Monday, 17 February 2014

Bitch Peace




This is an exceedingly rare photograph
Meg, the old Welsh terrier has never taken to any other bitch 
She has spent the better part of nine years, posturing and snapping at any female.
She has initiated numerous fights
She has bitten through a succession of leads when transferring aggression 
And she has spent many a stress-filled evening making sure she remains top bitch in the eyes of alpha male me.
That is until today.
Today she sought out and curled up with the benign Winifred on the hearth rug
And stayed there, with her skinny little face resting on Winnie's fat biceps 
For an hour or two.
It's not huge news in the great scheme of things
But
It certainly made my day


52 comments:

  1. Another ringing endorsement for the sweet Winnie.

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  2. Made my day too, John.

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  3. That is VERY sweet. x

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  4. What a beautiful, peaceful sight. God bless them.

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  5. A sublime lesson for all of us.

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  6. Great photograph, John. We have an old flat iron like yours. Does your stove have a back boiler? I reckon you would run a few radiators off that. Sun shining today for a change.

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    1. Yes it runs the radiators AND heats the water

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  7. This may be the answere to World Peace, a hearth rug before a hot fire.

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  8. Dear sweet Winnie, that just made my day.

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  9. everyone loves winnie!

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  10. Awwwww, it's true love. There's no other explanation. She was searching for her Winifred all those years...

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  11. Bless em! How could she resist Winnie's charms? On a day like today it looks like a good place to be x

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  12. Awwwww, a cuddle and a nap in front of a fire, well done Meg for finding your tolerant streak and well done Winnie for allowing her to, lessons for us all.

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  13. Aw look at them. Meg and her coat! They both need collars with diamonds now.

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  14. awwwwwwwwww sometimes you just need someone to snuggle with. And this was the day.

    cheers, parsnip

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  15. I think that new is HUGE! I know exactly this situation you are talking about having had Jack Russell terriers for over 30 years. Don't you just love it when peace reigns in the household????

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  16. Maybe Meg was just cold?
    *slaps self for even thinking that*

    It's an Awwww moment, no matter why.

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    1. Damn. I scrolled all the way down here to say, "Maybe she was just cold."

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    2. Perhaps you are right suiz
      I never thought of that bit of pragmatism

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    3. jenny_o beat me to it, though.

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  17. Great you captured this in a photo. With this as example can world peace be far behind? Ha!

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  18. I wonder what happened to make Meg snuggle up like that ? Let's hope that they are now firm friends.
    ……. and John, I have to say that, your carpets look very fresh and shiny bright. You're pretty good at the old carpet cleaning aren't you ?!! XXXX

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  19. If i were a dog then I would like to cuddle up to winifred - all that bulk spells comfort. Come to think of it, I am not a dog (nor a bitch for that matter) but I would still like to cuddle up to winifred.

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  20. That's just lovely, John (I mean the idea of you as an Alpha-Male).

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    1. I can be butch you bitch!

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    2. Did you hear Evan Davies on R4 Today, today, talking about Barbie Dolls with Anne Leslie? Classic. Him: : "I like pink". Her: "Well you would, wouldn't you?" Naughtie: "Steady on, Anne Leslie..."

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    3. No I missed it
      I would have enjoyed that though!

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  21. Ena Sharples and Minnie Caldwell?

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  22. Long may that friendship endure. Wonderful.

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  23. That is a wonderful story, John. Congratulations. Have a great week!

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  24. Ah bless her..she's caught a friend.
    Jane x

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  25. That's so adorable I can hardly stand it.

    Love,
    Janie

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  26. :) friends sometimes dont come easy; but it looks like winnie has a friend...

    xo

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  27. made my day too...friends at last

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  28. Perhaps she's mellowing with old age or that spot was just too cozy to ignore.
    Susan

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  29. This is beautiful....but who wouldn't love Winnie? So happy for the girls.

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  30. Aww a lovely picture, a bit of heat from the log burner makes for a peaceful evening here too :-)

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  31. Awww how sweet!!!!!

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  33. Cuddling is always good, even if it is with a bitch.

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  34. Warms my heart.

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  35. Aww good ole Winifred and darling ole Meg. Truce at last. Cuddles for both from me. xx

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  36. That's so sweet!

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  37. Brilliant. Having had a dog much like Meg I can understand your pleasure in seeing her cuddle with Winnie.

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  38. A peace has been made!! Glad you took a photo!

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