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Wrestling and Owls

To compensate for having walked Rosie in the woods, I took her to Stoke Climsland Fair - just her, not Brythen, because it was too hot for him. He's much less heatproof than Rosie.  She found it stressful to start with - we went and hung around on the fringes of the dog show, for practice.  She relaxed a bit after she had some of my Victoria Sponge though.    The fair was celebrating the 175th anniversary of their post office.

There was Cornish wrestling.  I've never seen Cornish Wrestling before, although I'd vaguely heard of it.It seems to involve a lot of stomping.  The guy with the mike was trying hard to get people to join in and try wrestling too, but most of the crowd were way too decorous for that.
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One of the stalls had owls.  I took a photo of this owl, because it struck me as pleasingly pointy.
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Then I realised that Rosie Roo was staring fixedly at the owl, and the owl was staring back.  This is the same owl, after thirty seconds or so of staring.  (We were at a safe distance and behind a fence)

Then I realised that the other owls were starting to join in the staring.  I had to drag Rosie away, fearing that all the owls would swell to an unsustainable size.

All the people, dogs, owls etc left Rosie Roo much more exhausted than a mere few hours squirrelhunting.  She could barely keep her eyes open this evening.

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huinare
15th Jun, 2014 02:48 (UTC)
o,o

o , o

o , o



=D

bunn
15th Jun, 2014 07:46 (UTC)
Yup, exactly! (I had never realised how much a comma looks like a beak before!)
ladyofastolat
15th Jun, 2014 07:03 (UTC)
They're not owls, they're flowers. Tell yourself that, and everything will be okay. They're flowers. Flowers.
bunn
15th Jun, 2014 07:45 (UTC)
Eeek!
wellinghall
15th Jun, 2014 09:14 (UTC)
A few years ago, we treated ourselves to a bird of prey handling day at Shuttleworth. We were being introduced to an eagle owl, and told how they will suddenly grow when they see a dog - when it suddenly grew, seeming to double in size. We looked round, and there was a black lab.
timetiger
15th Jun, 2014 14:40 (UTC)
If one can't actually shape-shift, I suppose swelling up like that's the next best thing.

Funny people, owls.
chainmailmaiden
16th Jun, 2014 16:22 (UTC)
I wonder if Cornish Wrestling is similar to Cumberland Wrestling? That's fun to watch :-) They wear Long Johns for that, but then it is generally colder up north :-D

Love the change in size of the owl, that's impressive!
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