funny to make little hats for us using the painters' tape.

1 Martha gave Uncle Carlos a job painting a table and he thought it would be so funny to make little hats for us using the painters' tape.

Well, guess what?  I didn't think it was very funny at all, Carlos!  How would you like tape stuck to your head?

2 Well, guess what? I didn't think it was very funny at all, Carlos! How would you like tape stuck to your head?

So then, he decided to make little sailor hats for us by folding paper towels!

3 So then, he decided to make little sailor hats for us by folding paper towels!

Seriously!  What was Uncle Carlos thinking?

4 Seriously! What was Uncle Carlos thinking?

Sharkey, I think that Uncle Carlos owes us a trip to the beach.  We need a change of scenery!

5 Sharkey, I think that Uncle Carlos owes us a trip to the beach. We need a change of scenery!

Now this is more like it!  Attention from admiring fans!

6 Now this is more like it! Attention from admiring fans!

Hey, wait a second.  Why are we tied up here?

7 Hey, wait a second. Why are we tied up here?

What?  No dogs on the beach?  I guess these rules are strictly enforced.  Maybe we should wander over to the yacht club.

8 What? No dogs on the beach? I guess these rules are strictly enforced. Maybe we should wander over to the yacht club.

Even though there's no sand or seaweed to sniff at, it's pretty peaceful sitting here looking at all of the boats moored in the harbor.

9 Even though there's no sand or seaweed to sniff at, it's pretty peaceful sitting here looking at all of the boats moored in the harbor.

However, Sharkey, there's very little excitement here and I think I've had my fill of boats.

10 However, Sharkey, there's very little excitement here and I think I've had my fill of boats.

I guess we should probably wander back home.

11 I guess we should probably wander back home.

Well, here we are now in the empty Skylands greenhouse!  Don't you think the crew did a really nice job washing the windows?

12 Well, here we are now in the empty Skylands greenhouse! Don't you think the crew did a really nice job washing the windows?

Sadly, it won't be too much longer until all of the outdoor potted tropical plants will have to be brought back inside to protect them from the cold.  Sharkey, alas, summer seems to be coming to a close!

13 Sadly, it won't be too much longer until all of the outdoor potted tropical plants will have to be brought back inside to protect them from the cold. Sharkey, alas, summer seems to be coming to a close!

Comments (12)

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    And should I say clown Uncle Carlos? Uncle Carlos is very clever----I think he needs to make your Halloween costumes--he is very inventive. And all that wonderful sea air. Skylands looks so fun, & clean in the greenhouse. But I would expect nothing less from your Mama. Zoe, hope your day was fun by the pool and you got lots of treats.Dudley, glad the checkup was a good one--don't feel bad, we all love our treats. Missy Chow, know the shot will do fine and you are slim and trim. Cora Belle, I think you are so sweet to have Maddox pick a flower for Karen. And Rebel, I think I know where you got your name from, could it be Papa since he was a "catch.?" Sounds like he might have been a bit of a Rebel himself. Miss Abby, cutie pie, you have a fun time on your vacation at Grandma & Grandpa's, and get as much "cc" time and treats as you can stand. Gail, you are too cool with this Edsel MLKSHK. Maddox give Karen lots of love and licks from her Daily Wag pals and thanks to you and Mammy Jean for taking such good care of her. Happy Tuesday all.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Lynn

  • Hi everyone,
    Maine sure is a beautiful state. Girls if Uncle Carlos has a creative side you should help him to develop it. Hehehehehe
    Thank you for thinking of Karen. She hates it in the hospital. She can't wait to come home.
    I am going back to bed for now cause I have to get up early. I am in charge while she is In the hospital. That is a lot of responsibility so I have to be fresh and alert
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Hello Franny, Sharkey, G.K., Maddox, Missy Chow and my glue squad buddies,
    Not fair no dogs allowed on the beach! Surely they would let such well behaved dogs wander freely on the sand. I would just slip out of my collar and run down the beach to go in the surf. Surfs up!!
    Cora belle thanks for the barking kudos.. I was naughty tonight and barked at all the dogs.. Oh well.
    Missy Chow - your Pats look ready for the season. I like the Jets and Mr. Tebow.T- bone???
    Lynn glad you had fun at the fair. hope Karen feels better real soon! Where is Kitty? We saw a stray cat around the dumpster again at work tonight. Maddox are you up this early? Mom can't sleep.. planning her next running race. Hugs to Delia, Karen, Dudley, rebel, Maddox, Zoe, Poco, Sonya and all.. sleepy Abby

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    It took me some time to figure it out but I did manage to get that stupid “lamp shade” off of me. If I push real hard along the edge against something which won’t move, the “cone” will bend and flex enough to “pop” those little buttons which hold it together. After all three are loose, it falls to the floor. Now I’m free of it and can bite myself silly. I now have a bandage on my tail again and am back on my antibiotics again; can’t get infected. I heard Daddy say that he was going to turn the “cone” inside out; it’s been one way too long and has formed itself to that shape and isn’t as strong. Turning it inside out will make it less flexible. Why do Daddies have to be so smart?
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi ladies,
    Luv the "hats". That Uncle Carlos is quite a guy, isn't he!
    I know why I couldn't go on the beach. I'd be looking for snacks and other munchables.
    I'm so sorry to know that Karen's in the hospital. Don't worry Maddox, the doctor and nurses will have her home with you real soon. Be a good guy for Mammy Jean.
    Have a great day everybody.
    Til tomorrow.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, All three of you great buddies have fun in Maine most of the time, but it's easy to see why you were somewhat bored this time! Uncle Carlos was having fun messing around with you and I'm sure you will enjoy going back home again! Lynn, I agree with everything you said today-you are so thoughtful! Dearest Maddox, you are such a thoughtful fellow for helping you Mom so much! My prayers are definitely with her and you, also! Abby, my friend, hope you have fun with your grandma and grandpa when Mom is away! Zoe, Malcolm, Kirby, Gail, Sonya, Rebel, Cora-Belle, Missy Chow, Delia and Kitty my thoughts and hug are with all of you and will check later to see your comments! Sure hope you all have a great day and are all safe! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Ha ha that Uncle Carlos is such a comedian. I think your little hats are so cute. What's up with dogs not being allowed on the beach? Booo!

    Maddox I've been a bit behind,I didn't know that Karen is in the hospital. Please send her my best wishes for her speedy recovery and a quick return home.

    Abby I like the way you said well behaved dogs yet you'd slip out of your collar and slip down to the beach. :wink:

  • ..You frenchies look cute in your hats..I would never stand still for a hat..goofy Lucinda tried to get me to wear a dog baseball cap..yeah, right!..G.K., you look so handsome..if only I were a younger!..Hope Karen gets to come home soon, hospitals are no fun..Missy Chow how much did you weigh?..10 months old..I say 40 lbs...just a guess..I weighed 80 lbs. in my prime..I was bred to be a big cattle dog...it feels like fall in the Pacific N.W. today, perfect day to lay outside and bark at critters..been limping a bit..too much wear and tear when I was young my vet says..but she doesn't want to increase my pain meds unless I get really bad...says for an 16 yr. old blind cattledog that i am in pretty good shape...Lucinda and James still let me think I am the protector of the farm/ranch..James is in town..hope he remembers my maple bar!..All my dog buddies, kitties and people have a great day..I love reading what you do every day!..love, Cora-Belle

  • Afternoon Girls, GK & Glue Squad, Uncle Carlos certainly has a good time with all of you; and the hats, they are so cute. I'm know the painter's tape would get lost in all my fur; but the sailor hat, is possible. Maddox, hope Karen is feeling better, be sure to wish her a speedy recovery for me. Well, I had my vet appt this morning and both Mom & Dad lost the bet for how much I weigh, I'm still in 40's but getting close to the big "50". The doctor had a little difficulty with one of the shots, I was alittle to wiggly,but darn it, she finally got me with the help of the tech. Sneaky, she had a treat and treats get me every time.

    Hi to all my buddies, Hi Lynn... Abby, have fun on vacation, Kirby, you are one clever chow to get that cone off, Zoe, Rebel, Dudley, Kitty, hope you are behaving, I know I missed someone, better go rest after a busy morning so I can think clearer.

    Till next time,
    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • I always knew Uncle C wore many hats! :)

    gail

  • That Uncle Carlos has quite an imagination, even if the two of you don't look like you particularly appreciate it. Raven baby, guess what? I'm in Pinewood, visiting our First Mama right now. It's a lot of fun to be here-- I am getting SO close to catching one of the chipmunks I can almost taste it!! Our friend Mud is still going strong, and there are a lot of new pups that you would not have met before you left to go live your glamorous life jetsetting between the Hamptons and Maine :) First Mama and Daddy Steve are getting the resort ready to be on a TV show about fishing and helping some of our wonderful veterans all at the same time. We won't be here, though, when the cameras come, so I won't get to be on the show. Oops, gotta go-- CHIPMUNK!

  • What a HOOT!! Hut in German means hat(sounds like hoot)
    guess Uncle Carlos has been around MS too long, the fact he can create and make a paper hat ;-) he he

    you girls didn't seem to mind being hat models...
    ~d

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