Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.


In the hardware store a dog toy. A solitary fluffy sheep. The woman behind the check out counter picks it up and shouts across to her colleague '' How much are the doo-doo's ? ". It costs a princely €4.30. 


Sophie and her new friend get along famously. After a cursory examination Bob shows absolutely no interest in it. This may have something to do with the fact that it squeaks. Bob does not appreciate things that squeak.


By the late afternoon the doo-doo has been paraded round the garden and has lost its pristine brilliance. This does not , in any way, deter Sophie's enthusiasm for it. If anything it enhances it.



For once, squeaks excluded, there is peace in the house. The doo-doo, it has to be said, was a good investment.

Sheep Dog + Sheep = Quiet Contentment.


18 comments:

  1. Toys are always best once dey has been seasoned.

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  2. She looks delighted with her new prize. And still in one piece!
    x

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  3. You might decide to invest in a flock of those sheep for Sophie! Guaranteed to make you smile when she carries three or more at once to you. Four soft toys is my retrievers record.

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  4. Could squeakers be a deterrent for trench digging?

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  5. Love Sophie's new doo-doo...I think Brownie may want to add a doo-doo to his flock too.

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  6. and all she needs was just a sheep... that squeaks :D

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  7. Okay, you realise this means that from now on all sheep will be called Doo-Doos in our house?

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  8. So funny and yes indeed, all sheep entering this house shall now be rechristened doo-doos. Personally, I'd be searching for the next (backup) doo-doo so that peace may continue to reign in the rickety old farmhouse.

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  9. I love this comic looking sheep and especially like how exhausted it looks in the last photo.

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  10. There's something very maternal about Sophie's attachment to this little "doo-doo" with a head and four limbs. An entirely different reaction came on Christmas, when Just Harry received a latex sheep with a very loud squeaker. Like Sophie, he fell in love with it, but he squeaked and squeaked and squeaked it, going from one of his beds to another then into his crate and back out with it, squeaking all the way until finally all fell silent. Poor sheep wound up with a hoofectomy and that was the end of the game, Except when I took it away from him and placed it on a high shelf, JH stood below, and looked up at it longingly, then stood on his hind legs trying to reach it. We have since found another one, but I am reluctant to give it to him... I hope Sophie's "doo-doo" doesnlt suffer the same fate!!!

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  11. I wonder how long it will take Sophie to get the stuffing out of that sheep!

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  12. Thinking along the same line, how many doo doo's does the hardware still have and can they get more? That girl has stolen my heart. She is beyond adorable.

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  13. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GFebruary 10, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    At last Sophie's found her baby - long may the squeak continue! Just hope Bob doesn't decide to brave the noise and do a bit of "de-stuffing" when her back is turned.....

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  14. Awwwww. Also, Squeeeee.
    But the poor Doo-doo looks as if it's had a very hard day.

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  15. omg. could these pictures be any more adorable.
    nope.
    i don't think so.

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  16. The fact that the toy has lasted as long as it has is tribute to it's lure. Sophie is positively adorable!

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  17. I'm happy to report you may be in for a lifetime of 'doo-doo's' - my sheepherding animal has every single one of them since her arrival - of course hand hooked rugs and silk curtains and Italian leather shoes are not without peril - naturally.

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