Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Sulk

I picked the Welsh terriers up from their kennels this morning.
They had been away a week.
Seven days.
And Mary decided that she was sulking.
When we arrived home she took herself off to the bedroom window seat where she gazed off into the far distance with the pinched look of a young Scarlett O'Hara.
This lasted until 19.20 pm when she found me reading on the back patio
I was reading about wartime potato Peel pies and she looked at me for a long long time
And finally jumped up into my lap for a cuddle


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  1. "You abandoned me Daddy! How can I ever forgive you?"

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    1. She didn't for ten hours

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  2. She is over her puppy love days and into her adult doggie
    "You shall pay" years.
    Beautiful photo.

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. Awww ... that's nice. She obviously felt you had been punished enough :-)

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    1. Ain't that the truth......Irene is still in the stables ! The hurdles get delivered tomorrow

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    2. Just a thought ... if she's happier with the ponies and the pony owners don't mind she could stay there, it's familiar turf for her (literally. If not she's still okay to come here ... eventually ha ha !!

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  4. All hugs and cuddles always welcome.....x

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  5. Teenagers...so moody! They grow up so fast...

    Critters have feelings and memories. That's what makes them so wonderful...and relatable...and loving...

    Cheers...


    How's Irene? Is the fugitive still on the lamb? ;)


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    1. She remains in the livery stables field. I've removed some fencing for her to come back in

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  6. Adorable. Such a drama queen. Dudo gives us attitude for an hour or so. Moose can't stop thanking us for coming home. We had a parrot that would turn his back on us every time we entered the room for the first three hours after we retuned home.

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    1. Drama queens in this house? Never!

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  7. Awwwww, she relented. When I first put my first dog into kennels she ignored me for 3 days!!!

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    1. 3 days! I'd be in tears

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  8. That was her reminder . . .
    NEVER AGAIN . . .
    Those cuddles are wonderful, aren’t they!

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  9. I pity you when you move and take that sweet window seat away from her.

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  10. This reminds me of the old test about man's best friend. You park up in your car, then you put your dog in the boot, lock it and do not return until 2 hours have past. When you open the boot, the dog will not stop licking you and thanking you for releasing it for another hour or so.

    Now try the same thing with your girlfriend...

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  11. You were lucky. Your punishment was much shorter than what she saw as her punishment.

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    1. Winnie just looked at me and farted loudly with a satisfied grunt

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  12. They always come round in the end !!! They just have to let you know that you did a very bad thing don’t that ? !!! Your trip to Ireland look perfect John. XXXX

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    1. William just jogged over as soon as I got there and pushed his face under my arm

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  13. Forgiveness is so sweet.

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  14. We collected Pumpkin on Monday after four days in a cattery. Not the usual one, but one closer, with a cat groomer and nurse on hand, plus heated beds in cold weather.
    She has pretty much clamped herself to us since, and if we do go out, she's behind the front door on our return, with the classic "I thought you'd abandoned me" expression.

    No wonder we don't have proper holidays - just one or two weekends per year, requiring careful planning.

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  15. Cats are much more forgiving. At least ours are.

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  16. Did Mary say "Oh, fiddle-dee-dee"? I just bet she did.

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  17. Our cats do the same thing. They ignore us for a while but then when they come around they sure do stick close!

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  18. Mary sounds like my dog! I was only gone five days but like Mary she finally consented to jumping up on my lap. It's amazing how they each have their own personality. Thank you for sharing. I follow you each and every day.

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  19. I feel dreadful at having to leave my beloved top dog at the vets several times over the last couple of weeks.I'm sure he thinks I've abandoned him as his 2 previous owners did.Its for the best though as then he does have a chance to live at least.With the cost though I shall be eating potatoes peel pie.It will be worth it if he makes it x

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  20. 10 hours ! She's good !
    I totally remember that feeling, the guilt and sadness of leaving Pup at the groomers and the joy I was met with when I picked him up ... I miss my boy .

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  21. Ten hours!! She was miffed! e went to the Potato peel pie film last week - enjoyed it, although I think the book was better, but ... do go to Peter Rabbit if you get a chance (and choose the latest available showing in the day to avoid the youngest of the kids!). Peter Rabbit is 90 minutes of escapism, and in today's world, we need that sometimes!

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    1. Yes I enjoyed the book, those the cinematic Dawsey was to die for

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  22. Who can resist the chance of a good cuddle?

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  23. Aww, that was sweet to be forgiven so soon. Did Albert punish you for being away? -Jenn

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    1. He's been facing off a new local tabby for most of the day

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  24. Anonymous10:44 pm

    We went on a 10 day trip, boarding our springer spaniel pup at the vet. Picked her up, brought her home when she bit my husband. He was upset, called the vet, told her what happened. She responded "She's probably mad at you!"

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    1. Oh My Goodness, she was very mad at you.

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  25. I say a little change in the schedule can build character! Now Mary may not agree but in time she will......I hope.

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  26. How adorable is she? So pleased she loves you just too much to pack her bags!

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  27. Poor girl. She had no way of knowing you'd EVER come back. You're lucky it was only 10 hours!

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  28. It's good that they have short attention spans most of the time. You'd hate for her to stick with that for long...

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  29. What happened to the dog left at the kennel because the owner was too depressed to pick the dog up? I still worry about him. No wonder Mary was upset, she has no way of knowing that won't happen to her too.

    Your visit in Ireland looked lovely.

    lizzy

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  30. Our pets know, and they hold a grudge when we leave them for a vacation!

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  31. One thing about dogs is that they will always forgive and forget.

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  32. This seems to be quite common with dogs.

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  33. I know its sensible to have them boarded & have real holiday but I just can't do it. My dear old (17yrs) maltese had to be kenneled with the Vet for a week when our daughter was married interstate. When we picked up the old girl Minty who was deaf & practically blind and pretty grumpy in those last months of her life, she licked my hand and truely cuddled me with big sighs on the 20 minute car trip home, brought me undone & havent boarded any of ours since.

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  34. Dogs are very forgiving. Not long ago I accidentally stood on Bok's foot. He yelped, then came over to lick me; presumably to heal my sorrow.

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  35. Maybe it's less of a sulk than one of being wary that you're going to do it again - which YOU know must happen.

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  36. Awww, she was just letting you know how she felt. We went away for 9 days once, my Mom stayed at the house. Our two cats liked her. She said they did great. We got back, one of them was so excited to see us, the other was laying in the sink in the bathroom, we went to go say hi and he promptly hissed at both of us. Tried to pick him up, and it was all growls and hisses.

    He came around after a day or so but he was NOT happy with us, that's for sure.

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  37. This is part of the reason my man won’t agree to us having another dog. That and the pain I went through when we made the decision her life was over. Don’t you just love them so much? Most days I suggest a dog would enrich our lives, especially as our builder’s dog sits contentedly watching the world from our doors overlooking the sea.

    LX

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  38. At least you'd been away on holiday for a week.
    My Lab. Inca, sulks if I leave her on her own for even a short time. She does the most expressively cold shoulder you've ever seen !

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  39. We struggle to do more than a day trip these days, we get enough catitude when we return from a few hours out. :) We were thinking of extending our couple of days trip in September but I am not sure I can face the sulk. :/

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  40. Welcome home John! I hope you had a nice rest away from all the animals. They need you now! x

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  41. At least it was quiet. My cat followed me around SHOUTING at me for a full half hour when I got back from holiday last week before he would let me touch him!

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  42. If I can't take Dillon for a walk my son does or husband takes Dillon to the boatyard with him which he loves but I pay for it the next day when he pulls like mad on his lead to punish me ! I always tell him, you DID have a walk yesterday Dillon, it just wasn't with me !

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    1. Hahaha .... that's helpful :-)

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  44. Our babies have a range of emotions and feelings like we do. She missed you terribly and was hurt you didn't take her with you. :)

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  45. Baby girl was just out of sorts from missing her dad.

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  46. ahh they can't keep it going for long, then they remember just how much they love you and vice versa. Glad you had a good holiday.

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