Friday, 4 May 2012

Ta Muchly


Thank you all for your best wishes, here on the blog and in person

It's lovely to think that a flatulent, toothless, frequently lascivious and always affectionate old bulldog with pendulous breasts and a mouth the size of a gin trap could illicit so much good will from so many people from the four corners of this very small world
I miss her dreadfully

Normal service will resume as soon as possible
I don't feel too robust today


45 comments:

  1. I have a lot in common with Mabel!Hope you have a peaceful Bank Holiday weekend, my friend.

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  2. I was about to say the same thing . . . Lots in common with Mabel, bless her soul.

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  3. Thinking of you and Chris, and your fur and feathered friends.

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  4. you shared a living creature with us John...your words made us part of her life and your loss!

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  5. You gave her a loving home. She was a very lucky girl to have you care for her. I think so many people care because you give and care so much and we care about you.

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  6. It's not you who elicited the goodwill, so much as Mabel. (I don't think your breasts look at all pendulous, btw.)

    Still, you're a sweet ol' bulldog too, so how can we help but grow fond of you?

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  7. Can't say it any better than Theanne.

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  8. flatulent, toothless, frequently lascivious and always affectionate old bulldog with pendulous breasts and a mouth the size of a gin trap

    well, that just about sums me up XX

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  9. Large G&T and a cuddle with the furry family ...that's what you need.
    Jane x

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  10. I have fed all you ladies the best of lines
    jane ( large pinot and three dogs and a cat all crammed onto my arm chair)
    it helps
    xx

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  11. There you go, describing me in public again. No wonder I felt a connection to Mabel.
    Gentle thoughts your way John.

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  12. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Thought you'd need 'em

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  13. I was musing on that very thing yesterday - people all around the world, united in mourning the loss of a bulldog in Wales. It is a very small world.

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  14. I have been searching for an epitaph for a few others in the world of memorial masonry which I am sometimes forced to inhabit, and you - dear John - have provided a perfect one for many of my esteemed clients. A fitting tribute to Mabel indeed.

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  15. We'll all be here waiting for you to return, no worries about us, take care of you and the rest of your family, 2 legged, 4 legged, and winged.

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  16. How could we NOT love your Mabel?
    She was one in a million and she came alive for us, because of you.

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  17. So sorry for your loss. Time heals. I've lost two canine companions in the last decade and it never get's easier.

    Remember the good times. We still laugh at various "pippinism" that our last Elkie had.

    Mabel will live for ever in your hearts.

    We scattered their ashes in their favourite places. I like to think of them roaming free in the Rockies.

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  18. Albert must have sensed that you were sad and decided to bring you a present to cheer you up. I know it's going to be a tough for a while. It always is.

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  19. A gift for your sorrow...the dogs are grieving, too.

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  20. I feel your pain {hugs}
    ~Jo

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  21. I don't even want to imagine what this feels like, although I know it's just a matter of time before I experience it myself. Don't forget to take care of yourself. And enjoy your dead mole.

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  22. Take care of yourself. Gently, with as much love as you did for Mabel.

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  23. I missed reading your blog yesterday - learned that Iowa had the highest pollen count in the US and I've been coughing and sneezing for 3 days. I wish Mabel were still with us - I would gladly wipe her nose after a healthy sneeze. I'm so very sorry for your losing her, especially as it was obvious you put so much of yourself into caring for her. A cuddle with your fur friends is the best medicine. Hugs,
    Nancy in Iowa

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  24. We were having a First Friday celebration tonight in our local town. Part of the celebration is that people bring their dogs to town. There is also the local animal rescue squad there in attendance. Among all those dogs was a bulldog and I immediately thought of you. I stopped and gave her a few pats, and told the owner what a good dog she was. Because of your blog on Mabel, I will now have a very soft spot in my heart for a bulldog. I

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  25. The miracle of the blogosphere is that it allows us to care about the lives of people on the other side of the world. You made us care about you, and about your critters. Your pain in the loss of Mabel is our loss.

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  26. Mabel, Mabel,
    None so able,
    To make a grown man cry.

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  27. Mabel was the physical incarnation of my own inner image. I didn't know her at all except in cyber-space, but I miss her too!

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  28. Understandable, have a lovely relaxing weekend.
    Briony
    x

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  29. Its lovely to see so many people care so much. My thoughts are with you all.

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  30. So sorry about Mabel John. You loved her and gave her the best life she could have. Thinking of you

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  31. Thanks for sharing Mabel while she was with you. Hope you have a peaceful weekend with your other furries and Chris.

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  32. John, I was thinking about you this morning and hoping you are OK. Losing 2 dogs so closely is awful. I lost my two quite close together and one to the same thing that took Mabel. He had a weird kicking/flick of his hind leg and the edematous leg. It really knocks the wind from your sails.

    Your tales of your animals unite people in a sometimes harsh world. They can pop over for a little adventure and humour and share in the country life in Wales a wee bit. And I think this line was the best one EVER.

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  33. More hugs your way, John. (I was a bit confused though by the physical description; I assume you were describing Mabel and not yourself?)

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  34. John, with Mabel's passing so unexpected, did not make it any easier on you. I still mourn my German Shepherd, who I had for over 13 years, and he has been gone now for over 10 years. They do hold onto our Heart Strings with many good memories. xxx from "Just Me" & the "Checkerboard Aussies"

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  35. yup...me too..I've enjoyed hearing about all your life events. The good the bad and the unexpected. Your biography book needs published..you'ld be a millionaire. I am always drawn to your writing, good, sad or just plain hilarious. I share my strength with you on your loss. Its the hardest part of life. Take care.

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  36. I can imagine quite accurately how you are feeling, John,
    my Molly passed away last week and I am very sad without her.
    Marie

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  37. Thinking of you this bright and sunny AZ morning. I've donated a small gift in Mabel's name to a local pet shelter. I so admire your courage and kindness with animals. As I've thought about Mabel's journey with you I can't help but smile. I hope those memories help ease your sorrow too

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  38. What a wonderful idea,"The Dayz of Whine and Roses" had! By donating to a shelter or rescue, in memory of Mable, her passing will help other dogs live!

    I know that doesn't make it hurt any less. As you and I both know ~ nothing does. Only time. Treasure every sloppy, gross, disgusting, embarrassing, maddening, frustrating, frightening, sad, happy and loving memory you have! Her spirit will live on...

    (((HUGS)))

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  39. HERO here. Mom told us about your Mable. She sounds like a real character. We're all so sorry to hear that she died. Don't worry ~ us dogs aren't sad when we die! We're all happy because we get to go to the Rainbow bridge and run and play and not have any pain or trouble at all. And we look forward to the day that we will be reunited with those who loved us and cared for us in this life.

    Big, sloppy, dog kisses,

    The Pal you probably didn't even know that you have ~

    HERO http://caninecomments.blogspot.com

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  40. Aw, John.

    I'm so fucking sorry for your loss :(

    Thinking of you xx

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  41. And you shouldn't feel up for anything, John. Go with what you're feeling and see you soon.

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  42. So very sorry for the loss of Mabel. Hugs from Wisconsin to both of you and just be kind to yourself during this time of grief.

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