Sunday, 22 May 2022

Chairs and Carpets

 

I was late home tonight.
I witnessed a road accident in Colwyn Bay and stopped to help.
The girl was ok in the bashed mini but I had quite a lot of blood on my hands from a laceration on her knuckles 
She told me I looked like her dad as we waited for the police 
She was in shock 

I needed the last of my Christmas gin when I got home.
The bats were out in force in the lane as the dogs returned 
My friend Nigel sent an email about his birthday gift to me 
We have the same birthday 
Under his message was one from a furniture company 
I bought a chair from them  a few months ago and they cheerfully told me that it should be delivered tomorrow
A friend had a similar one and I loved the way it felt when I sat in it 
I’m a sucker for nice chairs 

Just the living room carpet to change,
I’ve toyed with a hardwood floor
But you bloody well  can’t have slippy floors with bulldogs around……

They just can’t fucking corner

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  1. The girl will have appreciated your help. Love the chair. You're right about the cornering.

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    1. It was all a bit messy …I think she’d had a drink

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  2. is it sad I know the name of this fabric? we have ordered chairs we are month 4 of a 6 month wait. I will email about the shower tomorrow if that is ok. I cant email from my phone it goes wonky

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  3. Anonymous9:47 pm

    Didn't you have a pair of surgical gloves in your car as part of a first aid kit?

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    1. I don’t drive an ambulance

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    2. Anonymous10:01 pm

      I bet you loved the drama of it all ?

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    3. Not at all, why would I ?
      What a stupid statement

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  4. I do like that chair! Will the girls be allowed in it?

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  5. She was very fortunate to have you around. Well done.
    I can imagine a bulldog doing handbrake turns on a hardwood floor...it would probably be even more spectacular than the corgi we had when I was a teenager!!

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    1. I did very little as soon as I saw she was with it

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    2. You were there and a comfort

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  6. Anonymous9:56 pm

    Gorgeous chair, where's it from? I've been looking for something like that for our reading corner. Maxine

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  7. Love the chair... I'm also a sucker for a nice chair. I don't take my credit card if I go to a furniture store these days . Glad the girl was ok despite the blood!

    Jo in Auckland

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    1. No other car was involved if u get my drift

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  8. I'm glad the girl was OK, if shaken. That looks like a classy and comfortable chair. I can just picture Dorothy skidding round the room. Carpet is warmer on the old tootsies, anyway! xx

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    1. I hate hard floors with dogs with claws

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  9. One dark rainy evening on the way home from my birthday meal with relatives I noticed a person laying at the bottom of a steep hill in the road -He had fallen off his bike I think-We called for an ambulance-I knelt alongside him and we spoke of his partner until they arrived-One of my relatives said they had thought I wound talk him to death but my nurse friends told me previously you must not let anyone drift away x

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    1. It’s an old fallacy
      But the quietest injured person is the most worrying

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    2. He was very still and quiet when we got there-I thought he was a very tall skinny old man and dead possibly-but on closer look he was a youngish experienced cyclist going I think too fast downhill and crashing into unlit roadworks x

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    3. flis that happened to a friend in mid Wales..although not so young. Even experienced riders get caught by unlit roadworks

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    4. gz-he was in a cycling team too x

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    5. a non-What on earth is wrong with you?

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  10. veg artist10:31 pm

    Thankfully, medics are never 'off duty' in an emergency. Twice I have been stuck in the queue behind serious accidents. Each time there were either nurses or doctors in their cars who ran forward to see if they could help. One injured man lost part of his leg, but lived thanks to a junior doctor going on holiday.
    Anon of 10.01pm needs to grow up.

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    1. This gal was probably pissed

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    2. Anonymous10:11 am

      John is that the right comment to write about the girl? Have the police said she was drunk? Shock can make someone appear to be drunk.

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    3. I could smell alcohol

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    4. Anonymous3:13 pm

      Whether you could smell alcohol or not you have been too judgemental

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    5. Who Are You?

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    6. Well I just learned something new. I'm more familiar with the term "pissed" as meaning very angry. Though in case of a car accident, either meaning would suit.

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    7. Anonymous5:02 pm

      What concern is it of yours flis? It's not your blog.

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    8. "Judgemental"?

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    9. Anonymous6:57 pm

      If you don't understand the meaning of the word you can look it up either in a dictionary or Google.

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    10. But I do

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    11. Anonymous9:36 pm

      Flis please do look at how you spend the precious hours of your life, the hours you spend on returning and commenting on the same posts on John's blog show that you may benefit from pursuing other interests. It isn't healthy to be so obsessed with his blog and returning to posts from days ago, just to make a retort to an anonymous reader. Obsession can become addiction.
      Molly

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    12. Mollymolly?

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    13. Anonymous5:07 pm

      Mollymolly? As suspected flis is a child who would be better prepared for life if he spent his time doing his homework instead of stalking on blogs.

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    14. I have just noticed your comment on John's most recent post and as I thought you would do - here you are again deliberately bullying me

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  11. Caring never really ends. Would stone or slate floors work? Something with some texture, but still easy to clean. One of the hotels in Ireland had heated floors, heavenly.

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  12. I've no carpets now-the draughts that come up through the floor are gushing at times x

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  13. Anonymous10:47 pm

    A medic is never off duty and you deserved the gin. Your new chair is just the kind I like and the pattern is lovely. We have some carpets and some wooden floors but the rooms with carpets are definitely cosier.

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  14. I once had a chair like that when I had my first baby, every time I sat in it with her, I managed to bang her head on the wooden arms! She's 58 now and teaching Literature so couldn't have done her much harm.

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  15. Barbara Anne11:10 pm

    So glad you were there to help at the accident scene. Bonus that you look like the injured dirl's dad!
    Love the new chair! Is that your chosenn upholstery we're seeing?
    Hugs!

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    1. BA again11:12 pm

      Also, Bassett hounds cacannot corner whatsoever!

      More hugs!

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  16. Just today sent my large sectional off to my niece's new family home. Loved that piece, but it really overpowered the room, so I'm glad to say farewell. Ordered a loveseat and a recliner. I'll be dozing in front of the TV soon!
    Bonnie in Minneapolis

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  17. It seems I am a bulldog. I don't corner well on slippy floors either if any speed is involved.

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  18. The chair looks very nice, with a good deep cushion.

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  19. I do like that chair. It is elegantly simple.

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  20. Love the new chair. Consider wood floor with tile inlay. My dog has no trouble with tile.

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  21. This discussion about the floor made me laugh. When I was a kid, we had carpeting in the livingroom, tile in the kitchen. When it was time to feed the dog, he tear through the livingroom, hit the tile in the kitchen and skid into the cupboards. Thanks for the smile.

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  22. Love that chair!

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  23. That is a perfect 'cottage chair'. Is it Parker Knoll? It looks like it.

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  24. Adore the chair. Beautiful !

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  25. Anonymous6:34 am

    Ah… Cro got it! It certainly reminded me of Parker Knoll. They were so well made and fabulously comfortable. Well done!

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  26. What a way to end the day. Hope the girl is already recovered well. I never thought about bulldog-safe flooring. I just looked at a bunch of comical images of bulldogs doing splits on wood and tile floors. Now I get it.

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  27. I have a lovely comfy armchair in the living room, which Jenny has wanted to get rid of for years because she doesn't like the colour. So far I've successfully resisted her.

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  28. Love the chair. As for the floors, we have found, as our dogs got old and less sure on their feet, that wooden floors caused some distressing falls, so I'd stick with carpet.

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  29. Rubber booties for the bulldog?

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  30. I toy with laminate flooring John - it seems to be in fashion but frankly there is no comfort in it that I can see and I would not be able to walk around without slippers for fear of slipping over. Aded to that I now have this enduring image of a non cornering bulldog to cope with.

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  31. There have been times when I've had trouble just keeping straight never mind cornering :)

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  32. Ooh, I do understand about slippery floors! I have a friend who has those little rubber nails applied to her doggo's feet so he doesn't slip and slide! He is rather incontinent so they wanted floors that were easier to clean, and the little rubber things were the answer! We have "luxury vinyl planking" which is really linoleum on planks. It's less expensive than real wood and nearly waterproof. We had carpet before, but with our legions of cats, good God, it suffered, and so did I with all the cleaning!

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  33. The tips are called Dr. Buzby's Toegrips for Dogs!

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  34. Anonymous12:59 pm

    I’m voting for wood floors you can put rugs down

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  35. I wish I would have known about the rubber toenail grips that glue on for dogs while Fuzzy was still alive. It would have made it safer for him to do his Pomeranian spins and maybe it would have muffled the loud tapping of his nails on the floor. (Oh, how I wish I could hear that tapping sound again).
    We were constantly having to grind his nails down because of his loud claw tapping. He could make it even louder if he wanted something from us.
    The hardwood floors are wonderful for cleanup and sanitizing if you have dogs or cats or both,and in our house the wood floor seems to reflect the light and make it brighter in here without glare.

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  36. I was talking to a dog groomer last week who has 5 dogs of her own-at least 2 were elderly-She has carpets- no smell at all-Apparently she just nips over with a steamer x

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  37. That was nice of you to stop and help the motorist.

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    1. To be fair she popped out from nowhere crossed the road straight in front and demolished the side of a bin and flower planter on the pavement

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  38. I'm glad that you were there to help ... and that you had some of that Christmas gin left at home to settle your nerves afterwards.

    Pugs don't corner well either hence me having so many rugs on my tiled floors. That chair looks comfy, you will have to try and get on it first before the dogs discover that!!

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  39. Are there any dogs that corner well on hard floors? Or cats for that matter. I like the chair, though for myself, I like a chair with a high back to lean my head on. Which probably explains my propensity to fall asleep watching TV at night.

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  40. Anonymous5:16 pm

    At our new house, we have tiles and wooden floors. the 2 cats do not corner well when playing chase! It's hilarious but slightly concerning on the stairs. Bev

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  41. I now see your life was in danger with the girl/car plowing through. I don't drink and would have needed a stiff one.

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  42. I don't think any dog corners well on a hard floor, but I'm sure bulldogs are especially inelegant!

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  43. Oh, my! What a lovely, lovely chair!

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  44. Anonymous6:59 pm

    I'm surprised you've actually got room for another chair in your cottage!

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