Hector woke me up at 3 am this morning. If he has to go, he has to go so up I went and all dogs followed me down. Guess if I got surprised when none except Sune went out to do his business, the other just stood and stared at me and waited for the treat they all get when Sune does what he’s supposed to do outside the cottage 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’ve given them a treat as well so no jealousy should grow among them. I think I have to stop doing that from now on 🙂 🙂 🙂 I opened the door again after they had eaten and then Hector just disappeared! He returned after twenty minutes and realized that he had done something stupid when he saw my face 🙂 🙂 🙂
The Moose flies (I think You call them deer flies) have arrived and I just hare them! They rarely bite anything else than a moose but if they do it hurts like h… Their legs and feet are constructed in a way that makes it almost impossible to brush them off the clothes or the hair and one can hit them hard and they just laugh in our faces. It is an interesting fly though because as soon as they land on a moose they drop their wings and live very much like tics. Thankfully they can’t survive on human blood 🙂 🙂 🙂 Three landed on my head yesterday and two tried to walk inside my ears!!!! I managed to get them out before they got too deep 🙂
A new kind of fly has moved to us from the north-east and it too uses moose in a nasty way. They look very much like a small short-haired bumblebee and hovers in front of a moose, in front of its eyes. Then suddenly it squirts it larva’s straight in to the eye of the poor moose. The larva’s have some kind of hooks that they use to be able to stay there until it’s time to get to the next stage in their lives. It has happened that they have done this on humans too and those that have experienced this says it’s very painful. The only way to get rid of them is by going to the doctor. It is when I read things like that I’m glad I have glasses 🙂 🙂 🙂
It is very quiet in the cottage at the moment. My cats are outside hunting things and my dogs are asleep. The only sounds that can be heard is me writing, the computers fan and the fire in the stove. It’s kind of nice and very unusual 🙂 My peppers are growing by my kitchen window and are now as big as normal peppers are when ripe but these will become at least three times as long before I’ll use them but at least I will get some peppers. I have brought in some tomatoes and placed them in another window heading south but I doubt they’ll become red anyway.