This morning, me and the staff traveled to the town of Mendota, about 30 minutes north of the Ainsley Institute.
Mendota is the home of Angus Manor 1 – my late great brother Angus lived there for the first 7 years of his life with the staff, and they moved to the current Ainsley Institute (formerly known as Angus Manor, or Angus Manor II) about 8 years ago.
Staff has been in the habit of taking me different places to walk most mornings. I enjoy barking to my neighbor Luke the Poodle as much as the next dog, but let’s face it – the areas around the Institute are well pacified. Hearts and Minds have been won. Kinda boring. So I need new areas to explore and put under the rule of my iron paw.
So anyway, we went to Mendota this morning, arriving around daybreak. First thing I saw – SQUIRRELS! Ficelle, my Canadian Scottie friend, has warned me about these crafty little ba$#ar%$, and I couldn’t get one. Wasn’t from lack of trying though.
Then we went up this big hill, and surveyed the countryside.
And then we walked through some woods and meadows, and reached the shores of a frozen Lake Kakusha
Saw a big stoopid lab and a Schnauzer on my way back to the Scottie War Wagon – but no auditory salvos were exchanged.
Then back home, and then a short walk in the pacified ‘hood for a well-deserved R&R at Aunt Judy’s.
Have a good Saturday.
Captain Ainsley McKenna