Friday, 27 February 2015

A Low Level Mugging

Its been a kind of bad news sort of day today
In addition to yesteday's news, Chris had a near miss accident in the Berlingo early this morning andI've just heard that two other villagers have been 
poorly in hospital.
Best wishes to Yola and to Bob D...
Who live on opposite parts of the village but have been admitted to the same ward!
It was all a bit doom and gloom.

Things brightened up somewhat on the beach this afternoon
when I took the dogs along the Promenade.
As usual Winnie and George walked a long way behind me and the Welsh 
but as there was only a middle aged picnicking couple sitting on the concrete steps down to the beach 
I left them to it.
When I got back to the car, Winnie and George had still not caught up
so I walked back to the beach only to see both dogs standing behind 
the couple. I called them and both ambled over guiltily
Winnie had what looked like a golf ball in her mouth
Immediately I knew just what had happened
and prepared myself to give a swift and heartfelt apology

For a low level mugging had just taken place

Winnie wasn't holding a discarded tennis ball
For firmly clamped in her mouth
Was a large bread roll- ham and tomato sandwich
( complete with lettuce, mayo and onion)

BTW
ONLY A WEEK UNTIL THE WEDDING!
Thank you Libby, Cro and Deloras for your gifts and cards
Xxxxxx

49 comments:

  1. In my youth I had a German Shepard that liked to eat cigarettes....he would snatch them from smoker's hands and eat them on the spot.
    Mazel Tov regarding the upcoming nuptials.

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    1. Thank you mike!
      Hope you are well...... Winnie did the mugging thing last year with some polish men who were eating chips ( fries) on the beach..........

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  2. Mazal tov from here too.

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    1. I want to stamp on that glass

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  3. Ah, I was going to ask you if it was this week or next! Thanks for the update. I expect you to be giddy as a schoolgirl all this week. Oh, and if Chris starts acting giddy, please post a photo or video, as I can't even imagine what that might look like.

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    1. Is there any possibility that Chris might smile?

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    2. I wouldnt put money on it........look out for a raising of the roger moore eyebrows though x

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  4. Winnie needs to watch her carbs, as I do.
    But they are so good.
    Sorry to hear about your village friends.

    cheers, parsnip

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  5. I think both of you should exercise extreme care in the next week, having something as exciting as your wedding on your minds leaves all sorts of accidents possible.

    As for Winnie's mugging ... she's a naughty girl ... I hope she didn't snatch!!

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    1. Strange you should say that sue....just had another near miss in the berlingo

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  6. This is so exciting--the cottage all spruced up; the suits in the closet--it's all good.

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  7. as always a wonderful post. Glad Chris is alright.

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  8. We had a cat who'd steal from visitors..she once pinched the Drs stethoscope from his bag.
    Jane x

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  9. Wishing Chris and the other villagers well. Naughty Winnie grabbing the food, at least William would have asked first! I can't believe the wedding is only a week away - wow!

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    1. Under 7 days away as i type this!

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    2. Stop it, you're giving me the vapors!

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  10. I would love to live in such a caring village. You should write a book.

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  11. Never turn you back on Welsh dogs.

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  12. Things seem to come in clumps, do they not? Get-well wishes for your villagers in the hospital, and condolences to your bereaved neighbour. And tell Chris (and yourself) to be careful out there! You have a lot on your minds! And don't forget to feed the animals - Winnie was obviously fending for herself due to an empty bowl at home ;0

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    1. Ok..thanks fir the advice ... ( see timorrows blog)

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  13. A book, thanks Diana! John would make a great author and immortalize all the wonderful people who live there.

    I want lots and lots of pictures of your wedding, please. I can't attend but I want to feel like I was there.

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    1. We have asked all 30 guests to take photos and send us the best

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  14. Glad Chris and the Berlingo are OK! Hope your neighbors have a speedy recovery. That Winnie is a little mess. Did she actually steal the roll or did she give them the sad eyes and they just gave it to her!

    I know you are excited about the upcoming nuptials. I cannot believe time has gone by so fast. Like the others, please post a lot of pictures. I wish I could be there!

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  15. I hope your two neighbors heal quickly and that is good Chris avoided an accident. Naughty Winnie with the sandwich! Looking forward to seeing pix of your wedding; I am imagining a lovely event and celebration.

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  16. That Winnie - are you sure you feed her.

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    1. Shes still on a diet pat......hence the mugging

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  17. Things seem to happen in bunches - SO glad Chris is okay; especially with only ONE WEEK to go. Oh, Winnie.

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  18. So pleased that Chris is OK. Hope your neighbours are both soon on the road to recovery as well. One week to go - sunshine ordered ....

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  19. Low level mugging....I spit coffee all over my screen. Who could resist those soulful eyes.

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  20. Our last dog did something very similar. We were watching our son playing in the kiddies play park while holding the dog on the lead. A couple were sitting on a picnic rug nearby enjoying their lunch. Our dog lunged forward and took a bite out of the man's sandwich midway to his mouth. He didn't seem too bothered and was about to continue eating but his wife was having a total meltdown, screaming something about germs etc. I did offer to buy them more lunch but she was going off her head so we quietly moved away. That same dog also very gently removed a Rich Tea biscuit from a baby's hand while he was sitting in a pram. And she really was a very good dog, normally!

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    1. Lol...he sounds like william......who will never snatch abuiscuit

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  21. I thought "the Berlingo" must be a club - just looked it up and see it's a vehicle! Can't say I've seen them over here. Anyway, glad he wasn't clubbing, and that he missed getting hurt with the big day so close!

    Is Winnie not happy with the food at home?
    Bet those picnickers found it hard going sharing one sandwich!

    Mary -

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    1. Mary......good job too..the fu*king Berlingo broke down tonight.........ill blohg about it tomorrow!

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  22. That's not Winnie in the photo is it? Is it? Or a young Winnie? Seems a different colour from usual.

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    1. No its one of those miniature bulldogs

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  23. A similar thing happened with one of my dogs walking through a park . Maisy (the roast dinner stealing Doberman) was walking happily on the lead next to me and I happened to look at her to see a large hamburger in her mouth .No idea where it came from . Another time , another walk and Maisy found in the park a "bong" , which she was happily carrying in her mouth!!!!! So excited about the wedding . xxxx

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    1. Lol.....at least it seems a common occurance........nice story

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  24. Their clever plans to save money by taking sandwiches to the beach were well thwarted.

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    1. ..and it was marks and spencers ham too!

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  25. A WEEK! Winnie, don't steal the wedding cake.

    Love,
    Janie

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  26. A week, wow! Glad Chris was okay, but the universe is certainly make you jump through hoops just now.
    We have a food-stealer as well... I learned to keep Lily in her crate when cooling fresh-baked bread. She got out once and ate two warm loaves and a stick of butter; the furry brat.
    Condolences to the bereaved family, and well wishes for those doing poorly.

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    1. Tell me about it.....ive just had a berlingo incident!

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  27. Two near-misses in the Berlingo? I assume there were no injuries. You'd better drive extra carefully this week. We don't want you in hospital on your wedding day!

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    1. Nick.......i think our minds are elsewhere my friend

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  28. Our family's first dog, Angel, was a gentle soul and loved food. On several occasions, I watched as she waited until a child holding a popsicle would turn his head to look at something and she'd gently wrap her tongue around the popsicle, tug it just a tad, and it would come off the stick. By the time the child turned around, she was licking her lips, and all traces of the popsicle were gone.

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  29. I hope she spat out the onions.... not good for doggies.

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  30. Just read the next post before this one, at least that is the 3rd thing with the Berlingo, so hopefully no more probs there!
    Do take care both of you in the run up to THE DAY! xx
    Naughty Winnie!!!

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  31. I think you already know this, but as a relatively new reader to your blog (introduced by Ms Moon who I've read for years), I must tell you your writing style is mesmerizing. That sounds funny and a little dramatic to say but every other word I think to use doesn't quite do it justice. I'm enjoying getting to know you, Chris, the hounds, and the village. Cheers!

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