Thursday, 26 April 2012

Good News


before you ask No it's NOT Mabel
Last night,in the hospital I looked after a person who strangely enough had a remarkable likeness to Mabel. 
This just HAS to be an example of Kismet...or probably it is just a case of bulldog obsession
Whatever it was!
 at least I didn't have to syringe water into my patient's mouth every hour and literally carry them outside for a pee twice a shift.
Mabel , I am now sure, has turned the corner.
When I got home this morning she got up off her couch and ambled up for her usual "first fuss of the day"
Sure she was slower than usual
and sure, her breathing was still a little bit raspy
But the twinkle was back in her eye
and after six large gobfuls of roast chicken, the kitchen was filled with the musical normality of bulldog farts once again.

There was even more good news to celebrate here at Bwthyn-y-llan after I got home.
Sorrel, the heavy footed Buff has made it through the night without pancaking her last remaining chick into the floor of her run like a child fashioning pies out of plasticine! Mother and baby seem to be doing well.
The chick is my first baby of 2012
Bet it's a f*cking cockerel!......

51 comments:

  1. glad the chick survived even if it IS a cockerel that shoved its siblings under its mother's feet in a cuckoo-esque show of sororicide!
    Three cheers for Mabel!

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  2. You and Mabel have been going through such a difficult time and we were all so worried for you both. How wonderful that she is on the mend now. Your good care got her through.

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  3. Nah, bet it's a hen.

    Don't go confusing your patients John, very risky. Did you get enough zzz's?

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  4. I know what you mean, there ARE some people who look like Mabel (Margaret Rutherford was in that direction)but then we are supposed to grow to look like our dogs. I haven't noticed my jaw squaring off though.

    Glad Mabel is perking up.

    You could always put the cockerel out to stud. :)

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  5. Well done Mabel, the return of flatulence is a sure sign of improved health.
    Glad Sorrel has got the hang of motherhood.

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  6. Much needed good news at the start of my day--But I'm still sending good vibes in your direction, but keeping a few to myself! Enjoy your day John!

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  7. Bravo Mabel. Get up and walk.

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  8. Wonderful news about Mabel and about the survival of the chick. Was it here or elsewhere that I read about a dog which 'could fart for England'?

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  9. Good news about Mabel - knew that kiss yesterday was a sign of recovery. I expect it will be a cockerel - if it is don't give it a name - just rear it for the pot.

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  10. What other kind of cockerels are there?

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  11. Yea for Mabel~ and I bet your right, its a roo...LOL

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  12. Whoopwhoop for Mabel ! and here's to it NOT be another *f**king cockeral ! LOL

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  13. Great news about Mabel - never have Bulldog farts made such welcome reading.x

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  14. Good for Mabel...I'm so glad she's on the mend. You must be so relieved. Also glad one of "big foots" chicks managed to survive.

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  15. Hello John!

    It's good to hear that Mabel is on the mend.

    I'd say you have a 50/50 chance of it being a hen as well. Your luck is not all that bad.

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  16. Yay, Mabel! What a relief. That chick looks like it's saying, "Hey, Mom, little guy down here, on your left."

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  17. I'm doing my happy dance. Yes, when she rallied and gave you a kiss I was very encouraged. Mercy, I've been concerned.

    You both need to cuddle up for a long nap this afternoon. John, you're the best. Hugs to you both!

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  18. I'm doing my happy dance. Yes, when she rallied and gave you a kiss I was very encouraged. Mercy, I've been concerned.

    You both need to cuddle up for a long nap this afternoon. John, you're the best. Hugs to you both!

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  19. Hurrah on both fronts. Mabel is so unladylike with her farts...

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  20. YAY! Go Mabel! Sweet little fluffy chook - get it a crash helmet!

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  21. Ha ha--sounds like you have turned a corner along with Mabel. Hope you're having a pleasant afternoon.

    That chick has such a worshipful regard for its mother. "Thanks so much for sparing my life, o giant-footed one!"

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  22. The news of sipping margaritas by the pool fixed her right up! Sooo glad she's better.
    Check out the look on that chicks face. Defiant? Threatening? Look out John. If it's a cockerel you better batten your OWN hatches! This one has an attitude. Henery Hawk?

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  23. YAY for Mabel and baby chick!!

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  24. I bet dog farts never sounded so beautiful.
    Jane x

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  25. Go Mabel! Go Mabel!

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  26. Of course, that photo is not of Mabel! Our Mabel isn't so white around the eyes...

    Glad to hear she's turned a corner, John. Does this mean that she and Albert will have farting contests?

    As for the chick, time will tell what s/he is. For now, surviving is good. And s/he will either grow up to lay some eggs or be supper.

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  27. Today is a good day, then! A healthy Mabel and a new baby chick. Good for you!

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  29. Well done Mabel, she's making headway !
    Sweet chick, I hope he gets out of that small box before too much longer.
    ~Jo

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  30. I'm so happy to know that Mabel, thanks to the loving care of her private nurse, is on the mend! That has to be such a huge burden lifted off your shoulders.

    Won't you be embarrassed when that chick turns out to be a pullet? Perhaps her mama was trying to help you out by eliminating the 'extra males' in the coop...

    Now THAT would be a desirable trait in a chicken!

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  31. Yeah for Mabel, Yeah for the non-pancaked chick and yeah for another beautiful day in the neighborhood.
    Some days I'm really quite simple.

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  32. Good news all round.

    I love it when a plan comes together.

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  33. Good news all round.

    I love it when a plan comes together.

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  34. Good news all round.

    I love it when a plan comes together.

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  35. Good news all round.

    I love it when a plan comes together.

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  36. Good news all round.

    I love it when a plan comes together.

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  37. So if I'm farting copiously, is that a sign that I'm in the peak of health? Or just that I'm an anti-social git?

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  38. Great to hear! (Well, glad I can't "hear" some things, i.d. bulldog farts) but it sounds like the corner has been turned, knock on wood, and things are returning to normal, or at least what will pass for normal around there.

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  39. Good news indeed. Keep up the good work, Mabel.

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  40. Great news about Mabel, John. I'm so pleased she's on the mend again.

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  41. Glad to hear that the bulldog farts are back again. ;o)
    Yay for the chick surviving.

    Have a good evening and a wonderful Friday, John!

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  42. I love a good news day! Hooray!

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  43. Marvelous, Mabel!
    Courageous chick!

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  44. Great news. Mabel certainly has had lots of good will seeping into her being from around the world.
    And bless your first-born, cockerel or not :-)

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  45. Cock-a-Doodle-Do!

    Lana

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  46. What's wrong with a cockerel?

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  47. keeping Mabel in my prayers, till you say she's a 100 percent! Dear mother hen please do not pancake your last remaining chick even if it is a rooster!!!

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  48. So pleased that Mabel is on the mend. Can only imagine what your patient that looked like Mabel had a face like! Frightening.

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  49. Great n ews about Mabel! And at least there is one chick left.
    Connie

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  50. So happy to hear that Mabel is starting to feel better!

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