Sunday, 22 May 2011

Back to work tomorrow.

Sunday 22nd May

Hi All,

We've been busy puppies today, catching up on the blog, chasing the local cats who think they can set up house in our garden!

Woofing at the birds on the feeders.

Then there was the walk down The Forest, (not the same as Norfolk), very few squirrels but loads of birds!

Tomorrow we are back to work, Old Two Legs has a pile of paper to work on. The Missus has several machine loads of washing, and us, well we have got to make sure that everything goes as planned, breakfast followed by second breakfast and a snooze. Then there is lunch and a walk followed by a small soozett, just before going out for our afternoon walk before a tea time snack and a quick snooze before dinner and a nap afterwards before settling down to a proper nights sleep.

So, you see, we really are very busy puppies, no time for slacking!

See you again soon,


Daisy & Holly

Going Home!

21st May

Hello all!

Daisy & Holly are Home!

After getting up and going for a walk in the forest with The Missus, we got back to see Old Two Legs taking the awning down and brushing all the leaves and twigs of the caravan, a sure sign we were on the move!

As we were going, this is the last chance I have to catch one of those Sneaky Squirrels.

Every morning I have sat in the caravan and watched those squirrels sitting out side on the grass, pulling faces at Holly and me. So, this morning I'm going to have a 'chat' with one or two of them!

Well that was the idea, but, as soon as I had sneaked out of the caravan and run like the clappers towards the squirrel, it shot up the trunk of the tree and sat there chattering at me in 'squirrel', I suppose it was load of 'Not Very Nice' language but as I don't know how to speak 'Squirrel', I didn't understand!

We'll be back and watch out next time, I'll be getting a full camouflage outfit and super fast running shoes!

OTL took a last look around a local wetland and came back with a picture of a Black Tailed Godwit, Holly still wants to know if it tastes like chicken!
Black Tailed Godwit#1
Black Tailed Godwit#2
The journey back didn't take too long, in fact the unloading of the caravan took longer than the journey!

We got an early night 'cos we were tired little puppies, but that didn't stop us mugging OTL for a bit of his shortbread that he had with his slurp of malt whisky.

See you tomorrow and we hope you liked some of the photo's of us on holiday!

Bye for now,


Daisy & Holly

Holly is beaten by The Beach!

20th May

Yo Ho Woofers,

Here we are again and back with another day of fun!

First of all we went for a walk with The Missus in the forest and she was told by a local that he'd seen Nightjar up in the top fields, so Old Two Legs has plans to go up there tonight and have a look!

Before that we had a day on the beach to look forward too.

Off we went good and early, the sun was shining and the white fluffy clouds were not even blocking the sun.

We got to Titchwell Marsh around ten and went straight down to the beach. Now, it's a 1km walk from the car park to the beach but we were ready for some fun as soon as we hit the sand. Off we went like a couple of rockets, charging about, play fighting, rolling in smelly things we found and also digging holes!

Sharing a hole with my Sister!
We went for about one and a half kilometres along the beach, playing in the dunes and hiding from OTL. As he came past we'd run down the dune woofing at him and kicking up the sand!

We also met Sandy, a Bichon Frise, King Charles cross, we had a run and chase before saying good bye.

Another BF Cross!
We found a dead bird on the beach, OTL says it was a Gannet and it was a long time dead, it also had a funny smell!

We stopped for a picnic on the beach and OTL sat on an old tree branch that had been washed up by the sea. Holly and I had our drink and a nibble and while OTL was eating his sandwich, we dug a hole in the sand under his legs, the tree trunk sort of slid down the hole and OTL went all wobbly!

On the way back, there was the 1km walk down the path to the car and Holly was getting a little worn out, so, when OTL stopped to have a look at the birds, she went up to him, sat down by the side of him and scratched his leg with her paw. OTL got the message and picked her up and carried her on his shoulder all the way back to the car. On the way back there we had a lot of people comment on Holly being carried and how worn out she looked!

She was sitting on the haversack OTL carried his camera gear and her front paws were resting on his shoulder!

She ain't Heavy, She's my Puppy!
This was taken as we passed the 'Visitors Centre', I was wondering what the lady was saying!

Well, we slept for most of the way back and after good brush to get the sand out of our fur we had another snoozett before eating our dinner, followed by another snoozett!

It has been a super day and a super two weeks, the only thing we are not looking forward to, is going home tomorrow, but it won't be too long before we are off to the Isle of Mull for our summer holiday, a whole three weeks!

Just can't wait for that!

Bye bye for now and see you all tomorrow!


Daisy & Holly

More Ticks!

19th May

Hi Woofers!

D&H back with you and have we had a day of it today!

First of all, Old Two Legs was sitting in bed this morning when he noticed Holly rubbing her muzzle, so, he had a look and found a Tick on the side of her cheek, so he called for his operating tools and removed it. Then he had a closer look all over Holly and found another three, two on the face and one on her shoulder.

So there she was cuddled up to OTL and being de-Ticked!

And that was all before breakfast!

The sun was shining, so OTL suggested we go back to Titchwell Marsh again and this time The Missus could take us two down to the beach while OTL took some snaps and did some bird watching.

A very good idea that!

 When Holly and I got to the beach, the tide was right out and so we had loads of sand to run on and dig in and roll on and chase each other all over the place. I even found some water that I could have a lay down in and cool off a little.

The best bit was the hole digging, Holly and I had competitions to see how big and how deep we could dig and how far we could throw the sand and TM was the judge and said that we were both the same so we were both winners!

Digging for Victory
 OTL took some snaps of a Greylag goose having a clean up and an Avocet hunting for food. He also got some (fuzzy) snaps of a Temminick's Stint, which is rather rare and there were loads of people looking at the birds through telescopes.

 OTL took this of a Greylag goose, not bad, he must be getting better!
A Wash & Brush up!
 After our day there we headed back home to the caravan and we slept most of the way back, we were worn out!

OTL gave us another good brush and inspected us for Ticks again, (none found) but we stood very still while he searched all around our face and ears, and we didn't struggle or fidget (too much) 'cos we don't like the Ticks.

OTL reckons that these Ticks are from the deer that roam the forest, the Ticks are not as big as the ones I got from the sheep last year, but the are just as bigger nuisance and we are better off without them!

It's another early night I think, we are almost looking forward to getting home again so we can have a rest!

But not really!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy & Holly

Holkham National Nature Reserve and a Wren

18th May

Hello Fans!

Daisy & Holly here once more.

We went out with Old Two Legs again today and had a very long walk!

He found a place called Holkham National Nature Reserve. Now looking at the map, it had a very long and wide beach, so, we were looking forward to another hole digging day!

First of all,when we got there we found that there was a charge for parking the car, £5 for all day or £3.50 for three hours. OTL was not happy, calling them a bunch of robbers and highway men!

After he poured money into the ticket machine and got a bit of paper to stick in the window of the car, we set off for the beach.

Shock! Horror! Curses!

Big notices saying 'No Dogs Allowed On The Beach'

That was it, OTL was not a Happy Puppy, he then started to mutter things about highway robbers and unfair prejudice against against us dogs, but what was worse was he only found out about the 'No Dogs' rule, AFTER he had paid out nearly all his pocket money of the car park charge!

So, after consulting the map we discovered that there were two bird hides about two or three miles down a path behind the beach, through a load of trees, so off we went, OTL loaded up with all our stuff and his camera gear.

Well, it was a very long two miles to the first hide and by the time we got there we were all worn out and thirsty, so staying in the hide was a good idea, we had a nibble to eat and a drink of water and a look at the birds. Unfortunately, the birds were miles away across the fields and hardly visible to us puppies, so we had a snooze on the floor while OTL watched with his binoculars.

This hide had a flashy path up to it, Holly and I were running up and down just for fun!
Good for running on!
We also heard a Wren singing in the bushes outside the hide and OTL got some pictures, but the bird again was a little too far away for a good clear picture, but it was worth looking at!

Singing Wren
Holly and I went chasing into the woods looking for squirrels and I almost got lost again, it was only OTL calling and whistling that helped me find them again!

Holly found a large pond and a tree and suggested we jump from the tree and then go for a swim, but the water was all smelly and we thought OTL would complain about the smell on the way home, so we stayed out!

Let's jump from here!
Tomorrow, we are going to take The Missus to Titchwell RSPB so we can have a play on the beach while OTL does some serious bird watching!

See you tomorrow and we will tell you how we got on,


Daisy & Holly

Titchwell and a Tick!

17th May

Hello Fans!

Daisy & Holly here again.

Have we had an adventure of a day today!

First of all we had our morning walk with The Missus up in the woods and when we were charging around we spotted a red deer in front of us in the forest, so, like good little puppies we went steaming after it.

It ran off down the path and into the woods where it took a sharp left hand turn and stood still, we, being shorter and not able to see which way it went, carried on in a straight line. The deer then walked across the path behind us and carried on going into the woods!

Sneaky or wot!

Talking of sneaky, Old Two Legs promised us another run on the beach, so he took us to Titchwell RSPB site. Now as you know, RSPB have got a thing about having dogs on their reserves and normally have signs up saying 'No Dogs'!

Well this reserve had a public path leading from the road all the way through to the beach, so, OTL and us went all the way down the path to the beach and Oh Wow! It was a beach to die for!

Sand To Die For!

Happy Holly at full speed!

This Beach gets my Vote!
The sand went on for miles and the beach must have been about a quarter of a mile from the water to the top of the beach.

Holly and me ran and ran, we rolled in anything we wanted to, dug holes all over the place, then rolled in the holes as well.

OTL didn't tell us to stop and he was laughing at our games of chase and rolling around!

We had a super time and after about an hour we were both worn out and just collapsed in a heap at OTL's feet!

Lucky for us,OTL had brought our drinking bowl and some water, which we drank, and after we had finished there was more sand in our bowl from our whiskers that was on the beach, well almost!

On the way back OTL was told about a Red Neck Phalarope that had landed, so he was able to take a picture, not very clear 'cos it was too far away, but it was good enough for identification.

He also took a picture of the most ugly looking bundle of feathers that set webbed foot in the water, yep, it was a baby coot!
Baby Coot.
Holly says that it may be ugly but it's mother still loves it, which is a good thing!

As you would guess, we were so worn out by our running, we both slept all the way home!

When we got back to the caravan, we both leapt out out of the car and were supposed to run and find TM, but we saw a Sneaky Squirrel and we both chased it into the woods and up a tree!

Horror upon horror, OTL found a Tick in the fur around my nose, just clinging to my fur, so that was lucky. He said he will have to keep a close eye on us both when he brushes us!

He's good like that!

See you tomorrow,


Daisy & Holly

Caterpillars at Snettersham

16th May

Hi Woofers,

We're back again!

Today we have been out with Old Two Legs 'cos The Missus has been making a card for Christmas and it's only May!

According to OTL she needs a lot of time to think about it, but why does she have to snore so much?

Any way, we got in the car with OTL and went off to Snetersham RSPB site. Now normally RSPB has a total ban on doggies visiting their sites, but this one had some footpaths going through it and half of it belonged to the local angling club.

So, as OTL put it, we'll have a look and if we can get down the public footpath then we're OK!

When we arrived there were notices up saying 'Dogs on Leads' and 'Pick up your dog Mess' Holly said we don't make a mess when we are out with OTL and we are good puppies. OTL said what they mean was Dog Poo and Holly said that they should say poo then and not upset us doggies!

We were OK 'cos OTL has Poo Bags in every item of clothing he owns that has a pocket and he's always picking up our poo!

As OTL was getting all his gear out, we spotted a hairy little thing crawling across the camera box, so, OTL took a couple of pictures.

Hairy and Scary!

Caterpillar on a Charge!
Off we went, and we visited every hide and being good little puppies we behaved ourselves, until we got bored that is, then we had a play fight and OTL had to move onto the next hide!

No Birds, we're Bored!
 Well, when you run out of birds there's nothing else to do!

Next Hide Please!
On the way around we saw a mole cross our path and sort of 'swim' into the grass, well at first we were unsure what is was, then as it disappeared into the grass we both jumped onto where we thought it was and then we stuck our noses into the grass to find out if it was still there!

Those moles can move so very fast, I mean, it was gone in no time, almost faster that those Pesky Squirrels!

When we got back to the camp site, Holly and I jumped out of the car and raced around looking for those squirrels but they must have heard us coming and ran up into the trees!

After a busy day like today, we both plan to have an early night, after we've mugged OTL & TM for some of their dinner!

Bye for now and we will see you tomorrow.

OTL says we can got to the seaside tomorrow if it's not raining, too much!


Daisy & Holly

A day with OTL and the Nuthatch

15th May

Hello to you all,

It's us back again!

The Missus got up at two thirty and went off to her Dawn Chorus thing at Minnis Mere, we stayed in bed!

So did Old Two Legs and we all had a super snooze and stayed in bed past our normal getting up time!

We went out for our morning walk and I spotted a squirrel ahead of us on the path in the wood, so, off I went, tearing up the path so fast there was a cloud of dust behind me!

I was getting close and thought I would get it this time 'cos I was not barking.

Trouble was, I think the squirrel heard the thump of my paws on the the path or was just lucky, 'cos right at the last moment, it looked behind and saw me!

The squirrel did a sharp left hand exit and went into a pile of branches by the side of the path. In I charged after it but it seemed to have disappeared!

What I did not know, and OTL could see, was the squirrel had jumped up on top of the branches and jumped over the top of me and shot off into the woods on the other side of the path!

OTL was laughing his head off while Holly and me were diving in and out of the branches looking for the pesky squirrel!

After a breakfast of chicken we spent some time photographing a Nuthatch that was nesting in a bird box. Trouble was, because it not sunny, that meant that OTL could not use a fast enough shutter speed and the Nuthatch looked a little 'fuzzy' around the edges!

Nuthatch #1

Nuthatch #2
Better luck next time OTL!

Today was spent either asleep in the car or charging around Thetford Forest looking for squirrels and other Monsters!

OTL say's we should have another day down the beach digging holes in the sand, so if the sun shines we may do that tomorrow or the next day!

Bye bye for now and we'll be back tomorrow!


Daisy & Holly

The Squirrel Shake

14th May

Hi to you all!

D&H back again and the blog site is still having problems!

We've been with The Missus all day today as Old Two Legs has gone out looking at birds again.

Spotted Flycatcher?
 A sort of lazy day, eating, snoozing and standing guard just in case a squirrel tried to pinch OTL's Fruit & Nut Chocolate!

Waiting for a Squirrel to appear!
Holly tells me that when I see a squirrel, I start to shake and twitch, like I want to explode into action and go after the squirrel.

Of Course I Do!

Silly Holly!

OTL & TM call it 'The Squirrel Shake' and laugh at me getting all excited!

Only trouble is, they then tell me not to woof!

I mean, get excited and not woof?


OTL came back and we went for a walk up the woods, chasing squirrels and pigeons that were poking around on the forest floor. We never catch them but it is always worth a try!

We are off to bed early tonight 'cos TM is off early to hear the 'Dawn Chorus' at a RSPB site, but, she has got to get up at two thirty in the morning so she can get there by four!

As OTL said, she can get up, we're staying in bed!

But it does mean an early night for her!

Bye Bye for now,


Daisy & Holly

Holiday but OTL is still working!

13th May

Hello All,

Daisy & Holly back with you again.

We have been lazy today, well sort of half lazy then.

This morning Old Two Legs has been busy on the laptop doing some work that had to be done today. Unfortunately the laptop link with the office computer keeps crashing and OTL has started saying rude things about The Computer, the Dongle, The Telephone Link and the Office Computer!

Naughty OTL!

He finished getting all wound up around mid morning and said that it would help him humour if we went for a walk in the woods. Well that's always OK by us and Holly and me went charging off chasing the Pesky Squirrels again.

After we got back from a super long walk, my leg started hurting, so much did it hurt that I could not even walk to me food bowl, even though it was full of Doggy Food.

OTL picked me up and gave my leg a rub and put me into the back of the car where Holly was resting in the sun shine. We had a snooze while OTL tried to get a picture of the Nuthatch, which never arrived!

Then it was lunch time and OTL took us all down to the local pub where they let dogs in the bar!

It was a proper grown up pub where people stood around talking about crops and the lack of rain and drank pints of local beer. (Horrible Stuff!)

OTL and TM had lunch, Holly and me fell asleep on the floor listening to everyone talking 'shop'.

TM decided she wanted to go shopping so we went to a local supermarket where TM got us a special treat of a strange Doggy Chew that looked like a sausage wrapped in rawhide and that's what is was, except it was not a sausage, it was another bit of rawhide!

Holly says that it is really some local squirrel that has been smoked and roasted then turned inside out, especially for us dogs!

I'll let you know tomorrow!

We still can't get the blog to upload, seems that they haven’t fixed what ever it is that's wrong!

Bye bye for now,


Daisy & Holly

Pesky Squirrels and all that.

12th May

Hi Everyone,

D&H back again!

We are having problems up loading to our blog, we tried to load yesterdays news and the system told us we couldn't! So, we are going to get Old Two Legs to have a look and you may get a few days adventures all at the same time!

Every time we try to up load we get the 'Blogger is currently unavailable' , not sure if it is us or them!

Today we spent all day with The Missus, we got walked and then we went onto 'Squirrel Watch' 'cos there's a pesky squirrel that hangs about around the tree near out caravan and when we are inside the caravan it comes down from the tree and prances up and down in front of us! 

Pesky Squirrel
 Well, Holly and me go potty!

We are woofing and trying to get out of the window and the squirrel sees we can't get to it, so it dances up and down again blowing raspberries at us!
One day we will be able to get out of the window, we'll make it dance then!

OTL came back after his day out and had one or two snaps that looked OK.

This is is a Black Headed Gull with one leg.

Capt'n Seagull

And this is a Reed Warbler.
Reed Warbler
When he got back, went out with OTL into the forest and saw a deer, as it ran away it's white bottom was flashing like indicator lights, sort of  'I'm off and I'm going this way!'

Holly and I thought that was funny but we didn't bother to chase it 'cos we knew dinner would be on the table when we got back and we both felt a little peckish!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy & Holly

A Trip to Bempton Cliffs

11th May 2011

Hello You Woofers!

Daisy & Holly back again from Sunny Norfolk!

We decided to go to Bempton Cliffs in South Yorkshire which is a four hour car ride away, so, to get a good days fun and games we set off at six in the morning, which if all we did was get up and go. Not The Missus, first she has to have her morning coffee, then a shower, then tidy the caravan up and after all that, have breakfast, wash up and a quick run around with the electric carpet sweeper!

That means the alarm went off at four thirty!

Old Two Legs was not a happy puppy at that time in the morning!

We got there at ten to eleven, which wasn't too bad and we set off for a charge along the cliff tops to see the birds.

OTL was carrying his camera gear that weighed a ton and TM had us on a lead all the time 'cos she said we might fall off the cliff edge!

We left OTL snapping away and we went on an 'explore'.

Poo City
First thing you need to know is that this place is where the Gannets, Razor Bill, Kittiwakes, Guillemot and Puffin all nest. Plus there were a few others I can't remember, but, all these birds building nests, laying eggs, catching fish and eating them on the nest means that they need to poo near the nest. Normally just over the edge, so you don't want to be down the bottom of the cliffs if you know what I mean!

But, all these birds, all the fish and all that poo'ing, that made for one almighty pong! It was horrible, all sort of bird poo and fish, Yuk!

New Neighbours?
We had a great time and walked for miles, we kept TM going and we're sure it did her some good. Half way through the afternoon she took us back to the car and had a snooze, which was OK but for the snoring!

OTL took loads of pictures like the one here and the one underneath, not bad but the birds would not sit still for him, so there were a load that he had to throw away!

Bill Slapping (No, his name is not Bill!)
See you tomorrow

We are still catching up on our sleep!


Daisy & Holly