A Little Bird

Bro in NZ suggested we got a plastic owl for the top of the boat to stop the birds using it as a toilet or for target practice.
It’s taken a while, but we have finally got round to ordering one as those we had seen in the shops were actually rather naff, not to mention expensive.

owlPlastic owls always look cross don’t they. Or is the expression supposed to be intimidating?
Anyway, the little chap we ordered came with fittings to attach to the bars that run along the length of the roof, and thus give the impression of being ‘perched’.

Except Fred didn’t.
We called him Fred because everyone else probably called theirs Olly or Barney.
We sent a message to the company (with an attached photo) asking if the fittings were a typing error in the catalogue, or if they had been omitted from the box.
The box that arrived by the way was HUGE, because it contained a variety of other things, including a fold down trolley and a bright yellow life buoy (pass the sunglasses please).
lifebuoyWe had an hysterical email back from their returns department, confirming that it was Barry (Fred’s big brother) that had the fittings, and their apologies for the typing error.
We were asked if we wanted to keep Fred or return him to the aviary.

We replied saying we would be happy to give him a new home, and pride of perch (somehow) on our boat, rather than put him through the trauma of being returned to the aviary in a dark box.
We’ve promised to send a photo of him in situ in due course.

ha ha
So nice to deal with people with a sense of humour!

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to A Little Bird

  1. Crooked Tracks says:

    It will be interesting to know if the plastic owl works.

  2. Puti says:

    I have also heard that a cat would work as well.

    • Don’t think Maggie would be impressed if we had a moggie on the roof. She’s not too happy with the three we’ve seen on site though I haven’t seen them close to the water!

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