The Boss Speaks

There are two things wrong with today:

One: It is chucking down with rain.

Two: Whenever I look after him, when my mum and dad get back (his owners) they give him a bottle of whiskey for being a good boy. You won’t see him for a while.

So let us start by righting a few wrongs.

The Eagle has landed!

European RobinGreat! So it is “Eddy the Eagle” then. No need for a poll.

Eddy as in a tide. The tide comes in and the tide goes out (Geddit?)

European RobinEating isn’t a trick. Anyone can do eating.

Eating FizzI can do the dishes.

DishesSo I took him for a walk today. At his age it doesn’t really matter about the exercise but I need to keep his mind active, it slips so easily.

Hey Fizz come and look at this beauty.

SheepLeave it Col, it’s not even one of ours.

The last thing that I want to do is mess about photographing lambs in springtime.

It is not a lamb Fizz, it is a Sheep with a very pretty face. No lambs involved.

Pretty SheepIt is hard to keep him on track sometimes.

We are up here looking for Lent Lilies. (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) otherwise know as Wild Daffodils. I found a bunch up here last March and I keep coming back, hoping to catch them from the beginning.

Pictures from last year.

Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Narcissus pseudonarcissusWe can’t exactly remember where we saw them last year, so we just keep walking this trail and looking for them.

Fizz, Fizz, Fizz!

Spring LambYes! We agreed, no lambs. Remember?

“No lambs involved,” That was his words.

Yes but it’s her lamb Fizz!


Come this way. I need you to focus. Would you like to throw your ball away for a bit? I’ll get it back for you.

Then, a breakthrough!

Lent LiliesHidden in amongst the Bluebells, just where I knew they would be, I found them.

Lent Lilies“Col, come quick! I’ve found them!”

Fizz, Fizz, Fizz!

LambTry to remember that I am a Dog and that technically, I could bite you.

Bite me Fizz! It’s her other lamb.

Other LambSometimes I despair.

SheepHe is just a sucker for a pretty face.

(I know, I work it)

Pretty FaceWe will be back to talk about Lent Lilies in a week or so, when he has sobered up. Until then, I will be running the blog.

Is it Spring yet?

Has anyone seen any signs of Spring?

36 thoughts on “The Boss Speaks”

    1. The black lamb said something that I interpreted as, “Tell Becky,” to an uneducated ear it might have sounded like “bah.” Thank you Beautiful lady for your comment and I hope that you are well ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Tell the lamb I said “bah” ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m much better already, don’t worry ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thank you Nancy (My FB friend) ๐Ÿ™‚ When I put him to bed last night he was babbling about “Undehisced anthers,” he wants to photograph blue ones. There is no such thing. What’s a girl gonna do?

      I will walk him in the fields today, maybe fresh air will help ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Virginia ๐Ÿ™‚ Well if Spring Lambs and Daffodils won’t do it then I don’t know what will. The problem is that in about three weeks the Swallows will be back from Africa. Have you heard that saying, “One Swallow does not a Summer make?” He hasn’t. If you want Spring then this is the time ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thank you Joey ๐Ÿ™‚ Here it is misty but it looks like the sun might shine. That is good. We need the little flowers to open so that he can see that they don’t have any โ€œUndehisced anthers,โ€ then we can go back to playing ball ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. I loved walking with you Fizz! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for taking me a along ๐Ÿ™‚ I like lambs, but I don’t like the colored writing on them, makes them look unnatural. The lilies are very pretty, in Norway we call them Easter Lilies ๐Ÿ™‚ or Paaskelilje in Norwegian ๐Ÿ™‚ I like that. Have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Trini ๐Ÿ™‚ Farmers are always spray painting their sheep. It is a form of self expression but it also shows that they love them. Whenever our sheep receive any sort of treatment, a drenching or a penicillin jab, they get a splash of paint to show what has been done. So our sheep are mostly white with red, blue and yellow splashes all over them. Not all sheep are so lucky ๐Ÿ™‚

      Around here it is the law and an ancient right that people who live in the Forest can let their sheep loose to wander where they like. They wander all over busy roads, they give birth in the wild, sometimes they get lost and they don’t get painted half as much as they should.

      So I am out walking on a track that we never, ever meet anyone else on, I mean the middle of nowhere, when we come across three ASBO sheep. I am just running and fetching his ball but when the sheep see me they run.


      They ran a long way even deeper into nowhere and then they got through a little hole in a hedge and trapped themselves in a little field.


      There was no grass in there, just dead bracken and if they can’t find their way out again they will just lie down and die in the middle of nowhere.

      It is lucky that I was there.

      I took up position further up the track to stop them getting into a worse predicament and I sent my man in after them.


      Out here the sheep are on their own. On the farm paint equals love.


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      1. Oh, wonderful that you saved them! ๐Ÿ™‚ I do love sheep. I do understand the paint, it does make them look weird, but I guess if it gives them more freedom and love it is worth it, In Norway we don’t spray paint the sheep, but they do wander around mostly, so I don’t know how they do it there. I know they have little marking in their ears to show where they belong. They mostly stay in the mountains or on islands, but not in Winter because it gets too cold. I love the pictures you sent. They are lovely. Thank you. and I am happy to know that you are there to look after the sheep, especially the little ones. You are very good and brave. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thank you Joy ๐Ÿ™‚ Well nobody seems to be voting to call him Worms, I don’t know why, I thought it was a great name. So I will throw my weight behind Edison and just shorten it a bit. I am not very heavy ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Well done Fizz! Hardly noticed that Colin wasnโ€™t there to snap the photos. But you really must learn not to work with other animals like robins and sheep, because they steel your cuteness thunder. Especially the younglings, they are just too darn glamborous ๐Ÿ˜ฎ And furthermore, you should have taken some photos of Colin laying on a log with his bottle of whiskey, chewing on cramp balls and wild garlic. It would only be fair. Now THAT would be entertaining. Just sayin ๐Ÿ™‚
    Signs of spring? The snow is melting here finally. Must be that extra hour of daylight from daylight savings time burning it off. Lucky you found the lent lillies, now you can give them back ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thank you Stephanie ๐Ÿ™‚ That might be a problem when we have baby Robins. Perhaps he will sleep through that part of the summer. I like the idea of giving back the Lent Lilies ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. The robin photos are spectacular! So is Fizz. And so is your commentary on Fizz. The sheep special today was extra nice. That’s one hot mama if those are both her lambs. Just saw my first crocus in our back yard two days ago!


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