Monday, 14 July 2014

Don't forget the quiet one....

Sometimes the quiet child in a family needs some 1 to 1  time
Overshadowed by 2 needy Welsh terriers
and a somewhat excitable and hyperventilating bulldog bitch, who constantly swings her titties,
George sometimes gets his good natured nose pushed out of shape
Not that he minds much, he's used to it
as even Albert is higher in the canine pecking order, than he is...

And so
When I picked him up from the groomers' today
I bought him a packet of pork luncheon meat from Sainsbury's 
And whilst sitting on my lap in the car park
happily watching the shoppers going in and out with their trolleys
He very slowly ate the flipping lot
All .......to himself.....

70 comments:

  1. George, you are loved. And you are beautiful.

    Love,
    Janie

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  2. Gorgeous dog and he sure enjoyed his one on one time with you.

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    1. He even got to sit in the front seat, which usually meg never allows... He is always relegated to the back seat with William and Winifred

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  3. There he is! I love George, he is so cute!

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  4. What a sweetheart.

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  5. Awww, George of the jungle ;)

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  6. It's always nice to feel special and have that one on one time with the one you love.

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  7. Hmmm, reminds me of "someone we know" who scoffs Scotch Eggs on his own too.

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    1. I have to buy my own dani

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  8. Good on you George. I LOVE you! Good on your dear dad, for taking the time to spend quali time with you. Mwaah. xxx

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  9. I love how you and George had your private time :P

    XO
    WWW

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  10. George !
    You know how much I adore George.
    Dr. Watson used to look out the window like that . He love to sit and watch. Plus he takes treats very quietly and eats his dinner that way to.
    He is a gentle soul much like your George.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Gayle
      He seems to have got his own fan club here

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  11. Georgie-porgie...you're a doll.

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    1. I have a dog named George and we call him Georgie-porgie all the time! :)

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  12. sweet georgie, your daddy loves you so!

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  13. I bet he loved his 1 to 1 time with you. The quiet ones don't ask for much, do they?

    On the day our little Border Terrier took his last trip to the vets I spent the whole day with him, just sitting on a blanket in the garden, and I fed him all the little treats he was denied on his low fat diet, stuck my nose in his coat and breathed in his 'doggy' smell. 17 years later, I can still recall that smell.

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    1. That brought tears to my old eyes ..thanks chuck

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    2. I did that with my Scotty Kirby. Near the end I let her have a piece of steak or chicken the foods she couldn't have (super restive diet) and she would chew them so sweetly.
      we carried her around and she ended up living in the main part of the house with the deck. so she didn't have to use the stairs. She died in her sleep a few days later.
      I am in tears over your sweet one along with mine.
      cheers,

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    3. Okay, each story made me tear up. You are just lovely people.

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  14. You really are the nicest, kindest man that I know John. Pork luncheon meat for George - I love Scotties and I am sure he appreciated that one-to-one time. x

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  15. I'm so glad you did that for him. This almost made me cry, then KitKatCot's comment finished me off.

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    1. Yes, hers slayed everyone in the aisles

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  16. Lucky George…..your undivided attention and a special treat! Were you eating a scotch egg too? I am sure you deserve one, what with all that cycling!

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  17. That is nice John. I do things like that with my cats.

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    1. Do they like Sainsbury's?

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    2. They prefer Waitrose like their owner.

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  18. My little Toby is just like your sweet George....quiet and never demanding. And he is definitely not one of our pack of four...which seems to be fine by him.
    George is the cutest thing...I'm so happy you gave him a special treat. :)

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  19. Each child needs their own special day! How sweet you are.

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  20. Love it. And I hope he did a bit of sneaky bragging when he got home again.

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  21. I love him with that cute, yet stern profile. You are such a good daddy!!

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  22. Just like with people, you can't forget the quite ones, they often need the most attention!
    I hope you're having a great week!
    Tammy

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    1. I will..cracking surname btw xxxx

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  23. If you'd stick to Winnie stories you wouldn't rip at the hearts of all the terrier lovers on you list. And yes, I hope George exhaled just the tiniest small wisp of pork breath on all the have-nots.

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    1. He had a definite spring in his step when he walked into the cottage

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  24. I was the quiet child,my Mum put that stuff in my sandwiches for school...was that a kindness?
    Jane x

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  26. Good parenting! We all need to feel special.
    jenny

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    1. George can be so invisible sometimes....it's nice to make a fuss

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    2. Heres to the introverts.
      x

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  27. I'm very partial to pork luncheon meat myself and well restrained you on the scotch egg front.

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    1. I have been on a solo bike ride too!

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  28. Adorable George - all us 'Scotties' are in our own inimitable and quaint fashion! x

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  29. Glad that George got some food loving!

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  30. Love George! Glad he got a special treat.

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  31. Groomers did a great job! The spousal unit insists on being a one dog family.

    So I book one on one time with my sons (adult now) just to get to know the men they have become. My youngest needs it the most because he's always felt he's in his brother's shadow.

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    1. I was frivilous but the problem exists in real human families too I guess

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  32. You are so sweet.

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  33. That car is backwards. ;-)

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  34. What a cutie! Enjoying alone time with Dad ..... very sweet!

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  35. I hesitated to comment because I've never had a quiet one...the pets have always been assertive, either through personality of sheer size. My kids....good lord, quiet is not a word that occurs if you've met them. My last dog, and my last, was a newfy/lab, who would have eaten the plastic wrapper and eyed your leg if he was still peckish.

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  36. John, I only made it through twelve minutes of your show. I tried.

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  37. A friend of mine just bought a Scottie! Adorable! I want a pack of terriers just like you!

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  38. My sister Peg never got the attention she needed. We often found her in the closet all alone eating sticks of butter. Now she is the thinnest of us all. Life really sucks somedays. Oh wait, you were talking about YOUR life. Well...yes George is adorable.

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  39. My Monty wouldn't even bother to unwrap it.

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  40. OMG ..... if I lived near you .... I would dog nap your George!!!
    I have always wanted a Scottie.... had a lovely old Cairn (my first dog - so sweet Toby was ) and now I have two Pekingese ...... do you think George would love to live in Australia with two shelia Pekingese girls and me too????? LOL

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  41. Sweet George! What a handsome, gentle boy he is! :)

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  42. I don't know John, a trip to the hairdressers AND lunch, then chauffered home.....you spoil him.

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  43. Little treats are very special in the pecking order. Frankie our prissy little cat comes back into the kitchen at seven as I dish up supper & has a little piece of cheese or chicken. The boys are unaware of this little routine she has started.
    Dillon being an only dog has our undivided attention !

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  44. Lucky George. So glad he gets his occasional day in the sun.

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  45. I've decided to do this much more with my two dogs. Rosy is full of beans, can't sit still without barking her head off and loves to walk for miles and Suky struggles, but Suky loves to sit and people watch after a ten minute slow stroll so is great outside cafes just sitting. So from now on I think they will be having separate trips once a week to do what they love best :-)

    George is lovely, it's always nice to give those lower down the pecking order a boost every now and then.

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  46. First I laughed at "swinging her titties"........
    then sobbed at KitKatCots story.
    This is not good for my emotional wellbeing.
    I think I have Lunar depression. Feel better this week.
    I will be using the "swinging her tits" phrase at some point today.
    susan xx

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  47. Another kind-hearted gesture from a man that I have come to admire from afar. I find myself taking a moment each day to give individual attention to my many non-human charges. I think they all shine with some special "me" time. I know I do.

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  48. I love George.

    I try to have one-on-one time with each kitty most days. Each loves it, and it does me a world of good, too.

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