Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Bleeding Fat Flaps


The  cottage smells strongly of TCP.
The casualty?
Winnie's fat flaps.
At least once daily since she arrived Mary has delighted in swinging herself around by Winnie's facial fat flaps.
Winnie, a veteran of a dozen puppies or so, has so far put up with this dreadful and obviously painful activity with amazing alacrity. So much so, that even the Professor ( who is not a big bulldog fan) will hastily intervene when a particularly large mouthful of face has been dragged  about the living room by needle sharp little teeth for what he deems to be an excessive amount of time

Today I felt some TCP and TLC was in order and Winnie was asked to lie on the sofa, in order for me to assess the damage.
Winnie secretly loves this attention and I haven't seen so much drama queen activity since The Professor found a headless rabbit corpse at the foot of the stairs.
With her left paw held aloft she will moan ever so gently as I tab away at her sore bits, occasionally opening her eyes to check if and when another dab was on the cards, so much so that when it finally arrived she would lick her lips noisily in contentment.
If, however, I was slow at administering the aforementioned swab, then she would  wiggle a pudgy outstretched paw in a frantic circle , a signal for me to hurry up and get on with things.

She was obviously enjoying herself.

That was half an hour ago, and she is still lying on the couch now, her head thrown back on the cushions like Scarlett O'Hara after a busy night.

Divas........two in one small cottage....its somewhat crowded.

63 comments:

  1. I read the heading wrong - I thought Winnie had got her head stuck in your new cat flap!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Winnie may even be slightly ahead in the diva standings.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Poor Winnie is quite stoic. Have to love her patience with Mary.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Poor old thing, she's too patient for her own good.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh long-suffering Winnie!

    ReplyDelete
  6. She is a noble lady not to sling that puppy into a wall.

    ReplyDelete
  7. You have to know that the early part of your post was disconcerting.
    "The cottage smells strongly of TCP" My first reaction - Transmission fluid? - Tom Cat Piss? Why?
    LOL! Not all English is interchangeable ...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I too wondered just what the hell was going on over there. LOL

      Delete
    2. Tcp = antiseptic

      Delete
    3. Comes from the name of the original ingregient of many years ago: trichlorophenylmethyliodosalicyl, but the manufacturers say "TCP" now does not contain that but a mixture of phenol and halogenated phenols, so it is really "P&HPs" now, but names, once chosen, do stick. I am sure everybody wanted to know this.

      Delete
    4. That would be smartARS, John.

      Delete
    5. I wondered what it was also. Could not find a definition. I guess we would use a tribiotic ointment.

      Delete
  8. Bless Winnie, such a cutie. Went to the Blue Cross yesterday to look at adopting an animal. gosh it broke my heart. I only went in to find out what happens, do you need a home check etc. As I wanted to get all of that done before we thought about the animal that would be coming home with us. The lady was rushing about as it was dinner time. There was a bull dog there that was reserved. She looked like she ruled the place. Only there one week. A good ending for her. PS, do you have to clean Winnies face with cotton buds? The lady was saying that bull dogs sometimes get food or mud stuck in the folds.

    I tried not to look but there were 2 elderly cats that looked like they had my name on them, but someone else was going back to look at them with their family, for their meet and greet date.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I adopted a kitten last year ... she rules the house. Then I was online a couple of months ago and saw this website for the town animal shelter .. figured I would just take a peek. There was this cat ... he is 11 years old .. beautiful .. old ... unwanted.
      I was there the next morning. He sleeps on one side of me, the kitten on the other .. we are happy.

      Delete
    2. That makes me happy Notes from Abroad.

      Delete
    3. Me too. Ever so much.

      Delete
  9. Do you ever just sit and do nothing?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nope...well i do relax and refuse to do anything after the last dog walk at 9pm

      Delete
  10. Just as long as you don't turn diva too hey!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ah, good old girl ...

    And are you quite sure you didn't slip and say "two" when you really meant "three"? ...

    ReplyDelete
  12. "Two in one small cottage " ... how do you get the number 2 ? I was thinking at least 3 maybe 4.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Must get my eyes tested (like Sue) I thought it said Bleeding cat flaps and thought that Mary had broken the new one already! Oh well looks like it off to Vision Express for me! Bless Winnie what a cutie xxx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sweet girl, Winnie! My love and admiration for her grows exponentially with each new Winnie story you tell us.

    ReplyDelete
  15. That Bloody Mary!
    There are three possible options a) a small leather thonged muzzle
    OR b) visit to a dentist to have all of her teeth extracted
    OR c) leave her in a cardboard box outside the local RSPCA

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love the smell of tcp almost as much as the smell of bleach, Lucky Winnie.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Replies
    1. I was thinking Camilla...what were you thinking lol?

      Delete
  18. Winnie is such a princess...she needs a little bulldog crown. Haha.

    ReplyDelete
  19. She'd be a real asset at the local Am Dram.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Poor sweet girl...sending her lots of love! She needs cuddles today!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Aah, Winnie looks so contented. Bet she encourages Mary just so she can get all this TLC !

    ReplyDelete
  22. I never really considered the work that goes into having a bulldog .. or any dog that has folds .. I bet she just hums with pleasure :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I'm glad there's nobody hanging off Suky's fat flaps, she hates being messed with in any way.

    Only two diva's in your cottage .... I thought there was at least three ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooooooooouuuuccccchhhhhhh

      Delete
  24. Aah plenty of room for love though......is it fair to let Mary inflict such nastiness though?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She's getting the massage.....we have been relocating mary to the kitchen when she starts

      Delete
  25. Give that baby all the TLC she wants. Winnie deserves special treatment. Putting up with a little rapscallion on a daily can be quite trying. I think she should have special treats brought to her on a dainty saucer wilst you stroke her brow :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I had to google TCP ... just to know exactly what it is . .

    ReplyDelete
  27. Only two John? I can think of three at least - but won;t say.

    ReplyDelete
  28. From fixing the cat flap to tending the fat flaps. Let's hope that's enough flap action for a while :-)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Sweet Winnie...sounds like she had the best administering of health care ever! :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Poor, poor Winnie. There is very little which is sharper than puppy teeth. She deserves a bit of pampering. Though I hope TCP doesn't feauture too often when the Prof needs pampering.

    ReplyDelete
  31. She has more patience then I do, I would snap at the pup.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Perhaps what Mary needs is a small dose of justice, Winnie style.
    Maybe just a deep growl and a slap with a Winnie paw would scare her into showing a little respect for her elders! X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She's too placid. Both william and george put her in her place

      Delete
    2. If only William and George could give her lessons! X

      Delete
  33. Poor old Winnie, bless her heart. I love the smell of tcp, my go to remedy for cuts and grazes.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Dear Winnie, such a dear. She is being so stoic with Mary. Ouch those baby teeth.....

    ReplyDelete
  35. I have a flat cap somewhere or other.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Have you piut tcp on it?

      Delete
  36. I have two cats, I couldn't find one flap.

    ReplyDelete
  37. No one is putting TCP on my flaps! Ever! Yowch!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gthey may have to when you're older

      Delete
  38. Bless Winnie she is so lovely xx

    ReplyDelete
  39. aw, sweet patient winnie, bless her!

    ReplyDelete
  40. winnie always makes my day. what a personality!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love dogs a lot, but I wouldn't let a puppy hang off my fat flaps. Not nohow! Winnie, you are such a sweetheart. Enjoy your Diva time!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Awww, look at that expression!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Dear, sweet Winnie...oh, how she is loved by us all! And your descriptions...priceless, as always!

    ReplyDelete

I love comments and will now try very hard to reply to all of them
Please dont be abusive x