Monday, 26 September 2022

When Things Go Quiet

 It’s a while since I had a puppy.
It’s probably like parents with grown up children.
You quickly can forget the rules of ownership 
And the first one is?
When everything is quiet
Something is afoot.

20 minutes unsupervised after a walk and two pot plants were disemboweled and scattered around the living room and one pile of vomit  left thoughtfully on the trendy blue sofa seat.
Roger has had his first telling off and is quiet and contrite in his cage.
Im sure Dorothy is actually smiling from her arm chair at his disgrace.

The Randa girls stopped yesterday. I say girls loosely as they are now very much young women but I’m happy to say that their need to cuddle the dogs have not diminished since they were little girls. Mary clambered into Eve’s lap and happily closed her eyes and Liv held Roger as though he was a baby, and although he sat stiffly at first, unsure of this new “ friend” he relaxed soon enough and closed his eyes too, as Welsh terriers have a want to do.
I reminded both girls of the time I babysat them years ago when I caught them back combing William ‘s red fur so much though that he happily resembled Tina Turner in her Mad Max period
Things suddenly went quiet then…..

What am I doing today? 
I refer to the filofax list after making a few litres of sugar free lemonade.
I drink nothing else during the day.
In the filofax is scribbled Shona
…..this means Lunch with an old colleague from my Intensive Care Days 
Reading……means Some reading for college tomorrow.
Theatre with Gorgeous Dave . A premier of The Famous Five musical at Theatre Clwyd.
It may be shite , but because it’s just bedding in and the tickets are cheap.

The weather changed last night and at 2 am I walked around the cottage closing the small windows which had been open for much of the summer . Both Mary and Dorothy cuddled up to me in bed, and even Albert sneaked in to the periphery to share some warmth. 
Roger has yet to be able to negotiate  the stairs so is not allowed on the bed as yet.

The winter duvet is airing over the thermal store
I don’t feel very inspired to write this morning 

Hey ho




42 comments:

  1. Yorkshire Liz10:21 am

    Sounds like reaction to a typical dull pre winter Monday morning to me! Onwards, vomit or not! Stay warm, everyone.

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  2. I had to clear up two lots of cat vomit this morning. I have the day to myself but feel guilty if I 'enjoy' myself making art or doing anything other than housework. I think when you don't want to write the best thing to do is write! Just writing down how you are feeling or mundane stuff about life can get the creative juices flowing - (so I am told!) x

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    1. That’s what I’ve done
      Chatter on about nothing

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  3. Enjoy the beginnings of Fall. I am. We are in the mid 60's this morning with a breeze so my windows are open and everyone here is enjoying it. Tonight it is supposed to drop into the 50's which makes me happy after all the heat and drought we have had. And as for Roger...he is probably just learning his limits. At least he is not like a child where you might have the vomit and a dirty diaper to deal with.

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    1. Oh yes….he’s been told off once, he won’t touch the plants again

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  4. I don't know why you need a duvet when you can just have warm animals on top of you. Poor Roger - not yet able to join in.

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    1. The stairs , the nemises of an uncoordinated dog

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  5. Hopefully, Roger will remember not to destroy pot plants and vomit on the trendy blue sofa. I can just imagine Dorothy having a quiet little giggle at Roger's disgrace. The weather has certainly turned. Even had our heating on yesterday for a couple of hours. I was hoping to last out until October! xx

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    1. I’ve bought some coffee grounds fuel logs
      They burn well and fill the cottage with the faint whiff of coffee

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  6. Roger's puppy mischief certainly did some damage. Hopefully, this is a one time occurrence and he's learned his lesson. Nights are cool in Massachusetts but the sun warms everything during the day. The house cools at night but not so much to need the heating system on. Duvets are on the beds.

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    1. I am so glad I’ve got an instant hot water shower
      That horrible cold morning feeling blasted away

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  7. A great job of writing, when you don't feel inspired to write. Your daily routine, life, the family and friends.

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  8. Assuming you are referring to what you have written above this morning - that is quite enough to digest for one morning thank you.

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  9. I've had a lovely blustery walk in the hills overlooking the sea - and a second short walk through a sheltered woodland with a friend - cleared up poo thoughtfully close to the loo and by the bed after thatch's long walk - A lovely morning but I'm still experiencing melancholy x 🌾

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  10. It's definintely turned a lot colder, I actually closed my bedroom window last night and that I virtually always open.

    Mavis has taken to being sick more often now she's older and as always she gets the runs very easily. Luckily, I spotted the Senakot tablet on Mum's floor last week just before she got to it and wolfed it down.

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    1. At least the spiders willbe put off from entering the cottage

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  11. Our builders started today ..... they have to move the boiler so it will be cold here and cold water for a while !!! I never know what to do with myself when we have anything done ! Sorry ..... I made that all about me 🤣 XXXX

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    1. Builders in autumn l oh no…dirty sooty muddy foot marks

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    2. We had our bathroom ripped out and completely remodelled, toilet and basin relocated, bath out, shower cubicle in, new air extractors, all lighting moved, underfloor heating, heated towel rail, the whole shebang. It took three weeks from being ripped out, to being usable again, in January!!!!! It was as cold in there as a witch's doo-dah! We spent a few nights in a local hotel, just so that we could have long, luxurious, hot showers!

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  12. Dogs seem have an ability to vomit in places you can't clean easily!! I lit the woodburner last night for the first time this season and had porridge instead of overnight oats for breakfast this morning. I also closed the Eglu door overnight as it was a bit nippy for chickens last night!

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    1. Ahhh the lovely lines of an eglu
      I never bought one, I never could afford them

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  13. Pretty good for not feeling inspired. I don’t feel inspired, so I’m not.

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  14. You may not feel inspired yourself dear John, however just reading about your morning has inspired me to get a move on. Sun is brilliant, 82F today, garden chores awaiting and we're pruning like mad in the back. . . . . . and the mosquitoes are still biting like crazy, grrrrr!!!!!!!

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    1. Writing , even a short blog is part of my everyday life and has been for over 16 years

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  15. Anonymous3:04 pm

    Poor Roger - we had a puppy that used to crap in plant pots - the moral equivalent of going outdoors perhaps? And yes, quiet is always ominous with puppies and children!

    ceci

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    1. Oh he’s fine ……just being a puppy

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  16. Barbara Anne4:05 pm

    Your title says it all for parents of small children and for pet owners!! Hope the sofa came clean.
    It sounds like the filofax has some nice plans recoreded in it.
    Out winter cozy clothes are comoning out for airing, too.

    Hugs!

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  17. You surely keep a busy schedule. :)

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  18. Puppies...like children!!
    It has definitely turned toward Autumn even where we happen to be, in Kent

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    1. Where in kent ? And don’t say broadstairs

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  19. Anonymous6:58 pm

    Did the sofa clean up easily? Often there’s a preparation on furniture that makes stains lift from the surface. I hope yours has it? You’re so right about the ‘ominous silence’ - it will have brought back memories for us all! I hope the theatre production is polished and enj .

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  20. Anonymous6:58 pm

    Virginia

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  21. I had a friend who said that puppies were so cute because if they weren't you would throttle them.

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  22. Anonymous4:57 pm

    Poor Roger getting told off for vomiting. As if he'd chosen to vomit and did it on purpose.

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