Monday, 27 July 2009

scavenging for duck poo on a lovely riverside walk

Yesterday Penny and her human strolled along the river path beside the Upper Yarra River and enjoyed the scenery:

The horses - Penny gets a reward for calm behaviour!

The big birds - maybe geese? Penny watches quietly.

The river lookout - Penny is bored, her human is entranced.

The swim with the ducks - Penny chases a thrown stick, the ducks mill around in hope of being fed.

Then a nice roll on the wet stick to absorb the smell.

And, just to cap off a really good walk, some (a lot of) scavenged poo, green and delicious-looking, before Penny's human wakes up what's going on.

And later that evening, the black, tarry poo that leads to the lengthy bum-wash, and the semi-sleepless night as the human waits for Penny to show signs of ill-effects.

But, so far, no bad effects, thank goodness.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We get to snag duck poop every so often too, Penny! It's very yummy, isn't it?!
What a fun adventure you had!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mary said...

It looks like you both had fun! Lots of new things to look at, or ignore.

parlance said...

Maggie and Mitch, I'm glad to hear you eat it too. That makes me feel a bit more relaxed about it.

parlance said...

Mary, you're spot on. It's all about what things to ignore. Now, if only Penny could learn to ignore next door's cat...

JD and Max said...

Hi Penny - ooh, we haven't tried duck poo yet! We often nibble rabbit poo and our humans then start talking some foreign language to us that we don't understand - "leave it" - we have no idea what this means.....! That looked like a lovely walk too! Tail wags - JD and Max.

parlance said...

JF and Max, Penny can easily explain to you what 'Leave it!" means.

If said in a scarily loud voice, with hand gestures and shouts, it means, quickly finish off what you're eating before your human has a fit, and then rush back to see if she's okay.

If said in a more moderate tone, it means quickly finish off what you're eating before your human tries to wrench it out of you mouth.

If said in a despairingly hopeless tone, just keep on crunching whatever you're eating because she's given up on you.

Slavenka said...

Oh ,the last pic with Penny is so cute.We are in Tisno (Murter island)in
Dalmatia.Greetings from O&N and me:)

parlance said...

Oh, I searched for Tisno and it looks so beautiful in the photos. I hope you are enjoying your visit there.