Sunday, 3 January 2016

Scary or Wot?

Hi Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss April, Fred & Wilma here!

Did we have a scare this morning!

There we were, as normal, walking along the top path, both ferrets ferreting about in the grass, Holly wandering off ahead of everyone, I'm following up behind, sniffing the sniffs and Old Two Legs is taking pictures of the clouds!

Suddenly April is going a bit frantic trying to scramble up OTL's leg. She has managed to wrap her lead around both of his legs, so he can't really move. He looked to where May should be and saw an empty lead!

A quick look up the path showed May, gently jogging along the path, as normal!

I've never seen OTL disentangle April from his legs and run so fast after May!

When he caught up with her she paused, wondering what all the fuss is about!

We all breath a little easier and OTL is to find some sort of grease to put on the moving bits on the catch. We reckon she must have snagged it on some of the bracken and it came off!

It's a good job she knows the path back to the car.


Well, as if that wasn't enough. There we were driving into the village when OTL spots a car parked in an unusual place and two TL's standing by the car. One of the TL's had a Hawk on his gloved hand!

That was it, OTL pulled over and walked back to them!

They were a couple of Hawkers out for a mornings hunt for rabbits! The hawk was a Harris Hawk, from the U.S.A. and she is three years old. Her winter plumage didn't do anything for her but her eyes were bright and she was very alert!

They had got permission from the farmer to hunt over his land so OTL left them to it and we headed for home.

OTL stuck another picture on Weatherwatch, not very exciting but just how much can you do with a grey sky?

Calm before the Rain!
It was around eleven thirty that OTL said we should chance a walk before the rain arrived.

Of course, by the time we got down to the car park, it was raining!

Holly and I had to put our rain coats on and be clipped onto out lead. You see OTL knows that if we have to put our coats on then it will be wet and Holly doesn't do wet, so we hang back and OTL has to come back and push us down the path!

Sneaky OTL clipped the lead on before we were allowed out of the car and when we 'paused' to evaluate the intensity of the rain, OTL dragged us off down the path to have a walk, wither we liked it or not!

After a while we were let off out leads but as it was half way around the walk it didn't really matter 'cos we were going back anyway!

Fred and Wilma were not too impressed with the rain and of course Freddy Boy did all his tricks to get back into the bag!

Wilma is always game for a walk and although she said it would be warmer in the bag, she didn't mind the rain for a little while.

Freddy gave up in the end and jogged down the hill back to the car. OTL gave him a rub down with our towel first 'cos his tummy had been dragging in the wet grass and all him bits were cold and wet!

Next Wilma got a rub down and said that the towel tickled her tummy!

Back home to some Doggy Scoff which I will admit, I finished off in no time at all, I was a bit peckish!

Holly gave it a sniff and said she would 'Get back to it' unless she found something else that tasted of real food!

Because of the rain OTL kept his camera in his pocket, so no more pictures today, sorry.

Claws crossed that it will be better tomorrow!

Bye for now.


Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss April, Fred & Wilma.