Trying to get to know and live with the new me..
given up looking for some of the old OMPHHH!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Maternity leave over.

Here she is back..panic over!
We woke this morning to find that Loba had GONE!
The puppies were making a lot of noise and wriggling together for warmth and comfort..
we waited....Had she abandoned them for good?how would we feed them?the builder had been online for information!and was going into town for bottles etc...

I've only ever had weaned puppies at six weeks and over so NOT A CLUE!
So all the worse case scenarios were flashing through my mind..

But we need not have worried and trusted her "Mum always knows best"..
She returned some three hours after we were up ,ate her brunch and then dived
under the caravan , cleaned them and then proceeded to feed them..
She had clocked on for the early shift very loyal to her employer. Obviously one of the new mum breed ,who goes back to work as soon as had them!she didn't eat as much yesterday (watching her waist?) and let us tick hunt around her for over an hour( watching out for her looks?) .......interuption ..Loba at the door wanting food! ah! she is a normal mum ,no will power starts the healthy eating plan and then Oops ( just like myself!)
Whilst Loba was eating l HAD to comfort Pipaluck the pure white one (far left on the picture)l call her/him that as the pup reminded me of a little Polar Bear they named on Blue Peter ( l am a blue Peter girl!) years ago ,funny how things come back to you. l stroked with my finger which stopped the noise!the fur so soft and smooth..some of the others l think will be long haired as they look like they have ripples in their coats! they sure are getting noisy!

These pictures were the best from a bad bunch! l saw a large butterfly on a flower and followed it trying to get the perfect shot!!lt was a really large one half the size of my hand with a beautiful blue pattern on...still looking for the name!

Any way they reminded me of how the weeks are fluttering by.....

Monday, 11 May 2009

Loba the lodger..

On Friday evening there was a brilliant full moon..we sat watching the sky
change colour.The evening was the first, since we arrived ,where we we able
sit out and enjoy the balmy evening weather, listening to the sounds of the night ,l love it

We are across the valley from the Goat farm and can hear the bells jingling as
the goats move about in the distance..Loba and friends work the goats with
Juan their owner .Loba has been a regular visitor to our building site since
our first visit.She was in love with Jasper our Dalmatian(Jasper went to sleep
in December,l still can't talk about that)and would arrive each evening after
a full days work ,for her dinner, bed and board!l wont go in to detail but they
don't have the same regard or feelings for their animals here.Its something
l really struggle with...
Anyway when we arrived here we noted that Loba was AGAIN pregnant ( we have offered to take her to the vet, but they all say its unnatural and you shouldn't play with nature)..
So to cut to the chase.. Loba still comes for dinner ( she knows where her bread is buttered,very clever is this one)she is never here when we wake up as she leaves for her early shift!

BUT on Saturday morning she hadn't clocked in for her shift ,she was having a lay in!
with these little sweeties! there are six of them ....

She is a brilliant mum..we forgot to tell our neighbors she'd had her puppies
(they are cousins of Juan the goat man) we wanted to give her as much time with her babies..
(In the past , she had a litter of puppies also on our plot,we were in England so were not able to help her.The puppies were there in the morning when a friend, who waters our plants, visited.He returned to feed her again later ,and the puppies had gone ...sorry).

Well its now Monday evening.Our neighbors came this evening to ask if we had seen Loba..
We said yes she is under the caravan with her babies!
and please could they tell Juan she is OK there for as long as she wants to stay!( or as long as he leaves her there!)The neighbors said the puppies were fat! l said to the builder "funny that! a puppy thrives when the mother is well fed" and the mother looks really well to! l dont think l need to leave the plot this week l have enough shopping and stuff ,so l shall have to stay around!
l'm becoming really good at catching ticks off of Loba..bloody horrible little things ...

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Just a note..

Hola! as you might have noticed l
have added a stat counter to the left..
People are popping by from all over the world!
l'm intrigued!please can l ask?
could you leave a comment ,just "hello" would do,then l could take a look at your blog..
Thanks to
for blogging about this as l would never have known about this clever tool!
thank you to all who pop by.x

These smiley babes are LULU and LILY they live down the hill along with the dancing Chicks..
They visit me each day to eat the weeds and stuff around the plot! they eat anything! l'm gradually loosing the plot! they come when you call and are really friendly just like little puppies
,they are only 7months old and were raised by bottle as their mum had to many baby's and not enough teats! they love their tummys tickled...
Pigs are having a bit of bad press at the mo...
but have you read the article on swine flu at interesting....
Got to go now someones calling for a cup of tea!!x

Friday, 1 May 2009

Biker birds

Just as one family of Barbi birds move out ,a new lot of biker birds move in.

l Don't now how rough they are ,l cant see any tattoos! but l can hear them

twittering ,No loud heavy music! which is a result.There's been a lot of action

going on, in and out of the horse box.They have managed to nest in between

the fabric and the polystyrene lining.Very cosy! l will be watching for chicks..

the horse box

haven't got horses ,definatley not horsey!more gypsyish as home at the mo

is two small caravans.So those who thought l was living the high life in

some white villa WRONG!just towed the horse boxes from London to Malaga

with tools and building materials.( and my sewing machine which still hasn't

seen the sun yet!)though l have managed to read all my sew hip magazines!

back to the birds.....

Se Aquiler /Se Vende'

so this BBQ nest is for rent or sale now! l posted pictures of the chicks before but l didn't want to disturb those babes just for a picture of their bed!l think it could do with some clean sheets and a bit of blow through...These dancing chicks live down the hill..they were having a dance on the table.

We had the Bank holiday here today.
Strange to have a holiday on the correct date May 1st rather than the
closest Monday to it! everything closes here even the DIY stores.
have a lovely bank holiday weekend hope the weather is good..