Monday, May 28, 2012

Pallo the Viking's Historical Adventure

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There Pallo was, innocently sliding down the sand dunes on his belly on a holiday weekend afternoon.

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Even eating a bit of sand, so he would have a Tasty Tuesday picture to share.

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Though it didn't end up being very tasty sand. Bleh.

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But what was peaking out from behind the rocks?

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Wait, that can't be right. But then, it came a bit closer.

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And Pallo abandoned his afternoon sand snack to investigate closer. After all, he isn't named Pallo the Viking for nothing!

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"Wow, seriously Mom, do you see a huge ancient sailing ship too?" Pallo asked in wonder.

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As the ship came closer, we saw that it was indeed an old-time sailing vessel. What was this? Were we catapulted back in time somehow?

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When the ship sailed into the harbor, its guns firing with a loud BOOM and puffs of smoke coming from her canons, Pallo decided we had better hightail it back to our ship.

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"I see her entering the harbor now! Battle stations!" Pallo yells.

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Out flags were flying high and waving in the breeze.

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And Pallo bravely manned the cannons to return fire.

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"They're closing in on us fast! And blazing their guns as they come!"

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"Maybe we'd be better off hiding back here in some rope, so they can't shoot us straight off the deck!"

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But, though he was overcome by a moment of fear, Pallo bravely charged back on deck and to the station of the canon to return fire on the approaching enemy ship.

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Pallo kept a firm grip on the canon, preparing to return fire.

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"Umm.. Hey, Mom, can you show me how to use this canon thing? It doesn't seem like it's working."

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But the enemy ship, intimidated by our mere presence in defending the harbor, took sail back out to sea, in fear of our fierce weapons.

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"Don't worry guys, we defended the harbor and saved the day!"

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And our faithful ship will live to sail and defend the harbor another day!

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*No dogs, ships, harbors, canons, or humans were harmed in the writing of this post.

17 comments:

  1. Lol, Pallo has got such an expressive little face and you read him so well:) Looks like you had a very adventurous afternoon and I'm relieved Pallo lives to set off his cannon another day. Yay the Vikings!

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  2. Bahaha, brilliant little story!

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  3. Pallo's a hero!

    Such an awesome series of pictures. What an adventure.

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  4. The viking spirit is truly strong in that one!

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  5. Wow what an amazing story I love it!

    urban hounds

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  6. Hey Pallo the Viking, Jet here.

    Wow, I think this is going to work! Nice to make your acquaintance.

    Love your pics, tell your human the captions made the story really fun! You are so lucky to have a ship of your own.

    As for the tasty tuesday sand adventure... dude... you gotta work on your food selection... unless you saw a delicacy treading lightly on the sand!!!

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  7. Love it!! These pictures of Pallo are priceless! I laughed my butt off when I saw him spitting out the sand! BOL! What a neat ship!

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  8. Those first few photos totally made my afternoon.

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  9. ROTFLMAO, this is the best Tasty Tuesday post EVER! I love it. Looks like a fantastic day was had by all!

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  10. What a cool adventure - first sand surfing and then checking out that ship.
    Licks,
    Sabrina

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  11. this post is soooo fun! absolutely fantastic photos and I can't believe Pallo poses so nicely. Delightful!

    my favorite is the blech! sand! photo though :)

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  12. What an adventure!! He is too cute!

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  13. Just stopping by to tell you that I passed on the One Lovely Bloggers Award to you! Check out the url for the post: http://dogsnpawz.com/our-first-blog-award.html

    Have a great weekend!

    Wags and Woofs,
    Dogs N Pawz

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  14. Love all of the pictures! The one where Pallo has one paw on the cannon is extra cute.

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  15. What a truly awesome story post!! Mommy & I absolutely LOVED it!! The photos are so good and I love storytelling.
    Hope you are having a fantastic adventure today too!
    Love & Hugs,
    Pixel

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  16. Hi my friend!
    This is my favorite post of yours ever. I came by to tell you that I just gave you an award for your blog! You can see it here: http://pixelblueeyes.blogspot.com/2012/06/joy-of-awards-friends-and-being.html
    Love & Hugs!
    Pixel Blue Eyes

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