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 ...
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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...
Let's send them to Marilynne in Thunder Bay. That gives us a bit more time to try to get a response from Dorothy. I think Marilynne's address is still legible on the mailing list, but let me know if it isn't. I'm anxious to get them on their way ASAP as they've been delayed so many times.