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CRACKING POOL, GROMIT !


CRACKING POOL, GROMIT !

Spying from the safety of my shed,
Gromit observes his latest cracking invention.....
....and decides that when designing paddling pools for pigeons.............. size does matter....



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LOL TT, funny and a clever photo....

31 Mar, 2009

 

hee hee i like it tt.

31 Mar, 2009

 

Gromit sends thanks to Pottygardener and Maccrimmon.
Pigeon is still working out how to make a graceful exit....

31 Mar, 2009

 

That's so funny.Why do they do that, its like sorry guys, I am here for a while so anyone else want's a drink - tough.

31 Mar, 2009

 

You're right, Ginellie ~
There were blackbirds, sparrows and collared doves all queuing up for their turn....
As the wood pigeon went in, most of the water came out... I had to refill the bath completely. Lol.
Back to the drawing-board, Gromit...

31 Mar, 2009

 

I thought the fox was next

31 Mar, 2009

 

Ha...ha.....he is one big pigeon!!....nice snug fit though, no room for paddling Sparrows......think you've actually done well here Gromit! :o)

31 Mar, 2009

 

Mac ~ I reckon the fox is settling for a shower...

Janey ~ you're right about the sparrows...
Ample paddling space...

31 Mar, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Brilliant photo TT .. well caught , very funny ... LOL ..

31 Mar, 2009

 

Thanks, Amy.
Wallace was too busy eating Wensleydale cheese to make a comment....

31 Mar, 2009

 

Nice 1 Gromit :)

31 Mar, 2009

 

Bathtime is a time for indulgence. Looks like pidge has got it about right. Lovely pic.

31 Mar, 2009

 

Thank you Toto ~
Pigeon certainly indulged....
Stayed in there for ages.... :o)
Can't use the bird bath in next door's garden, because the two newly-arrived huge Orpington Black Chickens chase away the larger birds...

Daftplanter ~
Gromit is busy knitting a new design of bird pool.... :o)

31 Mar, 2009

 

Nothing better than a good soak...........eases the aches and pains.............

31 Mar, 2009

 

I just hope that wallace is not under that spade he is holding :)

31 Mar, 2009

 

Yes, Milky, eases the aches and pains.......
you're right.... nothing better...

.....but Dp, let's hope Wallace isn't under the pigeon. Lol.

31 Mar, 2009

 

Job well done.... :)

31 Mar, 2009

 

great photo TT

31 Mar, 2009

 

Thanks, Eileen :o)

31 Mar, 2009

 

My pigeon does this to............nothing like a good soak in the bath is there ...lol

1 Apr, 2009

 

Today the pigeon and a collared dove were having a confrontation on my back lawn. They seemed to be disagreeing over who was next in line to use the pool ..... Lol.

1 Apr, 2009

 

Brilliant picture and caption, we are great fans of W&G, Like other GOY members it certainly put a smile on my face lol.

1 Apr, 2009

 

Hello PP ~
Gromit lives permanently on the shelf by my shed window, keeping an eye on my garden. :o)

1 Apr, 2009

 

That's a great photo, TT - looks like Pigeon is thinking of laying eggs, a sort of water birth!!

1 Apr, 2009

 

Hello Gee ~
There are blackbirds breeding in my clematis, and new rare breed chickens moved in next door, so maybe this was the only pigeon place left for bathing and birthing. Lol.

2 Apr, 2009

 

Oh thats a fantastic photo TT well spotted!! LOL

2 Apr, 2009

 

well well..he looks very comfortable TT good Pic

2 Apr, 2009

 

Hi Deida and Skilla ~
This woodpigeon seems to have taken up permanent residence. Lol. :o)

2 Apr, 2009

 

Great photo TT thanks for that it made me laugh .....

2 Apr, 2009

 

Glad that gave you a giggle, Janette :o)

2 Apr, 2009

 

Great Shot ~well done :0)

3 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Sueb :o)

3 Apr, 2009

 

LOL!!! Bruties favoutire bird! ... not!!!! He would not let a pigeon sit still long enough for me to take a picture!!
Brilliant pic ;-)

3 Apr, 2009

 

Hi A jh ~ Thank you :o)
I took the photo before Conker the Sheltie spotted the pigeon. Lol.
Conker would have barked at him. He prefers smaller birds to visit the garden. :o)

4 Apr, 2009

 

Made to measure bath ! Perfect fit ! Lol

4 Apr, 2009

 

Lol BB.
Pigeon looked really indignant through the whole of it's bath-time !
Do you know if the feather colours are different in boy and girl woodpigeons for identification?
.... or do we identify by the fact that the females spend a lot longer in the bath...? Lol.
If so, then this one is a female. Was in there for ages.....

4 Apr, 2009

 

If it's any help, according to the book I have just looked in their colours are the same in woodpigeons.

4 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks, Lindak.
Let's hope the woodpigeons know which is which. Lol.

4 Apr, 2009

 

Unable to tell from plumage TT so guess your theory spot on ! Lol

4 Apr, 2009

 

:o)

4 Apr, 2009

 

Daft things , pigeons.

4 Apr, 2009

 

Hello Mageth ~
She did pose nicely for her photo to be taken :o)

4 Apr, 2009

 

How funny! We have rock doves here, have never seen one bathing, though. I'll have to speak to them about their personal hygene. Foxy birdbath, cute!

5 Apr, 2009

 

Greetings Weeds :o)
Do you have correct size pools for the rock doves over in Washington State ?
Is their lack of hygiene due to wrong size bathing facilities ? Lol.

5 Apr, 2009

 

That's excellent TT!

5 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks, Gillian.
In Canada, do you get to see all the Wallace and Gromit adventures?

6 Apr, 2009

 

Sometimes we see them but I think only the same two or three ever seem to air.

6 Apr, 2009

 

I had no idea birdbaths came sized specifially to fit various bird bottoms. I'll take my measuring tape directly to the barn, climb up in the rafters and measure their little pidgeon bottoms. LOL

6 Apr, 2009

 

He/she's made themselves at home. Did you have to use a crowbar to get it out??Lol.

7 Apr, 2009

 

Lol Gg ~
It was quite an effort for the pigeon to fly off ...
Do you see Wallace and Gromit on American TV ?

7 Apr, 2009

 

LOL, TT. That's a wonderful photo. We do see Wallace and Gromit over here occasionally. I love them. :o)

8 Apr, 2009

 

Hi Gilli ~
Thank you. I also love Wallace and Gromit. :o)

8 Apr, 2009

 

lol,they do like to dominate everything in the garden, mine eat everything and all the other birds have to wait,,

8 Apr, 2009

 

Hi Sanbaz AND ..
Angelina Lol ~
You're right ~ very obvious when a wood pigeon is visiting the garden.... :o)

8 Apr, 2009

 

It must be a male pigeon Terratoonie, otherwise there would be scented candles and a glass of Chardonnay !!!!

9 Apr, 2009

 

Lol Olblueyes ~
Pigeon was in the pool again today...
no candles or Champagne....

9 Apr, 2009

 

angelina says meow... to you to terra.. lol

9 Apr, 2009

 

Crocus the budgie VERY bravely says tweet back to Angelina :o)

9 Apr, 2009

 

lmao, tweet tweet crocus :))

9 Apr, 2009

 

:o)

9 Apr, 2009

 

Had you in mind and took this picture for you today - http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/72167-pigeon-power-or-dog-tease/member/A_JH

Was taken from a distance so a little unclear.....

13 Apr, 2009

 

Hi A_jh ~ I'll go take a look :o)

16 Apr, 2009

 

I think the pigeon likes the fit...he looks far too comfy

20 Apr, 2009

 

You're right Skippy ~
When the pigeon visits, she does stay in that little pool quite a while.
I wonder whether next time she'll bring a book to read ... Lol.

20 Apr, 2009

 

We really like this, especially for Gromit's expression/pose in the background! There was chat elsewhere about the "Curse of the Wererabbit", Arlene gave a detailed description of the exhibition, and you noted the marvellous veggies to be seen in the movie!

Good News! That exhibition is hitting our area in the next 3 weeks! We'll be "homing" in on this one, for sure, as we are no "stool " (or even "pool") pigeons". :-)

17 May, 2009

 

Hi David ~
You and the children will have a wonderful time at the Were Rabbit exhibition. Lots of veggies ! Lol. Please let us know all about it. :o)

18 May, 2009

 

He He He thats brill they are just so stupid !!

7 Jul, 2009

 

Hi Mushy ~
You can see why I told you of this pic when I saw your dove photo. Lol. :o)

7 Jul, 2009

 

Didn't Percy do well?

6 Nov, 2009

 

Read yesterday that Wallace & Gromit just had their 20th birthday!!!!! Don't know what's harder to believe - that they have been around so long, or that 1989 was, in fact 20 years ago!!!!! Will always love the veggies in "Curse of the Wererabbit"! :-D

7 Nov, 2009

 

Hi DD2 ~
Yes... Percy was exhausted after the long trip from Hampshire...
....he had to cool off his undercarriage before the flight home. LOL.

7 Nov, 2009

 

Hello David...
20th birthday for Wallace and Gromit ! ?
They still look great, don't they....
... that plasticine must be full of excellent preservative...

The Curse of the Wererabbit featured Golden Carrot Awards, but on GoY I give out Golden Trowel Awards....Lol. :o)

7 Nov, 2009

 

I wondered why he had a soggy bottom lol

7 Nov, 2009

 

Lol. Blame Gromit for a not-so-cracking idea.. :o)

7 Nov, 2009

 

:+))))

9 Nov, 2009

 

and why not.

27 Dec, 2013

 

:o)

27 Dec, 2013

 

Just watched the curse again, never fails to amuse!!

28 Dec, 2013

 

In my garden, I'm often the one gardening in the wrong trousers ;o)

28 Dec, 2013

 

Sweet family at the base of your birdbath.

6 Jan, 2016

 

Thanks Siris ..
the fox family is still there, 7 years later !

6 Jan, 2016



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