We had a ride out this afternoon along with little O and her mum and dad to a nearby farmshop. They usually have a series of events over the Easter weekend, unfortunately the weather put paid to any outdoor activities.But they did have some newborn chicks on display in the corner of the tea room,( which is situated in a lovely old barn conversion).Little O was fascinated and they allowed her to hold a couple of them. She sat with her daddy cupping her hands and gently held them as they were placed in her hands.
She loves animals of all shapes and sizes and was fascinated by the chicks.She doesn't seem to have any fear of animals, Marmalade usually runs for cover when she hears O's squeals because she knows that she would otherwise try and scoop her up for a cuddle. My eldest four grandchildren are terrified of Marmalade, I think over the years she has had a crafty swipe out at each of them in turn but she doesn't seem to hold any fear for O.
Marmalade has been back to the vet's for her check up and he is very pleased with her progress.She should be able to have the plastic collar off next week.When he took it off to check her out you could almost hear Marmalade's sigh of relief.
I was thrilled to look out of our bedroom window this morning to spot one of the foxes that live in the fields opposite. I'm sure my neighbours would think I was some kind of peeping tom if they spotted me with my binoculars trained on the fox! They are fascinating creatures, hated by some, loved by others. I had been looking for them all winter, they normally come close when the weather is bad in search of food but this is the first glimpse since Autumn.When we first moved in here I was struck by the variety of wildlife about, birds, rabbits and the foxes. As the building work progressed around us the birds moved away but I think they are gradually moving back in, at least I hope so.
Anyway, Hope you all have a wonderful Easter, don't eat too much chocolate!!