Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Living in/near a small town....

The first Wednesday of the month is when I do my monthly shopping as it's Senior's day at the grocery store.  I fill in through the month with milk, bread and juice but pretty much get all I need in one day's shopping.  And I live near a small town,  have been here for 26 yrs.  This afternoon I ran into three former Scottish Country Dancing friends (former because we're all getting older and there is no-one to teach a class...our knees would give out now anyway).  It's special to run into friends I don't see everyday but in the shops in town.  One older woman, who has had a cataract operation (I'm due next year I suspect) said, "don't worry, it's not as bad as you might think"...and then we discussed the eye doctor, whom I'd heard was somewhat odd (to put it mildly) and I asked her what he was like.  She said; "he has the manners of a warthog"...(He's an eye specialist)...I roared with laughter....such a ladylike older woman and she's telling it like it is.  Then the friends we met, husband and wife, originally from Scotland, the husband is growing foliage on his chin and cheeks.  I asked him if this was winter protection or was he going to keep it and he said: 'I'm not sure" and his wife leaned over and whispered in my ear..".the ladies all seem to like it" (they live in a senior's development)...and then she said:  "And, I don't care".....Nice when you get old enough to speak the truth and both comments made me giggle.  I could imagine that she wasn't going to get scratched up with the whiskers at any time soon.

And then, bringing the groceries into the house, Meg, the year and a quarter pup, has taken to guarding them, particularly the bird suet, which if she can get into it, she will...and then, getting supper for she and Annie, a huge fight between the two of them developed and I couldn't get in-between them...never had two females fight before but I was told that red haired dogs were hot tempered.  Seems to be true.  Sweet as sugar most of the time but boy she's feisty....they are simmering down in the crates and will have to wait for their suppers.



At March 5, 2014 at 7:39 PM , Blogger Fran (Sth Aust) said...

Rosey, DS#2 and partner have 5 little dogs and one big one. They all got on well together until 2 half siblings (females) had a fight about something. After that they were at each other's throats (figuratively) a great deal of the time (barking mainly I think). In the end they had to ask someone else to take the younger one. I'm sure that won't happen with yours, but just letting you know it has happened to someone else.

At March 6, 2014 at 10:04 PM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

Oh Rosey, I hope the girls get their differences sorted out. Our Sophie is a red-head and she was not very nice to DS and DDIL's dog when they were living with us. Sophie terrorized that poor sweet-tempered dog, who is four times her size and weighs four to five times as much. I was embarrassed that our dog was such a b!tch (yikes).

At March 6, 2014 at 10:05 PM , Blogger Doris W. in TN said...

P.S. ---

' I could imagine that she wasn't going to get scratched up with the whiskers at any time soon.'


At March 7, 2014 at 5:53 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Doris & Fran, I was warned about a 'redhead' and I didn't believe it but in watching the two girls deal with each other, I see that Annie, the black tri, is as much the instigator as Meg, the red tri, is. Meg has the upper hand in bossing Annie when she is guarding something, like the grocery bags but Annie's a bit of a bitch too. She had a fight a few weeks ago with her best friend, Meadow, at Puppytails daycamp and got put on the treadmill to run off some of her aggression. Ceilidh and Hope, who were sisters and from a different dam and sire as these two, were far more fact, angels. Not a cross 'word' between them. Boy, do I miss those two girls...and these two, holy cow. J. had to come in and separate them, I couldn't.
Rosey and don't you love the comments from women in their


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