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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Boots On The Ground - Day 2

Bobby's on the case, and he's taking it very seriously.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Boots On The Ground - Day 1

Now these are the boots I really want to see on the ground. Off his feet, which are up on my bed.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Consoler - Day 10

This was going to be a pcture-free page till I found out how to go back to the old Photobucket.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Treat for UK readers

Watch Flog It tomorrow afternoon! It's the episode with my neighbour selling her painting and I am in the background in the first part.

At least I hope it is.

Owl be seeing you

Just for a change I went to the zoo today. I was supposed to be taking my friend as my membership card admits two, but sadly (and even more sadly not for the first time) she phoned at the 11th hour to cancel, as she and her mother were poorly. I'd already turned down a day's work so as not to let her down, so I felt a bit peeved.

But you cannot stay annoyed or upset for long when you have a day like this. It was sunny, and really warm for November. The big cats loved it, and gave us great show. Then there was the gorgeous soft owl to scritch.

Head keeper Dan is training Jae Jae to position himself conveniently on the fence so that he can be visually examined or sedated without darting, to make intervention less stressful. He didn't like it when Dan left - he wanted more grub!

A bit later he went for a stroll calling - don't know what this particular moaning cry means. Maybe he wanted his lady to come outside - she's being rather shy.

Happy 90th Auntie Beeb

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the first radio broadcast by the BBC (then the British Broadcasting Company rather than Corporation as now) though the lack of a special Google page logo display means this illustrious tax-cheating organisation does not recognise this as an important landmark in the history of electronic communication). Damon Albarn of Blur was commissioned of write a piece of music to celebrate the occasion. He incorporated various iconic sounds, such as birdsong, the chimes of Big Ben and the time signal ("pips"). At 5.33 this afternoon every single BBC radio station, national, regional and international, joined together for Radio Reunited to broadcast the piece from the Science Museum in London. I think it's quite good considering...

The Consoler - Day 9

No prizes for guessing why I chose this one!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What price manners?

Today I had an unexpected work booking, and because it was unlikely I'd make it home and then back out again with Dandy to get to the vet's by his 5pm appointment. So I did the polite thing, and phoned up to warn them I might be late. There was a 6.50 appointment, and I asked them to book me into that as well in case I was too late for my 5pm. In the event, the traffic was not too bad, and I got home, managed to box Dandy up, parked right outside the surgery (across the car park gateway...) and stepped inside at 5pm on the dot. Booked in. And waited. And waited. And waited. And saw person after person who'd arrived after me go in to get their pet seen. Eventually I asked what on earth was going on. I mean, I was patient, because when Dandy and Beano went along last month they took 45 minutes instead of the usual 10. That's when I found that the nurse I'd spoken to had actually cancelled my five o'clock. And the practice manager with whom I'd booked in (the practice manager) didn't wonder why I'd arrived nearly 2 hours early, or think to mention I'd have to wait so long to be seen. Happy bunny I was not. After 50 minutes I finally got seen. Poor Dandy. As I left, I told the practice manager that next time I thought I might be running late, I wouldn't bother to phone them and let them know. When I got home, I found I'd dropped my fleece on the way out. Damn. So much for the dignified superior exit.

The Consoler - Day 8

This is more in his comfort zone.

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Consoler - Day 7

Bobby is NOT looking happy at his first therapy session.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Consoler - Day 6

He could be puckering up ready for a little shortie like me...

Sorry, folks, I'm having to redo all my S10 posts as the new Botophucket made me delete the album. I'm busily restoring it as I type. But at least I've made it give me back the old PB!

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