Thursday, 23 January 2014

Bellowing Bunty and her Bastard Birds

The Bastards ( right) facing off the field geese

" Preloved" is a website that allows you to advertise livestock for sale. Although I am wary of attracting unsuitable animal owners for animals I need to rehome, I have found the site useful as long as any prospective owners are vetted properly.
Yesterday I advertised " The Bastards" on preloved, and this morning the phone has been tinkling away with people interested in buying them.
One energetic sounding woman called and said she was passing through the village this morning . she asked if she could come and view the geese with a view of perhaps picking them up later today if they were suitable.
The woman proved to be a new smallholder from the village of Llansannan. She had a big booming voice, the forearms of a docker, a ready smile  and incredibly muddy boots. She also told  me her of her rather checkered  life story with her policewoman girlfriend of two years within just five minutes of our meeting.
She was hugely entertaining as people who share their life stories on your first meeting always are.
I found out later that her name was Bunty

Bunty was so loud, even Winifred, who can face off any newcomer, had to hide on the staircase until she had left
Oh daddy..take the shouty lady away
The woman had limited experience of looking after geese, but had obviously researched the subject well, so I was happy to let her  see the bastards to see if she liked them. Luckily for me, she did, but I was sure I informed her that they were a bit of a handful.
" so am I " she answered with a smile....." Oh......So am I "
And I believed her
She looked like she could hold her own in a pub fight

52 comments:

  1. Winifred's 'reaction' is the funniest thing I've heard all week..... :-)

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  2. I am always surprised at how fast people open up, and how fast it lets my defences down. She sounds strong enough to handle the birds.

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  3. Sounds like an even match to me. Glad they have found a suitable home. I bet the others will breathe a sigh of relief now.

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  4. Maybe they're well suited!

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  5. Poor Winnifred..she looks quite taken aback. Glad you found someone suitable for those nasty geese.

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  6. Sounds as though The Bastards have met their match and she will be able to handle them with aplomb!

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    1. With an iron fist by the look of it

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  7. Wow! I'm so pleased to know there are lesbians in Wales!!! But, obviously Winifred is not one of them.

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    1. There is even a couple in the village! They get everywhere

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  8. Bye, bye, Bastards. Now you have room for some new animals/birds that someone will give you.

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  9. A match made in heaven!
    Jane x

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  10. Oh dear God please tell me she will become a regular around here LOL

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  11. Did she end up taking them? She sounds like she could handle them haha

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  12. Winifred shrunk!

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  13. It's kind of like 'The Vicar of Dibly' at yours!

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  14. Oh dear poor Winifred ~ she's not a happy girl is she?

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  15. it sounds like she is just what the bastards need! a perfect pairing!

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  16. She sounds like someone I would like!

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  17. Did you ask her which one in her household "plays the husband?"

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    1. omg, I nearly spit coffee on my computer screen, I laughed so hard!

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    2. Well, Carol, I couldn't resist it! Glad you chortled.

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    3. Naughty naughty

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    4. Splutter.........!!!

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  18. So many characters feature in your life. Do you find them or do they find you! x

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  19. John, it sounds as if "The Bastards" will be moving soon. All you've done is get them ready for their next bit of training, which sounds as if it's just what they need.

    I hope we can hear more about 'the shouty lady'.

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  20. What a wonderful experience! I love meeting new and interesting characters.

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  21. I was wondering if someone would be so bold...silly me! Thanks for the big laugh Raybeard. Sorry John but you just set yourself up soooo easily. Glad you will be bastard free soon.

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    1. I think I will name my next bulldog Bunty
      It kind of suits thebreed

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    2. Shit I never thought of that, it is perfect.

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  22. THE BELLOWING LESBIAN HAS JUST LEFT BWTHYN Y LLAN WITH TWO BELLOWING GEESE IN THE BACK OF HER VAN!
    Her name was
    And wait for it this
    BUNTY!
    Priceless

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    1. Bunty and the Bastards--sounds like a music group

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  23. Bellowing Bunty and her Bastard Birds!!!

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    1. Simone...priceless...I am going to change my blog title accordingly x

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  24. All you write just has to be true, no one could make this up!

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    1. Same with yours thomas..........x

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  25. Haha, they sound like a match made in Heaven! And lucky she bought them before I did, or I'd be having goose for supper for the next couple weeks.....
    ^_^
    ...just kidding. maybe

    xoxo!

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  26. Love the photo of Winifred, her expression says it all. Glad the geese are being re-homed and sounds like they are a perfect match.

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  27. Daughter partner is like Bunty, not the bellowing part but she looks up and researching everything. They were fostering a dog for a few weeks (short time mums) and she was the one who discovered the dog was deaf. She looked up what to do immediately and was able to pass on info to the placement.
    I think the geese have met their match. Bunty will march them into shape right away.
    I so enjoy your blog !

    cheers, parsnip

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  28. There's a somebody for everyone, I think :)

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  29. Marvellous story, love the picture of Winifred hiding behind the banisters.
    I do hope we hear of Bunty again !!

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    1. So do I
      I kind of warmed towards her

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  30. Oh poor Winifred! Maybe she thought she was being re-homed again. Love that picture. Thanks again for sharing a snippet of your life with us.
    Let me know when you rent out a room for a B &B and I've stop a couple of nights. (Just kidding - kinda)
    Ruth in California

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  31. poor Winifred she looks like she is on the naughty step

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  32. Winnie's playing it safe and I don't blame her. Saying that though, Bunty does sound a good sort and her and the two B's do sound made for each other.

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  33. Excellent blog post, John!

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  34. I hope she gives updates on a regular basis, sounds like a great gal!Jo

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    1. There was something insanely old fashioned about Bunty ( I suspect the name was one she or her girlfriend gave her)

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  35. Hahahahaha. Poor Winifred. :-)
    Glad you found the right person so quickly!

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  36. I do hope Bunty can keep up with The Bastards. And, please, keep us informed about Bunty, whenever she does anything.

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  37. Haha .... love the photo of Winifred :-)

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  38. 51 comments and I still get to say...lucky bastards! Maybe it's an Australian saying?!!

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