Sunday 19 September 2010

My Up and Down four days

I've had a funny four days, two ups and two downs

Lets start with an up, 

I got my photo in the paper, not just the local free one, but the county one!

A down

I have an ear infection

An up

I have been to the vets and got me medicine  

A down

The vet says I have to lose weight!

How that's the quickie post!!!
If you would like to know the full version them please read on  
I do warn you it is a long post!

It all started on Thursday, dad gets a phone call from John the landlord of The Crown in Oakengates, Dads playing at a folk day in the pub, the paper wanted a photo, so peeps knew it was on.
 He was just about to go out the door and I stopped him. Hang on dad, what about me, I'm a local at the pub and put up with your playing and singing all the time at home!!
 (maybe that's where me ear infection has come from!!)
So off we go to the pub, the photographer said I was a natural LOL

Friday, Mom gets the paper there we are page 19 in
The Shropshire Star.

Friday morning was when mom noticed me right ear, I'd tried to tell her before going to bed!!
It sounded all watery when she massaged it. Now I have had this with my left ear not that long ago, so she's straight on the phone to get me to the vets.
Turned out the only appointment we could get was Saturday at 11.50. 
 The idea was that  mom would go and take some photos of dad playing, then come and pick me up later, I was quite happy about this, like I say I get to hear him all the time, so  bit of a break is always welcome.  Well that went out the window, dads playing at 12.30, so we just had time to go the vets then straight  to the pub to catch dad.!

I got checked over, ears cleaned out, pain killing jab, ear drops put in, and to top it off got weighted,
 oh no. seems I need to loose a bit. 
 I'll get back to that later.

Anyways we turned up at the pub, and there're Morris Dancers!! we stopped and watched, then it was time to go and see dad.  

 Dad and Andy
They played, Mingulay Boat Song, Pale Shelter, Home For a Rest (tell me about it!) and Tainted Love!! don't think that's a  folk song ! you can YouTube the songs to see want they sound like, mom needs to get sorted with a video recorder! or maybe not LOL

Lord Brockon (he's not a real Lord he's in character) and  Dad accompanying him on the guitar, to Waltzing Matilda and Walk on The Wild Side, now there was tears coming down moms checks, I didn't think it was that funny, but according to her they are not the proper words to the song!!! you peeps do some weird things! Looking at the photo dad looks like he's got a bad ear to!

While I'm laying there I notice something behind the bar and got mom to take a photo, 

Have a look

no don't think you can see it on that one, "take one closer mom"

"By George" on a pump clip , will put this in my collection, thanks you to all of you that have sent me emails of photos, I have loved looking at them and will be doing a post soon with them all on.
Now this brings me to beer, hope you are still all awake I did tell you it was going to be a long post!

Have a closer look at the poster behind Dad not the Folk one 
The Telford BEER Festival, 


Its The British Biggest Cooled Hand Pulled Pub-Based Beer Festival. that's a mouth full.
Anyways, if the rumours are true, one of the brewery's is naming a beer after me ME, thanks to John the landlord.
They have come up with some names, Saturday Steps, George's T'ale, or Georges Lead (For P.C. reasons we can't have George the Lad BOL). I will have to wait and see.
This is just a one off beer, peeps come from all over to taste the beers ciders and perries and tick them off a scratchers list. So will keep you posted on that one.
Hang on that's a BIG UP

Back to my so called weight problem, the vet said, give him carrots as a treat, yes you heard right CARROTS, no sooner had we got home and mom gives me one! 


Now I don't mind carrots, but some meat and gravy might make it a bit more appetizing! 
So I've got to go without my lovely golden paddy-wacks. Some of you have said I have very white teeth, I put it down to eating paddy-wacks, it breaks up like that floss stuff you peeps use,


We're at the end of the post, that took my mind off me ear, I think it is just a little bit better.
"Mom time for a walk me thinks" 

See Yea George xxx



Pippen said...

Dude, that's a busy four days you've had! It's nice that you support your dad and his singing in pubs... do you get to have a beer?

Sam and Pippen

Zona said...

George you ARE a natural!!! And now even more famous then before! I hope your ear infection clears up soon.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I AM LAUGHING OUT LOUD....not at your weight problem or your ear infection son, but at this BRILLIANT STAR that you are...your snappy in the paper, your WHITE TEETH, your comings and goings in the local pub....A BEER NAMED AFTER YOU....George, I love ya.

Have a fabulous day, and I am so glad that our paths have crossed....Balzac and his mum, Anita

♥I am Holly♥ said...

George, you are getting more famous by the day! We hope the ear infection clears up really quick. I'm on a diet too and somedays I feel like I'm going to just fall down from lack of treats but mom assures me that I won't. We shall see! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Unknown said...

Wowser George! You are famous, again!!
I am definitely gonna need your pawtograph for my collection!

Sorry to hear bout da ear, though. Bummer. I gets da ear gunk too. Guess that be a by-product of our beautiful fuzzy ears, huh.

MinnaK (and dat just RUDE that da Vet had to bring up your weight.....what with all your ear agony and all.........)

The Daily Pip said...

Quite a few days you have had George! I love the newspaper picture. Oh, and my vet says I need to lose weight, too. They have me on this prescription low fat dog food that tastes like dirt.

Your pal, Pip

Rose H (UK) said...

Sorry you've got an ear infection George - I'm sure the gunk the vets given you will sort it out. Love that you and Dad got in the newspaper! Great piccy too. Bet Dad's jealous about the beer? He'd love one named after him! Sounds like you and Mom could do with a lie down and a's you can dream about CARROTS!
Lots a love
Auntie Rose xx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

George.... Wowie... you are a CELEBRITY!! I am soooo very much HONORED to know yea. I have never heard of that doggie floss snack stuff, butt BUDDY you have gorgeous teefs and I would trade those for an extra ounce or so any day!! I wish we had some kind of treat like that in this country.
I have always loved Waltzing Matilda.

K9 Katastrophie said...

You have very white teeth! Oh you are famous!!!! I am so honored to be your furend!


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Oh, I love your photo in the paper! I don't understand about the having to lose weight. You look perfect to me. And they say the camera adds pounds so if you lose any more weight it seems to me you might just disappear. It looks like a lot of fun, going where your Dad plays. I know you're used to it, but still - all those people, music, good times. Looks great. And Morris Dancers. Well, we had to look that up. Now we've learned something for the day and it's only noonish here.

I hope your ear is better soon. I know about ear infections. They're just about chronic with me.

lotsa licks, Lola

Duke said...

We hooting at your toofie picture, George! We had to google paddy-wacks because we didn't know what they were and we see that they're wonderful beefy chews. Bummer that you have to give them up for a bit!
We hope your ear infection clears up quickly for you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

houndstooth said...

Of course you're a natural! I mean, you star in this blog all the time.

I had no idea you were so famous that you got to have a beer named after you. Wowzers! George, you're really going places. I am sorry about your poor ear, though! And the diet! I'm sure glad I don't have to worry about that!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Wish we were at that pub when you got your pic taken - George the Star - and now a beer with your name too - just pawesome, pal. Now for the ear, we sure hope the meds get to work very quickly and you are doing just fine soon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Bocci said...

Hey, this is such an interesting post, George! congrats on getting your picture in the paper! And your teeth at perfect-you could be in a commercial :-) Hope your ear gets better soon-I had one of those and it took 2 full treatments to get rid of it.

WFT Nobby said...

Wow George, a beer named after you - I am so unbelievably envious. Does that mean you get a lifetime free supply?
Hope your ear is better soon.
Toodle pip!

Anonymous said...

Wow George with all your ups and downs I'm gettin tired! Usually when I do ups and downs I get treats. Sorry to hear about the carrot thing. Bleck!

Congrats on the fame! Photo in the paper with Dad is very cool :)

Waggin at ya,

How Sam Sees It said...

Sam had a rough time with ear problems last year. We will keep our paws crossed that your gets better quickly!


Pat said...

Gosh, you're so famous George, I might need to ask for your pawtograph!
Hope the ear infection clears up soon xx

The Black and Tans. said...

George we are so glad you posted about your treats........ or lack of them.

Right here is the plan........... next weekend you come to our room about midnight and we will arrange a midnight feast in your honour OK!

No carrots promise, just loads of yummy food.


Patrice said...

Dear George,
I, too, have had an ear infection. Perhaps I should have gone to your vet. My doctor didn't do much good.
I'm afraid I should probably be eating carrots right along with you, lad.
BTW- What's a paddy-wack?
Feel better soon!
Patrice the peep

sprinkles said...

You're FAMOUS, George! First your picture is in the paper and then you get a beer named after you. How does it feel to be a star?

I got my picture in the paper in June from when I went to the Annual Garden Tour in town. I saw some guy taking my picture as I was walking across a bridge but didn't realize he was with the newspaper. I was shocked when they printed it. I came out blurry but I recognized it as me because of the clothes I was wearing. The rest of the picture was clear.

So sorry about the ear infection. I've had those before and they're no fun at all. Hopefully yours will clear up in no time.

Sorry about the whole diet thing too. :( I always wished I could eat whatever I wanted and never gain weight like some people I know but I'm not that lucky.

You really do have some very white teeth, George! I've even commented on them before! My dad's young beagle has a pretty impressive set of teeth but I think yours are whiter.

Eric said...

George what a smashing few days, the up bits of course. Not the downs ones. Like your diet. Yuck.I get the carrot treats too but I love 'em. You'll be getting the green beans in your food next too. Mark my barks.At least you can wash it down with a pint or two of your own beer. YOUR OWN BEER? Fandabbiedooozie!!! Boy oh boy how green am I!!! Can't wait to hear your brews final name.I'll be up for a pint or few with you and listen to your Dad while we snack on pork scratchings with carrots. Paws crossed you ear infection is all better soon George.

Wiry love Eric xxxx

Neeko said...

Wow George! You sure get around and around...
and on top of it, you are Famous! Sooo cool to see your picture in the paper :o)
Sorry about your ear my friend... ouch! good thing you are getting help.

Thanks for the laughs,
Neeko :o)
P.S. After seeing your pearly whites, I better do some flossing myself ;o)

Anonymous said...

OMD Georgie what a FULL 4 days you have all had!

Sounds like you all really had a lot of FUN!!!

woo woos, Tessa

pee sss: I thinks your vet is blind! I thinks you looks svelt and handsome!

Wyatt said...

You are famous! First your picture in the paper and now you are going to have a beer named after you! All right!


Sorry about your sore ear and the diet. Carrots
are pretty good really.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh George
I hope your ear feels better soon.
Your famous now, and I need your autograph

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

GeorgieBoy, you're famous!! And a beer to be named in your honor. WowZa!! Very cool. Can we have your autograph?? Hope your ear is better soon.
WeshieHugs and AireKisses,
Hootie and BabyRD

ps-You do not look fat to me. I'm 30# and our vet says I look great. (22# is the standard!)

The Thuglets said...

George you are famous!

We are sorry to hear about the ear infection..they cna be very painful. So hope you are now on the mend.

Now this weight issue..been there done that. BUT if u need a terrier red x food parcel let us know.

Brillo Paws post!!!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets

My Mind's Eye said...

George my Lad!!! you most certainly did have an eventful four days. It must have been a ton of fun to attend Dad's concert and GET YOUR PHOTO in the paper!!! Concats!!!

Oh sweetie we are sorry about your ears. Mom told me Toto often had sick ears...

Now for the serious business of weight LOSS!!!
I heard that same song sung at my vet visit in July. My vet told mom to cut back on my kibble about about an 1/8 of a cup.

Hey George the next time Mom and Dad hear their tummy rumbling and want a snack...tell them to eat a carrot!!! MOL

Peggy Frezon said...

You look great in the newspaper! I hope your ear feels better soon.

Road Dog Tales said...

George - We knew you had a certain "star" quality! Congrats on the press and your namesake beer. Hope your ear is better soon! PeeS - Pardon our ignorance - what are paddy-wacks? Some of us could use some :)
The Road Dogs

Unknown said...

George that is awesome about the paper - we know a famous dog!! :)

Cool pics of your dad - we loved those - too cool!

Feel better soon buddy!

Fred and Haylie

violett said...

Hi Georgie,
you are famous! I am so honored to be your friend! Hope, your ear infection clears up soon.
I am so unbelievaby envious- a beer named after you. Congrats!
Lots of love

Anonymous said...

Oh poor George! We are so sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Ear infections are no fun! How cool you are getting your picture in the paper and all! Now charli is bugging me to call our local paper. I love to hear about all of your travels and adventures. We love you George! Don't worry about the weight. It will come off.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GEORGE MI MAN.....YOU CAME TO SEE YOUR AMERICAN COUSIN! Oh dearest Jan and George, you would have loved my story way back in January; it was a little play that I left open for anyone to submit the third act. It was a load of fun! That picture of the terrier unfortunately is not my boy Balzac...but one day, I will show a picture. THANKS FOR COMING, YOU TWO!!! Anita

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Wowzers George!!!! Yous in 'da Papers!!!
And yous Daddy Man plays 'da song Tainted Love!!!

Our Momma loves 'dat song!!!! Yous had quite 'da adventure!! We's do hopes yous ear gets better...
yous 'prolly did catch it at 'da pub from some stranger.. snorts!!!

We's hopes it feels better!!!
Josie, IzZY and Anakin Man

Hailey said...

George!!!!! You are soooo photogenic! A real natural. Wow a real bear named after you!!! ^5!!!!!!! Sorry to hear about your ear..... what? BOL! Hope it gets all better before the beer inaugauration thingy!!! Youre so lucky your mom likes to post!!! Long post are great beacause they contain alot of informatio!

Hugs & smoochies!! XOXO

TwoSpecialWires said...

We're glad you caught us up on your last few days, George. All in one sitting. It worked, 'cause we've been off the computer for a while ... thanks to the two-legged one around here. Sorry to hear about your ear ... hoping it's feeling a bit better. We'd like to set our ears on your pop's singing. Tell your moma to get it on with a video camera ASAPee, please.

Now. About carrots. Jake's got some advice. Chew them. Moma gave him a big chunk the other day. Swallowed it whole, he did. Then. Ummm. Puked it up 24 hours later. Ick.

(He still loves those carrots, though.)

Love and hugs
Fergi (and the carrot swallower, Jake)

Cat said...

Geez George, you do have a great life!! Ok, the ear thing is not funny, but all the rest?? And famous on top of it...Dude!! I have never had my picture in a newspaper, but my Mom doesn't sing (though Dad does and Mom begs him to stop - hahaha!!) so maybe that is the problem. Ah, how much does it cost to have fame?? Was it expensive? Well, you wear it well. BTW, rumour has it that we may be getting a terrier in our house...a Parson Russell Terrier...I think it will be a Terror!! ha!! Purrs, Lautrec and Tiny

the booker man said...

how on earth do you need to lose weight?! i'm not seein' it at all! that stinks that you have to eat healthy foodables. boo. the ear infection is no funsies either. i hope it feels better very soon like! oh, and YAY for gettin' your picture in the paper! you are famous! :)

the booker man