I spent all last week looking after my Mummy because my Daddy had to go away for work. It wasn’t easy, she’s very badly behaved. She kept trying to have vegetables for dinner instead of chocolate and pizza and everyone knows that vegetables are bad for you. Whereas pizza with meat toppings is a great source of calcium and protein. I try to ignore the tomato sauce bit…
So after all my work trying to keep an eye on Mummy I deserved a reward. She brought me to the shop to pick out something and I got this 🙂
It’s my very own bucket set complete with shovels, a rake and a sifter tool. It also had some lollipops included to keep my sugar levels up while playing with my new toys. There are so many things that I can do with my new bucket, here are some of my ideas.
1. Digging holes.
It’s basic but it’s also one of the best. I can dig holes anywhere. I started by digging little practice holes around my Mummy’s desk to see what depth trip holes needed to be. It turns out that about one inch will do. Unfortunately, my Mummy is now having trouble carrying me around because she hurt her arm when she tripped…
2. Digging trenches and tunnels.
These are useful for getting around without being seen. I had great fun digging practice tunnels until a worm landed on my face. My new plan for digging the actual tunnel into the bank vaults is to get Monkey, Rascal and Biggles to do it. I knew I had minions for a reason 🙂
3. Treasure hunting and gold prospecting.
I’ve worked out what the sieve is for. Treasure! I just need to find a stream to sieve for gold in. In the meantime, I’m copying one of my favourite shows, Time Team, and I’m digging about it the mud and then using my sieve to check for treasure. So far I found more worms, some stones and a 5 cent coin! It works!
4. Hiding traps.
I’ve found a use for the rake now. The squirrels in our back garden are getting out of hand, stealing all the food I’ve been leaving out for the robin I’m trying to train (I got that idea from Snow). So I’ve been digging squirrel traps and then raking leaves over them so the squirrels don’t see them. Once I have them trapped I can explain to them what they’re doing wrong and they’ll join my army happily.
5, Carrying things.
The bucket is very useful for that, I’ve been using it to carry about all the coins that get lost about the house. They get lost in strange places, the floor, the couch, Mummy’s purse, Daddy’s pockets. If it wasn’t for me I don’t know what would become of all the lovely coins.
So far those are my main uses for my bucket set, I’m sure I’ll find more soon though 😀