Sunday, 30 June 2013

Serious Training For Snowflake.

Hi Woofers!

What a super Hot Day for us, Daisy, Holly & Snowflake!

We were out a bit late this morning 'cos we had a late night last night, but that didn't stop young Snowflake from getting in her morning race along the beach, Holly and I were banned from rabbit hunting while Snowflake had her morning workout!

We were running ahead of her, keeping everyone out of her way and I even woofed at a couple of Magpie's who were trying to spoil Snowflakes concentration!

Of course, when we got back home it was a quick rub down and some Ferretone to ease her legs, then off for a snooze to recover!

The morning was spent watching the F1 racing from Silverstone and half way through the race Holly and I decided we needed a walk!

So, Old Two Legs asked for the rest of the race to be recorded and off we set!

It was hot! Very Hot! Being Sunday we got the normal bunch of Bozo's turn up on the beach. There was one couple that brought their own seats, no problem with that, but why sit behind the bench?

Hiding behind the bench!

We carried on and blow me down, there was another couple waiting for the tide to come in!

Is the Tide in yet?
Of course, there is always the Bozo's who don't check what time the tide is in and end up not doing any fishing at all!

Well the water was here last time!
We stopped to have a look at the whole beach but there were loads of Bozo's all over the place!

Holly and I decided it would be best to leave them alone!

Look! There's Loads of them!
As we headed back towards the car, Holly spotted this rose growing by the path. OTL said it was called a 'Dog Rose', Holly said it was a bit silly calling it a Dog 'cos it couldn't chase Rabbits, wee up lamp posts or chew bones!

OTL said she was being silly!

So, back home to see the rest of the racing and then a cool drink of pond water!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly and (Call Me Slick) Snowflake!

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Busy Day!

Hi Ho Woofers!

What a day today, and it hasn't finished yet!

It's us here, Daisy, Holly & Snowflake.

This morning we were out good and early, Snowflake has started her training program and stayed in wrapped up in Old Two Legs arms until half way around the Sea Wall Path!

OTL started Snowflake off by letting her loose on the beach to have a run up and down on the sand. That is meant to toughen up her claws and paws!

Holly and I got a bit fed up and went off to chase a couple of rabbits we had seen hop by!

When we got back we all crashed out after breakfast and even Snowflake said she would leave her frying steak until later in the day!

Lunch time we left Snowflake snoozing away and headed off to Auntie Jane's house, that's where Lucy lives.
Hi! I'm Lucy!
We were there to meet Johnathan, who is The Missus's Great Grandchild!

Of course, TM wanted to have a picture of her holding Johnathan but just before OTL pressed the shutter, she nicked his dummy!
Naughty, Naughty TM!
 Naughty TM!

It didn't take too long for a suitable soft toy to be found that started him going Goo, Goo!

Goo, Goo, Goo!
Of course, all the females in the family wanted to have a cuddle and he did his job of going Goo Goo all over the place. That was until TM wanted a second cuddle!

More Goo Goo's
 We also met up with Megan who, at the last time we saw her, was all floppy and falling over the place.

Now, she is turning into a sneaky little girl 'cos she pinched a chocolate finger and managed to get it all over her face!

Wot Choccy?
 That's my girl!

After that we went off to Auntie Andrea to do some baby sitting. That is where we are at the time of putting the blog on. The babies have gone to bed, OTL has read them a bed time story and TM is watching the F1 qualifying!

Holly and I have been out in the garden playing with all the tennis balls left around the garden!

Loads a Balls!
 Holly found a strange looking animal in the garden, she gave it a woof but it didn't even move, Holly said it was just too scared to move!

Yeah! Right!

Wot is It?
 So, here we are, sitting in the kitchen with OTL thinking about going out for a wee!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly & Snowflake

Friday, 28 June 2013

Ferret Racing?

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly & Snowflake here again.

It has been a bit of a damp day down in North Kent, not pouring with rain, just the sort of rain that makes you damp but not soaking wet, unless you go bouncing around in the grass, like wot we do!

Snowflake came out with us this morning and enjoyed her run around the Sea Wall. She was bouncing along at a steady pace, but every so often she stopped to have a rub of the grass. She said that she found that if she rolled on a place where there were ants, they sort of cleaned her fur as she rolled on them. I'm not sure if that was because they are squirting acid at her or she was crushing them and getting not only acid but dead ant sniff as well!

We didn't meet up with anyone on the path, so it was a little boring, but we did get to do our business in peace!

Back home, we were up in Old Two Legs office, having a chat about this and that, Snowflake was saying how fast a ferret can run down a hole and chase the rabbits or rats out.

We were chatting when the postman called and put some envelopes through the letterbox. One of these was OTL's tickets for the Kent County Show, we always got to the show each year and the sniffs are terrific!

Especially in the sheep and cattle halls!

Well, this year OTL spotted that they had a stand that offered 'Ferret Racing'!

It looks like you stick your ferret in one end of a pipe and it runs all the way down to the end of the pipe and the first one out the other end is the winner.

'Hey', says Holly to Snowflake, 'How do you fancy your chances?'

'If OTL can get me in, I'll have a go!' says Snowflake!

So, OTL will be going on his own on the first day and taking us on the second day but if OTL can get Snowflake in, she will be racing on the third day, that is the Sunday and even The Missus said she will come along as well to cheer Snowflake on!

We will let you know how we get on.

Our lunch time walk was fun, we met up with Arthur who had put on a couple of kilo's since we last saw him and Holly called him a 'Lump'!

He didn't like that and chased her down the hill!

Naughty Holly!
 Mind you, it didn't last long 'cos he couldn't run very far and he got all out of breath as well!

I need a Breather!
 Holly and I went down on the beach for a run around and I got the idea that a paddle in the squidgy mud would be just the thing to do on a damp day like today. Well, that was until OTL called out that the first puppy who put her paws in the mud gets a full wash down in cold water and rubbed down with a scrubbing brush!

Wot! Us?
Holly found a sniff that she said was new to her and she had to concentrate hard to remember it for next time!

Mmmmm! This is new!
 We had to wait for OTL 'cos he has found that Corncockles were growing on the Sea Wall. Now these are supposed to be a bit rare, so we are doing well with the flowers!

OTL says that he has some Corncockle seeds in the 'Wild Seed Pack' he got last year at the Kent County Show, that means we will have some of these growing in the garden next year!

Agrostemma githago   Corncockle
 I just hope that we get 'Wild Flowers' and not 'Weeds'!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly & Snowflake (The Fastest Ferret in the World)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

We go Fox Hunting!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly & Snowflake back with you today!

Have we had a fun day! We were up good and early and also made sure that Old Two Legs was awake, Holly made sure of that 'cos she gave him a good ear lick and then a cuddle!

Trouble was, he went back to sleep, so did Holly and the result was, we all got up late!

Snowflake came out with us and we chased a couple of rabbits, then we had a ferret around in the long grass and guess who came bounding over the hill............Barney!

We hadn't seen Barney for some time so we had a chat and caught up on tales, he told us about his holiday and we told him all about the Isle of Mull and Snowflake told him about her fancy Spa Hotel and his owner told OTL she had Shingles.

OTL said goodbye and legged it down the hill to the Sea Wall!

Back home OTL was in Manufacturing mode again and Snowflake, Holly and me went into sleep mode!

We helped OTL do the deliveries and then it was back to the Sea Wall.

We were just starting our walk when in the distance I spotted a fox, just standing there looking at us!

It took my just two Milli Seconds to decide what a part Fox Terrier should do.......Chaaaarge!

Off I went like a rocket, Holly was close behind, well I thought she was close. but she stopped for a sniff and there I was, all on my own!

Come Here Foxy Chops!
Luckily, my charge up the path got the fox a bit worried and he decided that it would be better if it retreated back to his own bramble bush!
Stand still when I woof at you!
Maybe if we got down the Sea Wall a little earlier we will catch him next time!

After all that excitement I was feeling a little hot, so I decided a quick splash in the water would be a good idea.
Now this is Coooooolll!
 Trouble is, OTL didn't think it was a good idea and called me back onto the beach and told me I was a Mucky Puppy!

Me? Mucky?
Holly thought it was very funny for some reason or other and couldn't stop laughing!

What a Wally!
Back up on the Sea Wall we met up with Fly and his mate. Fly was a good runner but had been mistreated when he was younger but he looks good now, just not so fast!

My name's Fly!
While Fly was woofing at OTL his sister came along and told him to stop woofing, then she went up to OTL and had a cuddle!

I don't know how he does it, all the soppy dogs think he is wonderful! This one is a Yorkshire Terrier and a Chihuahua cross and would you believe she is eight years old!

Look, I know Cute!
 She said that she had been doing 'Cute' all her life and was a real expert!

That was it, I gave up with OTL and we headed back for our afternoon snooze!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly & Snowflake!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Return to The Forest!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly & Snowflake back with you.

Although it has not been blasting hot sun shine it has however been warm and sunny, in patches!

We were out again this morning with Snowflake, who stayed in Old Two Legs arms until we got to the furthest most point of our walk. Then, as soon as she got put down, she dived into the hay and was rolling around and diving under the grass having a super time!

Holly and I not only saw rabbits, but we saw a fox, twice, who was also after the rabbits. I think he wanted to invite them to breakfast!

After breakfast we let OTL do his stuff and got ready to go with him to do 'Deliveries'.

As Snowflake comes out with us in the morning, OTL doesn't take the camera with him 'cos 'two dogs and ferret are enough for anyone' says OTL!

Lunch time it's different, Snowflake is still snoozing and it's just OTL and us, and the camera!

Now, as you all know, when we are out with OTL, he will always include some super pictures of Holly and me, posing and just looking good! Unfortunately, this time of the year all he really is interested in is insects and flowers!

Normally we would complain but this time we let him off 'cos he took us down to The Farm! We hadn't been down there for ages! The sniffs were new and we even spotted a fox who was taking something small and furry back for his dinner!

OTL was busy with the tripod and camera. The first picture is of a plant we don't know what it is but the blue colour looked super!

To make it perfect, along came a bee and visited most of the flowers, how's that for timing!

Where's the Landing Lights?
 Then, a bit further down the path he spotted another colourful bloom and again, he had no idea of what it's called!

What we need is a Botanist!
 We went to The Farm 'cos OTL reckoned the poppies would all be out and blooming and the Corn Cockles would be there as well, no chance! We were either too early or too late, there were about a dozen poppies in the whole field and they mostly looked past their best!

He started of with this one that we think could be used for something other than sniffing!

An 'Original' poppy.
 We found this one that looked more like the ones we all know, the only problem was the wind, because the shutter speed was so slow 'cos the aperture was so small (f16 or f22) OTL had to use a special thing called a 'Plamp' which is really an arm that you mount on the tripod leg and with the other end, you hold the stalk in another clamp!

Looks good!

English Poppy!
One very small problem with the Plamp, when you take the picture, it always is there looking all sort of strange and odd!

So, OTL has done one of his tricks on the computer and removed it, if you look very carefully you can see where it was!

As we got to the end of our walk, OTL spotted another poppy in amongst the Rape plants, so, very carefully he parted the Rape and weeds and other stuff. Then, setting up the tripod he did this one, which, to our expert eyes is much better than the other one!

That's better OTL
 Not sure what's happening tomorrow, maybe we will go looking for more insects, maybe around our pond 'cos it's getting loads of attention with the flowers all blooming!

We have just heard that dinner is ready, so off we go!

See you tomorrow.


Daisy, Holly & Snowflake (Still asleep!)

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Sun Shine At Last!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly & Snowflake back again!

We were up good and early this morning, Holly even jumped up on the bed and gave Old Two Legs a 'Good Morning Wake Up Lick' but OTL said that one thirty was just a little too early and could she try later!

Well, you have got to give her points for trying!

Our morning walk was good, Snowflake came with us and Holly and I managed to kick up a couple of rabbits while OTL and Snowflake were hunting in the grass for mouses and snakes!

Well, that's what Snowflake said she was doing, OTL was just trying to keep up!

OTL has discovered that the Goats Beard plant propagates its seeds the same way a Dandelion does and that the seed head looks just the same, but about three or four times bigger. So you know what he is going to be looking for every time we go out!

We had Chicken for breakfast today, super tasty it was too, freshly cooked!

OTL spent the morning 'Manufacturing' as he calls it, so he was boring. Still, after a good feed we decided to have a snooze and that took us up to lunch time.

Snowflake was still sleeping so we left her curled up and headed down to the Sea Wall again and I had a quick dip, just to cool off!

The tide was in and there were some fishermen there but they hadn't caught anything.

OK, Who's got the Sandwiches?
There was a lady sun bathing on the beach, Holly said she could just fancy a sun bathe herself but in the end decided that a poo and a wee was more important!

Talking of Poo Bags, OTL has found some of the Goats Beard plants with the seed heads ready to release the seed to the wind.

Goats Beard Seed Head.
 By putting the poo bag over the top of the seed head he can collect all of them in one hit! So, he has sorted out all the seeds and put them away in an envelope, ready for planting next Spring.

Holly found a couple of dead baby sparrows in the garden, so we told The Missus and she told OTL to sort it!

After careful inspection, OTL declared that neither of them was Gob, so that was good news, but they were very dead, which is not good news really.

They ended up in the compost bin where the ants had set up home and in this warm weather, they had moved all their eggs up to the top of the nest to take advantage of the heat generated by the sun beating on the plastic lid.

Holly says she doesn't do ants 'cos they don't taste nice!

If it's still sunny, OTL has promised we can have a trip down to The Farm to see the flowers, well, he wants to look at the flowers, while he is busy with the flowers we can hunt badgers!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly & Snowflake (Still Snoozing)

Monday, 24 June 2013

Wonderful Monday!

Hi Ho Woofers!

It's the 'Famous Fr'ee' back again, Daisy, Holly & Snowflake!

Well, last night Old Two Legs was on the computer doing a bit of research, like, Wot is a Reasonably Priced Caravan Site in Norfolk?

After loads of sites were viewed and rejected 'cos they were, (A) Could be full of Kids (B) Could be full of Old Geezers (C) Could be full of Caravans! (D) Too expensive (the real reason)

He managed to find one that suited his pocket and strange though it may seem, we've been there before!

So, he's booked a two week stay 'On Line' and told The Missus wot he'd done.

She was not a Happy Puppy!

Seems OTL booked the weekend that 'Ally Pally' was happening and the suggestion that TM go down on the train from Norfolk did not meet with approval!

In the end he had to re-book it but a week later!

There is no pleasing some people!

Next we had to book Snowflake into her luxury hotel again and make sure the swimming pool is warm enough for her!

So that's it, all sorted!

He did mumble something about putting us in The Kennels for a couple of weeks but we think he was joking!

Let's face it, who would wake him up if we were in kennels?

We visited The Forest this afternoon and had a great time chasing squirrels, well, we saw two but they were up in the trees and refused to come down!

OTL was doing his 'Flower' thing and first of all came up with an early Holly Hock, not very big or even exciting, but he took the picture anyway!

Holly Hocks to You Too!
Mind you, we spotted some Flag Iris in the little pond, so there was OTL, crouched down on his haunches, trying to hold the camera still and focus on the flower and at the same time not fall in the pond!

You see, he was using an old 55mm manual focus lens that is particularly good for macro work, but only when using a tripod and in a controlled environment, like indoors and no wind!

Still, Brownie Points for trying!

Flag Iris in the Pond.
Now that I think of it, there weren't many flowers to see at all, just a few mouldy looking blooms, well past their best!

You could tell he was getting desperate,  he even stopped and took a picture of a bramble that was waving about over the path!

Big Thorns and Little Thorns!

 When we got back, Snowflake decided that she should have her claws trimmed, so there was OTL with Snowflake resting on her back, on his lap and the bottle of Ferretone balanced on her tummy!

She was slurping away while OTL was clipping away with his nail clippers!

Snowflake always makes a fuss 'cos if she makes a fuss, she gets even more Ferretone.

She is just a Sneaky Ferret! 

I wonder if I could get away with something like that, you know, on my back being fed Choc Drops whilst having my tummy brushed?

Well, it's a thought!

We hope young Michael is feeling better, a bunged up nose is not good, for a start it gives you a head ache and second, you miss out on all the good sniffs!

Archie should be getting better with his rash, I remember Holly had something like that on her muzzle.  It took a course of anti-bionics and some careful washing to get rid of it, let's hope Archie is back to sniffin soon.

OTL says that with his hay fever, he can't sniff anything from June until September!

See you tomorrow.


Daisy, Holly & Snowflake (The Sneaky)

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Sun Day? Wot happened to the sun?

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly & Snowflake back again!

I just love having a lazy Sunday, you know, the one where you get up late, mooch around for a while, catch up on an 'After Get Up Snooze' then out for a stroll in the early morning sun.

Well that is the ideal Sunday.

Today started off with Holly needing a wee at four thirty, so, Woof-Woof, and down comes Old Two Legs to let her out.

OTL had lost his glasses, so everything was out of focus and he kept bumping into things, like walls and sofa's and coffee tables!

Snowflake was woken up and she just had to do some furniture moving in her place, so OTL didn't get back to sleep again!

Well, that took care of the 'Late Get Up'!

Snowflake came with us on our walk and did her normal trick of ducking and diving in and out of the grass.

We met up with Max And Oscar and this time they didn't woof at Snowflake, which Snowflake thought was very grown up!

You know, they even touched noses as well!

Back home to Lambs Heart and biscuits and a snooze while OTL went into the office and sneezed his head off!

Lunch time walk was a bit late, OTL was helping a neighbour with his car radio which is OK but we had to walk around with our legs crossed!

By the time we got to the beach, the tide was on it's way out and left a muddy sort of water behind, which I just had to try out!

Mmm! Muddy!
Back on the beach, Holly and I had a chase around and Holly tried out my 'Tail Grab & Twist'

No Chance! I saw it coming and just put my paw down and increased the speed so she missed all together!

Tail Grab & Miss!
OTL got interested in the clover on the path and decided to get the camera working. Too much wind and no sun means that it is only a 'Mmm' picture, nothing exciting!

White Clover
Back home to a snooze and a woof at the pigeons!

We have kept an eye open but we haven't see Gob, so we reckon he has gone off to do his own thing. Mum and Dad have replaced all the nest material and looks like they are settling down to another batch of eggs. The only problem is that the camera lens has been covered, so we can't see a thing!

Never mind, we will keep and eye open and see what happens!

Bye for now, see you tomorrow.


Daisy, Holly & Snowflake

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Saturday with OTL

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly & Snowflake here.

It has been a fun day today, The Missus went out to one of her 'Slap & Stick' crop thingy wot-sits and we had the house to ourselves!

We had great fun running around the house chasing each other, mind you, that Snowflake can be pretty sneaky even if she is slower than Holly and me!

Snowflake was jumping out from under the sofa and pretending to bite Holly's tail off!

We had a good walk along the Sea Wall and it was certainly not Summer!

That being so, we thought it would be fun to have a game of chase on the beach, just to warm us up!

Can't Catch Me!
 We went around and around and even Old Two Legs was getting dizzy!

Here I come Again!
 In the end we just had to have a rest, so we crashed out on the beach and Holly caught up on her tan!

Beach Baby!
The local Little Two Legs School had their Summer Fete today as well and it was terrible!

Loads of sausages and hamburgers sizzling away on a grill that then sent a super sniff on the wind that Holly and I agreed you could almost eat the sniff!

Mmmmm Burgers!
OTL was busy playing with his camera again, poking his lens at the flowers. This one even had a couple of insects on it and he didn't even see them!

See the insects?
TM came home a bit earlier than normal, just so she could watch a program where they are using a couple of tags she has made.

Talk about a show off!

Even Snowflake said it was making her big headed!

Not sure what is planned for tomorrow 'cos we haven't seen a weather forecast so we will discuss it tonight after Snowflake has her late night cuddle with OTL!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly and Snowflake (Cuddles to you!)

Friday, 21 June 2013

It's the First Day Of Summer and OTL's been Crying Again!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly & Snowflake here again!

What a day!

First of all, did you know it's the First Day Of Summer today?

That means it is going to be sun shine and balmy breezes all day long and OTL will be sneezing even more, until September!

We were out a bit later than normal, you see we forgot to give Old Two Legs his early morning ear licking, so, he didn't wake up until seven! Even Snowflake was beginning to wonder what was wrong!

She just can't get out of bed without her morning slurp of Ferretone!

We were off down to the Sea Wall and when we got there, instead of turning left, our normal route, OTL turned right!

Not wishing to be seen to be confused, we turned right as well and legged it down the path to see if there were and rabbits dining 'Alfresco', they weren't, so we just had to carry on walking!

It was soon obvious why OTL had come this way!

Yesterday he had spotted another 'Local' version of the Goats Beard plant. This one is the 'Native sub species' and is a bit smaller than the Purple coloured one which is really a Mediterranean import!

Tragopogon pratensis ssp minor
 OTL says that when the seed pods develop, he is going to take a couple of pods from each of the plants for planting in our 'Wild Flower Patch' he is preparing at the back of the garden. At the moment he is trying to get rid of all the 'Wild Weeds' by putting down a sheet of plastic so it hopefully will be 'Virgin Soil' ready for the seeds he hopes to plant next March time.

As Holly says, 'I don't mind what a Pee over, weeds, wild flowers or plastic sheets, just as long as I can Pee'!

The sea was calm and an 'Incoming Tide' so I decided to have a paddle. Holly, being the non swimming wimp she is, just stood on the shore shouting that a shark was chasing me, as if!

Shark! Shark!
 Not that I believed her for one moment!

Fooled You!
I was going to get out anyway!

Wot Sand?
Holly ran up the beach and started to dig a hole and of course getting sand all over her nose. I said she looked a real twit with sand all over her chops!

That's when the fight started!

Not that OTL was interested, he was trying to get a photo of a Meadow Buttercup with an insect on it!

Ranunculus acris   Meadow Buttercup
 What ever turns you on!
As we got closer to the car park, Holly and I shot off into the grass to see if there were any rabbits out but as before, nothing.

We heard OTL whistling for us so we wandered back to the car and on the way spotted the Bin Men having their morning break!

Hello Mr Bin Man!
We didn't go straight home, instead OTL went to pick up some new keys for the caravan 'cos he lost his up in Scotland somewhere! Two new sets cost him a fortune! He came out sobbing hysterically and clutching his wallet to his chest!

That will teach him to be more careful next time!

You know, it was a full five minutes before he could drive off, what with him sobbing and the hay fever making him sneeze!

Back at the office, Snowflake tried to cheer him up by loaning him one of her squeaky toys and insisted on putting it in his boot for safe keeping!

This will cheer him up, it always does for me!
 Lunchtime walk was fun as well, we went the 'Wrong way around' again! I think OTL is still suffering from giving away all that money!

He spotted a Bumblebee slurping away on some clover flowers and nearly got a full side shot. Well he would have done had Holly not pushed past and scared the bee off!

Look on the bright side, tomorrow is Saturday! Loads of sunshine, food and shortbread! Well, that's what we have told OTL but he is still whimpering!

Bye for now.


Daisy, Holly & Snowflake

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Some Days...........

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly & Snowflake here.

It has been a bit cloudy today, and there we were looking forward to another warm and sun shiny day!

Mind you, Snowflake decide that she wanted to come out with us again on our 'Morning Patrol'

When we got down there she was all shivery and refused to come out from Old Two Legs arms where she was all cuddled up and doing her 'Shivering Trick' and twitching her whiskers!

When she finally got down, she had a fun time scooting in and out of the undergrowth searching for rats and rabbits!

I think it sort of wore her out 'cos she hasn't been out for a run since before our holidays, so she is a bit out of condition!

Back home she had some breakfast and headed back to bed. Trouble was, she just couldn't decide on whether she wanted to curl up in a 'Doughnut or Stretch Out full length!

To Bed or Not To Bed, That is the Question!
So OTL lifted her up and put her back in bed where she curled up and spent most of the morning fast asleep!

Not that we can complain, 'cos after a super breakfast of Lambs Heart and Biscuits we also crashed out for the morning!

Our afternoon walk was a 'Quick One' 'cos the rain had started as soon as we got out of the car and strange as it may seem, it stopped shortly after we got back in the car!

We had a drive in the car into town to do something or other that OTL considered important!

The rest of the afternoon has been spent looking out of the window, keeping an eye open for Gob.

We have seen loads of sparrows and a number of youngsters being fed but no sign of Gob!

His parents have been bringing stuff into the nest box but then disappear for an hour or so, which means they are out feeding him and getting fed themselves!

All good signs.

Snowflake has been getting over her marathon run this morning by putting her paws up and snoozing the day away.

Waking up every so often to mug OTL for a slurp of Ferretone!

That ferret sure knows how to live it up!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly & Snowflake (Still Snoozing)

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Gob's still here!

Hi Woofers!

It's us again, Daisy, Holly & Snowflake.

Good news! Gob has been spotted in the garden this morning being fed by mum and dad! It was The Missus who saw him and recognised him by his limp. He was hopping about using his other leg and seemed much stronger. TM, being TM, who just can't let thing be, decided to go into the garden and sweep the path, at seven in the morning and still in her curlers and hairnet plus a bright pink fluffy dressing gown!

Now, that is a sight to scare the bravest of us and as soon as the birds spotted her, they were off in a frantic flurry of feathers and tweets!

TM had a look on the ground where Gob was, and, no Gob, so he is strong enough to escape an attack by a TM and her broom, that means he should be able to escape any of the natural dangers!

On our walk there was hardly any wind, so that means OTL starts sneezing  his head off! Wot a noise! If he really gets going he could start a hurricane!

So, what with his Hay fever, you can imagine, taking a photo is a bit 'Hit & Miss' the flowers are some times sharp and other times a big blur!

This is the Jack-Go-To-Bed-At-Noon or Goats Beard that we spoke of yesterday.

Tragopogon porrifolius (Salsify)
 This flower is easy to recognise, it's the one Holly calls a 'Whizz Bang' 'cos it looks like one of those fireworks!

Real Name is Plantago media Hoary Plantain!
 Holly says that her name is the best!

As we got to the end of the Sea Wall Path, a snail came jogging past, 'Good Morning Girlie's!' he called 'Outta My Way, Snail Coming Through'!

A jogging Snail!
OTL spotted a Silver-studded Blue butterfly resting on a plant, it was waiting for the sun to warm up its wings before flying off to find some breakfast!

Silver-studded Blue
According to OTL, this species rarely flies any distance, often moving less than 20 metres in its life.

Maybe that's why it is a bit of a rarity 'cos it don't like travelling and meeting new butterflies!

Unlike this ant OTL spotted. Him and his mates were running around all over the plant, trouble was,  OTL was using a manual focus lens and the ant wouldn't stand still!

Can't stop, got too much to do!
 Back home Snowflake was having her rampage around the office. She has a new trick, she hides under Snowy Towers and when OTL isn't looking, she climbs onto the roof and chuckles when she finds the bottle of Ferretone!

Guess Wot I've Found?
Poor OTL, every time he tries to get on with his 'Stuff' either Snowflake Holly or me wants him to do something!

Of course, the other one giving him stick is TM, but that's her job!

See you tomorrow.

Bye the way, no sign of Gob since this morning, so he may have started to wander around some of the other gardens!


Daisy, Holly & Snowflake