Monday, 17 November 2014

" lending A Hand"


Every second Monday in the month, a middle aged married couple call in for whatever duck eggs  I have for sale. We exchange small talk, nothing more, so they could be forgiven their expressions of surprise when I asked if the husband could lend me a hand to lift Winnie into the bath after she had rolled into something unmentionable on the side of the road.
It's not a typical request when you are out for a heigh- ho ramble but the husband seemed up for the challenge, especially after I had given him an old sob story about pulling my back after an over strenuous cough and fart attack
It was a struggle but after a brief wrestling match and a couple of loud " fucking hells" from my helper
She was in

And boy was she not happy about it
It cost me 6 duck eggs  for the trouble

55 comments:

  1. Aaw bless!
    Pity you haven't got a downstairs wet room with shower...oh hum in an ideal world, dogs would be totally self cleaning to human requirements!
    How's the back after that event? Hope it's much better xx

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    1. It is better..to be sure....
      Although as I am writing this some six hours after the event
      She is still not " speaking" to me

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  2. Oh just look at that expression! The Grand Duchess of Downton Abbey comes to mind. I hope Winnie didn't do the usual trick after a shampoo - go out and roll in something even more smelly?

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    1. She has spent several hours dramatically sprawled on the couch with her head turned to the wall

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  3. Just love her expression - says it all. Hope she had a nice warm,fluffy towel to dry off with.

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  4. She has that "we are not amused" look....sweet girl.

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    1. See above Linda.......we are not speaking!

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  5. Oh that face is a picture, I love her ..... and you ARE cruel making her have a bath when she had just found some 'eau de poo' to make her smell lovely and doggy ;-)

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  6. Yes, but did he stick around to help you get her out?

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    1. Unfortunately not.. But she managed that without problem believe me

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  7. I saw that same exact face when I looked in the mirror this am and I had not yet gotten in the tub.

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    1. You are one beautiful broad

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  8. Oh my goodness she doesn't look happy bless her, look at that cute squishy little face lol. I bet she smells lovely now though :-)

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    1. Like a " spring breeze" apparently

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  9. Cheap at the price. She looks stoic but I fear she's thinking of retribution.

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  10. Your helpers expression sound like us when we are gardening or handling cattle. Somebody (probably me) would have said someword/words with an anglo saxon derivation and I will then say:

    "You don't hear that on Gardeners World or the Archers."

    Thanks for making me laugh, John. How is Bunty?

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    1. Dave....I have not seen her since I bumped into her at the feed shop.......she said she'd call round for coffee soon
      ( failing that an arm wrestle)

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  11. Delores may have a good point here, John. You might be in for yet another puddle on the duvet....

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    1. I've bought some cheap chicken bits to win her over later

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  12. What Marty said. So how did you get her out again?

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    1. She's surprisingly agile for a big bitch
      She had no problem getting her arse out of the water

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  13. Oh she'll make you suffer later. How could you not love that face!!! My Lab hates baths but loves any other source of water/mud...

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    1. She doesn't usually go " off piste" so to speak

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  14. That look of remorse is not for duck eggs gone, it's for the current plight of Winnie.

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  15. the things a girl has to put up with...Winnie certainly looks a bit miffed...

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  16. If looks could kill! She's now scheming for revenge.

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  17. You could try running that beast through a car wash. Do you have car washes?

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    1. Not in Wales
      We just have rain

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  18. That'll teach her to roll in something smelly!

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  19. Major sulk, even beats our grandsons sulking face, though presumably she can't cross her arms for added effect.

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  20. Some dog breeds appear to have happy faces but a bulldog's face always seems to be saying things like "I am not impressed!" and "Screw you suckers!". What sort of shampoo do you use on Winnie? I am thinking Dove - "“No girl should need a guy to get that fresh all-over tingly feeling”.

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    1. A dog shampoo with a squirt of dove ( well guessed that man)

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  21. She does not look happy.
    I believe you got the best part of the deal!

    Feeling any better?

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  22. jet wash or a hose in the garden next time.

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  23. our big black lab loves rolling in fox poo and lifting him into the bath is a 2 man job also lol

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    1. She was only still when I gave her fanny a good clean with the face flannel

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    2. I hope you used your own and not Chris's .......

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  24. How much does she weigh? x

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    1. Too much,
      She's on a diet, and has been for the past couple of months
      But she is built like a bear

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  25. It is nice to be able to find a hand when you need it.

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  26. After our dog escaping from the bath while covered in soapy dog shampoo and shaking it all over the house, the dogs are now tied to the railings outside and washed there when they've rolled in stinky stuff. We do fill empty milk cartons with warm water to do this. My friend simply hoses her dogs down with cold water! Did you know that rubbing tomato ketchup into the dog's coat before shampooing removes the worst of the smell (or maybe it's just camouflaged by tomato pong!). Sometimes just shampooing seems to make the smell of fox poo worse! x

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    1. Cold water with Winnie?
      She would ring the RSPCA HERSELF!

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  27. That last photograph needs putting into a Hall of Fame!

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  28. This is why we have indoor cats - they are self-cleaning. And if you brush them regularly, they don't even have that many hairballs!

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  29. Poor Winnie. And most cats are self-cleaning but we once had a cat who had never learned to wash himself. He would spit on his paw and move it round. Washing him was a regular torment. For him and for us... Lighter than Winnie - but all his ends were pointy.

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    1. Oh dear, EC - that would be a definite hazard!

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  30. Funny face. I needed that.

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    1. What's happened to your blog Susie?

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  31. Yoda has never looked more miserable! I hope the force was with you when she had to get out again.

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  32. It's a good thing that you have stuff to barter with!

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  33. I was going to pedantically correct you on the correct spelling of 'heigh ho', but I see someone else already has. Hey ho...

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  34. Oh, a clean Winnie is well worth a dozen eggs more, easily!

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