Thursday, 16 January 2014

No Doggies on the Sofa ......

 
 
We were going to be SO strict in our new house, no doggies on the sofa, dogs most definitely NOT allowed on the beds.
 
As you can see this did not come to pass!!
 
It's partly because we still have no doors upstairs as they are waiting to be hung and stained by my perfectionist of a man.  So apart from the bathroom and the hall doors we are totally open plan and the little furry members of the family are making the most of it.
 
I've decided to just go with the flow and so I put a quilt on top of the bed each morning that is machine washable, just so they are not actually on the sheets we sleep on.  As much as I love my animals I do not like being covered in doggie fur straight after my bath.
 
The Jack Russells, Rosy and Mavis have formed a real bond, they play fight as only Jack Russells do, standing on their hind legs wrestling and boxing each other it's fascinating to watch, if little Suky's nose is being pushed out she's not showing any signs of it, as usual she cuddles up to Mum on the sofa each night and chews on her hide bone, oblivious to the madness going on in the rest of the room.

 
Live and let live, sometimes it's the only way.
 
Sue xx

27 comments:

  1. Lovely photo, I'm glad everything is coming along for you.

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  2. What a cute little pair they make!

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  3. Aww best friends in the making :)
    AFM xx

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  4. great photo and how could you say no to those eyes!!

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  5. Butter wouldn't melt in their mouths.....!
    Mavis is definately one of the family now!
    Love the bed cover and the quilt, did you make them?

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    1. Nooo, you're confusing me with Froogs ;-)

      The duvet cover is from Dunelm and the patchwork quilt was bought from a cute little antiquey style shop in Wheatley about four years ago. It's a modern one but looks really lovely and aged. I just fell in love with it on first sight, shows how much I love the doggies letting them sleep on it!!

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  6. Lovely photographs Sue, what gorgeous dogs they are. We have one cat who walks into our bedroom after hubby leaves for work and sleeps there until tea-time. :) Animals are great friends aren't they.

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  7. It's just not a bed without an animal or two...or three...or four...(you know where I'm going with this!).
    Jane x

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    1. Haha I do ... or eleven, or twelve or thirteen...... is there any room for you and Chris!!

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  8. They're adorable. I'm glad your newest doggie is settling in so well, now that she has found her "forever" home.

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  9. LOL! I remember you posting about this and I teased you at the time - we have three JRTs and I just KNEW you'd never keep it up :-)
    Most evenings, I have one either side of me, on the sofa.
    It's lovely to see Mavis settling in so well :-)

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    1. I remember ,,, you were right ... so right :-)

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  10. I love that quilt! I have a stair gate at the bottom of the stairs to stop the dogs getting upstairs during the day (otherwise they would grab their teddies and tear them apart). I have to confess though that they are allowed upstairs in our room at night but in their own beds! They are large dogs and if they got on our bed, we'd never get in it! Your dogs look so happy.

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    1. I suppose I should confess too .... we have a stair gate, and it's left open so often when I'm carrying stuff up and that's when they sneak up and get comfy, once they're comfy I can't bring myself to shift them :-)

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  11. How could you not let them on the bed...look at those eyes! It's good to hear Mavis and Rosy have bonded. Sounds like one big happy doggy-family. :o) Oh, and love the quilt, it's so pretty.

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  12. Look at those cute little faces, you have to give in to them.

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  13. Oh bless you all! I'm so glad you didn't keep to what you said :D. I kinda knew you wouldn't, as possibly deep down you did too ;)

    Lovely lovely photos dear lady. Take care. Xx

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  14. You know what they say - we plan, dog laughs....

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  15. Territory established methinks!

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  16. What sweethearts, I am so pleased that Mavis is now so settled.

    I wonder if I can ask a question about chickens.
    In order for chickens to lay well, do they need a rooster around or do they lay anyway.

    Thank you Sue for a super blog.
    Pam in TX.xx

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    1. Hi Pam.

      No hens do not need a rooster/cockerel around to make them lay eggs. It's something a hen does naturally all by herself. (Hen - female chicken and rooster/cockerel male chicken.)

      The plus sides to having a rooster/cockerel around are that they will defend your flock and warn against attackers, they will band the girls together better as a coherent family and, if they are doing their job properly will fertilise the eggs. Once mated with a rooster/cockerel a hens eggs will be fertile for up to 10 days.

      The negative sides, they can be stroppy b*ggers, can sometimes cause friction between the girls if they have favourite 'wives', they may fight with other boys and sometimes if they are too demanding on favourite hens can literally stress them to death.

      The choice is yours, sometimes it's easier without cockerels at all.

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  17. Aww, they look so happy on the bed. Good on you for letting them have a sneaky nap.

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  18. Aaaaw how could you resist their little faces. Nice to see Mavis has settled in well and enjoying some home comforts. I doubt she had many before you so kindly gave her a forever home.

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  19. Very heart warming to see them happy together. Our cats are not supposed to get on the beds either .... but this is the 4th generation of cats who have found a way to do exactly that. Sigh. x

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  20. The top picture is just so adorable. I never use to let the dogs on our bed when the children were babies but nowadays ALL our dogs lay on our bed at night. As in all seven! I too put a washable bedspread on the top so I can whip it off and replace it when any dirty footprints or hair gets on it.

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