Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Rosy Good, Phone Bad

The one concern we had about getting a tiny puppy, and the one that stopped me from saying yes to buying Charley, until I was surprised with her as a gift, was the thought of Rosy hurting it.
She can be a bad tempered little b*gger at times, and when a Jack Russell that is used to hunting rabbits and birds, and can kill a rat with one bite and shake of her head wants to hurt something it will ... in the blink of an eye and give you a big doggy grin and say sorry afterwards.
BUT, she is being brilliant, yes she has snapped at Charley to put her in her place when she has invaded her food bowl at tea time, and growled when she's been climbed all over, but luckily Charley heeds the warning and backs off immediately, rolling on her back and showing that delicious little puppy belly.  So much so that Rosy has relaxed completely and now sees Charley as a little accomplice and something to watch with amusement..  I think she knows that finally there is someone in the doggy family who idolises her.  It really has brought out the best in our eldest girl.
So Rosy is good, my phone however, is BAD.
I was sat in M&S Café treating myself to a coffee after running errands all morning and I got out my phone to check for any messages and the date said Tuesday 29 July.  I sat there like 'piffy
 on a rock bun' (a Manchester saying for a confused abandoned person) trying to work out how it could possibly still be Tuesday when I have already done so much this week and been out and about here there and everywhere. Then I realised I had turned my phone off on Monday night at the Gardening Club meeting and then back on again later, obviously somehow it had gone wrong.
Even now as I'm sat at the computer I keep checking the date in the bottom right corner to make sure that yes it is Wednesday ... I'm easily confused .... it must be my age  ;-)
I do love the picture of Rosy at the top of the post , I took it yesterday after she had been playing with Charley and Suky outside, she was out of breath and obviously very happy.  Her head isn't  really that huge compared to her body .... she was leaning towards me as I took the picture.
Sue xx


  1. Now you are trying to fool us Sue! How could such an angelic dog ever be naughty? (No need to answer, I used to be owned by an even more angelic looking spaniel.)

    1. Ask the HUGE dead, headless rabbit that is lying under our truck ready for Rosy's supper later or maybe the two little baby rabbits she had for a snack yesterday afternoon how 'naughty' she can be, and if that doesn't convince you try taking one she has just caught off her .... there's only me that can do that without her getting seriously bitey , even Lovely Hubby flinches and backs off when she snarls at him !!

  2. Great news all is well in doggy world even in this unrelenting heat.

    Jean x

  3. So glad Rosie has accepted Charley x

  4. She's obviously top dog! We've got a JR who barks and goes completely mad when we get visitors, everyone is afraid of him but he's the softest, cuddliest dog out of the whole pack! Brilliant guard dog though!

  5. I'm not at all surprised that Rosy stepped up to the plate. My middle JRT is a narky little madam. She's been brilliant with our no.3 though, and he adores her. I think he's a better dog from having learned his manners from her. It's interesting to watch how he behaves differently around her and around our gentle elderly dog. I do love having three dogs, the dynamics are endlessly entertaining :-)

  6. Hi, older dog, Izzy, tends to be a little short with little Polly, but Polly knows how to get out of her way and when to stay at a distance. Right now Izzy is here be herself, since Polly is still visiting at my daughter's house, and she is walking around like she is lost. I'm sure she really misses all that chaos from Polly. Thanks for sharing your doggies!

  7. Thats lovely they are getting on, its always a worry.

  8. The dog we got as a pup is an absolute teddy bear but we saw a very different side of her when we brought the rescue dog home. She spent the first few weeks putting the newcomer in her place!! I suppose they have to work out who's going to be the leader/top dog.

  9. I have a Jack Russell as well and they can be naughty, but such great companions!

  10. I love your doggy stories. Our old lady is 16 so it is lovely to see the puppy photos.

    I saw Bodnant Gardens on BBC 4 on Tuesday - it was the first episode of five. It was from 2009, I think, but it was lovely to see the gardens and especially the aerial views of the valley.


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