Thursday, 29 March 2018

The Attraction Of The Working Man

I had visitors yesterday.
One sharply dressed saleswoman in fantastic shoes and one man in a boiler suit.
Both arrived together in the middle of a torrential rainstorm.
When such visitors arrive, the bouncy terriers are placed safely away in the car. Only Winnie is allowed to stay.
Her blind affection for dirty handed blue collar chaps is legendary.
The boiler suited workman was installing superfast broadband in the living room and as usual I asked his permission if Winnie could accompany him. Once this was agreed upon she thundered in like a baby hippo and gave him a careful once over.
Now Winnie's "once overs" follow a strict procedure. First she will give the visitor an in depth face stare. this usually lasts around ten seconds or so and is invariably followed by a physical head rub on an outstretched hand. Once the ice is broken  overalls, combat pockets and any tools have to be sniffed at and explored before  demands for more head rubs and hopefully full on kisses follow
she prefers being kissed on the lips when kissing is the order of the day
Julia Roberts out of Pretty Woman she is not!.
Once all of these stages have been reached, the workman will then be followed blindly. Every movement and activity being closely scrutinised, ideally with little piggy eyes only inches away from the job in hand.
this can be disconcerting for those of a weaker constitution
The broadband man had to return to his van a couple of times for materials and every time Winnie would accompany him in her usual laissez-faire amble.
She never gets bored with proceedings.
A half hour into the visit, she even shared some of his Cornish pasty when he disappeared for a crafty coffee break.
"She's a grand old dog!" the  broadband workman said as he left " I've never been supervised so much since I was an apprentice"
Winnie then jumped up against the workman and demanded a kiss with a loud grunt
Your breath stinks" he told her
and she smiled at him with unchecked adoration






72 comments:

  1. I just woke up and you have me snickering at winnie's antics. thanks for a good start to my day.

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  2. Anonymous11:50 am

    John, you must love the very bones of Winnie, she is a delight.

    I have just read your post to my Husband, who is still laughing.

    Marie

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  3. She is just lovely....how proud you must be!

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  4. That broadband fellow was a good sport but upon preparing to snog with a lady it is the height of bad manners to declare, "Your breath stinks!" - especially on a first date.

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  5. Lovely Winnie, and that is a wonderful photo of her. I'm guessing the lady in the fantastic shoes was not similarly adored and followed around!

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    1. She stayed in the kitchen

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  6. Who couldn’t love that face? I am sure she made that fellow enjoy much more his day at work.

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  7. Winnie is indeed well behaved. Our dog (a Wheaton) is so very loving, but when she sees someone new or someone she has not seen in a while (perhaps 30 minutes ) she becomes so damn enthralled that she nearly wiggles out of her own skin with glee. It is challenging when we have guests. :)

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    1. Yes Mary is similar hence the car thing

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  8. Anonymous1:32 pm

    Hi John,Love Winnie so much!Her face is so sweet.I can just imagin her at the workmans side observing his every move,lol.Maybe give her a mint to suck on next time!,Debi,xx

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  9. Winnie's royal once over and he must have enjoyed the attention. What a nice post to read.

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  10. What a sweet story to wake up to :)
    Love from the Winnie Fan Club

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  11. Her face is heart melting. It's nice that your workman was so nice to her, but a shame she didn't get her snog.

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  12. Our Bok just puts his front legs on their shoulders, and licks them to death.

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    1. Thank god winnie isn't a licker

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  13. What a sweet tradie. Lucky Winnie!

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  14. Well there’s thing... I was halfway through my post of a workman kind when I thought I ought to nip over and read yours John. Sorry I did now for two reasons, your post is so much better than mine will ever be AND more importantly I am being upstaged by a bulldog. Winnie has such character, us mere mortals don’t get a look in... Go girl! On reflection my breath I’d like to think is a tad sweeter? Best I go and finish what I’ve started...

    LX

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    1. Never work with children or animals

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  15. Such a sweet little dog

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    1. She's the size of a small shed

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    2. HAHAHAHAHAHA Such an apt description of a bulldog!!

      MissFifi

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  16. Gorgeous photo of Winnie. You should get her to wear some sort of panniers so she can hold handy tools for the workmen x

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  17. A lady who likes a bit of rough- Winnie not me hehe x

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  18. Lovely pic of Winnie - and lovely post. You do have a way with words.

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  19. Winnie definitely has one of the cutest bulldog faces I've seen.

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  20. Oh bless Winnie. I can just picture the whole scene! Jane xx

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  21. Well bless my heart! That dog of yours......wonderful.

    I hope you are feeling better my friend.

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  22. Winnie is a girl after my own heart, I do like a bit of rough!

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    1. Lol, I've never denied it, my beloved calls me slut, it's his pet name for me. He is my bit of rough!

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  23. Winnie knows what she likes!

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  24. Winnie's a champion of the working man.

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  25. What a dear sweet girl. The queen of the cottage.

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  26. Ever the lady. This is what we love to read.

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    1. I have to keep my readers happy raymondo

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    2. And this subject is a surefire way to do it.

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  27. Sounds like they both had a lovely visit.

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  28. Your lovely little lady is charming! What a wonderful way to welcome a tradesman into the home!

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    1. It can be exhausting especially if she starts masturbating

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  29. Do you think she imagines she is a human?

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    1. I think she's all bulldog. A diva

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  30. That adorable face would melt me! Isn't love grand!

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  31. Winnie, you're a winner in my book!

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  32. Love your stories John. Keep them coming. :)

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  33. Aah, good for Winnie - a workman in overalls is always welcome at your house !
    My Lab. follows workmen around, and sniffs every inch of them if she gets the chance !

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    1. Perhaps it's a bitch thing x

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    2. You could be right, but she also sniffs every car we pass, when we're out on our walks. I've yet to fathom out why !

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  34. But what about the mysterious saleswoman in the fantastic shoes???

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    1. My lips are sealed....for the moment

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    2. Hmmmm...tantalizing.

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  35. Anonymous7:03 pm

    Winnie on form! I also got the Pretty Woman/Julie Roberts reference. Snogging being the ultimate intimacy for her character, and warned against by her female sidekick. MaggieB

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    1. Yes I wondered if anyone would get it

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  36. I agree with Winnie-workmen with tools are just so attractive x

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  37. She has good taste...one who is getting on with the job!

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  38. Anonymous8:07 pm

    I reckon he would of liked to have seen Winnie again and taken her for a nice romantic walk... Winnie's a player... he knew his heart would be broken...

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  39. What were the fantastic shoes like?

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  40. Winnie really lucked in with this fella!! Sharing his break food with her!! She's no fool!

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  41. The love of a Winnie would improve most days. Despite the bad breath.

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  42. No one has ever done a better job of describing a bulldog. But maybe Winnie makes it easy. What a personality.

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  43. Gosh, a kiss on those lips must be a daunting experience for the novice. Can she pucker up like orangutans do? It looks like she could swallow up a whole face with a big smile like that.

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    1. I have put my fist down her gullet to pull out a chop bone and she didn't batter an eye

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  44. Good thing Winnie didn't understand what the tradesman said. It might have sent her into a funk :) (Bad manners on his part, too. You can think it but never say it!)

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  45. What a lovely photo of Winnie she's a charmer for sure.

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  46. What a lovely face she has.

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  47. I think Winnie needs her own blog.

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