Monday, 6 October 2014

My lesson in self control!!

Was this bloke flirting with death or what??  See how self controlled I am.  Look and learn you blokes ..... look and learn!! 
I was having such a peaceful morning.  You'd have to be here to appreciate it but ... fair dinkum ... THIS morning was just one of those mornings made in heaven. The sky was crystal clear and so blue you wouldn't believe.   Not a cloud to be seen.  I'd just got back from my morning beach run and was up on my lookout table soaking up the serenity when BAMMO who should turn up but Billy. Billy Heron!!!!!  Landed on MY jetty. Who the devil does he think he is??  The hide of him.  THEN he decides to strut his way along MY grass verge.  Right in front of my schnooter. 

Oh!  The serenity!!

Hmmmmmmmph!!

He's been here before.   He poops on our jetty

AND where do you think you're going??

Looks like an attachment on my collar, aye??

I could get him right now if I wanted to.

I could still get him.

Crikey ..... not behind the tree!

Hmmmmmm!! Out of sight.

Yeah! But not out of mind.
This is where the self control comes in.  Get a load of me!!  So calm, aye??  Sure had you fooled, aye??  You thought I'd be off that table and down there chomping on a heron leg or two.  Well ..... ordinarily I would have been but I'm workin' on a strategy to get our Jenni's chooks.  If Mum thinks she can stop me going after birds she just might let me loose around those tasty lookin' chooks and if she does ...... well ..... you know what then, aye??  What'ya reckon?????  Good strategy!!

Wanna run .... love, Charlie.

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  1. I'd have been off that perch and after that heron in a flash. Probably would have ended up in the water again. Your self control is very impressive!!

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    1. I've fallen in once before. I was after a big water dragon that was sunning itself on the grass. I went flying right out there just like a bird. Well ..... at least until the 'SPLASH'. That's the one and only time I've ever fallen in. I learnt that lesson big time, aye?

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  2. You could totally get him if you wanted to Charlie. We all understand that.
    By the way, how come these herons don't have humans to trot around after them picking up their poop? Backward or what?
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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    1. Backward Bertie ...... VERY backward!!!!

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  3. Um...I wouldn't have been able to be that self controlled...brw=avo Charlie.Shhh...your secret is safe with me, BOL!

    Barkety woof aroo...gotta run and get that trespassing heron!

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    1. You get to lounge on a table????!! OMD!

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    2. Thanks Mr JF Sir. I knew my secret would be safe with you.
      I do get to lounge on the table. I tried it inside once. I got yelled at ..... BIG TIME!!

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  4. Great strategy. We think chooks taste better than herons....although we don't really know. We chase all the birds we can.

    We're with the comment above......ON the table??!!

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    1. I usually chase 'em too but so far I haven't managed to catch one. I almost got a scrub turkey once. Mum reckons I got his tail feathers but he just got away in time.
      Yep!! On the table. Mum first put me up there to cut my nails so now I've claimed it as MY lookout spot. What can she say?? She put me up there and tortured me.

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  5. I'm impressed Charlie but I'm not sure what self control is, never had any you see !!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Crikey Princess Leah ..... you're a Princess ..... ALL Princess's have loads of self control.

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  6. Errrr had to think about that Charlie and nope self control is not in our book, not one bit. A chase is a chase. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Crikey Molly .... you're right!! A chase is a chase and I'm sure goin' to give those chooks the chase of their lives when I next see 'em.

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  7. Uh, yeah, sure. That heron looked like nuthin but feathers an bones. Nuthin good there.

    Gosh, whut a pencil neck yur sportin there in the last piccie! All telly scoped fur a real good look at that cheeky burd.

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    1. Yeah it wasn't worth riskin' fallin' in the drink for a few feathers and bones, aye, Zoe?? Crikey ..... I never noticed I had a telly scope neck before. Thanks for pointing that out, Zoe. I'll practise lots and see how long I can make it go.

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  8. Perfectly planned out we say Charlie....one of these days those chooks will be yours

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    1. You think so Reilly and Denny?? i sure hope you're right.

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  9. We don't know what we would have done cos we haf never seen any birds looking like that, we do have buzzards though that live on the tower by the jailhouse.....mom is afraid they will try to eat us.
    stella rose

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    1. Crikey ..... birds that eat DOGS!! Glad I don't live at your house.

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  10. How dare that long necked beast interrupt your peaceful moment
    Lily & Edward

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  11. Charlie I think your Strategy is all talk, you are getting soft with age. Since the pig moved in on your territory well you are just befuddled. Glad your back from vacation.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    Sweet William The Scot

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    1. Befuddled ...... ME?????? Befuddled by a PIG. You don't REALLY think I am do you, Sweet William????????? Crikey ..... I hope not. It's so good to be home. I love your blog William. I like to visit and listen to your music. Mum does too. She might live in Australia but there's lots of Scottish blood in her veins. Her favourite song is Caledonia.

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  12. OMD…. your self control is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!
    I would've been down dar in a flash but I appreciate your strategy. I hope it works.
    WAgs,
    Ranger

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    1. I hope so too Ranger. I think it will.

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  13. Hari Om]
    You had me hanging off the edge of that table with ya mate!!! Herons make territory, the same way you do - trouble is this one hasn't figured out the territory is marked... Crikey, that chook hatching plan thingy sounds like a risky venture Charlie; better have a backup C, just in case!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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    1. Oh! I've got lots of back up plans Aunty. Just gotta try everything I guess. I didn't know herons make a territory. This bloke must've set his up on our jetty while we were away. It was covered in poop. Mum washed it off. Probably confused the bird brain, aye?? Mum will worry about him now. She LOVES birds. Weird, aye?? We've got a pelican that often sits on our jetty too. You really know it when he poops.

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    2. ....pssst.. Charlie's mum... guano makum fine furtilizer... just hintin'...&*>

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  14. FURST..... We saw that ENID posted the other day... Just sayin...

    CRIKEY Charlie.... you have a grrrreat plan going.... foolin your mum into thinkin you were never ever gonna chase ANY birds again... let alone the CHOOKS.... THIS is Brilliant buddy.

    Pee S.... Watch that glass table.... in THIS country we started having a rash of them.... just exploding... all on their own.... sometimes in the NIGHT when it was cool and sometimes in the day when it was sunny.... they would just go POOF...

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    1. You saw Enid's post????? Me too!! OMD ..... what did you think???? Sitting up there on a big brass bed. Crikey .... I almost smashed the computer screen trying to get at her. Is she beautiful or what??????
      It is a great plan, aye? I sure hope it works.
      EXPLODING tables ..... fair dinkum???? Crikey ... sure hope it doesn't explode with me on it. Haven't heard of it happening around here but then we don't get the extremes of temperatures that you do. Mum will keep her eye on it though. Thanks for letting me know!!

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  15. Your self control is a very desirable quality Charlie, you were so calm and collecteds!
    Much love,
    Enid xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Crikey Enid .... I haven't got much self control when you're around. You make me all crazy like. If you were on my waterfront lawn I'd be off that table in a flash.
      Your, Charlie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  16. Yes, we think that is a very good strategy!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Wow that is some self-control! We doggies would have been barking like crazy. Although I am pretty good about not barking at the birdies in the window feeder.

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    2. I'm glad you think so Murphy and Stanley. I think it will work. I'll have to wait and see, I guess.
      See Chester ...... you do have self control. If you don't bark at birdies in the window feeder ..... that's self control, mate!!

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  17. Self control is highly over-rated... mostly by hoomans....

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  18. that's a clever strategy, Charlie... but selfcontrol is a feature what they forgot as they mounted me... do you think such a Heron is tasty? I never had one...

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