Just a thought…………… if only

I walked Maggie up to the doctor’s surgery this morning to meet up with Hubby after his blood test.
I walked through the park, and all the female ducks seem to have disappeared as it was nothing but male mallards on the water quacking at me for their dinner in welcome.
I risked it and let Maggie off lead in the hope that she would have a poo, which turned out to be a mistake as she legged it out of my sight. I was not happy!!
Anyway a very nice man with a four year old shaggy black retriever realised there was a problem (one very puffed out me!) and kept Maggie ‘entertained’ until I could clip her.
Thanking him profusely and apologising for my bad language, we went off in our separate directions.

I walked through the market and got some fresh (which turned out to have been frozen) veg for a three day stew, then made my way to the surgery.
Hubby was already in for his appointment, so it wasn’t long before we were on our way home.
He started to prepare the veg so I took out the rubbish and decided to water the garden.
Our water butt holds 100 litres so can provide almost 17 fillings of our 6 litre watering can.
I used two on the onions which are coming up very nicely thank you, and five more on the roses, fruit bushes, buddliah which still hasn’t woken up yet, laurel and our other plants.

It is hoped that by the end of this year, we will be in a position to buy Hubby a sensibly sized Man Cave (aka shed) which will be suitable for him to work in as well as store tools and gardening equipment. We shall keep the little ones we have though as they are useful.
Hubby did a repair on the fence this week and replaced four broken feather boards.
We had intended to take those up to the tip, but he cut them up into small foot length pieces and decided to burn them later.
As I was passing the bucket containing said pieces of wood and holding a watering can, I though how wonderful it would be if I could water the dead wood and grow a shed.
If only……………………

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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8 Responses to Just a thought…………… if only

  1. I suspect it will be a very long time before the boys are let ‘off lead’, because I could NOT catch them. Good on ya for trying and *whew* to the nice stranger who kept her for you. Isn’t putting out frozen veg as ‘fresh’ sort of false advertising?? I’d certainly have a word with the manager of that market. Frozen vegetables tend to rot faster than fresh ones, something about the freezing process, or so I understand it. I was at the hospital for a CT scan today and I’m glad to read you guys had a quick visit.

    • Hi Melanie. Hope your CT scan went OK. Do you have to wait long for the results? Hubby’s appointment was pre booked as it’s with an INR nurse, not a doctor so no sit and wait for these! He has to have another next week as he is still out of range so has to be monitored closely. It’s either the antibiotics or painkillers that have thrown it out, so we have a good idea why.
      Our market is usually very good, but I was there early so the veg could just have been chilled. I only buy enough for our stew anyway, which always lasts us three days, so it’s easy cooking! You can’t beat freshly picked though, and we’ve had produce from the farmer like that. Best leeks I’ve ever tasted.

  2. blindzanygirl says:

    Oh lol Di. Regarding Maggie running off – we daren’t let Hope off themlead. We have an extending one like you do, but wenjyst daren’t as we could not run after her if she bolted. She gets so i terested i. Something, and will completely forget about us. We have never had ths problem with any of oyr dogs in the past, but for some reason we just can’t trust Hope. I feel real sorry that she can’t have a jolly goid run, but it just isn’t safe!

    • I know what you mean. We have to be so careful. Maggie is losing her privileges, but that’s better than losing her life under the wheels of a car.
      We’ve had a bit more success with her meds today, and she may have eaten the whole dose, even if it as eventually. It would appear she likes prawns, so I’ve left half a dozen to mix with her pills tomorrow.

      • blindzanygirl says:

        Oh gosh. SO glad that she has taken her meds.

        Yes I worry like mad that Hope will go under the wheels of a car. One place that we go is next to a main road so it’s hard. We used to be able to go to a farmer’s field where the dogs were safe, but then he sold it toa new farmer, who won’t let us use the field any more. With neither ne nor Bob being able to walk, it is jyst awful. Although Hope does run hell for leather in the garden. It’s not like it used to be though. I used to LOVE my walks with the dogs.

      • I enjoy walking anyway, and having a dog helps. Maggie can be a pain, especially in bad weather, but we still go.

      • blindzanygirl says:

        That used to be me Di. And talkabout SNOW, in Derbyshire. Well, you would have laughed at thenlooks of us!

      • We built a snowman from the few inches we had one Christmas Day, Everyone thought it was a windup as by the time they all got up, it had all gone. ‘Eric’ lasted until New Year and would have lasted a little longer if it hadn’t rained!

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