Saturday, 11 June 2016

Getting My Hands On Trevor's Bloomers


Well, I think it's time to change the subject. Homophobia is all a bit much on a Saturday. I've got too much to do.
Old Trevor (94 and still marching 2 miles a day) has conscripted me to do his bedding plants today. Usually it's a job for Animal helper Pat but selfish cow that she is, she has just enjoyed a Mediterranean cruise just at the time when flowers needed buying.
I don't mind at all, as there is something rather relaxing and vacuous in sitting on a wet lawn with your trowel in your hand.
Winnie followed me up to Trevor's bungalow and carefully witnessed every plant being removed from it's container before planting with all of the solemnity of Crown court Judge.
Bulldogs are incredibly curious dogs and take every new job and experience incredibly seriously, especially if they are out in a public place where passers by can be scrutinized and playfully intimidated by an over serious facial expression.


44 comments:

  1. I have Bulldog here, and i think you are so right.

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  2. Good job Winnie! The flowers are lovely.

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  3. winnie did a good job supervising! and bless trevor for marching at 94!

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  4. Have you suggested that he plants perennials?

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  5. and a fine job you did.

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  6. Winnie sure knows how to steal the limelight.

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  7. Goodness, I love that dog.

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  8. You are a good man John Gray, a good man, kind and generous and with a sharp wit. And he cooks! What more could anyone want????

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  9. I am sorry but I don't think anything would make me take Winnies sweet smiling face seriously. Slobbering kisses !!!

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  10. Oh how I wish you wanted to give her away John - I adore her and would drive all that way to collect her. You really wonder what goes on inside that lovely head when she is watching you so carefully don't you?

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  11. Oh, I was enjoying all that ranting.

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  12. To change the subject. I've just seen the film "The Fault in our Stars". Have you seen it? It's a heartbreaking film about two young people with cancer. It was being shown here on a fast train between Zaragoza and Barcelona. I tried not to watch it, but on a train you are a captive audience: you can't switch it off.

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    1. The book is pretty good too. I really liked that he recognised the importance of black humour.

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  13. Winnie is clearly in charge of the project!

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  14. I hope I have someone to do my bedding plants when I'm 94!!!

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  15. Winnie trying to put a doggy rationale behind the curious goings-on in this ultra-strange world. Very long way to go, Winnie dear!

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  16. Aah Winnie - she's gorgeous.
    You've done a good job there John, and perhaps you can show us another photo of them later in their full glory?

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  17. She looks like she is very proud of her accomplishment. Such a lot of work digging, isn't it, Winnie. You did a very good job....pat on the head x

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  18. Digging can be extra hard when one has short legs.
    I think she totally deserves extra treats all day .. in fact, all weekend.

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  19. What a beautiful picture of Winni. She has a very cute snub-nose.
    Greetings Maria x

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  20. She's a sweet looking girl, I bet those soft eyes are very hard to say "no" to! x

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  21. Winnie, the ultimate pin up gal! xoxo

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  22. Yay for Winnie. And you. And jealous thoughts about those wot can sit on the grass - and get up again.

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  23. Oh, I just got the pun, I need to get my mind out of the gutter.

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  24. You need someone to watch you, John!....always getting into trouble you are!!

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  25. You're such a good guy, John.

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  26. Thank God Winnie supervised. I know you can't accomplish a thing on your own.

    Love,
    Janie

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  27. Good on you John a good friend and neighbor, the plants look lovely, as for Winnie she looks like she is smiling in the photo.

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  28. Your title cracked me up! And nice of you to take care of Trevor's bloomers :)

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  29. Crikey ...... Mum's in love with Winnie. Her Dad used to breed bulldogs so she's always had a big soft spot for them. Her Dad, a coalminer, died when she was just 2 so anything that pertains to her Dad is very special to her. Winnie's a looker, aye??
    Old Trevor still marches 2 miles a day at 94????? Way to go Trevor!!

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  30. Kneeling on a wet lawn with a garden trowel - are you sure you are not a garden gnome? Were you wearing a red pointy hat?

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  31. Kneeling on a wet lawn with a garden trowel - are you sure you are not a garden gnome? Were you wearing a red pointy hat?

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  32. John,
    If all that we knew about you is how much your animals love you, it would be enough! X

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  33. The flowers look great. Winnie is a born supervisor!

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  34. We can't be bothered with bedding plants. We just have loads of shrubs and loads of bulbs that magically do their stuff every year. We might run to an annual hanging basket but that's about it.

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  35. Ah, which is more beautiful Trevor's bloomers or Winnie...

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  36. I hope you severely chastise Pat when she returns. Fancy bashing off at the beginning of an English summer.

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  37. Looks like a job well done and bulldog approved.

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  38. What a lovely photo of Winnie. You can't top a Bulldog or a Pug smile ☺

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