" With a strong hand and an outstretched arm" Some will recognise that from the Old Testament and I'm going to use it to lead us into my journey home from milking on Saturday evening, the stuff legends might be made from. Lol (I'm not keen on the abbreviation Lol, but I find it a quick way to let people know I'm joking, as some take me seriously, you know. Lol)
Saturday evening I finished up milking and jumped in the car to make the ten minute journey home, as I travelled along the country lanes that meander to my home, just past Cobbaton Combat Collection on the left of the lane , I could see by the farm house and barns on the right side of the lane, a car parked blocking the single carriage lane and detached behind it tight against one of the barn walls at an angle blocking the lane as well, was what looked like a fold down caravan with a couple bikes on it's tow hitch, a man with long hair with a baseball hat on in his late fifties, early sixties, as I approached could be seen with both hands up in the air in a gesture of resignation to disaster and by the fold down caravan a woman of similar age could be seen looking at the caravan tight against the wall, looking at the wall and then him, as to confirm the resignation to disaster, but then I arrived.
As I pulled up to his car's bumper he came over to the open window of my car and I asked, "Are you stuck ?" He replied, "Yes !" I noticed an accent, but was not sure as to enquire what accent it was at this stage and at this stage I could of reversed a few metres, took a left turn and put only a few minutes on my journey home, but I replied "Let's see if we can move it ?" He then said, "No, you will need the strength of two good men to do that." So not only did he seem to think the job would need the physical strength of two men but the men would also need to possess righteousness.
I jumped out of the car smiled enigmatically at the man, flexed my arms like a strongman and said, " You have the strength of one good woman. lets see if we can make do." Not sure he understood fully what I said, but followed on behind me.
He had stuck the caravan right against the barn wall and I was unsure of what he was trying to do, reverse the caravan in by the side of the barn or pull the caravan out from the side of the barn.
I picked the tow hitch up and lifted the weight with reasonable ease and the man looked with surprise, but looked to his wife and decided we needed to try and push the trailer backwards, so we moved it slightly, but it would not move further with just us pushing it. I put the trailer hitch down and then surveyed the trailers predicament more thoroughly, with the man, which I then found out was from Holland and had been here on holiday with family that live in the farm house, that the barn he was stuck against belonged. I then suggested it was jammed so tight to the wall, that it needed to move forward first rather than backwards. Finally he thought that my suggestion was the better action and I lifted the tow hitch and quite easily pulled the trailer forward with the inevitable sound of scratching metal against the barn wall. The damage was just superficial and I then realised he was trying to pull the trailer out and hitch up the trailer to the car, as in the process of getting ready to leave in the morning, so why we tryed to push it backwards, I don't rightly understand, but there. All ended well and they thanked me, as if I had saved both their lives and I jumped in the car, to resume my journey home and thought, when they return to Holland will they tell the tale of the good woman with the strength of two good men. I wonder...
Planet earth to Jane, "Isn't this blog meant to be about dogs ?"
"Somtimes it is and sometimes it isn't. I take it you did you not read the bit about the author (me) at the side of the blog ?"
Talking about dogs, I received this email earlier. Well, all I received was an email with an email address saying , "Subject : Cavapoo" and then the message "Sent from my iPhone." Now I get sent mesages with very few words, but that is keeping it short. I thought it might of been sent accidently , but sometime had passed since it had hit my email inbox and no further message from the lady has appeared to explain this one, so I have sent this reply,
was there meant to be a message with that ? I possess many qualities, but mind reading is not one of them. Lol
Recently I am also getting many requests to go on a waiting list, for the waiting list. Sorry, there is no waiting list, to go on the waiting list. Please think about that one before asking that question. Asking that, I think we are entering into the realms of irony and giving me more fuel for a follow up to my blog "Rules of engagement aka things that do my head in," that I posted on the 8th June 2014.
Also asking what is our price range, this is not Poundland, it's called Poundlane, but if it was Poundland obviously the price range would be a pound or under. Information about getting a puppy from Poundlane can be found on the page, "Buying A Puppy From Poundlane," it might help to read this before contacting us.
"Calm down Jane, it's only emails," Joking apart and I might come over from time to time as a slight sarcastic (you kidding, slightly sarcastic), but the website is here to help you, not hinder, its not just about getting a pup from me, its to help you in making the right decisions when getting a pup from whoever and it would just show manners to read some of it before contacting me or not as the case may be.
Time to wind it up for now with photos of the pack. Smudge is still on heat at the moment, with Ysobel now coming on heat a few days ago and today have noticed Belle is also coming on heat now, so a little like musical dogs at the moment. Ysobel will be spayed in a couple months time, just missed getting around to doing it this time. The end of last week saw Primrose, Smudge, Millie and Ysobel visit the vets for a dental, noticed a bit of plaque build up on the girls, so all of them had a clean and polish. Cavaliers are prone to plaque build up due to the shorter nose and their teeth having very little space between them, so a good reason to breed the nose longer to accommadate the teeth better. Lots of oohs and aahs taking the four Blenheim girls in the vets and picking them up in the vets waiting room.
Although we are now puppyless, the school summer holidays are upon us, so with our six children home, getting time on the computer is hard to come by, so once the children get back to school in September I will get on with some more on , "The Poundlane Spaniel" page and finally get round to measuring the dogs craniums and get the data up on the blog. Earlier got a lovely email from Bella and what she is getting up to with her new pal Ruby, so will get that up here soon with some more updates that have come in over the last couple days.
Look out for the funny photo of Reggie fast asleep in the back house (utility) with legs akimbo, I'm not sure if he's airing his bits or he thinks it pays to advertise. Lol
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.