Nosy Neighbours

There’s nothing like spending a Sunday morning spying on the neighbours.

Of course, they’re mostly interested in the four legged and winged ones.

I hope your Sunday will be slightly more interesting.


  1. #1 by Going Batty in Wales on May 19, 2019 - 12:40

    I love it! My dogs and cats like windows too.

    • #2 by tialys on May 20, 2019 - 13:45

      There’s a bird table on the balcony outside the window – I call it Cat T.V.

  2. #3 by Dartmoor Yarns on May 19, 2019 - 13:19

    I wonder who they learnt this from? πŸ˜‰

    • #4 by tialys on May 20, 2019 - 13:44

      Not me – I prefer the top floor where I have the equivalent of a ‘net’ up at the window.

      • #5 by Dartmoor Yarns on May 20, 2019 - 23:50

        Do you have binoculars too?

      • #6 by tialys on May 21, 2019 - 09:06

        I’ve got this in my mind now. Do you remember it?

  3. #7 by katechiconi on May 19, 2019 - 14:45

    One occasion when net curtains would be for the protection of the neighbours instead! Bless the pair of fluffs, companionably gossiping about the goings on out there…

    • #8 by tialys on May 20, 2019 - 10:44

      You wonder what goes on in their heads sometimes don’t you – probably not a lot, truth be told.

  4. #9 by kathyreeves on May 19, 2019 - 16:12

    πŸ˜† Max does this too, but he always barks at the golfers like hey are burglars trying to break in, so we usually block the Windows. He seems to be able to hear the black kitty when she crosses the border into his kingdom, and then dashes to the window and would jump through it if he could!

    • #10 by tialys on May 20, 2019 - 10:43

      Well, this is one of Flo’s ‘quiet watches’ from the windowsill. Our living areas are on the first floor and, if she hears anything outside she flings herself, barking like a dog possessed, against the balcony doors which are half glazed and I always worry she’ll go through them one of these days. It’s terrible in hunting season when the hunters walk past with their dogs who all have bells on and sometimes get left behind and wander around, ringing as they go, all night long.

      • #11 by kathyreeves on May 20, 2019 - 13:27

        Oh my, that would be a trial! The house next to us is a rental, and each time we get new neighbor’s there is a period of adjustment. Between the new neighbors and the bad weather, Max is a grump!

      • #12 by tialys on May 20, 2019 - 13:42

        It’s a good job we love ’em.

  5. #13 by claire93 on May 19, 2019 - 17:03

    our cats like to look out the window, but I’ve never seen a dog sit so patiently.
    What on earth has caught their interest?

    • #14 by tialys on May 20, 2019 - 10:39

      We seem to have become the repository for strays and semi-feral cats up here so there’s always at least one wandering around. As we have five of our own though, I can’t really see the fascination myself.

      • #15 by claire93 on May 20, 2019 - 12:18

        ah so the semi-feral sit outside and look in?

      • #16 by tialys on May 20, 2019 - 12:24

        Well, they can get in to my neighbour’s barn and he feeds them when he’s here, otherwise me and another neighbour put food and water down for them. Two of my five cats are offspring of one of the semi-ferals so I feel I’m doing my bit. 😸😽😺😾😺

  6. #17 by thecontentedcrafter on May 19, 2019 - 20:19

    You gotta keep a watch out……….

    • #18 by tialys on May 20, 2019 - 10:33

      It’s true. You never know what those feral felines are doing out there.

  7. #19 by Nanette on May 19, 2019 - 22:13

    Now if it was Garden in the Nude Day I could understand……….

    • #20 by Wild Daffodil on May 19, 2019 - 22:57


    • #21 by tialys on May 20, 2019 - 10:33

      Yes, that’s the third Wednesday in every month. I usually make sure I’m out. πŸ˜‰

      • #22 by Nanette on May 20, 2019 - 13:48

        Out and proud?

      • #23 by tialys on May 20, 2019 - 14:13

        Out somewhere else.

  8. #24 by CurlsnSkirls on May 20, 2019 - 00:04

    Such a precious pair. Do they each go nuts when spying their quarry?

    • #25 by tialys on May 20, 2019 - 10:32

      Well, the dog does plus I have another cat who ‘clicks’ when a bird lands on the bird table on the balcony which is just the other side of that window.

      • #26 by CurlsnSkirls on May 20, 2019 - 20:02

        Just the other side of the glass? Aren’t the birds ruffled?! I had a cat who went crazy over squirrels… 🐿🐿

      • #27 by tialys on May 22, 2019 - 08:55

        The birds seem to realise, after a while, that they can’t get to them – at least I assume so as there’s no sign of them stopping coming to feed even now it’s late Spring.

      • #28 by CurlsnSkirls on May 22, 2019 - 14:35

        Ah! Clever birds to discover and remember. Thank you for providing such enjoyable treats.

  9. #29 by nanacathy2 on May 20, 2019 - 16:09

    Oh bless them, hope all they did was watch though.

    • #30 by tialys on May 22, 2019 - 08:56

      The cats aren’t allowed on the balcony at bird feeding times of year – which actually seems to have expanded so that it’s almost all year long now. The dogs aren’t allowed either because they eat all the seeds πŸ™„

  10. #31 by jendavismiller on May 20, 2019 - 22:08

    Oh aren’t they sweet? They look perfectly innocent and certainly never have an impure thought cross their minds. (My silly doodle watches to make sure my next door neighbor safely exits her driveway.)

    • #32 by tialys on May 22, 2019 - 08:57

      Bless – how are you getting on with your lovely doodle?

      • #33 by jendavismiller on June 4, 2019 - 04:10

        Oh he’s lovely indeed! I need to resuscitate my neglected blog so I can publish a photo (or 40) for you. He’s massive now.

      • #34 by tialys on June 4, 2019 - 20:08

        There’s an incentive for you!

      • #35 by jendavismiller on June 9, 2019 - 01:51

        Indeed. Starting on a post right now… πŸ˜‰

  11. #36 by Laurie Graves on May 21, 2019 - 15:31

    What a sweet picture!

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