Introducing Neon the Duck-Billed PLAIDypus. He’s Jasper’s new best friend (I’ve never witnessed the dog snuggling with a cuddly toy rather than trying to kill it before), and is very partial to cheese.
A creative use for my toes today, fishing for mussels. Sadly these beauties are fresh water zebra mussels, which are apparently an invasive species from Europe that have taken over Canadian waters. Shame they aren’t edible as you wouldn’t need many for a meal!
A rare sighting here of the superhero who has been roaming the neighbourhood of late. Apparently a placid Patterdale Terrier got into a little scuffle with a rabid racoon and woke up the next morning with strange super powers and a stripey tail.
What super powers does he possess you may well ask? Well, the power to detect squirrels at fifty paces is a given, but super-pooch-racoon ( *) can also detect the presence of a mantelpiece in a room and stare at it dedicatedly for upwards and hour for no apparent reason.
This little hero can also calculate the exact point on any given walk that is furtherst from a bin, and promptly poop there. All without the aid of a GPS.
He can clear a room with one dose of cabbagey aroma.
And finally, no matter how snug and tucked in the human, he can steal all the duvet with barely a thought,and look at you with a completely innocent look to boot.
(*) Suggestions for an improved super-hero name will be gratefully received.
Apparently it is currently hip to put birds on stuff, if the craft fayre we attended last weekend wasn’t proof enough of this fad (I think it was only the cupcakes that were free of feathered-friends, there’s a free idea!), video evidence:
Now, I am proud to say that I was well ahead of this trend (unbelievable I know), although as a bird-watcher I’m more fond of the real life twitterers than the crafted one. Anyway, today seemed like a perfect excuse to grab my trusty cardinal stencil and mend a hole in my shirt with this little patch:
(Thanks to Tara for the video link, I would have been well and truly stumped for ‘hipster’ without it!)
I don’t need an excuse, I love dining Al Fresco. So this evening boiled a few eggs,made flatbreads, and knocked up a pasta salad. Dinner on the island nearby, all the more successful as we managed to avoid sitting in the Canada Goose poo. Win win.
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. “
Charcoal sketch on envelope. Looking slightly more like the Queen mother with a moustache than Einstein. Oops.