Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Meg

Do you know what?......I found yesterday's funeral terribly effing depressing
There are many reasons for this....
and non need to be thrashed out just at the moment.
I just can't  be arsed navel gazing.....well not today anyway.

Suffice to say when I got home,  I could have done with half an hour laughing at something mindless...
In the end, it was two incredibly simple things that brightened my day.
The first was a newsy and chatty phone call  with best friend Nu

The second occurred as I was cutting mushrooms for tea.

After the third bout of chopping, I noticed a disturbance in the back garden through the kitchen window..
Thinking that Albert was chasing sparrows , I ambled outside, wiping my hands on a tea towel as I went and as I looked over the garden wall I shouted a usual " leave the poor bugger alone" shout.

Albert was there, to be sure, but instead of bouncing around after a small skinny bird, he was playing gently and rather surprisingly with Meg.
Now Meg is an old girl. She is a neurotic nine year old terrier , with milky eyes and a bad temper, but in the afternoon  sun,and in the privacy of our back garden, she careered around the garden path, all goggle eyed and vacant...... chased affectionately by a fat black cat with a wonky leg like a puppy with it's silly head on.
I couldn't have wished for a better panacea to the funeral blues...........and watched misty eyed
as our cranky old bitch dropping infront of a wide eyed Albert like a loon
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Look closely
Albert's wide eyes are just behind 

49 comments:

  1. Few things make me feel better than seeing Franklin drag Harper into the backyard to play chase. I hope you're okay now. You do know that you've very loved, don't you?

    Love,
    Janie

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  2. So sweet. Our animals we know so well still always have the ability to surprise us - and often in a good way.

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  3. It looks like meg has two heads.

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  4. that is so sweet! spring is in the air and your family is celebrating it!

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  5. Just what the 'doctor' ordered!
    Spring is in the air at your place, John! And just look at that garden!

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    1. The flowers arnt out yet jimbo

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  6. I am very glad for you that you had Nu and the animals to cheer you. But see, *you* did that, surrounding yourself with that which makes you happy.
    XO

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  7. They did that romp to give you smiles, and it worked.

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  8. Animals do so much to improve the quality of our lives,
    but you know that already.

    Lovely gardens there, John.

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  9. You can't be miserable with a bunch of furry idiots around.
    Jane x

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  10. They were giving you what you needed, just as you did for the family at the funeral. Karma at its very best. Love your garden. And the two headed Meg.

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  11. They are feeling spring in the air. What a lovely surprise.
    Your garden looks beautiful.

    cheers, parsnip

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  12. There you have it..it's why I love these little, innocent creatures.

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  13. And people think cats and dogs don't get along

    *hugs* ♥

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  14. Now that's a sight that would melt an ogre's heart.

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  15. Isn't that one of the reasons we have animals, to give us laughs and love when we need it. Mine do all the time...
    Peter

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  16. Aww...bless them.

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  17. I suppose it is hard to maintain a grumpy mood all day everyday and occasionally one must relent.

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  18. I think I am in love with Albert.

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  19. Animals live in the present; sometimes I think it would be better if humans did too.

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  20. And the garden looks wonderful.

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  21. So glad they put on a good "turn" to cheer you up!
    All looking wonderful in your part of the world.

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  22. I loved this story! So sweet :)

    Hope you feel better soon, John.

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  23. I would end up dead without my animals, John. So I am pleased (but not surprised) that it was your animals - this time dear Albert and old Meg who cheered you up! Thanks for sharing that. xx

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    1. Me too. They really are the best comfort in the world. Lovely picture John.

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  24. BTW I loved seeing the sun and soft shadows in your garden. Has spring arrived at last for you???

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  25. One of those special moments John.

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  26. Your animals are so just darned cute and your garden looks beautiful. Chin up x

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  27. It's the best reason of all to share a home with dogs - they can always be relied upon to lighten a mood....

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  28. what would we do with out our four legged mates thy neaver fail to make us smile in the worst of times MBE FOR THEM ALL

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  29. That's so lovely.

    I was feeling tired & flat yesterday after a hectic weekend in the shop. We took Dillon for a walk in the wooded area of the village which has a stream running through it. Watching him splashing around having a lot of fun lifted my spirits no end x

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  30. There's something so relaxing and amusing watching two animals simply have fun together, and for whatever reason when it's two of different species it's even nicer to watch.

    I'm glad they had the ability to lift your mood, they love you as much as we do. Be nice to yourself you've had a tough week .... and it's only Tuesday!!

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  31. That was a well deserved reward....

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  32. Who cares of whom? Take care, DG

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  33. They're giving you the "get lost" look. I do hope your spirits are lifted. It's hard to be grumpy in such a garden, I think.

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  34. That is why we love our animals; they will brighten even your darkest day.

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  35. In the garden of John Gray
    There is much to brighten one's day
    Creature's great and small
    A safe haven for them all
    Meg and Albert having fun
    Playing chase in the sun
    A better place you could not find
    If you want peace of mind

    Hope you are feeling better today John x




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  38. They knew exactly what they were doing. Sweethearts!

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  39. On a day commemorating one's death, there is nothing like some silliness in the back lawn.

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  40. Some animals just go crazy for 5 mins every so often don't they. My Mums old cat used to stand up hair on end and then dash this way and then that. the next thing you know she would run full pelt out around the outside of the room along the skirting

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  41. What a wonderful gift. My kitties make me smile, too, either by being silly or wonderfully sweet and affectionate when this old girl needs a bit of cheering up. priceless.

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  42. It actually looks like Albert is catching a ride from Old Meg. What a sweet pair.

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