It’s the time of year

A little bit of mayhem this afternoon and You-know-who has been very busy. Misty still thinks Christmas is a tradition thought up purely for her pleasure and delight and insists on trying to get into the wrapping paper and in among the sparkly string. It doesn’t make for easy wrapping of presents.

At one stage this afternoon all went quiet so I went searching….

Photographs don’t (usually) lie, and here is the evidence. Little Madam had found her way into the bag of her own presents, (I had wrapped them while she was out for a quick walk with HBTW earlier.) There is no doubt but that her nose led the way, and she had deftly unwrapped the chocolate Santa. I suspect her look says that she knows perfectly well that this was not the right thing to do, but it is hard to scold a girl for taking advantage.

The photo on the left shows double trouble and also I suspect illustrates that she was pondering how to get the box open. In the end I opened it for her and rationed her to a small piece of doggy choc (carob based.)

As to who left the package on the spare bed in the first place, well no-one is owning up.

Later on, after a bit of a rest Misty needed to go outside. She stopped in her tracks at the doorway in an attitude of absolute shock and surprise…….. while a red deer reluctantly dragged itself away from the decimated ivy round the door; it slowly bounded away…….. yes, slowly……… and hopped over the fence. The poor deer must be starving in this extreme weather, but it wouldn’t be fair to start feeding them. In fact, there is probably a law against it.

The recalcitrant one has now settled back on the spare bed woofing gently to herself as she ruminates on her adventures. I, however, need a holiday.

This entry was posted in Blog and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to It’s the time of year

  1. Tabor says:

    It must be tremendously confusing to pets when we take delicious sweet smelling stuff and wrap it up.

  2. Lyn says:

    That is absolutely wonderful! I love it!! What a delightfully spirited creature your Misty is!

    As for the deer, you’re right, it is not advisable to feed them. Most things that we humans pick to feed them are not good for them. I’m abhorred that stores sell “deer feed,” which usually has a lot of corn in it, and deer can not digest it! It often causes intestinal blockages and death. No, it is best to not feed them .

  3. freda says:

    Thanks for the information, Lyn, hard though it is we will leave nature to take its course. It is costing quite a lot of money to feed the birds at the moment as all the nuts and seeds have had hefty increases in price. As for wrapping up the good smells, I hadn’t thought of that Tabor!

  4. Tabor says:

    RYN I do have a Canon DSLR which I use more than my Canon point and shoot. These photos are not crisp because although taken with a 300 telephoto lens with an IS feature I am shooting through my double paned window to the outside. It is too cold for me to be patient and stay out there until the birds get used to me.

  5. Sheila says:

    Oh Freda! This is too funny! I love that little pest of yours even though I have never met her. Not funny for the deer however. We had 2 cross our path the other day but they looked healthy. We have that kind of weather a lot however so they may be used to it?

  6. Cloudia says:

    You have such a dear little friend!

    Aloha from Hawaii

    Comfort Spiral



  7. Mina + ViVi says:

    Hey Auntie Freda – message from me (ViVi) for Misty. Please tell her that if she wedges the box into a corner she can get more purchase with her teeth and and can tear it open. A trick I learned from my days on the run! Hope she enjoys her pressies. Love, ViVi

  8. freda says:

    Thanks for the info on the camera, Tabor. The Other Half has one of those too and his photos are consistently better than mine.

  9. Suem says:

    What a bad doggie!
    Bessie got two dinners today. I fed her before the Crib service, Kev fed her afterwards. This was due to rush and poor communication between us. Bessie was thrilled that Christmas had started early and is now snoring gently on the sofa:)

  10. Kim William says:

    You have such a dear little friend! Aloha from Hawaii Comfort Spiral > <

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.