Monday, 14 August 2017

Crybbe and the boys visit Burton Agnes

 This is Crybbe, head of our canine household, and last week he took one of our house guests, Ollie, and my brother Danny with the peeps on a trip to one of our favourite places, Burton Agnes.

This is a photo of the house where us doggies are not allowed but there are so many lovely places to explore outside no-one minded not going indoors.

Here are the boys posing on the steps into the garden. Crybbe and Danny are on the top step and Crybbe is being cheeky and poking his tongue out at Ollie BOL

The visit started with a walk through the woodland.

There were some lovely wood carvings like this one.

And then back into the gardens which are very beautiful in the sunshine.

The three boys feeling the heat!

Some of the beautiful flowers.

 And a pretty peacock butterfly.

Danny posing as usual :-)

 Ollie looking good by the hydrangeas.

And Crybbe!

They had a wonderful time exploring the gardens.

Next time I plan to join the boys :-)

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Enter the Dragon

So much has been happening here these past few weeks that there has not been time to blog at all!
The scariest thing of all was when the peeps told us that a dragon was coming to live here.

All I could think of was a monstrous fire breathing creature that would eat us all for breakfast!

                                 I remembered those scary models at the sculpture park......

But when he arrived he was the tiniest baby dragon you can imagine.

And not scary at all :-)

His name is Phoenix and he is a Bearded Dragon. He was born in Derby UK and his mother is called Snickers and his father is called Thor. Our peeps went to meet all the family when they collected him.. In the wild, Bearded Dragons live in Australia where it is quite a different climate from here. He needs much hotter temperatures and lower humidity than we have here in the UK so the peeps have got him a special vivarium to live in with basking platforms and UVB lights and caves and branches to keep him happy and healthy. 

Here he is enjoying the basking lamp.

And peeping out from the leaves.

He looks quite pale here but he is shedding his skin as he grows.

He is a lovely patterned orange/red colour when he has shed.

We are just getting to know him. Aoife loves to watch him from the arm of the sofa.
We are looking forward to watch him grow :-)