Friday, 2 February 2018

Lovely Wilis

I didn't sleep that well last night.
With the Prof away Winnie decided that she would leave her normal sleeping position ( poured into an Edwardian arm chair in the living room) to join me in bed.
Now, I should have known better, but once you've given a row of implausibly floppy teats a cursory and rather sleepy rub, a bulldog like Winnie will tap you constantly with a paw the size of a dinner plate until you continue.
Perhaps she knew the Prof was away. Perhaps she was just in a needy mood,, all I know is that the paw tapping only stopped after I had covered her with the bedspread and slipped a hand under her head.

I'll leave you with the arrival of the Willis from Giselle 
We shall be watching this very scene later on at Covent Garden.
I'd better scrub up well

27 comments:

  1. have a wonderful time! this should be splendid!

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  2. Very envious. Have a lovely time x

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  3. Will she cuddle up with the Boffin? Enjoy your night out.

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  4. Not my cup of tea but I hope you enjoy "Giselle".

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    1. The opera house has already emailed me wishing me the same YP

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  5. How elegant & sophisticated-I'm sure you will be too x

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  6. I loved Giselle .. my first Giselle was the American Ballet in NYC . I was so lucky, my husband was a ballet lover as well as having a friend in the NYC Ballet so we went as often as possible, every year.
    The "Willies" were so fabulous, weren't they ? :)

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    1. It won't surprise you that the willies ( sp) are my favourite bit
      And it's a short ballet too

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    2. I remember seeing Rudolf on the telly when I was young & my mum saying to my aunt "it's very tight isn't it ''x

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  7. Such a sweet post.
    Y'all have fun.

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  8. Enjoy the ballet, I wish I was going.

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    1. My lastballet was cancelled

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    2. I remember. I empathized with you knowing how disappointed you must have been. Enjoy Giselle!

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  9. Lucky You ! Enjoy !

    cheers, parsnip and mandibles

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  10. Hope you two had a wonderful time enjoying such beauty.

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  11. All dogs have their needy moments. We certainly get the same thing with Olga -- she gives us the paw or just thumps her tail on the mattress until we pay her attention.

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  12. Beautiful ballet ..... just make sure you wash your hands before you go !!! XXXX

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  13. Oh wow ...lucky you. Have a wonderful time. xx

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  14. Cats are the same with the paw, but Winnie's paw is of course a lot bigger! How sweet that you tucked her in; I like that mental image.

    Have a wonderful time at the ballet, John.

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  15. And unlike Jenny, I was about to say, I have a bulky male cat who feels entitled to a lot of my bed. It's all I can do to put him on the ground. I would never pamper him; he'd only increase his allotment.

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  16. Hope you have a great time at the ballet.

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  17. Give that girl "an inch and she'll take an Ell" I don't have a clue what an ell is - perhaps an old word for a mile? Winnie knows how to work you John! Made me think of the Tee shirt be got in Cambridge for the (then) 18m grandson that said "Grandparents, so simple, anyone can operate them" ....

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