Monday, June 28, 2010

There are monsters lurking in the grass

I was sitting out on my deck a few days ago, shortly after sunrise.  The dogs insist on getting up shortly after daybreak, and it's been so hot here lately that's the only good time for them to be outside.  So we were all sitting there peacefully, enjoying the early morning calm & quiet.  Naturally, I had my camera on hand, just in case.

All of the sudden there was this strange sound - ppppffffffffffffttt!


I had forgotten that the sprinklers were set to come on at that time.  To Carmen they were some kind of subterranean monster rising up out of the grass.  Brutus, being the chivalrous older brother he is, went out to investigate the threat.

Following her big brother's lead, Carmen decided to go investigate another sprinkler head.

Getting closer....


Closer still....

AAAAaaaahhhhhhh!  It got me!!

Phew!  That was TOO close!

The result: two wet (therefore unhappy) Frenchies.

Oh Brutus, hide me!  That spitting monster tried to get me!

Stick with me, Carmen.  You've got a lot to learn!


Dexter said...

Wow! That was close. Carmen! Listen to Brutus. He knows about such things. Of course my idiot brother loves the sprinklers.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Whew!! We're glad we don't have those things in our yard!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

houndstooth said...

Holy Heartattacks! It's like the yard came to life and tried to give you a bath or something! That was really close! I'm glad you Frenchies stuck together.


dw said...

Oh my goodness the look on Carmen's face is precious! I'm sure Brutus will teach Carmen all the ropes, which may or may not be a good thing! BOL!

pam said...

Poor baby gurl! She's probably wondering 'how have I wound up in this howrrible place? with water breavin monsters???'

Mia said...

Sweet baby!! She just needs to follow big brother for awhile and let him show her the ropes!! I'm sure he'll teach her everything she needs to know!!



Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Oooh. Our sprinklers are dead (because of a perpetual drought in this area), but I don't think I would be too keen on them. Brutus - what is up with being so protective of the little puppy monster? Don't you know that she's going to steal your parents' affections with those cute looks of hers when your back is turned? Oh. Wait. That's just in my family (and Abby is So Evil that I am guaranteed to have Mom and Dad's love for life...heehee). It actually looks like you two get along disgustingly well. *sigh* Why did I end up with the evil puppy monster sister, while you got a GOOD sister? Hmmm.

*kissey face*
-Fiona (and Abby the Mutant Puppy)

PeeEss: You get your Mom up at sunrise? Mine sleeps like a lunk until 7:30....

Sam said...

I actually had no idea you were bringing a puppy home - I guess I missed the subtle hints!

They seem to be getting along really well, and I'm sure Brutus is excited to have someone new to play with!

Awesome! Congrats!

Golden Samantha said...

Oh darn! I MISSED the new pupper episode! Oh boy... she is so cute, but little pups bitey your ears and other sensitive parts - ouchie! I know, cause Lil Avalon does it all the time to me. But I think she's looking pretty growd up - more than my lil puppy sissy. Brutus, I know you will be a great teacher and already are a great brofer!
Big Hugs xoxoxo

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Maybe there are Under GROUNDSQUIRRELS beneath your grass. Probably Peeing at you. Carmen you were wise to be afraid.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Brutus what did you teach Carmen? Where the heck did Carmen come from? We love her. We hop like we have springs in our feets and run 756 miles per hour when we hear those scary sprinklers. You guys are brave.
Keep cool
Benny & Lily

Salinger The Pug said...

SO CUTE!!!!!!!

Carmen, we have that same monster where I live and he scares the CRAP out of me too!

That was nice of your big brother to protect you like that!!!

Mom gets all squealy when she sees your pictures and if she keeps this crap up, my ears are going to look like YOURS!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Brutus what did you teach Carmen? Where the heck did Carmen come from? We love her. We hop like we have springs in our feets and run 756 miles per hour when we hear those scary sprinklers. You guys are brave.
Keep cool
Benny & Lily

Bijou said...

OMD that was scary! I'm glad you got away from that monster. You two need to wait til it goes back into its hidey hole then get Mason to dig it up and kill it!


Puglette said...

wow, those sprinkler monsters are scary!! thank goodness brutus is there to protect his family!
they are so cute together!

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

BTW, Mom keeps making 'oh, she's SO CUTE' noises as she keeps coming back to look at the pictures. (What? Am I chopped liver? *sigh* I guess there's just no competing with Puppy Cuteness!)

*kissey face*
-Fiona, the Extremely Beautiful (and Modest, thankyouverymuch!)

Kapitein Haakje said...

we got one of that to but really bog one!!!

El'bow & Hauwii

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a brave and protective big brother you are Brutus!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Hey I LOVE those sprinklers ... You guys just got too close to it. Be careful next time. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Too cute - what a great big brother you are, Brutus. Bet it makes your Mom so happy to see how well things are going.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kitty+Coco said...

Poor little Carmen..Already chased by the moster. Good thing Super Brutus was there to help.
If the water hose comes out in our back yard all I see is a black blur of my sister. That boston butt can move let me tell you! She acts like it is acid rain or something.
Mason is so tall, maybe he could be your personal servant to shield you from horrendous sprinkles? Tell him to bring the palm frond while he is at it :)

Molly the Airedale said...

Stick close to Brutus at all times, Carmen! He'll protect you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Moose said...

OMD that is the cutest pic of her hiding with under Brutus! Adorable!

Nubbin' Tails said...

We are not fans of those things here either. We made mom shut them off this morning before we'd even go out the back door! You are such a great big brother Brutus!


Mr. Nubbin'

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Brutus - you are such a good big brother :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Kari in Alaska said...

that is really scary! almost as much as the bed bug :)

Lorenza said...

That was a surprise! Not a good one, BTW!
I am sure Brutus will talk to you about all the things that you need to know about your house and garden!
Kisses and hugs

Pat Wahler said...

Scarey stuff! But luckily Brutus saves the day.


The Oceanside Animals said...


the booker man said...

who knew that the bath monster dude hid in the grasses! egads!!
the booker man

Anonymous said...

Carmen, take it from me - those sprinklers are NOT to be trifled with! Stay far, far, FAR away from them. If you gets too wet, you're Most Lovely brindle furs could all wash away!

Wiggles & Wags,

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Aww, poor baby girl!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

AWWWWWWWWW Sibling love!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Anonymous said...

Sure, sure, Brutus. Valiant my pizzle stick! How come your baby sis is soaking wet? Happy now?
Oh, no my dear dear friend. I was only teasing so you'd recognize me. I think that you are the best brother in the whole dog world and for that, I appreciate you even more than I did before Carmen's arrival.

Oskar said...

Wow, how brave to check out those monsters. Good thing little Carmen has Brutus to protect her!