Monday, 20 June 2016

Use The Magills!

I had a nice rambling post planned about the new Independence Day, The People's Court and the old guy in the village ( the one with the shit scared shitzu ) who has just bought himself the box set of The Walking Dead. But events transpired against a nice coffee in front of the ipad.
First I had to run around sorting out the loan of a strimmer ( from a local who borrowed and broke mine last year) then I had to drop the cod cakes I was making back into the bowl when a neigbour from down the lane banged on the window with the news that Albert was choking to death in the lane.
Luckily, he wasn't choking to death but he was choking on something so after a fruitless swipe around his throat I bunged him into the back of the car and shot up to the vets like Starsky & Hutch.
There  the staff removed what looked like a gristle bone from a rabbit with a delicate pair of magill forceps .
He sat like one of those 1960s nodding dogs on the hatchback shelf all the way home.
I've been running late all day because of it all.
So, before I blog later , and after I finish the cod cake supper then pick the Prof up from the station, i  will leave you with the latest International Novelty Veg Entry
This one is from Joyce

29 comments:

  1. Best laid plans... I need a strimmer. I have lent so many things over the years to have them returned broken or not returned at all.
    I hope Albert has recovered Ok x

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  2. There we have it: The Martians have landed. They look exactly as I had expected.

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  3. Oh I hope Albert is OK. You're so lucky to live near the vets. We are an hour away from any one of the three weuse. Love the novelty veg. xx

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  4. Rather a crisis-laden day John, but glad Albert is alright.
    I really love that veggie entry - bestso far I think.

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  5. I chuckled when I read your post today but do hope Albert is o.k.

    I do agree with the person who remarked on another of your columns 'your life would be wonderful to watch as a reality show!'

    Oh I do like the entry from Joyce. Clever entry.

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  6. I'm glad Albert is okay. Rest in peace, bunny. I was jut thinking how your vet must get quite a kick out of you. ;-)

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  7. I love Albert. I also love the veggie entry.

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  8. poor albert! I hope he is doing better this evening.

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    1. He's fine..........eaten chicken two lots

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  9. So happy Albert is ok. Poor old carrot lady, ha ha. I like the word "strimmer", I think it is what we here across the pond call "weed whacker."

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  10. Oh those frightening Pup episodes with choking, etc.
    Pup collapsed once. we were walking down a city street ... big city, big street. Dog collapsed. flat out on the sidewalk .. too heavy for me to lift.
    So I sat down beside him.
    A couple walked over and I explained what happened, which was hard since I had no idea what happened to him plus I had to tell them in Spanish.
    But the man bent one knee, lifted Pup and carried him to a large wide doorway where we could be out of the way .. Pup came to, got up and was fine .. ( there was something wrong but we would not know about that for months to come ).
    I just have that memory of trying to lift the dead weight of a 70 lb Standard Poodle.

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  11. Happy to know that the neighbor knew Albert and where he lived
    He has got to stop munching on bunnies.

    What a terrific entry.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  12. Joyce's entry is delightfully avant garde.

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  13. Im waiting for yours YP
    ARE YOU ENTERING THE PHOTO COMP again?

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    1. I am thinking of a fruit picture Mr Gray. Or does it have to be vegetables?

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    2. No veg or fruit... I have also had one raw chicken too!

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  14. That poor carrot needs a decent bra :-)

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  15. You have your day cut out for you!!
    Love the creative, cute entry!

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  16. Life, as John Lennon so nicely put it, is what happens when we're making other plans.
    I am so glad that Albert is okay. That'll teach him. Except it probably won't.
    I like that veg entry. I am actually thinking about trying to figure out one to send this year myself. Don't hold your breath.

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  17. Great entry.
    I do hope that Albert is fully recovered. And that you find time to breathe.

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  18. Sounds like a crazy day

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  19. Those pets will be the death of you they will.

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  20. So glad that Albert is ok. Love the veg entry, looks like Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still!

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  21. Glad Albert is ok, never a dull moment hey John.

    Love the food entries.

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  22. Glad you are close to the vet and Albert's okay!

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  23. I can just imagine all the gratitude you got from Albert after all your life-saving efforts - ZILCH!

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  24. Life is a f*** and then some...sorry it has been a bitch of a month and I am over it

    Jo in Auckland, Nz

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  25. The veg designers are all so clever and so are you. I still haven't looked up strimming!

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