Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Dog's tale

What with one thing and another the Riddled Staff picnic was late this year and thus the "Rouge et Jaune" marrows were a little outsized. After we had evicted the hobos from them we could at least use them as a wind break. After being declared the loser at " Erysipilothrix Taxonomy and Wack-a-Mole night", it was my turn to wear the Ostrich feather hat and I was determined to forget that I looked like a  Crinoid colony and was onto my second bottle of Sack when Evangeline van Holsteren's idiot boyfriend brought his marginally more clever dog Custis over. Of course he was wearing his  Papal States cloak and some of the Macedonian Pikemen "military advisors" didn't take that very well. I dunno why we invite them since they are always trouble. I suppose it is for the "Stuffed Owl Surprise" they bring, which is very...owlish.
Still I guess the kids had a good time


mikey said...

Well, clearly the dog is tolerated because there's not a decent sammich on his bones. You can be sure the meat is chewey and dense, which we agree may not be the case for many of the pikemen, who note our hungry gaze upon their sinews and fall back in relatively good order.

But you know, the hats and bit of random plate armor are silly in the extreme, but it cannot be argued, as VS pointed out just the other day, that vertical striped tights are slimming in the extreme.

On the other hand, if the Grateful Dead fans keep setting up those tents every time we stop for lunch, I'm going to do something ugly they'll not soon forget, which, I know, is saying very little as they cannot remember from whence they hail...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

vs and Kathleen agree about the tights.

P.S. For mikey.

Another Kiwi said...

And one might think, if one was to make a value judgement, that people standing about with verrry long poles underneath a verrry tall tree in which there is a multitude of fruit, might get off their situpons and provide fruit to stop people eating the companion animals.

Smut Clyde said...

Well, clearly the dog is tolerated because there's not a decent sammich on his bones.

It's the emaciated supermodel look.
Trust the Germans to take it too far.