Time for Change ! ! !

No No this is not a Political Comment. Simply the time that the UK SPRANG FORWARD with the clocks. The start of spring me thinks. The past 2 days have been glorious plus 18 C or 64.4 F. Very warm for a March Day in the Highlands of Scotland.

To show my family and friends that I too can spring forward it is time to remove the winter growth:

Note the Fur face and Blue Sky
Now my Handy Dandy Fur Remover
This is not a Commercial
now for the Top
Now the Lather…thanks to my baby brother Joey for leaving it behind….
Ahhhhh a fresh Towel
Wait for it…….
Ta Dah
Short back n sides
I salute this Hairless Scot…….

With the hair loss I have lost a further 1.5 Lbs YAHOOOO.

That’s it I am off to work on my tan.






This housesitter’s W O R S T NIGHTMARE ! ! ! !

Suddenly on a quiet afternoon The extremely loud doorbell rang out. 3 Dogs Barking and going crazy. I went to the door, where the neighbour was standing outside. Stephen said to me Do you know the Llamas have  escaped from the paddock. I said no. He said they are headed up the hill to the woods. I quickly laced up my boots and set off up the hill. (very steep)

What to do, Shall I lasso them and hope they don’t drag me up or down the hill?

Yeeee Haaaa Cowboy Robby heading out to round up the maverick Llamas……or not.

The farther I climbed the hill the more they ran up the hill. Darkness was creeping into the highlands.

I had a bucket of Llama treats with me BUT they were not interested. DARKNESS Fell. I came back down and decided that Daybreak  would be better for my search. Next morning 0515 I look from the bedroom window no Llamas.  Getting dressed boots on I once again headed up the hill. I climbed a 1/2 Kilometer with no sightings. So I decided to Stop, stand still with treats in my hand. Yahoo after about 10 minutes 2 of them peeked from the tree line.  I held their treats out and slowly 2 came to eat from my hand, Killarney and Rocco. Dennis stayed in the trees. I walked back down the hill slowly giving the 2 a wee treat as I led them back to the gate. Safely corralled in the pasture. I saw Dennis. I held my hand out he spat at me. I spat back (as it says in the Llama handlers book) He scarpered off about 10-15 paces turned and looked at me. I held my hand out and he approached. I stepped out of the gate as he passed through.  WHEW Wipe my brow 3 renegades captured. Ah the life of a House sitter.

The Renegades:

Rocco got his nose in First Dennis watching
Killarney waits patiently as Boss Mama sheep gets hers.
Photo from January the day we had Snow.



Another beautiful peaceful Sunday in Royal Deeside

What a bright beautiful Sunday so far; The rooster has crowed, the chickens released for a day of foraging. The dogs out for a short walk to do their business. Both Dogs and Cats fed. I am now sitting reading the news with a coffee. I was saddened to see that the GREAT CHUCK BERRY had passed away at 90 years. A good innings as the Brits say. Farewell and Rest in Peace, you added much happiness and joy to my life. Also to your zillions of fans throughout the years. Farewell and joins those rockers at the great gig in heaven. I leave you with one of the Greatest Tunes ever, Johnny  B  Goode     https://youtu.be/ZFo8-JqzSCM

As for Pilmuir we are all Happy that Isla has returned from her double hip replacement surgery, she is recovering well so far. She must wear a cone until her scar is healed ( poor girl) but it is removed for feeding and  her other bodily functions outdoors.

                                                                   Isla’s Arrival Home
I wonder why they didn’t bring me a TREAT?
                                                                                 Visitors to see Isla
                                                               I am tired now go home guys.
                                                                Aha, , , ,   at last rid of that Damn Cone at least while I eat.

I will keep you updated on Isla’s recuperation.

When I opened my e mails I found a photo of my best Amigo  Limey WIlliams Sleeping again? ? ? ? ? ?

                          Mel and Pussy Cat in the land of NOD>>>>

Well folks it is only 115 days till I pick up Steph and the grandkiddlers. We are visiting castles, Jousting Tournaments and a few other special Scottish treats.. Can hardly wait Yahoooooooo.

Stay Tuned That’s it for now.