Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Wild Flowers

Winnie lay in full sun as I was collecting wild flowers .
There was shade in the garden but she just could not be arsed moving
Subsequently she overheated and became a little unresponsive and panting as old bulldogs can do.
I lifted all 26 kilos of her and lay her nippledown on the cold concrete of the back patio then doused her with cold water.
20 minutes later she had strength enough to eat a cold cocktail sausage 

62 comments:

  1. May you always be able to collect wildflowers, John.
    Never realized how dramatic bulldogs can be!

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    1. A gay man in a bulldog body

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    2. Ha ha ha....

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  2. I had to do basically the same thing to the oldest daughter on a road trip across Nevada when she was 12 or so. Poured water over her head and took her to an air conditioned casino.

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    1. Bulldogs overheat very quickly ...very quickly indeed

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  3. lovely arrangement in the cottage window!

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  4. Debi.3:02 pm

    Lovely display of wild flowers John!.While you were collecting yours,I was doing the same thing.Only mine lasted 2 mins as they were covered in ants,noticed as I was placing them carefully into my vase!.Next time, I will remember to take my glasses.xx

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    1. I only pick mine from the lane borders which will be strimmed clear eventually

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  5. I think I would like one of those medical bracelets with those exact same instructions on them in case I succumb to heat exhaustion.

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    1. Winnie wouldn't wear one

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  6. She'll have been thinking "Oh, fiddle-dee-dee! Why should I bother to move when I've got someone here who'll do it for me? Hah!"

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    1. Heat kills old bulldogs

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    2. Didn't know that. Not so funny now.

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  7. Beautiful display of wildflowers, John. I never realsied that it could get so critical if a lazy bulldog cba to move out of the hot sun. Well done you, on lifting Her Heavy Ladyship.

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    1. I almost ruptured myself

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  8. That jug is perfect for them too; either that or a jam jar.

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    1. No jam jars in the window , I have standards

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  9. I think I am going to get some wild flowers from my garden and display them too. Your image of them has inspired me to do so. I feel so hot and bothered today after mowing the grass, I could do with being lifted up and placed nipple down on a cold concrete patio !

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    1. I think it could start a new fad

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  10. Nothing brightens a home like fresh flowers. I try to keep flowers in the house weekly.

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  11. It's too easy to be so old and so happy for the warm, warm sun.

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  12. Gorgeous flowers always make me smile. Our Betty, half English Bulldog, half Shar Pei, 25kg and 19 months old, doesn't cope well with the heat either. We've just been to the beach but she didn't like it at all, too warm for her although there was a sea breeze. So we cut it short and came home, after giving her a big drink in the car. She's now snoring on the rug, 2 minutes after getting home. Wish I could get to sleep as quick as her!

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  13. Watch out for sunburn too, especially on bellies and noses. Short haired dogs can even burn through their coat, particularly if they are fair.

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  14. Happy to hear she is doing better now.
    I have to be careful with my Little Square Black Dog as he is only 5 inches off the ground and we are going to be 105 today. Much to hot.

    cheers, parsnip

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  15. Old ladies and old dogs need to stay in the shade.

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  16. Glad you caught it in time. Glad you didn't break your back in the process.

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  17. What a beautiful display, Winnie deserves a book to be written about her.

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  18. Simply beautiful!
    Greetings Maria x

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  19. Does Winnie have any survival instincts?

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    1. Eating and masturbation

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  20. A man has moved into the house opposite me, he has two English Bulldogs. They are so funny, follow him everywhere.

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  21. Did you also enjoy a cold cocktail sausage?

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  22. Poor Winnie! I am so glad you were able to relieve her of a possible heat stroke.

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  23. Winnie needs a parasol. Or a whole beach umbrella.

    I'm glad she revived. The sun can be surprisingly warm even in the spring. My reaction to heat is similar to Winnie's except I never park in full sun of my own volition; if I get caught in it I feel like my head is expanding after ten minutes, then the nausea starts.

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    1. It doesn't happen to her very often but she's lazy enough not to seek shade

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  24. I had a pug once and he was exactly the same John.

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  25. Next time I have a hot flush I plan to lay nipple down on the cold patio and make Tony douse me with cold water :-)

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    1. I will decline the cold sausage :-)

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    2. Snap. On both counts.

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    3. Nipples on cold concrete ..a life saver

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  26. Even on the other side of the world those flowers are lifting my heart. Thank you.

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    1. They lift my heart every day

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  27. Sometimes I wish I had the strength to eat a cold cocktail sausage.

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    1. Just purse your lips and suck

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    2. Wild flowers, couldn't drag me away...

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  28. I have a cool cloth if the dogs get too warm & if my top dog insisted on sitting out too long in the sun on holiday I used a short parasol x

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    1. Oh, oh, John. We got ourselves a incel here. Do make fun of him. I hope it's just a US phenomena
      but not sure. Please mock him to your hearts content.

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    2. Anon, that is seriously funny. For more reasons than I can cram into this comment box at seven in the morning.

      See you later,
      U

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  30. Ignoring for the moment the incel and the comments about nipples . . . that's a darned lovely bouquet.

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  31. While we pray that the incel is infertile, my American vet told me the heat is far more dangerous than the cold to a dog. But he was an American vet so maybe he's incompetent and inferior.

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    1. Well, I’ve learned a new word today....

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  32. You threw icy water on poor Winnie!? Maybe lucky for you she hasn't many teeth! A cool wet cloth on their belly is kinder and more gentle.

    lizzy

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  33. Poor Winnie! I'm glad she livened up enough to get some nutrition. She was obviously weak from hunger.

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  34. Bum, we only have tarmac ... lay me nipple down on that and I would probably stick to it 😮😲

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  35. Oh, to be Winnie. I'm hot! Move me somewhere else! Move yourself. Don't be ridiculous!

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  36. Pity there weren't any workmen in overalls nearby - then Winnie would have moved all by herself ! Saved you almost getting a hernia !

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  37. I love the flowers, my kind of arrangement, except the oxeye daisies, love them, hate the smell. Poor old Winnie, you will have to keep an eye on her. Our whippet/jack russell Pearl does the same and I have to drag her into the house to lie on the quarry tiles to cool down...no sense. Really enjoyed ranty yank too.

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  38. Poor Winnie.
    Thankful you were near to revive her!
    I did not know this about bulldogs!
    Or doggie heat stroke!

    Our small, low to the ground, thirteen year old, shitzu, terrier mix, ten pound, “shorkie dog love” is fond of the warm sun shining through a window on to the carpet on a wintery day. However . . . outside on a hot steamy summery day, during our walks, she won’t move, puts her brakes on! I pick her up, carry her home and she thanks me with her sweet cataract doogie eyed charm. (Smart one she is!).
    I understand, I would rather walk in cold, a couple feet of snow, than on a sultry day!
    Walking the lane, gathering wild flowers, bringing them home, finding a vase, snipping, arranging . . . my kind of day!
    Lovely John!

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