Friday, 7 December 2012

Operation Dog Snot and "pass the sick bowl"

Nigel is visiting this weekend
so I am in the process of bleaching the cottage
Even the dogs have been bathed
I ran out of dog shampoo
So all three are now all puffed up and reeking of Dove Supreme Satin Beauty
It's smells like a tart's boudoir in here

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ps
Well in between making butternut squash  soup,mince pies for the Village Christmas Fayre,  a fresh loaf of bread and banging off the occasional blog...operation "dog snot removal" is going quite well.
Mind you I have been knocked a bit sick by the antics of a tree surgeon over at the Rectory, who has been dominating my attention at the kitchen window.
No he's not an aussie hunk ( my eyesight is not THAT good) no, it's just the fact that every time he moves around the tree ( some 50 feet from the ground at least) I feel as though I am going to puke.
I cannot abide heights
Look carefully..he's way up the bloody tree

34 comments:

  1. Get yourself a couple of scotch eggs after all that cleaning! Does Albert get a bath? I know how cats love that.

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  2. Now that's a wonderful doggy picture!!!

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  3. Our big plate glass windows face due south. You can imagine how well the snot shows-up when the sun shines..... Any tips?

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    1. vinegar and elnow grease

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  4. And how do William and George feel about Eau du Dove?

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  5. It's always great here too when 'company' comes.....all those wonderful smells!!
    Do you make your bread by hand or use a machine? I just got a food processor which I think will do the job for me. Ever made bread in one, Mr. Who Can Do Everything!!lol

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  6. Ooooooh...there he is...way up there. Yikes!! Don't watch. Well, maybe you should in case you have to call for an ambulence.

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  7. Window cleaning with vinegar and newspaper works on every thing.

    When can you arrive? I need some help. I have Dove and dog wash.

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  8. OMG!!! I would definitely not be looking. He's got to be nuts!

    Wishes you continued success with the dog snot and the butternut squash soup. May they remain forever separate.

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  9. I can't decide if he's brave or lacking in the mental department. What a great photo!

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  10. Oh, crap. I see him. Horrifying! I'm afraid of heights, too...

    Enjoy your visit with Nigel!

    Nitty Gritty Momma

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  11. Oh God...blech...Chris isn't afraid of heights either, he used to climb up the ship's mast ...while it was moving!
    Jane x

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  12. Off topic, but what are Scotch eggs? I meant to ask the other day. I've never heard of them!

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    1. Its a boiled egg inside a wrapping of sausage meat and then coated with bread crumbs...delicious!

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  13. Between 76 and 79 I operated a gardening service and pruned trees much taller than that. The highest I get these days is standing up at the toilet.

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    1. dunno how you did that doc.... I feel sick at the very thought of it

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  14. For heaven's sake, stop looking at the man in the tree! You don't need to clean up puke after you've removed all the dog snot.

    Or, is it the same as when one drives by an accident and can't help looking?

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  15. It's smells like a tart's boudoir in here

    people are fond of saying this, but I want to know has anyone actually been in a tarts boudoir? and are prepared to admit to it?

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    1. kath
      I have never been inside a tart's boudoir.....(figuratively or otherwise)

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    2. I don't think tarts run to boudoirs these days. There's a recession y'know!

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  16. I managed to avoid reading this over lunch....which is a first....but the thought of being up that tree makes me woozy anyway

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  17. O golly, I can see him and I don't like heights either John - draw the curtains.

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  18. You are so productive John. All those animals to care for and you manage to keep a well stocked larder too! Don't look at the man up the tree any more. He is bound to fall if you do!

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  19. Just looking at that photo gives me vertigo. The man must be mad!

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  20. Good food, clean tarty dogs and bleached home. All sounds wonderful until Albert drags a rat in.... I hate heights too....especially the heights I fly for 7 hours to get to the UK for vacations...but so worth the panic!

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  21. Clean house, clean dogs, don't mess it up by watching the guy! Somehow, throwing up just seems counter productive!

    Cat ;)

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  22. You should have got closer, he might have been an Aussie hunk after all and you could have been on hand to give him a kiss of life in an emergency.

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  23. I can't imagine anyone in this country doing the job like that. He'd have to be suspended in a safety harness, or better yet in a bucket truck, with four other guys on the ground drinking coffee and watching. For safety's sake.

    Do you think he was up there last night during the lightning storm? Ask him if he's seen a bouquet-bearing badger.

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  24. It is cat snot here - but goodness how it sticks. Cat snot and super glue. Sigh. Good luck with your mammoth cleanathon.

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  25. It's the same with car windows. Forever cleaning off doggie slime.

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  26. Just as I realised the rear window of the car needed cleaning of dog snot another car went into the back of mine. The garage repair guys cleaned all the windows for me. How fantastic was that?

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  27. He must have nerves of steel to clamber casually around a tree at that height. If I was up there, I'd be terrified.

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  28. Just had to say, please don't use 'human' products when bathing dogs, as a retired dog groomer I know these can cause skin irritations/allergies - just sayin.

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