Sunday, 2 August 2015

A Thoughtful Bulldog


I am convinced that Bulldogs mull things over.
They take their time and they think carefully, especially about situations that may worry them.
Now Winnie has just spent a pampered week in the company of Norma.
Norma is a talented counsellor, bulldog enthusiast and all round good egg so
Winnie has been loved and petted and allowed to sleep on a marks and spencer duvet covered bed like a fat bitch Diva
She has wanted for nothing, subsequently her reunion with the other dogs seemed rather lacklustre and even though the three members of the pack had been effectively separated for a week, all of the dogs greeted each other and me with all of the excitement of a separation of just an hour or so.
When I was at work last night, she has obviously thought long and hard about it all, and on my return home this morning she greeted me with all of the hysteria of a sad spinster at a Cliff Richard concert.
I fell asleep on the couch and  all morning she has hovered over me  , looking carefully and seriously into my face for reassurance that I was still alive and not going anywhere.
Every time I sleepily opened my eyes she would lean forward and chomp her mouth in  a happy satisfaction that I was home.
I was rather moved that she had finally  decided that she had missed me after all.

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  1. I think it's Albert that she's really missed - and it's reciprocated.

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    1. I guess you are right Raymondo
      They slept together all night in her crate in the kitchen

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    2. I think you should be planning the nuptials for those two. (Sweet!)

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    3. ooooooooooooooh, raybeard, I like that idea! then we could post pix over here and watch the right wing religious freaks heads explode (which would give me great satisfaction!).

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    4. Winnie's trousseau should be a sight for sore eyes, although white may not be such a good idea.

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  2. To be loved, is to be needed.

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  3. The girl knows on which side her bread is buttered :)

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    1. I wouldn't be surprised if John butters both sides of Winnie's bread.

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  4. winnie is such a sweetie!

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  5. Nothing like the love of a dog.

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  6. I doubt she was thinking it over, I suspect she was just in the huff with you, then decided she had made her feelings sufficiently clear after a while.

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  7. It's good to be loved and missed.

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  8. I doubt she was thinking it over, I suspect she was just in the huff with you, then decided she had made her feelings sufficiently clear after a while.

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    1. Again... Why does your software only duplicate my comments? Is it because it likes me so much?

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  9. "like a fat bitch diva..." I knew I loved you for a reason....

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  10. winnie missed you AND albert!

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  11. I wish I had your way with words. But it's very satisfying to be able to read what you write ... I loved this post. Give the old girl a little scritch from a happy reader, would you?

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  12. I'm sure Winnie was thinking ' If he doesn't wake up shortly and treat me in the way to which I have been accustomed this last week, I'm packing my bags and going back to Norma'

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  14. She was biding her time to get your full attention & lap it up xx

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  15. How is she going to manage when you go to Oz ( or are you smuggling her into your luggage?)

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    1. Norma has already accepted winnie for her next visit pat!

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  16. I had to dog-sit once, and that labrador went into a deep depression. Sat at the window all angsty.

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  17. awwwwww, what a sweetheart Winnie is.

    cheers, parsnip

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  18. I love Winnie. Glad you are getting some bulldog love . Have you received my letter in the mail ? Xx

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  19. I have had cats in the past to seriously ignore me when I would come home after leaving them for a few days and they were well taken care of while I was gone too. I think the relationship that Winnie and Albert have is so sweet. They must have really missed each other! I guess you came in second for her love and affection!

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  20. Aww, bless her. :) My two dogs didn't seem overly excited when I got back from four weeks overseas (I was!) but then they'd been very well cared for by my friend who stayed here with them, and they were an elderly, sensible pair. I once minded a lovely dog a for a friend and he seemed fine for the first couple of weeks, then he went into a depression for a week or so, and by the time she got home after being away six weeks, he was past that and probably thought he was our dog by then so he wasn't overly excited to see her. Pretty sure in those middle weeks he'd have gone bats to see her, so maybe it is partly a length of time thing and depends on the dog too, and what they are used to. I'm rarely away from mine at all nowadays, so when I do go out without them for an hour or two, they go bonkers when I get back.

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  21. Beautifully told!

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  22. typical British quiet and reserved........

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