Talking dog argues with owner about whose bed it is. EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT.

Jack Russell terriers are both vocal and hard-headed. Mr. Growley the angry talking dog has the same argument every night with me – he thinks it’s his bed. He never wins but it’s been the same conversation for the last 9 years. He’s definitely an angri boi….He’s the most loving, devoted and loyal dog I’veContinue reading “Talking dog argues with owner about whose bed it is. EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT.”

Praying Mantis

I haven’t seen one of these for a while. This European Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa) was under the plastic sheet covering a pile of gravel I have in the garden. Freaky, alien creatures…. Years back, in Portugal, I kept one as a pet and the only thing it wouldn’t eat was a Cicada – butContinue reading “Praying Mantis”

Young Red Fox

We have a new visitor to the garden – a young red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Unlike the manky, hairy old fox I chased out the other week, this one seems quite naive and obviously hasn’t been through a hunting season yet. Recently, Slovakia announced open season on all foxes and raccoon dogs in an attemptContinue reading “Young Red Fox”

Fallow deer buck

This was a particularly friendly Fallow deer (Dama dama) buck we encountered as an attraction at an unusual location. The owners of a former brothel, in quite a remote village,, obviously decided to change their ‘theme’ and keep Fallow deer in order to attract visitors. Unfortunately, their business plan doesn’t seem to be working as,Continue reading “Fallow deer buck”