Social Butterflies

by Bunny Hound on
Bunny here at the keyboard sharing our little Saturday evening outing with you.

I was a little worried when I saw the weather predictions for the weekend.  The conditions did not look favorable for great adventure and I was a little worried I wouldn’t have anything to share.  It was looking to be hot with storms cropping up off and on all weekend.  Mom is very reluctant to take us out when we could get too warm and I appreciate that about her.  Fortunately, unbeknownst to me, she had made plans for us that came as a delightful surprise.  As Saturday evening approached, it cooled off and was really nice for being outside.

The Princess Has Arrived -- Tales and Tails

The Princess Has Arrived

Flattery and I got ready to go out with Mom and Dad, but we had no idea where we were going.

As we got to Peoria Heights, I had hopes that maybe, possibly, we might be going to Emack and Bolio’s, famous for their ice cream and doggie sundaes.  Then, to my great surprise, as we were getting out of the car and making our way to the store, we ran into two more humans and another Greyhound.  It turns out that Mom had arranged to meet the people who’d stopped us last weekend and asked about us while we were walking downtown.  So, we met a new Greyhound named Brutus and all three of us were very happy to make each other’s acquaintance.

Hi there, Brutus! -- Tales and Tails

Hi there, Brutus!

After we got done with our glorious sniff fest, we made our way to Emack and Bolio’s and found a table on the patio.  Mom put my travel bed down, and I did lay down some, but I was really enjoying being out.  After pleasantries were exchanged, Dad went inside to order our ice cream and Brutus’ mom went in to see what the options were.  Soon, Dad came out with our stuff, but we waited to eat ours until Brutus and his family had theirs.

Doggie Sundaes -- Tales and Tails

Doggie Sundaes

While we were waiting, people on the patio started to notice us.

A little boy and his grandma were the first ones to notice us and they came over and asked if they could pet Flattery.  She loves having people ask to pet her and she was very gracious.  I waited for them to come around and see me, too.  Then they went over and met Brutus.  Just after that, Brutus’ dad came out with their ice cream and we were all happy to dig in.

I have to hand it to Emack and Bolio’s, they know what makes a good canine dessert.  Frozen vanilla yogurt topped with whipped cream and bacon is definitely the way to go.  Flattery was busy being admired for a little while or I’m sure she would have inhaled hers first.  I enjoyed mine right down to the last drop.  The only vexing thing was that my bowl kept slipping across the ground and I kept having to wait for Mom to move it back over for me.  Brutus didn’t really care for all of his.  He mainly cared about the bacon, but since he couldn’t finish his, they let me have the part he couldn’t eat.  I mean, we couldn’t let it go to waste.

Waiting for the Ice Cream -- Tales and Tails

Waiting for the Ice Cream

After our sundaes were finished, the humans sat around for a while and talked.

We hounds were happy to relax and enjoy the cool summer evening.  Flattery certainly didn’t have any trouble relaxing.  I think Mom better get busy and make her a bed like my roll up bed because she’s a natural at patio dining.  The funny part was that people kept interrupting them to ask if they could meet us and pet us.  Every time the humans got started talking, another person would come up to pet us.

I Scream for Ice Cream -- Tales and Tails

I Scream for Ice Cream

By the end of the night, Flattery didn’t even bother to get up for people to pet her.  She just laid there on the ground and enjoyed her attention.  Dad didn’t carry the other portable bed with him because he didn’t think Flattery would lay down.  What can I say?  Being social butterflies is an exhausting job.  Brutus was laying down on his bed, too.

All in all, we thought it was a great way to enjoy summer solstice.  Hopefully, we’ll get to meet Brutus again one of these days.  Even though we didn’t mean to cause a stir, we did get a lot of attention, but I guess that is just the life of a Greyhound.  I thoroughly enjoyed making new friends on a lovely summer’s eve.


Flattery's Relaxed -- Tales and Tails

Flattery’s Relaxed

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19 Responses to "Social Butterflies"
  1. Hopefully this post will go through! What a sweet post! A good time was had by all!

  2. Sue Dyer says:

    I’m not at all surprised that you and Flattery got noticed. You both looked lovely in your collars.

    Brutus looked like a lovely older lad, or maybe he just started going grey in his youth like I did:)

    Hope you have a good start to the week.

  3. Sara Blair says:

    HOw cool that they serve special ice cream for dogs!

    Glad you all enjoyed a perfect summer night on this first weekend of official summer.

  4. Reilly & Denny Cowspotdogs says:

    oh we want one of those places too……we would love to go out for ice-cream

  5. SGilbert says:

    Sounds like so much fun meeting Brutus and his family. Your ice cream really looked delicious!

  6. jan says:

    Bacon? A bacon sundae? This is truly a dog dream come true. Why have these places not come west to us?

  7. Dory and the Mama says:

    What a great way to spend an evening Bunny! We are going to have to search for a place our parents can take us for ice cream!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. Leslie Flanders Balcerak says:

    Bunny – You got to have a fun outing! I was suppose to have one too but it did not happen!!! Mommy had promised me a long walk along the river where I like to sniff and meet new people, but it rained and thundered all weekend 🙁 We had to cancel and stay home so I could hide. She says I have two outings this week. I wonder what they are? I will keep you posted! xoxo Aggie Mae

  9. Emma says:

    How fun, meeting new friends and such a great dessert! I’m jealous.

  10. Jackie Bouchard says:

    Ooooo. Rita is very jealous about those sundaes! What lucky pups you are! Sounds like a super fun outing!

  11. Jodi says:

    Delilah would lose her mind for one of those sundaes. 🙂 You two are great little ambassadors for your breed.

  12. If you keep making dates with every greyhound person you meet, before you know it, you’ll know all the greyhounds in the country. 🙂

  13. Yes I Know My Dogs Look Funny says:

    That definitely is the life of a greyhound. Mumma learned early on you can’t expect to get anywhere quickly or focus on anything for too long when you’re out and about with greyhounds. People have stopped their cars in the middle of the street, pulled over and jumped out to meet us. Mumma says that froyo and bacon sundae sounds pretty good for humans to.

  14. M. K. Clinton says:

    It is not easy being a Rock Star Greyhound! I’m afraid that I’ll be just like the rest of the groupies if I ever get a chance to meet you! ♥♥♥

  15. harrispen says:

    What a great time you all had.

  16. Bunny, I’m surprised that you didn’t get “brain freeze” from all that ice cream! Please tell us about your travel bed!

  17. What a fun and exciting advenshure with your family!



  18. Casey the Boxer says:

    What a grreat night! There aren’t a lot of patio dining places around here because Texas weather is just not conducive to it. But Momma loves taking me places when she can. Your new buddy Brutus looks like lots of fun.

  19. I keep a small rug in my truck as an “emergency” patio (or vet’s office) bed 🙂

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