Friday, 5 March 2010
Mozart made it home today finally!! Yes of course he has been with me all the time, in fact when I was living in the freezing cold barn at Eardisland, which I have to say was pretty awful, he was there too, and good company he was. But today we finished the replacement enclosures at the end of the Hawk Walk, and that is where he used to live from 1974 when he was old enough to live outside. And now he is back. He used to love it there because it has the highest traffic of people and so he always had people to talk to. It’s a very nice new enclosure for him, with four others for some of the other owls, I hope he can manage. I showed him all the perches and where the wire mesh was, and he seemed to get the idea.

We will get the others in tomorrow. I had a day of bits again and ended up being extremely ratty by the time I left Ledbury. Returning a hire tool to Brandon Hire – went well, taking a collar that I had bought for Sedge back and asking to change it for a larger size at a shop called Pioneer was less successful. Which considering I had spent over £100 on six collars and dog food was rather short sighted of them as I will not be going back there again. Because it did not have the plastic bit on, they would not take it back, because apparently people would not buy it. When are shops going to understand that we don’t want bloody plastic packaging, we have to get rid of it and soon will have to pay no doubt. The amount of plastic used in putting tags or packaging that no one wants is ridiculous.

Next stop was the Post Office which is at the back of a shop, the lady serving me kept looking behind me and saying to her compatriot – there is a dog, it’s a big dog, dogs are not supposed to be in here. She would have done better to concentrate on serving the customer! So someone came out and told the owner that dogs were not allowed. Now this was not a large dog, it was a very quiet well behaved elderly English Setter. And I found it very annoying that they would make all that fuss, so I rather tactlessly pointed out that I could not understand why dogs were banned and children were not. Particularly as these days most dogs were better behaved. She said that children don’t lift their leg and pee, I did not bother to point out that they probably did far worse or that only male dogs did that. I did however point out that I have to suffer using supermarket trolleys that have probably had some child with a dirty nappy sitting in it and then I have to put my food in there!! I think she did not like me!

So then to the supermarket and apparently I spent money, but have nothing to eat this evening, I am never sure how that happens. On the way out it took three changes of traffic lights to get past the cross roads because some complete idiot in planning has put a pedestrian crossing with lights just before them, and of course as the lights for moving go green, the pedestrian lights go red!! Great idea!

So I drove home grumpy and swearing I would never to go Ledbury again, I suspect I will, but not on a Friday afternoon that is for sure. Its my birthday tomorrow, that is probably why I am grumpy, after all who wants to be older!! But it was great to get Mozart moved, the birds flew well, the weather was lovely, and three of our Founder Members came and visited, it was good to see them, and Louise fixed the Weblog, which was behaving oddly, I had to get rid of my fish and penguins, they were the problem.

The water in the car park is sorted out I hope, the next rain will tell. Its ironic that I pay a fortune for using water (and I do, I am seriously considering getting a bore hole) and more fortune getting rid of the stuff!!

Adam’s eagle comes on in leaps and bounds, he was very good today, and the baby owl is a sweety. Tonight it is much warmer than it has been, we have had a few pretty frosty mornings, but spring is on its way.

3 comments:

Gaina said...

Happy Birthday :). I hope you're having nice stress-free day (or at least less stressful than Friday sounded!).

There seem to be a lot of Pisces about - it's mine on Monday, but I maintain that you should only act like a grown up when you absolutely must and indulge your inner child the rest of the time :).

'The Crafting Owl' said...

Happy Birthday Jemima! Sometimes I think that I get more sense out of my cats than I ever would a human!! Don't let the buggers get you down and I hope that you've had a good day!!

Lisa

Jemima Parry-Jones MBE said...

Many thanks both, only just saw the comments, it was a good birthday!

mima

Hello

I have to say that keeping a weblog can at times become compulsive and at other times a chore. Sometimes I am berrated for not keeping it up and sometimes I get wonderful comments from people who follow the news of the Centre.

It is fun to share the daily goings on here, some good and some bad, some funny and some sad, but all a part of our daily lives.
And as I said before its a pretty cool to be here and it is a great place to visit, you should try coming and watching the birds and meeting the staff and of course the dogs.

An interesting video on Lead

An interesting video on Lead

I find it staggering that people who want to hunt don't see the value in changing their ammunition from lead to a safer product. We have stopped using lead in petrol, in paint, in our water pipes, but they still want to use lead - ah well, apparently eating it not only kills birds but leads to reduced intelligence in humans......................

NO ONE is asking you to stop legal and genuine hunting, they are just asking you to change your ammunition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHZGQ8i8AwI

HC

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