Saturday, 28 July 2018

Rain? Wot Rain?

Hi Woofers,

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret here again!

Wot a disappointment, I mean, we were supposed to have rain, floods, storms, lightning, thunder and all manner of wet.

What did we get?

Five minutes of rain, just enough to make the ground wet, then, nothing!

Talk about being cheated!

You know, even Holly was looking forward to a little roll of thunder!

OK, I know it has been a bit cooler today but we reckon that is because of the wind that has been blowing!

We had some fun this afternoon, Old Two Legs was looking at the pond and trying to work out which of the Lilly plants he will cull at the end of summer when he spotted a small movement on the side of the pond and guess what he saw?

It's one of Trevor's family!

He was complaining that he had been waiting ages for a cold beer and a side serving of Fly Pie!

The poolside service is so slow here!
Just across the pond and under an overhanging rock, his little brother was keeping out of the sun and keeping an eye open for grass snakes and Nargles!

I could do with just a bit more 'Damp' if you know what I mean!

The insect life wasn't up to much today due to the strong wind, so anything that flew was hanging onto the grass and staying put!

That was everything except spiders and creepy crawly bugs and grass hoppers.

It's a grasshopper, not a cricket!
 Holly Chops did some investigating on the Internetty when she got home and reckons the cricket has long antennae and shorter legs in relation to their body length!

She then went on about crickets stridulate ("sing") by rubbing their wings together, while grasshoppers stridulate by rubbing their long hind legs against their wings. 

Every time I try that OTL tells me to stop scratching my ear and then spends some time investigating the insides of my ear, just in case I have some bug or bits of grass in there!

So, after all that, it was a grasshopper!

OK, I'm of now 'cos I can hear dinner being served!

See you tomorrow!


Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Eric de Ferret and Monty de Ferret.