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Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Born in the year of the Coronation, I'm a Baby Boomer. In April of this year I decided I too would have a Diamond Jubilee celebration and completely change my life and that of my Husband's in the process

Friday, 21 March 2008

Wot? No Photos?

I am so angry!!!

I just took Rowley for a walk on the playing field which is just off our road. We go there first thing in the morning, at about 6.30 and sometimes we see other dogs and Rowley barks at them, he’s nervous of them but does seem as if he might be aggressive if he got to them. So, I don’t let him off the lead and he was getting better about being near them. Unfortunately not all other dog owners are so responsible.

I thought I’d take him this afternoon, as I had been out shopping for a few hours.

There were some dogs running loose on the field but they were busy playing ‘Fetch’ and didn’t come near us. Then this woman came on the field with two dogs off the lead. One, a black Labrador came right over to us. That was too much for Rowley, who started barking and got very upset and slipped his Halti. I managed to clip the lead onto his collar but couldn’t get the Halti back on , as I really needed an extra hand to do that. The dog had returned to his owner but then came back over again . Now I didn’t have control of Rowley’s head and he has barking aggressively but I still had him by my side. This dog then started attacking Rowley. I called to the woman to call off her dog and she just looked at me as if I WAS SIMPLE!!! Excuse me, dogs fighting is a good idea is it? She came nearer and her dog returned to her. She shouted that they’re better let off the lead.

WTF!!! I replied that as we had only had him a few weeks it wasn’t a good idea and she laughed at me. Which she did again when I said I had to go as Rowley was bleeding.

There was blood dripping from his face onto his paws.

Upset and anger were waging a fierce battle inside me and I’m not sure which got the upper hand.

When I got home I cleaned Rowley up and was relieved to find no obvious wounds. The stream of blood was coming from just inside his nostril and it seems he had a puncture wound . After I’d finished cleaning him up, there was no sign of any more blood. Hopefully he won’t need any further attention.

I told Catherine about it on the phone and she was incensed and plans to wait in the field until we find the woman. She is then going to give her a good slapping but that will be after I’ve kicked her effing teeth down her throat!


See that? It’s a line. I’ve drawn it under the episode. I hope nothing like that ever happens again.


It was time to give myself a huge mental kick up the backside, I needed it.

I find I do less and less, whatever I do do is an effort, not only physically but also mentally. I was starting to feel as if my brain was shutting down. My weight was escalating and had reached equal to the highest it has ever been. Worst of all, I was really starting to object to this fat, middle aged woman who keeps following me around. I’ve see her in shop windows and she always seemed to be wearing the same clothes as me.

It’s funny but my bedroom mirror shows me the woman I want to be, is that because we stop really looking at ourselves and when there is nobody there to compare yourself with, things don‘t look too bad. Yet out in the streets, you see yourself alongside others and just lately the comparisons have not been at all favourable.

So, over the last couple of weeks I started to take action.

I’ve joined Slimming World, went for my first weigh-in on Tuesday (normally Wednesdays) I’d lost three pounds in 6 days. Not wonderful but a step in the right direction. I’ve decided, I want to see myself as one of the success stories in the Slimming World magazine.

I’ve also entered The Race For Life. I am doing this with some new friends and my sister and niece. It will be on June 8th at Sandwell Valley Park, West Bromwich. I’m not sure I will run it my be more of a fast walk but I will be looking to do the 5KM in as fast a time as I can possibly manage. Here is a link to my page.


If anyone would like to sponsor me, no matter how small the amount, then please do. I’ve lost much loved friends and family to Cancer and I am also very grateful that the lives of equally loved friends and family, thanks to research, have been spared from this awful disease.


There were some funny things that I had intended to write about in this entry but I’m not feeling very funny right now after the dog incident, so I’ll save them for another time.

Have a Happy Easter and I hope the sun shines for you.

Can't do an entry with no photos at all. I've been looking through some old albums and here is one from 1991, when I was 38 and  living in Dinas Powys. Although I didn't know it then, it was one of the happiest times of my life. If you wonder what I was doing, I was barbequeing and that was a sausage on my fork.










cornwalldreckly said...

I'm sorry, poor Rowley.  That woman was so irresponsible, some people shouldn't be allowed to have pets!  Good luck with the run/walk.

princesssaurora said...

That horrible woman!!!  She deserves to have her arse kicked and then some!!  Poor Rowley... give him a hug for me!  Best of luck on your diet!

be well,

andrewfrnd said...

In some ways I feel sorry for the woman if you catch up with her but only for a couple of seconds! Hope Rowley has made a full recovery.
Andy xx

jeadie05 said...

When I read no photo's I thought AOL  was at it again ,....poor Rowley ,some people have no idea ,wouldnt like to be her if your daughter catches her lol ,My daughter joined Slimming world and has lost 12 1/2 lbs in three weeks ,good luck ewith the run ...love Jan xx  PS  great picture of you and your sausage ,

ally123130585918 said...

Hope Rowley has made a full recovery. that horrible woman I do so hope Catherine catches up with her ~ Good Luck with the weight loss ~ Ally x

susanebunn said...

OMG!  That happened with my dog when I was a child.  My dad had to pull a doberman pincer off of our miniature poodle.  Ruffy was so traumatized that he wouldn't come out from under the end table for over a week.  He hid and shook.  That damned dog just about broke his neck too!  So I have absolute sympathy for what happened to your dog and your rage over it.  I hope that woman gets what's coming to her!

sunnyside46 said...

I am horrified about Rowly!
I can't believe the woman laughed!
good for you on the lifestyle changes
you will feel a million times better and you'll get to where you look forward to our exercise time all day.

jckfrstross said...

poor Rowley that woman needs some manners! Have a Happy Easter


gazker said...

Theres nothing like a big sausage to put a smile on a womans face. I tell ya Linda I never want to get on the wrong side of you Sistah.......... Lordy.
Gaz ;-) xxxxxxx

wobblymoo said...

Poor Rowley, I hope you are both not to traumatised. Good luck with the Race for Life

cmarlow480 said...

Just thought I would stop by your blog and return the favor =)

We had almost the same thing happen where our neighbors dogs jumped the fence and just about killed our weiner / chichiua mix dog. in the end it was his faunt and he had to pay over 1,000 for peanut's surgury but in the end he ended up passing on anyways :( been since feb now :(

Take Care,

beckiepainton said...

Yesterday, a Rottwieler ran into my shop, I shoed it out to find 2 unleashed by the road.Then someone else brought thier dog over, on a lead and all hell broke loose, also my colleagues boyfriend was waiting for her to finish work with his staffy, who i must add is soft as butter, and a lad came riding down to the shop door with his staffy, not on a lead who then began to attack the other dog, i froze, sickened, i yelled, get your bloody dog on a lead before it hurts someone or itself.He gave me the v sign.The dog that got attacked immediately submitted and layed in the floor.Theres just no excuse and it makes me so angry.It is irresponsible, i dont care what breed of dog they ahve they all have teeth.I hope the woman with the labs gets hers one day, stupid bitch.Love to Rowley the wonder dog!!!:) Beckie x