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WEDNESDAY 17th August: Reverse tunnelling


Crinkly

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Cato:

Big Lake walk!  Oooh Aunties, it was LOVELY!  We hadn't been out since ages and ages, and Tara was so full of bounce it was unbearable!  Mum checked her magic weather predictor thing, and it was going to be cool!  So we set off.  Round the lake.  One lady laughed at Tara's mohawk, and said how sweet it is.  Yuck.  Who wants to be sweet?

The big hissy swans are all huge and floating about in groups.  Mum says they still have all six babies, but they aren't babies any more, are they?  They could eat me for breakfast!

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Ducks hiding from us, on the water. :(

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Lots of people even here. Very wobbly on their bikes!  Mum makes us stand on the grass, but last time somebody drove OFF the path towards us!  He wasn't very bright, was he, Aunties?

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Mum found some boring stinky flowers to pic.  But it was nice to sit down.  We had water and played Truffle Hound, and I had a rest.

But it turned out that MrMAgicWeather got it wrong, because half way round the sun came out and got us hot hot hot.

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Mum picked me up without asking, before we had to trek across here.  Very spiky it was, on the knickers!

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I don't think I could have managed all the way on that hot ground.  I love Mum.  She was cross with herself cos the sun came out, and said it SHOULD have been fine, and she kept apologising, but I don't know how she could have stopped it.  She held me so my tummy could cool down again, but there was no wind, so it didn't work. :(

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We had a good long sit down though, and 2 drinks, and finished the water.  Mum had to stand and give us some shade, but of course Tara wanted to sit in the sun, so Mum had to keep moving the shade around.  Tara is very silly.

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But eventually, we got to the tunnel.  And this time we went in through the out, and out through the in.  It was very exciting.  and going the reverse way made all the sniffs new again.   It was LOVELY in there.  No mud, just dry cracked hard earth, but it was cool and interesting and sniffy, and I felt much better.  We even had a little fight, but even Tara was tired by now.

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Tara:

I got the fight going by grabbing his tail.  That ALWAYS works.  Hahaha!  

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And look at me Fu Dogging!  Don't I look fantastically ferocious!  This is the best move EVER!!!  See the white of my Fu Eye?  and me using my whole weight to crush his feebleness?  Very Ninja, aren't I?

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Cato got all floppy again, but we were both panting a lot.  I got all raspy too today, although I expect he was so busy being carried that he didn't notice!  We didn't stop panting til we got home, and then we slept all afternoon, but it was a really good walk, and there were bits that were too hot to sniff, so we have to go back and sniff them.  Soon.

 

 

Mum:

Here is that vetch again.  It has now grown up and scrambled into the hawthorn.  Looks fabulous.

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The first Teasels I have seen. :)  My mother always used to pick them, dry them, and then spray them with gold for Xmas decorations. :)  Very 70s.

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I think these tiny yellow flowers are orchids.  Never seen them before, and each flower is only about 1/4 of an inch.  You can compare them with the pink clover flowers.

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I love this.  Only 2 inched across, these bracts looked like lace.  And that bee is sticking his tongue out at us! :)

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This man is very, um... gaumless.  I mean, look at him.  Bait box open, behind him, where he can't see dogs raiding it.  And a bag of food at his feet.  Absolutely asking for some great labrador or poodle or spaniel to come sweeping through, hoovering everything up.  Tut tut.  He won't make it through the day without a disaster.

Luckily my two couldn't see him over the long grass!

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And this is why you should never throw your cigarette butts away when out walking. :(  How bad could that have been?!?!?

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My guess is that they didn't even know they had caused the fire.  Just tossed their cig butt away, and carried on walking.  By the time the fire would have taken hold, they would have been well away.  IDIOTS!!!

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:roflmao: Another grand walk and romp! It did turn awful hot after the clouds moved away didn't it? Cant get over how big the baby ducks and swans are now....they sure do grow up in a hurry.?

Loved the sweet pea blooming in the hawthorn....The artistry of nature can't be beat for simplicity 

 

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Haha on the clueless fisherman.........many, many years ago when my Boxer boyfriend Mack was a young whipper snapper we went for a walk on the beach.  There were a few surf fisherman standing on the beach fishing for Shiners.  One of them wasn't using a bucket - he had his catch spread out on the sand in front of him.  A couple of them were flopping.  That caught Mack's eye and he romped in for one  -  got it and started to run Boxer Burns all around us and the fisherman.  I was so embarrassed and asked the fisherman if I could catch him - did he want the fish back.  He said "no" and Mack ended up eating the small raw fish. It was funny, embarrassing and  I had to worry the rest of the day about the raw fish bones.......(which weren't a problem).

We have some of that wild-sweet-pea-vetch (purple) on the septic tank out back and I'm tempted to transplant some or gather seeds and use it where I'd like it.......but I've heard it's dangerously invasive, so I don't.  I have enough invasive violets that I thought were SO pretty out there :-(

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Missysmom

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Ooh what a gorgeous walk, love that tunnel! Soo happy to see the ducks growing up, wow they've gotten big! Love the white lace flower, looks like our Queen Anne lace! :) 

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Summerangel

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I don't know how I missed this post from July. Sorry :D

looks like lots of fun playing truffle hound. But I think Lacey would look at me in disgust if I did that! Lol 

I can visualise my two running down to that guy at the water edge, jumping up and then knocking him in! Lol then eating his food... 

It's lucky that fire didn't go any further. I agree IDIOTS!!! 

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Missysmom

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Geez I didn't even notice July, I was thinkin it was yesterday's.. I definitely need more coffee this morning! :roflmao:

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Don't worry have another coffee you didn't miss anything... only posted 16 hours ago, Think it's a typo on then date and suppose to be August.... Jo can fix it later 

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Missysmom

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Whew, I feel much better now! I'm soooo far behind and was actually thinking I was catching up some! ;) 

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Missed it too :blush: and I had a whole pot of strong coffee by now..I love these pictures of the Lake walk..very much enjoy Cato and Tara, the two off them stole my heart..I also like those pics when they sit and  get a drink. :throb: .Dangerous people with their smokes. couple of years back almost the entire area burned down here :o Takes at least 10 years before it all is back again.

http://www.hetfochteloerveen.nl/actueel_vvlg.asp?Id=1426357371

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That fire looks nasty.  How much of an area did it burn?

We are usually OK in the UK, because our weather is so wet, that fires rarely take a hold (as you can see from my pic, the fire burned itself out when it hit the vegetation at the edge of the water), but further south in Europe, or even here after a dry spell... And I know that parts of America have terrible fires.

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Just now, Crinkly said:

That fire looks nasty.  How much of an area did it burn?

We are usually OK in the UK, because our weather is so wet, that fires rarely take a hold (as you can see from my pic, the fire burned itself out when it hit the vegetation at the edge of the water), but further south in Europe, or even here after a dry spell... And I know that parts of America have terrible fires.

We are having horrible fires in CA.  One in the famous Big Sur area has been burning for about 3 weeks - it was started by an illegal campfire.  Another in Southern CA was an arson (still burning).  There are at least a couple more active ones.........My beautiful California - earthquakes and wild fires  :(

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16 minutes ago, Crinkly said:

That fire looks nasty.  How much of an area did it burn?

We are usually OK in the UK, because our weather is so wet, that fires rarely take a hold (as you can see from my pic, the fire burned itself out when it hit the vegetation at the edge of the water), but further south in Europe, or even here after a dry spell... And I know that parts of America have terrible fires.

over more than a hundred hectare..sad..they were afraid the cranes were not coming back nomore..they breed here..

http://www.hetfochteloerveen.nl/actueel_vvlg.asp?Id=1402915542

yes your good then because your weather is so wet..when this happened it was a very dry weather for a long long time...I was kind of afraid because it was so close I could see the fire and smell it..for days the army was busy trying to put it out. Hope the link works..you can see the beauty a little..the Fochteloeërveenarea is a famous Dutch peat bog area..the big "seven" you see is a viewpoint..beautiful!

https://www.oypo.nl/089D4FCAFB97F38F

41 minutes ago, Marlene said:

We are having horrible fires in CA.  One in the famous Big Sur area has been burning for about 3 weeks - it was started by an illegal campfire.  Another in Southern CA was an arson (still burning).  There are at least a couple more active ones.........My beautiful California - earthquakes and wild fires  :(

We saw that on the news..terrible..so beautiful California..my husbands aunty had a very nice motel there..

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Missysmom

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OH my gosh what an awful fire that was Jo-Anne. Thank you so much for the links, what a gorgeous area you live in! I have never seen your country before and really enjoyed the beautiful pics! I sure hope all that beauty gets restored soon and am so glad you and your family were ok, so scary to be that close.. 

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12 hours ago, Missysmom said:

OH my gosh what an awful fire that was Jo-Anne. Thank you so much for the links, what a gorgeous area you live in! I have never seen your country before and really enjoyed the beautiful pics! I sure hope all that beauty gets restored soon and am so glad you and your family were ok, so scary to be that close.. 

Thank you so much Vicki, we do live in a gorgeous area..and it was very scary indeed..lets hope that never happens nomore..

Will open a blog I think soon..

 

@Crinkly Jo, are there many areas`s where you can walk Cato and Tara off the leash in your neighbourhood..cause I follow your blogs and many times they are walking loose..that is nice though if that is possible..

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15 minutes ago, Jo-Anne said:

Will open a blog I think soon..

:bounce8: YAY :cheer: New Blog coming!  I'm looking forward to reading yours 

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On 8/19/2016 at 10:18 AM, Jo-Anne said:

Thank you so much Vicki, we do live in a gorgeous area..and it was very scary indeed..lets hope that never happens nomore..

Will open a blog I think soon..

 

@Crinkly Jo, are there many areas`s where you can walk Cato and Tara off the leash in your neighbourhood..cause I follow your blogs and many times they are walking loose..that is nice though if that is possible..

We are incredibly lucky.  Nearly every park allows off leash walking, and the beaches.  There are 4 areas of beach we can walk on (found the 4th today!  yay!) and only one of those bans dogs between Easter and end of September.  Some of the parks have a 'polite notice, please keep dogs on leash' signs, but it turns out that this really IS a polite notice, and not legally enforceable, so we just use our common sense.  If there are lots of kids, picnics and ball games in the vicinity, we leash.  If we have the park to ourselves, we don't.

These are only the first two dogs we have had, but I was DETERMINED that they were going to have good Recalls and good behaviour off leash, so we put a lot of time into it in their first year, and now they are pretty good.  I wish Tara didn't climb on picnic tables, and I wish Cato had a better respect for cycle wheels, but other than that, they are pretty good.  And I think they enjoy the walks 10x more because they aren't on leashes. :)

 

 

 

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Missysmom

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2 hours ago, Jo-Anne said:

Thank you so much Vicki, we do live in a gorgeous area..and it was very scary indeed..lets hope that never happens nomore..

Will open a blog I think soon..

:clap:Yay soo excited you're thinking of doing a blog Jo-Anne, can't wait!!

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