Monday, July 19, 2010

Where Were We?

There are all kinds of goings on in blog land lately - Blog the Change, Saturday Blog Hop, Oskar's Tell About Your People - and coming up - Luna's Slumber Party (7/23), Puddles Roast (7/28), Frankie, Ruby & Penny's upcoming nuptials (8/21) and crikey, we just found out that Puddles and Mayzie are hosting a Bachelorette Party for Ruby & Penny (8/13)!  With all this going on, we got totally distracted and haven't kept up with posting our road trip adventures.  So, where were we?  Ahh, yes, we were herding buffalo in Yellowstone and fighting over a piece of charred wood ...
 Speaking of buffalo - one day Mom went into town to wash clothes and we stayed close to the campsite with Dad.  There we were relaxing in the woods, listening to Dad noodling around on the guitar, when all of a sudden, about a hundred forest rangers came riding up on horseback, or maybe it was just two, whatever.  They told us that we should get inside the trailer and stay there for awhile because a herd of buffalo might possibly be stampeding, wandering through the campground on the way back to Yellowstone.  Apparently, buffalo stray outside the Park on occasion and the rangers only had until a certain date to get them back in the Park to safety before hunters would be allowed to shoot them - YIKES!   This really is the WILD WEST. 

Headless Ranger on Horseback rounding up buffalo

As it turned out, the buffalo took a different route and we didn't see them in our campsite.  BUT, while this was going on here, Mom spotted another stray buffalo on the street corner next to a convenience store in town.  At first she thought it was a statute - then it moved!  The police came and rounded him up.  Apparently, it's illegal for a buffalo to buy a lottery ticket in Yellowstone!  She didn't get a picture 'cause she couldn't figure out how to use the camera on her phone which is weird 'cause she has opposable thumbs! But we're gonna go out on a limb and guess that he/she probably looked something like this -

Anyway, on to a more bucolic setting.  Here are some elk soaking up some rays and having the good life. 

That is quite a nice house they have!

We even spotted a bald eagle and her baby in their nest.  How cool is that? 

The Road Dogs


24 Paws of Love said...

YIKES is right! We all hoping you survive the wild west and come home safely. Or move on to your next destintation. Wonder why the rangers didn't ask for your help in rounding up the buffalo? I'm sure they could have used an extra few paws.

Love the elk house, they look like they could use some company. Bet they would be fun to play with!

Cool picture of the Eagle. Thanks for sharing your road adventures. Have a safe ride.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Holy Cat Crap... You saw the HEADLESS RANGER??? I thought that was just a suburban myth!!! Did you get to sniff any buffalo poops??? That would be grrrreat.
Wowie... I am surely lovin' your grrreat adventure. The baby bald eagle is super.

Backcountry Brodie said...

As impressive as the hedless ranger be, I duss think that horsie be taking off to do flying in the air, no? Very kewl pikshures you has snagged there. That eagle and baby do be keeping an eagle eye on you!

The Daily Pip said...

Wow, that's pretty cool to see the eagle and baby! I have been told they sometimes snatch cats and little dogs so I think I will not get too close!

Thanks for your advice about listening to the Doggie Lama - of course, he is one of my all time favorite spiritual leaders! Oh and yes, I would love to take a road trip like you guys. I think Mama would gladly quit her job and hit the road, but Papa seems to enjoy his work for some reason!

Your pal, Pip

Granite State Pet Sitting said...

Very Beautiful Picture of Mommy Eagle and Baby!
The headless Ranger sounds alittle scary. Hope you guys are having a great road trip!

houndstooth said...

How cool! A Headless Horseman and a stampede of buffalo? You guys are living the life! I'm not sure I'd want a herd of Elk in my front yard. I suppose Morgan would enjoy herding them, though!


Bandit's Pack said...

Great wildlife shots!

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Wow. You guys are really having adventures like mad. You'll be able to write a book when you get done with this road trip. A buffalo on a street corner is something we'd all like to see, I think. Too bad about Mom not getting that photo.

wags, Lola

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Pawesome pikhs!

Too bad the one with the opposable thumbs wasn't khwikhker on the draw fur MORE great shots!


Cocorue said...

you guys sure are having a great time! thanks for visiting and we trust you do understand that we've been preoccupied lately?

nice to meet you and to read about your interesting adventures


Sharon said...

Great pictures! I especially like the eagle, not a shot most people get!

Welcome to my blog, will be following!

Tracey said...

Why haven't I discovered your fantastic blog before???????! It's amazing & I will be following you every step of the

D.K. Wall said...

What a terrific trip so far. We so want to load up the RV and be on the road for weeks!

Chewy said...

Wow cool pics of the buffalo at yellowstone! Hope you make your way to alabama soon!

Paws and Licks

Life With Dogs said...

I can't tell you how envious I am that you get to see so much of the country. I'd trade you my desk for your wheels! :)

Cocorue said...

hey guys,

go click on the link to Marina Bay Sands on our blog to read more of this beautiful Singapore hotel & casino. grandma and mumster are in loooove with the architecture too


Sue said...

That's quite an adventure you had. We have a herd of Buffalo as neighbors. They're pretty quiet, just stand around eating grass all day. There are three little babies in the herd. They're kind of cute.

Road Dog Tales said...

Thanks for visiting everyone! There's some interesting stuff out here that we don't see everyday back home, that's for sure!
The Road Dogs