Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Gated Community

Although we've got gates at the bottom of the drive it will surprise no-one that I wanted another barrier between Daisy and the road and Patersons responded very quickly (which they always do when there's a four-paws involved!) We re-fitted the gate next to the house and were able to re-use the other gate we already had and just make one more to fit the top of the tractor ramp.  I'm not sure why the latch is on the outside ... I'll move it at the weekend.




Daisy is a little confused as to why she can no longer sprint up and down the steps.



In other news, a harsh frost last night and the top pond didn't unfreeze all day.



Beautiful and sunny with gorgeous views but very chilly.  Daisy feels the cold at present so has her coat on in the garden as well as on walks.  Although she's settling in very well I discovered this morning she's quite unhappy when I have the big Canon camera in my hand.  Up to now I've been taking snaps with the little Panasonic Lumix but she was very wary of the Canon, hence the rather worried expression. Management had a moment of brilliance:  the Canon focussing system is known as USM - Ultra Sonic Motors.  Maybe Daisy can hear the lens focussing and is worried by the noise?





She had a trip to our vet today which didn't seem to phase her too much.  Clare thinks she's a "bonny girl", isn't excessively worried about her weight and advises us to just keep doing whatever we're doing, but with some extra protein.  Daisy has no complaints about fresh mince or grated cheddar added to her bowl.



8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos Bilbo ,,, both of Daisy and the views. Certainly colder there, nothing much frozen here yet but there was a beautiful frost this morning if that's not a contradiction! I'm sure you will find a sprinkling of bat in her DNA!!!

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    1. Jill, even more beautiful today. More snow on Skiddaw, bright sunshine (what a joy after months of dull), blue sky and minus 3.2 in the greenhouse overnight.

      Daisy's doggy-DNA test went off on Monday, hope to have the results by Christmas. I'm expecting long-eared bat, Gremlin and Jedi Master ......

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  2. With ears like that, Daisy could probably hear what you're thinking, let alone an ultrasonic camera! LOL

    Here's a suggestion. When making up your homemade doggy treats, you might want to include brewers yeast. Growing up we raised AKC German Shepherds and they got brewers yeast every day. Here's a good link about it's benefits.

    Daisy looks good in red. :-D

    Now that "Daisy" is now the dog, you could name your little red tractor to LoRETa. ;-D

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    1. Thanks Kris, the brewers yeast info is very interesting, will definitely give it consideration.

      Little Red Tractor definitely needs a new name, unfortunately Loreta, whilst damn clever, is a bit too American ... sorry :{

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  3. Stunning here too today with beautiful blue sky and a heavy frost ,,, would like a few snow topped mountains in the distance lol!

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    1. Really appreciating those views Jill because at present they happen so rarely.

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  4. A friend has a rescue dog that is terrified of any noisy sports programmes on TV and hate the laptop. We wondered if she related it to some sort of abuse

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    1. Sue, most likely, which is very sad. All your friend can do is be kind, gentle and not cosset the dog when she displays the fear but ignore her and the situation. Whilst it's tempting to cuddle and say "there, there" all it does is reinforce the behaviour, but I'm sure your friend knows that.

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