Saturday, 28 June 2014

Oh the calamity

If you have a weak disposition or if you are Rachel
look away now


The remnants of my full bottle of duty free quality gin!

It bounced ever-so-slowly out of the fridge this morning
And smashed with a sickening crash onto the kitchen floor
My mother would have wept buckets if she had witnessed such a thing

The cottage now smells like a tarts' boudoir


On a brighter note

The Welsh Terriers returned today
Sleepy and grateful after almost a week yapping non stop in the kennels
They have slept solidly for six hours so far
And have refused to get up for a wee break.




69 comments:

  1. So sorry about your upset, but we give you live to cry over spilt....gin. Maybe if you've got some tonic water to pour over that area of the floor then at least you'll have the consolation of knowing that it wasn't neat.

    And you're doggies don't give a toss for your loss. Bet they've already forgotten about their own bad 'experience'.

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    1. Spilt gin...... A dreadful waste.....

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  2. In for a penny, in for a pound... What a waste LOL

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    1. I did consider sucking the rug

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    2. I have done this.

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    3. Of that I have no doubt xxx

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  3. Angus and Fiona weren't boarded too often. The kennel had individual outdoor runs. When I'd pull in for them, Fiona stood anxiously at the fence, watching, watching. Angus stood solidly in the middle--barking with the big dogs. Fiona had to tell him to stop, time to leave.

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    1. The owner of the kennels put both of them in a run by the reception so that visitors could see them
      He said that he seldom had welsh terriers in and wanted to show them off!

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  4. I actually like the smell of gin. (And I'm tee-total!) Sorry about your loss, but glad to see you and all the four-footed chillen safely back home with you. xx

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  5. This may be an assumption, but I am surprised to hear that you know what a tart's boudoir smells like.

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    1. I am a man of many strange talents my friend x

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    2. I can imagine John visiting many a tart's boudoir ... even if it is only to steal their Gin!!

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    3. Me thinks that woman is right

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  6. Oh no! Even worse that it was so expensive in Sweden - you could have supped it over there and saved some money.

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    1. Well we did buy three bottles of gin between five of us in Manchester before we left
      We knew the booze in Sweden would be bleeding expensive!

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  7. Could you not have rung out the rug, filtered it through muslin and still supped it .... Lol :-) What a waste, a criminal waste.

    Lovely dogs no wonder they were on full show to the visitors to the kennels, almost boasting by the kennel owner .... look at the class of dogs I get in here!!

    My two always sleep well during their first day home, after a couple of excited laps of the paddock in Rosy's case. I think it's relief at being back where they belong and away from the constant barking of other dogs.

    Now you all home, even if you are minus the Gin.

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    1. Filtered through muslin
      I considered sucking it straight out of the shag pile

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  8. Oh, the horror of it all.

    Dogs just want to be home - and be with their loving owner.

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  9. Don't go barefoot just in case you missed a sliver! Dogs are just like humans always good to be back home! Hope the rest of your weekend is splatter free!

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  10. Oh dear, I don't like gin but, do like sloe gin and having made some and then dropped it, I would be very upset. So sympathise with you on this.
    Bless the dogs, normally when dogs get home they are like Sues' dogs, tearing around inspecting everything, making sure it's all the same before they went away!

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    1. I find sloe gin a little cloying
      Good gin, lends a kick!

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  11. Sorry to hear about your gin accident, John. We had a bottle of champagne taken off us at the airport customs in Faro last year because we hadn't paid the duty on it, even though somebody gave it me. So I know how you feel. Was the livestock OK and pleased to see you?

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    1. I had to look were faro is..
      I bloody well should know as I have seen the destination often enough
      2 casualties when were were away
      A good laying hen and an old duck

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    1. You would have loved sweden
      Everyone is svelt

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  13. It looks as if you've got your fist up Meg or William's bottom and are working him like a puppet !!!!
    Shame about the gin …. hey ho !!!! XXXX

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  14. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (cries)

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  15. lovely doggies. where is George? (he's my favourite)

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    1. George is lying in Winnie's cage as I type this..... He went to my sister's house and settled in very well with her two dogs... He even spent the nights in the marital bed

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  16. As far as I'm concerned that's the best place for Gin... did it wash the floor nicely ?
    Are the doggies barkless after a spell in kennels ?

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    1. They couldn't even cough loudly x

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  17. The floor should not only be clean but sterilized now - or is that vodka? Unfortunate you didn't get to enjoy it. Poor, exhausted pups. Your travels were very stressful for them!

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  18. Calamity John!lol Could've been a good night. Glad dogs are fine now. Good Saturday to you. x

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    1. Nana.... Are you busy knitting for the flower show?

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    2. Yes, whilst watching 'Metallica' at Glasto.....sheesh....what a racket.....thought it was 'Dolly' night!

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  19. my heart breaks for the gin!

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    1. I'll miss her
      She was a good bottle

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  20. That bottle of gin and I have something in common, we both fell oh-so-slowly and crashed at the end -- The only difference is that I'll eventually recover. But I'm glad that your trip went pretty well, your losses were few, and you and everyone are home safely!

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  21. Condolences on the death of your gin, may your tonic not get lonely.

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    1. Let's hold hands and have a moment of silence

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  22. Noooooo. That is sad and bad.
    Glad that all the furries are home safely though.

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  23. You have been saved - you may not be a mother, but you can be ruined.

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    1. Funny gin never seems to affect me too much..
      Now if I had the equivalent of a good red, I would be on intensive care

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  24. *bottom lip trembling* Oh,poor baby.Is there anything I can do? Like lick the floor for you?
    Jane x

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    1. Send emergency gin
      And Valium
      It was after all a full bottle!

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  25. Poor bottle. Poor dogs. I want a frozen strawberry margarita with a sugar rim for dinner.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Well that's healthy...
      It has got fruit in it!

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    2. I had two and each had a real strawberry in addition to the strawberry flavoring.

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  26. chuckling
    x
    with you, not at you

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  27. Oh, dear, i hope the dogs didn't drink too much of it, do you think that's why they're sleeping so soundly?

    And do take care to watch for any shards you might've missed.

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  28. Well pooy on the gin, I don't drink gin but I can sympathize. Now if that had been a nice bottle of Merlot... I would have been most upset! :O)
    I bet the pups were very happy to get home!

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  29. My tears are welling for that bottle of gin. Can hardly speak.

    You have dogs?

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  30. There is a lesson there. Now if the gin was in our fridge, it would assuredly not be a full bottle and not such a tragedy if it broke.

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    1. It was a disaster here on the scale of The Poseidon Adventure

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    2. "there's got to be a morning after........"

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    3. ......if we can hold on through the night....

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  31. I my drinking days that would have been enough to have me go into a dark corner and quietly open a vein.

    Abject sympathies.

    And the animals need your veins to be closed.

    XO
    WWW

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  32. On the bright side, your kitchen is now thoroughly disinfected!

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  33. Welcome home! Sorry about the gin.

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  34. A tart's boudoir....I love your descriptions!

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  35. Calamity Jane, calamity John, calamity Gin.

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  36. Glad the doggies are home and sleeping. Pity about the Gin....but look at it this way..... you obviously didn't need it or it wouldn't have fallen out of the fridge! Ho hum

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  37. Oh dear...you'll just have to gin and bear it..

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  38. I had a wine box which leaked in the cupboard. Waste not, want not I thought and used kitchen towels to mop up the mess. I rang out the kitchen towels into a jug. The last drops I sucked from the towels, just as Himself entered the kitchen. 'This is just so good for the sinuses', I said, I don't think he believed me!

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