Monday, 21 September 2020

Tantrums

 
The vet’s bill hasn’t arrived as yet
Mary has has a special “ pellet “ of antifungal meds placed inside her ear canal and she is looking brighter for it even though her already selective hearing has become even more selective 
A new smiley and rather smarmy vet has started at the practice And he didn’t ingratiate himself with me especially after referring to Mary as looking a bit tatty
“ You don’t look all that spruce yourself “ I countered to little effect. 
Never insult the dog of an old queen 
We never forget 

I’m having a mooch day today which is involving sharing the new sofa with Dorothy ( an activity designed to reduce her anxiety and jealous feelings of the other dogs.


Dorothy was Sooooo pissed off

It’s not working as you can see.
As Mary has just joined us
Dorothy is now  in a foul mood 
Foul

I’ve made pesto and sour dough bread this morning and my friend Colin is coming for dinner later which will be nice ( before the trolls say anything he’s in my bubble) 

I’ve just listened to the Whitty and Valance Speech on COVID too
Things seem a little glum and I wonder what gems Boris will come out with tomorrow 
It feels how we just have to live with COVID now and for some the axe will fall



Still maintaining “Dorothy “ time 
I’ve paid bills online, watched the trailer of the Walking Dead finale which airs in two weeks and written some emails 
And after Mary went off to mooch elsewhere Dorothy has had me all to herself 
And her sulking and tantrums subsided to a peaceful hug and her face on my feet 


 I need to get up soon 
The grass needs mowing 

57 comments:

  1. Finally, a picture of you actually getting to use the new sofa! I love Mary's innocent enjoyment in the first picture. She seems to have no idea of Dorothy's emotional strife. It's nice (and necessary) to have those balancing personalities in a family.

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    1. Oh she knows
      They fight regularly

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  2. Never insult ANYONE'S dog! It's like saying their children are ugly, (which they may be,,,)

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    1. He was referring to her harness I think which has been chewed by Dorothy

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  3. You really know how to enjoy life! Do you know how special you are? Well, you are. Don't argue with me.:)

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  4. Yorkshire Liz3:31 pm

    I agree! Today sounds as if has been very therapeutic.

    But when are you going to share your delicious sounding recipes, 'Nigel Slater'?

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    1. Gawd he’s irritating
      I prefer the two fat ladies

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    2. Or even the Hairy Bikers?

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  5. relaxing with dorothy and dinner with a friend sounds fab.

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    1. He can’t make it until tomorrow so I took Dorothy and Winnie to the beach , ( Mary was out with hattie)

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    2. something to look forward to for tuesday then.

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  6. That Vet-how very dare he!-how rude but at least you Told Him!Hope the pellet works-I've never had one of those yet.My lily has been racing with gay abandon today for 2 and half hours and I could not run fast enough to keep up.Whilst searching for her a lady phoned and"had found her whimpering and lost"she wanted her owner".Then the signal went but eventually we were reunited but soon after she raced off again and then dashed out onto a main road which in 6 years she has never done.I found her standing in the middle of the road on a dangerous bend with a large truck and car behind stopped and car stopped in oppositie lane.I nearly fainted x

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    1. See above , I think he was referring to her harness which does look a mess)

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    2. My dogs don't have the perfect accessories but I do my best to give them a good life-they are not show dogs but dogs dogs and get grubby x

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  7. You’re not at old queen at 58, now 158, maybe?

    LX

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  8. If you're not going to forget the vet's Mary remark let's hope he DOES forget what you said to him - and doesn't take it out on Mary [or whoever].

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  9. You are allowed to say what you like about your own pets but, woe betide anyone else saying anything negative about them .... the same as with our own children 🤣
    You live a rich and full life John.
    My husband has just mowed the lawn ..... doesn’t it make the garden look lovely ? XXXX

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    1. It neatens everything quite nicely which is pleasing

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  10. Barbara Anne4:50 pm

    It sounds like a lovely day in the cottage! Fresh bread, naps, perhaps grass cutting, and a friend coming for dinner. How sweet it is!

    Hugs!

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    1. An ordinary day I guess...we were talking over dinner yesterday just how important good ordinary things are and how we used to take them for granted
      Meeting friends and talking and good food ....it’s nice not to take things for granted

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    2. Barbara Anne10:55 pm

      So true.

      Hugs!

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  11. tatty? fuck him! how totally rude.

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  12. Have you ever tried calming treats for your temperamental girls? I found a brand that works well w my territorial pug.

    Tatty? What does that even mean? Tho maybe she needs a little spa day at the groomer? The groomer can shampoo her from the neck down, and just washcloth her head and face, bec she prob cannot get her ears wet.

    lizzy

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    1. I will try anything with Dorothy
      Please feel free to recommend something

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    2. I have had very good results with these small chewable treats:
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  13. What a rude thing for the vet to say! I don't blame you for putting him in his place. (Your comment made me laugh.) I love that photo of Dorothy in her foul mood.

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    1. Yes, you can actually see her fuming

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  14. You are a gift for Dorothy. Thaanks.

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  15. Our cats sometimes make their jealousy obvious, but never to the level of the delightful Dorothy.

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  16. Maybe you should have taken Dorothy's sibling along with her. If I remember correctly, there were two and you took Dorothy. I know it would have been an extra burden, but the more the merrier!

    You might want to try Bach's Rescue Remedy for pets. I don't know if works. The human version works pretty good or at least it does in my mind! :) :)

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    1. Even I would have found three bulldogs a challenge
      Do me a favour x

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  17. We can SO relate to you and your brash vet! We would steam up when someone/anyone would say that Sophie was getting FAT! We would look at each other and bite our lip! The nerve! It was her long hair nothing else! Yes, we old queens are very sensitive, eh John?

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  18. You know I think some animals get more jealous than children. Our cats are like that at times. I love the picture of Dorothy and Mary!

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    1. Her bad temper has continued all night

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  19. A mooch day sounds perfect. And long overdue.

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  20. Looks like Mary knows how to wind Dorothy up! Great pic.

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    1. Fuck yes, it was like an episode of Hollywood wives

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  21. I once had a nurse practitioner say, "My, aren't you spry!" when he asked me to hop up on the examining table. I felt so insulted (I was only 68 then!) I never agreed to see him again! Your last picture is the perfect example of "comfy"! :)

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  22. The two of you looked very comfy, the grass will still be there next week

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  23. How I like the color of your walls, down there at your feet, past Dorothy.

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  24. I never forgot nor forgave a neighborhood acquaintance
    who insulted my beautiful Collie, that looked like a giant Hollywood Lassie. She said my sweet, big old Collie had a face like an anteater. I don't even remember what names I called that girl, but they involved ugly, and all kinds of worse names. I think we were about 10 years old at the time. Do you know I saw her at a neighborhood reunion, when we were in our late 40's,I still had not forgotten about her insult to my Collie.
    I would much rather my dear old Collie had been at the reunion than her, but he was far, far across the rainbow bridge by that time. Silly thing is, purebred collies do have long noses, but they don't look like ant eaters, but if you simply must say they do, say it with love.

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  25. https://rallentanda.blogspot.com/2020/09/dorothy.html

    A poem for Dorothy

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  26. I've never heard of a Vet' being rude about a patient. He needs to go back to Vet' school, he must have missed the beside manner class.

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  28. Dog personalities, like peoples . . .

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  29. Dog personalities, worse than people. Especially when you throw a couple of cats into the mix.

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  31. Oh Dorothy's foul mood made me laugh, Bless her, she isn't the sharing sort no matter what activities are trying to help her deal with the Anxiety and Jealousy of it all! *Smiles* That Vet was rude, it's like insulting the appearance of someone's Beloved Child doesn't he know?!! Sadly, I think you are right about us just having to live with COVID now and for many the Axe will fall here, our Administration is ignoring and lying about the whole thing! We've now reached the grim milestone of over 200,000+ lost to it and counting, they fear we could reach close to the half Million mark by end of year, it's terrifying!

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