Piglet is tired this morning

31 August, 2009
Wee Piglet takes to mummy's bed

Wee Piglet takes to mummy's bed

Piglet had a tremendously exciting weekend up in the Borders meeting Philomena, the new addition to our family, and lots of other pigs and piglets. This morning she didn’t want to get up. Aaaah *g*

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Piglet conquers Borrowdale — too dangerous for Black’s camping shop!

27 August, 2009
Piglet leads mummy down the hill

Piglet leads mummy down the hill

Didn't something do this in The Excorcist? Uh-oh...

Didn't something do this in The Excorcist? Uh-oh...

Sleepeeeee...

Sleepeeeee...

Phew! All this waiting around!

Phew! All this waiting around!

Piglet wears mummy's down smock in bed

Piglet wears mummy's down smock in bed

Here’s wee Piglet in Borrowdale last weekend. Aaaaah 🙂

Being the slavering, enormous beastie that she is, I can entirely understand why I’m not allowed to take her into my local Black’s Camping store. Not. Nor are they willing to hold her at the door for a couple of minutes while I try on Wellies for size. Piglet and I will have to purchase my Wellingtons elsewhere, it seems!

Roll on the day when I move to a place where walking shops exist to serve real people who actually want to get out there and walk, rather than people simply looking for a natty new jacket to wear around town. Piglet says “Grrrrr!”, and so do I.


Song for the asking

24 August, 2009

This is a tune I used to spend afternoons in the car playing along to (in a very rudimentary fashion!) as a 12 year old, with my little guitar. Posted here pour Le Slowman, since I mentioned it to him yesterday *g*


What I want for Christmas!

19 August, 2009
Battery operated piglet

Battery operated piglet

ZOMG… I am almost DEAD of teh cute…

I want, I want, I want!!! Just listen to its little squeak at 3:25!

(But WTF is that woman doing with the box??? She is clearly NOT one of Santa’s little helpers…)


How to play with a piglet

19 August, 2009

play with piglets

I was absolutely enchanted, just now, to find these instructions on wikiHow 🙂

Here’s how to do it.


Two cows

19 August, 2009

Somebody sent this to me in email today. Very funny, I thought 🙂 No offence intended to any cows, btw… *g*

SOCIALISM
You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbour.

COMMUNISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk.

FASCISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk.

TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM
You have two cows.
You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
You sell them and retire on the income.

SURREALISM
You have two giraffes.
The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead.

ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND VENTURE CAPITALISM
You have two cows.
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.
The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company.
The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more.
You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States , leaving you with nine cows.
No balance sheet provided with the release.
The public then buys your bull.

A FRENCH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows.

A JAPANESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
You then create a clever cow cartoon image called ‘Cowkimon’ and market it worldwide.

A GERMAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and milk themselves.

AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows, but you don’t know where they are.
You decide to have lunch.

A RUSSIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You count them and learn you have five cows.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
You count them again and learn you have 2 cows.
You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka.

A SWISS CORPORATION
You have 5000 cows. None of them belongs to you.
You charge the owners for storing them.

A CHINESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

AN INDIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You worship them.

A BRITISH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Both are mad.

AN IRAQI CORPORATION
Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
You tell them that you have none.
No-one believes you, so they bomb the hell out of you and invade your country.
You still have no cows, but at least you are now a Democracy.

AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Business seems pretty good.
You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

A NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION
You have two cows.
The one on the left looks very attractive


Trampled farmer dies in hospital

18 August, 2009

This is pretty tragic. It’s easy to see why the cows were frightened, and bolted, but once again it underlines just how dangerous they can actually be.

Click here for BBC report