Now,a week after opening his restaurant he noticed that there's a take out just around the corner..FAST FOOD...goodness!
And how did he find out..let me tell you..
We have a new visitor in the garden..he comes and goes as he pleases..without warning.
His name...unknown...he didn't want to tell us..so we called him Figaro..this because of his midnight concerts..which keep everybody awake for ours. It wouldn't be so bad when it would sound nice, but..heavens to betsy..it sounds more than terrible.
The woodland inhabitants are now sleeping with earplugs..
The Dutches told us this noisy creature is a drifter..a midnight wanderer..a rolling stone searching for a home..well,we are not so sure about that..
Because the Dutchess always wants to take care of lost souls she started to feed this midnight creature...cat food..yes..you guessed right..ITS a cat..big and fat..we were thinking he doesn't need all that extra food..he is doing fine..but,our Dutches said,when I feed him he will keep away from the mice and birdies...good thinking!!
So...Figaro comes and Figaro goes...Figao here..Figaro there...eating, purring and singing..
Now,..listen to this..yesterday,our Dutchess was sitting in the garden..the time..close to midnight!...The garden was looking ever so lovely in moonlight. Everything was quiet and peaceful.
Then, suddenly the Dutchess heard something rustle in the underground..she sat very still..holding her breath....what would come out from under the leaves..
AHA...it was Sir Horatio Hog...and he was in a hurry...he ran across the lawn not knowing that he was being watched.'O my', whispered the dutches..I believe Sir H has gained some weight lately..but look at him go..what would be the reason of this midnight run...She then decided to follow..
And this is what she saw...
Sir H..eating a midnight snack..cat food..really, Sir H, what were you thinking..this can't be good for your health!
Quickly the Dutchess grabbed her camera and made a picture..
Sir Hog didn't even notice,he was to busy eating.
The next day...a glorious summer morning...our Dutchess was having breakfast on the terrace..the magpie family dropped in..They are always very loud and always in argument over silly stuff..they never seem to agree on anything..
The Dutches looked up from her morning coffee and just at the very moment when she wanted to say hello to mommy and daddy Magpie to tell them there baby's were getting big...she saw daddy magpie take a dive in the cat food bowl...he grabbed some fast food to go, and took it to his family..to feed his kids and wife..really, Mr Magpie ,cat food ,this can not be very healthy!
At that point Figaro walked into the garden..only to find his bowl..empty.
Under very loud protest and looking extremely annoyed he walked over to the Dutchess...
-I know, I know..shushed our Dutches..I know..I will get you some food in a jiffy ,just you wait here..and off she went..
Figaro sat there waiting..The magpie family on top of the roof sat there waiting..Sit Hog ,hiding under the ivy sat there waiting..O my goodness..they are all addicted to fast food...
So ,when Gustave heard all this he was grumpy very very grumpy...