Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Tower!

I'm outside my Tower today to sniff the tracks of unsuspecting snoopers!

I know there was someone hanging around recently,
because of the scents that lingered.

I'll check out the other side.
These round places always fool me
because I never know when I completely circumnavigate the whole structure.
All looks the same to me but doesn't smell the same, though.

All's safe,
now for some "nose to ball" action!

Look closely,
I can balance Mr. Bionic on my head!

Such is the life of a Tower Guard,
on sentry duty 
every time I visit here!

If you have a chance to visit my Tower,
it's located in the middle of my park
~~~Point Pleasant Park~~
It's called the Prince of Wales Martello Tower built in 1796.

The center of this map will point out the exact location of my Tower,
in the middle under the telephone symbol.
Pawfect view, high on a hill. to view the harbour
from advancing marauders...do they have those anymore?






45 comments:

  1. What a neat old structure. With you guarding the perimeter, Sophie, it has to be a safe viewpoint.

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    1. A very safe place to be and very well used by locals and tourists!

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  2. Samson says he's very impressed with your ball action, but wonders what's up with that long, long word: circum...something. Having just learned some Latin (mea culpa)I think he's just a little jealous of you vocabulary, Sophie. That's a great old tower for you to protect.

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  3. Sorry about my sloppy writing, Samson is the one who learned some Latin and I meant to say -- your vocabulary. I'm rushing cause there are three dogs waiting for their walks.

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    1. I'm full of big words...I took Big Words 101 about 5 years ago, I dids!

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  4. Wow - love the texture of your tower and that lovely tree off to the side. And I can hardly believe it, but you have no snow and blue blue skies!

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    1. Very El Nino/La nina winter here...affects from the Pacific Ocean would you believe...it happens every few years...some peeps say 5 years ago...I only remember 1996!

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  5. What a big eye you have in your new header photo, Sophie! "The better to spy you with" I'm sure!

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    1. I see all the way across the country to Edmonton...I do!

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  6. I really didn't realize Soph that you had your own 'landmarks' in the Park! You and Daddy Ron have been very busy!

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  7. Border patrol! You won't let and terrorist squirrels in your park!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Or terrorist ladies with treats in their pockets...I must sniff them pout first...over here, lady!

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  8. The stone in the tower is beautiful. I love your park.

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    1. Thanks Lori...I'm trying to find out info for you re: rock!

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  9. Fabulous tower - what is it's history and what is it for? I loved the pic of Sophie jumping for Mr Orangie!

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    1. Here's a link for Martello Tower...there are many of them around the world.
      Martello Tower info.....hope this helps Annie!

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  10. Interesting tower - I love the new header by the way x

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    1. I have my eye on you and your twin, now!

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  11. What a tower!! What happend in there? What was it built for?? As usual Sophie, you look great!

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    1. Check out the link above under Annie(Lady X)...I posted a link to Martello Tower...there are many of them around. Daddy Jim will be putting up a post on the Tower very soon with more details!

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  12. I like you tower Sophie- but I also love the tree standing next to it.
    Its magnificent too!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Oh Tweedles, don't you just love those trees...we do as well. A hurricane destroyed so many of these trees in 2003 so things are slowly growing back...it's a very touching and sad story about this hurricane!

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  13. Hi Y'all,

    Ah, Sophie, the look in your eye! Did you know our eyes are the same color?

    That looks like tough duty guarding that tower!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. I kinda thought we had the same eye colour...we look so much alike I think! I must go guard the Tower now...Hehehe!

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  14. What a cool tower!
    I'm impressed with your personal cartographer - great map! Love the eyeball header too.

    I saw a fun dog toy on another blog, and thought of you.
    http://lucysquest.blogspot.com/2012/02/jolly-ball-cairo-style.html

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    1. Thanks Terry..I'll check that out...btw I have my eye on you!

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  15. That's a cool tower. At first I wondered if it was a really old water tower of some kind.

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    1. Nope..fortification lookout Tower...keep them kitty cats at bay!

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  16. me knows where you is Sophie. love guinness

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    1. Maybe someday we can meets there..I'd love it!

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  17. Love the 'nose to ball action' picture. Fab!!

    That thing would make a great house (or kennel).x

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    1. Yeah Chris, house would be interesting...Jim is doing a detailed post on the place very soon!

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  18. Be careful what scent you are sniffing... I sniffed my way right into the face of a Possum the other night. There was lots of barking, so Dad came to my rescue!! Just sayin'... Tucker

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    1. The only scents the humans need to be aware of is...doodoo..or poopoo...or #2...or yuck...cause I loves it!

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  19. Hey Sophie, we tagged you today on our blog. Your participation is purely optional, of course!!

    -Bart and Ruby

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    1. Thanks for the tag, Bart and Ruby(Lisa)...I`ve been a bad girl lately with these thingies and haven`t done much...thanks again!

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  20. Brilliant photos and fascinating history. And one very talented and adroit Sophie!

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    1. Thanks Mitch...your post the other day gave me the idea for this post...Aaah Sophie...adroit to the nth degree, she is!

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  21. This looks like a VERY fun place to tire out a hound....haha...I'd be tired running around your tower~
    Violet

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    1. The trick is to get her to go around and around and around...Sophie's Dad Ron offers!

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  22. I lovethis park of yours. I can see Pugsley running around and around. Each time he comes upon me, his tail waging. Too much fun!

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    1. Spinning around like a whirling dervish!

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  23. Wow Sophie- what a beautiful place to visit and play. The photos here are wonderful! I'm so glad you got the place all sniffed out and are on duty to keep this special place safe! You take us to great places Sophie girl--
    Love you-
    Vicki

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    1. So glad you liked it Vicki...I'm at your beck and call!

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This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!