Monday, 22 June 2020

NAUGHTY ME


As a lot of readers will know, I put out dog food most nights for the foxes. 
 For a few nights now I have also been putting jam sandwiches cut into squares as one of the foxes is looking like it may have the start of mange. I sprinkle the mange drops on the bread and it is a good way to make sure they get it.

Usually I put it down in the garden and any residue left is greedily eaten by the slugs and snails.
The problem is that they are leaving a  silver layer over the stone.
This doesn't bother me too much but when its wet it is very slippery so I have taken to throwing the food over the wall and into the alley  where there are no slugs or snails.
It's all gone in the morning so it causes no problems and the other neighbours do not use the alley.

But...last night as I threw the food over one of the jam sandwiches bounced off of the wall and went into next doors garden.  ooops!

I wasn't too bothered as I have seen the foxes rooting around there at night so thought they would find it.

Imagine my horror when I looked over my neighbours garden this morning to see half of a jam sandwich stuck to the top inside rim of one of the large new  flower pots he has just bought to put his roses into.

This evening it's gone so he must have removed it, but I'm sure he is wondering just how a jam sandwich managed to get stuck to his new pot. lol

Shall I come clean and tell him or can I think of another good reason for it being there?

I know it's naughty but its given me the giggles all day when I think of it.


29 comments:

  1. Keep quiet! The mystery will likely keep them amused for ages!

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  2. For me it would depend on what kind of a relationship I had with the neighbours! If you think they'd have a chuckle too, tell them, but if not, put your innocent face on - lol

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  3. The plot thickens. I await the next instalment.

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  4. What a wild thing to happen! I would do the same thing as you, feeding and caring for the foxes. I wish we had some, but no, we are stuck with skunks. We have the slugs and they do leave those silver trails.

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  5. Its given me the giggles too. I keep thinking of a jam sandwich hanging off a plant pot!!

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  6. He's probably thiking it's manna from heaven

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  7. When you wrote about the "Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine" book I requested it from our local library - have just picked it up today and am looking forward to starting it later. Thank you. My friend who was staying at the time managed to get it a while ago from the Auckland library and really enjoyed it.

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  8. Have a little look at 'Finnegan Fox' videos on YouTube for some more antics and animal magic.... If the neighbour has any issues, suggest he watch some of these too. Absolute joy! x

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  9. How funny, if I were you I'd keep it as one of life's little mysteries:)

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  10. Haha that's so funny, I wouldn't say anything unless he does.

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  11. It would make me laugh too. I would probably not say anything. If they asked me about it I would confess to being the guilty party but otherwise let them wonder where it came from.

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  12. I would be feeding the foxes too! And your story about the jam sandwiches is great. We give the raccoons peanut butter sandwiches (using leftover bread and the bottom of the PB jars) when they come to our back door at night.
    And yes, from your comment on my dad's London birthplace.... I could have been born across the pond instead of here in the US. Of course dad's family brought lots of British customs with them... (we drink tea with cream, say silly things like "Cheerio old Chap!", etc. And they carried the English accent with them too.)

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    1. That's a custom I have never hear of as I don't know anyone that drinks tea with cream.

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    2. That made me chuckle too. I think I would probably not mention it unless the neighbour does

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    3. Do you drink your tea with milk? After the war all we had were coupons for evaporated milk... and that's what we used in our tea. It's all I ever knew to use. (and I do call evaporated milk 'cream'.

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    4. We drink our tea with semi skimmed milk. I have never heard of anyone drinking it with evaporated milk over here.

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  13. Thanks for the giggles I just read this aloud to my husband and we both had a great last and we both agree if the guy has a sense of humor tell him if he doesn't don't tell him and we also agree if he asked you tell the truth but if he doesn't mention it don't say anything. Bob said try it again and see what happens. Also I'm waiting the next installment

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  14. Ha ha ha, i would keep quiet and let them wonder :-)

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  15. Keep it under your hat. My friend was brought a tool belt by the foxes in her garden...she hasn't been able to trace its original owner! Arilx

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  16. What foodstuffs could you throw over his wall next?

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  17. I'd be quiet. Maybe the fox came and took it after all. (Or maybe not!) x

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  18. LOL -- that's hilarious! He's probably telling the story on his own blog. "You won't believe what I found stuck to one of my flowerpots..."

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  19. Oh Briony, this post made me laugh out LOUD!!! With all the negativity out there today, this post was welcomed. No wonder I love reading my blogging friends' posts so much... they're all the sunshine of my days! Love, Andrea XOXO

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