December 21

Going Across The Pond

Posted by lori . 19 Comments


This is what I came home to yesterday…

Me:  What’s with the collar?

Casper:  I’m taking a trip.

Me:  You are?  Where to?

Casper:  Jolly ole’ England, to see my cousin, Declan.  I’m a bloke, and I need to spend time with the blokes doing bloke-ish things.

Me:  Like what?

Casper:  I figure us lads will lift a pint or two at the pub, eat some fish and chips, maybe chat up a bird or two.

Me:  Why are you talking like that?

Casper:  I’m practicing my British, so I won’t sound like a Yank.

Me:  Well, I hate to tell you this, but you can’t go.

Casper:  Now, don’t get your knickers in a bunch!  I won’t be gone long.

Me:  England is very far away.  You can’t just put on your Union Jack collar and take off; you’ve never flown before.

Casper:  I thought it was just across the pond!  I figured I’d just walk.

Me:  The Pond is just a figure of speech for the Atlantic Ocean; but, that’s not the only problem.

Casper:  What now?

Me:  The British Isles are rabies-free, so there are rules that must be followed before you can get in.  If you just show up, they’ll stick you in quarantine for six months.

Casper:  I knew you’d throw a spanner in the works!

Me:  Sorry, mate.

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19 Responses to " Going Across The Pond"

  • Sue says:

    Casper, That collar looks good.

    If you ever get overf to see your cousin Declan, you must come and See Song, as you are probably related(she’s Declan’s aunty).

  • Declan says:

    Oh mate, it would have been great if you’d come to visit. We could have had a pint or two of lager, pie & mushy peas, gone out clubbin’ and chased a bit of skirt.. Hehe! I mean who could resist a couple of likely lads like us eh? What are your quarantine laws like? Maybe I could come over to you and you could buy me a hot dog and take me to a baseball game?! Your Cousin, Deccy x

  • Puddles says:

    OMD…did Declan just say buy you a HOT DOG???????
    I’m feeling woozy nows…I’ll have to come back when I regain my strength.


  • Kat says:

    😀 Tell Casper I’m still trying to work out the details, but I’m thinking if I can just find a service dog vest on ebay and stick it on Gwyn they’ll have to let her fly in the cabin with us…surely with his Union Jack collar he could go too! (I have relatives across the pond and we’re going for a visit!)

  • Bassetmomma says:

    Just love your collar, Casper. Sorry about your plans to go see Declan across the “pond”. You sure look depressed. Cheer up Christmas is only 4 days away!

  • lori says:

    now why would casper even consider going across the pond on your birthday! silly boy!

  • Kari says:

    I can totally see yall two getting into some serious trouble over there 🙂 Love the collar!

  • Patty says:

    Casper, we do not see enough of you. We love your collar. Sorry the trip across the pond is not going to work out. It was a nice idea. We would love to meet Declan, too. He’s so funny!

  • Dat sounds like a long way to walk….maybe you could swim across????

  • Oh poor bloke!
    Dachshund Nola

  • Oh Casper, Deccy would have really looked forward to you coming to visit him… such a shame that the pond is so big eh?
    By the way, I love your collar… I’m sure that Deccy will be requesting one from his Mum for his birthday… perhaps if I teach him how to really grovel he might get his own way, but, he hasn’t won the battle of wills over the baseball hat yet so I doubt it 🙂

    Deccys Other Mum

  • rottrover says:

    humans and their expressions….’across the pond’. sheesh!

    -bart and ruby

  • Hi…. I’ve come to your blog from the Christmas Card list. We loved your card. Thanks so much. And I love your blog too. I hope you like kitties, cuz there are three of us. We’re following you now.

    Have a great day.

    pawhugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles.

    • lori says:

      Thanks for visiting, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles. I LOVE kitties. In fact, we have a kitty…Twinkie. She needs to make a blog appearance soon.

  • houndstooth says:

    Casper, you look so Austin Powers in that collar! It’s fab, baby! I think your mom is just making stuff up to keep you around, though. Heck, we were the companions of royalty over there in Merry Old England! Surely they make exceptions for us hounds.


    P.S. Happy Birthday, Miss Lori!

  • Pip says:

    If you figure out how to hop the pond, let me know and I will join you, mate!

    Your pal, Pip

  • Caron says:

    Sorry you can’t go on the trip, Casper. But, you look handsome in your collar.

  • Oh Casper! Why are the humans such party poopers?

    I do love your collar lots and lots.

    Happy belated birthday Lori.

    Love and licks, Winnie (proud to be a half-British half-Australian BIRD with a Yorkshire accent)

  • Amy Cross says:

    So Casper maybe Declan would want to come over if you let him know about all the ladies in your life… he could be your bro-in-law if he liked Freedom or Nikki… and then there are your good friends Miura, Zonda, and your new friend Binky (who is white like you). Or are you going to keep all your ladies a secret??? Bet Declan would be jealous. Girls do love accents though so you might be safer with him across the pond. We all know you like to be the center of attention 🙂

    Lori this is one of my favorite posts ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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