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Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Dear National Trust

email sent earlier today, hopefully they have a sense of humour, and a spare handbook




Dear NT,

Handbook help please

We have recently been soft-hearted/daft enough to rescue/rehome a gentle young lurcher, who - as you can see - is a delight when asleep . . . and I have renewed my lapsed membership so we can take advantage of wonderful walks in Cumbria and further afield.




Unfortunately, Millie is not always a delight when awake and clearly does not yet appreciate the benefits of NT membership, this morning showing a complete disregard for the recently received handbook.  




I’m really sorry - but please can I have a replacement which I promise to take much better care of and keep out of her way!

Many thanks in advance
Jayne 



25 comments:

  1. Wonderful - how can they not appreciate the sentiment!

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    1. Fingers crossed Tanya, I shall be very disappointed if they don't respond.

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  2. I love it - how can they not send you a new book after reading that and seeing Millie's photo :) Do let us know if you get a reply :)

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    1. Will do Eunice, but not everyone thinks dogs are as funny/nice as we do . . . perhaps I should send them a link to this post?

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    2. P.S. I'm off to Ireland tomorrow until next Tuesday - I'm on holiday from work and as I can't go camping this is a reasonable alternative :)

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  3. Love it. I'm sure they will oblige. If not, let me know and I'll send you mine. I never use it. X

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    1. Thank you Jules, I may have to take you up on that kind offer, but hopefully not. xxx

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  4. Ooh Millie, were you just digesting the wonderful walks? Were you chewing over lovely places to visit? Were you consumed with a hunger for exploration? Poor dear, I completely understand, Jayne OBVIOUSLY does not have the same appetite (chortle)xxxx

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    1. Hunger for exploration, that'll be it then!!

      What Millie actually has, is a hunger for attention - whenever she makes off with something she should not, it is because she wasn't getting the attention she wanted/needed. So I suppose it is our fault {{snigger}}

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  5. oh goodness, it seems the gorgeous girl needed a little snack- i sympathize because the slightly spoiled diva who rules my every moment has the occasional craving for books/paper/credit cards/etc and has never failed to locate and demolish such items- (getting sent to 'the naughty corner' has so far failed to curtail this behavior and after YEARS of trying I have learned that since I love her I accept lapses)- sigh ...
    as always regards from this still hot and humid place-
    barb (and Olivia)

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    1. Barb, clearly Olivia has addled your brain because "In need of a little snack" is not something Millie can be accused of. You should see how much food her skinny little body packs away each day!

      Wishing you some fresh air and a cooling breeze.

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  6. Oh Millie you little rogue, what a mess you made of the handbook. I think your email will bring a chuckle to someone at the NT.

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    1. Thanks Terra, you'd hope they have a sense of humour/understanding of the real world . . .

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  7. Naughty Millie! I noticed at The Vyne recently there were quite a few dogs in the gardens, which I'm sure they used to be banned from. Good to see if the NT have changed their policy. I did send you an e-mail message last week, but suspect it got stuck in spam. Don't worry, I know you've got your hands full! :) Debbie

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    1. Hi Debbie, found your message ....gah ... sorry. Intend to have a couple of hours at the computer after breakfast to catch up with friends and try to get a bit 'straight'.

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  8. I'm sure the NT will oblige!
    I can imagine Millie sat there reading it and thinking ....pfft nothing tasty in here for me....! We've been away on holiday to Cornwall - most of the beaches are dog friendly once again - and the dogs we saw were thoroughly enjoying themselves.

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    1. It's a shame dogs are banned from some beaches in the summer. Personally, I'd ban the ignorant selfish owners instead . . .

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  9. Dear Jayne
    I will be very surprised if you don't get a replacement book. That Hon Lady M - what a monkey she is!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. You're right Ellie, The Honourable can be a right little monkey, but she's so bloomin' adorable at the same time . . .

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  10. Oh dear! It seems there is no end of the things that you need to keep away from her!

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    1. Very true, she is certainly helping us be much, much more tidy and put things away!

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  11. Whoops!!!! Maybe she thought she had rights to go NT properties too. (giggle) I'm sure they understood. Nearly back to normal............Take care.

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  12. It seems come parts of the NT like dogs and others not. One property that we visited had a sign outside the walled garden saying 'Park your dog here@ as though it was no different to leaving a push bike, We were naughty and sneaked in wit Tivvy. We'd nearly completed our 'tour' when someone spotted a small well behaved black dog on a lead. "You can't bring dogs in here" he said, My response was "Why? What harm is she doing?" His reply was "You can't bring dogs in here" NO sign saying park your child here despite children running amok.
    Another pristine garden that we visited had quite a different sign, "Dogs welcome with well-behaved owners!"

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    1. Amen to that Sue. Any dog we've had, and definitely Tivvie, will do far less damage than so many of the little brats you see running around completely unsupervised.

      Last time I was at Logan Botanic I risked all sorts of ire by telling three kids to "stop that right now and get out of there" as they were dancing around in the middle of a bed of perennials breaking plants, and flattening stems as if they weren't there. They did have the decency not to swear at me and scarpered very quickly . . . never did see any adults near them. 🤬🤬

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