Sunday, February 16, 2014

So true


The canine ability to deliver Silent But Deadlies never ceases to amaze me.

I attribute the peeling wallpaper and flaky paint in Baskerville Manor to the deadly emissions released by The Elder Statesman (bless his stinky little back end, and hoping that farting is welcomed in doggy Heaven),   Princess Chloe the First, The Diva and The Big Guy over the years.

From Off the Leash

Friday, February 7, 2014

Magpies for Margaret Rose

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Newsflash:  Baskerville Manor has an international audience!
Over on Occasional Stuff, Yours Truly Confused  has been following a series of blog challenges, one of which involved a guest post from a Baskerville Beastie – Perspective: Little Jet-Black
Following a comment from Aussie MR at Margaret Rose Stringer, Yours Truly Confused provided a census of the complete population of Baskerville Manor.  Anyhoo, the entire menagerie was totally thrilled when MR asked could she reblog the entire list – which she did, in All Creatures Are Beautiful (yes, indeed they are, MR!).
So when this lovely lady asked for pictures of the local magpies to compare them with Aussie magpies, we dug out the most recent ones we have.  Unfortunately these were taken through a bedroom window on a dull November day with a phone camera, so they are not very clear, but we promise MR faithfully we will be lurking in the back yard with a proper camera over the weekend to see if the little guys will venture out into the cold.
If anybody can come up with a reason why these magpies are attracted to the TV satellite dish, we would love to know.
Ooops, YTC forgot Boris the spider who lives in the laptop – here he is, checking out Twitter.