Writing my blog, monitoring the radio and watching for those pesky sheep, i mean dolphins, can be thirsty work!
My humans keep talking about how important the marine eco-system is but little do they know that I’m cultivating my very own “Kila eco-system”. A variety of the Gairloch wildlife have decided to make me their home, not all of whom are welcome visitors I can tell you! I don’t mind the odd beetle, ant or even spider, it’s these darned ticks that I object to! Is their whole purpose in life just to eat me? What else do they possibly achieve? Except of course annoying and worrying my humans. They put this funny smelling stuff all over me and that’s supposed to keep them away but….doesn’t seem to be working if you ask me!
One thing I was looking forward to on my return to Gairloch was going back to our “temporary office”, such nice friendly people in there who fuss over me, feed me pork scratchings and carrots and I always got a nice walk and swim in the river on our way home! Times however are a changin’ and we no longer frequent this place, instead, for the first few weeks of being here the “office” became one of a few specific spots half way up the road from the house, where the humans would wave their lap-tops about in the air for a while, hit a few buttons and then came back to the house job-done! Not much of a walk for me but at least I still got out to stretch my legs.
Got a connection yet?
And if that wasn’t bad enough, they’ve now moved office again! This time to the bottom of the garden – something to do with picking up someone else’s wireless (I am of course assured that it’s all above board so my new friends, the local constabulary, need not worry) – and the humans are delighted by this lack of travel they have to do, I however am not so keen. Then again, they can’t get away from my sticks when they’re outside!!
Me on stick duty and humans on dolphin duty!
Today I had a bit of an adventure, we visited Gairloch Marine Wildlife Centre down in the harbour and I took the opportunity to have a bit of a look round their various displays. One exhibit was particularly appealing, there were lots of old bones and things around and I took a liking to one specific article and decided to investigate further. Apparently this was a bad move and I got quickly reprimanded – how was I to know this interesting smelly thing was something called “baleen” and not for chewing? There weren’t any signs to say don’t touch (as apparently that’s the point of the exhibit), and certainly none to say don’t eat!! You live and learn!