Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday 13th March

There is nothing much to record, except the sun is shining on this rather cold morning.  The memory card in my camera refuses to work, and then there was of course Lucy's night of madness on Saturday.  Ever since we have had her (2 years out of her 9 years} she will start out acting strangely pacing from one room to the other, trying to hide in dark corners.  It doesn't happen often thank goodness, and we have always put it down that in her old home she was locked away by 6 in the evening in a shed.
Well this time in the middle of the night she locked herself in the study downstairs, she is very good at closing doors.  Unfortunately there were three large plants on the downward spiral in there and so they were knocked over and the compost spilt everywhere (on a cream carpet it looked shocking) as if someone had opened a bag of compost and spilled it randomly.  So there we were at 6  in the morning slowly brushing and then vacuuming, madam had by now recovered her mojo and looked on with interest.  This is the second time she has reduced a room into a terrible mess.  The other time was the study upstairs, where on shutting the door she had found a long length of that terrible white plastic that is used for protecting wooden furniture.  She had reduced it to its minutest form, the room looked like a snowstorm had hit it!  We never tell her off, but accept that she had problems in the past, and still love her dearly, though there will be dark mutterings under the breath all day!
Well an American cocker spaniel has just won Crufts, now I hate Crufts for the foolishness of pampered dogs, and that spaniel certainly takes the biscuit on this one...  Gun dog??



Definitely prefer my slightly mentally delinquent Lucy with her spotty legs, who doesn't think much of guns either, than this over groomed, funny headed creature.


10 comments:

  1. Do you suppose Lucy's spells of 'madness' coincide with the time of the full moon? Our neighbor/renter has noted that her three great Pyrenees dogs, as well as the goats in their care, seem agitated as the moon waxes toward full--we have noted that they bark more. Our house cats have been uproarious these past several days and nights, pounding up and down the main staircase and rumbling through the bedroom well after midnight. I have given up on plants or collectibles placed anywhere the cats might land.

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    1. Never thought of that one Sharon, and it is a full moon. As you say cats are probably more destructive than dogs when they can jump up and knock things over, and one thing about Lucy she is not a destructive normally.

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  2. Give me a 'proper' dog like Lucy any day - the worst of it is under that manicured coat there is a dog just like Lucy that wants to run, through mud, puddles and through the heather and the woods - poor dog - it's cruel to not let a dog be a 'proper' dog xx

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    1. There is something cruel about Crufts, the need for dogs to be a perfect model of a breed, and I think there is something of an outcry against it Trudie. But then again, every year the show comes around.

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  3. I guess there must be a dog under there somewhere!, how very weird and totally impractical.
    Our collie cross that we had for 10 years was also a Lucy and a proper dog.

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    1. Sad is it not, you can imagine the life that poor creature has.

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  4. Glad that she has found a good home with parents that understand her nightmares.

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  5. I like the sound of your spirited Lucy. I wonder how much time the show dogs are allowed to be just normal canines if at all? I know absolutely nothing about that world.
    Arilx

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  6. Lucy is adorable with her freckled paws and feet. She's so lucky to have such an understanding family. xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thanks everyone, actually she gives us a great deal of pleasure with her sense of humour, crooked grin and constantly wagging tail, a great advert for owning a dog ;)

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