…but please, no raw meat
Dog Con 7
Day 8: In which we meet even more real bears, Flash & Leon insult an otter, we visit a museum dedicated to booze, we see a Giant Salmon and it’s a females vs males game night.
Last night’s movies were alternate Earth comedies. We saw the Marx Brothers reunion movie, “Summer Camp”, which was from 1959. It had Groucho, Chico & Harpo working at an elite summer camp. The plot was tissue thin and involved commie spies. Very funny, but not up to classic Marx.
The next one was “Abbott & Costello Meet The Living Dead”. It was surprisingly funny, considering it was made in 1965 and both Bud & Lou were showing some age.
We are currently stopped at a place called “Alaska Bear Rehabilitation”, where orphaned cubs and injured adults are prepared for life back in the wild. As you have no doubt guessed, Flash and Leon will not be on this excursion.
(Flash: HELL no!)
(Leon: We’ll be on the X-Box playing “Grand Theft Auto 7”, which y’all won’t get for a decade or more.)
More bloggage after the bears.
Well, the bear rehab place was really interesting. Those folks are doing great work. We got pictures taken with both cubs and their mascot, a humongous female grizzly named “Peaches”. Peaches can never go back into the wild, being blind in one eye and having a a gimpy hind leg. She is, as I said, very large, but also very sweet tempered and she loves people, dogs and cats. We took many pictures and also bought the ever popular t-shirts, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, etc.
A bit later, we pulled over next to a river for lunch. Lulu once again committed mosquito genocide and we ate sandwiches and chips. At one point, a couple of otters came up the riverbank and we gave them some fish from the pantry. Unfortunately, Flash and Leon were a bit rude to them, causing the male otter to kick their asses all over the riverbank.
(Sasha: He made them his bitches! Hahahaha!)
(Sadie: Serves them right for asking if he was part fish.)
(Daisy: Those boys will never learn.)
(Flash: Hey! We had him on the ropes!)
(Leon: We could have taken him!)
(Lulu: Really? Was that before or after he tossed you both into the river, then threw you back out into that thorn bush?)
The rest of our day included…
The Alaska Museum of Strong Drink, which has a truly amazing selection of booze bottles from the early days of Alaska. In a place where winters are long and cold, the amusement options were limited and women were in short supply, strong liquor was a basic necessity.
(Silky: Apparently, early Alaska was one big AA meeting waiting to happen.)
The Giant Salmon at the FreshCo Salmon Company. How giant is it? Try 150 feet long and about 20 feet long and high. You can walk inside it, where you will find a cafe, bar and gift shop, all of which we indulged in.
(Jazz: Oh my goodness. All those fresh salmon scraps!)
(Roxy: I need a nap.)
(Daisy: Oh my, a cat needing a nap. Alert the media!)
Just before dinner, the critters all got to try on the land octopi that Sasha bred for the bachelor & bachelorette parties and weddings. To say they were a hit would be an understatement of a cosmic level.
(Flash: Coolest. Thing. EVER! I can actually hold a gun now!)
(Leon: And swords!)
(Jazz: I can brush my own hair now!)
(Daisy: OMG! So freaking cool!)
Our game night was Females versus Males, with myself, Spike, Brian, Flash & Leon going up against Grace, Mary, Caroline, Sasha & Roxy in an X-Box 5 game called “Puzzle Dungeon Of Death”. Said dungeon was filled with puzzles, traps, monsters and treasure. After three hours of playing, the ladies won.
(Sasha: Meaning we handed them their asses, beating them by 30,000 points.)
Bedtime soon, after a bowl of cereal. More of the blogging tomorrow.
Destination Sign when we started: Avengers Mansion
Destination Sign when we stopped: Al Qadim
Music: The Filksong Channel