Wednesday, 20 September 2017

We get into trouble, a little bit!

Hi Woofers!

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

Well, this morning we rolled out of bed and headed off for a walk across the fields and for the first time this holiday the grass wasn't soaking wet! Normally we end up with wet tummies and jump all over the caravan shaking the dew off but today, bone dry!

Now that is a good thing as far as the ferrets are concerned 'cos their tummies sort of drag half an inch off the ground and they get very wet! Today, bone dry, so that means more jumping and running in the grass!

After all the job have been done we loaded up the car with camera stuff, said good bye to The Missus, (who was inspired to make a card or two), and headed off to Corfe Castle a few miles down the road.

We arrived just as three coaches had off loaded thousands of Mini Two Legs, all clutching clip boards and bits of paper with questions on that they had to answer before they would be allowed back on the coach!

We looked at Old Two Legs and he looked at us, then we looked at the MTL's and then we looked at OTL again.

'Shall we leave this until another day?' says OTL, 'Yus Pleese' says us and after a quick discussion, we decided to go back to Kimmeridge Bay and hunt Dinosorearses and stuff like that!

Now, as we had paid before and 'cos we are camping in their caravan site, we only have to pay once and all future visits are free, up to when we go home.

OTL likes that, 'FREE'

This time we asked if we could be let off the lead 'cos we couldn't get into too much trouble on the beach, could we?





We were lucky 'cos the tide was on it's way out and more of the beach was exposed and that means more rocks were exposed that had all sorts of old and ancient things like Nautilus Fish and Trilobites and bits of shells could be seen in the rocks.


Here be Dino Prints!
 OTL was getting all excited, the further the tide went out the more rocks were visible and the more lumps and bumps could be examined and names given, not that we really understood what he was talking about but we tried to look interested and amazed at his knowledge of rocks with bumps on them!

and this one is about a hundred and twenty million years old, give or take a year or two!
 Now, these rocks had water at the edges and of course I decided that it would be a good idea if I had a little splosh, just to test the water, as it were!

This water just loves a good splosh!
You know, even Holly Chops went in for some deep paddling after OTL let us off our leads!

As we went around the bay, OTL taking photos and us hunting Dinos, OTL stopped at a small water fall and said it looked 'picturesque', what ever that is, I mean, we have only just got to terms with ethereal and now he lumps us with 'picturesque'!
  
Well, it looks like someone left the tap on!
We got a bit bored and headed off to the slipway where they launch to boats and of course, there were loads of sniffs we just couldn't stay away from, especially Holly Chops!

When OTL discovered we were nowhere to be seen, he left his camera all set up and chased after us!

It was a good job there was no one around to pinch his camera but us woofers would have seen them off if anyone got close to OTL's toys!

We then walked all the way around to the other end of the beach where there was a notice saying we couldn't go any further 'cos of the army firing range!

The weather man says we will get some rain tomorrow, so I can see a day spent snoozing, reading, card making and chasing ferrets around the caravan!

See you all tomorrow.

Luv,

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

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Being On Holiday is Hard Work!

Hello Woofers!

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

Yesterday we were in 'Engineering Mode' 'cos The Missus has been 'Destruction Testing' the fold up table in the caravan and we can now say, without any doubt that, given the right number of whacks with the extra large container of 'Distress Ink', the table will fall off the table mount and come crashing to the floor!

So, yesterday it was 'Hunt the Screws' and stuff in the local town then back for some drilling and banging with hard object and mumbling of many curses!

I was doing the inspection job after the table was reinstalled!

OK, it passes the 'Shove Test' so we will give it a try!

Holly Chops was on 'Guard Duty' and after learning from Archie Babe on the best positions to take up when doing guard duty, she made a pretty good go of guarding the caravan!

I can be alert in an instance, trust me!
 Today we decided that a trip to see the local sights was in order and set off for Durdle Door. We were expecting a castle thingy with a big wooden door but when we got there it was nothing but a lump of cliff with a hole in it!

Shut That Door!
 It was a bit of a hike up and down the cliff to see that and to be honest, the ice cream cone that Holly and I shared tasted just great!

Next it was Lulworth Cove. Now this is a natural harbour that has been worn away by the tides and now looks like a super safe harbour with a very 'Touristy' village on the shore. Old Two Legs reckons the car park was almost as big as the village and judging by the cost of parking, it was more than likely the biggest money earner around!
Pretty village with the obligatory stream heading towards the bay!

Almost all the buildings were restaurants or gift shops!
Like Durdle Door, I got a swim in the warm water! Holly decided that she was better off sitting on the harbour wall with TM and trying to mug anyone who looked like they might have food!
Nothing like getting your paws wet!

 On the way back to the car we stopped off at one of the restaurants and got some scampi and chips and a sausage.

The scampi was for TM & OTL and the sausage was for Holly and I but it was such a small sausage that after we had finished it, the scampi look just too delicious to leave un tasted!

Tomorrow OTL wants to visit Corfe Castle 'cos he hasn't been there for a thousand years!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Well, we had plans!

Hello Woofers!

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

Now, you know that yesterday we had loads of plans of what we were going to do today, Castles, Dino Poo, Photography and Nargle Chasing!

In the end we didn't!

It sort of started off this morning when Old Two Legs started cleaning the ferret cages.

We have a sort of Poo Problem, well, Eric and May have this problem really. You see, OTL cleans the cage out, washes all the parts that need to be washed, then he dries the cage, sprays Pet Disinfectant and lines the cage with soft paper kitchen towel to catch the poo and the wee.

After that the water gets changed in both dispensers, a dog bowl and one of those 'Drippy' water things you hang on the cage wall. Finally the food bowl is washed, dried and replenished with ferret food.

Now we are ready for the ferrets to go back in.

In goes Eric and May.

Eric heads for the three ply paper layers, digs furiously hurling lumps of paper all over the place and in the water bowl. Miss May jumps into the food bowl and throws the contents all over the place!

She then dives down onto where the paper was all neatly positioned on the floor, and does a poo!

Eric, from his vantage spot in the 'sleeping cup', says 'That's a good idea' and jumps down, lifts his tail and manages to poo up the cage wall! Next he turns around to have a sniff, just to make sure it was his, and then decides to finish it off with a wee up the other wall, missing all the torn up paper!

OTL is not a happy Two Legs!

So, the ferrets get put back into the caravan while OTL cleans the cage out, washes all the parts that need to be washed, then he dries the cage, sprays Pet Disinfectant and lines the cage with soft paper kitchen towel to catch the poo and the wee!

By the time all this is accomplished and the ferrets have been walked, it's lunch time and The Missus says there are some plawns and salad, so OTL decides he will go out later!

Half way through lunch the TV gets switched on 'cos it is the F1 Racing. So, we all sit down to watch the fun and games while at the same time trying to snaffle a plawn or two!

It was a super race, loads of excitement!

After that it was time for a walk, so we got OTL to take us around the field so we could chase a pheasant or two, even though we were kept on leads!

Well, that took us around to just after four fifteen when I decided that I must do my blog!

So, no pictures today and no exciting tales for you, sorry!

Maybe tomorrow?

Bye, bye for now!

Luv,

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

Saturday, 16 September 2017

A Little Damp between the Ears!

Yo Woofers!

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

It has been a sort of fun type relaxing pheasant hunting wet day today!

Well there you are, a whole day in one line!

We went out with Old Two Legs and the ferrets first thing and coming around the corner of the field there were hundreds of pheasants mooching about in the long grass!

That was it, as soon as we poked our noses around the corner they all flew straight up in the air making the loudest noise we have heard for a long time!

The soppy birds landed a bit further up the path and continued to poke around in the grass as if we weren't there!

Mind you, they did leave one bird behind to keep an eye on us!

On Guard Duty!
 After a while this bird got all worried and flew off leaving another bird there to keep a watchful eye on us!

I've got my eye on you, you, you, you and you!
After a little while Freddy decided that sniffs were more interesting than food that kept running away and he followed Wendy into the field a little to hunt slower prey!

OTL spotted a couple of Comma butterflies dancing around the bramble bushes and when they landed he managed to get this shot.




Smile for the camera!

Back at the caravan we all watched the F1 Practise and then the Qualifying, rather an exciting run up to the race tomorrow!

As soon as that finished Holly and I woofed our tails off to go out for another walk but half way around the field we saw a dark thing heading our way!

Looks like it could be wet!
Unfortunately we got wet, all sort of soggy doggy wet and the ferrets didn't get away with it either, Eric and May also got wet tails but they sneaked into OTL's jacket and managed to stay out of the deluge!

Holly and I headed home as quickly as we could and got a rub down with the doggy towels before heading for the soft cushions!

All I need now is some dinner followed by a snooze before bed time!
Tomorrow, if the rain stops, we plan to go back to Kimmeridge Bay to hunt for some more Dinosorearses and maybe find some rock hard Dino Poo!

Then, if they allow woofers, we want to get a look at Corfe Castle which looks like it is about to fall down!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Friday, 15 September 2017

Dino Digging!

Hi Woofers!

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

Well, we've had a good day today, the ferrets have been around the field chasing the pheasants mind you, they had no chance of catching them 'cos they had Old Two Legs in tow on the other end of the lead!

Do get a move on OTL,
 Mind you the pheasants didn't hang about!

Watch out, Ferret and Two Legs coming!
Once we had finished out in the field and the ferrets were tucked up in their cages eating breakfast, we headed off to hunt dinosorearses!

We arrived at Kimmeridge Bay where there have been some finds from 150 million years ago! Looking at the cliffs you could see the different layers of mud and shale.

Kimmeridge Cliffs
 While we were down there we met up with a couple of woofers who were down for a days exploration. First there was a little ball of fun that went by the name of Millie a super little Yorkie of just five months old!

Are you a Dino?
 Joining in the fun was Ted a very gentle Airedale Terrier down here on holiday, just like us!

Ted the Airedale Terrier.
 Ted said Hello to OTL and got a tickle on the tail as well! Ted  said he was looking for some Dinosaurs foot prints in the rocks but so far all he has found was Dino Poo!

Now, when we looked at the dino poo it looked just like lumps of rock, I reckon you had to have a strong insides to do that!

Talk about Rock Hard!

I went off looking for for prints, it was a lot safer than dino poo!

No Dino Poo here!
OTL found the remains of some sea animals that had been around 150 million years and that seems a long time to sit in the rocks!

These are Ammonites.
From there we headed into Swanage to do some shopping ant The Missus purchased a pair of Green Wellies!


We lunched on some fish and chips, well, OTL also brought some sausages for us woofers and he even pinched one for himself!

Back home we had a lot to tell the ferrets all about especially the Dino Poo!

As we were telling the story the sun went down and the sky looked all 'Dramatic'!

OTL loves Dramatic!

Night Sky
Tomorrow TM is planning to do some more crafting and of course there is the F1 Racing from Singapore!

Brrrm Brrrrm!

Hey! we think that Archie Babe did the right thing of getting rid of the Parlour Pong, mud and green slime is just the thing!

See you tomorrow

Luv,

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

Thursday, 14 September 2017

A day of sunshine and rain!

Hello Woofers!

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

Well, last night it was a lot less noisy than the night before! We all got a good nights sleep, except when Old Two Legs was having a coughing fit!

Of course, then there was The Missus marching up and down the caravan going for a wee and getting all inspired and plonking about with jars of chemicals and bits of card and paper!

Today TM had told us all that today she would be 'Crafting' which normally means inky fingers and spots on the end of her nose that normally end up being a bright orange!

Just to help OTL, we were walked around the field by TM who didn't want us to hang about doing our business, so it was a case of a 'Three Legged Wee' on the run!

Then the sun came out and the ferrets decided they wanted to spend the day in the awning!

After getting all that sorted OTL clipped our lead onto me and collected Miss Wendy and Freddy and headed off around the field again!

We left Holly in the caravan 'cos she has got a grumbly tum and didn't need a second walk!

After getting back May and Eric were jumping up and down wanting to get out for their walk as well!

This was great, I got three walks around the field, loads of sniffs and I got to chase some of those daft pheasants!

Bozo Birds on the run!
Back at the caravan OTL has been checking the jacks on the caravan 'cos all this marching up and down by TM means the jacks keep settling further into the earth!

To give you an idea of what it is like, here is a van down the site a bit, you can see the problems we have 'cos our caravan is longer than this one!

Ours is about the same!
I think that if we come here again OTL will make sure he gets one of the flat pitches!

We were going to Monkey World but they don't let woofers in and won't allow any woofers to be left in any vehicle in their car park!

Well done to them but that means Monkey World is out this year!

We plan to get down the beach tomorrow but that will mean going down a toll road!

That should be fun!

With any luck we will find a dinosorarse and get it named after us, Woofasorus?

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Didn't it Blow!

Hi Woofers!

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

Now, normally when we are on holiday we are in some wild and woolly place in the Highlands of Scotland and of course we are expecting winds and rain and snow and stuff like that. Down here in sunny Dorset we were looking forward to some warm sunshine and balmy breezes!

Last night when we went to bed there was a little rain tippy toeing on the caravan roof, a gentle sound to lull us off to sleep.

Then it started, the wind started slowly then sort of built into a howling blast that rattled the caravan and pounded the awning. Then the caravan started to sway and the wind was trying to lift the satellite dish from its flat 'Parked' position and send it off into the sky!

Luckily for us it stayed on the roof but it was beating up and down like a large cymbal!

We didn't sleep too much and both Holly and I cuddled up to Old Two Legs to keep warm and safe!

When the morning arrived, the wind and rain had gone! We were all still hear and OTL said that he had enjoyed his 'Two Dog Night'!

The internet didn't come back until mid morning but by then we had been out for a walk in the field with the ferrets, chasing pheasants!

Not that we caught any!

They went this way!
 Mind you the field is big enough to get lost in and once off the lead we could do some serious running!

OTL was wandering along with his camera but we didn't see any of those pheasants but of course, we could see the caravan and The Missus inside having a snooze!

Ours is the one with the satellite dish poking up! 

Look, there is TM!
 On the way into the campsite we passed a door to a 'Hidden Garden' and of course OTL says he is going to take a picture using his 'Tilt/Shift' lens but today, just to see how it looks in the sunshine, he produced this master piece!

Well, it looks just like a wooden door to me!
 The army ranges have been busy since we arrived and for most of the day they have been booming and rattling away with their guns doing wot army types do,  make a lot of noise.

Luckily for Holly, the banging noise they make has not upset Holly, it's those nasty whizz bangs in November that get her upset!

Hey! Bad news for Archie Babe, getting taken to the Poodle Parlour without any prior notice, I mean, a woofer has a reputation to keep up and a good sniff is all part of it!

Tomorrow, providing the weather looks dry enough, we may get down to the sea where all the dinosaurs are hiding and who knows, we might even find a Nargle or two!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

We're Here!

Yo Woofers.

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

You know it seems funny that we are not called McDaisy, I mean, normally when we are on hols we are north of the boarder! Well, now we are in Dorset in a place called Kimmeridge or close to Kimmeridge and we can see the sea about two miles away!

Old Two Legs pointed to a place between the hills and said it was called Portland Bill and if we couldn't see it, it was raining and if we could see it, it will be raining soon!

Ho, Ho, Ho, he is such a wag!

When we booked this place we had a choice of pitches and of course OTL chose a 'Flat' pitch but the day before we left we were informed that the 'Flat' pitches were all waterlogged and we had to go onto one of the 'Sloping' pitches.

So, I'm not saying that the pitches have deep slopes but when we go out it is 'Ropes and Crampons'!

OTL had developed a chest infection and is slurping down 'Cough Mixture' which keeps him from coughing too much and so far we have not been woken up at night!

Right behind the caravan there is a whacking great field that is designated as 'Dog Walking Area' it is so full of strange sniffs that Holly and I just don't know where to start!

There are loads of Pheasant birds all over the place, young ones that they look after, feed and care for.
Then later on this year they are all let loose and Two Legs with guns shoot them all!
Sounds a stupid as those TL's up on the Yorkshire Moors who do the same thing!

The pheasants down here have mostly escaped the pens by flying over the top of the fence which is designed to keep foxes out but they haven't got the sense to fly back at night and instead sleep in the undergrowth.

That is where the foxes get them for dinner!

OTL hasn't taken any pictures yet 'cos he has been busy setting up the caravan and awning but with a bit of luck he will be clicking away tomorrow!

Close to us is a place called Durdle Door which in by the sea, so I might get a swim in! Then there is Corfe Castle down the road a bit and The Missus says that 'Monkey World' is not too far away. That should be fun, we could meet some of OTL's relatives!

Right, we are off for a run around the field before the rain arrives!

See you tomorrow!

Luv,

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

Sunday, 10 September 2017

All packed and ready to go!

Yo Woofers!

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

It has been a busy day today, loads of packing and storing and then re-packing!

Other than the last minute stuff, like water bowl and food tray and ferrets, we are almost ready to go!

The Missus is getting together all her crafty stuff she wants to take and all of the cupboards and storage spaces are stuffed full of paper, card and chemicals! Old Two Legs hasn't been in the caravan yet to see how all this stuff is spread out. If there is too much weight at the back or in the front then the van tried to 'wobble' along the road, a bit like Miss Wendy does when she gets a wiggle on!

We reckon the will be some last minute adjustment before we go!

Today OTL remembered to take the ball down to the beach but unfortunately the tide was out!

Holly and I did some dashing along the beach, chasing the blue ball that OTL has secretly hid in the ferret bag! 

He's taken it back and put it in the ferret bag!
Eric and May were digging in the shells looking for any new sniffs.

I told you they would loose that ball, they should have kept it!
 Lunchtime we were down for a walk but half way around the walk it started to rain! That was it, we all turned around and headed back. Freddy and Wendy even climbed up into the ferret bag to get out of the rain!

By the time we got back to the football field the rain had stopped, so we had a quick game of 'Chase the Ball'.

After a while I got a little bored, well, I mean, I'm a terrier type not a retriever!

Well, I happened to turn my tail and before  I could do anything, the ferrets nicked the ball!

OK, Got IT!
 Freddy kept on jumping up and down and shouting out 'On Me 'ead!' After a while Wendy kicked it up and towards Freddy who missed it all together and he ended up rolling on the ground!

Do it again! Do it again and I'll get it!
Before Wendy could get to it I dashed in and grabbed it and ran off!

OTL was going to throw it for me but it started to rain again, so off we went, home!

It took a couple more hours before we had everything ready for tomorrow. Now all we have to do now is get an early night and an early stat tomorrow!

The caravan site says they have Wi-Fi so I should be able to share our fun with you all.

Bye Bye for now,

Luv,

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

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Wot's your computer called?

Hi Woofers!

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

Well, wot a story we have to tell! Old Two Legs has just changed over bookkeepers and decided to install a new 'Accounts Package' and to get a new computer with an up to date operating system.

Now, if anyone had tried this you will know that there are some serious button pushing to be done and a very steep learning curve to manage!

Now, we all know how frustrating  this can be especially when things go wrong. It is in times like this that we discover that OTL has a whole new set of words that he uses to try to influence the computers actions. The only trouble is, he uses all these new words that we are sure are not the real names for the computer.

Holly and I kept very quiet and we hid downstairs, not daring to get anywhere near OTL, so, that is the reason we didn't get to the computer last night!

Today has been better, he has been working through everything and is slowly 'building' the new system.

This morning The Missus left us and headed over to the village hall, she had got fed up listening to the all the name calling!

We headed off to the beach for our morning run. Holly and I were doing a bit of 'Dig and Whizz' while OTL was taking pictures of a big husky type woofer!

Just the one photo, OK?
 Holly had decided that she would do a good impression of a beached whale!

Just catching a few rays!
 Lunchtime Freddy and Wendy had some fun digging a hole in the sand and as OTL had brought a ball, Holly and I decided we would have some fun!

How about we extend it that way?
 We both dug a big hole and then hid the ball at the bottom!

Let's see if OTL digs it up again!
 Down on the football field we had a game of 'Chase the Ball' !

So where is the goal posts now?
 It was funny seeing the ferrets watching us and knowing they wanted to play ball as well but we also knew that they would run off with the ball and hide it in their travelling cage!

How about you trip them up while I nick the ball?
OTL has been working on the computer but things have settled down now 'cos he took a break to wash the caravan so we will be travelling with a clean van!

TM has just come back from the 'Master Class' and it seems she has had a great time sloshing the glue and glitter all over the place!

Hey! Wot good news, Archie Babe has reduced the visits to the vet! Yay! Never mind the cuddles, it's those big sharp needles they stab you with!

See you all tomorrow!

Luv,

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