Fred has not been doing his job and was facing redundancy/replacement.
However, knowing the employment rules, you cannot make someone redundant and hire a replacement, unless of course you change the job description.
This is Fred with his chocolate wages in 2014.
He was engaged as a deterrent to birds pooping on our roof, and has failed. Miserably.
With the addition of our veg buckets and trays, we had hoped that he would at last do something in the pecking order, but No. Poop rules, and the roof looks like a painter and decorator’s apron.
On the subject of our veg project, things are doing pretty well actually.
Left to right we have tomatoes (with flowers!), garlic and beans, and our onions.
Taking pity on Fred, we decided maybe we had made a mistake and he needed a facelift.
Fred has now been painted as a Barn Owl, which hopefully will make a difference as he guards our veg pots as well as the roof.
We shall be watching, and would remind Fred that Barry is waiting in the ‘wings’ (aka shop).
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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I like the paint job – hopefully it works.
I’ve seen a few coyote statues around here recently. It seems that maybe the owls are losing their efficacy around the world!
Thanks! I don’t think Maggie would be too happy with a coyote statue on the boat though…….. she grumbles a bit when other dogs visit!
Yeah, maybe that’s not the best solution in this situation.
Looking good!!! I started my own garden this year so I’m looking forward to following you. Happy gardening 🙂
Your veggies are growing well 🙂 And Fred looks great! I hope his new coat helps keep your roof clean! 🙂
we shall indeed see!
Your garden’s looking good! Poop or no poop!
Fred might be working as the damn birds have now taken to poop bombing the car!!
You go Fred….many fruitful returns of the garden….although it does not makes sense being a vege garden…hehe.
LOL, but tomatoes are fruit are they not? 🙂
Great paint job! Sounds like you now need one for the car? (The restaurants on the bay fight the same battle with the sea gulls…move them from one area and they simply relocate into another)
Love the garden