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“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

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  1. Gezza

     /  20th September 2018

    It’s another stunner of sunny day in North Welly, with only the occasional gentle, warm breeze, & I’ve just spent some time sitting quietly down in the sun at the eel spot, surrounded by my pooks all doing their mahi in various places.

    They’ve all been quite happy for me to be sitting there and come up close a couple of times just to be neighbourly I think. It’s a happy, peaceful little scene and one of those days where I realise just how lucky I am to be able to get such pleasure just by going down into a stream in the middle of suburbia and being in another world entirely. And it costs me nothing to get there.

    • Gezza

       /  20th September 2018

      I am pleased to announce that after several days of private negotiations with its devoted Aunty Kitty, the new pooklet has been named Alex.

  2. Gezza

     /  20th September 2018

    Just fed Ella. She’s a very patient diner. She just waits quietly for each cube on the stick, looking up, big, bladed tail lazily lightly waving as she effortlessly holds position, circuiting in the wai a couple of times when I leave, each time coming back right up into the feeding spot to look, & sniff-taste to double-check there are no more treats (sometimes I’ve gone back in teh past with more food, when training her & just because the experience was so thrilling for me: she’s such an awesomely sized river shark).

    Eli came splashing up through the rapids about 11am in full sunlight. He took a little work to get to come over to the eel spot. He’d gone further upstream by the time I quickly defrosted some meat in the microwave and so never smelt the two chunks I threw in to bring him out of wherever he might be hovering. The current’s ever-present little random surges and eddies eventually lifted and rolled them downstream. One of the mallard drake Burgle Boys paddled up and upended and got one.

    Ella loves cat roll and dog roll as well as meat chunks. I know Eli spits cat roll chunks straight back out, loathes them. I took a couple of dog roll chunks down for him to taste-test. Same result. Their odour attracts him and he will suck them in – but you can almost see an expression of “YUK !” as he tastes and then forcefully spits them back out, and after that he just ignores them. A real-meat-only-please lad, is Eli. I don’t know if its the texture or taste that he doesn’t like.

  3. phantom snowflake

     /  20th September 2018

  4. patupaiarehe

     /  21st September 2018

    The curse of the insomniac,is that he is up late, with nobody to upset. That said, I don’t imagine that this brilliant cover will upset anyone… 😉


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