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How I was quiet and won us a trip to the beach

January 4th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Uncategorized

Meg, says Mum, if you just keep quiet for fifteen minutes while I finish this work, you can have anything you want. Anything? I said. Within reason, she said. That’s not anything, I said. Meg, she said, I mean it, be quiet. Alright! I said, I was only saying. What about me? says Elsie, who’d been sleeping anyway, made no difference to her. You too, said Mum. But I’m serious. I want fifteen minutes of silence.

Well I’ve got no problems keeping quiet, but Elsie, it’s just ridiculous. She keeps scratching and snorting and digging the cushions and pulling the stuffing out of her duck and scratching and snorting again. Is it time? she says, like every ten seconds. Come on, it must be time!

If you don’t stop fidgeting, Elsie, said Mum, you’ll have no treats at all and no tea tonight either, which neither of us believed a word, but it did the trick anyway, Elsie just froze like playing statues, and she never took her eyes off Mum.

Elsie just froze like playing statues, and she never took her eyes off Mum

Alright, said Mum, finally. What would you like? Sausagelivergamepie,’said Elsie immediately, and she started drooling, like literally drooling, just at the thought of it. Which? said Mum, but she couldn’t decide cause whichever she chose meant she didn’t get the other two, and she started to panic at the thought of it, which is Elsie all over, glass half empty, always.

Meg? said Mum, cause I’d been waiting really patiently, but I knew what I wanted, obviously. I was just biding my time. Beach please, I said. Oh Meg! said Mum. What? I said.  Well, she said. It’s just, you know, you need to take it a bit easy and the beach, I mean, I know you love the beach, but it’s just you maybe love it a little toooo much. I didn’t say a word. I just looked at her. Alright, she said. The beach it is. But promise me you won’t overdo it. I was already rushing out the door. Of course I won’t! I shouted.

So I took it really easy.

I went for a paddle…


Nothing over the top at all…

And I had a little stroll in the edge of the sea…

And pottered along on the beach for a bit…

Nothing over the top at all…

Just chilling, really…

‘Scuse me, said Else. ‘Scuse me! I’ve decided. Can I have Game Pie, please?

You can, said Mum. And we did, as well. When we got home, we had Game Pie. Then Else went to sleep, but I stayed up and chatted to Mum for a bit. Mum? I said. Yes, Meg, she said. I was wondering… I said. I was wondering… if we’re quiet tomorrow, can we do it all over again?


14 Comments so far ↓

  • tinsch

    Ok. If you are not already writing children’s books: START NOW!! I’ll buy them! (Ok, not a Child. No matter. I’ll buy. )

    • megstamum

      Okay, then. Once upon a time there was a beautiful dog called Manni who lived in an enchanted forest….

  • mom2shelby

    OMG … if that isn’t pure bliss, I do not know what is! You do love the beach Meg!!! Extra bloomers and all. I love these photos and the pure joy in your eyes. Enjoy your beach days …. we (ok, me, not Jasper so much because she tolerates it) LOVE the beach. It’s in my soul. In fact, my heart dog Angel Shelby was a beach girl and she would frolic like that too!!! Shelby LOVED the beach! XOXO

    • megstamum

      Thank you, Auntie Alison. I do love the beach and I love to think of Angel Shelby frolicking there. She is a bit of an idol of mine, to be honest. I would love to be half as glamorous an Angel Shelby.
      Love Meg xxx

  • otisandtess

    What great pictures!

    Although when I saw the words “I was quiet” I had to keep looking at the avatar picture to make sure I wasn’t confused. That is Meg’s avatar, but then who is posting about being quiet?

    • megstamum

      I have no idea what you are implying. I am a very quiet and shy and reticent sort of a dog.

      Love Meg xxx

  • benny55



    I cannot tell you how much I looked forward to clicking on this post…all your posts!!! 🙂

    I know, no matter what, I will have a heart full of joy and a smile plastered across my face all day…And more!!!

    The “communication” between you and Meg and Elsie, combined with the most PERFECTLY DELIGHTFUL pictures EVVVER….PRICELESS, ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS!!! 🙂

    Seriously Clare, I really, really hope you know how much joy (and yes, knowledge and support) you bring to us all!!

    You have a purpose here…you and Meg and Elsie…this is where you belong and we are all so grateful we get to share this journey with you!!

    And yes, your upcoming best selling book will have a powerful impact on so many levels!!!! 🙂

    I’ll be revisited this blog forever!! Soo much fun!!

    With love and appreciation,

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    • megstamum

      Thank you, Sally. You are so lovely. You say my blog posts make you happy but nothing could make me happier than your wonderful responses to my posts. I hope you know how much joy you give us. Really.

      Lots of love,

      Meg xxx

  • benny55

    PS…Meg, yiu did an EXCELLENT job of “taking it easy” and keeping everything low key 🙂 🙂

  • kazann

    Meg is having so much fun! And the photo of Elsie at the beach… well, she’s pretending she’s a tripawd by lifting one leg. Is that what she has to do for game pie?
    Sweet dogs.
    Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

    • megstamum

      You are very observant Kerren, you’re right. That is exactly what Elsie’s doing. She thinks if she pretends to be a tripawd she’ll get more treats and more game pie. Honestly *eye roll*

      Lots of love,

      Meg xxx

  • Deb

    Meg, you are cracking me up!!! Wish I could go to beach with you! Deb and Angel Bandit

  • linda8115

    DOG I love these two. Meg both you and Elsie have mom wrapped around your paws. But the utter bliss those pictures show was so worth being quiet for a short while wasn’t it? Glad Elsie got her game pie too. Everyone’s right your mom should write for a living. We all just wait for each installments of your blog. That’s one awesome mom you two have there!

  • traceym

    Good job Meg! It was hard to be quiet but all worth it and Elise gets fun too 🙂

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