Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Biggenden/2

So I've blogged Ben's Mum's house a few times and I'm doing it again because every time I go visit I can't help but take lots of photos of the abundant plants and animals and pretty things :)

Look how friendly this red king parrot was :)

We took gremlin along for the journey and I learned a few facts. Cats can get car sick and this can lead them doing a weird panting motion and vomiting :(  So no more long, winding road, car trips till we find a cat friendly remedy :) A quick googling has lead me down the ginger tablet path, but I'll double okay it with his vet first! 

Poor Gremlin not only had to survive the journey but had to survive Ben's nephew Sid for a few days. Sid has his own cat who, unlike Gremlin I suspect, doesn't mind being carried like a baby :P


 

We got to play with four dogs too, above is Louella who was over for a house sit  :)

Poppy is Ben's Mum's new dog and she is perhaps my favourite! (sssh!)

We did lots of hanging out on their verandah :)Sometimes doing nothing and lack of internet is bliss!







Gremlin did end up scratching Sid (after much warning from Ben and I) but that didn't really stop Sid trying to be friends and those delightful baby cuddles







I got to play with my extension tubes a bit more and also the boys went down to the skatepark so I have a few more photos to share from our trip to come :)

28 comments:

  1. It is an amazing house <3 such beautiful pictures!

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  2. So that is basically my perfect house. So many gorgeous animals! I'm sure the lack of internet would eventually drive me crazy, though. Maybe my perfect holiday house.

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    1. It's awesome! Lack of internet would drive me crazy too! To wreck the illusion his mum does have an internet connection but it was only used a few times to show her funny you tube videos :P

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  3. omg this house looks amazing! love these animals (so cute birds <3). i really liked all these photos :}

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  4. The picture of poppy on the right looking up is so beautiful :) What a gorgeous pup!
    And I love the king fisher! x

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  5. amazing. I understand why you take tons of pictures in a house like that!

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    1. It's a really fun place to have a camera for sure :)

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  6. wow, it looks amazing- i love all the colors and details, your photography is incredible, I just love it!

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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  7. looks like you could spend day after day in a house like that and always find some obscure and charming detail that was missed the first time around!

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    1. exactly I think it's why every time I go I happily fill another blog post :)

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  8. I'm swooning over your photos. So beautiful. Also, I didn't know that cats can get car sick.

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    1. Neither did I but I felt pretty rotten afterwards for putting him through it (I too get easily get car sick and know just how awful it is!)

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  9. What! I wanna meet a wild parrot! ♥ And Gremlin is just about the cutest name for a kitty. Love these shots!

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    1. The birds at her house were awesome! Unfortunately we can't take credit for Gremlin's name as he came with it but as soon as we heard it we immediately knew we couldn't change it!

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  10. parrots! dogs! this place is a heaven! can I move in!

    Katrina Sophia

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  11. gorgeous gorgeous photos! wow! and sorry to hear that gremlin got carsick. hope you'll find a remedy for the little (well not so little anymore!) guy soon!

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    1. Oh gosh felt so bad about putting him through that as long time sufferers of being easily car sick - we could definitely relate. We ended up pulling over and having a big break but still, you kind of have to endure the situation once you're in the car and over half way there!

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  12. Stunning pics, Fee! So much beautiful wildlife there, certainly a lovely place to hang out. I couldn't decide if I felt more sorry for the cat who got held like a baby or the little boy who got scratched!

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    1. I know! We kept telling Sid too that gremlin isn't the biggest fan of being picked up on a whim and to give him credit he does give lots of warning signs before scratching. We even gave sid lots of warning signs "he's going to scratch you!!". Still can't help but feel terrible when your cat scratches someone though, especially a ten year old kid that's only trying to be super loving!

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  13. You have such a wonderful talent for documenting places, and those dogs are super cute! What breeds are they?!!

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    1. I'm pretty sure they're all mixes, I did ask about Poppy, I think she is a cattle dog cross staffie? She has the staffie build but cattle dog markings. Thanks for the lovely compliments :)

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  14. Awww such peaceful & beautiful shots! gorgeous! definitely Ben's mom makes a perfect photo location. I love how Poppy is grinning in the pic :) and poor Gremlin being attacked by a cuddling adorable kiddo (cats! hahahaha Juno would be the same :P) Sorry to hear about him getting car sick though; let me know if the remedy was vet approved!

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    1. We've definitely started to slack off on making Gremlin our ultimate adventure kitty, I think now he is a teenage/almost adult he has let us know that adventuring isn't his thing, unless it's in the backyard :P So we haven't done any more car trips of late but next vet visit i'll definitely remember to ask them for their advice :)

      Poppy was always grinning - such a super cutie!

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