Well it has been hot, mid twenties for a week or so (This is hot for us on the North east coast) And certainly too hot for my dog Bruce who is 42kg of muscle. But fortunately for him and our other dog Daisy we go on the beach most days and they can cool off to their hearts content. It is cold for us humans but ideal for dogs. Bruce is a labrador and they are fantastic swimmers. In fact if you know anything about the labrador breed they originally were used by fishermen in Newfoundland , Canada. The fishermen would throw the dogs into the water to retrieve any items that were washed overboard. They could stay in the water for hours, even in the winter. They are hugely efficient dogs and they have two layers of fur. The outer one is oily so it is waterproof and the inner is to keep them warm. When the fishing boats come back to harbour the dogs are left to their own devices. They have to scavenge for any food available. That is why labradors are the dust bins of the dog world. They will eat anything as they don’t know when they will get their next meal. Our dogs get too hot and will sleep in the shade out of the sun.
On the subject of dogs I have just renewed my pet insurance which is now £700. Bruce being a labrador is a pure breed but my daughter’s dog is a labradoodle. This is a cross between a labrador and a poodle. In other words a cross-breed or mongrel. Labradoodles are expensive to buy but because they haven’t got a pedigree they are much healthier and so their insurance is considerable cheaper. My labrador has arthritic problems in his back legs which is common to the breed and his insurance is expensive.
I read today the Rosetta stone (originally from Egypt) is going into the British museums lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender themed tour. The man who deciphered the stone happens to be gay.. He was just a man who happens to be gay. No big deal!
HMS Dauntless, a destroyer has been in port since 2016 because of engine problems and lack of sailors. She has spent 6 days at sea in 4 years. The Navy knew in 2016 there were problems because they weren’t designed to operate in hot temperatures such as the Persian Gulf. So we have ships that will only work in cold weather zones. By the way this ship cost £1billion!!!!!!
This government has been in power for 6 months. And I know we have never ever coped with a pandemic like this in my lifetime. But the way it has been handled is a joke. Sorry it isn’t a joke because nearly 50,000 people have died. I’m not going to go over the same scenario but we were prepared for a flu epidemic but it was the coronavirus instead. We were not prepared for anything like the amount of safety equipment required. And the testing systems were too little too late, and still are. As for care homes old people died before the government even knew there was any problems. But was it the governments fault or was the scientists? There will undoubtedly be a huge inquest but by then it will be too late as too, too many people will have died. And with 4 and a half years of the government to go we still haven’t sorted out Brexit and the economy up the creek. Things look bleak!
HUMOUR at last.
Better to have loved a small man than never have loved a tall!
There’s a fine line between true love and a conviction for stalking.
It takes a lot of experience for a girl to kiss like a beginner.
In Hollywood marriage is a success it it out lasts milk!
A true friend is the one that stabs you in the front
I worship the ground he’s buried in!
OLD FASHIONED WORDS
GUNNY– Course fabric used for sacks.
GYP– Severe pain
HALFSEASOVER– Partly drunk.
HALLOO–Call out to attract attention.
HARRUMPH– To clear one’s throat in a pompous way.
HARUMSCARUM–Acting in a reckless way.
HAAR – A fog on the North sea coast.
YAMMER– Gossip or complain.
TACKLE– To confront, accost.
POEM——–LOVE FORLORN 2nd draft