Well now, I’ve been having quite a busy time of it since I last spoke to you all so best I crack on and update you folks on life up here in the far north of this glorious country!! (I would say that as I’m Scottish, well ok I’m part German but that’s just my ancestors…!)
Last week saw my humans having an apparently exceedingly exciting encounter with some killer whales, sorry, I mean orca … (or so I gathered as I was all but ignored for a few hours ?) … and as it turns out one of the individuals that they were so obsessed with during my ball-playing time is otherwise known as “John Coe” – personally I thought he played football for Arsenal, I’m guessing not! “John Coe” turns out to be an orca who has become infamous around these parts, being sighted regularly over the past 16 years around the West Coast of Scotland. Seems he’s a bit of a traveller (like myself) as he’s also been sighted off County Donegal in Ireland and as far north as the Western Isles. He has been an adult male since first being sighted making him at least 35 years old … that’s emm … WOW … 245 in dog years … no way, must be different for these orca chaps!!!
You may have heard in a previous blog that the Canadian Navy came to town to seek out my humans – actually I believe they came to seek out me but I was otherwise engaged at the time so I never got to see them! Possibly just as well as they “claimed” they were going to bring me a ham bone … idle words eh?
I must say, I’ve also been getting a wee bit confused with this “television” thing as although my human Sarah is sitting right behind me on the couch, recently she’s been appearing on the “box” at the same time!! How does she do that? BBC1 one day, STV the next … I have been advised that it’s similar to the taking of photographs and soon all will be revealed when I myself am a TV Star when I appear with my new friend Ruben on his TV programme “Great Escapes” – do you think he’s talking about the sheep that got away?!
Now I couldn’t sign off without first giving you an update on the weather, could I? My humans haven’t been too enamoured with it, as apparently it’s too rough to watch. I however have no such issues of my own and my survey work is going very well thanks … I may even write a paper “The behaviour of Gairloch sheep” – what do you think? Best get penning…….more soon…..!!
Oh and so much for my humans saying the Navy had moved on into the Moray Firth … I’ve just spotted a warship on the horizon, WOOF … maybe it’s the Americans lost again!!