Sunday, 8 August 2010

FLAT OUT IN THE COTSWOLDS

Barking big apologies everybloggie. Been a bit like Lacie. All behind. Haaaaaa!!!(in visiting) Haven't even barked about how my incredible shrinking self, Little Eric, escorted two flat girlies to the Cotswolds for a bit of a break. Did my best to show them A Merry Can Girlies all things Great about Britain.



And Rightly Royal. But that Lacie. Before I finished barking the second chorus of Rule Britannia . . .



she was like a rash over these two local dude Door Stops. Arranging a Double Door date for herself and Asta. Serve Lacie right if she's eventually left on that shelf ...ooooo haaaaaaaaaa!!!!. On the other paw. Asta the sweet pea. Could hardy contain hew disbelief when she saw the lights on Broadway (in the Cotswolds).



See it? That one street light on the right. Our Broadway is something to bark about too. One of the most beautiful villages in this old England.



With it's long grass lined street . . .



stuffed full of 16th Century limestone buildings and delicious honey coloured Cotswold stone houses . . .







with higgedlypiggedly, rough and tumble dry stone walls . . .



and every garden flaunting manicured topiary trimmings . . .



and properly perfect . . .



garden statues . . .



Let alone quaint Shopeee's. Took them flats for a smoothie or few down the local pubs too..



Raised a glass in this one for my hound dog sweetie Toffee pupcake . . .



And in this one could hardly believe their mince pies!!! That date IS 947!!!! And Yep. The door. A tree trunk all unshaped at the front.



Course. Mom dragged us along to one of her flavourite places . . .



for a spot of tea. Shopping too in the pretty converted barns . . .





Teeehee!!! Not that we three . . .



or my pal Dexter and his wirey still life lookielike were allowed inside.



Course. Me and the flat girlies did think of everybloggie. But. Before my little square self scoots. Let's dispel a myth once and for all. Despite Asta weawing her waincoat. Everywhere we went. Didn't rain once!!!

22 comments:

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We girls think Asta and Lacie picked up some pretty cute dates!! But not as cute as you!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Eric
That was a pawsome tour of old ye england! I'm wondering though... you being the original bad boy- do u pee on that old tree door! or at least get a good snooter full of it's scents being the prehistoric dogs may have left you a message

norwood
huh- no rain?

Bouncing Bertie said...

Uncle Eric, aren't you just the best host ever, showing your A Merry Can girlies round those most beautiful English villages. I am a wee bit upset at the pub sign - horse and hound. WHERE WERE THE FOX TERRIERS? I think you should complain!
And be honest Eric, did you really not have something a bit stronger than a smoothie when inside the pub?
Oh and I trust you left a message on that old tree trunk there. You know, a contribution for posterity etc.
Well I hope to be taken to the prettier parts of England one day. And perhaps next time your flat friends come over to this side of the Pond, you could head a little further North and together we could show them some of the glories of North Britain too. Hpw about it eh?
Toodle pip!
Your ever admiring and enthusiastic nephew Bertie.

houndstooth said...

You're an excellent tour guide! I felt like I was right there with you.

Bunny

George the Lad said...

Nice place you went to, I like little Eric, sort of pocket sized. Good of you to take your flat girlies. Dog Parking never seen a sign like that before, should it have said Dog Barking?
Dad says he's pleased you got to go in a pub or maybe more than one!
See Yea George xxx

Lorenza said...

Yes! I loved the tour too and I felt like I was there with you!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom is drooling! She says Cotswolds is just beautiful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Agatha and Archie said...

Sighhhhhh PL2 wishes she were there..but so of course do we.... was there any mud or stuff we could have rolled in or anything? Ohhhhhhhhhhhh if only you lived next door..PL2 is praying for rain.. something about these new boots she got and hasn't used yet..How lovely was this town??!!!!! Love and a squillion A+A

The Thuglets said...

Hi Eric dropped in to see what you ahve been up to.

Excellent tour of the Cotswolds!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets

Mango said...

Thanks for taking us on your trip. We love looking at those UK places with the old architecture and whatnot. Nothing like that in Master Chew Sits.

Slobbers,
Mango

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Eric, those were some very pretty pics of 'Olde England' - our humans would fit right in there.
We cannot understand why we were not at the Horse and Hound to greet you - seems only fitting somehow.
We have missed you.
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I khan hear Asta shuddering now -

Once of these days she'll stuff The Beastie in a sakhk -

I just nose it!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: My mom is drooling about cheese fur some reason!

Simba and Jazzi said...

Looks like you have been out and about!

Simba ans Jazzi xx

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Eric...um...well...WHY DOES MY MOUTH LOOK SO HOOGE compared to Asta...what have you been feedin' me over there? Now, I am sure my flat behind is as teeny tiny as ever, oui???

OMD...Daddy is listening to Susan Boyle on the puter and is blastin' it...

But back to me...so Eric...fallin' down on the job, huh? What in the world is goin' on over there? (Lacie begins to giggle wildly...) Missed somethin' did ya, huh? And now the Wheelie Revolution is about to begin??? Archie is crazed over here, I'm just sayin'...

That Miss Enid...she's a sly one, she is....she's so um finished...and she managed to foster a kid right under your very nosie...

Slippin' Eric...I'm just sayin'....

Give Otis back his bed...he's getting all hissy and stuff....

Kisses in spite of Toffee...

Lacie...

Oh, I do have a Tunnel of Love spot pencilled in for you at 0400 tonight my time...XXOO

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Eric.....now that's some special scenery.....downright incredible that a building could last so long....someone musta built it right in the first place....and the others are just breath-takin' in their beauty.....

But Eric.....I'm pleadin' with ya....find another flat Lacie ta take along on yer trips.....that one would scare the beejesus outta a dragon.....fer sure.......

Dewey Dewster here....

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Super tour Eric dear fellow! We've never been to England so sure do enjoy getting to see all the sights with you. We are still rocking our special collars you gave us. Mama alternates our collars, but yours are our faves!
Smooches from N.Idaho,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Toffee said...

But of COURSE it didn't rain! There is always sunshine around my dearest square dog : )

Thanks for raising a glass at the pub for me - what a special surprise...tee heee.

I hope that Lacie behaved herself around you and didn't offer up one of those potent smoothies cause she kind of looks like she's about to sink her teeth into something (hopefully not you!).

What a beautiful area of the country, thank you for sharing : )

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TwoSpecialWires said...

So. We barely get back to a quite listless and neglected Winston and Charles, only to see this lovely post that made them more than homesick. Downright blue and depressed they were. Are. Seeing all those lovely old buildings and manicured gardens. There's nothing like that here ... the oldest place we know (other than the dinosaur prints ... and that's different) is only slightly over a hundred years old. We're feeling a bit shameful. So Moma went to the market and bought some Cotswold cheese. (As if that's gonna help.) These wheeless ones are making noise that the next trip better be back over the pond. And you know what? When they bark, Moma listens.

(Actually. Truth be told. Moma is using those wheeless ones as an excuse to HAVE to make the trip someday. Whatever works. We just wanna keep everyone happy.)

Oh. One more thing. Did ya hear? Jake loves Ruby. Big Time.

With much love.
Your family in the very old Rocky Mountains,
Fergi (and the others)

(Jake sends a special hello to Otis.)

happy said...

You make a great tour guide, Eric! We have an award for you. Do come by when you are free.

Asta said...

DAwlingest Ewic

I'm still weeling fwom the magnificence of the Cotswolds..that honeyd stone..I think evewything always looks sunwashed and those topiawies..although I do have a complaint..not a SINGE squawe dog topiawy to be seen..a big ovewsight I think..might have to wite the queen..I'm suwe she would be mowtified if she knew.
I only wowe my waincoat in hopes of a little fwesh english wain, but you'we wight Ewic..not a dwop..just pawfect days wif youw nd youw squawes and of couwse my BFF( had no idea that Bwoadway was so welcoming..they even let us appeaw in one of theiw pwoductions)
thank you fow a most wondewful twip
smoochie kisses
ASTA

autumnsblogspot said...

Hi Sweet Square Cousin,
We all have been busy with summertime so no worries!
I would love to visit your part of the world someday...it looks beautiful!!

Much love and wet Smooches
Autumn