Thursday, 1 May 2014

Never Again

This morning I rang Eirlys to thank her for looking after the dogs . Last night I left a gift for her and her hubby by the gate to her farm as I know they are early to bed people. After my phone call and on reflection, I think I should have left her a new mop, bucket and industrial sized bottle of disinfectant.
Hey ho.
She let the dogs have the run of the house for the briefest time
In that short moment, all four had opened their bowels, merrily jumped in it and galloped around the farmhouse with gay abandon.
Oh the shame
Eirlys , as usual was incredibly upbeat about it all
" my duvet needed a good clean anyway" she chirped this morning " and it was a good drying day yesterday!"
" did they damage anything else?" I asked weakly
" only  one of my bras" Eirlys said cryptically
I was too ashamed to ask for more details.
Most of the day the dogs had been removed to a nice warm stable, and were as happy as Larry in it, sniffing horsey smells and sleeping in the hay.
Your children always let you down at the wrong times, do they not?


53 comments:

  1. Gentleman that you are, you did not ask about her bra. Good decision.

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  2. Oh dear. You are right - she is a true hero.

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  3. Oh children can be so embarrassing! At least with human children you can threaten or bribe them into behaving!! ;-)
    BTW John, keep an eye on the post in the next few days. I only say that because of the weird things that happen in the UK with post, so surprises are not as spontaneous as they should be! xo

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  4. Shame indeed. I feel your pain. x

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  5. Methinks it was a protest at you going off to London without them.

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  6. I bet you felt crap!

    LLX

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  7. You've just reminded me why I don't have a dog. Thank you for that.

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  8. �� ' You've got a friend ' ��

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    1. That was supposed to be musical notes but, it didn't work !! XXXX

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  9. How very, very, embarrassing.

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  10. Oh dear the shame of it all!! Little devils!

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  11. How humiliating. I'll bet next time she pops them straight into the barn and locks them in.

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  12. Wow she was a great spirit about four dogs opening their bowels in her kitchen lol. Super nice of you to leave a gift for them though.

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  13. Friends like that are one in a million! Was it Winnie on the bra?

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  14. I think it' nerves. I took my old boy (not hubby, the dog) to my sisters to be dog sat. He madly paced the floor running from one door to the next and leaping at them, scratching the paint. After 1/2 hour, he started turning circles on her living room rug and hen had himself a big dump. He was ousted and now I have to pay a dog sitter to stay at my house.

    Your friend is a very good sport and very kind.

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  15. maybe the gift was not enough? you should put her in your will.

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  16. What is it about our fur babies? I never let my human children sleep with me. Now I am scrunched all the way over on the side of the bed because of a 10 lb 107 year old grouchy old man.

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  17. ooh man what a load of crap...she is a wonderful friend indeed...

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  18. Assuring his host that his dog was well behaved and house trained, the dog promptly sicked up half a frog on the host's new carpet.

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  19. I hope it was a great gift!
    Jane x

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  20. Oh the shame of it all! That will teach you to go gallavanting off to London and abandon them! :)

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  22. Maybe it would be better to have a dog sitter/walker come to your house next time. However, I think you're very brave - it would have to be a huge emergency before I asked anyone to look after our dreadful dogs!! I looked after someone's dog in our house once and it piddled all over a beanbag. Must be a territorial thing!

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  23. If she knows dogs, dogs in a new environment, she will understand.

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  24. I can only imagine the damage my George would do in an unfamiliar environment. He destroys everything at our house! Ginger is a total angel, however. Even she gets annoyed at George's antics sometimes.

    As for pet sitting, I always have animal loving friends come by our house to feed and check on our crew when we're away. With two large dogs (one of which is destructive) and a parrot, it's just easier that way.

    Perhaps you should get an extra gift for your friends after the ordeal they went through! :)

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  25. At least she knows for next time - straight to the stables for your motley crew ;-)

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  26. i am sorry but i laughed my socks off this is what most dogs do when dumped ho sorry i should say left, bet she has them again now she knows what to do and she is laughing about it now all is cleaned up and calm

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  27. Ooh, and they had such fun !
    Most dog-lovers know what they are in for, when they take on the dog-sitting adventure.
    Your friend sounds like a good hearted lady.
    ~Jo

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  28. I am envisioning a merry tug of war! ;)

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  29. Nice photo... is Winnie in front or behind ?
    Bad dogs !

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  30. I just can't believe your well mannered dogs would do such a thing!!!

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  31. How lovely she sounds...taking it all in her stride....you are lucky to have people like that in your life John......how did you and Chris find such a smashing village to live in?

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  32. hahahahahaha... it always happens. It is the law !

    cheers, parsnip

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  33. Lord love a duck, the woman is a saint ...

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  34. I have been told its a claiming the space thing, like the weeing everywhere,

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  35. I forgot to add that when we were little, my mum's friend brought her new puppy to our house. It lifted its leg against our Christmas tree! We thought it was very funny.

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  36. I laughed until I cried - never a dull moment with your dogs!

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  37. They must have been so excited at having the run of a totally unfamiliar house that they totally lost control of themselves. Bad bad doggies.

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  38. Oh dear, good job their aunty was so laid back!

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  39. I felt bad for Eirlys so we popped around this evening with a bunch of flowers.
    I told her I didn't know her measurements to get her a new bra!

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  40. What a nice lady.

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  41. Oh dear, I'm embarrassed right along with you! So glad Eirlys was SUCH a good sport about it. Well, lesson learned, eh?

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  42. I lost it at the bra. I imagine George swinging it about his head like a frat boy will William and Meg cheer him on and then Winnie running though the house wearing said bra whilst the others roll in poop. Oh the humanity LOL

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  43. It's an occupation hazard of the dog-sitter.

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  44. Another dog-shit post, another 50 comments and rising. In one way, you lead a charmed life.

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    1. Bet Eirlys thinks she doesn't ........those goose eggs will be in the post this afternoon...our post office only opens then

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    2. Thank you! I don't know what's going on with my real email - have you blocked me? I've just found out that this Monday is a bank holiday, so I might get them on Tuesday with a bit of luck, and they may turn up ready scrambled.

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    3. No thomas not been blocked.... I just have a hotmail account
      Can you block people on hotmail?

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    4. I don't know, but it might be worth a try.

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  45. Maybe it was something in the air? Phoebe had projectile vomiting on the same day. Not a pretty site to behold, and i had some extra laundry to do as a result. Fortunately, it was a good drying day here, too.

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  46. It is hard to find a good bra. I hope you are ready to spend some big pounds.

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