Monday, 10 July 2017

Visitors

Wet dog

The cottage smells of wet dog.
I have old friends from Sunny, fragrant Australia popping in and the place reeks of animal!
I've ran around with the fabreeze and in a moment of madness squirted each dog with a few blasts of my clinque Happy...so now the cottage smells of fabreeze, clinique Happy AND wet dog...it's not a nice combination!
It's an awfully wet and dismal day to be visiting Wales a fact made worse by Albert who has utilized the time it took me to drag the dogs around a very wet Trelawnyd in order to remove the prawn filling from some newly made sandwiches left out on the sideboard. ( I say handmade.....handmade by marks and Spencer!!!!)

When we visited our friends in their mansion just outside Sydney the sun was shining and the Kookaburras laughed in the shade of the trees!
Here a bedraggled cockerel is crowing into the rain as damp Mrs Trellis runs past in her kagool

42 comments:

  1. Well you can't really compete with a mansion outside sunny Sydney, from a cosy cottage in wet Wales. I'm sure your friends will enjoy seeing you again, and sampling your hospitality, even if the prawn sandwiches have got Albert's paw marks all over them !

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  2. your friends won't notice the missing prawn filling. just don't tell them albert pinched it!

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  3. They'll love it. After all, it's you they've come to see, and I'm sure a bit of wet dog and a crowing cockerel is as entertaining to them as a Kookaburra in the sunshine is to us!

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  4. A true friend won't care and a true Sydney-sider won't either!
    Have a wonderful time!

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  5. Sounds like a home that is lived in land loved

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  6. Mansion outside of Sydney. I am not sure that I like the sound of that. It sounds terribly western suburbs.

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    1. It a lovely house andrew

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  7. They'll appreciate all the different shades of green in Wales though, which wouldn't be there without all that rain! X

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  8. Wet dog is not too bad a smell - could be worse, dog rolled in sheep muck is pretty bad, but far far worse is dog rolled in fox muck (intolerable). Your visitors won't mind at all, they've come along to see you and the beautiful countryside.

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  9. You're a laugh :)

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  10. regarding eau de animal- I prefer wet dog to cat p*ss ..

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  11. Who doesn't like Fabreeze? I am sure they have used it in their mansion also.

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    1. I would be sneezing me head off with all those allergens; good thing I am not visiting john today!

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  12. "Friends" won't bat an eye . . .
    They will live Wet Dogs and All!

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  13. Would much prefer a cottage in Wales smelling of wet dog etc plus a bonus of a bedraggled cockerel crowing into the rain as Mrs Trellis runs past in a kagool any day of the week. Far more entertaining.

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  14. Perhaps they will appreciat a slice of 'real' life in a heritage cottage in Wales. Just be real John.....

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  15. Oh, the shame!
    Really, they should be thrilled that there isn't some sickly creature in the kitchen cabinet and William hasn't shat on the wall.

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  16. Yes, but they are coming to see you. Who cares about the damp and odiferous?

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  17. I'm sure they will love it all but the Fabreze. Do you have time to wash the dogs and house before they arrive?

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  18. I suppose they will be seeing Wales as Wales is, wet.

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  19. Have to tell you visiting in the rain is always messy but coming from somewhere where it doesn't rain but two short times a year.... I wouldn't mind it. Mother nature is Mother nature.
    And wet dog is just ok with me. Hand me a towel and I will help dry the pooches off. George first please.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  20. They are coming to see you John, just be sure you are dry and smell nice.

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    1. hee hee hee! he's a clean old man! :)

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  21. That's how it is in Wales.Like it or leave it. You're still there.

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  22. This sounds like the kind of last-minute catastrophe that happens at our house. We can't even put the tablecloth and dishes on the table beforehand because there will be a cat up there exploring. Never had one remove the contents of a sandwich, though! And we do a lot of "hand-made" foods the last few years as well. No one knows the difference unless you tell them :) Have a good visit, be yourself and that's all they will want.

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  23. "Wet Dog" by Calvin Klein is not a fragrance I would be drawn to when choosing a new bottle of aftershave.

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    1. nor is "eau de chat poo".

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    2. Now what does the French word "chat" mean? Let me check Google Translator... Oh! Oh dear!

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  24. Oh John- how I love that last paragraph!
    And I have to say - surely you should have known that that fiend of a cat would purloin all the prawns. What did you give your visitors? Fish paste?

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    1. They were covered with a tea towel pat!

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  25. 'Wet Dog', by Donald Trump. A bit like 'Success', but more like 'Suck Cess'.

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  26. They have come to visit you - and I would be very surprised to learn that they didn't love their visit.

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  27. This may all be rather exotic to your guests.

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    1. Naw..nia, my old friend came from Prestatyn , 2 miles away x

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  28. Did this really happen asked a wallaby

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  29. Don't you worry for one moment. Sounds wonderfully exotic and welcoming to me and I am an Australian. I bet they loved it.

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