Thursday, 9 May 2013

No Longer a Vegetarian?



I was minding my own business walking round the paddock with the dogs, throwing sticks for Rosy, getting exited when she brought them back to try to encourage Suky to have a go, she really doesn't understand this throw and fetch game, she will run after whatever you throw and then just sits looking at it until you get there, as if to say 'here it is Mum, do you want to do that again?", I was laughing when Suky rolled and rolled in the grass, like a little chubby chipolata round and round, just for the sheer joy of it ....  for once there was nothing yucky to actually roll in!!
 
I was obviously getting carried away with the shouting of encouragement and the laughing, I swallowed a fly!!
 
It came right at me, it and I didn't stand a chance.
 
It took hours for the feeling where it had hit the back of my throat to go away and copious amounts of water and cups of coffee.  I usually apologise to insects I accidentally kill, but this one did not get an apology, he should have been looking where he was going!
 
I guess I'm hard pushed to call myself a vegetarian if I'm consuming living creatures!!
 
Sue xx
 
 
The picture at the top of the post refers to this old nursery song, I used to sing when very small and that popped into my head immediately after the event!!
 
There was an Old Lady song
 
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a spider,
That wriggled and wiggled and tiggled inside her;
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a bird;
How absurd to swallow a bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a cat;
Fancy that to swallow a cat!
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady that swallowed a dog;
What a hog, to swallow a dog;
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a cow,
I don't know how she swallowed a cow;
She swallowed the cow to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a horse...
She's dead, of course!



 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. I Love that Nursery rhyme Sue.... Poor you ...poor fly!!! Hope to catch up soon Karan

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  2. Ick Ick and more Ick but I don't really think a fly is the same as meat. Just another form of protein like peanuts. Just keep thinking peanuts :)

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    1. Hahaha.... flying peanuts !!

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  3. Yuck, I used to love that rhyme when I was younger.

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  4. YUCK!! Done that too, it's a hazard of running *rolls eyes*

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  5. Yukky yuk yuk!! When the title came up on my blog list I thought you had succumbed to a bacon sandwich lol

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  6. I think that since it was forced upon you you can ignore that particular discretion. The song reference made me smile though as for some reason my mum used to sing this to us all the time. Perhaps she was trying to turn us into vegetarians too lol!

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  7. LOL! I blogged about this very song about this time last year ( although no actual flies were swallowed in the process ) and put the Muppet version in the blogpost. Still makes me smile! Here's the link: http://www.everydaylifeonashoestring.com/2012/05/i-know-old-lady-who-swallowed-fly.html

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