For some this will be a boring ‘ bad” blog
No long conversations. No long replies. No in depth recognition of the merits of off the wall films.
No discussions on everything important.
So be it.
I have covid again and I’m grounded from a much anticipated cinema trip.
Apart from feeling I’m swallowing ground glass when I sip my coffee I’m fine.
My back garden looks like the stink bombs front garden. I realised that yesterday. Now the “ stink bombs” were a family who lived in a rough looking council house near my primary school. The hedges were unkempt, and opened up wide enough in one side to allow the Ford cortina to park up to the living room windows. Scattered around would be a skip load of mostly broken plastic toys , a deflated paddling pool and beer cans.
Even as 8 year old children , we were snobby and judgemental.
Not nice eh? I only turned into Anne Shirley Cuthburt when I was a teen.
My garden has a look of the stink bombs and it’s all Roger’s doing
Empty milk cartons and plastic bottles, lie around next to bits of solar lanterns and pieces of paper lie sodden after being gleefully held aloft like a fluttering flag and thrown in the air like a shuttlecock.
An old lasagne container, parts of an old lead, a used coffee bag, the contents of a small houseplant pot.
He’s been skipping around with an empty coke bottle stolen from the recycling bag for the past half hour.
Case of love beats all I think.ReplyDelete
I’ve bought him toys of his own, he leaves them in his crateDelete
Toys, all valuable toys!ReplyDelete
His own ball and chew are permanently hidden in his crateDelete
Well, if you are isolating and feeling reasonably well, what an opportunity to clean, tidy, garden, sort and cook, along with some time for 'I can't be effed'.ReplyDelete
Just done itDelete
Feel better soon. Ugh. A sore throat is the pits.
At least I’ve got no one to take to xxxxDelete
Well, he was obviously enjoying himself there.ReplyDelete
I’ve never known a dog that keeps himself so happy as he plays alone ..Delete
If you find a car in there,ReplyDelete
It a fridge and an old sofaDelete
My last dog, Grace, who we adopted in Grenada in 1999, where there were no dog toys, had two, her favourite was a face cloth and the other was an empty water bottle. My friend’s dog played with a pair of her underpants tied in a knot. GGReplyDelete
Glad the underpants raised their heads…I get accused of monopolising that subjectDelete
While he's out there playing with rubbish, he's not trashing your cottage/phone/clothes/shoes etc. Even Marie Kondo has got sick of tidying! Hope the throat eases up soon. Swallowing razor blades isn't nice. xxReplyDelete
It’s strange but he knows not to chew my shoes now, but he still steals one and hides it in his treasures under his bed in his crateDelete
Toys, all valuable toys and much loved ... until some more, much more exciting toys come along. Ours don't play with toys, or rubbish, or anything come to think of it. But Ginger has the occasional play, as a trail of catnip fabric mice and two chewed shoelaces will attest too.ReplyDelete
I meant to add I hope you soon feel better Maybe a 'cinema afternoon' on Netflix with lots of hot soup and coffee will help.Delete
Sue I’ve read this afternoon , and dozed and watched half a zombie movie on Netflix xDelete
Dear Roger. I had an Airedale who loved plastic milk jugs, especially if they had something to rattle inside. He would run and pounce on them out of nowhere and shake them viciously. Now the whippet next door seems to have a collection of plastic jugs stashed between a shrub and our fence which he happily visits. Dogs are great. Hope your throat begins to recover!ReplyDelete
I’ve always wanted an AiredaleDelete
I adore this paws..like a bear
What a mischievous little fellow Roger is! Day 2 of COVID and a day closer to the end of it.ReplyDelete
P.S. I do not mean DEATH!
Cheers YP ..IM BACK at work on Saturday so will test on Thursday and Friday againDelete
Roger, the never ending source of mirth and glee.ReplyDelete
He smiles with his eyes.Delete
And he breaks your heart by doing so
Not a bad blog at all; it made me smile.ReplyDelete
Thank you LindaDelete
Roger understands that idle hands are the devil's tool. He is trying to save you!ReplyDelete
He has the brain of a peanut more like xDelete
Lovely Roger, so sweetReplyDelete
The sweeest of all of my 10 dogsDelete
Everything's a puppy toy to a puppy!ReplyDelete
I don’t mind the mess…reallyDelete
My sister had a Scottish terrier that was the happiest he could be when chewing and shaking an empty plastic milk jug or an empty liquid laundry jug to it's final demise. Yes, the containers were washed out before given to him. You didn't want to be standing near him when he shook the crap out of that jug or you'd end up with a good size bruise on your calf or shin. He always thought he was a "big" dog and wasn't afraid to confront the local German shepherd, much to my sisters chagrin. No serious encounters but not for lack of effort. Roger is enjoying the simple things and will be easily cleaned up,once he is done playing. Just enjoy his antics and have some raw honey in that tea. It has helped my sore throat after consuming gallons. Ranee (MN) USAReplyDelete
I had a Scottie bitch called maddie who for a few months chewed the bloody legs of every bit of furnitureDelete
Hope you feel better soon, John! xxReplyDelete
I’m not feeling too ill xDelete
Roger knows that some days you have to make your own fun!ReplyDelete
There is/was a throat spray called Depestat that really helped sore throats. Unfortunately, it tasted like the old magazines in a dentist's office (or so I guessed, having never tasted the magazings).
Hope there is a similar product in Walses.
Be well, my friend!
I’ve gargled withhparacemol, algave nectar,lemon and hot water….Delete
Please make that throat spray Cepestat. Ta.ReplyDelete
That's how my terriers are too - Luckily I find it fun - The vet said to me " I like terriers " - Several other vets at the large practice do also xReplyDelete
They are an acquired taste as they can be feisty , look at mary and before her Meg, both will stand no messingDelete
Roger has created some fun for himself in the garden. As the garden designer extraordinaire, what will Janet say? This sore throat version of Covid sounds wretched. Take care and rest as much as you can.ReplyDelete
She loves him so won’t mind too muchDelete
When it comes to spirits needing lifting, few things come as effective as watching a happy dog. For you, let's hope and think 'onward and upward'.ReplyDelete
When he skips, especially when fluttering his paper in the air, I thought my heart would burst a bitDelete
Luv the picture of happy Roger,, so sorry you have covid again,be good to you and yours, wishing you all the best possible going forward, -MaryReplyDelete
I’ve completed paperwork today and read so , it’s not been a bust of a dayDelete
Love Roger's antics in the garden! John, sorry you have "IT" again! Hope you shake it off quickly. Hugs from the base of the mini-mountain in Maine.ReplyDelete
There seems another silent wave of covid at the momentDelete
Roger is such a funny, sweet boy. Creating his own fun while you're under the weather. Yes, it's maddening when they scatter recycling and whatnot around the garden, but one cannot help but laugh at the joyful way they do so. Hoping you feel much better soon, John dear, and that Albert is doing well.ReplyDelete
I just can’t be angry with him, especially as he stole the paper in front of me …I’d wrapped Albert’s poo in it ( from the cat litter tray he’s just learned to use)Delete
Well, Roger is a proper rascal, isn't he? Can you get Paxlovid or one of the other anti-virals there? They do help and quickly. Fell better!ReplyDelete
I’ve had my fourth jab and I don’t feel unwell with it. Just a throat on fire. Lemon and dissolvable paracetamol with hot water and algae ve nectar has helpedDelete
Here comes Roger. There goes the neighborhood.ReplyDelete
The price of houses plummet ! LolDelete
Its funny what we notice when we are hanging around the house being ill .! Bet a few folk in the village hall have it too. Get well soon John .ReplyDelete
I was on the door on Saturday night so met every villager who walked through the door!!!Delete
Hope you shake this off soon. Roger is adorable.ReplyDelete
It’s more an irritation than anything else . I’ve spent the day writing emails to the daily postDelete
Roger making his own fun... good for him. Hope the throat feels better so... that is no fun.ReplyDelete
Jo in Auckland
I’m not bad , sound like eartha kittDelete
When my voice is hoarse, DH says I sound like Lauren Bacall.Delete
I’d love to sound like mz BacallDelete
Who cares, he is happy and he. Is gorgeous, noreenReplyDelete
You are so right noreenDelete
As for the cat poo,we flush it down the toilet,making sure there isn’t any litter in it!ReplyDelete
I do too…he stole it before the loo momentDelete
An empty coke bottle makes a lovely crunching noise when bitten. Elsie loves my empty water bottles. I love it when they skid away from her. xReplyDelete
I used to put dog treats inside the bottles but Roger only liked the bottlesDelete
I just love Roger. He has such an endearing nature!ReplyDelete