Spring is in the air

The weather has improved and I’ve been having lots of fun exploring locally. There’s lots of activity. The birds are on the go constantly carrying small twigs and pieces of grass.

The swans have repaired and enhanced the nest they had last year. On Sunday when we went by one of them was sitting on their eggs. I’ll keep watching and update you when they have happy news! I think it takes about six weeks for the eggs to hatch.

Swan on nest

The bipeds are still busy getting straight after the work that was done at home. The bipeds cleaned the house from top to bottom! It seemed a bit extreme, but I have to admit it was rather dusty.

It took me a few days to decide where my favourite spot at night would be after losing the one halfway down the stairs. There’s a comfortable spot in the upstairs hall and the downstairs hall now.

I have settled on the downstairs hallway because I can climb the stairs faster than I can descend them. It only takes three or four bounds to get upstairs if I’m in a hurry, whereas I need to use each step on the way down. The bipeds say that a herd of wildebeest couldn’t make more noise than I do when I’m hurrying down the stairs! That’s obviously an exaggeration, but I prefer not to wake the bipeds unless I really need to.

The bipeds are very busy. They’re decorating the house. They won’t let me help with that. They make me keep away from wet paint. They say it’s difficult enough keeping my hair out of the paint as it is! I think the paintwork would look more interesting with some of my hair arranged in it.

I’m doing my best to ensure the bipeds get enough fresh air and exercise by reminding them to take walks with me.

I’ll be back with more news soon!


  1. How lovely that you can watch the swans getting ready for their babies! Phew, good to hear the work on the house is finished. Doesn’t it make a mess! We’re sure you could decorate the house faster than the bipeds β€” just think how big your paintbrush tail is πŸ˜€
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    • It is lovely to be able to see the swans and their nest. I’m looking forward to seeing the little ones!

      I’m sure I could paint the house faster than the bipeds, but the only time I got near some wet paint the male biped said he needed to sand it down again! And the female biped spent ages brushing my tail and picking bits out! Perhaps you could explain to them that I’d be much better at decorating than they are? πŸ˜€

  2. Oh boy! Swans! That will be so much fun – waiting for the eggs to hatch and watching the little ones……Clowie I’m sure your bipeds appreciate your offer to help decorate but sometimes it’s best to just let them go their own way – as long as you get some SPECIAL spots where you can “get away from it all” and watch them work themselves silly, it’s a WIN!

    Love, Angel Sammy
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    • Yes, I’m going to enjoy watching the swans. It was fascinating seeing them getting the nest how they wanted it.

      My cats agree with you, that is their plan. πŸ™‚ I’ll give it a try , but I’ll have to keep a very close eye on the bipeds!

  3. That is so neat that you have swans nesting where you can watch! Would love getting an update. Happy that you are seeing signs of spring. Keep working on the bipeds for those fresh air walks. I need to get back to walking if it ever stops raining! Nice to see you, Clowie!

    • Yes, it’s lovely to see the swans. I’ll make sure the bipeds take a camera when we go that way.

      I’m keeping an eye on the ducks to see if I can spot where they make their nests, but they’re just playing chasing games at present.

      I hope it stops raining soon so that you can take some walks!

  4. Yes, spring is definitely in the air. The birds are all coming out, along with plants and other nature events. And yes a good thing to stay away from wet pain although I must admit you’d probably look cute in any color. Wags to your bipeds from all of us.

    • It’s lovely to see all the changes that happen in the spring. There’s something new to see every day.

      My bipeds said to tell you that I don’t look cute when I’m mud coloured, but I think I do!

  5. Our weather has been a little too cool lately (and rainy) for some nice walks but we hear that is going to change this weekend!

  6. Just figured I would stop by and say hi and steal some more seed. Mmmmmm, want some? I’ll share!
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    • It’s nice to see you! Thank you for the offer, but I don’t eat seed. You can’t really be evil if you’re offering to share, but then again you probably know that dogs don’t eat seed!

  7. Barbara Jackson Meriam

    I love reading what you write. We have a Great Pyrenees also. His name is Boomer and he will be three in August. He just got back from his spa visit today and guess what, first place he headed to lay down was in the dirt! LOL Have a wonderful day!😊😊😊

    • Thank you, it’s really good to hear that you enjoy reading my adventures.

      Please give my regards to Boomer. I can identify with Boomer’s actions. I don’t often roll in smelly things, but when I’ve been to the spa I’m keen to do so if I find something! πŸ˜€

      Have a great day!

  8. The swan looks very busy – decorating her nest like the bipeds are decorating your house. Probably a good idea to stay away from ALL of the renovation. Furs in the paint is bad, but getting your face pecked off by a mama swan is worse!

    • Yes, you’re right. Spring seems to affect one and all!

      I’m definitely keeping a safe distance from the swans. It isn’t a good idea to upset them!

  9. If your bipeds can figure out how to paint the house without getting any paint in your fur (or fur in the paint), I want to know their secret.

    I’ve never painted a room without some dog fur in it.
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    • They thought they’d managed it once, till they took a closer look at the door frame! One of the cats had rubbed up against that before it was quite dry, so the hairs from my tail hardly noticed.

  10. Two-leggers on this side of The Pond pay big money for ‘paint effects’. Yours should be more appreciative of your ability to provide them with some very novel ones for FREE! BOL
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    • That is true! I could have lots of fun and make some money for treats.

      I’m keeping an eye on your geese that are here. There are still about thirty. They’ve been staying in a group, but now some of them seem to have distanced themselves from the group and are swimming about in pairs. If I find out what they’re up to, I’ll let you know!

  11. We are so glad spring has sprung for you! We are still waiting here, but have heard that it make an appearance in the next few days.
    We need to do some decorating too, but we need the motivation from the spring weather and sunshine. Hopefully soon.
    We also do not know what it would be like to paint without dog or cat fur in it; but we always figure it goes with the rest of the decor in the house!

    • I hope you see some sunshine soon!

      I think the house looks more comfortable with a sprinkling of cat and dog hair. It makes it look loved.

  12. Europa's Icewolf

    Baby swans Clowie?! How lovely! I hope you will be keeping a close eye on them πŸ˜‰ I think you will find your bipeds cleaning efforts are known as spring cleaning πŸ™‚ That has many meanings and doesn’t always have anything at all to do with spring! But since it is in the air you must be doing a great job of ensuring they get plenty of fresh air in the spring weather!

    I haven’t got a contact address for you so I am sending you a link for the K9 Nutrition Study for your edification. It’s on my onedrive so hopefully it will work. It’s in the public folder but I haven’t done this before so be gentle with me if it doesn’t work! πŸ˜‰

    • It is lovely to see the swans and you can be sure I’ll keep an eye on them! I always do my best to keep the bipeds well exercised.

      I had a quick look to see if the link worked and it does. It looks very professional and interesting. I saw liver cake was mentioned. I’m looking forward to reading it. (I removed the link before publishing your comment. I hope that was the right thing to do.)

  13. Sounds like everything is shaping up nicely this spring for you and your family, Clowie. I laughed about the hair in the paint comment. This is precisely why we’ve been putting off repainting our interiors. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your new home!
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    • Yes, we’re all enjoying the new place, thank you. We’re having fun exploring new walks.

      My bipeds are glad they’re not the only ones to struggle with dog hair!

  14. Oooh baby swan-lets?! Can’t wait to see those guys. Have fun watching the parents getting them ready to join you guys.
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    • Yes, it’s exciting to be able to watch them! I’ll keep reminding the biped to remember the camera when we go that way.

  15. So glad to hear your Spring is starting off with a bang, Clowie. Would love to be updated about the swans and yes, please on the pics. so excited for you. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, it’s a holiday weekend here so I’m hoping for extra walks. I hope you enjoy the weekend.

      Spring has been amazing so far with lots to see. There are some ducklings now – they’re so cute! The swans are still sitting patiently on their nest.

  16. What an Artist you could be with that big beautiful tail Clowie! Sounds like mom and dad have a new home, how awesome! I’m reading backwards and hope to get to the beginning of this story πŸ˜€ xo
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    • Yes, I could do wonders with my tail. Yes, we moved in last summer, but have just had some changes made and now the bipeds have the decorating bug.

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