Sunday, 8 September 2013

A Dog With Sharp Corners

George watching the sheep from bed this morning
We have our square faced boy back.
Gone is the mop of " Dennis the Menace" hair and thanks to the ever cheerful groomer Jacky , George now looks slick and smart and all Art Deco again.
Scottish terriers only look their best when they have sharp corners.

On a Sunday ( if I am not working) it is customary for Chris to have breakfast in bed.
I walk the dogs beforehand, feed and let out the animals and with boiled egg firmly ensconced in flowery egg cup I lead the dogs back up to bed for their usual lie in.

There is a sharpness in the air this morning.
and the dogs become wonderful organic hot water bottles come autumn.


52 comments:

  1. He DOES look good.

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  2. I loved that last pic, I used to feel very snuggly with my 2 dogs on the bed in the caravan.

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  3. Your dogs are just too cute for words :-)

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  4. Do you spoil your dogs YES! but we all do. They give you such unconditional love. Love haircut.
    Rosezeeta.

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  5. We define a cold night at a 'three cat night'. And yes, they too make wonderful organic hot water bottles - but bed hog severely.
    Love the angular pooch.

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  6. What a smart boy.

    Is there to be an addition - the pit pat of Bulldog feet ?

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  7. 'Customary for breakfast in bed'.....jeepers, that's very '50s housewifey of you!!Hope the spoiling's reciprocated. Gorgeous George is as gorgeous as ever. I could be likened to a Scottish Terrier in that I too have had a haircut and ergo no more sharp corners.....oh, wait a minute!x

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    1. It's his treat for working hard..

      I know it's definitely 1955

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    2. Like I was sayin'!

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  8. I do love the idea of my Tess as an organic hot waterbottle.

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  9. Wonderful picture, fully concur that this is how a Scotty should look! My late lamented "Sooty" (stupid name, chosen by previous owners who then dumped him!) a beddie/poodle cross(we used to call them mongrels, now they're "designer dogs"!) used to snuggle under the duvet, coming out now and again for a breath of fresh air! Many people (saddos) express disgust that I permitted this but I saved a fortune on heating bills!

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    1. It's nice (for the dog's sake) that you kept the name even though you didn't like it. :-)

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  10. I just love that expression, A dog with sharp corners. We had a Scottish terrier for 13 years. He was and still is sorely missed. They always look so good when groomed. I love George's sleek 'do! Great as hotties as well.

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    1. If I ever write a book... A DOG WITH SHARP CORNERS will be the title

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  11. what a great way to spend a sunday morning!

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  12. That dog would make a great brooch. I think it is a North American Indian saying about when a winter night gets really cold, they call it a 'three-dog night', because that's how many you need to snuggle up with to stay warm.

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  13. And all I get is the cat, who insists on lying with his head away from me, and his tail wagging in my face.

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    1. do you deserve the opposite end? i would not think so.

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  14. ...dogs become wonderful organic hot water bottles come autumn.

    Yeah, my two like to almost lay on my feet. During cold weather its great!

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  15. You spoil everyone in your life! They are lucky to have you, all of them.

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  16. But . but . . but . . when I walk my dog, even briefly, he comes back wet, dirty and disgustingly smelly because he's pushed through wet undergrowth and explored every ditch, burrow or puddle. So what miracle happens to your pack to make them clean enough to sleep on white bedding? I really need to know.

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  17. The last pic is great. So peaceful.

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  18. Egg yolk and breadcrumbs on the sheets....the real reason why the dogs love the bed.
    Jane x

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    1. And dropped bagel bits under the duvet

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  19. I couldn't agree more!!! And it must be the season for haircuts, if you have a minute, you'll have to read my blog post this morning...

    Enjoy your day John!

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  20. Art Deco dog. I like that idea.
    I'm afraid we're cursed with a collection of Baroque cats.

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  21. The most adorable little pillows. Better than anything Martha Stewart could ever come up with for her linen line.

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  22. George does look handsome - all cleaned up!

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  23. George seems quite aware he is the handsome young man.

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  24. What beautiful furry friends!! Gotta love pets. They really do become like family.

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  25. Gorgeous George! No, I've never followed wrestling, but I remember hearing and reading about him when I was a kid. Anyone old enough to remember? As for egg cups - I have to tell a story on myself. In 1974 when I spent 3 wonderful weeks in the UK, I stayed at my pen pal's father-in-law's home in Newcastle a couple of nights. Tony had been living with him since his wife died, and the 2 men were great hosts. The first morning they had me sit at the table while they did all the work - including cooking - and brought me a boiled egg in a little cup. And a tiny spoon. I was at a loss for words - I had never seen an egg cup before. Had no idea what to do. They instructed me, then Tony asked what I usually did with a boiled egg. I told him that if it was hard boiled, I just held it in my hand and whacked it with a knife, then scooped the insides into a bowl! They were both a little shocked, I think.

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    1. I remember Dickie Davies introducing gorgeous George
      That was a lifetime a go

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    2. i remember gg. i wanted him as my dad!!!!!!!

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  26. What a beautiful nest of canines!

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  27. Now I want a scottish terrier... but then, everytime I see a good looking dog, I want one of that specific breed. How about I get one of each! ;)

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    1. Get one
      They are loyal as the day is long

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    2. All cynologists I've heard or read said the same thing: there's no better dog then a scottish terrier. I'll wait till I move out of the city though and I hope they get along well with huskies! I'm a man of the North: I got to have huskies. ;)

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  28. Aw George is so sweet. Can he come and live with me?

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  29. I can vouch for those "wonderful, organic, hot water bottles" my Yorkies always slept under the covers, one in particular at the bottom of the bed, and kept our feet warm all night long :)
    George looks mighty handsome.
    ~Jo

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  30. That first picture of George reminds me that "Netto" is no more in this fair land. Remember Netto's scottie dog - representing thrift. I still miss "Netto" - "Aldi" and "Lidl" aren't the same.

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  31. Has net to folded?
    I remember the net to in walkley very well

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    1. That Netto is now an Asda like all other Nettos in England and Wales. Damn those ASDA moneypigs!

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  32. My heart skipped a beat wen I saw the first photo. It reminded me of my first Little Square Black Scotty, Kirbey.
    And your right they do look better with sharp edges. My Square Dog know when then look good and walk around showing off for a few minutes then go roll in the grass !
    But no matter how they look I love them.

    cheers, parsnip

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  33. Give me a Lab like Lilli.
    No pointy bits and not much grooming other than the odd brush and wash (less frequent the better as far as Lil is concerned)

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  34. There's nothing like a dog in bed when the weather is chilly.

    Love,
    Janie

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  35. You are living the life. A great partner, a farm, and awesome dogs.

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  36. I love both of the photos. The first one evokes something deep within me, and the second makes me want to be part of the photo and hope there's room enough for me to snuggle with them.

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  37. Breakfast in bed, just totally sweet for the one you love. Now I must ask, are the dogs waiting for a piece of the egg too? My little ones are the worst beggars when it comes to food. I spoil them rotten :-)

    Georg looks good all squared up.

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