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#SoCS and #JusJoJan 2nd – you’re never alone when gardening

A cold, crisp winters day is perfect for a little gardening. Well, when I say gardening, I mean tidying straggling shrubs and fallen leaves. I love getting the big leaf blower out to round them up into a big pile, before firing up the lawn mower to vacuum them up. It makes the garden see, little tidier.

While snipping away at a particularly hairy-looking Hypericum, I felt as if I was being watched. I couldn’t hear anything, so definitely not my pup. As I moved my head to the side…there…. just in the corner of my eye, a puffed-up Robin, patiently waiting to feast on any bugs I might disturb with my activities.

He hopped along the flower bed until he was just within arms reach, ducking in every so often to spear a tasty morsel. He seemed quite at home with me pruning and tidying. It’s said that Robins are a sign of visiting loved ones. As my mum was a keen gardener, it was most likely her, just making sure I’m doing a good job.

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One-liner Wednesday – UFO spotted on pup walkies!

Pup: Sniff… sniff,sniff…sniffety-snif…yip! Bark!

Me: Whatcha found, Pup?

Pup: Barkety-bark bark!

Me: Oooo! What the heck is that? Not an otter, or a grey squirrel. We don’t have red squirrels here. Hmmm. What we have here, Pup, is an Unidentified Furry Object!

We walk on, all the while reducing the list of possibilities to a small Mustelid of some sort. Unable to narrow it down any further, I tell pup my findings.

Me: Pup, it’s a wee weasely-stoatie thingy!

In my defence, it moved too quickly for me to be certain! I’m not sure I can tell a weasel from a stoat, even if they stand still!

Happy Wednesday everyone xx

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