Sunday, 10 January 2021

Rubber Chicken

 

Sailor John from next door brought a package around for me today 
He had opened it, thinking the package was for him.
I wondered why he raised a Roger Moore eyebrow when he delivered it.
For in the parcel was very small, bright yellow rubber chicken 
It was a gift from blog reader Donell. 
The chicken has a odd skill as when it is pressed a small red egg protrudes from some sort of prolapse out of its arse...
It made me laugh, as it was intended to do.
Thank you Donell. 

For years I have been in receipt of many many similar gifts from scores of lovely people who follow Going Gently . The gifts are as varied as the givers .
25 kilos of hen feed and two bales of hay, arrived one day a long time ago and since I have received scotch eggs, a patchwork quilt, books and photos and paintings and art work. Hand knitted and crocheted items, walking dead T shirts and games and memorabilia . Dvds, doggy treats, plants and flowers, sweets and goodies and even a Steiff  scotty dog and money have been sent and all gratefully received .


Today, I’ve walked on the beach.
Prepared pulled pork and sauteed potatoes for lunch 
Tomorrow I’m meeting a friend from Australia on zoom. 
We have the same recipe planned  and will talk and cook together which is another lockdown phenomenon , born out of lonely days .....
I’m looking forward to it. 


Two dogs on the trendy couch look incongruous as do the Christmas card garlands around the room 
I need a third
And I need to fold away the cards 
Hey ho

 




53 comments:

  1. I heard on the radio this morning that Zoom is the new form of dating that has emerged from the Covid lockdowns around the word.

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    1. There’s hope for us yet x

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  2. The chicken is very funny-I wonder if Sailor John thought it was a personal item though John x

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  3. Love the desk in the hall way

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    1. It’s an oak piece from around 1905

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  4. Do you greet "Sailor John" with a camp "Hello Sailor"?

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    1. I do not!
      He’d have me walk the plank

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  5. Make the most of your cards, Zoom meetings, little things that make you laugh...anything that raises your spirits a bit. A third dog will come. Hopefully with your (sober, stable) 'Hemingway' in tow!

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  6. I LOVE your cozy inviting warm home. and the puppies. and YOU.

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  7. This is totally off topic, but before I go there I must say that I take great comfort in seeing your fur babies. We lost our sweet Maggie in April and seeing other happy contented dogs always makes me smile. Now to my off topic question....how are the treasonous events in US being reported around the world? I have a friend in Mexico who said the world is making fun of us, and I can’t say I’d blame them.

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    1. Well the storming of the senate hasn’t gone down very well and trump ‘s incitement of rioting is almost unbelievable

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  8. That chicken will make you laugh every time. Your cottage looks so warm, cosy and inviting. When the time is right, a third dog will find you, and hopefully your own Mr. Hemingway too! xx

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    1. It’s cosy as long as the fire is working

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  9. Anonymous6:33 pm

    Your having stacked logs, a fire, and days off makes me happy for you.Have you any thoughts about what kind of third dog you would like to bring home when the time is right? - Mary

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  10. What about a hound dog John?-a translayvanian rescue perhaps x

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  11. You have to call your next dog Mr Hemingway!! x

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    1. Now there’s a story in itself ....I like

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  12. Anonymous6:36 pm

    Plastic chicken, wrongly delivered and opened, humm, could have been worse....remembering the plastic vagina probably with the wording 'teaching aid' on the draining board.....
    Tess xx

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    1. Oh yes...that went down like a fart in a spacesuit

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  13. A third! Absolutely! I love the little tables with the wire legs. Our TV table has legs just like those.

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  14. Ooh do tell. Missed that story. I sent for a little jacket with security written on it for our late Tom cat. I was delivered some Lacey nightie I hadn't sent for. Not sure what the lady who received our cats jacket thought!!!!

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  15. omg....another dog! any thoughts on what kind? you know how to days off better than anyone i've ever known.

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    1. I feel a bit lost at the. Moment but thank u x

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  16. All that chicken needs to make it complete is some kind of fart sound when squeezed.

    When mobile & fit(ter), if Pumpkin consents, I have my heart set on one of these little fellows. Have been looking at pics of a week old litter too.
    https://www.thelancashireheelerclub.co.uk/

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    1. A breed I know nothing about they look like lively corgis

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    2. They derived from the Welsh cattle drovers' dogs (I guess Corgi types) breeding with local black & tan terriers on arrival at the markets in Manchester. As well as herding, they seem to have inherited ancestral pest control skills.Yes, they are very active, but above all intelligent & friendly. I swear there's a bit of Labrador wagging tail as weapon of destruction too.
      But above all, look at those little smiling faces.

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  17. Keep the cards up if they make you happy. It looks so cozy. And I am glad so many demonstrate how much they appreciate your blog. Very sweet.

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    1. I may just do that , they frame the room

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  18. Barbara Anne9:25 pm

    The new rubber chicken is a hoot! What would dear Winnie have done with it?
    I, too, love the views of your stair hall with the art and that lovely desk and your Peaceable Kingdom welcoming sitting room is a delight. I second uptonking's suggestion that you keep the cards up.

    Hugs!

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    1. She would have swallowed it
      As she did with a small frog once

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  19. Yorkshire Liz9:29 pm

    Find another rescue! There are going to be a lot of Covid puppies dumped when people go back to work.

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  20. I agree John - your sitting room always looks so cosy and welcoming. Another dog? I didn't think it would be long before you would be thinking along those lines.

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  21. My usually lively terrier placed a plastic egg very carefully into his mouth with a tiny chick inside which popped out when I squeased it- he looked at me astonished as I demonstrated x

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  22. I like your old desk .. a fold top, or secretary's desk, or whatever it is, it's nice!

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  23. I've always said, give it a couple a weeks and then get a puppy, best cure in the world.

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  24. Another dog what a great idea. Are you looking now? I look forward to meeting the new family member.

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  25. I always love the animals that find YOU instead of the other way around. There's a different bond...

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  26. Don't think there is anything incongruous about the dogs on the couch. Now that my old cat is gone, my couch looks rather bare.

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  27. "small red egg protrudes from some sort of prolapse out of its arse" sounded much worse than it looked. I have a feeling, now that word is out, more than one dog will be appearing on your doorstep.

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  28. The thought of yet another dog gives my heart a fillip - and if it happens to be yet another bulldog I'll be turning somersaults, though would never wish to influence you - as if one ever could! ;-)

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  29. Anonymous11:38 am

    People sent you money? No wonder you keep blogging! Which charity did you donate it to?

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    1. I imagine it's for a packet of treats for his furry ones or a Scotch egg-not a mint

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    2. Anonymous9:47 am

      He blogged about having a lot of bills to pay.

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  30. John. . . I love your cottage, you have made it a home ! Love love love your new desk and happy your finding a space to write. That has made me so happy.
    xo

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