Sunday, 21 February 2021

Finlay

 

This is Finlay
My very first Welsh Terrier.
In one way he was the son I never had and as my first dog he broke my heart more than any animal had a right to. I was sent the photograph this morning.
And I felt emotional at the kitchen table when I saw it, right in the middle of an entertaining and stimulating three hour zoom lecture titled “ Wind in Film” 
I was so glad that during one discussion group no one seemed heard me fart very loudly as I forced out a cough..having said my box went green.......so they might have done....
A Freudian slip, perhaps given the lecture subject.
I very much enjoyed the analysis of the clips we watched together
I do so miss talking about film with people who see more than just basic entertainment 
It sounds snobby 
But I do.

Anyhow I’m doing an extra night shift tonight to cover sickness and as we are quiet I may get the opportunity to catch up with film studies homework. 
Hattie has booked Mary in for a cuddle this afternoon. 

I think I will have avocado and egg on toast for a late brunch

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  1. I think I am the only person left who has not done anything on Zoom. Have a new laptop; am going to download the app today and try and set it up. Fingers crossed!

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    1. You only need to download the app, no setting up.

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    2. It’s pretty simple

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    3. So, with Elle I'm one of just two then.

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    4. No...three!

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  2. That's a lovely photo of Finlay. I don't do Zoom - it reminds me of having to stand up in class and speak when I was at school. I think you should set up a group called 'Wind in Zoom'! I hope your extra night shift goes without drama!

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  3. It IS snobby, but you are what you are x

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    1. I don’t really care

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    2. Sounds more pseudy than snobby, but whatever one likes to do is worth doing, for the one who is doing the doing,

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  4. Finlay is a handsome fellow. That will do it, the power of suggestion. Seems like you diverted attention. Good save. Snobby - No way, you just seek stimulating conversation and good debate.

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  5. He's a lovely looking dog, with a wise and gentle expression.

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  6. "I think I will have avocado and egg on toast for a late brunch"... I suggest that might later necessitate more coughing to cover up other outburstings.

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    1. I’m not back in class until Thursday

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  7. Plenty of farts tonight

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    1. I’m sounding like two Mersey ferries meeting up

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    2. Honk honk x

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  8. I can hardly bear the pain of living without my previous five-especially my top dog as I call him x

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  9. Cute little one, dogs remind us that this is all temporary, chase the fun while we can.
    I understand being able to discuss things beyond the most superficial, a common understanding

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  10. good man john; fart proudly!

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  11. there is just something about those welsh terrier faces that make you melt.

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  12. Made me laugh reading about your Farting, thanks for the laugh we need laughter right now x

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  13. Surely that's not the "Wind in Film" being spoken of in the lecture?! Seriously, where are you finding these lectures? That one sounds kind of interesting.

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    1. Have a look there are 100s

      https://www.citylit.ac.uk/

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    2. Excellent! Thanks for the link! I'll let you know if I try one!

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  14. The toddler who lives across the road from us is called Finlay. He's a handful. After he's been put to bed he likes to stand on his bedroom window sill with nothing on, outside of the closed curtains in full view of the street.

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  15. That's such a sweet photo of Finlay. How long ago was it that you had him?

    Given the stories you tell, I expect you fart during every online chat and meeting.

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    1. He was bought for my 40 th birthday
      He died 2005

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  16. What a lovely picture of Finlay!
    Don't you have an Alexa? Did you know she farts?

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    1. Oh, dear God. That is my grandson's very favorite thing to do when he goes to his uncle's house. He tells Alexa to fart and then LOLs. Literally. His uncle is right there egging him on.

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  17. I love that you are loaning Mary out to folks who need her snuggles. Good man.

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    1. Hattie has her regularly so does trendy carol x

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  18. Such a sweet picture of Finlay with those lovely flowers! Made me smile wistfully!

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  19. They are a lovely breed John aren't they - they have an almost human face,

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  20. I have videos and photos on my I pad/tablet that I am typing on of my thatch but still have not worked out how to send you a picture(unfortunately the office technician is non too obliging) x

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  21. Finlay looks like he's smiling. When I saw the title of your discussion topic I immediately thought of farting actors. Not sure what that says about me! I hope you have a peaceful shift. xx

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  22. lovely dog - and lovely breakfast food too.

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  23. Finlay looks wonderful. I can see why you loved him so much. I have a friend who says before coronavirus he would cough to hide a fart, now he farts to hide a cough! Hope you have a quiet shift. x

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  24. Talking about film? Not snobby at all - unless I'm snobby! Talk of wind in film immediately reminds me of the wind blowing on the wheat (?) at the start of The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser. I think I read the scene was a homage to another film maker, I forget who, who'd done something similar.

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  25. He looks like a honey!

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  26. That's a fine looking dog, John.

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  27. It's a very sweet photo.

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  28. Dogs leave such a hole in our hearts when they go, don't they?

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  29. Welsh Terriers always make me think of my late mother; she loved them too.

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  30. Barbara Anne5:27 am

    What a darling Finley was and I know just what you mean about a dear dog breaking your heart. Ours was a Basset named Daisy. Sigh!
    Wishing you well on this extra shift. May it be peaceful for all.

    Hugs!

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    1. Barbara Anne5:31 am

      Oh, make that Finlay, please and thank you.
      Good night, one and all!

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  31. Who couldn't love that face? My pets have been my children per say. Their lives are so short lived and somehow we survive that sadness and take on another bundle of joy to experience it all again. - It was always easier for me to have a cat(s). Working long hours, cats were more self sufficient. I've never forgotten my last dog.. I, on an impulse, bought him from a pet store. He was sick the very next week. I did everything I could do to the the point of pawning a diamond ring for money for vet bills. I was sold a sick dog with distemper. I still have his squeaker toy.

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