He’s Got Wandering Eyes

And that’s me being nice about it.

Grey SquirrelAnything with a pretty face… I will tell you about her later. (I have put her up a tree)

FizzHe was looking a bit fragile today so I thought that we could go on a nice walk to see some flowers, he likes flowers.

Lesser Celandine

Lesser Celandine

Lesser CelandineThat was his Lesser Celandine.

FizzHe says this next one takes his breath away.

I thought that was the smoking. (How can something be beautiful when it doesn’t even have big brown eyes?)

Common Field-speedwell

Common Field-speedwell

Common Field-speedwell

Common Field-speedwellThat one is his Common Field-speedwell and I am glad that I am not called a “Common” anything.

Cute DogOne more and then we will get down to business ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the one that he is prone to put in his mouth. It is Coltsfoot.

Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot“Everything is beautiful, in it’s own way… la..di..da..di..da,” except for this next one.

Now I like a drink as much as the next puppy (but I wouldn’t mind if you got me something a bit better than mud)

FizzThe thing is that I can hold my mud and I don’t go making a donkey of myself with every floozy who bats her eyelashes at me.

Okay I will tell you what happened.

She was leaning on a lamp post at the corner of the lane…

Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel

Oh me, Oh my…Grey SquirrelCor Blimey! Ain’t you the pretty one.

So I was just wondering…..

Grey SquirrelHow fast can you get up that tree?

Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel

Quite fast then.

Faster than me as it turned out.

Grey SquirrelWatch it Mate!

Grey SquirrelSo all’s well that ends well. I just have to sit here now forever.

Grey Squirrel Fizz

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28 thoughts on “He’s Got Wandering Eyes”

  1. Fizz, is he still hitting that whiskey? I’m so glad you’re able to write the blog when he’s……..uh, not able. You did great with the squirrel, and I have to agree with him, she is a pretty little thing. Keep an eye on him till he’s…better.

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  2. Thank you Nancy (FB friend) ๐Ÿ™‚ When he gets a bottle of whiskey he goes on a bender and it lasts about three or four days, you won’t get any sense out of him in that time. Fortunately the only time that he gets a bottle is when my folks go away, about four times a year. For a few days I just have to walk myself (and take the photographs) and keep the hussies at bay ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Joy ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes that’s what he said but it hasn’t got any eyes. The first thing about being beautiful is to have big, lovely eyes. (Don’t tell the hussy that)

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    1. Thanks Joey ๐Ÿ™‚ Just one thing to say about that, Squirrels are awesomely fast and can easily lose a dog. If a dog catches one then it’s time has come, it was old, weak or sick. It is the right thing to happen. In the end everything dies and if it didn’t then we would ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. That is the best thing anyone has ever said to me about the situation and I feel so much better. You see, I like that catching a squirrel makes her so happy, but yet, I enjoy the squirrels. Thank you so much for your wise words.

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  3. Vicki is right. However when I was at school in Ballarat in 1958 there were a lot of grey squirrels in the gardens but eventually they were all wiped out by feral cats. and some not feral cats. And some people said that was OPK because squirrels aren’t native but I thought that was a bit ironic because cats aren’t either and neither are all the trees in the Gardens.

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    1. Thank you John ๐Ÿ™‚ But where on earth did you get the American Grey Squirrel from? (Hold on, I might be able to figure that one out in a bit) They were not here when we shipped our convicts out, so it’s not us. You live in such a beautiful country, extraordinary and unique, also ravaged by non-native species and with probably the most fragile ecosystem on Earth. Would you have loved our Red Squirrels? We didn’t and that is our loss.

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      1. We had a lot of Americans come in 1850 for the Gold Rush. Some could have come then. And there was a small Zoo in the gardens back in 1950 so they may have escaped.

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  4. My dog Ginger has arthritis and limps…unless she spots a squirrel. Then she has a miraculous recovery as she barrels down the hill to try to catch it. But you are right Fizz, they are awfully fast. Ginger never seems to catch one.

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  5. I love love love squirrels!! But this one looks different than the Norwegian ones. the ones we have are fuzzy and warm brown and much prettier. This one looks naked. When I was little I wanted to play with the squirrels. I liked to look at them and tried to get them to play with me, but just like with you, they would just sit there in their trees and refuse to come down. I think they like to keep to themselves. But I loved to look at them from the kitchen window while they were playing in the forest. We have a forest just five steps from the front door. My father build a bird house in a tree there once, but the squirrels took it over.

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    1. Thank you Trini ๐Ÿ˜€ “Nekid Floozies?” Grrr,,,Grrrr…Grrrrr! I think that would be too much to bare. This one is not nekid, look with your eyes, that’s what he says, it has beautiful grey brown fur.

      You are talking about Red Squirrels, we shot all of our Red Squirrels and we cut their forest down.England went to war with the tree rats, we paid bounty for Red Squirrel tails and everybody in the country was encouraged to kill any tree rat that they saw. When they were gone we pretended that the Grey Squirrel had done it. It is one of the saddest things.

      In England we can’t ever get our tree rats back, we did what we did. There is no forest to sustain them and forcing them to try and survive here would be inhumane.

      The American Grey Squirrel fills the hole that we made and is as important to our ecology as the red one once was.

      It is still a floozy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. The Common Field Speedwell is breathtakingly beautiful!. And the squirrel is a cute animal and serves a purpose or….why else is it here? L for one, cherish nature. To each is own. ๐Ÿ™‚

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