Wednesday, 6 June 2007

My Crufts champs

OK, no. They aren't champs. They have various "not quite perfect" traits. But I love 'em. To bits. And not for the world would I hold their tails out, raise their heads unnaturally or flick at them with a brush like a demented game show contestant (not in public anyway). No Crufts for us. But all the same, they have been prepared for a hot summer by having their coats stripped and the thick under layer of matted fluff removed. Their toes have been trimmed to perfection and they look and smell cleaner now than they will in five minutes time. They won't stand for more than a cursory weekly grooming from me, so off to the professionals they go and my, don't they look a picture?
Both dogs have collar tags with mobile number, home number and vet's number - that way they can make the phone call they need to, as long as they have the requisite change in their pockets. I have a different kind of tag. Keir Royale has bummed one of these my way. Eight things you don't know about me?
  1. I have an EVIL temper. Snap, snap, snap, snarl.
  2. My parents owned a joke shop in Soho, but I can never remember the punch line.
  3. I can lift heavy weights when there is no-one else around; somehow that talent disappears when there is help at hand.
  4. I'm scared of having my hair cut short; when I am older I will have a long white pigtail down my back and look like some freaky eccentric. Which means I can act like a freaky eccentric. And that sounds good to me. Win/win.
  5. I like to be in new places but I hate to travel. I want a magic carpet.
  6. You only cry in the theatre three times in your life. I wish it was more.
  7. Unlike M&M I have one earring in my left ear. But none in my right. This is to keep one earlobe utterly perfect - an earlobe is so nice to twiddle and a hole mars the pleasure factor. Thirty years after having my ear pierced my Mother still asks me when I am going to have the other one done.
  8. I'm not telling.
Anyone who reads this, consider yourself tagged. And if I'd read this first, I could have got away with just five things.

14 comments:

mutterings and meanderings said...

I love the way your dogs are smiling!

I too have an unnatural fear of having short hair...

My great grandmother had a long pigtail down her back when she went to bed, and had it twisted into a bun during the day.

beta mum said...

There, that wasn't too hard was it?
Interesting re the hair. I'm keeping mine at mid-length for as long as possible.
In France the women seem to chop it short when they reach 30.

The thinker said...

They look really bonny and lovely kindly expressions.

Drunk Mummy said...

I'm with you on the eccentric long white pigtail thing!
When I get to that fabulous age/state of not caring, I shall also wear my dressing gown all day (it will be like Sunday every day!)

Mopsa said...

I think I see a white pigtail club forming. I also intend (post-80) to: eat what I want including taking up munching of hash brownies; drive very slowly down the middle of the road; wear slippers or go barefoot to the shops; have a whole litter of Bernese pups AND KEEP EVERY ONE; get a horse and cart....oooh I could go on and on.

Around My Kitchen Table said...

I was tagged too (see my latest post). I love your blog so I have chosen you to receive The Thinking Blogger Award (again, see my latest posting). You don't have to do anything except nominate five other people. You can then display the award on your website. I had mixed feelings and was torn between feeling chuffed and thinking it all a bit naff ... so if you ignore this tag I shan't be the slightest bit offended! Please also don't be offended if you happen to catch this last bit copied and pasted in comments on the other four recipients' sites!

Mopsa said...

Thank you AMKT - that's the second time I've been lucky enough to receive a Thinking Blogger award - see 23 March 07 entry. Much appreciated

lady macleod said...

beautiful dogs, interesting list - really. See me smiling. Are you smiling? (whew)

@themill said...

Just discovered your blog via M&M's page. Have already been tagged and Damien Hirst? Youth ages and disappears into mid life mediocrity. Don't suppose he needs the money

Omega Mum said...

I liked this. And I reckon your dogs look so bright I think they've already memorised the phone numbers.....

rilly super said...

they are lovely mopsa. I think I could just about manage them if that photo was life size..

Mopsa said...

All compliments on the woofits gratefully received...and altho the photo is small the doggies are BIG. I always say that size matters.

Eurodog said...

Nice doggies!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

What beautiful dogs!