Entries from the ‘Out & About’ Category

Negotiating a Bonus

Negotiating a Bonus

Posted by F&S

As you know, we Frenchies have been working overtime. Not that that’s a bad thing because we rather enjoy all the attention. However, Martha always says that hard work should not go unrewarded, so we decided to pay Maureen, the business manager in Bedford, a little visit.

Welcome to the Tropics!

Welcome to the Tropics!

Posted by F&S

Last week was so hot and humid.  The air was very thick and we Frenchies felt so sluggish.  One afternoon, it started to rain and we thought things would cool down.  However, it seemed to only make it feel more tropical.

Why are They Called Barn Swallows, Anyway?

Why are They Called Barn Swallows, Anyway?

Posted by F&S

We, Frenchies, were outside the other day just basking in the sun, when along came Vivaldi, the cat.  We have seen the cats do some pretty foolish things, but this maneuver just might take the cake.

What's Bright Red and Fuzzy all Over?

What's Bright Red and Fuzzy all Over?

Posted by Sharkey

The other day when Franny and I were outside, I spied something bright red sitting out in one of the fields.  Of course, being a most curious Frenchie, I trotted out to see what it was.  I was very surprised to find one of the new items from Martha’s PetSmart line.  Please be patient, dear …

Frenchie Bocce Anyone?

Frenchie Bocce Anyone?

Posted by Francesca

Bocce, in one form or another, is one of the world’s most popular ball games.  Its popularity is nothing new:  Roman soldiers played it, probably with round stones, while they waited to fight the Punic Wars.  In 1388, England’s Richard II actually outlawed bocce because he worried that his subjects were spending too little time …

G.K. Wants to Work on Martha's Farm

G.K. Wants to Work on Martha's Farm

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

It’s so exciting living on a farm.  There is so much to see and do.  Why, just the other day, I got to drive the big John Deere tractor and tend to the vegetable garden.  Come and see!

Sharkey is a Basket Case!

Sharkey is a Basket Case!

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I were enjoying the great outdoors when I decided to give squirrel chasing a rest and explore a little nearby building.  The contents were quite amazing and it got my wheels turning.  Of course, getting Sharkey to cooperate is another story.

The Cupboard was Bare!

The Cupboard was Bare!

Posted by Sharkey

The other day Franny and I noticed that there were many bins of dry food sitting outside the flower room.  Then we noticed that the pantry in there was empty.  It became obvious that the pantry was being relocated, but we don’t know why.  Something big must be happening and when it does, we’ll be …

What's Down the Squirrel Hole Anyway?

What's Down the Squirrel Hole Anyway?

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I were outside yesterday when quite suddenly, a very strange sensation came over us.  It was almost savage and we wanted squirrel.  Hunting is fun but it is also difficult.  Good thing we are fed on a regular basis.

G.K. Stops to Smell the Peonies

G.K. Stops to Smell the Peonies

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

As you know, Martha likes to grow all kinds of flowers and she is especially fond of her peony bed.  In fact, I am told that she hosts a peony party every spring just to show them off.  I’ve been trying to learn about everything growing on the farm so I went to study the …