Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Summer Cold

Darling daughter has gone on holiday for a few days, but before she went she brought the plague into the house...
Yes...A Summer cold.

That's what happens when you swim in the sea ...at midnight...
She said that's what she did.
It must have been waiting for her in the sea.
It has invaded my singing mucous membranes and made me even more neurotic than usual.
I have only 6 days to recover before I have to sing a concert. Well, a bar...opposite a camp site.
Maybe they wont notice.
I'm going downstairs to wrap myself in a blanket and drink whisky and hot water in front of Richard and Judy who will probably advise me on my reading list. I might not be able to hear their recommendations owing to the baying of Porridge's suitors.

She is still on heat and we are under seige.

They have breached the exterior perimeter wall.
There is one that is even bigger whiter and hairier than Porridge herself which is capable of jumping over the wall effortlessly. She sits at the french windows, like Lorelei, fancying him, and whimpering seductively.
My Sweet goes and chases him back out again every so often. Her hero...

9 comments:

meggie said...

We had a sheepdog once, & when the suitors came calling I was quite distressed. We had a country Hotel, & it was not a good idea to have an in-heat bitch about, so I zoomed her off to the vet to be speyed! Poor girl. She recovered well, though.

Mike said...

My poor little dog goes into heat only once a year or so and she gets no suitors. Apparently no one loves her in the doggy world.

amy said...

Aww - I hope you feel better soon. Summer colds are the worst! And hope the baying subsides so you can rest.

Marianne said...

Oh no! Swimming in the sea at midnight, oh my! Hope it passes soon and Porridge keeps her modesty for a bit longer!

TED said...

It is unfortnate that you have fleed the misery that the rain and cold bring in the UK only to be caught out by the ever persistant cold germs!

I have just read through your blog (after recommendation, and have to say I have really enjoyed the experience. I have a Golden Retriver (Yellow - Named by my Son) and I can sympathise with you.

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Hope the cold passes.... As an afterburner, you dont really take reading advice from Richard and Judy do you? lol

leslie said...

Oh, there's nothing worse than a summer cold. You get those cold sweats and the summer heat just makes it worse! Drink up that whiskey or maybe make up a "rusty nail" - 1 1/2 ozs. scotch, 1/2 oz. drambuie, twist of lemon peel. Mix it all up and pour over ice cubes and garnish with a lemon twist.

Poor Porridge. Will you get her fixed after this?

Lucy said...

Poor canine Lady of Shallot!

Get well soon!

Rosie said...

I am too grumpy to reply, I now have bronchitis. At least Porridge isnt having much fun either...
She is going to have puppies, but not yet (I hope), she is too young, and not with any old riff raff either. She is a Princess with a pedigree that goes back even further than My Sweet H's and she was bred by a Belgian Baronne.
I have to say that the rusty nail sounds good...there's nothing like the chink of ice cubes

Rosie said...

ted I will put in a link to your site, but you may well have to wait until my sick leave is finished...