Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Adventures in Tannerland

Early morning appointments for annual checkups of our Sears appliances are always an all day event.  So far, we have had the radial armsaw man, the treadmill man, the washer/dryer man, and the microwave man here, with the refrigerator man now on his way. 

These male visitors are always a great disturbance for Tanner so to save our sanity from his frenzied barking, I was out the door early this morning.
Biene called earlier and since she was in town for her once every three weeks volunteer stint at the music department (she inspired me to start doing the same thing a couple of weeks ago), our first stop was the music building.

Someone must have told a little birdie that a special little guy was on his way over because the red carpet had been laid out for us.  Tanner liked this symbol of respect so much, he sniffed his way all the way down the "aisle".  Even the ducks didn't divert his attention, though with due credit to the local Mallards, they were smart and got out of his way.
Tanner extended his territory this morning with a visit later to Starbucks. Clement weather invited us to sit outside and he greeted his public with the proper amount of aloofness.  By the time we got home, he was tuckered out and calmly accepted the presence of strangers in the house.  Sanity was kept intact and his adventure was complete.


11 comments:

Lea said...

Tanner definitely has a Yoda look about him... wonder what words of wisdom this wise doggie might impart if he were to tell us himself about the red carpet, ducks, and coffee drinkers... I'm worn out from all you have going on at home and must take a nap myself, move over Tanner... xo

Ginny said...

He is so cute, I don't remember seeing him before. Now, how did the check-ups go?

Annie said...

All appliances operating within normal operating specifications, Ginny. :-)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Tanner is adorable! He looks min pinish. Or maybe my imaginings. thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to exploring yours more!

Felisol said...

I've never heard of similar service, annual checkup of appliances.
Must be a special Sears thing. It sounds very wise though, not to wait until things fall apart and must be replaced.
I'll tell Gunnar about this. Sounds great.
Sweet Tanner for sure must feel threatened by strangers waltzing all over his territory.
He seems used to driving though, and that is a good thing.
Such beautiful eyes..

Stephanie said...

Tanner is adorable! and, how fortunate that the red carpet was laid out for him :)

x..x

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Annie, Looks like Tanner had an exciting day... I'd love the job of sniffing down the red carpet and also a visit to Starbucks!!!! ha....

My Duchess (cocker spaniel I had in the '90s) used to drive me crazy with her barking. I have always said that IF I ever had another dog, I would get one that doesn't bark... There's probably not such an animal!!!! ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Jeanie said...

How cute is this! Tanner is such a doll -- you must love spending jolly times with him -- bet everyone stops and smiles!

Barbara said...

How funny. Guess you are glad to know that all your appliances are functioning well.

Sandy said...

Tanner is so cute. Love the red carpet, ha.

Beth said...

I Love Tanner, he reminds me of my Lady with his little Face! And he is worthy of the Red Carpet! :-)