Saturday, 11 January 2014

rainbow lorikeets, mulch, apples and a dog

Penny and I strolled around the garden the other day to admire the apples. They were nearly ripe.

Penny takes her duty seriously to pop outside each evening to deter the inhabitants of this nest...

...who emerge at dusk to steal our fruit. We sort of scared off FOUR in the apple tree last night. I say 'sort of', because they came right back each time Penny dutifully barked them into retreat, and eventually even a dog has to get some sleep.

But these don't look entirely like possum tooth marks. Who else is stealing our apples?

Aha! A culprit is waiting for us to go inside.

We see you, and Penny is barking at you! Do you care? No.

Okay, so I'll pick up some of these bits of bark on the little path and throw them at you!

Penny thinks this is a great game, and now she knows that bits of mulch are really important, because her human has been playing with them, so she should take some inside the house and taste it and keep it and enjoy it in every way.

So everyone's happy now, with something to eat. Dog, possums, ringtail possums. A happy ending.


Mary said...

Everyone except the humans!

parlance said...

Mary, the humans could go to the shops and buy some fruit, but where could Penny shop for such a nice piece of mulch? And the birds can't go to the supermarket for fruit. Or the possums. At least we get to sit in the shade of the tree, even if we don't get much fruit.

Mitch and Molly said...

We can't believe that stoopid birdie has the nerve to eat your apples, Penny!
Enjoy your treat!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Johann The Dog said...

BOL! Anything important to a human is worth chewing on. Agreed!

parlance said...

Mitch and Molly, those birds have been back today! And Penny once again wasn't on the job.

parlance said...

Johann, you're so right. I must remember to pay no attention to the mulch chips when Penny is there.