Tuesday, 31 March 2015

We have been nurses today!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles back again!

Well, we had so much planned for today, photographing our framed masterpiece, finish off the VAT Return, get some pictures printed on the new printer. Then there was all the normal stuff like mugging Old Two Legs and chasing Holly around the house and pinching The Missuses breakfast then go out for our midday walk and chase rabbits and Nargles!

But it didn't work out like that!

 When we woke up we found TM still in bed and snoring, and this was at seven fifteen!

 Holly got up on the bed and gave her a shove but all she got was a 'I Don't Feel Well'!

Oh dear!

Seems like TM has picked up a flu bug from someone up at the Daventry Bash!

Still, at least we know where TM will be all day, in bed!

Holly and I stood guard while OTL fixed breakfast for her, two paracetamols and a glass of water. Then it was breakfast for the ferrets followed by our morning walk!

It wasn't cold but it was windy, in fact so windy that OTL had to pull his hat right down over his head!

Holly said he looked like he was sinking!

Looks like OTL's Head is sinking!
 Mr Brambles was jumping around with excitement, he found his rock again!

As you know, he thinks that someone pinched hi special rock and ran off with it but this morning he found it again.

He said it had been hiding under a ton of sea weed!

Hello Mr Rock! Where have you been?
Miss Snowflake pointed out that there was a bit more sea weed around than normal, maybe there had been a storm in the night that had re arranged all the sea weed, and rocks!

We don't normally see this much weed.
Bramble had to go around to each of us and say he was sorry he had accused us of pinching his rock!

Sorry I thought you had pinched my rock.
Back home it was all busy busy clearing stuff up and getting TM her medicine from the pharmacy, then over to the butchers to get our Ox Heart and a pigs foot for the ferrets!

OTL was told by one of the judges at the ferret show that a beef bone would help when they gnawed on it, the butcher didn't have any beef bones but he had a a pigs front leg that he chopped up and we will see what the ferrets make of that!

Lunchtime down on the beach, the tide was going out but the wind was blowing the water back again, this of course stirred up all the muddy bottom and the water looked yuk!

Seriously Muddy Waters!
Back home to more work, well, Holly and I got up on the bed and made sure TM had her sleep and took her medicine and her bowl of soup!

OTL cooked up a portion of the Ox Heart which Holly and I made short work of!

Mind you, we have a good meal today and tomorrow it's Doggy Scoff again!


I have decided to have a little rest after doing the blog, so I've left Holly on the bed watching TM!

See you tomorrow and OTL has promised to have a go at our 'Framed Masterpiece' and he has to find the Circular Polarizer as well to help 'Get Rid of The Glass'.

Sounds too Technical for me!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles and his Rock!

Monday, 30 March 2015

Back to Earth with a Splosh!

Hi Woofers!

Champions here, Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles!

Well what a weekend we have had and it didn't really end until yesterday when we saw the prezzie OTL and us got from Lucy Babe and Marianne (her Mum). Now we are not sure of the technical description but it is the Doggies Doo Dars!

There's a picture of Old Two Legs with Holly and Me sitting next to him, it shows his knobbly knees and his Sand Boots as well!

It has at least five layers of Stamping, all hand painted and cut out so it all looks real!

The Missus says it is Decoupage and it certainly looks a really skilled bit of work!

OTL says he is going to take a picture of it tomorrow and then I can put it on tomorrows blog.

We have decided that we are going to hang the whole thing up on the wall next to his chair in the lounge, so we can see it when we're sitting next to him tasting his shortbread!

Big BIG Thanks Marianne and we'll get Lucy to give you a big lick for us!

Now, The Missus reckons that it was a birthday present for her but we reckon she has had enough presents this year, so this is OURS! 

We were really tired this morning and the mucking about with the clocks didn't help, even TM was an hour late getting up!

 OTL picked up the wrong camera, so it's all B&W today!

The sun was up and warming the beach before we got there but it stayed long enough to show off it's reflection in the sea!

The ferrets had a super time 'Ferreting About' in the new growth of wild flowers, or as OTL calls them, Weeds!

It was good to see them rolling around in the sniffs again 'cos they weren't allowed to do that on Saturday because of the show!

Nothing like a good ferret!
Back home OTL was working on the computer, something about the VAT quarter, what ever that is!

Mind yo, we kept an eye on the clock and at the stroke of One, we started with the 'Hairy Eyeball'!

First it was Holly!
It seems he didn't see Holly, or was pretending not to see her, so, I gave him the 'Seriously Hairy Eyeball'!

Ignore this if you can!
It worked!

Down on the beach Holly was going potty running up and down the sand, finally she decided to dig a hole, well, she pinched my hole while I was having a rest in the mud!

A Holly Hole!
As I said, I got sort of Exhausted and just had to have a lay down, in the mud!

OTL called me a Mucky Puppy and I got washed when we got home, so now I sniff like a Tarts Handbag, or so OTL says!

On top of The Hill we met up with The Lads and had a chat about the sniffs. All of them reckon I was sniffing super in my mud boots!

Hello Lads!
Tonight we have got Auntie Jane and Uncle Ian coming over, so we're off to prepare for some serious mugging tonight!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

OTL's Little Darlings!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles back with you again!

Well, we over slept this morning, Woofers, Ferrets and Old Two Legs!

We didn't care that the clocks had gone forward, we needed some sleep!

Holly got OTL up once in the night but after that everyone was snoozing their heads off and dreaming about yesterday!

There was one little girl, who we have forgotten her name, but she had two ferrets called Thunder and Lightening!

Missy with Thunder
.............and this is Lightening!
 There was the normal rush to get all the ferrets booked into their different sections!

Booking In!
 There was one prize for the Best Decorated Cage, guess who won that?

Is that a Rabbit or a Ferret on the cage?
 In the next cage to us there was the 4th Place winner of the Coloured Hob section. We couldn't remember his name so Snowflake has called him 'Cuddles'!

4th Place? Really? Wow!
 and just to prove it, here is the Two Legs with the rosette and certificate!

4th Place Coloured Hob!
 Last show, Mr Brambles picked up a bug that has been rampaging around the ferret world and it gives them a bad tummy. He had to have a course of anti biotic medicine! The bug made him feel very poorly and it could be fatal to an old ferret. This year there were bottles of hand wash stuff that you washed your hands with before and after handling a ferret, especially the 'Runners' who were taking the ferret to be judged!

Instructions on using the Hand Wash!
Going around the cages there were plenty of opportunities to photograph the ferrets who were awake!

Please! No more photos, I need some sleep!
 Mike and Sue came down to visit and Mike was all over the place photographing the ferrets, who knows, he may even get a couple!

Michael, Getting down to Ferret Level!
Our walk this morning was a 'Sedate' stroll, even the ferrets didn't feel like tearing around as they normally do!

We met up with The Lads, Bryn, Max and Oscar and told them all about the ferret show. They were dead impressed!

Then we met Butch and he was just as impressed. Holly has got a 'Soft Spot' for Butch who she thinks is a 'Seriously Fit Woofer' and fancies him something rotten!

Holly fancies Butch!
 Miss Snowflake went for a paddle in the water but then demanded to be picked up. When OTL asked why she should be carried she said 'Cos I'm a Star'!

I'm a Star, I should be carried!
 Back home the ferrets enjoyed their morning slurp of Lactose Free Milk diluted with a drop of warm water!

Mummmm, Mummmmm, Mummmm!

When the ferrets were out 'Rampaging' around the house this morning, Snowflake was getting picked up every time she went past OTL and she got a kiss on the top of her head from OTL and he kept calling her his 'Clever Little Ferret'!

She had to ask him to leave off kissing her 'cos she was getting a wet and soggy head and it was making her fur frizzy and curl up!

All this stardom has it's draw backs sometimes!

So, we are now waiting for TM to phone home to get OTL to pick her up.

We can't wait to tell her all about our adventure!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles!

Saturday, 28 March 2015

We Are The Champions!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and |Mr Brambles here again!

Wot a Day we have had! Poor Holly got the 'Grumbly Tum' last night and got Old Two Legs out of bed six times! We reckon the last two he was asleep 'cos he didn't bounce off the walls as he normally does!

This morning her tum was a lot better so Holly has been a Happy Puppy today.

Because OTL was sort of 'Out of It' due to lack of sleep and being overworked washing Holly's backside, he got all forgetful and forgot to pack our snooze cushions or get his curry out of the freezer ready for tonight!

So, we had to sleep on the cushion that is normally kept in the car!

Still, we did our guarding duty and kept all the Nargles away from the ferrets and OTL's camera gear!

Guard Duty!
We spotted that there was loads of raffle prizes on the tables. There was booze for the Two Legs and toys for the ferrets and chocolate stuff like that!

Loads of Prizes!
Best of all was the ferrets favourite stuff............Ferret Food!

Ferret's Favourite!
The most Prized Prize was an Acrylic Painting on canvas by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

It seems that the painting is always the first to go!

Highly Prized Prize!
Both ferrets were all Hyper Excited all day. The reason was, there was loads of ferrets all over the hall and the ferret sniff was amazing!

Mr Brambles was keeping an eye open to see if his son had come but we couldn't find him anywhere.

Loads of Ferret Sniffs!
There were a number of different sections for ferrets to enter, depending on what they were, Hobs or Jill's Albino, Polecat, Sandy, Coloured, etc.

Brambles and Snowflake got entered into the Disabled Sections and Mr Brambles also entered the Sandy Hob while Miss Snowflake was in the biggest section, the Albino Jill.

Each ferret was taken into the Judging room and given points for things like coat, teeth, clean ears, trim claws and stuff like that.

Waiting for the judges
 With so many sections and so many ferrets it was a bit slow at times, so there was plenty of time to talk to the other people with their ferrets and of course, ferret snoozes!

Tiring all this waiting lark!
 After all the judging was done the rosettes and certificates were handed out to the winners.

Mr Brambles got 4th place in the disabled Hob section

OTL's Dead Chuffed!
 Then Miss Snowflake managed 3rd place in the Disabled Jill section!

OTL's Tickled Pink!
 Then it was announced that Miss Snowflake had come 3rd in the Albino Jill section, the biggest section of the day!

OTL 'Over The Moon'!
OTL was well pleased with that one and kept picking Snowflake up and kissing her head and saying that she was a 'Clever Little Ferret'!

We hung up the rosettes on the cage to show off the prizes and the fact we got 'Champion Ferrets' here!

Here Be Champions!
 All the way home we were singing 'We are The Champions' and holding up the certificates!

We ended up with Doggy Scoff and OTL had to get a Kebab for his dinner, which Holly had a little nibble!

So, it's off to bed now 'cos the clocks go forward tonight but I don't think it will make much difference here 'cos I think we will all over sleep tomorrow, never mind missing an hours sleep as well!

So, bye bye for now and we'll see you all tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly, Miss (Double Champion) Snowflake and Mr 'Champion' Brambles.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Getting Ready for The Show!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles here!

Wot a busy day! We were up early to get The Missus off to her weekend of Craft & Carding up in Daventry. Old Two Legs forgot the card for the camera, so no pictures of ferrets this morning!

Still, OTL has spent all afternoon grooming the pair of them and don't they look 'The Business'!

That is until Brambles goes swimming in the water bowl and then rolls in his poo tray!

We have prepared a notice to tell everyone about how they came to live with us, what do you reckon?

We are, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles.

Miss Snowflake is a four year old Albino Jill and Mr Brambles, a Sandy Hob, we think, is six years old.

Snowflake turned up in the back garden on a cold 27th December a couple of years ago and was spotted by the dogs, she was hiding under the shed. She was brought inside and given some Ferret Kibble and a lump of raw chicken.

She stayed in the shower for about a month until we found her last owner who agreed to pass on ownership to us.

She had seventy four ticks that had taken up residence on her and were removed over a three day period.

She used to be a 'Working Ferret' but had suffered some trauma at some stage causing abnormal bone growth on her spine and rib cage. Lucky for her, it doesn't cause any problems, nor does it stop her chasing Mr Brambles around the house!

Mr Brambles came to us from the Harrietsham Ferret Rescue Centre, to live with us as a friend for Miss Snowflake. He has two toes missing from his back leg but it looks like a birth defect rather than an injury. He is the perfect gentleman. He loves cuddles, Chasing Games and Dog Biscuits, which he pinches from the dogs bowl every morning!

Us ferrets are walked every morning on the beach and in the grass field at Isle of Grain, for about an hour, together with the two dogs, Daisy & Holly. Life is good and we have now both found our 'Forever Home'


There are a couple more photos showing Brambles raiding our biscuits and Snowflake in the shower when she first arrived.

That should get a few Oooo!'s and Arrrr!'s and it saves us keep explaining how they come to take over here!

Lunchtime we were out down the beach, with the camera but no ferrets!

We had a run along the beach and on the sand and then OTL says we got to 'Pose' so he could include us in the Ferret Information Notice, but in the end we decided it was for the ferrets and not us!

What are we doing on a Ferret Info Sheet?
It was more fun chasing each other up and down the beach!

Catch me if you can!
 I had a great time digging a hole that was almost a hundred feet deep, honest!

Me and Me 'ole!
 Holly was practising her 'Commando Crawl' that she uses when she is sneaking up on rabbits!

Silent as a Mouse and Fierce as a Lion and invisible as a Fart!
We had a game with OTL, we would go off into the grass for a sniff or a wee and he would hide. When we looked for him he was gone, so using our super sensitive noses, we hunted him down!

I Gotcha!
This afternoon we have been cleaning the ferret Show Cage and sorting out some bedding for them.

Mr Brambles is getting all excited about tomorrow and the possibility of maybe meeting his son, Buddy, again!

We'll let you know what happens!

Bye bye for now!


Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Happy Birthday Missus!

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles here!

Well, we woke up really early this morning and sang our 'Happy Birthday' song to The Missus who was up early as well!

She was looking at all the messages that were coming through on FaceAche saying Happy Birthday!

The only down thing was , 'It's Raining'!

Now, as you know, Holly just doesn't do wet, in any form! So, when OTL helped us put on our rain coats we were expecting howling gales and floods everywhere!

When we got down to the beach the rain had eased off but hadn't stopped, so Holly was still showing off 'cos she doesn't like rain drops on her nose!

It's still raining!
Down on the beach both ferrets were running around the rocks investigating the hiding holes of the 'Big Slimy Monster'!

Here! This tastes all salty!
We didn't hang about too much and were glad to get back home to a nice warm cushion and a snooze.

The ferrets were having fun rampaging around the house playing 'It', you know, one would chase the other until they managed to grab them and call out 'You're It'!

Snowflake is very good at it but Mr Brambles is sneaky 'cos he hides behind the cupboard and jumps out and grabs Snowflake as she goes past!

Gotcha! Now You're It!
Old Two Legs and The Missus had to go out delivering stuff and then up to the Craft Shop for TM!

We headed out at lunchtime and this time OTL took his B&W camera with the Yellow Filter 'cos the sky and clouds looked quite dramatic.

Looking over towards Southend on Sea the clouds were super but the sniff of Kebab and Chips made us hungry!

Southend & Kebab!
We headed off and Holly was wondering if they had any Kebab Shops in the village!

I just fancy a chew of a Kebab!
OTL spotted some foot prints in the mud, going out from the beach where the Wormy Man had wandered out with his Fork and Bucket.

We couldn't see any foot prints of him coming back!

Where's the Wormy Man?
Holly pointed out some tracks over to the right and we decided not to mount a search!

Instead, we headed off to the Rabbit Hunting Ground and shouted down the hole for them to come out, but they didn't!

There's no one home!
Back home OTL had got another order come in and he spent the afternoon 'Manufacturing'!

The sun came out and the rain headed off and we went to inspect the Frog Spawn. Nothing new, the little frogs were still growing but hadn't got to 'Tadpole' stage yet!

TM is off tomorrow to a weekend of Crafting and Glue, so she should be having a good time while we make a mess on the sofa eating nibbles and chews!

See you all tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Getting Ready for The Big Day!

Hi Woofers!

Us again, Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles.

Well, we have found out what Old Two Legs was up to the other day, he had to visit the Two Legs Vet! Seems like he got a infection and needed some 'Get You Well' pills!

So, now he is walking around bumping into things!

Holly reckons he needs some Worming Tablets!

Wot a wonderful morning today! The Sun was shining and there was just a gentle breeze blowing in from Southend on Sea, which this afternoon brought in the sniff of Kebab & Chips!

This morning we were late in getting to The Beach, so that gave the Sun time to get up and brighten everything up.

Miss Snowflake stopped for a wee on the way!

Hang on a Mo!
When we finally got to The Beach we met up with The Lads who were having a break before heading off to the end of the Sea Wall.

Yo Lads! Got any Nibbles?
OTL got Mr Brambles out of the bag and Bryn came over to say 'Hello' and have a sniff!

Yo! Ferrets!
Mr Brambles went off looking for his Rock and still couldn't find it. He even started to call out for his rock to 'Put You Paw Up'! Trouble is, rocks don't have paws!

Well, jump up and down then!
Snowflake just couldn't believe that Brambles was making such a fuss over his rock!

Oh! Wot Is He Doing Now?
Back home we had Lambs Heart waiting for us, all warm and it even had some gravy on it!

Lunchtime the sun was still shining, Holly and OTL were playing Shadows on The Sea Wall!

Shadow Games!
We even started to dig a couple of new holes. Mind you, Holly ended up sitting next to OTL on the beach catching a few rays!

I'll start mine here!
Back home we left The Missus sitting down stairs and got her present from the hiding place. Then OTL got the wrapping paper out, (Christmas Paper!) and we managed to get it wrapped before TM came up stairs!

You see, TM has her birthday tomorrow and we are going to wake her up with a loud 'Happy Birthday' song we have been practising!

How old is TM?

Well, OTL says that there are three figures and a decimal point! It's deciding where to put the decimal point that is the problem!

So, we expect to see loads of 'Happy Birthday' wishes on Face Ache for her!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake and Mr Brambles.