Saturday, 1 June 2013

It's Bye Bye Time, but We'll Be Back

Hi Woofers!

McDaisy & MacHolly here again!

We were up a bit later this morning, being the last day we decided to take it easy today and not rush around too much!

We went for a walk down the Forest Path and said goodbye to all the sniffs! 

Then we stopped off by the Smelly Thing.

Bye Bye Smelly Thing, see you next year!
Old Two Legs also said Good Bye to the Fur Cones that were growing!

Bye Bye Cone Thingy!
Of course, he had to say good bye to all the mossy stuff over the trees and rocks!

Bye Bye Mossy Stuff and Lichens!
Back at the caravan Old Two Legs gave us a brush down and a 'Tick Inspection' and found one on MacHolly and THREE on me!

One of the ticks was on my eyelid, right in the corner!

As you would imagine, I freaked out and it was a bit traumatic and we got in a bit of a state!

Every time OTL came near me with the 'Tick Removal Tool' I legged it!

Finally OTL tricked me by pretending to brush my nose 'cos when he does that, he puts one finger over my eye so that the brush doesn't go in my eyeball, so, when he has the finger over my eye, The Missus starts to brush my nose and crafty OTL whips in with The Tool and zap! The Ticks gone!

OTL and I had a cuddle after that until I felt better!

McDaisy Feeling Better!

 MacHolly only had one tick but she got a cuddle as well and afterwards said she was feeling much better as well!

MacHolly, couldn't be better!
Next it was the packing-up, it started off with Old Two Legs taking the awning down and packing it away ready for tomorrow.

Then after that we went down to Aros Park where OTL wanted to see if the Rhododendrons had flowered yet!

Bye Bye Rhododendrons!
There were some other flowers but we didn't know what they were called, so we said.....

Bye Bye Yellow Flower Thingy!
It was a big shock when as we walked away the whole bush called after us......

Bye Bye Doggy Things!
Then it was a run around the lake side to see if there was any ducks who wanted a game!

Bye Bye Bluebells........Yoo Hoo Duckies!
MacHolly suggested that we go for a swim and I should be the first to try the water out!

I may like 'Deep Paddling' but there was no way that I was going in there swimming!

Busy with the camera trying to be all artistic with Wild Strawberries and Wild Garlic, we were hunting for Wild Rabbit but didn't have any luck what so ever!

Bye Bye Wild Strawberry!
Bye Bye Wild Garlic!
Next it was down to town to do a bit of shopping and get the car full up with Diesel ready for the trip to Gretna Green tomorrow.

Then it was Good Bye Tobermory!

Good Bye Tobermory
We got Doggy Scoff today and although I was starving, I held off until it was plain to see that TM and OTL had finished all their dinner!

So, tonight, we plan to watch a DVD (Lord of The Rings) and help OTL finish off his nibbles!
So, the next blog will be from Gretna, providing we can find a signal!

Bye bye for now!


McDaisy & MacHolly (Tick Free and Feeling Good!)

Hunting Artic Bears and Polar Wolves!

Hi Woofers!

McDaisy & MacHolly here with you again!

Well, what a fun day we have had today and it has lasted right up to ten thirty as we are doing the blog, late I know but blame Old Two Legs!

This morning we had to stay in the caravan 'cos it was raining, you know, that soft misty rain that doesn't look too bad to begin with but soaks you right the way through by the time you've gone just a few yards!

Needless to say, our walk didn't last too long and we were back to the van getting a rub down and a brush!

So, there we were, getting really bored, just snoozing or looking out of the window at the rain!

Even MacHolly decided to fall asleep against the foldaway table that the Missus does all her card making on!

If I woke up i'd be BORED as well!
Come lunch time the rain had stopped, so we grabbed OTL and off we went to Loch Frisa to park the car but went across the road into the hills and across the rocks to hunt for some rabbits!

We were in and out of the rocks and the ditches and we were getting really muddy and wet but we didn't care and we didn't let OTL get close enough to see what a state we were in!

He was too busy chasing a Veined Butterfly from bush to bush and when he finally pressed the shutter, he didn't notice that there were TWO butterflies in the picture!

We found a cave that MacHolly said that she could sniff Arctic Wolves and Polar Bears that had lived inside many years ago!

Bear, Wolf or Sheep?
OTL said it was more than likely some sheep droppings that had rotted away!

We even found a bridge and MacHolly suggested we jump off it into the ditch full of mud!

We still went chasing all over the rocky outcrops and even had a paddle in the burn while OTL was playing with a waterfall!

More Water!
Then of course, he just had to spot some Highland Bluebells. We're not sure what the difference is between English and Scottish Bluebells but it didn't stop OTL from taking their picture!

Highland Bluebells?
By the time we got back it was late, really late and we missed out on getting the blog up loaded 'cos the Choccy Shop had shut for the night!

TM suggested we go down to the Fish & Chip shop on the quay and get dinner 'cos she didn't fancy cooking tonight, so that's what we did!

It was funny watching TM while she was waiting for the fish to be cooked.

Sid the Seagull was sitting on the railings, waiting for someone to drop a chip or leave their chip paper open so he can mug what even they are eating.

TM went up to him with her telephone that has a camera built in and while Sid did his 'Pose', she took his photo, and, at the same time, OTL took a picture of her taking a picture of Sid!

This is my Better Side!
He didn't get any of our fish & Chips 'cos we kept them wrapped up in a bag until we got back to the caravan!

As we were eating, we heard a 'Tap, Tap' outside, it was that naughty Hooded Crow trying to rip the windscreen arm off of the car, again!

Crow Pie?
It's a good job we are going home soon or I think that OTL may just set a trap for that bird and ship him off to the mainland!

So, off to bed now and tomorrow we take down the awning and start packing up, all ready for an early start on Sunday morning!

So, bye bye for now, we're off to bed now!


McDaisy & MacHolly