Sunday, 6 June 2010

Poorly Mum but Lovely Grub


Himself has been busy working on the flat here, so Molls and I have just got back from a few days looking after my poor mum who's been having a bad time with a poorly leg and far too many antibiotics. She's had a bad leg for weeks now and has had to cancel one holiday so is desperate to go on a cruise next week. So here's hoping she really enjoys it – she deserves a good break.

While it was lovely to see her – and in such wonderful weather – Mollie had a wonderful time, from the moment we got on the train when the conductor made a beeline for her, saying how much he preferred dogs to humans (“they don't smash up my train, they're not sick all over the place and they don't get drunk”) - from then on her fan club grew daily.

Like any royal subject, she bestowed humour and great affection on her subjects and behaved very properly when out – in the pub, on the train or in other people's houses. She's not always so well behaved but this week she did us proud. She also met my dear friend Av again and they are now Best Buddies, with Mollie bouncing on her bed when I took a cup of tea in that morning. Mollie looked at me with that sideways look as if to say - "don't need you any more. I've got Av now." But as it's Av, I've forgiven her.

She's also been given some new dog food to try – Burgess . There are lots of different varieties, but she's got the Beef Casserole version which is reputed to have all the vitamins and minerals that a dog needs. She certainly loves it – you serve it (in a *porcelain dish of course) with hot water so it forms a very scrummy smelling gravy and she wolfs it down – though it has to be said she's never been fussy.

She's only been eating it for a week or so but has definitely given it the paws up so far. And as she's been given a huge sack of it, she has about a year's worth of beef casserole to enjoy. And talking of food - Himself has just presented me with a plate of home made apple tea cake. Now that is perfection itself!

(*I was kidding about the porcelain dish, though Himself has been known to serve tuna to the cat in a glass dish.)

24 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Ah Molly's adorabable.

Hope your Mum manages to get on the cruise and is feeling better. x

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Ak - I hope she does too!

Becky said...
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Becky said...

oops didn't check my spelling first time...
Ah you know I've never had a dog, but it sounds such fun that you take them places with you. The dog in Britain's got talent last night was awesome ! lol, my cats are very fussy and put their noses in the air if they are served any thing that is not to their ( expensive ! ) taste. Cat biscuits...HAVE to be the real Go cat ones, and anything else they just ignore and pull a face over !

Talli Roland said...

What a super cute dog! Glad to hear she enjoyed her trip. And I do hope your mum feels better soon.

Amanda said...

Such a lovely photo of Mollie, FP!

Hope your mum soon feels much better X

Debs said...

Such an adorable photo, I love it.

I do hope your Mum has a relaxing cruise.

Lane said...

She's a beauty. Now wonder her fan club grows wherever she goes.

Hope your mum manages to make it away on holiday.

Chris Stovell said...

Oh, mums, eh! I do hope your mum recovers fully and is able to go on her cruise. I'm sure it's just what she needs - apart from having you and Mollie to cheer her up.

Colette McCormick said...

Hope your mum is on the mend soon and Mols is adorable.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

What a cutie pie♥ Hope your Mum manages to go on her well deserved cruise. Drooling at the thought of homemade apple tea cake:)

Flowerpot said...

Dogs are wonderful Becky I think - they are such companions in a way that cats aren't quite. But I know all about fussy cats!

Flowerpot said...

Talli - she's becoming quite the adventurer these days.

Mandy - she is a cutie I know! Thanks for good wishes for Mum.

Flowerpot said...

Debs - yes I hope so too. She really deserves it.

Flowerpot said...

Lane - good to see you back again!

Flowerpot said...

Chris - yes I think we did cheer her up but a cruise certainly would! Hope your ma is OK.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Cor blimey, dog eats better than I do!! However, she deserves to; apart from being utterly gorgeous, she's a lovely companion. I'm not surprised the conductor made a beeline for her.

Best wishes to your mum.

CJ xx

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Flowerpot said...

Colette - many thanks for that.

Manchester Lass - the apple tea cake was wonderful - specially straight from the oven!

Flowerpot said...

CJ - yes I think she eats better than us too! Still this was a freebie so none of us are complaining!

Shirley Wells said...

Hope your mum is soon feeling much, much better and gets that cruise.

Mollie is absolutely gorgeous. Just adorable!

Flowerpot said...

Shirley - good to meet you and Yes I hope Mum's better soon too.

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MarmiteToasty said...

I loves your Molly she is the sort of little dog that I would like...

fingers crossed for your mum, hope she gets to go on her cruise......

x