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Saturday, 5 May 2012
10 Things your mother never told you about DOGS.
1. They fart, a lot (mostly indoors).
2. They vomit, a lot (often indoors).
3. They poo, a lot (occasionally indoors).
4. They moult their own weight in hair each year.
5. They refuse to obey even the simplest of commands.
6. They sleep on your best sofa, when given strict instructions NOT TO!
7. They have a bizarre sexual attraction for female guests' legs.
8. They know exactly how to imitate Bambi-style dewy eyes.
9. They show more unconditional love than any other (and I mean 'any other') living breathing creature.
9a.... and demand nothing in return other than the occasional stroke, walk, bowl of dry multi-coloured biscuits, and water.
10. Then after about 15 years, just when you've begun to tolerate them, they sprout wings and leave you with a broken heart.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
3 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 44 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!