Friday, November 13, 2009

Oh my Gourd!

Wow - is it Friday already?  Seems like some weeks just fly by!  And now Thanksgiving is less the two weeks away - what??  We've had our first good frost.  Where did fall go?

A few weeks ago I took Brutus for a little fall photoshoot at a pumpkin patch nearby while the fall colors were still vibrant.  The farm is a picturesque place in the country not far from our home.  They have all this stuff sitting out at the corner of two old state routes, with an "honor-system" payment box.  You pick out what you want (mums, straw, corn, gourds, veggies) and stuff the money into a coffee can. There's even a note that you can make change for yourself if you need to.  Isn't it Good to know that there are still some sleepy places where people are honest enough to do this!

Here's the produce stand.  It's run by a little family farm.

In those big boxes were some beautiful gourds...

... in an endless variety of colors & shapes!

I couldn't resist posting Brutus amongst the goods!

Inquisitive as always!

Next we went next door to the pumpkin "patch" (they were actually already harvested, but it's the best we could do). 

Can you even see Brutus?  It's like "Where's Waldo"!!

There he is!!  His orange collar makes him blend right in!

My little pumpkin!

Brutus had been so cooperative, and there was no one else around.  I let him explore the place a little, so he can tell you about it from here:

Man, these things are everywhere....

Help - I'm surrounded!  
Gotta be careful - a Frenchie could get squashed in here!! 
(hehe - get it?  Squashed?)

What's the deal with these things?  Maybe they're tasty?  Hmm.. which one looks good?

Hmpf.  This one has no taste.

Nope, no flavor here either.

These humans are out of their gourds of they think these taste good!

I'm gourd silly, Mom...

Let's make like a tree & leave!!

I apologize for all those bad squash/gourd puns!  Didn't know Brutus had it in him. Frenchies are known for being comedians, after all...

Before we sign off for the weekend, it's time to wish the Buckeyes luck for the game Saturday.  If they can beat Iowa (who were undefeated until their loss to Northwestern last weekend), there is only our arch-rival Michigan to knock off in order to claim the Big 10 title!  

Go BUCKEYES!!!  Beat the Hawkeyes!!


Smushie Ranch said...

You looked very handsome in the middle of all those orange pumpkins Brutus! I'm impressed you didn't do what Gunther did when mom took us to the pumpkin patch... he peed on as many pumpkins he could lift his leg on.
Your girlfriend, Stella.

Ziggy Stardust said...

Brutus, you look very handsome among the pumpkins but are great at agilities, but not so much on the jokes, if you know what I mean(giggles). Good luck this weekend, we play Michigan. This is one time that we can both agree, we must beat them. We hate Michigan! We will try to beat them down and weaken them so you can come in for the kill in a couple weeks.

licks and sniffs, Sasha
On Wisconsin!

Sonic said...

Hahahah my Pops read your entry and he LOVED the Back to the Future reference! I don't know what Back to the Future is, but my Pops was very excited about it.


Anonymous said...

I see you wore the proper attire for your visit. An orange necklace. All you needed was the Wild Dingo convertible mini cooper limo (in orange) to complete your "look!" like here:

but i'd say you were gourd enough with orange. Orange you glad you didn't spend more time there?

you're handsome and smart as always Brutus~
wild dingo

Sandy said...

As usual Brutus is adorable, BUT I have to push for my Hawkeyes! Besides, your volleyball team totally creamed us last week--it is our turn :-)

Bijou said...

Hi Brutus,

Just think how many punkin pies those punkins could make. That thought has me drooling!


Dexter said...

Bad puns indeed. Maybe mom could come to my place. I think she and Jarrod would get along great what with his stupid jokes all the time.

I would have pee'd on those pumpkins for sure.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Wow!! What a cooperative dog you are and so photogenic.


Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Hey Brutus those are some major funny puns today. I love those things. I couldn't find you in that Pumpkin Patch shot. I think it was because of your camouflage Orange neck wear. hehehe You have the best posts.

Freya's Human said...

Ooh, I like your gourd shots! So pretty and Brutus chewing the stem is cute! I love your fancy collar, Brutus. :D

Maxmom said...

Hey Brutus
Your pictures are beautiful in all those pretty pumpkins. Did you see cinderella?
Luv Maxdog

Sam said...


Your Mom is a great photographer because those are some of the cutest pictures that I've ever seen. Your orange collar looks lovely on you, especially up against all the pumpkins!

Good luck to the Buckeyes this weekend!

Scooter said...

MAN!!Brutus, I guess you are kind of a "orange" guy!!! who knew???

And the worst, to get lost in all those round balls!!! Geezzz......
My question is:
Where were your parents???? LOL

You do look very handsome there and uh yah dont bite the stems, I learned that too!! Not a good thing.

Smiles to the orange guy!!

Draco and his Mom said...

Hi Brutus, That looked like fun playing in the pumpkins and all those gourd things..maybe your mom will make a punkin pie for Thanksgiving Dinner...nummmm turkey and pie.....

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Awesome fall shots Brutus Mama!!! Brutus, you are looking ever so handsome in all the fall stuff!!

Mama says she will route for Ohio State...If your Mama will route for the Longhorns...we need to do SOMETHING to make the BCS put us back to at LEAST second place!

Football Smileys!

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

"Squashed." Teehee! You are so very funny! I'm glad you gourd out of there before you were squashed!

*kissey face*

SEDONA said...

Very "punny" post, Brutus! You must know that I love puns, too :-)
Yes, good to know there are still people who believe in the innate goodness of others!
Hope your team wins again.
Your pal,

Martine said...

That pumpking patch and market look delightful! I loved seeing Brutus chomping on the steam!

Molly the Airedale said...

You look so cute posing among the pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, Brutus!
Good luck to your Buckeyes!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

LOL Dixie did that last Halloween to a pumpkin too! They're like nature's rawhide! :)

Ok can you PLEASE road trip Brutus to Indy? I just want to cuddle and squeeze his cute little self! He's so precious.


PoochesForPeace said...

Oh my goodness Brutus, so many gourds and whatnot! Around my area of Ohio there are also a few similar payment systems! Me and the pooches will def. be rooting for the bucks tomorrow! woohoo!

Courtney said...


I fear your sense of humor has gone to the dogs. That, or maybe it's the blondes that you hang out with all the time. You have to learn to ignore their giggling. They'll laugh at almost anything. They even laugh at themselves when there's nothing else to giggle over. Don't encourage them...don't get me wrong, I love our human blondes as much as the next doggie at the Funny Farm, but they have to be so happy all the time!?!?! Or, maybe they are just plain crazy!!!
Love and Puppy Kisses,
Sadie Lou

Two French Bulldogs said...

Brutus you look like a little rolly polly in the middle of all those pumpkins. You are so adorable. If you get kidnapped mom could probably find you cause you will be on our blog.
Benny & Lily

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Brutus, you look so cute sitting there amongst the pumpkins. If you can manage to get to the stuff inside the pumpkin you will find it is yummy. We get a scoop of pumpkin every night as a snack (Mom says its got fiber in it and it is good for us).

Have a great weekend!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Beautiful photoshoot and we just love the jokes - makes us smile and that is a good thing.

Happy weekend, the OP Pack

Jan Mader said...

Well now Brutus, I must say the contrast of you against the pumpkins makes them look even more beautfiul than they are. I'll never go to another pumpkin patch without thinking of you!


ScrapsofMe said...

Brutus! You look stunning in the field of orange, almost reminds me of the new black VOLS jerseys! Your momma sure takes great photos. These remind me of calendar pictures. Maybe we should do a DWB calendar!

Kari in Alaska said...

OOOO I am so happy the buckeyes won! Especially since I live in LA :) Now to find large enough cheerleader outfits for the girls!

Ice Pony Girl said...

Love the chomp photos....cute!

Astrid Keel said...

OMD... I LOVE those photos! You look fab in the pumpkin patch!

genji said...

Tackling a pumpkin as big as you are. That's bold. And he was surrounded by all his friends. Very cute pics.

Oskar said...

Brutus, thanks for testing out those pumpkins for me. Now I know not to bother trying to eat one!