Sunday, 26 July 2015

The pooch has his say. Guest post

Hello and woof woof. The old bat has been pestering me to write a guest post for her bonkers blog, so here I am. I don't know why she sits at this computer for hours, tapping away, shuffling pictures about, deleting and re writing, I will show her that it can be done with the minimum of fuss, just belt it out, click publish and be done with it in half an hour. She waffles on like there isn't a sensible word in her head, when all it needs is a kick up the arse to get on with it.

We went on holiday, you probably read that load of twaddle, that was her side of it. Now let me tell you my side. It was a chuffin long way down there, being strapped up in the car was not much fun. There was no room to move about, change positions, or even pick my nose. She got me fastened in so tightly, what did she think was going to happen? I wasn't going anywhere, hardly sensible to jump out of a moving car. Alright, I know, she was only thinking about my safety in case of some idiot smashing into us. Going through the windscreen would not do anything to enhance my already handsome mush. Her driving is A1, I'm sure she would pass a driving test with flying colours if she was required to take one, so no worries there.

Anyway, we arrived at the campsite without incident. I managed to keep my legs crossed for most of the journey, but to be fair, she did make a pee stop or two. We pulled into a service station on the M5 for a comfort break, around about Gloucester I think. With a lot of mumbling and chuntering, we pulled straight out again. What was all that about? No bloody grass she says. The place was a new build, the grass had not yet grown around the car park and it was still bare earth, I had to laugh.

A pitch was located at the camp site, away from the maddening crowd, not that there were many people there, they had all gone home. She put the tent up and we had some nosh. I couldn't see how we were both going to fit in that piddling little tent,. The night was still young so she took me for a walk. Luckily the canal was close by so off we went down the tow path. The smells down there were smashing. I love to find new pongs, especially when a lady dog has been piddling around. Ooops, that's my street cred gone down the drain, ha ha.

We managed to fit in the tent alright, I'm glad that she put my proper bed in the car with my favoutite cushion. Next morning we woke nice and early, well she did, I just opened one eye and caught a glimpse of her backside crawling through the tent flap. Do you know, she slept with all her clothes on, how disgusting is that. I know it gets a bit chilly overnight, but really. She was gone for ages, I decided to go and look for her. It was easy to break out of the tent, and I made my way to the toilet block. Lo and behold, out she came with her wash bag. Smells a bit sweeter now, I thought. You should have seen the look of surprise on her face, doesn't she know that I can find my way around by just following my nose, ha ha.

We went to some great places, good job she put the buggy in the car, my little legs wouldn't have been able to do all that walking. One thing I did get a bit fed up with was being plonked in front of an unusual building,  or a lot of hanging baskets, and being told to smile while she points her camera at my mush. I mean, how many chuffiin pictures does she need? Every few minutes the camera came out, must have been a couple of hundred, and most of them will get thrown away. That woman sure does make a lot of work for herself.

I like the bit where we got to sit in a campervan, well she sat, and I lay on my bed on the floor. I have never been in one of those before, it was well cozy. I could have stayed there all night. Maybe if I ask her nicely she might get us one of those.

We did the usual traipse around charity shops, I was allowed to go into the Blue Cross shop, the nice lady patted me on the head and said what a cutie I am. Oh gawd, another pat on the head. I know I'm a cutie, but all this patting on the head is likely to give me a migraine. As a consolation for my discomfort, she who cracks the whip bought me a teddy. Two in fact, as they had an offer of buy one get one free. By the way, she might think she is the boss, but I know what I can get away with, ha ha.

So, what was the best part of the holiday? I like the pesky squirrels in the park, pity I haven't got the energy to chase them any more. I thought it was funny to see her huffing and puffing up that steep hill to Berry Head, and then when we got to the top, all the nice views that she wanted to see were lost in the fog. That was funny. I went to sleep on the way down, ha ha.

I must say though, I'll give her credit for making it an interesting holiday, seeing lots of different places suits me down to the ground. Mind you, I need a rest now to recover. Too much excitement is no good for the old ticker. There's a bit of good news to pass on though. My arthritis is greatly improved just lately. I can now go for a walk without the buggy. Not quite hopping and skipping just yet, but you never know, I'm on the way to becoming a recycled teenager. She's been putting some yellow stuff on my food, and now there's some cod liver oil in there as well. Must be doing some good because I'm feeling quite perky again when I go out.

I know I poke fun at her, but she's not a bad old stick, and I love her.


PS. By the way, I've got my manager onto the job of starting my fan club. The opening offer is £20 for a years membership, only available for one day. If you miss that the normal price will be £200  ;o)) 

Thank you Rocky for your doggy slant on life. Love you too. 

36 comments:

  1. Chuffin' great post Rocky! I love you too xx


    Linda xxx

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  2. What a fantastic post Rocky xxx You did make me laugh :-)

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  3. You've taken your rightful place in blogland. Rock on....Natalie x

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  4. Give me an R
    Give me an O
    Give me a C
    Give me a K
    Give me a Y

    Let's hear it for ROCKY! Brilliant pooch!

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  5. You rock Rocky. You've got a good owner there look after her.

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  6. Rocky I'm glad you told us how things really went on your holiday.
    I've got to admit if I were around I would give you a hug and a nice pat on your head too.
    Love you lots.

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  7. Great post, Rock on Rocky, Jan B.

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  8. Rocky! What a pooch as all those above say! Hope we get some more comments from you. Its good to hear from the other side as it were!!! Ann x

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  9. Well,Rocks, how about starting up your own blog, then? you need to get the hang of taking pix of Her, and you're all set!

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  10. Brilliant blog post Rocky! You're much better at this than Ilona.

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  11. So glad he has his forever home with you now Ilona.
    Arilx

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  12. I hope you get a campervan - how fabulous would that be.

    Love, love the picture.

    Sandy

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    1. I has the very same thought! JanF

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  13. £20 to join your fan club? Absolute bargain! Look after your lovely owner, she deserves it!

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  14. Hi Rocky! You are just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. I hate to say this but if I saw you out and about I'd have to pat and scratch that head too. And take your picture. :) Thank you for taking the time out from napping to let us in on your side of things. Sounds not a bad life at all.

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  15. Nice post Rocky...thanks for letting us see it from your side and even spilling a secret or two...I'd definitely join the Rocky Fan Club...glad to hear you're feeling better...those squirrels might get a run for their money yet...

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  16. Hi Rocky! My name is Lola, an american bulldog from Texas. I wish my Mom would let me blog!!

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  17. Great post. I can learn a few pointers and some new English slang or jargon.

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  18. Nearly forgot to add that I knew a dog owner who gave her old dog a fish oil tablet each day for the arthritis problems. You can get these from the healthfood shops in town. They are the same dosage as for humans. I take them, too. Just a thought.

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  19. Thanks Rocky for your holiday story!

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  20. Brilliant post Rocky. I was laughing all the way through. Hope we hear more from you. Tell your Mum to get a basic van and kit it out herself - well within her abilities and could be done for pennies with a bit of skip diving.Kristel

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  21. Awesome post, Rocky....good to hear your side of the story. My dogs are traveling with us in the car and at a strange house, so nice to know what they are thinking. By the way, the smells you find along the way, a friend described them as p-mail.

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  22. Meant to add- pawsome post Rocky!

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  23. Wow,what a wonderful post.Glad that your old joints are feeling a bit better.Sounds like a great holiday.So glad that you landed on your lovely little paws in your retirement home.Look forward to another guest post from you soon.Oh,and that picture of you together is wonderful,I've never seen a little dog look so proud.You are a star.X.

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  24. Great photo of the two of you and thank Rocky for his humorous post.

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  25. Lovely photograph and a wonderful post. Well done Rocky X

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  26. Brilliant post Rocky ... clear concise and straight to the point .... much better than all that waffle we normally get!! ;-)

    See if your lovely owner can get you some 'Yumove' tablets (either from the vets or direct online from Lintbells

    http://www.lintbells.com/yumove-discount-code?atrkid=V1ADWA12B5C47-16424054678-k-yumove-68134386278-e-s-m-1t3&gclid=CPGM_dyl7MYCFdGWtAodNpsPSQ

    There is a discount code at the moment, they have improved my joints no end and my sore knee is much improved since I started taking them ... Love from Suky the Pug . xx

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    1. Why thank you Suky. I think I love you xxx

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  27. Rocky you're not just a cutey but clever too ! AussieCheryl : )

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  28. We love you Rocky - thanks for sharing xx

    Ilona - you're lovely as well :-)

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  29. What an absolutely brilliant blog post Rocky. We really enjoyed your Mum's account of the holiday but yours gave us such a laugh. You are a born story-teller. That picture shows a couple of real pin-ups. Glad you are feeling better now and were able to get on with all the essential holiday sniffing etc.
    Wendy (Wales)

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  30. Hey. Rocky,you surely do have a way with words!You are the dawg,man.Until you've spoken I've always imagined you, as ,ahem, somewhat more staid,silly me.You are rockin.Thanks for your personal take on recent roamings. I just know if you and Sadie met she'd be head over heels(it's that older,charming man attraction factor that you have going on).You have made me smile,buddy.Love the photo op with your "old bat" a real keeper,she is.You must know you are too adorable and cute to pass by without kudos.Such is the price of fame. Deal.Your admiring,fan,Destemona.

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  31. You Rock!
    Always impressed with a dog's view of life!
    Y'all look cute together in the photo!

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  32. Oh Rocky, you certainly tell it as it is! Big kiss from me X

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  33. A fantastic post, Rocky! You have made me laugh out loud this morning, what a tonic you are :) Keep taking the tablets... lol...

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