Monday, 27 April 2015

Camilla bombed

Always concentrate on what you are doing where animals are concerned.
It's a good lesson that not always remembered.
The phone went early this morning and as expected it was Olwen who told me that Bob had died peacefully.
I went out to sort the animals out and got to thinking how awful it is for anyone who has lost a loved one when the sun shines and the world looks as though it is going on as normal.
We have all been there have we not?
On the surface everyone else's life is unchanged when your reality has crumbled
My thoughts are for Olwen and her family today.

It was this preoccupation that made me sloppy this morning.
For after emptying the goose house, I crawled inside , grabbed this morning's laid eggs and stuck my head back out , squinting into the sun.
Then Something  smacked me very hard in the eye


Hell hath no fury than a broody Canada Goose called Camillla Parker Bowles

64 comments:

  1. Thanks this morning. I needed this post😊

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  2. So sorry to hear about your friend.

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  3. Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I am glad that you got to spend some time with him yesterday. On a lighter note - I am sorry that you got smacked in the face by Camilla Parker Bowles!

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  4. Protect her eggs and Camilla will be your friend.

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    1. Whoops ....i have already sold them

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  5. Sorry to hear of your friends passing John.....and very glad Camilla's aim is a little off or your eye could be in a lot worse shape.

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  6. You've been goosed. Yes, it's funny how the sun keeps shining when it goes out for someone else.

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  7. So sorry to hear of your friends passing x

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  8. a sad morning for your village indeed. :(

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  9. Very sad news; no wonder you were distracted. Perhaps you should wear goggles and hard hat when you go egg collecting.

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    1. She's a sweetie normally....when she crash lands in the next field she usually allows me to pick her up shes so tame

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  10. i really didnt expect that news to come so quickly.
    I'm sending lots of sympathy to all his loved ones (you included)

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    1. I've just seen the family and told them about posting about Bob's chicken lessions...

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  11. Yes, the world keeps turning. But when my mother died late last year I found little things in that ongoing pattern of life that were oddly comforting.
    Have you not got the measure of that goose by now? xx

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    1. Jess,
      She's a sweet goose.....i think she even frightened herself today!

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  12. Sad to hear of the passing, take care. DG

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  13. It is sad about Bob, sorry for Olwens' loss.
    As for Camilla.........what a shot! ?Bulls' eye? xx

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  14. so sorry to hear about your friends passing. That eye does look sore.

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  15. The world can seem very callous when you're involved in your own personal disaster.

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    1. Callous..yes thats the word I was looking for

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  16. Sorry that Bob has passed.
    Camilla has some aim.

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  17. Comforting thoughts to Olwen,,,,it seems things went very fast.

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  18. So sorry about your friend but glad that his suffering was short and he was able to die in his own bed. I am sure Olwen was thankful for your visit yesterday.

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  19. I'm sorry for your loss.

    That strike was too close to the eye. Will there goose for dinner?

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  20. Words of condolence never seem enough when someone dies. I'm truly sorry.

    I suppose hell hath no fury like a goose named Camilla. That was dangerously close to your eye.

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    1. I had a worst battering once by a six inch cockerel

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  21. I am sure it was a kiss of affection - nay love.

    One of the hardest things to bear when there is the death of a loved one is the world going on as before.

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  22. Me thinks Camilla was trying to tell you something, John.
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your village friend.

    Has anyone ever told you have 'the devil in your eyes'? You look very mischievous!

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  23. I am so very sorry for the loss of your friend.

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  24. I expect that Prince Charles gets a similar reaction when he is investigating the condition of the real Camilla's eggs.

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    1. You can say that again!

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    2. I just threw up in my mouth a little.

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  25. I expect that Prince Charles gets a similar reaction when he is investigating the condition of the real Camilla's eggs.

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  26. It's the loneliest feeling in the world when personal tragedy strikes and everyone around you is carrying on with a normal ho-hum day.

    I,too, am glad to hear that your friend slipped away peacefully in his own bed with his loved one at his side. May we all be so lucky.

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    1. Yes.....he recieved excellent nursing care from his family.......

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  27. Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, but am glad that Camilla didn’t get any closer to your eye perhaps you should invest in a welders mask.

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  28. There was a song written about exactly that, "The End of the World" by Nina Gordon I think....
    Quite unpleasant thing for the goose to do, but if I caught you rummaging in my fridge I might do the same.

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    1. Gawd..i have not heard that song for years!

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  29. As I petted one of my male geese one spring day, he grabbed one of my fingers and clamped down. It was like a vise grip, I couldn't get my finger out of his mouth no matter what I tried. It was very painful. Guess he got it back when coyote bit him up.

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    1. Lol..thats karma
      Camilla has always been my favourite goose..... She came to me as a baby.....after an old man found her in his garden

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  30. All sympathy to you and to Bob's closest on his parting. Such events always pulls one up short (at the very least), providing food for serious reflection.

    Maybe Camilla's taking on some of the impatience that her namesake must be feeling while trying to look as though she's just biding her time as Queen-in-Waiting. And, dammit, it's turned into a right royal long wait!

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  31. I read this and think how lucky are the people that you are their friend.

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  32. I am sorry for Olwen's loss - and yours.

    You are lucky to still have your eye.

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  33. Yes, it takes a bit of getting over when someone dies.

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    1. Understatement of the day Rachel

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    2. That is exactly as it would be said in these parts, believe me.

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  34. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

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  35. Sorry to hear about Bob, if my Dad was still with us he would have been 83 today :( when he died I remember thinking how can everyone still laugh and the sun shine.... hope your eye is soon better x

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  36. Camilla Parker Bowles would do that at a sad time.

    Love,
    Janie

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  37. Sorry to hear the news of Bob's passing.
    Camilla is pretty spunky !

    cheers, parsnip

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  38. I'm sorry to hear of Bob's death. I hope you managed to spend some time with him yesterday? My condolences to his family and friends.

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  39. Camilla isn't homophobic is she? My brother was assaulted while walking his dogs a short while ago…..he says it was ostensibly about dogs barking, but was undoubtedly a homophobic attack. He was " nutted" and fell to the ground. He suffered a week of concussion and the court case is in September. Luckily a lady witnessed the whole thing and is prepared to stand up in court.

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    1. Francis do you know camilla is a goose?

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  40. I'm sorry about Bob, John his passing was very quick, I hope he didn't suffer. My condolences to Olwen and family.

    Camilla is a very good shot!!

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  41. How wonderful to have such love for another person. As for the goose- a tap on the beak with a finger and a warning about Christmas should do the trick hehe x

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  42. I'll bet Bob would have loved this story about Camilla. Curious minds want to know......Did you manage to keep from dropping the egg during the goose attack?

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  43. Always expect the unexpected! Especially where animals are concerned...

    As you say, it's most disorientating when you're grief-stricken and the rest of the world just seems to carry on as normal.

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  44. So sorry to hear of your friend's passing, I'm glad it was peaceful.

    You should know by now always to come out of a goosehouse backwards, yes they still peck occasionally .... but the bruises are not visible for most people to see ;-)

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  45. I am so very sorry about your friend. My condolences to you and his family. I know he will be missed.

    That was some kiss by Camilla!

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