Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Catching Up

 I slept until 6.30 am when I took the dogs for a wee , then slept on until noon.
I needed the rest. 
I walked the dogs properly
Did a large shop and bought some luxury puddings for Trendy Carol and her hubby.
Over the last 10 days I have worked 7 twelve hour shifts and every one of them trendy carol has baby sat them in the afternoons. 
When I got home it was upsetting to see one of the field ponies had been sadly euthanised . She had apparently suffered from ill health for a while and had deteriorated recently. Her body will be collected later.
There is nothing more forlorn than the site of a dead, much loved animal lying still on the ground
I’ve just written this whilst eating a small tub of coronation chicken 
A real treat for the day
And now I’m half playing at tidying the house, 
The bantam cockerel who lives in the graveyard called in early for homemade sourdough 






33 comments:

  1. It's sad to see any dead animal, not just a much-loved one, especially if it's died as a result of a human being's carelessness or neglect.

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  2. I'm so sorry John it must have been such a shock for you to find.I get upset to see dead rabbits,squirrels,badgers and deer on the roads-I always say a prayer for them.I wondered and I hope that the field pony was elderly and had a good life until recently xx

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  3. Trust you averted the eyes of the bantam cockerel from your coronation chicken. Contemplating having one of my dogs put down today - he's 17 and legs have gone. I shall be digging a deep hole later. The death of any loved animal is upsetting.

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    1. She did, she had been beautifully cared for P

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  4. My word, that's a gorgeous bird! Resplendent in his feathered finery.

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  5. How sad, but if it was the best for her... You will miss seeing her in the field. xx

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  6. Sorry to hear about the horse. I don't know what "coronation chicken" is, but it sounds positively royal!

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  7. Carol is a super friend...it would be tricky working your ghastly shifts without her help. The bantam cock is a magnificent specimen; he looks as though he knows it! I am reading your blog, while deciding whether to do some weeding or put some washing on and do the ironing. I WILL go and do some weeding!

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  8. Those shifts sound horrendous, so just think of the £££s. Poor horse, you said there were two in the field. Is the other one OK?

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  9. Barbara Anne5:25 pm

    How sad that one of the horses had to be put down. I hope there is soon another horse in the field so the remaining horse won't be lonely.
    You chose delicious treats for chic Carol and her hubby as a yummy thank you for their essential help with the furry family members as you work. 7 twelve hour shifts in 10 days is a killer. Hope you have several days off now.
    That cockerel is splendid and he knows it!

    Hugs!

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  10. I had to google "coronation chicken". Sounds like a tasty chicken salad eating cold. Is that right? What beautiful feathers on the bantam cockerel! Hope the pony had a good life.

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  11. Wow! He is a gorgeous cockerel! Sorry to hear about the pony, at least she is free of any suffering now. I hope there will soon be a fieldmate for the remaining pony. What a lovely surprise for Carol- very thoughtful of you to let her know her kindness is appreciated.

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  12. Carol is a great friend to you and the gud dugs. Winston could use some friends to come over in the afternoon. I am looking into a Doggie Day Care with training for iwinston. He is over excited by other dogs and has a huge voice.
    Is this very beautiful Bantam the one chicken that is left from the group of 3 ?

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    1. No he is one of two , his brother was killed by a fox in the churchyard last year

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    2. Oh Thank You, at one time I thought there were 3 or 4 of them. He is very beautiful.

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  13. Those 12 hour shifts are really tough! I have some friends that are RNs in a hospital and their usual shifts are four 12 hour days and then three days off. I hope you have a few days off now to rest and relax.

    Trendy Carol is so sweet to always help out with the dogs as she does. I bet she loves them as if they were hers. I'm sorry to hear about the field pony, how sad. That bantam cockerel is certainly one handsome fellow!

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  14. The bantam cockerel has sophisticated tastes.

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  15. What a diamond you have there in Trelawnyd - in the shape of Trendy Carol! Have you thought of nominating her for an M.B.E.?

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  16. That is a very fine looking cockerel. Quite the Dandy.

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  17. Sad about the pony but as you know as well as I do - it is always the downside of keeping animals or getting to love someone else's.

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  18. What a beauty that banty boy is. I bet he knows it, too.

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  19. that is one gorgeous cock! and i know one when i see one.

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  20. He's loverly as is Auntie Glad who won't remember you.

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  21. trendy carol is a lifesaver for you and the girls. it's sad when any animal companion has to cross the rainbow bridge.

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  22. I love the people in our lives that simply step up to assist. Those quiet folk really do bless us.

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  23. What a shocker to find one of your much loved ponies laying in the field. Just the other day we were admiring the sweet ponies in your post. You found a lovely and thoughtful "thank you" gift for Carol. Neighbors helping neighbors is very special.

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  24. That is one fine looking chicken.

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  25. Rest up John. Twelve hour shifts are awful. I do 8 and that's enough.

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  26. I'm curious who these fancy free bits of livestock, chickens, sheep belong to.

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  27. Seven 12 hour shifts you deserve some pampering John,
    so lucky to have good neighbours to help with the dogs still you would do the same if needed, the photo of the Cockerel would look beautiful framed.

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