Friday, 15 December 2017

Do you get the feeling Winter is here!

Hi Woofers!

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

This morning first thing it was rather mild, in fact, it was very nice walking along the beach and dashing along the Sea Wall. The wind was gently blowing in from Essex and the sky showed us that there was a 'Front' coming in!

Looks like it could be cold when that from reaches us!
We didn't hang around 'cos Holly Chops had an appointment with the vet this morning to see about her eyes.

I didn't go with her 'cos Old Two Legs said that I 'Wound Her Up'. Me? As if!

Well, the vet had a look and poked around and OTL had to give a history of Conjunctivitis and Holly. After about three minute's the vet agree to dispense the eye stuff Holly had before and they were kicked out to pay the bill!

OTL was sobbing all the way home, he reckons he should retrain and become a vet and be rich!

Back home there was a gigantic bowl of chicken waiting for us both and we both ended up with rather big tummies!

We were late in getting out at lunchtime, in fact it was nearer afternoon than midday before we set paw out of the door!

The 'Front' had arrived, there was a stiff breeze blowing in from Essex and it was making our eyes water!

We turned to head up to the beach and with the wind blowing our tails about OTL was muttering about having to go back!

Cold enough to freeze your butt off!
We soon found out what he was talking about, it was not nice! OTL was saying that it felt as though his eyeballs had frozen solid!

He spent all the time walking back with his eyes closed!

Com on OTL, just follow my voice!
It wasn't until we got back to the car that he was able to open his eyes!

OTL has spent the afternoon on the telephone and computer making it look like he was doing something important!

Now, as you read yesterday, Mrs Sue is visiting us next week and wanted to know what to bring, well, a couple of small suggestions!

20 x Crispy Skinned Chickens
10 x Beef Steak, medium rare
4 x Well stuffed Turkeys (Crispy Skinned)
24 x Packs of Teeth Cleaning Chews
14 x Raw Hide Chews
10 x Fresh Carrots, all crunchy like.
4 x Packs of Bonio Biscuits

I'm sure to think of some more but I don't want to look greedy!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The Ferrets get an outing!

Hi Woofers!

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

It was a bit warmer this morning so when it came to our walk, Old Two Legs also got Eric and May dressed up in their harnesses!

Eric wasn't too happy about going out but May said she could do with a breath of fresh air!

Mind you, we have noticed that all the ferrets were going 'Stir Crazy' stuck indoors all day!

Down on the beach Eric decided that the sand was too wet and too cold for him and managed to get a carry from OTL!

I don't care about sniffs, my paws are cold!
 Holly and I didn't mind the cold sand cos we we dashing up and down the beach!


This is better than yesterday!
Back home we were expecting a bowl of chicken but when we were called for breakfast, it was Doggy Scoff!

Oh! This is just too much, Holly was even talking leaving home!

That was before the Postman called. We had a big box delivered and The Missus said it was from Archie Babe and it sniffed of several very interesting sniffs!

Food Sniffs!

Is Archie Babe sending food parcels to us poor beleaguered  woofers?

TM says it can't be opened before Christmas!

A woofer can die of hunger if it was all left up to TM!

Lunchtime we were back down the beach again and to help us get over the hunger pangs Holly and I got into trouble 'cos we were nibbling away at the grass!

Freddy and Wendy decided to have a dig on the beach but the sand was still cold so instead they went for a sniff along the path back to the car!

I'd almost forgot what the sand felt like!
Back at the football field we were greeted by Darcy, who we bumped into yesterday. OTL was pleased to see Darcy and Darcy was tickled to meet up with OTL again!

Back home we heard OTL talking on the telephony thing booking Holly into the vets tomorrow morning at Nine Thirty. You see the conjunctivitis she had a few weeks ago didn't really clear up and she has a little bit of muck in the corner of her eye after a nights sleep. OTL has been washing her eye but it hasn't cleared up, so, back to the vet, get some more stuff to put in her eye and hopefully get it cleared up before Christmas!

As I said to Holly that she aught to be thankful that she doesn't need to be stabbed!

I'll let you know what happens!

If we don't die of hunger over night!

Bye Bye for now.

Luv,

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

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

It's a 'Drab Day' but Profitable!

Hello Woofers!

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

Well, it's been a funny sort of day, we woke up a little later than normal 'cos it was so warm and snugly tucked up close to Old Two Legs.

Downstairs The Missus and Holly were making a card with some tinsel on the top!

We had missed the sunrise or the sun was still in bed as the picture tells us!

No Sun and loads of Drab!
 One of the good things to happen was young Barny II came bounding along the Sea Wall to greet OTL and say good morning to us.

Yo Girls! And good sniffs?
 On a damp drab day like today the sniffs were hard to come by!

They have all gone! Nothing but rabbit poo!
 Lunchtime it was still the same except it was raining! We didn't hang about too long and back in the car park OTL met up with Darcy who we haven't seen for ages!

Not the brightest vista!
 Back home OTL got an order on email and set about doing the manufacturing and he was able to confirm the order and delivery for Friday!

He was quite a happy Two Legs as so far this month it has been a little slow, nothing unusual really but it was nice to get the order!

We have been doing some serious sniffing in the kitchen and Holly reckons that there is some steak thawing out. That means we can do some serious mugging tonight!

Let's hope tomorrow it is a bit warmer 'cos the ferrets all look like they are going 'Stir Crazy'!

Although they have been quite pleased with their time rampaging around the house, they say they have missed the sniffs!

Let's see what tomorrow brings!

Luv,

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

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Cold Start!

Hi Woofers!

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

Wasn't it blooming cold last night?

I had to cuddle up to Old Two Legs just to stay warm!

We didn't get up so early and managed to get down to the just as the sun was poking its face above Sheerness!

Blooming cold but just look at that sky!
 When we got into the car OTL said it was showing minus three! I suppose that means it's cold and to be honest, we didn't need an instrument to tell us that!

Now, being a woofer we just can't get our brains around the concept of 'Minus'!

I mean, One, two, three and any other number I can understand but 'Minus' doesn't do anything!

You have either got it or haven't, but you just can't have Minus!

The beach was frozen solid and the sand was as hard as concrete, so that means no rolling on the sand today!

We were OK in our Flying Jackets and OTL said we looked like Biggles and Algernon, whoever they are!

Come on, chocs away Algy!
 The lunchtime walk was better, the temperature had gone up and we had lost the 'Minus' thingy!

 In fact it was so good that we didn't need our jackets even though there was still some frost on the ground!

This is still hard enough for a landing strip Algy!
We had some fun woofing at the Two Legs when we went with OTL to do some deliveries and when we got back, there was some chicken waiting for us. So that was a bonus and better than the Scoff we were served yesterday!

The ferrets haven't been out for a few days now 'cos of the cold and wet. They are let out for an hour at at time for a rampage around the house and only get put back in their cages when they fall asleep under the sofa!

It's a good job we don't fall asleep under the sofa and anyway, it's much softer on top!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Monday, 11 December 2017

Not a day for swimming!

Hi Woofers!

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

Wot a day!

Our first foray into the wild weather was about seven this morning, a quick wee and back in doors.

Well, that's the normal thing.

Not today

Today it was 'Stick yer nose out, engage reverse and back indoors'!

It was horrid!

Old Two Legs got us all dressed up in our rain coat and dragged us...........I repeat......DRAGGED US into the car and along the Sea Wall!

I'm not kidding you but there were 'White Horses' than waves on the sea, all courtesy of a strong North Wind!

Well, it was us suffering and OTL was suffering as well. The rain drops were being blasted by the wind and even OTL reckoned that the rain drops had pointed ends and were designed to kill at twenty paces!

We didn't take the camera and anyway there was no way we would hang about while he was clicking away!

Back home we curled up on the bed until lunchtime.......................the weather was still same, cold wet and painful!

We didn't hang about!

Like this morning, we retired to bed and snoozed!

Another reason for snoozing, Doggy Scoff! Holly reckons we should change our eating house and get our food at the local restaurants!

The only problem with that idea is we don't have any money and these restaurants don't take Bonio Biscuits as payment!

We are off to rob OTL of some of his dinner, well, we got have some fun!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Snow!

Yo Woofers!

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

Well what a knight we have had, yesterday The Missus came back from the village hall complaining about a sore throat and being 'Short of Breath'!

She retired to bed early but by the time we got to bed she was doing that annoying 'Mini Cough'.

That went on most of the night and she kept waking us up!

I think that a cough syrup is on the cards!

So, very early this morning Old Two Legs couldn't stand it and up he gets for him morning shower.

You know, it was so early that the heating hadn't switched on yet!

It's OK about getting up early but it also means we are out before it gets light!

Now a run in the dark is always fun but on the way down to the beach, it started to snow!

Well, it ain't Dandruff!
So coupled with the snow and the wind and the rain, Holly and I did the quickest 'wee and a poo' walk we have ever done!

Back home we got a rub down to dry off the wet and headed off to the bedroom for a snooze to catch up on our missed sleep!

OTL went into the office and let May and Eric out for a run and while they were taking a break by resting in the travel cage, OTL told them about the quick walk and the lightening quick poo!

Eric was laughing his whiskers off as OTL relayed the tale!

Wot a pair of potty puppies!
We waited until the sun came up before looking out of the window, the snow was still there but it didn't last too long and by the time the cars got to drive up and down the road it was melting away!

The first snow of Christmas!
We left OTL to get on with some work before heading out again for the beach.

On the way out we noticed that the snow had almost gone, but we sniffed the wind and Holly said there was some more of the white stuff on it's way!

She has got a good nose like that!

Sure enough, half way around the walk, the snow started again!

That was it, home was calling and a nice soft bed!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Saturday, 9 December 2017

A Day for Snoozing on the Sofa!

Hi Woofers!

We are back again!

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

Well, the weather man got it right this time, blooming cold it was this morning!

In fact the ferrets all decided that they would stay at home today and let us woofers out on our own!

We let The Missus take the small car up to the village hall on her own 'cos Old Two Legs said that he fancied testing the heated seats in the big car!

Both Holly and I tested the passengers heated seat and it passed the test!

There is nothing like a warm tail when you are sitting in a cold car!

There were no clouds in the sky so that means frost on the grass and on the sand and on the benches!

It also means the sunrise will have some amazing colours as well!

We made it before the sun today!
Both Holly and I had our 'Flying Jackets' so we were not too cold and the frost on the long grass kept away from our tummies!

It also means I can get a roll on the sand as well!

Coming back we stopped at the bench on top of the hill and OTL got all 'Arty' with the camera and took a picture of the bench top.

Trouble was, he forgot that the large aperture on the camera means a shallow depth of field and you can see the camera is focused up on the centre of the bench and everything else is 'Soft Focus'!

Well, you can see the frost anyway!
We decided that OTL had earned a rest and as TM wasn't around to tell him off, we enjoyed a DVD until lunchtime when it was time for a trip down the beach again.

OTL had been thinking about the bench and when we got to it he set up the camera on the bench with an aperture of F22, focused on the centre of the bench again and set the shutter release to delay for five second, placed the camera on the bench and stood back!

Click!

Now, all we need is a sunrise, a few clouds and some more frost!
OK, the bolt heads in the foreground are not in focus but the rest looks OK!

As he didn't have his mobile phone with him, he didn't have his program to set the depth of field but it don't look too bad!

We took a look at the program and at the settings, the closest focus is 65mm which would be just the other side of the bolt heads and the far focus would be 2.149m, that's why the ship is out of focus!

Oooo! Don't you just love it when we get all technical?

Tomorrow we are expecting it to be a little warmer so the ferrets can come out with us!

Bye bye for now!

Luv,

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

Friday, 8 December 2017

Woofin' Cold and it's getting Colder!

Hi Woofers!

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

I don't know what it is like your end of the world but we are getting to realise that Winter is really here! I mean, we are sort of in line with the North Sea and any wind coming down there has nothing to bump into until it reaches us!

This morning it looked like it might be mild outside, like, no ice, no frost and the trees gently swaying in the wind.

Holly and I were well up for a run but Old Two Legs made us wear our 'Flying Jackets' as if!

Then he opened the front door................WHAT?

It was Cold and Damp!

It was more than cold, it was Woofin' Cold!

It's a good job we have a heater in the car!

We didn't hang about on the walk but it was OTL who was dragging his tail, taking photo's of the sunrise. It seems that the colour capture on this new box of bits is better than the old camera!

This is heading down the path towards the beach.
 We rather like the colours of the sky against the black of the trees.

When we got down to the beach, the sun was just over Sheerness so OTL rattled off a couple of shots before shouting to me to 'Get Up'! You see with that jacket on I do enjoy a really good roll in the sand especially a sniffy bit of sand!

Just behind I'm having a great roll in a patch of sniffy sand!
We didn't hang about too long and were quickly back in the car and heading for home!

We made sure the chicken was in the oven before sneaking off for a snooze under OTL's desk.

We had a visit from the accountant geezer and while he and OTL were discussing boring stuff Holly and I had our noses deep in a bowl of chicken!

Our lunchtime walk was equally as fast as the morning walk and OTL made a discovery, it seems that the new camera is not so quick on the auto focusing. He took a picture of Holly and I and the focusing wouldn't keep up with us!

Maybe it was because it was just too cold!

When we stopped at the beach you could tell it just wasn't the day for a swim!

No! I'll pass on stick chasing in the water thank you!
Looking at the weather forecast for the weekend, it looks like it is going to be cold and windy but all the snow will be staying up country. So, we won't be able to introduce the ferrets to the fun of diving in the snow!

Maybe later in the year!

See you all tomorrow.

Luv,

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

Thursday, 7 December 2017

It's missed us!

Hi Woofers!

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

It's been a bit Yuck today, well the weather has been yucky.

We have been lucky to have missed Storm Caroline who has been doing some serious stuff up in Scotland!

Down here is was mild first thing but it looked sad across the Medway to Sheerness!

Not the most interesting view!
 Eric and May decided to stay in Old Two Legs arms until they got to the top path mainly 'cos the grass was wet and their tummies are close to the ground! You know, there is nothing worse than a wet tummy!

Back home Holly and I retired to the bed while OTL got going on his morning jobs, poo shovelling!

Lunchtime came and OTL was studying the weather looking for a 'Window' in the rain that was managing to make everything wet!

The wind was picking up as well but not 80mph!

I just don't do rain!
 Holly decided that the best thing to do is to get on with the walk as quickly as possible especially as Fred and Wendy decided to stay at home!

Out of my way, Woofer coming through!
OTL was trying to work his camera but he hasn't yet got the idea how to make sure the focusing keeps up with  us!

We have decided that you had better turn off your sound 'cos the wind sounds horrid!


We have suggested that OTL needs one of those pointy type of microphones that he got for the video camera. So, he is looking on the Internetty to see what is available!

Now, you know Holly Chops has been suffering from a Grumbly Tum and OTL has restricted her food intake to just Brambles Biscuits, which she and the ferrets love!

Well, Holly got promised a big bowl of chicken providing her tum was better today.

OTL did some inspecting of the Poo Bag he used to clear up after Holly and said that it looks like she has managed to get over her tummy trouble.

So, there we were, home again and looking forward to a big bowl of chicken.

Well, we got a big bowl.................................of Doggy Scoff!!!!!!!!!

It was The Missuses fault, she didn't get the chicken out of the freezer early enough!

Doggy Scoff............Yuck.......YUck........YUCk...........YUCK, Blooming YUCK!

There will be no cuddles for her tonight!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

So, Where is the Manual?

Hi Woofers!

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

It's still mild weather here in North Kent. Mind you, the lady on the TV says that it is going to get colder tomorrow and something about Storm Caroline doing something at ninety miles an hour in Scotland.

I'm glad we aren't in Scotland at the moment!

We have been helping Old Two Legs work out what all the buttons do on his new camera, some we know from the other cameras but there are one or two new ones, like, a big letter ' i ' that tells him the setting but he hasn't worked out how to change the settings!

We did suggest the obvious, RTFM and just in case you don't know, it means Read The Flipping Manual!

It's an OTL thing that the very last thing he does is to reach for the Instruction Manual and as there was no manual with the camera he had to go onto the Internetty to find a down load.

That was great, except that the manual is 384 pages long and he doesn't fancy printing it, so he has downloaded it in the form of a .PDF file and keeps scanning up and down searching for the next bit he doesn't understand, only sometimes he doesn't understand the technical answer!

So far we have got to take some pictures of the ferrets, Holly and I.

This sand is rather cold this morning!
 Holly and I found this strange sniff which turned out to be one of those worms the fishermen teach to swim!

I know it's not moving but that sniff could shift a house!
 Eric is getting fatter, furrier and whiter every day! Just look at that face!


My face may be white but my tail is still black!
 We had to take some stuff down to the carrier at lunchtime so our lunchtime walk was a little late which really didn't bother us too much.

OTL had found out how to work the movie buttons but first tried the 'White Balance' on the clouds over on Sheppy!

Clouds over Sheerness.
As we went across the football field he tried out the 'Movie' button! The only problem is, this blog only allows a certain amount of movie and of course, OTL exceeded the allowance! Maybe we will try again tomorrow!

However, try this quick movie that sort of worked in the camera but we are not sure it works on the blog!

Claws crossed, click on the button!


I seem to remember that we need to upload it to Yoo Toob, so if it doesn't work, don't worry, OTL will just have to RTFM!

See you tomorrow.

Luv,

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