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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

     /  November 1, 2018

    Oooo … there’s a howling Southerly outside. It’s been blowing all day and it’s cold. At least it’s stopped raining. It was wet as well this morning and still intermittent showers when I jumped on the shuttle at 2pm to go and visit ma in hospital (doing well). Sweety’s paid about 3 visits today. May have been more when I was out (2 “calling cards” on my patio ramp that will need washing off in a few minutes), but she soon works out when no one’s home & returns to her mahi in the stream.

    I had a quick look over the fence. The stream’s slowly subsiding. It was about 2&1/2 feet higher and muddy this morning in the rain. Now it’s still murky but I could see the 4 foot long shape of Ella cruising the far side, slowly but powerfully & elegantly easing her way along the parenga bottom progressing upstream a bit. She’ll make circuits and return, checking the Eel Spots.

    Sweety left a half hour ago, and as I haven’t seen Bluey, for the hell of it I called out into the wind “Bluey … Bluey” and was rewarded with an “Ip !” from somewhere deep inside the foliage over there. And then he appeared on the bank, and when I said hello and used his name again, he flew across the stream, and walked up and came into the yard and got some wheat, some of which he walked back down again and flew over the Alex, who’d started whingeing at being abandoned by his hot-water bottle dad. Looks like Bluey’s still sharing a sleeping spot with his boy. Maybe he will until he can fly. Alex can feed himself now but if he can con food out of dad with the bend-down-look-up-flap-penguin-wings pose – he will !

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  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  November 1, 2018

    Alex knows that the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

    Has he been corresponding with my dog ???

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    • Gezza

       /  November 1, 2018

      That little wing-flapping tantrum-throwing young purple and black madam we won’t be naming but who I referred to yesterday has been here 3 times since 6 pm, behaving herself this time, but putting on the silent, coy act on the fence, and up on the kitchen trellis, and getting more wheat treats ! At least she has taken each of the small wholegrain bread chunks over to where she is hiding her new baby and not gobbled those up herself.

      It’s getting dark here now. I hope this latest feed is her last, it is a risky time for the pook murder suspect to be slinking about, looking for victims.

      How that girl is not as big as a house, with all the extra treats she manages to charm out of me, is beyond me. She still looks very fit and is a great flyer.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  November 1, 2018

        The flying must be great exercise, when you come to think about it.

        Does she flutter her eyelashes at you?

        The dog is great at putting his chin on his paws and gazing mournfully and soulfully up at his hardhearted mother who’d let him starve to death when there’s a bag of lamb treats in the fridge and a lot of little crunchy things in the pantry, and she’s too mean to let him have any of them. I must admit that this usually works and he’s given something.

        Don’t you despise yourself for being so easily manipulated by an animal ???

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        • Gezza

           /  November 1, 2018

          Despise is too strong a word for it, I think. I do smile at how soft I am that I let them do this to me. If I want to be despised I post something to PZ.

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  3. phantom snowflake

     /  November 1, 2018

    Have been practicing my selfies; I think I’ve just about got the look right:

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    • Gezza

       /  November 1, 2018

      Looks a little 🙄 , snowy. Is that the look you’re after?

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      • phantom snowflake

         /  November 1, 2018

        Oh that was meant to be my ‘sexy’ look!

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        • Gezza

           /  November 1, 2018

          It’s an ambiguous look. I see what you saw now. But now that you know what I saw – can you see that as well ?

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          • phantom snowflake

             /  November 1, 2018

            Quite clearly, although that may be the sleeping pills.

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            • Gezza

               /  November 1, 2018

              No. I don’t think it is. It’s the sort of reason why I like you. I think you are highly perceptive and empathic and that you have the ability, despite also having your own perspective, to look at things through others’ eyes as well and feel as they do too. That sort of ability in my experience is rare and makes life confusing until you lean how to just accept it. I could be wrong, but that’s what I get from you.

            • phantom snowflake

               /  November 1, 2018

              !

  4. Blazer

     /  November 1, 2018

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