POLDARK MAKES US DO MINI JUMPS

“Here we go again!” I whispered under my breath as the front door slammed in my face. They are going out without me, the star of the family, the one who brings all the turns (comedy or otherwise) into their lives. 
   As I saw Mama J waiting for Granny to turn the car around in our neighbours driveway I had another lightbulb moment (Oprah calls them “ah ha” moments but to me they are just common place especially on a Monday morning wink, wink). I know how to utilise my body to maximum effect with my roll onto my back manoeuvre, which makes me look so cute and endearing, all in the hope that my family takes me with them. Therefore if Mama J notices me bouncing surely she’ll not only take note of my athletic prowess and yes remember I’m here but she’ll also see my eagerness to be with my family at all times of the day and night. 
   Here I go, JUMP! Just like the Pointer Sisters and more recently in their cover version of this hit song Girls Aloud sang, I was having to Jump (For Your Love). Mama J and Granny are you listening? Yes, for your love and a delicious day out in the car. I was Jumpin’ Elsie Flash and it was a gas, gas, gas apart from on my knees. Ouch don’t you know I’m no spring chicken anymore?
   Mama J saw me Jump just like Van Halen suggested and smiled at me bouncing up and down at the window ledge. I think she was thinking that if I kept up with my jumping for another four years I may make the Olympic Trampoline Team. That or if Robson Green and the cast of City (Christmas/Northern) Lights ever reformed to make another series that Robson’s character would have a rival in the trampoline stakes next time himself and his family were sent into witness protection.
   Anyway my bouncing bomb act didn’t work and I was left to practice my jumping. Now I wonder if I put a back flip into my routine to the Kris Kross song Jump and wore my trousers backwards like they used to it may have the desired effect?
Granny’s car is finally fixed, hooray! The fuel pump and other technical parts that a female Yorkshire Terrier doesn’t really need to know about have been replaced.
   At one point Granny’s Mini Cooper S ran like an old school version that hadn’t had its manual choke pulled out quite far enough. It coughed and spluttered along the road so much when starting from being stood cold for a few days, that I thought I was going to have to roll my furry sleeves up and give Granny a paw push even down the hill on the main road.
   Along with the coughing like someone with a sixty a day smoking habit Granny’s car had more lights flashing than Blackpool Pleasure Beach and the Las Vegas Strip combined. As well as musical tones that would rival any child’s toy.
   Mama J had a classic Mini as her first car but couldn’t get used to the manual choke at all. The Mechanic who she sort advice from at the time asked her if she’d remembered to put petrol in it, as he didn’t see what her problem was as the car named Tigger Bella Bing (what a name to come up with, I did well being named Elsie) ran perfectly fine for him, cheeky boy! 
   She still reminisces through rose tinted glasses each time she sees one on the road or watches a classic car programme on the TV. Stick with Primrose Mama J, your yellow peril gets you from A to B without a splutter.
   With Granny safely delivered to pick her Mini up Grandpa and I went for a walk in our neighbouring village. I reckon Grandpa must’ve have sent out a warning prior to my visit as we didn’t see another dog for me to say, “Hello!” to in my enthusiastic manner the whole way round. Shame I do like to make my presence known especially when I’m not on home turf.
So Poldark started again last night on BBC1. However I won’t spoil the plot line for anyone who missed the series opener. I have much more pressing things to talk about rather than the actual story. Mama J has told me in no specific terms that I have to mention how gorgeous she thinks that the Actor who plays Ross Poldark, Aidan Turner is! There Mama J I’ve done my job for you this week. This is just in case Mr Turner likes to read comedy blogs written by highly amusing Yorkshire Terrier’s such as myself. Naturally I think he would!
   Mama J was chatting with two of her customers and her colleague on Saturday about Aidan Turner and she was rubbing her thighs with her hands whilst talking, in the way that Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer used to address Ulrika Jonsson on 90s quiz show Shooting Stars. Eranu! Oovavu! Ohhh Poldark!
   She was telling them about an interview she’d seen on BBC Breakfast with Aidan Turner and Louise Minchin. Lucky Louise got to ask the questions and was like a giggly school girl in the process. I thought the BBC did serious journalism! Having said that Mama J admitted that she would probably need mouth to mouth resuscitation if she ever met him (from the man himself). He was asked whether he had been asked if he was going to be replacing Daniel Craig in the role of 007 James Bond. This sent Mama J into a tailspin as the sheer thought of him fighting off the baddies to save the world whilst sipping Vodka Martinis and wearing a beautifully fitting tuxedo was too much for her to bear. Can someone please get Mama J a very large… Fan now? Mama J had wanted the equally delightful Idris Elba to play the role however I don’t think she’d object at all if Aidan Turner took it on. Fickle or what?
   Mama J is hoping that Ross Poldark will be doing some more gardening on his land this series, as seeing him without his shirt on was definitely a series highlight for her and many other viewers last time round. I’m sure Alan Titchmarsh didn’t have that effect when he used to present Gardeners’ World! Mind you I believe his books have more muck in them than is under his green finger nails.

43 comments:

  1. How could anyone risist those jumps, we would totally take you out in the car!
    Those classic cars were the best, your grannie is right.
    Yep, there is a slight difference between Poldark and Alan Titchmarsh :)
    Elliot and Cricket x

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    1. Thank you for saying that I'm extra good in the car, it's just when I get to the destination and there are all the added attractions of other dogs that things go a little array! Mama J and Granny love the classic Mini's but prefer the modern day perks shall we says such as air conditioning and automatic chokes. Yes you'd need to squint slightly to compare Poldark to Alan but both are lovely in their own way. Take care. Licks and paws Elsie.

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    2. What a grrreat post! Mimi says she watched Poldark evey week the furst time it came out, years and years ago. Then she read all of the books. Good story she says!
      Thanks fur visiting my blog! Now I'm following you.
      Your furend in Vancouver,
      Louis Dog Armstrong

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    3. Thank you so much for your fantastic comments and for following me and more importantly Elsie's adventures. I haven't seen the original version of Poldark or read the book so have nothing to compare this brilliant version to. Have a great rest of your week. Your pals in Yorkshire, Juliet and Elsie.

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  2. Just thinking of those jumps exhausts me, Elsie!

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    1. Yes and me too. My knee joints have just started to recover from Thursday. Have a great week.

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  3. Happy Jumping - I bet Penny would love to join you! She leaps like crazy!

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    1. Thank you. Good on pretty Penny. Jumping keeps everybody's souls happy! Have a great day.

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  4. ah classic cars in general ...

    Ok ... now I am going down to the gym in our condo to try jumping!!

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    1. Yes all classic cars are beautifully splendid in my book. Jumping in the gym, you are taking Elsie's new fitness craze to the extreme. Great stuff! Thank you & have a fab week.

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  5. Oh my! I remember those mini trampolines! My mom and grandma had one I think in the 80s. How fun. I like to jump too--on horseback. :)

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    1. I had a trampoline in my dining room (as you did in those days) but my parents wouldn't let me bounce too high just in case my head hit the ceiling or the light fitting, they were too sensible for my liking! Showjumping is great. Jumped a few low poles when I used to ride as Jess the horse would get a bit giddy so we had to keep him calm. Well that's my excuse anyway for been a scaredy cat. Thanks & have a super week.

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  6. Love classic cars but Layla woofs a trampoline wow now she wants one BOL

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    1. Good girl Layla, loving your bouncy trampoline style. Thanks and have a brilliant weekend.

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  7. That trampoline sounds like great fun and what the perfect song to jump with! Happy to hear your granny's vehicle is back in action!

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    1. You have to have some cool tunes to bounce around to, it makes life and exercise more fun. Granny is so happy she can go vroom vroom around the countryside once more too. Thanks and have a lovely rest of your week.

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  8. What? All that jumping and you didn't get to go? The nerve. ;)

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    1. I know Mama J and Granny are such meanies sometimes! However I know from the cuddles and treats they love me dearly. Thanks and have a marvellous weekend.

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  9. Mom Paula would have a hard time resisting that cute jump!

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    1. It was a struggle I can tell you seeing her little head bobbing up and down, bless her. Thanks and have a great weekend.

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  10. Elsie's great jumping sounds too cute - now we need a video! Wonder what ever happened to Tigger Bella Bing, maybe it's time to buy a classic just for a funs pin around the neighborhood every now and again!

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    1. Now where's that video camera? Thanks that would be an internet sensation I reckon if Elsie doesn't get stage fright in the making of it. I sold Tigger Bella Bing to a family friend and she ended up in car heaven in the sky after someone ran into it, bless she was a lovely Mini. I better stop talking or I'll be on eBay buying Tigger mark 2! Thanks for commenting and have an excellent rest of your week.

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  11. This makes me want a small dog. And a puppy. And an energetic dog. But I love my dog. No dog could replace her. Thanks for a fun post!

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    1. Elsie's such a character and full of personality. All dogs are marvellous though and bring different types of energy, warmth and love into a home. Thank you and I'm pleased you enjoyed the post. Have a lovely weekend.

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  12. I would be totally impressed if you managed to do a back flip!

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    1. Should I take that as a challenge ha ha? I reckon Simon Cowell and the Britain's Got Talent team would be really impressed if I could do backflips! I'd better get practising my routine. Thanks and have a great rest of your week.

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  13. Happy jumping! We had a mini trampoline when I was younger - hours of fun.

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    1. Trampolines are marvellous fun. Mama J had one when she was little too and absolutely loved it. Thanks and have lovely weekend.

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  14. Haha, you are so funny!! How was your mommy able to resist you? Next time, try the back flip and let us know how it turned out :D

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely compliment, I'm glad I gave you a giggle. My Mama J and Granny are getting hardened to my antics. Well they daren't look at me as they leave the house as they know full well that I would melt their hearts. You are right to encourage me, that backflip must be added to show them I seriously want to go out with them. I'll definitely let you know if our plan works. Thank you again and have a great weekend.

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  15. Can't believe your dancing and jumping routine didn't work! How they could ignore such a talent and beauty, I don't know.

    And LOL, our car sounds like the cough of a heavy smoker, too.

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    1. They are a really cheeky pair. Thank you so much for recognising my superstar qualities. My cheeky family do love me as when they are home there are plenty of cuddles and treats on offer. Oh dear on your car front, hope you get its tickly cough sorted out quickly. Thanks again and have a brilliant rest of your week.

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  16. I don't know Elsie, adding a jump may not be the best idea. Although I have always loved that song!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. The music just makes me want to bounce along as well as the thought of being left home alone for a couple of hours. Thank you and have a great weekend. Love, lick and woofs Elsie.

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  17. I don't know Elsie, adding a jump may not be the best idea. Although I have always loved that song!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  18. I love your 'tone of voice'... or bark... keep on jumping!

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    1. What a lovely compliment, thank you so much. Glad your enjoyed the blog and I definitely will keep on jumping if my knees hold out for a few more bounces. Have a marvellous weekend.

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  19. Mini jumps for a mini cute pup! Thanks for the fun story!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the post & it gave you a giggle. Have a great weekend.

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  20. Ha we call Kilo the Pug the Lebron James of Pugs as he jumps to convince us to take him like you (we often do and you are so cute we would take you too LOL). He also uses his powers of jumping for dancing and for evil and has been known to reach benches and tables and steal food and socks if we leave him. Tell Mama J she needs a video camera to record you- the Secret life of Elsie.

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    1. Kilo sounds like an extremely intelligent & ingenious Pug. I'm loving his style! The Secret Life Of Elsie that could be like my very own version of The Kardashian's. I'm going to be putting my paws in motion for a video camera as a Christmas present from Mama J. Thank you for your fabulous comments. Have a gorgeous weekend.

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  21. LOL, sounds like you had some crazy good times!

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    1. Yes it's a lovely fun house we have here. Thanks for commenting & I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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