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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 21st September, 2023)

A New Outfit

A New Outfit
So I was wandering around minding my own business and she says "here you are Dobbin try this new outfit on and see what you think". Well, I can't say I'm impressed, but then again what do I care? As long as I have a bit of grass to chew on I'm happy.
School Lane, Haigh.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Nikon D7500)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st September 2023 at 07:23

' Who cares what I look like, someone cares about me'

The face mask is to keep the flies off Dobbin's eyes & the mac must to keep the rain off !
Nice pic Dennis.

Comment by: PeterP on 21st September 2023 at 07:26

The cooler/wet weather is with us so the horse needs some form of protection. Also there are a lot of flies/midges swarming about so again head protection is required may not be a fashion statement but they do the job.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st September 2023 at 08:03

I don't like to see him with that face covering on....however, perhaps there's a reason for it and he looks happy enough. Quick note to Cyril....you mentioned yesterday that Ozy hasn't posted for months....you must have missed his comments to me on 10th September's p-a-d, with regard to me not watching the news. He certainly sounds okay.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st September 2023 at 08:44

I wouldn’t like to come across Dobbin in the dark…he would ‘fricken’ anybody to death with that mask.
Excuse the message Dennis…
Ozy has taken over from Kate Adie in his capacity as a News Reader . She also handed him her bullet proof vest - he’s doing very well as a War Correspondent. He only popped in on a stopover to deliver a potted version of the News for his old friends who don’t get a newspaper… He’s somewhere in ‘Vloddybadstock’ or somewhere in the Eastern Block… I am sure he will get in touch sometime again Cyril to keep us up to date.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 21st September 2023 at 09:23

Ney that can’t be right Dennis

Comment by: Poet on 21st September 2023 at 10:00

I hope he doesn't gobble up any of those conkers. Odd that a horse can't eat horse chestnuts .
Stranger still that the local urchins haven't hoovered up such a low and abundant crop . They wouldn't have lasted two minutes when I was a kid .
Usually we had to hurl sticks up into the branches to knock them down .

Comment by: Edna on 21st September 2023 at 10:10

Aww, this photo made me smile Dennis. At least he won't get soaked, and his owner is looking after him.

Comment by: DTease on 21st September 2023 at 10:12

I think he’s holed up in his air raid shelter, Veronica awaiting the end of civilisation has we know it.
If you see an Aga advertised for sale in the paper I reckon it’s all up for Ozy.
Poor lad never did find his top set did he?

Comment by: Cyril on 21st September 2023 at 11:41

I did miss that post by Ozy a few days ago Irene and been having a read, if as Veronica says, and he's sending daily dispatches from darkest Donbass then he'll be getting used to having pitchers of Vodka, then joining in doing the Hopak along the front line after a few.

Strange how horses are like us in that some are bothered with the midgies and some aren't, I'd assume the horse would rather wear the disguise than suffer from the Sweet Itch caused by those little bloodsuckers.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st September 2023 at 12:03

He probably swallowed the damn things when downing the last pint at closing time Dtease.
On the other hand he could be back writing columns for the Tittybong Times in Oz.

Comment by: Sue on 21st September 2023 at 12:35

Love it.

Comment by: Arthur on 21st September 2023 at 14:01

Hey o away we go, riding on a donkey. (Song)
Don't know the rest. But I'm sure someone will.

Comment by: DTease on 21st September 2023 at 14:06

Is that where he first met Big Sheila Veronica, at the Tittibong Times? Was she auditioning for page three?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st September 2023 at 15:54

My word, Arthur, that's taken me back a long way....we used to sing that song at junior school! I can remember bits of it, "Here comes Johnny with his three months pay, Riding on a donkey....Hey ho away we go, donkey riding, donkey riding....hey ho, away we go, riding on a donkey!".We also used to sing "Bobby Shaftoe" and "Go and tell Aunt Nancy the old grey goose is dead". which always had me in floods of tears!

Comment by: Arthur on 21st September 2023 at 17:05

Irene, if there was one or maybe two people on here that would know that song it would be you and Veronica.
Garry a drop of sherry later.

Comment by: Sir Bob on 21st September 2023 at 18:42

If a horse is used to being outside, then it is not a good idea to put a coat on it, horses are hardy animals, they don't need protection from the elements, and if you muck about with them, by putting coats on them, it can affect their breathing, and they end up having horse floo.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st September 2023 at 18:47

It’s a mystery Dtease only Ozy knows how they first met….she was a member of the Gooliegong family…..But a bit of modelling might have taken place as she was into muscle building and weight lifting….. She was Miss Barbell's at one time as well as Miss Tittibong…. She was definitely a dyed in the wool sheep shearer….
She certainly turned Ozy’s head back to front!

Comment by: Veronica on 21st September 2023 at 19:47

I remember in the Juniors singing
Bobby Shaftoe’s gone to sea.
When he comes back he’ll marry me
Bonny Bobby Shaftoe..
Also What shall we do with a drunken sailor…

What was it about Sailors that we always used to sing about them.? .
There was another miserable song I hated
Blow the wind southerly, southerly …
Blow the wind southerly
(Kathleen Ferrier.)
I hated singing lessons do they still have them at school?
I remember one teacher stalking around the group of singers and if she didn’t like your voice she used to shout SHUTUUUUP!

Comment by: Marion on 21st September 2023 at 20:41

Arthur: Have you ever been in Quebec, storing timbers on the deck, there's a king with a golden crown, riding on a donkey.......
Donkey was slang name given to the dock side cranes. big technology big wages. Hey ho away we go donkey riding, donkey riding, hey ho away we go, riding on a donkey. Thanks for stirring the memory of that song.

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