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Yesterday KP went Ten Pin Bowling and Ice Skating with a friend and then went back to her house for tea! She came home just after 8.30 p.m. looking tired!
She went and changed into her PJ's and at the same time the OH put the dogs in the back garden.
We then heard an almighty sound of yelping and barking. KP asked what was the matter with the dogs and I went out to investigate.
They seemed to be pushing and shoving something. A closer inspection revealed - a hedgehog!
It had wisely curled up into a ball to protect itself.
I called out to the OH "Come and have a look at this." He came and looked and said "There's no way I'm lifting that flea ridden thing for you to take a photo!" (If you look at the post before this one, you'll understand why he made that comment!)
If you look very closely - you can just about see the hedgehogs eyes nervously looking to see what was going on!
So, KP in her PJ's and me with my camera we sat and waited. The OH said "Let's put some cat food down for it."
You could see the hedgehog slowly unfurling itself. It took a quick sniff but decided that Whiskas wasn't to be his meal of the night!
After this photo he decided that it was safer to leave our garden and departed through the fence.
KP was delighted to have seen a hedgehog at such close quarters and to be honest, so was I!
Earlier this morning I was in the kitchen - tidying up the food cupboard. I can't believe that I found some food dating back to 2011 and a finger of fudge which had got trapped at the back of the shelf dated 2007!
Anyhow, I digress, as I was looking out of the kitchen window I saw this butterfly on a plant. It seemed to be resting there awhile. I ran to grab my camera thinking it won't be there by the time I rush out into the garden but I was so wrong.
This Peacock Butterfly posed this way and that way. It seemed to be enjoying the photo shoot!
A closer look.
A side view - see what I mean about posing!
The final shot - after I took this photo it flew away.
Just as I was thinking of packing the camera away - a Large White deposited itself on the same flower!
This one also stayed and I snapped away!
This one wasn't so much of a poser and after a short while it flew away.
Just before I put the camera away I spotted this hover fly.
And then this Bee who seemed to be completely intoxicated by the sedum.
Infact, the whole sedum was covered in tens of bees, each as intoxicated as the next!
This afternoon we almost had a disaster on our hands.
The OH had been painting an outside window and had left the side gate open to come back into the house. At the same time the postman came and didn't close the front gate.
I had heard the postman as our gate squeaks - it needs oil. I hadn't heard it squeak a second time which meant that he hadn't shut the gate. I thought no more of it.
About half an hour later we realised that only George, our cocker spaniel, was in the back garden and that Charlie, our standard, wire-coated dachshund was missing.
We searched inside the house in case he had got back in but alas, there was no dog.
The OH went and walked a few of the usual dog walks - no dog.
KP was in floods of tears.
The OH got into his car and drove around looking and ended up at the Police Station where he had gone to report that Charlie was missing.
Whilst the Police were taking his details his mobile phone rang and a voice asked,
"Have you got a dog called Charlie."
The OH said "Yes, a sausage dog, the shape of a barrel!"
The man said, "That's him, we have him here eating our chocolate biscuits!"
The man gave the OH his address and he went and collected Charlie.
Apparently, Charlie had sauntered into the man's garage and had been pestering him for some attention!
Charlie, the naughty hound is now back home and looking a bit smug - he's had an adventure whilst we were worried sick!
I wonder if we'll have any visitors tonight!
Until next time,