Holiday Season

It is absolutely no fun whatsoever going shopping or walking into town just now.
We expected it to be busy at the height of the season but you literally cannot move sometimes. This has inadvertently had a knock on effect with our walks, and with long grass in the areas where we usually go, we are not walking very far or as often just in case.
With so many dogs in the area, both visiting and residential, fleas could be anywhere and everywhere.

I was looking for a waterproof backed picnic blanket today and the usual outlets didn’t have any, so I went into one of the discount stores here. We have a few, and sometimes you can get a bargain.
I couldn’t actually find what I was looking for, so asked at the counter which was completely empty of customers. The young lady pointed me in the right direction and sure enough, there they were, at a sensible price of £4.
I had Maggie with me, so stood on her lead while I took it out of the bag to get an idea of size. I was suddenly surrounded by people from both directions, not one giving an iota of thought to the dog as they started pushing their way past me.
I nearly went flying as I tried to retrieve Maggie’s lead to make my way back to the counter, which was now jammed solid with pushchairs, mobility scooters and dogs as well as people. Poor Maggie couldn’t turn round and one little brat with a basket on wheels almost ran her over.
There was only one cashier open, and the queues were down two aisles, nobody giving an inch, and tempers were beginning to fray.
Another till opened and nobody moved when he called ‘Next please,’ so I just went for it, handed over my money and headed out.

Maggie has been very lethargic today, and we’re wondering if it’s to do with the anti -scratching jab she had yesterday. We’ve rung the vet to check and are waiting for him to call us back after surgery. She’s eating and drinking OK, performing the business too, but she just seems to want to sleep.  It might be she’s finally catching up on her missed sleep after the constant itching kept her (and me) awake all night for the past week.
The good news is she hasn’t scratched all day.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Holiday Season

  1. colinandray says:

    Just remember that it is all those tourists who stimulate local businesses, who pay commercial taxes, which help pay for infrastructure maintenance and other local services etc. I have a friend who lives in Weymouth, and they just give the tourists (“grockles”) Weymouth for the Summer season, knowing that without them, life would be quite different there! They reclaim their town later in the year! 🙂

  2. colonialist says:

    Congratulations! You got the blanket and emerged from the fray without actually assaulting anyone!

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