Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Pheew! It's getting warmer all the time!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret here!

Have you noticed how warm it is? We all had to stop for a drink in the car on the way out and the way back!

That includes the ferrets as well!

Miss May has been playing with the settings on the camera and now reckons she looks like a 'White Beach Shark'!

It's a May Type White Beach Shark!
Poor Eric looks just the same really, you see he doesn't really reflect too much Infra Red light and ends up looking like a Teddy Bear in Soft Focus!

Back home May decided she would head off to the sofa for a snooze while Young Eric played 'Chase The Ferret' with Old Two Legs. It's a game where OTL grabs Eric as he rushes past and turns Eric onto his back and tickles his tummy, which makes Eric laugh his tail off!

Then, when Eric is allowed up, he rushes over to OTL and 'Bong's' his nose on OTL's arm and runs away again!

They both think it is a great game and it goes on for about thirty minutes until Eric get too tired and hides under the sofa or OTL has to answer the phone 'cos a customer wants to order something!

When Little Snowflake first arrived OTL used to take her to the beach and let her have a run around off the lead. He would squeak the rubber ball and she would chase him on the beach and once she got him, she would climb up inside his jacket and down his arms and fall out at his cuff's!

They both thought it a great game.

When Freddy heard this he wanted to have a game off the lead but he said he wouldn't chase after OTL!

The only problem is that nowadays there are too many woofers on the Sea Wall and a ferret on the loose might be just too much of a temptation for a woofer, especially some of the terrier type of woofers we see!

Maybe when we are on holiday and on that big beach and The Missus is around as 'Backup', we might have a go!

Until then......................


These leads don't 'arf rub on your nose!
 Down on the mud flats we often see some Little Egret fishing for crustaceans and we wondered if the IR camera would do anything to its body, just like Miss May.

Unfortunately OTL only had a 35mm lens but when we zoomed right in on the computer there was no difference to the bird either through the camera or using our eyes!

Everything is affected except the bird!
We are really making little Piggy's of ourselves, as you know, yesterday OTL brought two packs of chicken bits and he has promised to cook them up today. Yummy! Crispy Chicken Skins again!

The only down side is that tomorrow we will have to have Doggy Scoff!

Still, it was good while it lasted!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

It's Crispy Chicken again!

Hi Woofers!

Us again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret!

This morning there was a spectacular sunrise, it was almost a total coverage of red sky and a little bit of countryside.

It was so spectacular that Old Two Legs stopped by the side of the road and took a picture.

It was all glorious up till then, 'cos we just had to look at the result on the camera.

Wot a disappointment!
 If only we had the normal camera! Still, we had to make do with a B&W Infra Red effort!

Down on the beach while OTL was trying to get Eric to have a run around instead of sitting on the sand shivering, Holly and I had a great time rolling about on the sand!

We just LOVE SNIFFS!
 Back home it was snooze time while OTL played around on the computer trying to make it look like he was working hard!

Lunchtime the temperature had climbed a few degrees and even Freddy had got down from OTL's arms for a run along the beach.

Miss Wendy was having a good time digging holes in the sand and chasing Freddy!

OK, where is that big lump of a ferret, I want to bite his tail?
The tide was in and the sea was it's normally grey and brown looking but using the IR camera you could pick out the sea weed that normally we would not have seen!

Is that Sea Weed or Ice Bergs?
Miss Wendy got fed up with chasing Freddy and started on OTL! She would come running up and jump onto his boots and start climbing up his trouser leg!

Can you imaging what he would say if Holly and I did that?

Quick, gissa leg!
OTL went shopping today at the local Co-op and half way around remembered he didn't get the chicken out of the freezer, lucky for us there were some packs of chicken bits in the chiller so Holly and I are guaranteed chicken today and tomorrow, which is better than that Doggy Scoff we had the other day!

Now OTL has worked out how to do Krispy Skin Chicken Holly and I are really looking forward to our meal tonight!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Freddy gets Stabbed and we see another Strange Bird in the garden!

Hello Woofers!

Us again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret!

We had a super snooze last night, The Missus is off baby sitting and there was no bouncing or snoring or getting up a three to make a card!

Old Two Legs didn't move nor did Holly Chops and I'm sure I never moved either!

Well, I woke up in the same position I went to sleep in last night!

Down on the beach May and Eric decided that it was just too wet and the rain wasn't as comfortable as cuddle in OTL's arms!

Come on, let's rush him and crawl into his pockets!
 Back home OTL cooked our chicken and even managed to make the skin all crispy!

Holly and I finished both bowls off in no time!

With full tummies there was only one place to go, up to bed!

We woke up at lunchtime ready for our run down on the Sea Wall and as the tide was in both Freddy and Wendy decided that it would be fun to have a paddle in the sea!

Freddy getting ready to dive into the sea!
 Freddy ran down the beach but stopped just before the water came crashing up the beach! Freddy put his brakes on and managed to keep dry, except for his paws!

It's not as cold as it looks!
Back home we had half an hour before Freddy was due to see the vet and as we headed into the kitchen for a nibble from the biscuit bowl we spotted a Sparrow Hawk sitting on the fence looking for the birds that gather on the feeders in the garden!

Before we could get the camera our he had flown away.  Freddy called out that there was another bird by the pond and he called it a Frog Hawk 'cos it was looking for frogs!

Freddy doesn't get out in the garden too much so we had to explain that what he saw wasn't a real bird!

Freddy's Frog Hawk in Infra Red!
 OTL did a bit of Fiddly Diddly and turned the picture into an Infra Red B&W photo!

Even after a bit of Fiddly Diddly it still looks cold!
All those leaves were a yellowish orange colour but in IR we wouldn't know!

Well, Freddy got stabbed and the vet says he need not come back for another three years! Lucky Ferret, Holly and I are still on the yearly dose!

Miss Wendy went with Freddy to hold his paw in case he got scared but after a slurp of Ferretone he didn't even feel the injection!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

A Day of Running Around!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret here.

We have had a busy day today. You see The Missus is off for a weeks baby sitting and rather than drive herself she told Old Two Legs he had to take her!

Something about not liking motorways or getting lost in the back roads!

This means that we had to get our walks done at double speed and that is not good when your trying to have a wee!

We are still playing with the Infra Red camera and getting some really strange results!

How about this one?

Miss May looking like Snowflake except for her eye!
We tried to get Eric to change colour but he just stayed all B&W no matter how we tried!

Back home it was all rush and tear to get the cages done before heading off to the motorway.

Now, as normal, the back of the car was stuffed full of card making gear with just one small bag for a change of clothing. Is she going to do washing of her 'smalls' every day?

When we arrived there were the three monster woofers charging around, so OTL left us in the car while he unloaded everything. Then it was our turn to get a walk in the park for a wee or two before heading back home.

We got home in time to collect Fred and Wendy for their lunchtime walk but Freddy was more interested in staying cuddled up in OTL's arms 'cos he was a little cold!

Down on the beach OTL took some more pictures and this time he had a little fiddly diddly on the computer but not enough to set the world on fire!

No Fiddly Diddly!
 Looking out to sea there is no Infra Red being reflected of anything so it all reverts back to B&W.

Wot? No IR?
Today it has been Doggy Scoff, not exactly the meal we wanted but it filled a hole and we may survive until tomorrow when there should be some chicken!

Off to bed now, the eye lids are feeling heavy and we are in need of a cuddle with OTL!

See you tomorrow.

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

A Seriously Lazy Day!

Yo! Woofers!

Here we are again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret!

We love Saturdays, Old Two Legs leaves all his bits of paper and the 'Work Computer' alone, cleans the cages out early and spends loads of time playing with the ferrets. Holly and I get a chance to catch up on our sleep by taking over the whole of the bed, stretch out and wrap ourselves in the duvet!

So today it has been a 'Nothing Day', you know, no work, no customers, no suppliers and OTL gets robbed every time he gets near to any nibbly type food. You know, biscuits or chews or a Marmite sandwich!

It will be a week or two before we get the camera back from the Service Centre, so it is all Black & White Infra Red!

Today we have not done any fiddly stuff to the pictures, these are just as they come out of the camera, except that we have cropped them for size.

What is interesting is the first shot of Sheerness docks comes out in B&W and shows no sign of Infra Red rendering.

Sheerness Docks on a chilly November morning.
 Next shot is of Miss May who is officially a 'Silver' coloured ferret but the Infra Red makes her to be almost an Albino, except for a tiddly bit of black hair between her ears!


I know it's a bit fuzzy, it was cold and we were shivering!
 On the beach it looked really cold, I mean, real Artic type of weather and the Infra Red picks out the plant life and the shells on the beach and turns them white.

Then it picks out the IR in the sky as well!

I don't care, it still looks like snow and frost!
 The water is normally a sort of grey and brown colour but the IR picks out the reflection from the sky making it look like a reddy brown colour.

Looks more like the colour of OTL's tea!
 Really, IR comes into it's own on sunny summer days and it all gets exciting but as it is nearly Winter we will have to get our thinking tails on to make it more interesting!

We heard OTL on the phone today to the vet, Freddy is due to get his Distemper Jab on Monday and OTL says that he will have to take the Ferretone with him 'cos the last time he was stabbed the vet had difficulty getting the needle through his tough skin!

An armour plated ferret!

See you all tomorrow and with a bit of luck it will be another Seriously Lazy Day!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Infra Red and Frost!

Hi Woofers!

Here we are again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret!

Do we have red muzzles or wot?

You know that parcel that arrived sniffing of Archie Babe? Well, it's not a prezzie!

We have been told that it is a Woofer Advent Calendar!

So, Thanks Archie Babe and we will be lining up on the first day of December to open the first door!

Now, we told you about Old Two Legs camera, and today he dug out the Infra Red camera and he has been trying to remember all the settings!

Well, it,s different!
First thing this morning there was a layer of frost everywhere and the windows in the car were all covered with ice!

Even the Sea Wall is cold!
 With the Infra Red camera all the green grass looks white and frosty but the grass was really frosty, In fact May and Eric didn't really get down from OTL's arms until we were up by the bench on the hill!

Do you think it will warm up by lunch time?
 Back home there was a big bowl of chicken which we soon demolished and went off for a snooze while the ferrets had their morning rampage.

At the lunchtime walk the sun had come out and the frost had disappeared but the camera made it look like the there was loads of frost still around.

Little Wendy on 'Frosty Sea Shells'
Freddy stayed cuddled up in OTL's arms until we got back to the football field then he got down for a run on the grass.

Freddy doing his exercise!
 Holly and I went off sniffing the field and even though the frost had gone, when we looked at the photo it made us feel cold!

Just wait until the snow arrives!
 Being Friday we decided to finish off early and get all the stuff down the Post Office and the carriers.

If the weather is kind to us we plan to do some gardening with OTL 'cos he has got to finish off the 'Wild Life' patch at the bottom of the garden. There is also all the leaves to clean up as well.

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

OTL has his Teeth Sorted!

Hi Woofers!

Us again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Now, there are times when life is just soooo good that you just got to have a dance and a race around the house!

Today it was the ferrets turn and the pair of them came flying out of the cage chasing each other around the office, jumping on each other and chuckling their tails off!

Gotcha!
 Down on the beach the tide was in but it was rather gloomy out to sea. Although there was not a breath of wind but it was still gloomy!

Not exactly spectacular!
 Back home we settled down to a snooze while the ferrets got sorted out.

We decided to go out early at lunchtime 'cos Old Two Legs had an appointment at the dentist which will be expensive and painful!

Miss Wendy was interested in the rocks especially as the tide had come in!

This is seriously wet!
 Holly Chops wasn't interested in the water but she did go tearing up and down the beach!
Look at me, I'm flying!
 We got back home in time for OTL to head off to the dentist and yes, it was both painful and expensive!

Poor Lad!

Now, while he was out the postman called with the letters and a parcel! We had a good sniff of the parcel and Holly declared that she could sniff Archie Babe!

We decided that the parcel was too small for Archie Babe to hide in so we had to decide what it was.

The Missus said that it was going to go under the Christmas Tree and we were to leave it alone until then!

Christmas Prezzie already?

Holly and I spent most of the afternoon sniffing the parcel and trying to guess what was in there!

OTL packaged up his camera that he takes out every day, it is going back to the manufacturer, Nikon, to get it serviced and some minor repairs.

He always uses this camera 'cos it is small and easy to use especially when you have two ferrets to control and still keep an eye open for other woofers who may want to eat a ferret!

So, the camera is all packaged up and ready to go off and the only other camera the same size is one he had changed to produce Infra Red pictures, so watch out tomorrow, it's B&W and Infra Red as well!

Could be interesting!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

A 'Hole' Lot of Fun for Miss Wendy!

Hello Woofers!

It's Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret here!

You will be pleased to know that last night we all had a good nights sleep.

No Star Gazing!

This morning was just super down on the Sea Wall, almost no wind, in fact it was rather pushing it to call it a breeze!

 Barely a breeze to ripple the Water!
Old Two Legs had his big coat and his 'Old Duffer' hat on and he found that half way around he had to stop for a rest as it was getting too hot!
 
Holly and I had fun on the beach, I dug a hole while Holly decided to do some sun bathing, only the sun wasn't out and all she got was a sandy nose and stern words from OTL for getting sand near to her eyes!

Get up or you will get Conjunctivitis, again!
 Not that she took much notice!

Back home we could sniff chicken cooking so we were in a good mood, especially as yesterday it was Doggy Scoff!

Lunchtime down on the beach Miss Wendy beat us to the hole and she set about making it into a Ferret Hole that she could curl up and have a snooze!

I'll make this into a Proper Hole!
 Unfortunately, OTL couldn't hang about and we had to leave and head for home 'cos he had some shopping to get!

Holly and I decided that it would be too boring just sitting in the car while he had all the fun!

Mind you, we had some fun searching under the sofa for the biscuits the ferrets left behind this morning!

Looking at the sky, all we can see is cloud, so I don't think OTL will be Star Gazing tonight!

See you all tomorrow.

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

How to Star Gaze OTL Style!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret here!

Now, have we got a story to tell you, and it didn't happen today either!

You see, OTL purchased a telescope for looking at the stars with the intention of taking photographs of the planets. However, when he wants to look at the sky, there are clouds everywhere so he can't see a thing! He has taken it away with him on every holiday and every night it has been cloudy!

Back home it has been the same, loads of cloud and when there has been stars, everyone has had their bathroom/bedroom lights on and stargazing has been totally wiped out!

Last night there was a clear sky and only two neighbours had their lights on!

Nine fifteen arrived and The Missus starts heading for bed while OTL is assembling the telescope and attaching the camera to the adaptor port!

He sets up the scope on the patio, points it in the correct direction and switches it on.

It was then that he found out that the battery was flat!

A quick rush up to the loft resulted in a mains power supply and a lead that he used for his Amateur Radio stuff all working on 12v dc as required!

So, allowing for his eyes to get accustom to the dark he peered through the eyepiece to see........nothing!

The cloud had arrived and hidden all the stars!

OTL was not a Happy Woofer!

So, he hung about for a while and out came the stars but by the time he had set up the scope again....the clouds came back!

At that point he got fed up and started dismantling the setup only to find as he got close to taking the scope off the tripod, the stars came out again!

There he was assembling it all again and he got to look through the eyepiece and saw a star, just before the clouds came back and covered the stars!

By then he was a Cold Woofer and decided that he had enough of star gazing and went to bed.

That was at midnight!

We were late in getting up this morning!

No sunrise, just clouds!

Down on the beach we had missed all our normal mates and there were some woofers we don't see too much, mostly noisy woofers who spent all the time yapping!

Just look at those Bozo's!
 Miss May had fun digging on the beach and even chased Eric down to the water edge but he got all wimpy and rushed back up the beach when a wave washed over his paws!

This is how it's done!
 Miss May was showing him that if he stood just a couple of inches back the waves wouldn't make his paws wet but by then he was half way up the beach and heading for the grassy path

Talk about Eric the Brave!

Look, they can't get you here Eric, Eric, where are you now?
This afternoon it was all manufacturing and then delivering and then off to the carrier, so Holly and I made use of the time had went into the office, curled up on our cushions and enjoyed a super snooze!

We are not sure what OTL is going to do tonight, it will all depend on the clouds!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Chilly around the Haircut!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret here!

You can tell the Winter is on it's way, Old Two Legs was all wrapped up in his new coat and he had a scarf wrapped around his neck and his warm woolly hat on 'cos this morning it was blowing in from the North!

The sea looked all dark and grey and the waves had white horses riding on their shoulders!

Mucky water from The North!
 Eric was enjoying himself, playing 'Hunt the Nargle' in among the rocks on the beach.

What was that? I'm sure it was a Nargle behind that rock!
We were glad to get back home 'cos that wind was definitely getting places where it was not wanted, especially when the wind was blowing from behind!

It was at times like this that I wish the haircut had been delayed for a week or so!

Back home Auntie Shirley had arrived to play 'Glue Slapping' with The Missus so we left them to it and headed up stairs to OTL's office to have a snooze before the lunchtime walk arrived!

The tide was out when we got back to the beach and Holly spotted a load of Two Legs out on the mud half way towards the Fort.

We couldn't see what they were doing and it was too far away for OTL's little 35mm lens, even after zooming in on the camera!

Holly says that they might be digging for worms or the local TV station might be doing some interviews about the Fort!

We were guessing  and OTL said that there was no way he was going out to see what they were doing!

Maybe they were hunting Nargles?
 Freddy and Wendy decided that the whole thing was just too boring and headed off back to the car!

Out of my way, here comes a Ferret!
TM has been trying out the Dehydrator again and has dried some Kale, problem is, it's like eating dry grass! Next time she will try getting some larger leaves and slosh on some more Black Pepper and Lemon Juice, just to see if that gives it a bit more 'Bite'!

So far the apple is OK and The Pear is good and the Orange is great, next it will be a Banana sliced up, not sure if she will put on any Black Pepper though!

Us woofers are all waiting for the Chicken Fillets we have been promised, we don't do Kale or Apple we'd rather have meat!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.