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What a striking resemblance to Skeletor in your pic of a few days ago. Is this perhaps a younger photograph of him?
Jim "squab" Murphy?
Ye Gads no. He's a lovely wee fellow... and infinitely better looking.
Awww the wee soul, how horrible to describe him as Junior Skeletor, this wee bird if he makes it will be much better looking.As for kindness to all, if only, my Hektor got into a bit of bother chasing a couple of bikes being driven at speed on the footpath adjoining the local field, I could not get him on the leash in time to stop him chasing them. Well the youngest kid obviously did not know where the brake was and drove right over him. It was dark at 4pm the parents were far down the road and according to Mum wee boy was traumatised that the nasty man shouted at him for running over the dog. Fortunately it all passed off peaceably after the Father realised the fault was not all one sided, dog is unhurt, yet to know how, He is short of sight, cataracts forming so he chases everything which moves. I would have had him on the leash sooner if I realised there were kids around. god forbid the Prince/Princesses get a scare. I worry for my dog, because enough dogs are accused often for just being dogs, he and I were not blameless but neither were the kids.Note to Parents and Grandparents, when you buy the bike, put lights and a Bell on it and ensure the ids know how to operate the brakes, it could save their lives
LOL I see you feel the same way about the wee fellow.I'm glad to hear that Hektor is OK... and that's good advice for parents with kids and new bikes!
That's a lovely little chic! I agree with the sentiments ( but obviously with a few important exceptions). Happy New Year when it comes to Munguin (his manservant Tris) and my fellow citizens of the Republic.braco
Hi braco...Manservant? Dogsbody more like...Anyway... Munguin sends his kindest wishes to you too, as do I in my much more humble way.:)
I saw my grandson doing something similar during the summer.There was a bee on the drive, it was obviously very week as it could hardly walk, let alone fly.I was about to 'put it out of its misery' when my grandson stopped me. He ran into the house and came back out with a tablespoon of water with sugar dissolved in it. He then placed it right in front of the bee and, to my astonishment, the bee started drinking from it.After some time she had enough strength and flew away.Very proud of that boy.JB
Me too and I don't even know him. I'm a sucker for animals... I hate to see them suffer.I fish bees out of water butts and ponds and blow on their wings till they are dry adn can fly away. People laugh at me, but kindness to a living thing never hurts.
John so you should be, took me a while to realise that bees run out of steam or in their case sugar. It's a guid lad you have there.
Sometimes moving them to a spot in the sun will do the trick. If they get cold they can''t fly.
Mum knows best.
Sadly I wish people also knew best, the wee boy, well he isn't wee any longer, well he found a young blackbird and thought it was lost, he kept it in the shed until the bird was at death's door, the poor thing died in my hands. So upsetting, people must leave young birds alone, mostly they are not in any danger. If you think a cat will get them then that is different put them somewhere they can be found by the parents.I had a great garden which was kept for the wildlife, I had my own wee colony of hedge sparrows who lived in my huge Mahonia, kept them mostly safe from the Sparrow hawk who was completely frustrated by them. The Blackbirds reared their babies in my Climbing Hydrangea. Alas it is now a wilderness with the young couple who moved in removing the Mahonia.
Sad story Helena, but it was well intentioned.