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Wednesday, 24 June 2015


As promised/threatened here's a few pictures of the new boy, Whisky.

Posing with brother Obi.

Obi is now at his new home, and settling in well.

Playing with Obi

With his Aunty Ellie and two brothers, Obi and Thistle.

Ellie has been amazing with the puppies. When they first arrived she was very wary and nervous of them, to the point of being quite stressed; although curious. Once they were all introduced, she has been like a mother dog, playing with them, and watching over them constantly. She'll even let them 'steal' food or toys from her mouth.
Bud, the other adult dog of the house, has been a little different. He's not too fussed about them, rather keeping his distance, or grudgingly tolerating their inquisitive attentions.
Only when they get too close if he's eating, on a couple of occasions, then it's a case of 'back off'!!

More play, this time with Thistle

Chilling with Obi

Whisky, chilling.


They were all taken in May, and the next few are from this month; and they're growing so fast.


Time to relax.

This was from 7th June, and there's a bit of room in the basket.

Same date, and time for bed, with brother Thistle.

Move on a week, and playtime with the very tolerant Ellie.

Whisky, taking a break.

The next two are chilling with Bud. He's top dog, and does let them get close when he's got a chew; sometimes.

The next one is from a couple of days ago.

Filling the basket rather well now.

Walking on a lead is an ongoing process at the moment. There's plenty of open space here to explore, but when I get back home, the lead will be a necessity.

As will the journey home in the car. He's not liking short car trips very much.
Hopefully he'll get used to it eventually.

But for now .......

we'll enjoy the freedom and open spaces.

Hope you enjoyed this rather indulgent post.

Have a good week

Saturday, 20 June 2015


Still here in Wales, and Whisky continues to grow.

We've had a few dry evenings, so I've managed to put the moth traps out occasionally.

I never cease to be amazed at how colourful some of our moths are.

Here's a small selection ..........

First, a real stunner.

Green Silver-lines

Poplar Hawk-moth

Female Fox Moth

I know it's a female, because she left some eggs behind:

Peppered Moth

Buff Tip

Scorched Wing

Beautiful Golden Y

and finally,two different Elephant Hawk-moths.


Small Elephant Hawk-moth

and the bigger brother ...........

Elephant Hawk-moth

Enjoy your weekend.