Friday, November 14, 2008

Target Audience

High: 50° F
Low: 45° F
Conditions: Showers throughout the day.

It’s deer hunting season here in Maine. We’re not opposed to hunters per se: to the contrary, we’d just as soon see omnivores get their meat this way as any other. Still, the season does put a kind of damper on our lifestyle around here. With hundreds of armed humans in the woods around our house, we’re limited to walks in broad daylight on major thoroughfares. That’s okay as far as taking care of toiletry business is concerned, but it’s small consolation for an energetic canine naturalist in need of an occupation.

Luckily, Ari has a list of home projects she’s been working on lately. We thought we’d share some of them with you.
Project #1: Monitor For Intruders
Project #2: Organize Bone Inventory
Project #3: Sort Basement Recycling Bins
Project #4: Relocate Canned Goods
Project #5: Launch Demonic Exercise Program


Project #6: When Feline Housemates Refuse to Sign up For Program, Initiate Cat Diet Regiment by Eating an Entire Bag of Catfood. (note to self: be prepared for housemate backlash)


Project #7: Make Kindling for Woodstove

Project #8: Break in Couch (extra bonus: occupying the one piece of furniture in the ENTIRE house you are forbidden to occupy)
So, as you can tell, we've been pretty busy around here. At least one of us will be very relieved when hunting season ends. In the meantime, spare a thought for our poor house.


The Army of Four said...

Ha roo roo roo! Our mom LOVES Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons!
Hey, Ari ... if you need any help at all with that "Demonic Exercise Program", give me a call. I'm your man. Unless I'm snoozing.
Play bows,

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


What a full day woo have!!

I like khouch khontainment duty!!!

Stay safe!!!!


with love, Madison said...

My brother lives in rural Wisconsin - he has bright orange vests for his Wiemeraners. They look a little too much like deer!

sugarcreekstuff said...

Naughty naughty dog.
That demonic excercise program photo wins funny of the day.

Kodak the Eskie said...

Oh Ari, you make such a great watchdog. You look so fierce! We have so much in common. I love to do all those things you do indoors.

Hugs, Kodak

Eve said...

We know EXACTLY what youre going through Ari!! Be nice to your housemates still have to live with them. Try watching TV...Friday night at 8 pm...a guy name'll really like him!!!

YD's a little bit of everything place said...

June: Wow Ari, you have been very busy!

Samantha here: I like to make kindling too Ari! I think sometimes the logs that mom and dad had are way too big, so I help them break the logs into chips.

Marigold said...

Dear Ari,
Obviously you need to take up Search and Rescue. I can verify that it is a very rewarding endeavor. It really gives you something to focus on.
The Mighty Quinn

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow you have lots of things to keep you busy while those hunters are about.. Make sure you take good care of that kindling never know when you might need one to chew on..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Dmitri said...

How much more can you get into this winter? The household is going to be in shambles--but I think you want it that way.

Lorenza said...

Those are lots of interesting projects!
Have a nice weekend!
Kisses and hugs

Tracey and Huffle said...

Whoa Ari, I hope you're not tiring yourself out there. I think snoozing on the couch is a very good plan - you can consider what your next project might be.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Poopsie Blue said...

Oh gosh Ari is keeping busy or should I really say keeping you busy...

Have a good indoor weekend!

Best wishes, pats & pets

JB's Big World said...

That is a great list. You made us laugh! We are now experiencing these sort of things in our house since Bear came to live with us.
Oh my DOG! My mom says your sofa looks just like ours! Check out this post:

You must have special priviledges like me though because my brother can not go on the sofa....only I can!

Naturegirl said...

Ari always makes me smile but NOT the hunters in your woods.

Sherri said...

Ari you are so handsome!!!
Mya Boo boo

Country Girl said...

We have a naughty dog too!

Amici said...

Your cartoon rocks. :)

Ari- maybe during hunting season you should take a trip down here to Portland. We still have places you can go that are hunting free and there are a lot of beaches. :)

JaneEyre said...

A. One of my favorite Far Side cartoons!

B. Your kitty looks so much like Jenny . . . maybe they are long lost siblings!

scarred-4-life said...

Ari- a funny thing to do when you are stuck inside is to chase Kate around and bark "Tuna, t-t-t-tuna" over and over. It is really quite a hoot, just ask her. Get off the couch. PS, if you want to buy a snake let me know, apparently I know this guy who has a sweet deal. :)

YourFireAnt said...

This made me laugh so hard my ribs hurt.

Give Ari a kiss for me. Or a shoe.


Johann The Dog said...

Arrrrooo, keeping busy! BOL!!

Woofs, Johann

umekotyan said...

Good evening Ari.
It is a season of hunting of the deer.
Deer's harm becomes frequent also in Japan because of Global warming.

The bud is eaten, and withers.
Then, it is a turn of the exercise program of the satan of Ari.
Nature consists of the balance of exquisiteness.

from loved ume tyan

Stacey Huston said...

Hey ARi, I need som kindling for the woodstove> Think you could help me out. ??

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Looks like you're doing a great job! Maybe you should get your mom some hunter orange though. Then she could go for walks. Obviously you don't need walks.


Farmgirl_dk: said...

OMG - I totally snorted out loud when I saw the demonic possession exercise program picture. Ah ha ha ha! Great photos...and Ari, you good girl, way to keep busy!
You certainly put your heart and enthusiasm into EVERYTHING you do. Don't let anybody try to curb that passion! :-)
Hugs from Oregon

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Whooooeee. I think I need a nap. You guys are just too busy. lol!

No fun being stuck around the house, poor thing.
That expression of Ari on the sofa made me laugh!

New Mexico

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrrr Ari
dont you love it when the dear go to the side of the fence that has a posted no hunting sign Harrrr. You have keeped your self filled with a lot of work Harrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Charity, Gary, Katie and Louis said...

We can see that you NEVER get bored. You seem to be able to find excitement in any situation. Looks like fun :-) Can we come visit?

Love and licks,
Katie and Louie the Newfies

Kathiesbirds said...

Kathryn, I am so with you and Ari! When I lived in Maine I used to say that the winter was too cold to go out, the spring was too buggy, summer too humid, and just when it gets nice outside in Autumn the hunters come out and it's unsafe!