Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Mavis makes a (failed) break for freedom and Ted gets a hair cut






7 comments:

  1. Hello - Your escaping chicken reminds me of the escapee chickens I've had in the past. They can certainly fly when they want to. And Ted looks very cute and well behaved during his hair cut.

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  2. I hadn't thought of using clippers on Snippet - I don't think partner would be very happy about me using his though! He's behaving very well by the look of it. Any news on Minty by the way?

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  3. Hi Wendy. Mavis is confused with the onset of Spring and thinks she's a cockerel- I think the escape was just showing off, and backfired somewhat when she flew back into the run instead of out of it!! Ted is an absolute star to clip and just sits there for the duration. Our youngest took pity on him this time and brought the blow heater outside whilst the hair cut was proceeding!

    Em- It's a standing joke in our house that dog and husband get haircuts on the same day (different clippers I hasten to add). Teddy is very good- my mother's westie has to be strapped down with all four legs separated and a secure face mask applied before any hint of clipping begins!! As far as I know Minty is settled in his new abode and is meant to be doing a ode this weekend. Am getting impatient for my new one as the weather improves...

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  4. Thank you so much for visiting my blog recently :-) I have had such fun dipping in and out of your archives for the last two days. I have laughed, cried and (at M eating the slug!) heaved!! Your words about feeling dizzy etc in towns resonated so much with me, I hate large built up areas and avoid town centres like the plague. I found most of my ancestors were farmers too.

    Anyway, Ted's haircut made me smile. My dog insists on going to a professional and won't let us near him with scissors or clippers ;-) My grandmother used to keep hens and I used to,love helping her collect the eggs.

    I will definitely visit again although, as I see you are a prolific blogger, I may not manage to comment on every post....much as I would love to :-)

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  5. I forgot to say I also enjoyed seeing your garden birds on the previous post and am very envious about the Nuthatch, I have never seen one in my garden.

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  6. Daisy has got a haircut tomorrow she doesn't like it and refuses to walk when she gets near to the hair cutters! i hadn't thought of tryind clippers either!
    Sarah x

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  7. Songbird- Thanks for your lovely comments. Your pics on your blog are beautiful. We are lucky with the nuthatch - we have a pair, hopefully a boy and a girl although lord knows how you tell! I'm definitely happier in the countryside- even our local market town makes me dizzy now. Perhaps I'm spending too much time outdoors in the fields... CTx

    Sarah- you must post a pic of Daisy with the new hair-do so we can all admire it. Ted's clippers were £20 from Amazon and cope fine with his coat (you know what a westie coat can be like) so it might be worth you trying some? Teddy would HATE going to a doggy parlour so we've agreed he'll sit quietly if I do it at home. Working so far... CT x

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