Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Slimy , 6 am Nipples

The 6 am dog walk is no fun.
It's purely a necessity.
Old dogs have small bladders and they need their wees even when it is still dark outside.
Having said this, so do I nowadays.

After abulutions, and as the Prof is tucking into his eggy breakfast we all troop silently through the cottage back to bed.
George now finds the stairs a bit of a chore, so has his own fur lined cushion in the kitchen, but the others with Albert in tow arrange themselves around me on the duvet for a lie in.

There is always a brief " bunfight" where the animals vie for the best position next to me and Winnie invariably chances her hand and carefully lowers her undercarriage onto my fingers in the vain hope for a brief belly rub.
I don't indulge her. The sensation of a slimy mass of bald nipples literally turns my stomach!
A fact that wouldn't surprise any of you I suppose.

Winnie's nipples can often be a talking point when we are out and about, as they almost drag on a floor as she walks. Her belly resembles a plastic carrier bag that's filled with porridge so it is clear to all that she has given birth to at least two litters of puppies.
Bulldog puppies are often removed from their mothers at birth to be hand reared.
Bulldog mothers can be clumsy it is thought, and at up to two thousand pounds a puppy, breeders often don't take the chance of an accidental smothering.
This is such a shame as I think Winnie would have made a super mother.
Her nipples are her battle scars.
Scars of a mother who never knew the joy of her own puppies.





38 comments:

  1. I would have to give her a little belly rub, carefully avoiding weird old nipples!
    Winnie would have been a super mother and there is no way she would have smothered a pup

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    1. She is incredibly clumsy but strangely not with mary who she playfights with on a daily basis

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  2. as long as those slimy nipples are not the prof's...

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  3. Regarding The Prof's breakfast, I am so glad you wrote "tucking". For a moment I thought you had written something else.

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  4. Nice morning ritual

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  5. That is so sad for Winnie...they say you don't miss what you've never had but when it comes to the joys of motherhood I'm not so sure.

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    1. When mary was a puppy she was incredibly patient with her....still is

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  6. I've never been a mother and I thank my lucky stars every damn day.

    I love your dog pile. It seems to prove that we did not domesticate the dog, they domesticated us.

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    1. That's a pretty loaded statement "... every damn day". For obvious reasons you don't know how you'd feel if you had found yourself being a mother despite yourself - possibly realizing, with horror, what, by a whisker, you may have missed.

      Before you drum up the firing brigade: There are many valid reasons why some women don't "fulfill their biological destiny" (sorry about that expression - I love it because it's so full of bathos); yet I'd say you need to qualify your sentiment - otherwise speculation may be rife.

      On an afterthought: Yesterday it was brought to my attention that "Vivian" used to be a boy's name. Not that that has anything to do with the price of nappies.

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    2. "I've never been a mother and I thank my lucky stars every damn day." - HELL YEAH, ME TOO!

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    3. AND ME!! And why should Vivian (or anyone) have to qualify their sentiments?

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    4. Its only ursula i dont think she means any harm

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  7. "Slimy" is one of those words that conjure up the worst. It's why eating okra and frogs' eyes are such a challenge to me.

    How can a nipple be slimy? Dry, cracked, shrivelled, inverted, and all sorts of horrors, even missing - but "slimy"?

    Thanks for the laugh (sorry Winnie): "Her belly resembles a plastic carrier bag that's filled with porridge". All I need now is find someone who I can use this most delicious image on (unless it's copyright protected).

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    1. If you meet her i will encourage you to run your hand over the aforementioned nipple row

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  8. Breaking my heart. I felt so badly for our rescue dogs, who had bred thousands of dollars of pups, in a wire cage for all their lives. Life isn't fair for dogs, either.

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  9. They look like udders from a distance ...

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    1. Looking the sunday after next for the clean up 11am?

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  10. I don t think an elderly neutered dog, who has not just given birth and is not nursing, should have slimy [which i am interpreting as wet or mucus-y] nipples! They should be dry and velvety. Maybe a trip to the vet is in order?

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    1. Imcan on
      i can onlY describe them as rather slug like....

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  11. Yes, Mavis has larger, although not so slimy nipples, although she too had her pups taken from her. She does miss them dreadfully, for obvious reasons we don't know what happened, but every dog rescue show we watch on the television that has any doggy cries of distress especially puppy ones, she is at the television with a look of such sorrow in her eyes.

    I didn't let Suky have any pups, even though like Bulldogs Pug puppies go for large sums of money, because I thought nice neat little nipples are much more desirable.

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  12. You write so poignantly about her, give her a belly rub! She's earned it!

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  13. So sad John - although I am not quite sure which end is which.

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    1. Tell us more about your holiday

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    2. Tell us less abut dog's privates.

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    3. ABOUT - JEEZ! It's not my fault I am pissed!... actually, maybe it is...

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  15. I didn't know that about Bulldog pups - sad. When I was a child we homed a female Border Collie puppy that was rejected by her mother who only allowed the male pup to feed. Beauty we called her had puppies herself when she was quite old ( the village bad boy got to her ) She killed the only female by squashing her.

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  16. Like Weaver, I'm having trouble sorting out one end from the other and is that Mary's head in Winnie's nether regions??? :)

    I think Winnie deserves extra scratches if you're not up to a belly rub . . .

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  17. A long long way from God's Own Country

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  18. When I was quite young, our collie had 12 puppies. Every one of them lived and went to a good home. I guess in those days, in that place, everything was easier and I think more "gentle" ..

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  19. Animal breeders are low on my list of people to admire. Very low.

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    1. Well then I must be low because I've had a litter of purebred Lab puppies with my dear Rosie, and worried and fussed over them and still keep track of them in their new homes six years later. I don't necessarily agree with everything people do in every breed, and I agree that puppy millers and back yarders are scum, but without pure bred dog breeders we'd have none of those amazing search and rescue dogs, or the guide and service dogs, or sheep herders, or police dogs, or all those gorgeous dogs doing other amazing jobs that pure bred-dogs do best.

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  20. I just ❤️ Winnie! Animals are treated cruelly; some get lucky at a forever family who love them! 💋 xoxo' to the babies! Gab

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