Sunday, 8 April 2012

A Day on The Beach with OTL!

Yo Ho Woofers!

Daisy & Holly here again!

Good fun today! Old Two Legs was a little late in getting up, so The Missus took us out for our 'Wee Walk' first thing and believe it or not, it was Raining!

OTL was up by the time we got back though, to make up for his late arrival we demanded a walk down the beach!

Well, we had in mind the sandy beach with miles of sand everywhere, but because the tide was in, there would be no sand, just water!

So, off we went to Dungeness Beach, loads of stones but some absolutely heavenly sniffs!

On the way, we saw a Male Pheasant in the field, so OTL slowed the car down to take a picture. What he had not seen was the other male pheasant that was sitting on top of the hedge.

Now if we read the signs, we reckon that the first pheasant had just won a battle for territory or mating rights 'cos the second pheasant looked like it had been dragged through the hedge backwards and the dunked into the ditch full of water!

I mean, he looked Terrible!

I've had better days!
We've not seen a bird looking worse!

OTL wound down the window to get a good shot of both birds, we leapt over to the window and fought each other to get our heads out for a serious woofing session while at the same time OTL was trying to get the camera out the window and the lens to zoom in on the bird!

Look! A Woofin Chicken!
By the time he got to press the button the bird was legging it off on top of the hedge!

We arrived at Dungeness Beach, just in time for the rain to descend onto us!

Not that we worried, there were sniffs to die for and Holly just had to have a roll in them as well!

Sniffs, Sniffs and More Sniffs!
The fishermen looked as miserable as normal, no fish, no warmth and no sandwiches!

Having Fun Mister?
Holly found out about the sandwiches!

We saw some Great Crested Grebe diving for fish in the sea and there were a couple of Turnstone on the beach as well, turning stones and they had a load of stones to turn!

Two Turnstones turning stones on a stony beach!
After that we went over to the Dungeness Bird Observatory, but we didn’t Observe and new birds!

A quick ride in the car got us to the RSPB site at Dungeness and there were loads of notices saying 'No Dogs'! OTL only wanted a wee, so we stayed in the car.

Holly did suggest that we open the car door, run into the RSPB shop and have a tear around the place knocking all the bird books off the shelves!

We decided that may get OTL into trouble, so we stayed in the car and stuck our tongues out at everyone we saw in the car park instead!

OTL took us over the ARC bird site, part of the RSPB but not so many notices AND a Public Footpath. So they can't stop us!

We saw a Little Egret.

Guarding the Nest.
 Then her mate came flying in!

In Coming!
OTL pointed out the Spoonbill, but it was sleeping, (again) so all we saw was a white bird in the distance with its beak under its wing!

Next we stopped for another walk, (off the lead) around the back of the Dungeness Bird Observatory and no, we didn't see any birds there either!

Back to the caravan and we crashed out, totally whacked, running over all those stones sure does wear a puppy out!

Liver tonight and some of OTL's lamb steak!

Not sure what we are doing tomorrow but it will involve taking the awning down 'cos we are going home on Tuesday but we may get a last run on the beach if we're lucky!

Bye bye for now.


Daisy & Holly

Busy Day for OTL!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy & Holly here again.

This morning we decided that us puppy's were not going to allow Old Two Legs to escape without us, so, first thing this morning, while he was still asleep, we jumped onto the bed and sat on his chest!

That sorted him out!

A good ear licking and a paw on the top of his head told him he wasn't going anywhere without us today!

Even if it was raining!

So, after our morning stroll along the margins of the sheep field we sat in the car while OTL got the empty gas bottle out of the caravan. Half way through cooking dinner last night, the gas went out and The Missus started to panic, silly TM, OTL had it all in hand!

Those gas bottle refills cost a fortune, you could buy a years worth of chews for the price of a bottle of gas!

Then he went into town and got us a new lead 'cos the other one was getting frayed and he didn't want us to snap it!

He also got us a couple of our favourite chews, (Chicken and Rice), just to make up for leaving us yesterday!

Next it is a trip to the Supermarket for The Missus 'cos she needed some stuff.

After all that, we demanded a run on the beach and to make it more fun, TM decided to come down there with us, even if it was a bit chilly!

 Then she tried throwing the ball for us, not very good! In fact she was as bad as Uncle Ian is at kicking the ball!

TM Trying to throw the ball.

 TM threw the ball but it landed in the puddle and OTL made me go in and get it!

Well, she threw it in so She should get it!
Next we played 'Beachers Brook' a sort of running and jumping game.

Beachers Brook!
Holly found an old tree and although we tried, we couldn't throw it back into the sea!

..........and I say it Will Float!
We spent most of the evening watching a DVD, TM fell asleep first, followed by Holly and then me.

Holly fell asleep cuddling OTL's leg 'cos she says it is all warm and soft!

Holly, all warm and cuddly!
Not sure what we are doing tomorrow, got to check the weather forecast in the morning!

Bye bye for now!


Daisy & Holly