Monday, 30 January 2017

Bad Behaviour!


William nipped the postman today as he put his fingers through the letterbox.
I only knew this as I heard his swearing as he marched back to his van.
He's usually so much more deft in his movements about the dogs
I shouted a robust " SORRY! " from out of the bedroom window where I had been shaking the cat hairs from off the duvet.
He half waved his thanks.
When I got downstairs William was doing an excited lap of honour around the living room!
Bating the postman is the nearest thing the old boy has to a devious side.

We all need to act in a naughty manner sometimes don't you think?
Unleashing the devil inside, underlines that rules can be broken, and that ( literally in William's case) that there is life in the old dog yet! 


William, victorious with the taste of the postman in his mouth

54 comments:

  1. That would have freaked me out. Glad the postman took it in stride. I had a John Gray morning. Woke to a pee on the carpet and turds and throw up to boot. And, I just did the floors yesterday.

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    1. I came home to one pee, a sneaky poo in the dog crate and eggy farts in bed

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    2. A John Gray morning - you've coined an apt and wonderful new phrase, Donna!

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    3. Oh Donna, perfect !
      John Gray Morning.

      cheers, Parsnip

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  2. Dear Messrs Gray and Burton,
    I regret to inform you that we shall no longer be able to deliver mail to your residence, following a vicious canine attack upon a long-serving mail delivery operative this morning. The aforementioned postal worker was deeply distressed during surgery upon his severed digit in The Royal Alexandra Hospital. Should you wish to challenge this decision you will need to write to Freepost ROYAL MAIL CUSTOMER SERVICES.
    Yours truly,
    A.Stamp (Mr)
    (Royal Mail Logistics)

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    1. Dear mr Stamp
      I've been a fan of yours for many years and absolutely loved you in " Priscilla Queen of the desert"
      So sorry to hear you have fallen on hard times at the Royal Post office
      Regards
      John Gray
      ( miss)

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  3. How did you get that picture of me? Lucky for you, you are not in this country. Our postal carrier would have sued your pants off. But, wait! They would not cross the road to deliver your mail in the first place. It's not allowed by (their) law, apparently. So, never mind.

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    1. It's one of my favourites of u

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  4. It reminds me: I remember a postman being savaged by a dog that looks like a white pig. Princess Ann had one. It's moniker was Florence. It murdered her mother's favourite corgi and was banned from Buck House the same Christmas as Camilla who didn't savage anybody as far as I know.
    Your postman deserves more than a wave.

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    1. It was only a nip! He knows the rules!

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  5. One of my last acts in life will be to smoke a pack of cigarettes. No alcohol.

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    1. What about a pipe! That will confuse the relatives!

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    2. Joanne....just put a bong bedside, and a copy of "Confederate General in Big Sur".....that'll keep them talking for years...

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  6. I am not a postman but do know, from personal experience, that putting something through the letterbox can lead to surprising results. Which is why you, my dear John, and your (British) readers may be able to explain to me why it's called a letter BOX. It's no such thing. It's a slit in the door WITHOUT a box the other side. Any civilized country does safeguard their co-humans from those little dog snipers by, well, installing that BOX into which a letter falls instead of, rather undignified, letting it plop onto the floor.

    Still, what can you expect of a country that proudly displays their house names "Rose Cottage" but never the occupant's actual surname at their front door?

    U

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    1. Shape doesn't matter. It's the thought that counts.

      U

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    2. Don't know why Mr Postman should have got upset. I assume that, incl thumbs, he's got nine more.

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    3. He wasn't upset he was irritated by himself.....he's played the postbox game for years now

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  7. Where did you get hold of that picture of Tom Stephenson and Rachel when they were children?

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    1. I did think of them funnily enough, when I found it

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    2. Sorry no, I always used a glass in those days.

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    3. Tumbler or flute?

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  8. Keep a supply of small doggy biscuits on the porch and the postman can lead with one of those. (Or sooth his tattered nerves with one for himself). Cute shot of handsome William.

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    1. The postie knows William's game and has played it for years...he just forgot himself

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  9. I think the two in the pic look like Giles Coren and Victoria Coren Mitchell. Knocking back a swift one between poker sessions.

    Jean

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    1. Both very attractive corens....I think Victoria is busty and spunky Giles is just adorable

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  10. Keep a supply of small doggy biscuits on the porch and the postman can lead with one of those. (Or sooth his tattered nerves with one for himself). Cute shot of handsome William.

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  11. It pleases me that William has a naughty side. :)

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  12. I'm glad to hear that William still takes pleasure in something!

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    1. He chases bees in summer..he loves that too

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  13. I just came out from under my bed where my very old and very dear so I didn't kill him, cat decided to poop instead of the extremely short walk into the loo. I mean, the door to the bathroom is inches away from where the cat sleeps under my bed !
    I thought I heard him snicker when I was under the bed, on my belly, with rags rubbing, scrubbing and hoping that cat piss won't change the color of a 100+ year old rug.
    Cat might find he has a new bedroom if this happens again. grrr.

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  14. He looks so innocent ...butter wouldn't melt in his mouth, the little rascal !

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    1. Of all of our dogs past and present William is the Sweetest of them all.......gentle natured and polite

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  15. Elsie throws herself at the door when the post arrives. We have to trade the letters for a slice of ham.

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  16. Oh William ! ( she says laughing )
    A rather pathetic excuse of a postman we had in our village years ago told me Dillon was aggressive. I was shocked & installed a post box on the outside of the gate. I then noticed stickers with a paw print on them on gates all over the village including ours alerting callers to so called aggressive dogs.
    The postman was so disliked by so many villagers & one day disappeared ! We have lovely posties these days.

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  17. Dear Mr Gray ,
    F*ck the Royal Post , I Am A Star . When you are in town, be sure to stop by for a drink.
    Cheers. T Stamp

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  18. We all need that excited lap of honour at some point, ha. Warm greetings!

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    1. It made him feel like a youngster!

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  19. Dear Mr Postman,

    Iz sorry i forgot the rulz, I will kiss you beter if you like.

    Love William XX00

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  20. some years ago a neighbor up the block had a rottweiler, who was loose and made a run at me one day as I was going to my house from the truck. A big dog, probably 50 kilos. I stared him down, still growling. When his owner came down to get him I told him the next time he'd find him hanging from a lampost on the street. Never saw the dog again.
    I'm not big on biting dogs, big or small. but that's just me, we seniors have our quirks.
    Cheers, John.
    Mike

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  21. Our letterbox is outside our fenceline, so the postie on his little motorbike is safe from our dogs, but they do love to race him down the firebreak on their side of the fence. I hate to think what would happen one day if one of us forgot to shut the gate!

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  22. My postman (a lovely lady named Marie-Ange) adores Bok, and always has a pocketful of treats for him.

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  23. I am afraid here, the dog might have gotten a face full of pepper spray.

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  24. That photos could well be me and my best friend John from primary school. When we weren't seeing how naughty we could be we would be taking my dolls pram to the park packed with a picnic. He always wanted to push it and play with the dolls ....

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  26. Doesn't he look smug, LOL!

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    1. He was.........he has the same face after chasing bees in the garden

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  27. Courageous defender of the home!

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