Thursday, 30 March 2006

Barney and Lunch

I woke myself up during the night ~ I was sobbing and the tears were rolling down my face wetting my pillow ~

I don't know if I had a bad dream ~ if I did I can't remember what it was about ~

My daft ~ Scatty little Barney ~ you know the one who loves to chase the Postman ~ and next door neighbours cat must have heard me ~ because he had crept into my bedroom and jumped onto my bed ~ he gently put a paw on my shoulder and wanted to lick the tears from my face ~ he was making a soft grumbling sound ~ as if trying to talk to me ~ then laid beside me ~ when I was fully awake I told him off for being on my bed ~ and had to laugh at the look on his face ~

He seemed happy that I wasn't crying anymore ~ so hopped down and went back to his own bed ~

Lyn gave me a nice surprise today ~ she had booked for us to go out to lunch at the Red Lion in Drayton as an extra Mothers Day present which was really lovely ~ a Carvery and I had Turkey and Gammon and lots of veg ~ new potatoes ~ and every thing else that goes with Turkey ~

DRAYTON - RED LION   Link to a bit of the history



jlocorriere05 said...

Barnet sounds so sweet, I bet he was surprised for being told off for trying to comfort you. Glad you enjoyed your meal, it sounds lovely, I love turkey. Jeannette.  

jeadie05 said...

Oh bless! Barney knew you were upset ,and woke you out of your bad dream ,and you told him to get off the bed I'm afraid thats what Iwould have done then felt guity lol ,Gammon AND Turkey ,thats two dinners lol ,The Red Lion looks nice ,our Lynn is a babe ,what a nce surprise ,Cant quite remember buses like that ,lol ..........Jan xx

bbartle3 said...

Lol your nocturnal canine visitation,
tears, and comfort, etc., are moving
and most pleasant to hear of. Thank
you for this peek at a life across the ocean
in the "country, ("rural" was your exact word.)

In passing: last night I had a cinematic
adventure of my own, but in the form of
a movie on TV, a British-made movie very
good. It's called, I think, Young Adam. It's about
a woman who owns a coal barge in Scotland
and the man she sleeps with, a man who
has abrupt encounters with many men. Giving
even more weight to the Fem. saying, "Men are dogs,"
not of course to be confused with sane dogs such as yours
that is thoroughly religious and pure of thought and deed.
It's an 'Art' movie; it's well-made and the acting is top
flight. It's just that I'm not sure it says anythng important.
If I'mright that's a very great pity as I'd hate to see all
that excellent acting go to waste.


bbartle3 said...

P.S. I meant to say the coal barge
woman owner's lover, the lead male actor,
has many "aprupt encounters with


labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  Barney is such a sweetheart, being so worried about you like that.  I wonder what you were dreaming about?  It may come back to you later.  Thanks for the link, very interesting,  I don`t suppose they did pub lunches back!  How lovely of Lyn to treat you to lunch, it sounded very tasty too. :o)

Sandra xxxx

mllevl said...

Oh must  have had such a sad dream!! Barney bless him, what a lovely wee dog he is to try and comfort you!!  Many years ago when I first moved to London on my own and started to work. I woke up in the night ,like you with tears streaming down my face. I knew when I awoke I was crying because I was so very very lonely knowing no-one other than my landlady and the male police I worked for . I had never admitted to myself how lonely I was but the night and sleep brought it to the fore.   Eve

sdrogerson said...

I'm sorry you were  crying but love yuor dog caring..........that is sweet........
sorry I've not been commenting much

salemslot9 said...

sad...and cute, too
we refer to our cat as "the healing cat"
she's like a lil angel and gives us comfort
sometimes she wants to sleep with me
she's hard to resist when she gets all purry

salemslot9 said...

by the way...
what is gammon?
sounds like an English thing

msecz said...

What a sweet dog to come to the rescue... you should have given him a big hug before you chased him to his own bed, :)Hope whatever made you cry is all better now. Glad you enjoyed your lunch. That looks like a very inviting place to have lunch. Sandra

oddb0dkins said...

Dreams can be weird like that can't they? On varius occasions I have woken up crying, laughing and, one time, singing! (Badly, I might add). ... Bad dog! Chasing the postman!  B. x

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icklemisssexpot said...

awww bless him...The lunch sounds brill   Caff xxx

plieck30 said...

I was going to ask what gammon is but I see someone already did. I love learning words from you that are new to me. I had a bad dream (nightmare) last night too and I remember it. your doggie is so precious to be concerned about you. Paula

barebytes said...

Just stopped by to say hello and see what you are up to. Hope you have a restful night tonight but if not, we know you are in good paws.  Hugs Lanny

lsfp1960 said...

Ally, we must be drinking the same water...I've had nightmares a couple nights this last week.  I haven't had that happen in years...there's a lot of stress at work right I'm blaming that on the nightmares.  My dear little cat, Gabi does sleep on my bed and when I awoke with these bad dreams...she was right there, purring and rubbing against my arm, trying to comfort me. I think they sense when we are having a bad time of it.   I love your "flashing Thursday."  Linda

nedmoh said...

Oh Poor you Ally having a bad dream that made you cry ,can you remember any thing about it now ,how sweet of Barney to comfort you in his way.That was lovely of Lyn to take you out for lunch,turkey and gammon yummy!....Jeanx

ora4uk said...

Dear Ally....sorry for the nightmare...strange how our minds work sometimes huh???...and Barney...well he sure has his priorities straight LOL...chases the mailman...but loves you in time of crises....pretty busy little feller....hope the day goes well for you...and the pub looks like the kinda place I would enjoy visiting also....Hugs to you...Ora of KY

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi Ally ~ sorry to hear you had a nightmare !!! But how sweet that Barney comforted you, ahhh. As you would imagine I love the sound of your lunch ~ aren't carvery's great ~ eat as much as you can !!!
Going to the link now to have a peek :-)
hugs ~x Debbie x~

elainey2465 said...

Awwww Ally - hate to think of my dear friend all upset - hope you are feeling better and that you dont have any of those dreams again!! I hate them - I wonder what that was all about - sorry Im late reading this entry - Im going backwards through my alerts LOL. Laine xxx