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I NOD TO CAP AS I TAKE MY BOUNTY TO THE BARN. HAVE TO BONE THE FISH, AND TUCK AWAY THE REST OF THE FRUIT WHERE JL CAN'T GET TO IT. ALL IN AND AROUND THE BARN IS ALMOST READY, CAT'S WELL BRUSHED. DOG'S HAVE HAD BATHS. BUT ALL WILL NEED BRUSHED AGAIN THE DAY OF THE PARTY. BABY HAS BEEN BATHED AND HE LIGHTS CHECKED OUT SHE IS GOOD TO GO. THE CART SWEPT OUT WASHED AND PUT AWAY WITH A TARP OVER IT TO KEEP IT CLEAN.
AFTER I FINISH HERE TONIGHT A LONG SHOWER OF TWO TO GET THE FISH STINK OFF BUT THAT IS THE PRICE I PAY FOR GIVING THE CATS A TREAT OF FRESH FISH.
"Whats this I'm hearing dear Friends?" Captain Randy's having the Taylor and His wife make three Pinatas following the sketches our talented Artist Angel drew....hummmm certainly hope they won't be too Scary for the Wee Children to approach and give a good wack to. One Person will be really, really "Pleased" to give the Murk one many, many blows with Her Mighty Staff ....Sigh....maybe after She's done with it, will the little One's Prizes will be alright?. Do you think that maybe Captain Randy better have 2 of the Murk Pinatas made...one for Pup to take Her displeasure on and one for the attending Children? Speaking of Pup, there She goes heading on over to find Charlie and give Her a hand with the Critters and Children...when no longer needed by Charlie, Pup intends to ask Captain Randy if they could take a quick ride around the Castle's Realm and see if anything else is needed and help whoever need's assistant's getting ready for the Fall Festival...I can tell you Dear Friend's, Pup's Heart is about to burst with all the "Joy" and "Love" Shes feeling right now for Her Friends bosom Companions...I think Her great big Silly Grin tell' it all don't you??!!
I had an idea lol I know that is rare,,,
I called Pup via Amulet and told her to meet me in the open field and to bring her arsenal .
Pup came ruining like a bunny thinking there was trouble,,, Here Cap what's up you sounded like there was trouble ,,, no no Pup I just thought you would show me what you have learned so far ,,,, time is getting closer for the Queen to take us to Pern and you and Snow be presented as Dragon and her rider .
Okay lets see what you got and remember this a mock fight so no real rough stuff ,, as I said that I took a large swing just over her head with my Sai ,,, Pup dropped to one knee ,,, did a head first roll and landed with her staff over her head.
Very well done Pup now do a slow prowl over there by that bush ,,, she crouched like a Tiger and moved towards the bush ready to strike,,,
I pulled the rope I had rigged up to the scarecrow ,,,, I had put a mask and a sign ******MURK***********
PUP looked undecided as what to do remembering my words this was a mock battle.
I went to her and said if that had been real you would dead,,,, but but but Cap,,,, no Cap what have I taught you>>
She then got mad and said but you said this was a mock fight and no real fight ,, yes I said that but when in a situation follow your instinct ,, this is a test of what you have learned ,,, how and what to do in any situation,, she looked so confused but I knew she was thinking over what I had said,,
Okay Cap I think I understand ,,,, a warrior always follows there instincts and at times have to go against orders .
Exactly Pup always trust your feelings now see that rat faces Murk I made for you ,,,, she nodded ,, okay kiddo show me what you really feel towards him.
She raised he staff and with a blood curdling scream she ran and for the next 10 minutes she slashed,chopped,stabbed until there was nothing left and she was so exhausted she could not move her arms that held her staff that is when I swiped again over her head and her reaction was spot on.
There you go Pup my lill warrior .... how do you feel?
She did not have to answer the silly grin on her face said it all .
I brushed her wet hair from her face and said okay time to clean up and get ready for the party.
I walked back to the Tea Room like a proud Papa who's chuld just took there first step.
I stop and WOW WOW HOLY COW WOW as I stare at the huge table set up against the back wall,, it was loaded with deserts .
Opel came out of the kitchen with a large freshly made loaf of bread right from the wood burning stove /oven
Ain't it sumthin Cap the ladies have been coming since early this morning bring this desserts,,, there contribution to the party.
My mouth was drooling over the sight and smell .
Opel said the boys did a great job on the pits out back where she and Miss Katt have been roasting,,, the Pig,,, the Beef,, several chickens , a few Ginny Hens and that shortly her and Miss Katt will put on the hot coals the corn ,,, potatoes and the green and yellow beans .... all this comes from the Harvest.
This celebration is going to be awesome.
Okay I am off to get ready everyone should be coming soon so I have to get ready and so does PTG ,, Angel and Charlie if she is not hiding lol
Opel had a great idea, we are putting the bread table on 1 side of the fireplace to keep it nice and hot and the hot food on the other side. Cold food across the room, away from the fire.
Oh, don’t forget the corn bread please Opel, I say as I bring the potatoes out to bake in the hearth. Right she says, can’t forget cornbread with butter and honey!
Stuffing and dressing are ready, trays of carved, roasted meats, gravy, and veggies galore. Contributions from the neighbors are out, along with the cakes, pies, cookies and bread puddings on the dessert tables with whipped creams, decadent sauces and toppings alongside.
I just hope we haven’t forgotten anything Miss Opel! Chirrup… what Pearl? – DOH! The fruit baskets – be right back!
Ooh! Smelling and seeing all this wonderful food has my mouth watering! Miss Katt and Miss Opel...you have out done yourselves and have made Mrs. Fletcher proud! I can't help myself, I just have to have a bit of everything! And, my favorite...the desserts which are to die for!
Okay, now to walk it all off or I'll fall into a food coma. LOL I see all the kids with their cool glow bracelets on so I decide I'll escort them through the tunnels. Good idea, PTG, giving the kids the glow bracelets! I'd like a purple one, please, and light it up!!
I hope Cap gets set up with the pinatas by the time we're done, since I know that was his pet project. I heard he had one for the adults and one for the kids so he and Pup would manage one group each.
After the tunnels, I bring the kids over to the galvanized tubs to play bobbin' for apples. I think I'll just stand by with towels. Hahahaha Once the prizes were handed out and faces were dried off, they ran off in different directions.....some to go for the hay ride, and some to go visit the animals in the petting area. I'll ask Charlie which one she wants me to help with so she can tend to the other. Whew! The kids aren't the only ones who will be sleeping good tonight......
PUP HAD BEEN A BIG HELP GETTING ALL THE CATS AND DOGS READY. HELPED GET THE HAY IN THE CART. I TOLD HER WHAT A BIG HELP SHE HAD BEEN, I WAS ABOUT TO TELL HER TO GO AND GET READY FOR THE PARTY, WHEN CAP CALLED HER.
OFF SHE WENT AT A DEAD RUN. AH! TO HAVE THAT KIND OF ENERGY AGAIN.
I LOOKED AROUND EVERYTHING WAS CLEAN AND NEAT, BABY AND BEAU, WERE READY AS WERE ALL THE OTHER ANIMALS.
I WENT TO DOOGIE, SCRATCHING BETWEEN HIS EARS AND STROKING HIS SOFT MUZZLE. DOOGIE A LOT OF PEOPLE WELL BE HERE SOON. NO ONE WILL HURT YOU SO BE PATIENT WITH THE CHILDREN, AND THE ADULTS. YOU ARE SAFE HERE, GOLDIE WILL WATCH OVER YOU. I HAD THUG A ROPE ACROSS THE ENTRANCE TO THE BACK OF THE BARN WHERE I KEPT THE CART. DID NOT WANT PEOPLE WANDERING BACK THERE. NOTHING TO SEE THERE ANYWAY.
GOLDIE IF DOOGIE GETS FRIGHTENED. TAKE HIM BACK WHERE I STORE THE CART. IT IS OFF LIMITS TONIGHT.
WELL GUESS I SHOULD GO TO THE TEA ROOM FOR THE MEET AND GREET. GRAB SOME COFFEE LET PEOPLE KNOW WHERE AND WHEN THE HAY RIDES WILL BE.
LET THEM PLAY WITH THE CATS AND DOGS. SEE AND PET BABY AND BEAU. KEEP AN EYE ON DOOGIE HE HAS NOT BEEN PART OF ONE OF THESE AFFAIRS BEFORE.
ONE THE HAY RIDES START IT WILL BE UP TO GOLDIE TO WATCH HIM.
HOPE THE DINKY AND SMIDGE SHOW SOON. I NEED THEM TO WATCH THE ZOO WHEN I AM OUT WITH BABY AND THE CART. HAY RIDES WERE POPULAR LAST YEAR.
AND I WILL BE NEEDED WHEN THE CHILDREN AND THE DOGS DO THE TUNNEL MAZES.
IT SHOULD BE INTERESTING. I DID HAVE THE DOGS DO THEM BEFORE THEY WHERE CLEANED UP SO THEY WILL KNOW THEM AND NOT LOSE ANY OF THE BRAVE CHILDREN WHO TRY THEM.
I REACH THE KITCHEN. SEE MY GNOMES TUCKED INTO A GREAT DEAL OF FOOD AT THE TABLE IN THE KITCHEN. I GRAB SOME COFFEE. AND SIT WITH THEM, I OUTLINE WHAT I NEED THEM TO DO WHEN. I WILL ALSO NEED YOU TO WATCH THE CHILDREN WHEN THEY COME TO PLAY WITH THE CAT AND DOGS. I WILL STAY WHERE I CAN SEE BABY, BEAU, GOLDIE AND DOOGIE.
CAT BRINGS ME SOME MEAT AND VEGGIES WHICH I EAT. THE GO TO CLEAN UP. SO I CAN BE PRESENTABLE FOR THE MEET AND GREET.
I WILL FINISH EATING WHEN ALL HAVE LEFT AND THE ANIMALS ARE SETTLED FOR THE NIGHT.
TELLING THIS TO KATT AND OPAL AS I HEAD FOR MY ROOM. I KNOW THEY WILL SAVE ME SOMETHING GOOD.
WHEN I GET BACK TO THE TEA ROOM THINGS SEEM TO BE IN FULL SWING.
ANGEL ASKES IF SHE CAN HELP I TELL HER YES, WHILE I AM OUT WITH THE CART FOR HAY RIDES, KEEP AND EYE ON GOLDIE AND DOOGIE. THIS IS HIS FIRST TIME TO BE PART OF THE PETTING ZOO. I HAVE TOLD GOLDIE IF HE GETS FRIGHTENED TO TAKE HIM BACK WHERE I KEEP THE CART WHEN NOT IN USE. I DID ROPE THAT PART OF THE BARN OFF.
THE HAY RIDES WILL START AFTER THE GAMES HERE AND AFTER THEY HAVE SPENT SOME TIME WITH THE ANIMALS PETTING AND PLAYING. SORT OF A WIND DOWN FROM THE FOOD AND SUGAR HIGH THEY WILL HAVE.
I AM SURE THEIR PARENTS WILL BE GRATEFUL TO TAKE HOME CHILDREN TIRED AND CALMED DOWN A BIT.
I WILL HAVE TO GET BACK TO THE BARN SOON, DINKY, AND SMIDGE WILL ALSO BE IN THE BARN TO HELP WATCH THE ANIMALS.
The party is in full swing as I check on the tunnels and had to smile as I saw the head Mole standing ready to give directions.
Ops better move here comes the first group of kids faces beaming almost as bright as there bracelets great idea PTG had there.
As the kids entered the first tunnel the line looked like a rainbow snake ,,,, I hope our resident reporter Angel brought her camera and has plenty of film.
This the perfect time to hang the Pinata's 5 in all ,,, two for the adults and three for the kiddies.
Opel comes to me with a small plate and says ya better eat this now dinner is still a few hours away. I laugh and give her a peck on the cheek you know me well my beauty.
I scoff down my food I was hungry.
Yum that was good and will not spoil my supper
Okay that is done and look pretty darn good.
I made sure they would not break right away so the adults can beat the crap out of them .
Every one is having a great time be it on the hay rides or playing the games we set up.
Kids are having a ball getting to know the fur babies and able to pet them I know Charlie is keeping a keen eye on Doggie this is a big thing for him but he has Charlie and Goldie looking out for him.
This perfect time for me to slip out and make sure our blacksmith has done the Trophy's or feel asleep again lol I should change his name from Borg to Rip Van Winkle.
IT IS GETTING LATE AND COOLED OF A BIT. THEY SHOULD BE OPENING THE TUNNEL MAZE FOR THE KIDS SOON.
I NOTICE THERE IS NO ONE ELSE WAITING FOR A HAY RIDE. AS I PULL UP TO LET THIS LOAD OFF. I DECIDE GOOD TIME TO PUT THE CART AWAY, LOCK THE BARN DOORS AFTER MAKING SURE THERE ARE NO VISITORS STILL INSIDE.
I CALL TO DINKY AND SMIDGE ANYONE STILL WITH THE CATS OR DOGS. NO, MAM IS MY REPLY. OK, THEN LET US CHECK OF NIGHT FEED AND WATER AND JOIN EVERYONE IN THE TEA ROOM.
IT SHOULD BE SUPPER TIME SOON. WITHIN MOMENTS THE BOYS WERE FINISHED IN THE KENNEL AND CATTERY, I HAD WATERED AND FED BABY ALSO GIVEN HER SEVERAL BANANAS. GAVE BEAU AND JL SOME MOVED TO GOLDIE AND DOOGIE CHECKED THERE WATER AND FEED. GAVE DOOGIE A COUPLE OF CARROTS AND TOLD HIM WHAT A GOOD BOY HE HAD BEEN. GOLDIE NUDGED ME I GAVE HER CARROTS ALSO.
SEE DOOGIE IT WASN'T SO BAD WAS IT. HE ANSWERED ME NOOOOO . HE MAY BE ABOUT THE BEST LITTLE RESCUE I HAVE SEEN. GOT GRIT THAT BOY.
NOW LISTEN UP EVERYONE I SAID INTO MY AMULET SET FOR JUST THE ANIMALS.
I AND THE GNOMES ARE LEAVING NOW. UNLIKE MOST NIGHTS THE BIG DOORS WILL BE CLOSED AND SECURED SO NO ONE BUT ME AND DINKY, AND SMIDGE CAN OPEN THEM.
NO GOING OUT TONIGHT. SLEEP WELL SEE YOU AFTER THE SUN COMES UP.
WE LEFT LEAVING A GROUP OF TIRED HAPPY I HOPE ANIMALS. THE DOGS WHEN FINISHED IN THE TUNNEL MAZE WOULD USE THE PET DOOR INTO THE KENNEL.