Monday, 5 December 2016

Winnie And The Professor

Yesterday I was witness to a rare little Christmas scene.
No it wasn't local villager , Dave Smith driving around Trelawnyd dressed as santa as he did on Saturday for the Christmas Fayre.


It was a little moment between Professor and Elderly bulldog......
We were all sat in the living room watching David Attenborough, when I noticed Winnie lift herself heavily from the hearth rug. She ambled over to me and offered her head up to be kissed.
It's a regular demand in a demanding household.
She then made her way to the couch to say a hello to the Prof, and instead of his usual perfunctory one pat of acknowledgement, he moved his legs and surprisingly offered her a place on the couch next to him.
Her eyes widened in shock!
Even though that she had always wanted this moment  this offer had never ever happened in her three years at Bwthyn y Llan and she hesitated, unsure of exactly what to do. She looked at me, then back at the Prof who have her a Roger Moore eyebrow look, and waited to be asked again.
Surprisingly he didn't only ask her again, he stood up and gestured for her to jump up onto the couch, then, when she hesitated again, he half lifted her up onto the cushions.
I had to giggle at her expression when the Prof propped his legs up next to her and covered them both with his warm woollen throw
Within seconds, a contented look upon her face, she rested her big fat head onto the Prof's knees and  promptly fell asleep as we watched tv in front of the fire.
I sat quietly in the armchair as surprised as Winnie had been
I had never seen The Prof act so affectionately towards her !!


64 comments:

  1. Awwww! That's lovely. And he can never go back :)

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  2. And you didn't get a picture????? How could you not?

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    1. My iPad was in the kitchen charging.. also the prof is very choosy about photos now!

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  3. When the Christmas spirit hits, it is truly magic!

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  5. He's getting soft in his old age!

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  6. It would be nice to hear a hushed David Attenborough commenting on this scene - perhaps for Planet Earth III. "The mating rituals of The English Bulldog have never been filmed before. The female stands in front of her chosen suitor, waiting to be invited into his lair. Success! In a little over two months there will be new mouths to feed..."

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    1. She's been wagging that arse of hers at him and his slippers of sex for many many years

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  7. So sweet. And no doubt will be expected from now on. Are you ever allowed to sit under the woollen throw with the Prof? X

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    1. Occasionally if there is an R in the month

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  8. Ya just have to love Winnie....he's going soft on us!

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  9. Who could ever resist that sweet little dog?

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  10. I second the penguin - winnie has charms NO MAN of any persuasion can resist!

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  11. Aw bless, I have a delightful image in my head now. Thank you x

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  12. At last - a heartwarming Christmas story which features the other end of Winnie for a change.

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    1. Your best to date...

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    2. .......sarky cunt

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    3. I was expecting at least a fart from one of them.

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    4. There was at least one but I didn't know from whom it came

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    5. Hahahahaha you crack me up!

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  13. That's too precious...

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  14. A lovely moment John...very precious. It always warms my heart when I hear of kindness to animals.

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  15. A great moment, for Winnie AND the prof!

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    1. (And you, and all of us...)

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  16. Awww .... that is just so nice :-)

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  17. Oh, nothing like reading this , first thing in the morning and having a little sentimental weep :)
    As they say, where I come from, Bless her heart <3

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  18. Winnie's Christmas came early!

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  19. winnie finally wins the prof over!

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  20. The ice finally melted. The prof has a bulldog in his heart.

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  21. He's a big softie!

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  22. Wish you would have gotten a shot of that.

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  23. How sweet is that!! There's no place like home with your loved ones - two footed and four footed alike.

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  24. Why so surprised - how could anyone resist the gorgeous Winnie? You know she'd steal everyone's heart !
    Next time John - please make sure you take some photos.

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    1. My iPad was charging in the kitchen so I would have done otherwise

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  25. How lovely and unexpected!

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  26. So good to know that the Prof has finally melted - and about time too! Now keep him trained!

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  27. Oh my goodness you've set such a lovely scene, thankyou.
    Briony
    x

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  28. You paint such a lovely picture. x

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  29. You made me cry with this. I'm so glad for Winnie.

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    1. Rena! Lovely to see you here!
      Invite the prof to Halifax I could do with a visit! Xx

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    2. I did type Erna , spellcheck changed it x

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    3. You have to watch out for that pesky spellcheck.

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  31. Winnie's Christmas arrived early.

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  32. Perhaps we can say that it takes some years for a bulldog to fall in love.

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  33. That! just made Christmas begin for me.

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    1. Wait until you see my Christmas jumper

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  34. What a sweet moment! Christmas came early for Winnie.

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  35. What happened to the prof and who is that stranger in his body. How nice for ms winnie.

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  36. That's one cool santa

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  37. It's the little things......

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  38. How wonderful for Winnie! Could there be a professorial marshmallow under those Roger Moore eyebrows?

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  39. Peace in the homeland . . .

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  40. he he I wish I had fun neighbours like that!

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  42. This is such a sweet story. Soft hearted Prof Chris. <3

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