Hurro, more from my Hol-ee-day in Scotland up in Argyll.
Now as long time readers will know when me and Mum and TNP goes on holiday we likes to go out hunting for wild life and then TNP tries to shoot them (with his camera). Mum does not really try cos her camera not so good as TNP’s and they would just be little blobs, but she official spotter. You has to be very careful when hunting for wildlike and do sneakings around and no barkings or chasings. We especially like to try and find squirrels. Now I know lots of you like to chase squirrels but you is not allowed to chase these ones because they is called ‘red’ and that makes them special for some reason cos there nor many left in Britain and none down in the south. They look pretty scrawny anyway and always run up trees so really it more fun to just sniff things. I has got very good at squirrel hunting and I do it by just lying down and looking not interested and then I don’t get moaned at. Of course I always spot them first.
Mum and TNP was very pleased on this hol-ee-day cos they seed a squirrel on everyday and we even had one come in our garden.
I has more piccures from Mum but I thought I would show you these ones from TNP’s camera first cos they make Mum and TNP happy.
First, we stayed in a lovely little cottage with a big garden. It be comfy and cozy and we all liked it a lot. The sofa’s is cream coloured so of course Mum said no Ludo’s on sofa’s. But she went into the kitchen and came back and there I be, snuggled up next to TNP, on the sofa. So that didn’t last very long.
See how good I is at posing, I got on this convenient rock in the garden all by myself.
There a bird feeder outside the kitchen window and Mum and TNP liked to look out of it. I didn’t mind cos they keeps the food in the kitchen so it a good place to hang out. Although I did get very annoyed at Mum chucking food for the birds outside and not letting me eat it. Even If I doesn’t like peanuts.
Here some bird feeder pics. They might not seem like special kinds of animals to some of you who live in more exotic locations than me and see lots of things, but to us in England they is pretty exciting and TNP sounded kind of like he does when he watches football when the Woodpecker flew in and the squirrel came to visit.
They is pretty cute huh and very ascared of peoples, but probably nicer than Faline. He thought all his Crispmasses had come at once Mum said with all the nuts they put out. Even though he kind of black and grey he still a red kind of squirrel, you can tell by his shape and size. Grey ones is bigger.
Mum loves his little hands, which hard to compete with cos I not a rodent and so I has paws and so I is not so cute as squirrels by Mum’s standards which not very fair really.
We had some rainy days but then we had some sunny days and we went to a place called Benmore Botanical Gardens. We walked all day long, through woods and plants and big trees and finally at about 5 o’clock we seed a squirrel. By this time I be so tired I had to lie down all the time.
Mum likes this little guy the bestest cos he has a cute face. TNP said something about the light and the wildlife not co-operating. They probably needs some trainings and to go to posing class 101 like us doggies has to.
Here some piccures from Benmore, it very pretty, lots of interesting smells and quite a few doggies. Only I couldn’t go off lead. Apart from when Mum let me anyway in the wood bits.
We also went to another gardens called Ardkinglas and seed another squirrel!! I did chase this one a little, just to sniff it. Well, it just instinct. It thought I wanted it’s chestnut. But I didn’t. It not a patch on a chicken wing! We also seed the tallest tree in Britain there. Mum has piccures of that it even taller than Honey!
After Benmore I got really tired and my legs wouldn’t work anymore, I just had to sleep! I sat myself on the sofa in the dining room and after dinner when Mum and TNP went into the living room I wanted to go too, but my leggies were just too tired. So I cried and barked and Mum came through and carried me into my bed in the living room. You just had to know how to work them. I tried them same thing when they went to bed and TNP wanted to get me but Mum said no so I just had to drag myself up the stairs. TNP lifted me onto the bed though. Well, they shouldn’t have wored me out looking for squirrels for so long!
At Ardkinglass we also seed this weird little bird. He looked like a mouse running up the tree when Mum spotted him, but he a little bird called a tree creeper.
On one of my wored out nights Mum and TNP went out to dinner at an oyster bar so I got some peace and slept well and almost didn’t even wake up when they came back. Mum said they had really nice fresh fish, though she didn’t think much of her oyster. They oysters come from here, Loch Fyne and we went down and took some piccures of the sunset.
Now TNP’s favourite piccure. This little robin fellow sat and watched us and wondered if we was gonna try and steal his patch! He look different to the American robins huh?