Sunday, September 14, 2008

Saturday with the Folks

I am feeling a lot better - not as itchy - but the drugs do make me very thirsty and very tired. So I don't have much energy.

Yesterday there was a lot going on in our neck of the woods. There was a big Arts and Crafts Festival around the Eastern State Penitentiary (now a museum) and there was an Indian Festival on the Parkway. Not Native Indian, East Indian. It was pretty hot out so at times my energy flagged, but all in all we had a smashing good time - well except for the Crafts Festival which frankly Dad and I found rather boring....

That's me and Dad at the Crafts Festival pictured left. Can you tell we are bored?

The Indian festival was more interesting and very colorful. But the best thing about it was its location....right next to two of my favorite fountains! I was hot after the Crafts Bore, so the parents let me take a dip before we took on the Indians.

Then it was time for me to get out, but the fountain is deep and I always need help getting out:

Then we walked about the Indian festival. I got very excited when I saw this sign - FREE FEAST! But turned out we were early, the feast was not ready yet. Very disappointing! My predisone makes me ravenous and thirsty all the time.

This "thing" freaked me out was a huge puppet thing sitting by a tree - Mom said it was a snake charmer...

And then we just cruised around reading about Vegetarianism (boring), reincarnation (I think I used to be Prince in my former life) and meditation. And wherever we went people asked if we were registered to vote and me and Mom had to say that we weren't qualified to vote and that makes us very very sad because Obama and Biden need us to beat the Geriatric and the NRA touting/censoring/moose murderer/former Miss Alaska Runner-Up Woman! We don't like to get political on here, but seriously, even I can't fathom how anyone can want another 8 years of those Republicans...

On our way back to our car, Mom and Dad allowed me another dip in the fountain and then I sat on Mom's lap for a while to cool her down. I'm very accommodating.



Gus said...

Axel: We are sure you were at least a prince in your former life - Clearly you and I ran into the same nasty witchy who turned us into dogs. At least she made us wirey fellows, not something like a Jack Russesll!

We wish you and your mom could vote too. You can still help by phone banking or passing out literature at the polls. Me and Dad know we have to keep Muzzer on a lead that day, who knows what she will say!


pee ess...I hear rumors about a terrier commune somewhere. I hope they have cheese.


Asta said...


I'm welieved that you awe not so vewy itchy anymowe!! that looked like a fun day wif youw lovely pawents! and that dip in the pool looked faboolous!
I'm suwe ouw commoone will have lots of cheese
smoochie kisses

Eric said...

Hi Axel,that's great you are feline better.

Sounds like you had a fun weekend apart from the Arts festival but dogablogging downright disappointing no feasting for you.Did you see any Indians at the Festivals? Or maybe a Cowboy or two?

I think you must have been a Prince too before. So thank dog you didn't come back this time as a toad.

Wiry wags pal, Eric

Romeo said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. No I admit I'm not as severe as you though. Mom and my brother both would agree that my front feet and pads were awful and swollen. I love the fountains you get to swim in. I have to admit I'm a bit jealous there my friend.
Well enjoy your weekend.


Lenny said...

Hey Axel! The fair sounds like fun. Maybe your mom could volunteer to help with the campaign or register voters even though she can't vote! And my mom is working on your bandana, but I don't think we have your address. Could you email it to me?

Your friend, Lenny

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

Oh Axel...we're so relieved you posted a pic of you in a fountain...summer (well fall) isn't the same without ya swimming!!!

Sounds like the feast woulda been fab for a steroid hungry wiry guy like you...

Too bad that part didn't work out!!!

Barkin' at ya sweet Ax...and hopin' ur itchies are better!!

Love ya lots...

Lacie and Co.