Saturday, October 30, 2010

October Tradition

It started out as a gag gift: a one time, personalized calendar for Hubby's archery shop featuring the most well known 4 legged deer tracker in our County:  #1 son, Smokey.

Then, just before the next Christmas, Hubby uttered the challenging words, "I can't wait to see what Smokey's calendar's like this year."

And a tradition was born.

A tradition that his CUSTOMERS enjoy so much they've been known to pull the calendar off the wall to flip through it with a defensive, "Well I can't WAIT that long to see what Smokey's up to."

We're talking about grown men here.  One year I couldn't get the computer kit to put a calendar together and you should've heard the grumbling...from the customers!  I did get one put together in time for Hubby's February birthday, so they all forgave me...even if it only had 10 months.

It's that time of year.  I pull out the camera.  Smokey gives me a look of sheer disgust and we drag his son Bou along for the fun.  One October, we tried to let Bou handle the duties but you can see how scary that was.

Bou now serves as comic relief. 

So from the one who keeps all evil spirited mankind away



steven said...

dogs can be so amazingly patient and understanding!!!! steven

Ponita in Real Life said...

Smokey definitely has the look! Bou just looks bored... ;-)

steveroni said...

Smokey looks like he's full of HOPE!

Thanks for your thoughful comment.
Steve E

Titus said...

Do those horns light up?

hope said...

steven, I swear that dog will start speaking any moment, beginning with, "Back away from the camera." :0

Pon...I put those horns on Bou's head when he was asleep...he never woke up. He's so laid back, he's a step away from comatose. ;)

You're welcome steve. Safe journey.

Titus...why yes they do. :)

Susan at Stony River said...

How funny -- I love that face!

hope said...

Susan, after 5 or 6 years, I've finally changed up that October photo. But let's just say Smokey and the horns still make an appearance. :)

Tell Master F. that there are no alligator shots, but if you check a couple of posts back you'll find turtles in the swamp.

Monkey Man said...

How fun is that.

Jingle Poetry said...

love the dog.
smart post.

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