RUMMAGE HAS SOME FUN

It was my first morning of property hunting and I could tell that Rummage was properly bored with being left in the car while I went and did the viewings. So after a morning of seeing truly unsuitable rental properties I set off to find a place for her to stretch her legs. I drove up a no through lane in a quiet Dorset village and found a track leading into a field.  I parked a little way before a gate outside a cottage set back from the lane and took Rummy out of the car.  She frolicked ahead with delight and we set off into the field for a walk and for her to do her business. We carried on for a while to give her some exercise before coming back to the car. Now, at this point I should mention that Rummage did not like getting into the car!  So when I went to put her lead on and pick her up to pop her into the car she skipped off.  I took some treats from my pocket and calling her name very nearly got her back to me when she heard a dog bark from inside the cottage. Rummage’s little ears pricked up and she immediately ran through the garden gate and, as the front door was open, went straight into the house. I called and called and did a sort of hissing sound implying being cross, but to no avail. Then to my horror I heard the unmistakable sound of a metal dog bowl being pushed around a stone floor in the house.  Scrape, scrape I could hear it on the flagstones as Rummage was obviously finishing off whatever food the poor dog had left. I was just about to go through the gate when to my relief Rummage appeared from the house followed by an elderly woman.   I called out to offer my apologies.  She was attired in a dressing gown and slippers and was saying”Shoo Shoo, Shoo Shoo” in an attempt to get Rummage out of her house. “Shoo shoo, shoo shoo” she repeated as she shuffled down the path.  Her old dog appeared beside her and she said to me “Don’t worry dear Dawgs will be dawgs”. At this point I was full of gratitude and was about to grasp Rummage by the collar when the old dog woofed, whereupon a cockerel in the garden crowed.  OMG this was too much for Rummage who shot past me and the woman straight into the garden and started chasing the cockerel. The old dog went after Rummage, the old woman shuffled after the old dog, and I bounced into action and ran behind all of them in my wellies in an attempt to catch my dawg!    The cockerel ran round and round the garden as Rummage enjoyed the thrill of the chase.  I was shouting for Rummy as well as apologising to the lady who could only say “Dawgs will be dawgs, dawgs will be dawgs.”   After several circuits of the garden the cockerel decided to shoot through the fence and squawked its way down the lane. Of course Rummage followed.  The old woman was some way behind me when to my complete and utter shock I saw that Rummage had grabbed the cockerel by its neck and was standing over it in the road.  I turned to the woman and said in a rather shrill and anxious voice “oh I am so sorry I think she’s killed it”.  “Dawgs will be dawgs” she said. As I got closer Rummy released the poor bird which, after a few seconds, jumped up and ran through a hedge.   But the worst and most ghastly part was a sight I was completely unprepared for and will never forget ….as it stood up, the cockerel shed its feathers and there in the middle of the road like some glorious feather coat lay the cockerel’s beautiful plumage.

In hindsight I wish I had thought of taking a photo but at that moment all I could think of was catching Rummage who now, clearly enjoying the sport after a morning of total boredom, had set off after the cockerel once more.  I found her trying to squeeze through a fence in hot pursuit of the now bald bird.  I did a sort of rugby tackle and this time held on to her collar and collected her up under my arm.  By now the poor woman was at my side and still kindly assuring me that dawgs will be dawgs and we started walking back towards her cottage and my car.  “I am so sorry” I said.  “I’ll give you my details so if you need to take him to the vet I will of course pay the bill”.  “Take him to the vet” she chortled, “we won’t be taking him to the vet, he’ll be in the pot for Sunday Lunch.”

96 thoughts on “RUMMAGE HAS SOME FUN”

  1. How Does Audible Work?
    You get a free audiobook and take a free trial of Audible
    out. This really is one of even an Audible originals
    or the classics.
    At the end of your trial, you can purchase a monthly subscription of Audible.
    You have to register for the membership.
    You are awarded by Audible with a single charge Monthly.
    It is possible to take advantage of this credit to purchase Audible audio books in different categories like technology, fashion, romance,
    social networking, ads, etc..
    You can buy Audible credits or pay per audio publication if you
    would like to purchase more books.
    A member may download two of six star Originals.
    They do not charge any credits. These Audible Originals
    can be kept by you .
    You have Audible audio books on your library even if you
    cancel your subscription.
    It’s possible to listen to Audible audio books anywhere using apps for
    Windows, your phone or Mac computer or Alexa device.|

    With over 300,000 names to its name, Audible is the world’s biggest seller and manufacturer of
    audiobooks.
    Audible Review http://www.account-expert.com/en/%D1%84%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%83%D0%BC/is-audible-truly-worth-it-a-brutally-honest-audible-overview

  2. ВайтПак предлагает товары следующих поставщиков, марок и производителей:
    Мы производим пакеты и мешки (для мусора, медицинских отходов, шин, грибов, евроконтейнеров) , тару и упаковку (для фасовки различных материалов, сада и огорода), рулонную и стрейч пленку (рукав, полотно, пленку), мешки – вкладыши.
    https://www.white-pack.ru

  3. Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic
    however I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested
    in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog
    article or vice-versa? My blog addresses a lot of the same subjects
    as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.

    If you are interested feel free to shoot me an email.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Great blog
    by the way!

  4. How Does Audible Function?
    First, you receive a free audiobook and take a free trial of Audible.

    This really is among those classics or even an originals.
    At the conclusion of your trial, you can buy a subscription of Audible.
    You have to sign up to your membership.
    Audible awards with one charge. It is possible to use this credit to purchase Audible
    audio books in various categories like technology, fashion, love, social networking, advertisements, etc..

    You can buy more Audible credits or pay-per sound book if you want to buy books.

    Lately, a member can download a couple of six Audible Originals in the first Friday
    of each month. They don’t cost any credits. You can continue to keep these Audible Originals eternally.

    You own Audible books in your library in case
    you cancel your subscription.
    It is possible to listen to Audible audio books anywhere using
    apps on your mobile, Windows or Mac computer or Alexa apparatus.|

    With more than 300,000 titles to its title, Audible is the world’s biggest seller and manufacturer
    of audiobooks.
    Audible Review https://theroadmaptosuccess.us/amazon-presents-totally-free-one-month-audible-subscription/

  5. Hey there! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to take a look.
    I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m
    book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers!

    Great blog and wonderful style and design.

    Feel free to visit my web-site: answers (https://medium.com)

  6. I have read somewhere similar point of view and I totally agree with what you said. However, there are also some other things could be mentioned on this topic, but overall I like what you described.
    In this website there is also a lot of interesting and useful information:

    נערות ליווי בתל אביב

  7. I have read somewhere similar point of view and I totally agree with what you said. However, there are also some other things could be mentioned on this topic, but overall I like what you described.
    In this website there is also a lot of interesting and useful information:

    דירות דיסקרטיות

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *