Saturday, 25 May 2013

The Loch Torr Rabbit Saga!

Hi Woofers!

It's McDaisy & MacHolly here in sunny Scotland.

Today it is Saturday and that's when the campers either pack up and go home or arrive and unpack!

This weekend is a Bank Holiday, so we are expecting loads more to arrive. There are some in motor homes and some in tents and some have hired out the static caravans and on top of all that, we have been told that the weather will be sunny for a few days!

We have been out with Old Two Legs around Loch Torr for a run along the forest tracks.

The start of Loch Torr!
He says it's better to do the forest 'cos there are no sheep there to get chased by us and we are sort of trusted a bit to have a run around. Mind you, he still keeps a close eye on us, you know I don't think he really believes we can be good doggies if we put our minds to it!

Well, we went tearing off and Holly caught the sniff of a rabbit and I joined in the fun and then OTL lost sight of us and was bawling his head off for us to come back to him and we didn't take any notice, until he found us and put us on the lead again!

Which way did that rabbit go?

OTL said that he was worried just in case we got attacked by a hungry eagle looking for a dinner for it's chicks, Holly asked if an eagle would taste like chicken and could she have a lick to try one out.

OTL didn't think that was funny!

I had to come back down the mountain to keep away from Eagles!

Coming Down The Mountain!
Pretty soon we got off the lead again and off we went, sniffin the sniffs and of course, waiting for OTL to take his pictures of the trees, let's face it, see one and you've seen then all!

See one tree and .............
We were going along the logging roads and in total we reckon to have done about ten kilometres by the time we got back to the car. The only trouble with the forest trails is that there are loads of trees and as you know, OTL is into trees!

More Trees and a Burn!
We went past a big herd of Highland cattle and a load of sheep with lambs, Holly kept calling out if any of them were called 'Lamb Chop' or even 'Mint Sauce'!

The trees opened onto farm land and then we were surrounded by rocky outcrops.

The Rocky Road Back Home!
It then became all up hill and even OTL was puffing away! We stopped a couple of times for OTL to put our lead on, just in case we fancied a sheep chase but believe me, we didn't have the energy!

Cooling Holly's paws in a cool stream!
Finally we got back to the car and soon we were back at the caravan where I shovelled down my Doggy Scoff and fell asleep on the bed!

Holly said she was a bit tired and would finish the Doggy Scoff off later, all she wanted was a rest to let her paws cool down!

We sent OTL of to the Chocolate Shop to up load the blog and we settled down to a well earned snooze!

See you tomorrow and we may be going down to the beach for a run around, but not the one where the rabbits are!


McDaisy & MacHolly

In Trouble again, as Normal!

Hello Woofers!

It's us, McDaisy & MacHolly here and in trouble, again!

We got up early, well, about seven thirty, had a woof at the birds making such a racket and then gave Old Two Legs a good ear lick, just to make sure he was awake as well!

Today, we were promised, we could go down to the beach and have a run around on the sand and chase a sea gull or two, or three!

We started off with our normal walk down the forest and even went a bit further down the path 'cos I could sniff rabbits and I got into trouble for running into the bushes having a ferret around for the rabbits!

Talking of ferrets, OTL rang the Health Spar to see how Snowflake was doing and was told that she is having the time of her life, loads of food, loads of chats with the other ferret and has even started a conversation with a rabbit that is lodging there as well!

So, after all our chores this morning off we went to the beach. Now, this beach is super and it's super 'cos it's got loads of fine sand which is great for digging, as the local rabbits have found out, and they have dug loads of holes and I mean loads!

What was best of all, we had it to ourselves!

All to ourselves!
We started off by OTL leading us down the beach, past the rabbit holes and onto the sand. Then he let us off our leads, so we turned around and rushed back to the rabbit holes to see if there was anyone at home, it didn't help either 'cos we had to shoo off a load of sheep and their lambs before we could get to the rabbit holes.

OTL was not happy!

So we were put on our leads again and marched down to the waters edge where I went in for a paddle and Holly, just looked on. This is no fun she complained then turned around and rushed back to the rabbit holes again!

I'm off to the Rabbit Holes!
OTL was not happy and he put us both on the lead again and only let me off when we got to the sea again, Holly had to stay on the lead!

Holly was not Happy!

I had a swim and a chase about but it wasn't the same without Holly tearing along beside me!

What was even worse, a big old sheep stood on some rocks and called out to us to 'Come and try if your Hard Enough!'

Insult upon insult!

If Your Hard Enough!
So, that was it, instead of making sandcastles or digging moats we were put back in the car and off we went for a drive around to look at the bird life, Boring or Wot!

We did see that the mountains still had some snow on them, but not much!

Sno Much Snow!

We stopped and had a look at the Sea Eagles, then went of to a pub for some lunch which we managed to mug off OTL and The Missus and Holly even managed to blag a bowl of fresh water from the Barmaid!

Back Tobermory to do some shopping and OTL even got the camera out to take a picture of the harbour!

Tobermory Harbour, boring, no Rabbits!
Then it was back to the caravan for some of our chicken & rice dinner before going into the caravan for a snooze.

Well, that made us all late and by the time I got around to doing the blog, it was gone five when the Chocolate place closed!

So that is the reason why I'm doing two blogs today, honest!

See you tomorrow!


McDaisy & MacHolly (Still in trouble!)