Thursday, 12 September 2013

Winifred


She's a big lump of a bulldog
Is Winnie
Four years old
Not fazed by anything
She has just met three new dogs, a wide eyed black cat
And 50 hens
And is now, sleeping a slightly stressed bulldog sleep on the hearth rug 
Hey ho

73 comments:

  1. Oh she's beautiful! Ya just wanna hug her!

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  2. Knew you would! Well done you and congratulations to Winnie, you're both lucky xx

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  3. New dog? Fabulous! Life is always improved by a new dog. And she is beautiful, congratulaions.

    Impressed by the way her tongue can roll completely over.

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  4. what a pup!!! i can't wait to hear of all the wonderful winnie adventures you will all have. that is one lucky girls!

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  5. You're a wonderful big softy

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  6. Soft as shite you are ......but she is gorgeous, it has to be said ....

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  7. Winnie is adorable and she's lucky that you gave her a home.

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  8. She is gorgeous! So much love in your home.
    Jane x

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  9. She's a lucky beastie...as she will find out!

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  10. I knew you would. I'm so glad - for Winnie and for you. Hope all the animals settle down and get on well together.
    A big (((((((HUG))))))) for you, you lovely man. xx

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  11. I envy you your dogs. They are all gorgeous.

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    1. I envy the dogs their John. He is gorgeous.

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  12. You old bulldog lover, you.

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  13. Good for you John. She is lovely.

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  14. "Welcome Winnie"

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  15. snore snore fart snore

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  16. She's beautiful!

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  17. Isn't she magnificent? How can anyone NOT succumb to that big smiley face? Watch out, Crufts! - AND Miss Wales!

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  18. yahoo!! It's time!! what a sweet lump of doggy.......

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  19. Aw she's beautiful. Thanks for taking her in, John. She will give you many years of pleasure I'm sure. We've just inherited two extra kittens as their owner passed away in South Africa this morning. We've been kitty-sitting and now they'll be absorbed into Hedgesville Kittyland. Thank goodness for my loyal and kind Tanzanian staff. Greetings Jo

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  20. Awwww...took you a little while. What convinced you?

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    1. I wanted to be sure susie.. As much as I could be....
      I needed to assess her health, temperament , personality etc...
      With having the other dogs, especially Meg, who is not an easy character... I needed to work out any problem areas...
      Even now, we have a couple of weeks to let her settle... If not, or if there are any problems , I am afraid she will return to her previous owner

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    2. I think that is a good idea.
      I am known in my family as 'dog for a day'
      A couple of times I have had a dog to stay with us to see if it 'worked' in our family, but they had to go back.
      Now my little Crumble is just wonderful. I could not imagine life without him now
      Good luck and I look forward to reading all about her
      Sue

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  21. Seems to me you have gone down with a bad case of bulldogitis John, I knew you would succumb. Once a lover of bulldogs, always a lover of bulldogs - one slobber from that wonderful face and you would be lost, just as I would have been.

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  22. She is lovely. I am sure she will settle in fine.

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  23. Sucker! ;) So glad you have added the third cog to your wheel of dogs. So jealous, I am trying to convince my husband we need a new dog in our lives and it isn't going so well. Can't wait for stories about Winifred.

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  24. I wondered if you'd end up with another one sooner rather than later. On Sunday, i saw two different bulldogs out for walkies, and i hadn't seen any. I immediately thought of you and wondered if that were a sign?

    She looks lovely, and i do hope she can settle in well. I do worry about Meg and her ability to recognize that no one can shift the place you have for her in your heart. WE know that, of course, but does she? I hope she does.

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  25. Awwwwww.....congrats to all.

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  26. Oh John, she's just passing gas because she's content, and wants to share a little love with you, lol.....
    That's why she snores and well um....passes gas!!

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  27. Is it the farting that made you bond? (Sorry, John, I couldn't resist. Hehe.) Of course, she's lovely and so are you!

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  28. I knew you would take her in! And I'm sure the "probationary" period will go well. Too much love in that cottage for it not to. I worry about you when you're in your dotage, and can just imagine you tottering down the road with a leash and empty collar stretched out in front of you like the old boy in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", walking your imaginary bulldog!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  29. She is beautiful and I love the name. If there are any problems I pray they are short lived.

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  30. That face would make a hard man crack so you, you big softie, were bound to crack sooner or later ! Did Chris have a say in it or is he just used to having new waifs and strays arrive ?!!
    I'm sure that Winnie will make sure that she fits in perfectly ...... she knows which side her bread's buttered !!!! XXXX

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    1. Chris has his reservations and quite justified they are too....... Our next dog will be his favourite..a scottie

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  31. Francien is going to love her, as indeed, do I.

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  32. I love the bulldog mate. Look at that lovely face. She's gonna be chasing those hens like mad soon, especially when you're not looking, ha ha ha. Then she'll come in all innocent when you try to tell her off.

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  33. She's a lucky duck !
    Sew her a Scottie Dog outfit, and she'll become Chris's favourite :)
    ~Jo

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  34. awwwwwwwwwww sweet baaboo duggie !
    I'm with Chris, I love all gud dugs especially shelter dogies but it is hard for me to resist Scotties.
    I hope she is a bit daft and will fit in nicely with Meg.
    I love here name.

    cheers, parsnip

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  35. Resistance was fultile wasn't it John? I hope all goes well with her settling in.

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  36. It was just a matter of time really wasn't it? xx

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  37. Oh you big softy!! SHe's lovely. Our local shelter just adopted out a one-eyed English bulldog. :)

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  38. I hope she settles in to your big, fabulous animal kingdom that is lovingly maintained by humans. :)

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  39. Shock, amazement - well no! actually I'm thinking damn, if I'd started a sweepstake on how long before you caved in, I could have made a fortune. I'm hope Winifred (what a wonderful name) will settle down to a harmonious life with your menagerie; she looks as though she'll fit into the village perfectly . She's a very lucky dog. :-)

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  40. Ahh ,she's lovely . What did Chris say ?

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    1. Not a great deal......she is on 2 weeks trial
      Hopefully he'll take to her x

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  41. I knew she'd end up with you. Thank God.

    Love,
    Janie

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  42. AHA! You softy, you! She's a lucky girl. The picture of her yesterday was outstanding.

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  43. John, she just knew you wouldn't be able to resist her - you can see by the smile on her face. Welcome aboard Winnie.

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  44. Chris will grow to love her in those 2 weeks, I've no doubt!! Congrats on the new addition!!

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  45. I hope she is good then and doesn't poop or wee where she shouldn't.

    Megs a girl after my own heart!

    Good Luck Winnie!

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  46. Aww John, she is lovely. What a great name. What great people you and Chris are. Well done X

    Jo in NZ

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  47. A big welcome to Miss Winnie! Be sure to give Meg extra cuddles.

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  48. Aaaaaw! *tilts head sideways*

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  49. Chris is bound to love that smile.
    Hope all goes well, John!

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  50. Two weeks trial - ha!

    Come on Winnifred let Chris know how lucky he is to have you in his life.

    John already knows!

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  51. How wonderful for Winnie! I love her name, and her wrinkled face!

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  52. She's beautiful and you're wonderful, that's what you are!

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  53. You have a heart like soft butter - and I do hope that she can stay...

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  54. Wow, what a looker! Congrats! Winnie is a winner!

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  55. Tentative congratulations, then. Why was she needing a home? I expect you'll come in the house some day and surprise Chris sweet-talking the little shnookums.

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  56. Oh my, you went and did it! She is a beauty,John, and we all knew that you would invite her into your home to love and care for her.

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  57. She's gorgeous John xx

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  58. Oh, you're a sweetheart and she's adorable... Or did I mean that the other way around?

    Either way...

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  59. How do you get so lucky?

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  60. How do you get so lucky?

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  61. Big congrats on wonderful Winnie !!

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  62. She is Splendiferous!!!!

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