Saturday, 22 April 2017

So much for the Weather Men!

Hi Woofers!

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

We were up early this morning, not that we wanted to be up early, it was The Missus clumping around the house in the early hours, getting stuff out of her store room and loading the car up. Oh, and making twenty cups of coffee to make up for the lack of caffeine yesterday when she went to be stabbed!

Getting up early means we have time to watch the news and the weather forecast. The man who was telling us all about the forth coming weather was going on about being very unlucky if in our area we saw any rain.

We looked out side, it was persisting down!

When we got to the beach it was still very wet!

Not the bright sunny day promised!
We didn't hang about too long, the ferrets were busting to get back into the bag, Holly and I wondered if we could get in the bag with them!

And still it rained!
 Back home we got a rub down with a warm towel and settled down to some snoozing until lunch time.

OTL was cleaning the cages out and chasing the ferrets all over the place! Old Two Legs has a good game with them and both Freddy and Eric get rolled over onto their backs and laugh their tails off when OTL tickles their tummy's!

Lunchtime we went out again and this time the rain had stopped! The grass was still wet so both Eric and May got wet tummies running across the grass!

Er! 'm getting a wet tum!
 Eric was in a good mood and even went down into the rock pools looking for Monsters!

I think I'll stop for a sniff!
May was a bit ahead of him and stopped for a wee, that messed up his 'Monster Hunting'!

Next he tried climbing up on the rocks and tried to spot the sea weed moving, but that didn't work either!

It's alright looking for Monsters but I still get a soggy butt!
Holly Chops stayed on the beach watching all the fun but had already decided she was not going anywhere near the water!

There is no way I'm going in there!
Miss May decided to give up on the Monsters and followed Holly up to the Sea Wall!

Oi! Wait for me!
All the time I was having a game of 'Chase' with my tail, which is rather a good game, until you catch your tail and fall over!

Hey! I caught my tail! Honest I did!
It was a rush to the Sea Wall and the steps up to the grass path. OTL took the opportunity to get in position to get a picture of Eric as he stuck his head up to see if the way was clear to get onto the pathway!


Is it safe yet?
Back home OTL has been catching up on series called 'The Last Kingdom' which he just loves! Holly and I sat with him on his chair but we both fell asleep!

TM has returned from her day up the village hall, sloshing all the glue and glitter around and gassing her head off!

We stopped at the hall to say hello to Auntie Rosie who just loves the ferrets and gave May and Eric a cuddle!

Holly and I got a stroke as well but we wanted to get home 'cos there was a bowl of chicken waiting for us!

So, claws crossed that we get some good weather tomorrow.

Bye bye for now!

Luv,

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

Friday, 21 April 2017

Wot! No Sun?

Hello Woofers!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret here.

Well, this morning the weather forecaster on the TV said it was going to be a sunny day, the best we have had all week.

What did we get?

Clouds and no sun!

I mean, how on earth is a woofer going to get a sun tan if the clouds cover the sun?

It's OK for Old Two Legs, he gets wind burn but us woofers need a bit of sunshine!

It was the same with the ferrets. Miss Wendy even fluffed up her coat to try to make it a bit warmer!

Well, she had given up trying to climb into OTL's coat where she knew it would be all warm and snugly!

Even my nose is chilly!
 Freddy tried to hide in the long grass but the wind found him there and no matter how he tried to get a lift, OTL made him walk!

This is just not fair, I mean, I'm only a little ferret!
 Freddy may think he is small but he is in fact bigger than all of the ferrets, including Eric!

In the end Freddy fell over onto his back and refused to move, he claimed he had a severely bruised claw and there was no way he could walk a step further!

That's it, I'm done for now, my claw is almost broken, just look at it!
 You know it wasn't any better at lunchtime, the tide was out, the sun was in and Eric decided that he wasn't even going to step onto the wet sea weed on the shore!

Not that I blame him, I mean, even I didn't fancy a paddle in the weed!

No, if there is no warm sun then I'm staying well up the beach!
Just for fun, OTL swapped the lenses over on his camera and instead of a fixed 35mm lens he put on the 28-300mm lens, just to see what it performed like on his little D200 camera.

We reckon it was a little sharper but the ferrets didn't help. You see, the best way to photograph a ferret is to get down to eye level but our ferrets are a bit crafty.

You see, when OTL crouches down to take their picture, they think he is offering them a lift and they come rushing over to OTL expecting to be picked up!

No photo!

So, OTL has to be crafty and try to catch them when they are looking the other way or wondering what is making all that noise, like another woofer!

It doesn't always work but sometimes, just sometimes he is lucky and having a 'Long Lens' makes it a little easier!

Friday today, so that means a lay in tomorrow, well, just long enough for The Missus to wake everyone up 'cos she has a Master Class tomorrow!

OTL reckons to catch up on his TV recordings tomorrow, so it will be nibbles on the sofa, all day!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Hunting Monsters!

Hi Woofers!

It's us again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret!

The good news is, there's no rain!

Yesterday The Missus was supposed to go and supply a blood sample but she had to fast for twelve hours. That was OK, but she forgot and slurped down a cup of coffee which stopped her going. So, today she didn't have a morning coffee, just water, which she hates!

OK, all ready to go and a quick look at the paperwork and guess wot?

The centre is close don Thursdays!

Have another coffee and plan to go down tomorrow!

We don't have that trouble, our vet is open seven days a week 'cos they like taking money!

Down on the beach today the ferrets decided they would go Monster Hunting!

When we got down there it was just before a full sunrise so we had to wait for a while before it became light enough to go hunting!

Here there be Monsters!
 We started off with Freddy doing some digging on the beach to entice the Monsters from out of the sea weed!

Just enough to tempt a Monster out to sniff it!
 Next, Miss Wendy went in 'Ferreting' about under the rocks and in the rock pools trying to drive the Monsters out.

Now, Monsters are tricky devils 'cos they don't always run away, sometimes they dig into the mud and disappear!

There is one here somewhere, I can sniff it!
Well, in the end Fred and Wendy gave up and headed off to the car and home to a good rampage around the house!

Lunchtime Eric and May went off to do another sweep of the beach and the rock pools.

Something just ran across my paws!
We watched them scurry up and down the beach but there was no sign of any Monsters. Miss May even climbed on top of a rock to get a better  view over the rocks.

OK, I'll have a look up here!
Holly was sniffing up and down the beach and reckons she found a Monster 'cos she had a roll!

Old Two Legs had a look and said that the Monster was in fact a small crab that was dead!

Holly didn't care, she reckon the sniff was gigantic and qualified as a Monster on sniff alone!

We have chicken for dinner tonight and TM has got to fast again which she says she will, after dinner!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Getting Warmer!

Hello Woofers!

Here we are again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret!

It has been a lot warmer today, this morning Old Two Legs put on his skiing jacket 'cos he was expecting cold winds down on the beach. Much to his surprise, it wasn't so cold and the wind wasn't so strong and on the way back to the car he had unzipped the jacket down to his waist 'cos he was getting too hot!

Down on the beach Holly Chops and I found this 'Super Great Sniff' which was calling to us something rotten!

OTL was doing his 'No, No NO! and jumping up and down but we didn't take any notice, it was too good a sniff for all that stuff!

Go on, have another sniff then let me have ago!
It was really a great sniff and Holly even invited Fred and Wendy over to join in the sniff!

Freddy was game and tried to waddle over to us but Wendy wouldn't let him go saying that he would 'Be in trouble'!

OTL was really too close to try a dash across the beach, so poor Freddy missed out on some 'Super Sniffing'!

I don't care, you are not going, OK?
When we got back at lunchtime we had lost the sniff, there were some Mini Two Legs playing about on the beach and Holly reckons they must have sat in the sniff and pushed it deeper into the sand!

OTL had forgotten his camera so we can't show you young Eric getting all tangled up in the plants!

He is getting fitter 'cos he is now running almost all the way back to the car, stopping only for a wee now and again!

This afternoon OTL has been playing on the computer, a bit boring really but he has almost cleared the pile of paperwork off the desk!

We have taken a look at yesterdays comments and see there are three comments there advertising some engineering service or something.

Now, lets face it, a company has just got to be in a bad way if they need to try to advertise on a site run by two Woofers and four ferrets, I mean, get a life!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

It's still Cold and Drafty!

Hi Woofers!

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

Well, it's not Summer yet and here in North Kent it is a bit drafty! The wind coming in off the North Sea has been blowing us back to the car in double quick time!

Mind you, the sun has been trying to warm us up and it works when we are out of the wind and tucked up behind some bushes!

Unfortunately, there are not too many bushes along the Sea Wall!

Still, Holly and I had a game of Dig and Whizz which helped to keep us warm!

Holly doing a Whizz!
 Being a lot shorter than Old Two Legs, we took advantage of the plants to break up the wind but it only worked when the path wasn't in the same direction as the wind!

That's better, not so drafty here!
 Poor Ferrets decided it was too cold to have a run about and spent a lot of time trying to get back into the ferret bag around OTL's neck!

I can't move, my tail has fallen off!
 OTL didn't believe him!

Holly Chops said that it looked rather pretty looking out across the estuary and sat on the beach looking at the view while waiting for the ferrets to catch up!

Just look at hat view!
Back home OTL was back into working again and set about the pile of paperwork that had accumulated over Easter. Most of it was invoices but one envelope contained wot he calls a 'Tax Return', yep, it's that time of the year again!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Monday, 17 April 2017

Wot Happened to the Sun?

Hi Woofers!

It's Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret back again!

Wot a change in the weather! I mean, it was sunny yesterday and acting just like a warm spring day but today it has been almost wintry!

No, it's not B&W it's colour!
 You can tell by the photo of Sheerness, we have had better Easter Mondays! Why is it they keep changing the date of Easter, like, I mean, Easter seems to be decided by the first full moon after the beginning of the month providing there is an 'L' in the month and two days after the first Swallow is seen heading back to Scotland to breed!

I have an idea, let's have Easter in the middle of April every year, then we won't get confused!

Mind you, it was that cold, Holly and I were dashing up and down the beach to keep warm!

A Warmed Up Low Flying Puppy!
It was just the same at out lunchtime walk except that it was Miss May who was asking Old Two Legs for a lift and a warm cuddle!

Just a little Cuddle?
OTL was horrible, he made her walk all the way back to the car but at least she was warm by the time she got back!

Let's hope tomorrow is better, you know OTL had to wear his Winter Jacket down the beach, he should be in short sleeves and sandals!

Even Southend looks gloomy!
So, that's it for today, nothing too exciting, snoozing, eating, walking, weeing and the occasional poo!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Sunday, 16 April 2017

He's Back! He's Back! He's Back! He's Back! He's Back! He's Back! He's Back!

Yo Woofers!

Here we are, back again!

Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret!

Well, wot a time we have had over the last few days! Remember that Old Two Legs and Cousin Alun headed off to Scotland to visit the Culloden Battle Field just a couple of days before the 'Real Anniversary'. Well the had an eventful trip up to begin with. When they got to Stafford the car decided to break one of the ABS sensors which, as you all know, has something to do with the brakes and with no brakes, serious things can happen!

So, they pulled into Stafford and found a Mercedes centre and managed to get the car in for an emergency repair. It took about four hours to get it all done and soon they were back on the road again, with OTL's credit card a little deeper in debt!

Alun was thinking of using his credit card, but Auntie Glynis told him off, so he didn't!

She has said I can't have it!
Instead of getting to the B&B at four in the afternoon, they didn't get there until eight!

OTL and Alun decided to visit Fort George, which was just down the road and this has often been seen on the TV, so a visit was a rare treat!

It's a long walk to the Guard House!
 OTL was looking around and decided he would one day, like to return either at sunrise or sun set to capture the light against the fort walls

Now, what we need is a sunset!
 The whole fort was in very good condition 'cos it is still in use as the home of the Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland.

We can almost hear the Bag Pipes!
After Fort George they headed of to Culloden and had three trips around the battle field and one guided tour of the visitors centre. Two of the trips around the battle field were guided trips with the first describing the actual battle and the last telling the build up to the battle.

One of the markers where the bodies of the Jacobite's were buried.
OTL had visited the battle field about thirty years ago and had told us of the strange feeling there was as he and The Missus had walked around. However, now they have a big posh visitors centre, some of the feeling had gone and it seemed to be more of a tourist site than a War Grave, which it is.

In the battle there were only fifty of the Loyalist killed.
It was only when they had walked down to the Jacobite battle line did some of the hairs on the back of OTL's neck begin to stand up!

Jacobite battle losses were over one thousand five hundred, many more were hunted down and killed after the battle.
This is the last battle on British soil.
 
While all this battle field visiting and history lessons was going on, Holly and I couldn't play on the computer 'cos there was no password on the laptop. We thought that OTL had forgotten but no, it was because he was changing ISP and chose the time when he was away for it to change over and get all sorted. So, now he is back, ISP has settled in and 'POW' it's all working and even the email is there!

Yesterday OTL told us he had spent twelve hours driving, nearly seven hundred miles to get back home.

Of course, when he got in we gave him the 'Woofers Welcome' and dived into his bags to see what presents he had brought us! TM got some special 'Celtic Knot Steel Stencils' for TM and for Holly and I, we got some Smackeroos Beef strips which tasted great!

You know, even the ferrets enjoyed them as well! Well, we had to share them 'cos there wasn't too many ferret type presents in Scotland!

On the way back they came down the A1 road 'cos there was terrible traffic hold ups on the M1 and M6 which held them up but coming back the road was busy but no traffic jams!

Today we had the children and grand children visit and to collect their Easter Eggs!

Now, I'm not too much into small Two Legs, especially ones that want to chase me or keep pulling my fur. I get sort of scared and tend to woof at them, so OTL had both Holly and me under his 'Protection' and cuddled us. I must admit, I did have one 'woof' when little Megan made me jump, but, no damage, to me or Megan!

So, now OTL is back, all he wants to do is sleep! It will be an early night tonight, after a small slurp of Single Malt from the new whisky glass he purchased from Culloden Visitor Centre!

See you all tomorrow and OTL says that chocolate is not good for woofers, so we have got to stay away from the choccy eggs!

Bye Bye for now!

Luv,

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

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

He's Gone!

Hi Woofers!

Us again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret!

Wot a change from yesterday! The clouds are rolling in and we have heard that there is rain up in Scotland!

Just where OTL is going!

No chance of sun burn today!
 Freddy and Wendy were out with us first thing and even they said it was chilly, you know it took ages for Freddy to get moving and it wasn't until Wendy gave him a shove that he started to use his legs!

Come on Freddy, shift yer tail!
Lunchtime was just the same except for the visitors who came to see the Sea Wall. Of course there were strange woofers as well, so Old Two Legs had to keep his eyes open to make sure none of them got too close to the ferrets!

Too Many Two Legs!
 We spotted a whacking great crab on the shore, much bigger than the ones we normally see. OTL decided to take a quick picture and asked Holly if she would stand next to it to show it's size.

Holly said she would rather stand in a cage of ferrets that get near the crab 'cos the pincers looked rather dangerous!

Just visiting mate, just visiting!
 May and Eric were having a great time diving in and out of the undergrowth and at one point stopped so OTL could take a picture!

OK, Make it quick, we're on a Mission!
Now OTL has packed all his stuff and we waved him 'Good Bye' from the bedroom window. It was then that Holly asked if he had left the password for the laptop where we do our blog. He hadn't!

So that means as soon as we hit the 'Publish' button, the laptop closes down and 'Poof' that's us 'Off Line' until he comes home!

So we will have to wait until he gets back!

We were interested in the thousands of tea pots, do you think they ever get used or are they just for show?

See you again soon,

Luv,

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

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Getting OTL sorted and Holly gets sorted as well!

Hi Woofers!

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

 Today has been just great!

Old Two Legs had to go out very early this morning to get two new tyres for the big car. That means The Missus was up early to take Holly and I out for our morning walk. We had to leave the ferrets at home but they didn't mind 'cos they said they wanted to catch up on their sleep!

We met The Two Bob Woofers and TM got to give them both a stroke!

Of course, unlike OTL, TM didn't take her camera, so you have all missed out on some super photos!

Lunchtime OTL got back with his new tyres fitted and took us down the beach.

On the way down to the beach OTL called me to him and then took my harness off me.

That is the sign that I can go in for a swim!


Look! I'm a Beach Babe!
 It was great fun chasing after a stick that OTL was throwing into the water for me! Then getting back to shore I would ride a wave all the way back!

Surfing Super Pup!
Eric was on the beach watching me strut my stuff !

I reckon it was him who was loosing out even if he did want to have a snooze on the sand!

You look a right mess!
 Of course, Holly Chops decided to catch a few rays while I caught the waves!

There is nothing so cool as resting on the beach!
 Holly had to go to the vet 'cos she has got an infection in her eyes, it's call conjunctivas.

She showed off rotten in the vet and OTL had to hold her while the vet put the drops in her eyes.

It's going to be fun tonight when she has to have her next dose!

Now, we have discovered that OTL is going to be away for a couple of days, he is off to Scotland with his cousin Alun.

This time they have decided to visit the battle site called Culloden.

It should be fun especially as the forecast is rain, rain and a bit more rain!

That leaves us with TM to take us out for our walks. The ferrets won't get a walk 'cos TM just can't handle four of us at once!

So, it looks like the ferrets will get the run of the house twice a day!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Monday, 10 April 2017

May nearly gets wet!

Hi Woofers!

We're back again, Daisy, Holly, Miss May, Miss Wendy, Freddy and Eric de Ferret.

Well, it is not as warm as yesterday, in fact it seemed a little chilly this morning but Old Two Legs said it was because of the 'Chill Factor'!

That means it feels colder because the wind is blowing in off the sea.

Well, at least we can see Sheerness!
 What I wanted to know is, why didn't the heating come on this morning like wot it normally does? I mean, six is the time it comes on and it manages to warm OTL's towel so when he comes out of the shower, there is a warm towel to dry all his bits!

Let's hope nothing is broken!

Lunchtime it warmed up a bit and the ferrets had fun on the beach. Miss May was playing about when a big wave sloshed up onto the beach and wet her paws!

I've never seen a ferret jump so high!

We did notice that Eric stayed well away from the water!

Yikes! That was blooming cold!
 Holly Chops was walking on the beach looking at the sea and shaking her head.

You won't get me in there!
 Miss May had a brilliant idea, she said that if she dug a really big and deep hole then all the sea would go down the hole and disappear and none of us would get our paws wet!

She set about digging the hole but after a while got fed up with digging and decided she would look into hiring a big mechanical digger instead of wearing her claws away!

I can hear some one shouting 'G'Day Cobber'
 Holly decided to retire to the Sea Wall and do one of her 'Poses' just for OTL to take her picture.

I mean, wot a show off!
Now, do I look good or wot?
This afternoon OTL left us at home and went off hunting some new tyres for the big car. It seems that the tyres are a little rare so he has had to order them for delivery tomorrow around eight in the morning.

That means The Missus will be taking us out, Holly and me that is, not the ferrets!

She isn't as clever as OTL in looking after two ferrets and two woofers at the same time!

Let's hope the rain stays away or we will have to have a wee in the garden!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

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