Town Raven

Town Raven
In flight


This is a diary, or rather, field notes written up each day, with the latest entry at the top.

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Location Map

Location Map
This shows where we walk and meet the ravens
The yellow and pink squiggly lines are two walks we take. The yellow one is the one we usually do. The squigglyness indicates how Madame visits her several important sniffing check-points!
We stop several times to feed the ravens, and you can see where they come from.

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Monday, 3 January 2011

Monday, Jan 3rd, 2011

Firstly - Happy New Year, everybody!

Secondly - not much blogging going on, for various reasons, such as weather, my health, and Miss Sophie's training.
I am planning to take her to a boarding kennels-and-training place in the vicinity, so that she will be not traumatised should I have to send her there in an emergency. This will not leave me much time for blogging, but I shall try and do my best.

Meanwhile, we have been out, Miss Sophie enjoying the snow and later the plain muddy fields. It is still cold, and there is icy rain.
The ravens have not changed their behaviour at all, snow or not.
However, one of them is definitely 'targeting' Miss Sophie, swooping low over her back, from tail to head. He does this from wherever he sits: fence, tree, netting.
Today, we took a long walk along the river, across Pontcanna Fields. I took her on a pedestrian suspension bridge because two swans were swimming there. She was at first fascinated by the swans - and then got worried about the bridge's movement - so I turned around and went back. We'll have to train this, obviously, in small instalments.

Oh, btw - unlike Big Dog and Madame Dog, she was not upset by the New Year's Eve fireworks at all. That was much appreciated by me ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear {Yma} I hope your weather improves somewhat and your health (more importantly) as well.
And it's just as well that Miss Sophie couldn't get to the Swans, I understand that they can be quite vicious, even towards a dog!
In any event, I do hope Miss Sophie does well at the boarding kennel and that your New Year improves tremendously!!

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