SPIDER SENDS 5 COUNTIES RUNNING WITH THIER CHIHUAHUA'S

I dragged myself up off the sofa arm, cleared my throat and nervously announced to the group, “My name’s Elsie Bear Cherub and I am a cheese-aholic!”
   My red face making confession came about last Wednesday lunchtime when Grandpa and Granny brought the bags full of shopping in from the car. I promptly stuck my head firmly inside one of the bags and swished it around trying not to arouse suspicion. Sadly Granny noticed my beautiful face had disappeared into the cotton shopper bag and asked, “Elsie what are you doing in there?” I pretended to ignore her as I wanted what I could smell through the packaging so badly. I rooted around some more then found the grand prize, CHEESE! I had a nibble through the packaging of not the Double Gloucester or even the Cheddar but of the 5 Counties pack. Well, if a girl can’t decide which cheese she likes best, variety is definitely the spice of life and the order of the day!
   Then I felt my body being lifted backwards and the cheese packet being prized from my cheese loving jaws in slow motion. The cheese was then placed on the kitchen top (or the counter as Mama J calls it. She’s such a shop girl) by Granny. I looked up at Granny who was giving me a very half hearted cross but amused look back. Then my gaze moved to Mama J and then Grandpa who were creasing themselves laughing at my cheek and audacity.
   I kept leaping up at the kitchen top as I could see all of the cheese packets placed one on top of the other ready to go in the fridge. With cheese as my goal I could get an Olympic gold in the High Jump in four years time if I trained hard enough. I then came up with a thirsty plan, oh my lips were dry by this excitable point. If I can’t have the cheese for this cheese and wine party, I better make an attempt at a heist of some wine. I started nudging the bottles but again Granny spotted my attempts at kicking off a lunchtime soiree and loaded up the wine rack to spoil all my fun.
After my failed attempts at being a cheese muncher my family went out to see another dog! Oh Wednesday was a bad day last week! They went to meet Lulu the Long Haired Chihuahua for the first time and my whole family were extremely taken with her as she is truly cuteness on the grandest scale.
I obviously had made such an impression being a small and portable dog on our friends when they visited our house a few months back that they decided to join the land of small dog ownership themselves.
   Mama J was warned about Lulu’s razor sharp puppy teeth before she followed her out into their friend’s garden for a play with her and her toys. She managed to keep her mitts safely away although her floaty chiffon top kept swooping in her mouth’s direction. “No Lulu baby this is a new top, you aren’t meant to nibble on it.” Mama J explained giggling as she spoke. Lulu seemed to understand (she’s such a high street (Dorothy Perkins) loving pooch already) and left Mama J’s top alone while they played some more. After the excitement of meeting my family Lulu went to sleep hidden under a cushion, her eyes and nose just peeping out just in case she needed to be on high alert for anymore fun. Our friends then tried to persuade my three to become Chihuahua owners and get a little boy one in particular so I have more chance of getting on with it. I would have other ideas should that event occur!
   On coming home from meeting Lulu, Mama J keeps mentioning “Ernie” and saying that he is, “Oh so quiet!” Granny’s been playing along with this charade too and replying, “Yes he’s no trouble when I take him out either!” Well, so long as “Ernie” stays an imaginary friend, just like the Toy Story song goes, he’s got a friend in me!

On tidying up at work yesterday Mama J’s colleague ushered her attention to something on the floor. There sat the biggest brown fat legged spider Mama J had ever seen. As well there had been a banana box left in the area ready to be filled with tobacco products for the Petrol Station, so Mama J thinks it could’ve been a foreign spider too. Mama J shifted out the door of her department and ran around the corner towards the store entrance quicker than Usain Bolt ran the 100 metres final yesterday.
   She stood there shouting with her heart going like the absolute clappers, “You’ll have to get that out of there! I’m not coming back in unless it’s gone!” Her colleague who didn’t like spiders either bravely and carefully popped it into an open tupperware box and then put a piece of cardboard over the top and handed it to another colleague to go put it outside the building and as far away from Mama J as possible.
   On re-entering her department Mama J’s colleague joked that it had probably been there all day and asked could she imagine it running up her leg and then back. She’s such a wind up merchant that one! This sent Mama J into a tail spin of a shudder for the rest of the evening.
   I think the spider may have solved my being left alone issues though as I could go along everywhere with Mama J just in case she needs protecting from the eight legged beasts!


38 comments:

  1. Uh oh. At least you have good taste in cheese ;)

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    1. Ah yes only the finest of tastes. Have a great week.

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  2. Hahahaha! Magical-Dawg is a huge cheese lover, too. And so are the cats. Heaven help me, if they start coordinating their efforts...

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    1. Oh as the song goes, "There maybe trouble ahead!" of the cheesy kind should that event happen. Thanks for commenting and have a super day.

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  3. BOL... the Lapdogs love cheese too!

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    1. I think dogs across the world should start The Cheese Appreciation Society. I'm putting Elsie up for President. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Have a great rest of your week.

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  4. Hahaha What a trip!! You're a hoot.

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    1. Aww thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the post. Have a great weekend.

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  5. My grocery bags are always inspected when they come in the house, but so far, no one has gotten into the cheese!

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    1. Well done you haven't met Elsie The Master Cheese Grabber. Your cheese must be well hidden from baying cheese loving mouths. Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for commenting.

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  6. Henry is also a HIGE cheese fan! It's his number-one bribe!

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    1. Ah a bit of bribery, I love your style and I'm sure Henry's belly does too! Thanks for taking the time to comment. Have a fantastic weekend.

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  7. cheese... mmmmm.... you had me at cheese.

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    1. Yes I think it seems we are all cheese lovers on here. Humans, dogs and cats alike. Keep up the good cheese eating work. Thanks. Have an excellent rest of your week.

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  8. I am deeply shocked ;-) *cough cough * Not that we eat all the cheese in our house... really.......

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    1. Are you sure ha ha? Well I'm told a little bit of what you fancy does you good. In which case thank you for commenting and pleeeeease keep up the fabulous work munching on the gorgeous cheese. Have a fab weekend.

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  9. Did you say cheese!? Cause that's like gold in my house :)

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    1. Yes I think they should make gold medals out of it, then we could all be Olympians! How fantastic would that be? Thanks for commenting and have a great rest of your week.

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  10. LOL, we had a funny encounter with a spider recently too. And who doesn't love cheese?!

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    1. Please tell me more about your spider encounter, so long as there is no photographic evidence! Seems cheese gets a big vote of yes from all concerned in the animal loving world. Really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Have a brilliant weekend.

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  11. I don't think anyone came blame you for being a cheese-aholic! Hopefully there won't be any more spider trouble!

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    1. Elsie has been raiding the fridge as soon as the door opens, I think she may need more therapy for this addiction ha ha. The spider just like Elvis has left the building, phew! Thanks for commenting. Have a fab rest of your week.

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  12. Yum, a little cheese is a great treat for training, be sure to tell your people that it's okay to share a few bites! In fact, we'd love to nibble on those five varieties, mmmmm! Your new friend Lulu is so cute.

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    1. Yes we did some clicker training using cheese with Elsie when we first adopted her and she has obviously more than acquired the taste especially for the finer varieties now. Lulu is so beautiful, I'll pass on your lovely comment to her owners next time we go round for another visit. Thanks and have a great weekend.

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  13. Cheese and wine! You're certainly a gourmand.

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    1. Ah yes of course! Only the finest things in life pass Elsie's luscious lips ha ha! Thanks for your comments. Have a super rest of your week.

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  14. Your mom needs to learn like ours and not put the packages within our reach when she comes home from the grocery store

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    1. I know Granny and Grandpa (what a team of misfits packing wise) really didn't do well at deceiving Elsie's smart nose and mouth. Thanks for commenting. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Yes it's the best especially the finer types for Elsie's more refined palate. I'm more common and love a bit of Double Gloucester ha ha! Thanks for taking the time to comment. Have a super rest of your week.

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  16. BOL, I'm a cheese person to and so is Shasta!

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    1. Yes another two to add to the gang! This is developing into something of a cheese loving revolution ha ha! Thanks for commenting. Have a marvellous weekend.

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  17. I'm a cheese lover too, mom even used it for treats to train me when I was a puppy! Love Dolly

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    1. We clicker trained Elsie with it along with chopped up sausage meat. She'd really love to go visit the supermarket's Deli counter although I think she'd get so excited she'd need to lie down for a week afterwards. Thanks for commenting. Have a lovely rest of the week.

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  18. I cannot blame you for trying to swipe that cheese, we would have done the same! You are a brave & cheeky little dog!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Well a girl's got to take her chances when they are presented to her. Glad you would have taken the scrumptious opportunity too. I really appreciate you commenting. Have a brilliant weekend. Paws and licks back to you.

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  19. Ha! Bean is also quite fond of cheese, but it results in massive farts! She is a sneaky shredded cheese bandit if any nublets fall on the floor though!

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    1. Bean sounds like such a character. At least from the farts you can tell if she has had a sneaky cheesy bite. Thanks for commenting & have a superb weekend.

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