Wednesday, 3 September 2014

I'm With Stupid

Yesterday was a kind of non descriptive day,which was spent , for the most part, strimming the field.
I only left the village at 5.30, when I had to take William to the vets .
His summer itching has hiked up,a gear, and he was in desperate need of a steroid injection or a Valium 

We drove to the satellite surgery around 6 miles away and had to wait three quarters of an hour to see the vet. George Clooney vet and the mad Irish Colleen vet were not on duty but the pretty baby Russell Crowe look-a-like  vet was on duty, so I wished I had brushed my hair and changed my tea stained t shirt before I left the house.
 But C'est la vie as the frogs say.

On the way home, I thought I would treat ourselves to a KFC ( oh shush up) - well it was after tea time and Chris was still away in Canada so we decided to pamper ourselves and made our way to the drive in.
There was a cheerful woman at the order window, when I ordered myself  some popcorn chicken , and she smiled at William , who smiled back at her from the passenger seat and pointing at him sat up against the sear back as Welsh terriers do, she,asked
" is he having anything?"
" are you having anything?" I asked William who suddenly looked very interested
" He'll have large fries" I told the girl
" do you want a bag with that you lovely boy?" She asked William, obviously enjoying the little game
but William had suddenly started to lick his bottom and the girl looked at me instead

" Dont worry, he's not being rude....., I've always told him not to talk to strangers" I told her in way of explanation


My own little world


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  1. And in sharing that story ~ you have made us smile as well as the young lass at KFC. :)

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  2. What another lovely post about you and your delightful pets, in this case clever William! xx

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  3. last time I ate KFC i was then in hospital for 10 days... it had nothing to do with the KFC but i'm afraid I can no longer visit the establishment... bless the little boy for not giving a shit... re my fave for GBBO, i'm loving Nancy from Lincolnshire and of course I loved the ginger beard but he's gone... i'm hoping it's not the young girl, she needs a good rogering... you?

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    1. My choice is based on who would most like to dine with, IN THEIR OWN HOME. On that basis I'm rooting for Chetna.

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    2. Chetna from chris' hometown of broadstairs...
      I think I am rooting for Nancy and Richard

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    3. Rogering and rooting .... my god I have been away far tooo long.

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  4. One of our dogs is allergic to summer - grass pollen, heather, bracken, midges etc. When the itching gets bad, I give her a Piriton (chemist's own brand bought for a £1 a packet, with the vet's approval) in with her food and that really helps.

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    1. Yes susan....I've tried it with William too

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  5. Interesting to hear of that Summer itching John - Tess suffers terribly. She has tablets and steroid injections and I rub tea tree oil into her skin but nothing really helps. She drives herself (and us) mad with her scratching and nobody has really come up with an anser. I shall try Piriton if I can get it at our chemists so thanks Susan.
    Incidentally - I LOVE Welsh terriers - she is so beautiful. (and you too Winifred)

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    1. Some chemist's don't like selling it if they know it's for the dog.

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    2. You can buy the Piriton and the generic brands at the supermarkets straight off the shelves, I've found they work just as well.

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  6. Summer itching? I wonder if that's what our Bok has. He doesn't have fleas but scratches himself all the time. Any advice?

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    1. Our vet says it's common with some dogs in summer
      It's usually a reaction to a tick or flea even though they may well have been treated already.
      William has tried a mild steroid spray ( which may help book) but just needs a one off steroid injection to break the cycle.

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    2. The allergies to summer seem to run in our dogs' family. The breeder bought a doggy 'sweater' for one of her dogs as it was so itchy after running through grass pollen and heather and it needed exercising off the lead. I can't imagine trying to get our dogs into sweaters - would be like trying to get an octopus into a string bag!

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  7. Huge smiles. And I suspect you made the KFCian's day as well. Thank you.

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  8. I was told by the breeder that Welsh Terriers are prone to Eczema. Elsie bites her paws until she cries. I shall ask the vet about Piriton. Thanks Susan.

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    1. That's true andi...... William is terribly plagued by itchy skin...it drives him batty

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  9. What is it about KFC that makes one keep giving in to temptation even though you know you're going to be disappointed yet again, and left feeling dirty and used?

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    1. I've always though KFC would have a big seller if they sold the original recipe skin & crust on a stick. That way you wouldn't have to take in all those extra calories from the chicken. Com'on now admit it - a lot of us just buy the chicken because it's the only way to get that delicious secret recipe crust.

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    2. Too bloody right

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  10. P tells me not to talk to strangers but I never listen. I had a kebab for tea last night but I didn't tell him and later I didn't tell him about that either.

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    1. A relationship needs a secret kebab

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  11. so, did william get some popcorn chicken and fries? or did daddy eat it all himself?

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    1. He had three popcorn chicken, and half the fries.
      He refused the diet Pepsi

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    2. bwhahahahaha! this entry made my smile at 5a this morning.

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  12. oh John, you do make me smile, thank you x

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  13. You will roll your eyes at this, but I never imagined anything as tawdry and modern in the vicinity or Trelawnyd as a KFC!
    I know, such an idealist!

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    1. It IS over five miles away!

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  14. I have a cat that scratches himself silly and loses all the hair/fur around his neck in the summer,.... he looks so forlorn bless him. Last summer I tried dabbing 1 part vinegar (cider) to 3 parts water on his skin... he itched less and lost less hair so maybe that would help? Cider vinegar restores the PH balance in the skin aparently... don't know about dogs tho

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    1. Apple cider vinegar treats most ailments with animals me thinks

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  15. I have not had KFC in years, but I always loved it. With just the mention of it, I can almost taste it. It has it all over the yogurt I now eat for my stomach. I hope you and William enjoyed its lip smacking flavor.

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    1. Go,on go out and buy yourself a drumstick!

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  16. I love that story. Tee-hee. (Hope his itching gets better - I expect the KFC took his mind off it for a while.)

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  17. The bottom licking was probably tastier and more nutritious than the KFC "food"! Good job they don't have KFC scotch eggs or you'd be driving up to the window every day! "How many today Mr Gray?"
    "Oh just the usual half dozen Myfanwy!"

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    1. The woman at the KFC couldn't have looked less like a Myfanwy if she blacked up and wore a grass skirt

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  18. I thought in your bit of the middle of nowhere you would be MILES from a KFC, blimey only 5 miles that positively almost like being in town. 20 miles away is our nearest!
    Always love you dog,chicken.sheep. geese, duck stories.

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    1. Five miles and down the hill some 600 feet!

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    2. ... but who's measuring? :)

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  19. My parents' Pomeranian had this issue this summer. The vet said it was related to canine allergies or something? I'll ask mom and find out.

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    1. They say that about every ailment they have no clue about

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  20. Our dog has allergies from July to the first frost. It is known as environmental allergies and they blame mostly rag-weed. Btw...it is everywhere here. He is on an antihistamine and we bath him weekly in a medicated shampoo that helps for a few days. He's been like this since he turned 5 and he's now 14. I hate this time of year for that reason alone. Drives me nuts and it's hard on old Kane. I keep him with me all the time to keep an eye on his chewing and scratching. Argh!.

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  21. Lovely story..made me smile. William is gorgeous.

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  22. A dog will do what a dog will do....he's precious.

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  23. He's looking very contented, he must have really enjoyed the fries. And he's such a well-groomed little chap, he's even cleaned away the traces of grease and tomato ketchup.

    Not talking to strangers - very sensible.

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    1. He's a handsome boy indeed .. And a lovely character to boot.
      The vets was crowded when we arrived with squabbling dogs and much baring of teeth.
      William sat next to me wagging his tail at every dog and owner that passed

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  24. Very cute, such sweet little things.

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  25. Ugh. KFC! That's the first place Jerry would go any time I traveled on business. I've gone with him 3 times in 33 years. And I regret every time! And, by the way, I think William was simply commenting on what he thought of KFC.

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  26. So just as a matter of interest - what does KFC taste like?

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  27. Another person smiling here because of your post, John.
    And here in Ohio, some of us, like me, still call KFC Kenny Kings (a competing restaurant than KFC bought out).

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  28. Love it! Mine hops on my lap at every drive thru to be sure they see him....especially the bank who gives doggy treats!

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  29. You've got a George Clooney vet AND a Russell Crowe lookalike vet? How can you keep from taking an animal in every day?

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    1. Admittedly the Russell Crowe vet IS around 25

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  30. The last time I ate KFC was forty years ago and I was sick as --I almost said as a dog--I don't know what. I've had animals with allergies too, over these many years and other than that, nothing to add to the discussion, except looking forward to tomorrow's confession.

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      WillL try and make it a good un

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  31. When I was a kid, there weren't many places to eat out in my small hometown. In the summer, we visited Myrtle Beach regularly (it was less than an hour's drive from my home) and after spending the day swimming and sunbathing we ALWAYS stopped for KFC on the way home. It was a special treat in those days. So I have very fond memories of their food.

    My girl Ginger had to have a steroid injection this week, too. Itchy summer skin seems to afflict pups the world over! She always feels much better afterwards.

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    1. As a treat... It's a cracker........it was worth the fat rolling down my chin on the drive home

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  32. I'd think with all the handsome vets in the partnership, you'd have learned to see to a little quick grooming as a precaution. Cheers to the KFC lady for playing along.

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  33. Summer itching - ah - Jack rolls around, mashing the carpet as if he has found a dead armadillo. No fleas or ticks that I know of - I thought it was chiggers.

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    1. What's a chigger?

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    2. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chigger_(disambiguation)

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  34. You're a true gem. Thank you (and William) for the smiles.

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  35. Oh William. How could you?

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  36. Our Sophie is so blind she couldn’t find her bum to scratch if she did have summer itches and odd Popeye……well….he just eats poop.

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    1. Lol...you are really selling the pair doc

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  37. I like to think our vets love to see us all filthy and covered with hair and whatnot, because it shows we are more concerned with our animals than such a small thing as vanity :)

    William is a handsome boy.

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  38. Wot no scotch eggs?

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    1. A girl has to try something new ,!

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  39. What a cute boy William is.
    My horse Paj has airborne allergies. I used to have kind of a cavalier attitude about allergies, but now I truly understand just how miserable they can make a body.

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  40. You've already been well-taken-to-task regarding the col. saunders place, but, as one potential junk foodie to another, there's a much better fast chicken place out there, but don't know if it's in the UK. Popeyes. They do a spicy fried chicken that'll knock your socks off, plus their 'sides' include southern-style greens...and black-eyed peas. If you come through the US, look in the airport for one. I know Atlanta has one, have eaten there often.
    Yes, your dog is fine...cute even.

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  41. Second the Popeyes suggestion. I ate at the Las Vegas airport one yesterday. The red beans and rice are awesome.

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