…would have been longer, but I’ve yet to have my tea
Hey! Stay tuned after the CatCon 4 report for my 600th Doclopedia post!
CatCon4: Day 6 A short entry
Our trip report for Tuesday goes like this…
8 AM: Wake up, eat, hit the road
Abby: Mom and Mary took me on a walk and I got to eat my fill of kudzu.
Winker: Dad gave Lucy and I Dog Rice with Canned Dog Food Gravy. Yummy yum!
Flash: I got a can of sardines. Dad rules!
10 AM: Short stop (15 minutes) at “The House Of Blue Glass”. Small house, but really made entirely of thick slabs of blue glass. The man and wife who live there are more than a little strange. We bought…aw, hell, you know the drill.
Noon: Stop for barbecue and chili because we are in TEXAS, damn it!
Flash: Never feed chili to dogs. Just sayin’.
2:30 PM: After fully securing all pets, especially those named Flash and Lucy, we go watch the 20 minute show at “Big Mel’s Trained Rat Theater”. They show was pretty good and the rats were smart and well trained, but I was too paranoid to really enjoy it after last year’s unfortunate incident at “Uncle Ferdie’s Trained Squirrel Review”.
Flash & Lucy: Even once you’ve paid your debt to society, you are forever branded.
Abby & Winker: You two spent the whole time we were locked down trying to escape so you could “chase us some rats”!
By the way, for those of you interested, it seems that Uncle Ferdie has put his theater and show back together and will reopen in summer of 2012. He has apparently moved the pet waiting room to a large steel building with good security.
Flash & Lucy: Well, that sucks!
4:30 PM: We arrived in Wilted Springs, which has officially changed the town name to Critter City. We checked in at the Hyatt and napped before dinner at “Pizza My Heart” and then a strolled around town, meeting gamers and pets every few yards.
All Critters: We LOVE this place!
And then we slept.
No Destination Sign
The Doclopedia #600
A New Breed Of Dog: Giant Basset Hound
Earth 58 is a fantasy based world with plentiful magical energy. On it, the islands that make up Great Britain and Ireland are considerably larger and known as Gargantia, home of the giants. Everything there is about 10 times larger than normal. It is on Gargantia that the humans bred those lovable, but somewhat dangerous dogs known to the rest of the world as Giant Basset hounds.
Their description is simple: just imagine an average 60 pound, 12 to 15 inch tall, 2.5oot long (not including the tail) Basset Hound, then make him ten times as big. You now have a sweet tempered, loving pet that stands at least 10 feet tall, is 25 feet long, weighs about a ton and has ears that are up to 11 feet long and 4 feet wide.
The giant humans use these hounds for hunting and as pets. Like all Basset Hounds, they can run and play or hunt for long hours, but then collapse into a big pile of loose skinned sleepiness for a few more hours. As we said, nothing about these dogs has changed from their smaller relatives.
The danger of these huge hounds comes from them accidentally laying down on a normal sized human…or knocking them over with their big waggy tails…or slobbering on them…or just trying to play with them. The dogs don’t realize how big they are.