Monday, 2 March 2015

Oh Dear, Poppy....


Digging for Voles this morning.

Which is Naughty Enough without it involving dangerously close proximity to my flower beds, including the World's Most Expensive Buddleia (which you may remember from last year was supposed to be white for the moths, cost fifteen quid mail order and then turned out to be purple and the size of a five pence piece. True, it has grown- you can just see it behind the Naughty Small - but I am Quite Certain it won't be best pleased to be on the receiving end of the determined and none-too-delicate attentions of a hell-bent-on-excavating-voles JRl!)





Do you think the black beard suits her? She's been modelling it all day, until this evening when it has finally dropped off, mostly on the new carpet in the sitting room :o)
 
One assignment down now, one to go, and my finger has benefited from a weekend of little or no computer use :o)

Hope all are well? It's 2 degrees here, cold and clear. The moon is filling up and the stars are all shining. L has just spent half a millisecond on the (extended) homework that he's had two weeks to do and which is due in this week, M is out at Running Club and I am trying to ignore the washing up...:o)

I'll leave you with the Tawny Wol who has taken to sitting on the Owl Tree outside my kitchen window at dusk. Only tonight he'd turned into a squirrel.... :o)


Have a pleasant evening all,

CT :o)

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  1. Love the beard...it's rather in vogue is it not? Pretty dress and beard accessory?
    Jane x

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    1. I shall have to make her a dress to go with it :o)

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  2. An owl outside your kitchen window, how wonderful, lucky you. I'm glad your finger is a little better and that you've completed an assignment. I need to follow your excellent example. I'm laughing at Poppy's face, she's such a sweetie. A shame about the buddleia being the wrong colour, how annoying. I hope you have a good week CT, CJ xx

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    1. We get a lot of Tawnys here and frequently see them- magical. Big relief to get assignment number one done- now got the second to do before next week! Hope all's well xx

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  3. oh poor Poppy, I used to hate it when our dogs dug holes in the garden.

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    1. Luckily, they don't do it very often. I think I would lose my sense of humour if they did, Gill!

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  4. Oh Poppy!! What a funny doggy you are!! I am glad that your finger is better CT, keep taking care of yourself! xx

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    1. Naughty doggy, but as you know she is well loved and gets away with things as a result! Have a great week my dear xx

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  5. That beard is cute as can be. She is such a sweetie pie!

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    1. She is a poppet, despite raiding upstairs and jumping on the beds!

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  6. What a wonderful picture of the owl - the other thing, it is just about helping, soil aeration etc

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    1. I do so love owls and we are fortunate that we get a lot here. Pop says- thank you, she is very glad that at least one human understands what she was trying to achieve :o)

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  7. A dog has to do what a dog has to do even it does mean having a black beard in the process! Did you really have an Owl in your garden?

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    1. I know- we are lucky. I listen to the owls calling most nights and often see them. Beautiful creatures.

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  8. Some dogs just dig. My Jack doesn't. Watch out for those plants. I think its pretty neat that you have a tawny owl sitting out there most nights. I like the "stash" :)

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    1. Pop and ted don't usually dig- think she just smelt the vole and that was that. She uncovered the hole, so she was bang on! :o)

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  9. Hey CT,
    We often hear the owls, and I'm fairly sure that they are sometimes perched on our roof, but we never see them. That would be thrilling. Honey is in the utility room waiting to be de-sanded. I am very strict when it comes to wet and woolly dogs.
    Leanne xx

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    1. I reckon they sit on our roof too but have never seen them there (probably when we're all asleep). Hope Honey survived the de-sanding :o) I have warned Pop if she beards herself again I will send her to Aunty Leanne for a good clean xx

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  10. Oh that look of innocence on Poppy's face - who me, what have I done wrong now!

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    1. She has that look down to a Fine Art!

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  11. Good thing those terriers are cute.

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  12. Oh dear, I love the black beard though! Tavi has just discovered that Twinkle catches mice and is keen to join in the fun! Sarah x

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  13. I'm glad to hear the finger is a little better. We have Tawny Owls here intermittently and have had a few sightings :)

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    1. We find we get peaks and troughs of Tawny Owl noise- we can go for days hearing nothing, then get a week when they seem to call all the time. I have had some close encounters with them over the years which have been wonderful, including one in broad daylight snoozing with his eyes closed on a fence post!

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  14. I love the pictures of Poppy - what a great beard! Bless her! Flossy sometimes sports the same look and it is the one place she does not like being cleaned up, so I have to tell her it is not a good look for a girl...
    Glad your finger is on the mend xxxLily

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    1. Pop didn't want any de-bearding going on either, so spent the day with dried lumps of mud attached to her face! They have (more or less) gone now. She does make me laugh :o) xx

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