The Boys Arrived in Whitby!!

Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1041685/

As I was on my way out the door for work this morning at 7AM, a delivery van pulled into the driveway with a box containing what I could only hope was the Boys. As I couldn't miss my train, they had to wait all day still packed up, on our breakfast table, and I'm sure the cats gave the box a once or twice over during the day.

I opened the box tonight and they were very happy to be unwrapped and out in the open. Boy did they give the cats a dirty look!!

I don't have much time at home during the week so I'll introduce them around tomorrow night with the camera. They've already shown an interest in visiting the critter bathroom off the kitchen ... and had a look outside at the squirrels gathering all the dropped walnuts - they weren't very sure about that ... pictures will follow ...


Christine

Victoria, BC(Zone 8b)

I bet the boys would be worried about going outside, maybe one of those squirrels would want to pick up one of them?! The are quite dashing fellows.

South of Winnipeg, MB(Zone 3a)

Can't wait for some photos of them in Whitby

Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

The Boys started investigating the house tonight, starting with the critter bathroom. They had quite the conversations with frogs, turtles, lizards and a few fish and invited these few to pose with them on the back of the john. They then washed their hands to continue the journey.

Christine

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

The next stop was in the dining room. They climbed up on this plant stand to visit the hoyas; they talked a mile a minute with the plants but I couldn't understand a word of it, silly things were all talking in jibberish!


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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Only the bear braved the climb up to the top of mount hoya multiflora in the living room - he seems to be saying "does this make me a shooting star?"

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Behind the two fat pusses is three rather indignant visitors.

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Lily stayed visiting a little longer than Lupin did. The Boys recovered their composure and eventually forgave the thorough sniffing. But I could tell they were planning some kind of revenge...

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

More posing with plants in the living room; they seem to be bonding.

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

A visit to our bedroom couldn't be complete without a climb up onto a rope hoya.

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

This is their final picture for the critter and hoya tour of the house. Its in our spare bedroom, and they all picked a different plant to climb onto. They want to spend some time outside tomorrow, but since I don't get home until after dark, my husband has said he'll take them on a journey around the yard and take some pictures.

Good night from the Boys in Whitby, more exciting pictures tomorrow!


Christine

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Grand Forks, BC(Zone 5b)

What a lovely chance to see some of your beautiful Hoya's, Christine. That Multiflora in bloom is spectacular! The boys are lucky to have a visit with the Canadian Queen of Hoya. ;)

Looking forward to tomorrow's photos. ^_^

Victoria, BC(Zone 8b)

Christine, that hoya multiflora is beautiful.
*snicker* glad to hear they washed their hands after.. um... you know... :)

Thunder Bay Ontario, ON(Zone 3a)

WOW !!! I sure wish my .. ummm ... NONOFLORA Hoya could see that bloom .. might give it a few ideas.

Lovely pics .. the Travelling Trio looks to be in fine shape ^_^

~M~

Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Thanks! Today, DH introduced the trio to our yard, as messy as it is with all the fallen leaves that are too wet to clean up. But they sure had fun!

First they spotted the pile'o'frogs in our 'zen' garden at the side of the house and, remembering the critter bathroom I guess, wanted to hang out with them for a bit.

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Then, they wanted to be at the top of the world, so he didn't tell them that it was only the top of an obelisk that's home to a clematis getting ready for its big sleep.

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Here they are at the bottom of our yard scaling the wall that DH built out of big pieces of concrete that the former owners used to border the front gardens. I'm not sure if the wall is to keep the euonnymous in or out - the stuff goes nearly the entire width of our property, about 8' deep - and so does the wall.

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Playing peek-a-boo in the euonnymous, the little devils.

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

And in the maple tree...

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Attending a rock concert beside the patio. The squirrels were singing "Leave our walnuts alone!!"

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Just chillin', sitting on the fence. Rebel next door was a very confused dog while they were out and about, but didn't want to come over to visit. He can be a bit shy around bears and moose.

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

They're further down in the yard again here, checking out the Rose of Sharon. Funny, but that's the last tree to get its leaves in the spring and the last leaves to lose its leaves in the fall.

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

I'll continue with their escapades tomorrow night; and Saturday being Halowe'en, we'll get some pictures with our dressed up visitors. We're also planning to take them to the costume party we're going to Saturday night.

Sunday, we'll pack them up for their trip to their next destination.

Good night from the Boys and Christine and JC.

(Susan) Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Christine!! I just found you lol
So nice to see what the Hoya you sent me will look like! Beautiful ^_^
I'm sure the Boys are enjoying themselves ^_^
A Critter Bathroom?! unusual name for it, but I guess it's because you have critters all through it lol At first I thought you meant the cats were critters and were talking about their litter pan LOL
The boys look in great shape, and so's your garden!
Enjoy your visit with the boys ^_^

~Susan~

Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Yes, critters. In our old house we had two big full bathrooms, one was decorted with frogs, one with fish. In the 7 years we lived there, people would come to our house with frogs and fish, we'd get them for Xmas presents, birthday presents, buy them in garage sales, whatever. When we moved here last year, our only full bathroom is small so we just couldn't decorate it the same. But the powder room on the main floor is quite unique with a closed up window that had been fitted with shelving ... so, all the frogs, fish, and every other critter we had: birds, turtles, snakes, lizards, toads went into it. Thus, the critter bathroom. The boys only posed with about 5% of the inhabitants. The story is about them, after all...

(Susan) Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

lol too cute!!

~Susan~

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Great pics and I'm sure glad they made it to your house. But they aren't all "boys" this time. See: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=7100992 - Bow-winkle, Jerome Jr. and Winnie. LOL

Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Ooops, I stand corrected!!

Well, here's Bow-Winkle, Jerome Jr. and Winnie checking out DH's last hot chili.

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

And here they are at the front of the house, proudly announcing that they are real live Canadian hosers!

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Here they seem to be saying See der tree? (sorry ... well, not really...lol)

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Then they had a nice rest against the euphorbia in the middle of my sedum bed.

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Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

That's it for now. Tomorrow the scary stuff will start. Glad you're all enjoying this; its really been fun hosting them.




Christine

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Thanks for the pics, Christine. Looks like they are having a great visit with you.

Mona in Metcalfe, ON(Zone 5a)

love the comment about rock concert hahahahahahah and the hosers

Whitby, ON(Zone 5b)

Well, Halloween was a washout - my husband had a migraine, so we didn't make it to the party, and only one kid came to the door. One of the benefits/drawbacks of living on a dead end street.

So I'm expressposing the Lass and Lads off today to Weslemkoon today.

Its really been fun, thanks for including me in this.



Christine

Grand Forks, BC(Zone 5b)

We enjoyed their visit with you as well, Christine. ^_^

Thunder Bay Ontario, ON(Zone 3a)

We know you'll miss them, but I am sure they had a great time ... the pics tell the tale ^_^

Sorry to hear about DH migraine, hope it's gone by now.

ON to Weslemkoon !!

~M~

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Actually, Weslemkoon is not responding to Dmail. We may skip her unless I get a response by the morning.

Ann

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

We will skip Weslemkoon and send the lads on to nevrest. Are you ready, Dorothy?

(Susan) Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Looking forward to Dorothy's pics!! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!! ^_^

~Susan~

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