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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 20th June, 2022)

No Dogs


No Dogs
Everyone welcome at St Wilfrid’s, Standish… but don’t bring your dog!
Mind you, I can understand why they don’t want them.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Poet on 20th June 2022 at 06:56

Matthew 7:6

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 20th June 2022 at 08:15

Nice set of pics Dennis. Yes you can understand there are some places should be dog free. A beach not far from us where seabirds nest on the sands & during the time these birds nest dogs are banned & at other times dogs will have to be on leads....oh my goodness what an outcry there has been over that. My poor pooch not allowed the freedom to run amok ! I should add that I am not anti dog have had them all my life....but there is a time & place for all things.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 20th June 2022 at 09:06

While I'm on my soapbox I would like to add that churchyards should not be labelled 'conservation areas' as an excuse for neglect. Someone did comment the other day about long grass in their churchyard. Well folks thats me finished for the day.

Comment by: DTease on 20th June 2022 at 10:34

At present Poet, I think the whole country as gone to the dogs!
And, as a poet Poet, you will know what it’s like to cast your pearls before swine I’m sure.

Comment by: Garry on 20th June 2022 at 10:47

It's not the dogs that's the problem, it's some people who don't clean up after them, not just here but every where ,and yes dogs should be banned.

Comment by: Jean on 20th June 2022 at 11:52

I agree with Garry and it's a disgrace when lazy dog owners let their dogs poo on graves. Have they no respect!

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th June 2022 at 11:53

I can see everyone's point of view regarding dogs in churchyards, but on the other hand it isn't dogs who desecrate gravestones or push them over "for fun", and it isn't dogs who drop cigarette ends, toffee wrappers and drinks cans either. However, I like the photos very much. Thankyou Dennis.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 20th June 2022 at 12:09

I agree that dogs should be banned from public places. If anyone needs to keep a dog they should keep it in their own house and garden not shove it on everybody else. I don’t know how anybody can put up with them in their houses, the dirty sods.

Comment by: jannet on 20th June 2022 at 12:35

keep you dog in your place it will help you care for it better good photo dennis

Comment by: Poet on 20th June 2022 at 13:05

The dogs are taking over DTease . There can be little doubt . It seems these days every other person has one . The country is obsessed with them . There are professional dog walkers . Dial a dog wash firms . Even Doggy hotels . You can't go for a walk on a fine day without encountering one that jumps up at you after its been for a cool in the brook . Round here they are barking continuously all day . Their owners go to work and leave them . One starts off and they all join together in some infernal chorus . And worst , the owners who converse with their dogs in baby talk .
" That Bruce Almighty . He's a nasty nasty man isn't he Lambert . Yes he is "
And that's another thing . Why have they all got daft names now !

Comment by: DTease on 20th June 2022 at 15:12

Why do some people buy those “rats on a string” and then dress them in woolly jumpers? The poor creature has enough to put up with this time of year without adding to his fur coat.

Comment by: Garry on 20th June 2022 at 15:45

Even when some folk pick dog poo up in the usual black bag, some just throw it in the trees or in someones garden like mine .

Comment by: Beryl on 20th June 2022 at 15:46

No such thing as bad dogs, just bad owners

Comment by: Veronica on 20th June 2022 at 15:51

Well said Irene. If dogs are on a lead and the owners behave responsibly then the dogs are no trouble. They have a right to be taken out - it’s not fair to keep a dog inside all the time. I agree they shouldn’t be allowed in the churchyard….they have an affinity to search for bones, it wouldn’t do for them to start scratching on the graves….BTW I don’t own a dog.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 20th June 2022 at 16:18

Somebody once said to me if a Martian landed on earth, and first thing he noticed was a man being dragged along by a dog, and every so often the man bent over to pick up the dogs muck.
Who do you think the Martian would try to communicate with.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th June 2022 at 17:02

I must admit I don’t like seeing dogs in prams…

Comment by: Dave a on 20th June 2022 at 17:11

Wallace would never have got to the moon without Gromit .

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th June 2022 at 17:32

Thanks Veronica for your kind words. I have had three dogs, ans so has my son, (he still has two). For the time we were lucky enough to have them with us they were loved and walked regularly. I fed them and cleaned up after them because they can't do that for themselves and they gave trouble to no-one. The only things they gave to me were devotion and gratitude for a good home. They are certainly not "dirty sods"....they can't wash themselves! If they are dirty it is their owners' fault. There are no bad dogs, just bad owners.

Comment by: Maureen on 20th June 2022 at 18:07

The dirtiest animal on this planet is man without a doubt.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 20th June 2022 at 19:47

Steady on Maureen,….I’ll have you know I climb into the dolly tub once every three or four weeks…..without fail….and that’s irrespective of whether I need to or not.

Comment by: Maureen on 20th June 2022 at 21:57

I'm sorry Ozy,it wasn't personal..I bet you don't throw litter around..go for a drink and bring it up on the pavement.tip rubbish anywhere you want.throw ciggie stumps anywhere or throw chewing gum anywhere on the street...I'm sure you didn't..so weigh that against what mess dogs leave and I think you'll agree that man definitely is the worst of all...except your good self lol.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 20th June 2022 at 22:07

Sorry DTease, but I’ve only just this minute seen your previous previous post regarding the “new pupil” .

…..errr…..apologies once more,…. I meant to say your previous post, as opposed to your previous, previous post.

Still !….moving on.

My first thought on seeing the comment you refer to went as follows..…

“ Bloody hell !…Julie’s come back again under an assumed name “.

Now the very minute that I get round to translating the aforesaid comment into intelligible English, I promise I’ll respond, although I’m guessing that it may take several infusions of a widely used and legally available depressant in order to achieve the required result.

Meanwhile DTease, if one knock indicates yes, and two knocks indicate no,…then what would no knocks indicate ?

Would that indicate that he’d shuffled off this mortal coil ?

Well, he’s gone to live in London hasn’t he ?..,so I suppose that fact alone pretty much amounts to the same thing.

Problem being……rumour has it, them southern softies have access ter t’ thinternet an all.

Comment by: DTease on 20th June 2022 at 22:23

Do you prefer Persil or Daz Ozy?
Personally I prefer Daz as I find Persil a little rough on the nether regions.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th June 2022 at 23:21

Pardon me for intruding about the said comment Ozy/Dtease- I think it was far too intelligent
( and entertaining)for the masked cyclist…I did think it could be ‘Julius Ceased’ who rarely comments nowadays even though the nom de plume may have been used by him previously … along with other nom de plumes - ie poor John G’s moniker.
Ps Brillo pads leave a lovely pink bubbly foam in the dolly tub.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 20th June 2022 at 23:32

To be fair, I tend not to use “ packet “ DTease, as I still possess a pallet and a half of that red carbolic stuff , two pallets of which became inexplicably concealed beneath my sheets just prior to my exiting the gatehouse at Port Sunlight shortly before retirement.

I cannot recommend the stuff too highly .

Rigorously applied with a good stiff loofah , I find I’m never bothered with horseflies or other such pesky critters, and somewhat surprisingly, I find that I appear to be allocated more than the standard amount of elbow room when ordering at the bar in the Brocket.

I don’t think they make the stuff any more. It would probably fetch a fortune on eBay.

And these kids think they have it all sewn up with their Tommy Thinfinger garbage.

Comment by: DTease on 20th June 2022 at 23:48

No knock usually means you’ve got the winning domino Ozy.
I must say I’m no lover of London. The first time I went there as a native of highly polluted Wigan, I was surprised to see immaculately dressed business men wearing pin striped suits and bowler hats along with the kind of blindingly white collar that a Wiganer only sees at weddings and funerals, wading, knee deep in every kind of street refuse that you could imagine.
I remember thinking then that if this is London then I would rather have Wigan any day.
I have been back since, but I never developed any fondness for the place.
London is not a happy place. They may make a lot of money there but, it doesn’t seem to bring them any joy.
I imagine that Mick will be just one grump among many grumps down there.

Okay, you’re right I’m missing him. Come back Mick, all is forgiven!

Comment by: Cyril on 21st June 2022 at 00:00

The poster with many names must have lots of dogs chasing him on his bike and nipping at his ankles for him to hate them so much, they should breed a Greyweiler for chasing cyclists.

Comment by: DTease on 21st June 2022 at 09:24

Veronica, if Ozy only gets in the tub once in three weeks then a lovely pink foam is not the only thing that will be left in the dolly tub!

Comment by: Veronica on 21st June 2022 at 10:50

Oh! Stop it me stomach’s aching :o))

Comment by: Veronica on 21st June 2022 at 13:30

I think Ozy is very wise to use a dolly tub to splash in. It could be left outside the shelter to collect rain and on a glorious day like today all he needs to do is cool off in the dolly tub whilst having a good scrub. I hope he has a rubber duck floating about to keep him company….

Comment by: Poet on 21st June 2022 at 13:46

One of the best things to do with a rubber duck especially in a dolly tub is to submerge it all the way to the bottom then let go and watch it explode from the water and rocket up into the air .
Catch and repeat . Absolutely endless pleasure , though it's a bit of a pain if doesn't come down straight and you have to keep getting out to retrieve it .
Perhaps some type of netting device like they have around trampolines would help .

Comment by: DTease on 21st June 2022 at 15:05

I imagine he WILL have one or two floaters Veronica.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st June 2022 at 17:02

I beg your pardon Poet but an exploding duck could mean disaster to the shelter as it isn’t dug in as it should be. Although according to that great fount of knowledge
(Mr Wotshisname) … they should not be dug in. This would mean a terrorist attack on our good friend Ozy..who I-can see now tottering about as black as the hobs of hell after the Big Bang.

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