Friday, 20 June 2014

Standing guard

You have to look close
But as we were on badger watch at dusk tonight
Winnie saw something strange in the distance
She ran forward, coughing out little woofs 
With George and Albert in support
Was it a badger sneaking forward past bosoms?
No, it wasn't 
It was two black plastic buckets 
Left out from watering time

21 comments:

  1. A little off-topic, I know, but what about Roy and Elizabeth?!

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    1. I didn't see that coming!
      I was shocked and sickened

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    2. My interest is suddenly renewed. I approve of the new editor.

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    3. Who are Roy and Elizabeth? Being shocked and sickened makes me nervous.

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  2. Good to know they are on the case!

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  3. Wonderful guard dogs who can be relied upon.

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  4. They just wanted to make sure nothing got past them!

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  5. The first day that the late great Faulkner joined our family, he walked out with me to get the mail. I didn't notice when I dropped a letter. He stopper and wouldn't move, glancing from me to the envelope. He was The Great Communicator. Winnie wants to be sure that everything is in its place. I admire that in a dog.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. God bless her. :)

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  7. The unusual caught her eye. :-)
    Hope no badgers come round!

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  8. I highly approve, especially that the cat wants in on the action as well.

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  9. Is a badger big enough to take down a cat? I'm worried about Albert.

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  10. They get an A+ for effort, at least :)

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  11. Even more off topic, what about Gilbert and George?

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  12. Great practice run!

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  13. They are just practising for the real thing. Dillon barks at cardboard boxes !

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  14. I love that the dogs and Albert were alert. You go guys! xx

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  15. My cat Lucy, started growling last nigh whilst I sat in the garden eating a small bowl of cherries. As i looked up to see what she was growling at, I saw the fox and in a split second Lucy had arched her back and doing an amazingly fast sideways run,chased the fox through the fence and part way to the next road (pedestrianised fortunately), the screeching howling noise she made, made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck!
    It happened so fast that I nearly dropped my few remaining cherries.
    She sauntered back as if to say,"That's sorted him out!".
    I wonder if she would have done it if I wasn't there?

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  16. Ours notice any little thing left in a place it shouldn't be. A cigarette packet thrown onto our paddock from a passing car is always rushed towards and examined just in case :-)

    .... and yes we do get a lot of litter thrown from cars, what do people think they are doing. Fume, fume, fume!!

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  17. Ha ha, reminds me of my parents' last dog, Charlie. Every week he'd bark out the window at the trash can set at the curb, as if it had just jumped out from behind a tree.

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