The Game’s Afoot!

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Wif Wordless Wednesday and Weekly Pet Challenge; a rather cute one of R and Peta (Peter-until-she-laid-an-egg) out of my archives, found while hunting pictures out for an album Younger Daughter is compiling:Weekly Pet Challenge Logo

R and Peta in May 2011

Conan Doyle always gets credited for ‘The game is afoot!’ from the Sherlock Holmes story ‘The Adventure of the Abbey Grange’ (the only place it ever appears in the books), but actually a certain Mr William Shakespeare was way ahead of him in Henry IV.


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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25 Responses to The Game’s Afoot!

  1. adeeyoyo says:

    Love your title, Col!


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  3. A really cute photo, Col. Your budgie looks just like my ‘Georgie Porgie’ from many eons ago. 🙂


  4. Sonel says:

    Awwwww, that is just so adorable! What a beautiful pic of the two cuties Col. 😀


  5. Kev says:

    That’s cute! 🙂


  6. Grannymar says:

    Foot hopping happiness!


  7. Aw, this is such a sweet photo, Col. Thank you for entry 🙂
    Please remember to add your link to the “Mister Linky” widget on my sidebar ❤


  8. bulldog says:

    Love the photo… specially the bird perched afoot…


  9. Sweet little girls and cute birds–how could you go wrong?

    And I love the line: “The game’s afoot, the door’s ajar…nothing is as it seems.” 😉


    • colonialist says:

      Sure-fire, to be sure!
      That is a classic line. The original Sherlock Holmes stories were certainly special – the deductions were cleverly thought out, and left one with a feeling that with a bit of perception everyone could become far more aware.


  10. suzicate says:

    What a precious picture of little friends.


  11. misswhiplash says:

    Good old Willie , he knew a thing or two.. Alas I knew him well..
    Sorta thing


  12. What a lovely picture, Col. Granny had a parakeet just like yours, they’re so cute 🙂 Pawkisses 🙂


  13. Colline says:

    Love this! That budgie is so tame.


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