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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Tilly and Millie

A friend, Viv, has two Bearded Collies or Beardies (a herding breed of dog, once used primarily by Scottish shepherds, but now mostly a popular family companion). When I came to write this I suddenly realised that I had no idea how to spell 'Tilly and Millie' so it could be 'Tilly and Milly' or 'Tillie and Millie'. Qui sait? Everyone who knows me knows that I love animals despite my gruff exterior and the reputation that Spesh attributes to me. Occasionally I have difficulty when they decide to lick me. I'm not a lollipop and Friend Who Knows Too Much trained me to repel advances from her collie on health grounds. Imagine my surprise then when I actually didn't mind in the slightest when I was at a friend's recently and was licked enthusiastically. I'd just been swimming in her pool (which is chlorinated with salt) so I suspect it was the salt they were after and not me! So when I get home, Spesh, perhaps Briagha can just lick to her heart's content.


5 comments:

  1. Oh, aren't they beautiful. But they must be a nightmare to keep clean and groomed. Obviously they are much loved!
    And the rough exterior - where do you keep it hidden?

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  2. A bit big and hairy for my van but beautiful.
    Lovely shots.

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  3. You made me laugh..."I'm not a lollipop." That is such a cute and nice way to say it.

    Yeah...as much as I love dogs and critters, I don't like their stinky breathe tongues licking me.

    These are some beautiful pooch's, Graham. I'd love to ruffle their fur and bear hug them!!

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  4. Just caught up with your blog.

    Briagha can't wait for you to get home so that she can deliver a really sloppy kiss to your knees!! Or will it be too cold for you to wear your pink shorts?! xx

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  5. Delightful creatures. I see you are covering both bases in your title.

    WV is paryoic: a feeling of dislike of being kissed by dogs

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