Please Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight (or whatever): Cairn Fever IV

Cairn Fever IV| ©2013

The mighty Haggis Twins are again visiting Yank Uncle Hank!

Winifred & Conan Haggis are back at the Ranch and looking for sport. They got some rather close shaves recently, and as a result they look a little silly. So barkity, barkity, bark, bark, bark goes their fight song as they tumble and roar across Phinney Ridge and beyond.

To cope, Cap just tries to blend in with his environment…

Cap Blends In | ©2013

…which only works to a point, since Winifred is also a mistress of disguise:

Barnacle or Bairn? | ©2013

Meanwhile, Hank enjoys the perks of being the old man about the house, peacefully enjoying a bourbon barrel-aged stout on his new deck…

Porter? | ©2013

…and dreaming about all the lovely tomatoes he stole off the vines this summer…

I Say Tomatoes | ©2013

…and singing the old fishing songs when he feels like it…

Ode to Joy | ©2013

…while the chaos goes off somewhere over yonder. Hank’s got his hearing aids turned off.  Some things just do get better with age.

Conan at Bay | ©2013


After a long day, Winnie & Conan dream of leaf piles and long walks, squirrel stew and long fireside snoozes. They plan to get an early start on the mayhem. Children will be walking to school! Leaves will be falling! Nuts will be collected! The Haggis Twins will be there! Sweet dreams, wee Haggi.

Walkies | ©2013


If you can’t be seven feet tall, be seven feet smart.
Lois McMaster Bujold


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8 Responses to Please Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight (or whatever): Cairn Fever IV

  1. Christine Barbour says:

    Oh Hank, you cannot be a Yank with a name like that. The Williams boys, Hank and Tennessee, were Southern boys.

    I admire your work. Big thanks to L- for keeping you organized!



  2. i’m still waiting for your children’s book.

  3. Hank. says:

    …and you know that Southerners are some of our best friends. Thanks for your note and admiration, darlin’!
    We XXOO you, too.

  4. Robynne says:

    What a good dog mommie you are! Winnie and Conan are lucky!

  5. Hank. says:

    Aw, shucks, thanks! Hank’s the real hero. His heart is just so big! Ha.

  6. Hank. says:

    Well, at least that’s one sale. Heh. Thanks, ma`am and keep the flame going.

  7. Jo Woolf says:

    Winifred and Conan sound like a recipe for trouble! I love the way Winifred is blending into the seascape! Hank, I hope you are snoozing peacefully now! (Hope you didn’t eat too many tomatoes, either!)

  8. Hank. says:

    They are indeed. And they’re coming back for Halloween! Boooooooooooooo!

Woof! Talk to Hank

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