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Re: Animals on the line

Post by IrishPeter » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:16 pm

Well, the cycles and the cats are OK. Not so sure about the Morris Dancing - except as an excuse to consume beer.

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Re: Animals on the line

Post by ge_rik » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:58 pm

IrishPeter wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:16 pm
Well, the cycles and the cats are OK. Not so sure about the Morris Dancing - except as an excuse to consume beer.

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Re: Animals on the line

Post by IrishPeter » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:06 pm

I should be fairly sympathetic to Morris given that I have an admiration for Percy Dearmer, Conrad Noel, and the whole Primrose Hill/Thaxted thing. Noel, and IIRC, Sydney Dark, did quite a bit to encourage the revival of Morris dancing in the 1920s, but I have never quite twigged to it. Having said that the Missus and I used to do Country Dancing, which Sir Thomas Beecham put under the ban with his remark 'Try everything once - except incest and country dancing!' :shock: Looks like we all have our issues...

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Re: Animals on the line

Post by ge_rik » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:32 pm

I used to love it until my knees started complaining. Some of the young men I joined with are still at it - clearly have sturdier knees than mine.

Sorry Bob, a bit of thread drift here

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Re: Animals on the line

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:05 pm

So Rik doesn't get abuse for being a cat lover but I do? :lol:

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Re: Animals on the line

Post by ge_rik » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:28 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:05 pm
So Rik doesn't get abuse for being a cat lover but I do? :lol:
You could always try taking up Morris Dancing ... :shock:

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Re: Animals on the line

Post by Robert Hammond » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:36 pm

Oh dear! Who would have thought that 'animals on the line' could turn into 'Morris dancing'? My apologies. The blackbird is back attacking my moss. :evil:

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Re: Animals on the line

Post by ge_rik » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:47 am

Robert Hammond wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:36 pm
Oh dear! Who would have thought that 'animals on the line' could turn into 'Morris dancing'? My apologies. The blackbird is back attacking my moss. :evil:
Not your fault, Bob. It's those pesky posters who change the subject who are to blame :oops:

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Re: Animals on the line

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:11 pm

When out with the dogs this morning I discovered a new resident has moved in overnight.....
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Unable to tell quite what it is yet but suspect Ratus Ratus.
In order for us to be formally introduced I have placed a baited humane trap by the hotel entrance in the hope we might meet at breakfast.....
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Re: Animals on the line

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:50 am

The picture above shows how I placed the welcoming accommodation suite in such a way that my guest could take advantage of the breakfast I offered. Unfortunately, due to the planting, I hadn't left space to allow the door to fully close behind him/her..... mistake! A second attempt last night proved more successful by relocating the item onto the track-bed where the door was not hindered in any way. My guest had dropped in for breakfast and the door had closed correctly allowing us to be introduced, and I am pleased to say I am now good friends with a beautiful red-brown Field Mouse who is only doing his/her job of staying alive. I have dropped a large amount of nuts and seed into the hotel room and returned my welcome guest to have breakfast-in-bed!
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Re: Animals on the line

Post by ge_rik » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:56 am

I love happy endings

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Re: Animals on the line

Post by philipy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:18 am

WE used to have a Field Mouse that lived in a hole in the rockery next to the tunnel mouth. It would pop up over the top of the cutting and scamper across the patio to the hedgehog feeding box where it would pinch the mealworms. We have a motion activated camera watching the box and it caught the graphic detail when one of the neighbour's marauding evil moggies caught the poor thing.....! :x

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Re: Animals on the line

Post by ge_rik » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:18 pm

philipy wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:18 am
Sorry Rik, no happy ending to this one.
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Re: Animals on the line

Post by FWLR » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:13 am

Not much of a problem with wild animals. It's the blooming cats that humans have....Where ever we have lived they seem to make a bee line for our lawns, why lawns. I was always under the impression they covered their mess with soil.

And Spiders are my worse, they get everywhere, don't mind them per-say, it's the flipping strings of silk they lay across the gardens and then I walk into them...... :cussing: :cussing:
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Re: Animals on the line

Post by IanC » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:23 pm

I don't have an issue with any wild animals. As far as domestic ones go long as they doesn't treat my garden as their toilet they're welcome to visit.
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