Thursday, 24 August 2006

Visitor to the garden and Nin and Barney

We havn't had a visit from a racing pigeon before ~ this one was really handsome his body was pure white and his wings were Black and White ~ he did look exhausted ~ we were told he was a racing pigeon who just wanted a rest ~ well he came to the right garden to have a drink and feed and get his strength back ~

We were told if we could catch him his owners telephone number would be on his wing ~We did try  but he wasn't for being caught  ~ last we saw him he was flying away ~

Once again Barney and Nin had found something horrible to roll in ~ when they came indoors Barney jumped on my knee ~ being the loving little dog he is ~ but  the smell coming from him was awful ~ so Lyn caught him and  put him in the shower ~ well Nin decided he should go in as well and joined Barney in the shower unit ~ I at this point closed the bathroom door ~

Lyn Towel dried the pair of them but they decided they were not dry enough so continuted drying themselves on the rug and the bed (as once again I had left the door open) and anything else they could rub against  ~ Oh the joys of being guardian to two dogs ~

37 comments:

jaymact1 said...

I remember it well.  Hope you are well you were quiet in the chatline this morning. Love Joan.

jaymact1 said...

Your pictures came up eventually. Lovely bird hope he made it home OK.  I think your dogs had the water in the ears complaint. Love Joan

stijoan said...

phew wet dogs!!!!!!! love Joanne

salonrose123 said...

Lovely pictures Ally......I just wish my spare room was as neat and tidy as yours!!  Hope the pigeon made it home ok.
Hugs,
Ainsley xx

faveanti said...

Your pictures are lovely and they seem to be coming up on screen fine since I've gone onto broadband.  What a handsome pigeon.  He could never be mistaken for a town centre roof top dweller could he?

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,

What a beautiful pigeon, not at all like the ones we see in the town centre.  Nin and Barney are just like Jake, as soon as he`s had a bath he has to roll over.  Good job we don`t do that...lol!  Isn`t it horrible when they roll in unmentionable things...phew!  :o(

Sandra xxxx

sdrogerson said...

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jeadie05 said...

I hope the pigeon made it home ,oh those dogs are funny ,oops not when you leave the spare bedroom door open lol ,lovely talking to you today as always dear .,.,.,.,Jan xx

stevietwain said...

Awww, I LOVE pigeons! I hate when people refer to them as 'Rats with wings'..GRR!

Lovely entry hun, and I know what kinda filth dogs find, believe me! lol!

Lv Stevie
xxxx

lsfp1960 said...

What wonderful pictures, I hope Ms (or Mr) Pigeon got back home safe & sound.  I see those two scoundrels were rolling around on my bed....Linda in WA

oddb0dkins said...

Love the pics Ally. That pigeon looks really fit and healthy, not like the fat old lumps we get round here. B. x

astoriasand said...

Glad the pigeon found your new bird bath Ally,maybe he'll call by on his next race lol!! The dogs are so funny rolling around Haaaaaaaaa!! Bet they had life on the bed Haaaaaaaaaa!!!! A bit like my granchildren used to be when they were small, if I left any bedroom doors open Haaaaaaaa!! Glad they didin't get in there before the shower then Haaaaa!! Hope you are well.Take Care .
Astoriasand.

plieck30 said...

When I lived in San Antonio one of my neighbors had racing pigeons. Another neighbor didn't like them flying over her clothes lines so he finally got rid of them. Paula

jules19642001 said...

I am laughing here at you dogs drying themselves on the spare bed. Dogs are so funny at times. Its a good job the pigeon found a drink on its way home............Jules xx
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debbiewebb4465 said...

Oh Ally how I smiled at the pictures of Nin and Barney rolling around trying to get dry :-) Hopefully the racing pigeon found his way home ok ~ bless him! Also Ally, thank you very much for the help you have been giving to people who are having trouble with my link ~ I really appreciate it, thank you :-) Hopefully AOL will sort it all out soon!
love n hugs Debbie ~xxxxx~
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dcmeyer420 said...

You had a handsome visitor. I find myself enjoying the cardinals and hummingbirds in my garden too. After living in an apartment complex with no garden, it's surely is a bonus to see nature again. Yes, having pets is like having little kids. They keep you on your toes 24/7. Hugs.

jeanno43 said...

Lovely bird, very attractive. I hope he is safely home in his loft by now.  Hope Nin and Barney enjoyed their refreshing spray.  Dogs always smell so nice after a shampoo.  Glad you had your sofa covered.

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memes121 said...

I have cats so they clean themselves, LOL Tammy

xxroxymamaxx said...

LOL...about the dogs running around and rubbing on everything after the bath...my dog will roll in the dirt after hers if we let her.  Love the pics and the pigeon is very interesting.  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

astra1547 said...

hi Ally...

love the pics...hope the pigeon got back to where live ok...can't help laughing at your dogs...lol.

Astra!

rachealcarol said...

They're having fun doing the 'roll and dry' thing.........dogs act like puppies when they've had a wash :)

...........your pigeon knows where he can have an overnight stay Ally, you may see him again. Rache

jlocorriere05 said...

My dogs used to roll in fox poo, ugh, the smell was indescribable! The racing pigeon was pretty. I had one who came to my garden years ago and came in the kitchen! I got his racing number and found the owner who lived in Cheshire, he said he'd been missing for a couple of months! I think he wanted a trip to the seaside! He flew off, I never found out if he got home! Jeannette xx  

rayne1123 said...

the bird was very pretty hope he gets home ok..nin and barney are too cute

cacklinrosie101 said...

Oh, those doggies sure do like to get into things.  My dog, Grizzly, needs a bath terribly but I hesitate because he also loves to dry himself on my carpet.  I just had new carpeting installed this past spring go my poor dog is quite in need of a bath.  Have a good weekend.  xxx Chris

bbartle3 said...

I clicked on the pix to make
a mini movie, ha ha ha. White,
never seen such white birds!
You live in an enviable, Jane
Austen, rural atmosphere. I think
I'll don some makeup, rent some
old clothes and showup at your
door like an Aussie swagman in
town by mistake, asking for some
grub. Roast pigeon would be okay. Ha.

Barry

bbartle3 said...

I'm a swagman passing
by your splendid estate.
Inside I hear the ripples of
laughter and the popping of
corks. Feeling unworthy, I
saunter on, looking for a
spot to rest briefly.

Barry

zoepaul6968 said...

lol typical dogs drying themselves on the upholstery hun lol,xxzoexx
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funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Ally - Don't Barney and Nin like the hairdryer on them ?  I found when i used to bath my black labrador it gave him a sudden burst of energy and he would have a mad 5 minutes racing around the house !!!!   I love your Barney and Nin they are soooooo adorable. Luv Jayne x
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helloimkara said...

That was a gorgeous pigeon! Lovely pictures.

Kara

justplainbill said...

Wow!!! Great pictures and story to go with them. Glad you asked the question about the bird on Dorn's journal. Now I have another journal to look forward to each day. Thanks Bill

wrigleyrachey said...

Talk about 'smelly' animals, someone dumped a ferret in our barn, and today found him running around our house, much to the disgust of the dogs! but he is rather cute and my son has him now, but not sure what they eat..lol
Rach.xxx

fasttrack58 said...

What a nice visit from the racing pigeon...
and look at those sparkling clean doggies!!
Have a great weekend!
Linda :)

tillywooat62 said...

Hi Ally, just been reading and catching up on your journal, Tilly (she the one that looks like Barney) always has to roll in smelly things down the fields she doesnt like haveing a shower will usually sulk for England when she has to have one, LOL
take care Lynne xx

sdoscher458 said...

Thats a pretty pigeon.  I always think of that old cartoon "Get That Pigeon" he was the mail carrier and they were after him...Dogs get into the darnest stuff dont they?  Sandi

lindachapmanuk said...

enjoyed your pictures, the racing pigeon was lovely. glad he enjoyed his rest stop! LOL ay barney and nin! Linda xx

ora4uk said...

and I thought my Maxwell was the only dog that did such as that.....LOL...boy can he find smelly stuff to roll in....sheesh....LOL...Hugs...Ora

rayne1123 said...

i wanted to let you know i borrowed your blue bird and snoopy.  i love snoopy