See Hear Prebendal Manor

See Hear Prebendal Manor

See Hear at the Prebendal Manor

Simpson the dog from hell

Once upon a time I had a dog called Simpson.  He was a Jack Russell and the dog from hell. He growled, snarled and bit. He hated  everything,  the hoover, church bells and aeroplanes especially the parachutists plane. Sibson Airport is quite close to us and we can see them throwing themselves out of the plane. Simon runs around barking and biting at the air and generally creates a great deal of noise.

On the day that we had a visit from a group of young people, he went ballistic due to the parachutists falling out of the sky. The young people were meant to be looking at the museum  but they thought this behaviour was very funny and Simpson took all their attention  they thought he was a sweet little dog.  However when  I picked him up  to put him inside he bit me which changed their perception!

Finally we got into  the museum to look at all the displays and to handle  some of the pottery, dress up, play musical instruments,  and generally have fun.

Simpson is now dead and buried in the garden. He has a stone to mark where he is and the manor, museum now have peace and quiet and on the whole we don’t  miss him. I imagine the young people that came across him on their visit would also not miss him although they might feel a bit sorry for him.

 

Comments

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    Kate Dyer September 7th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Jack Russells and the general public are not usually a good mix. Did he ever bite any of them?

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    Jane Baile September 7th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    No he did not because I always picked him up and put him inside. However he always bit me!

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    Anita Hollinshead September 7th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I think every museum needs a Simpson to welcome and amuse their visitors!!

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    Jane Seddon September 7th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I am sorry to hear Simpson is now dead and buried.

    Prebendal Manor and Tithe Barn is a fantastic place to vist for people of all ages.

    Young people from Northampton Youth Forum really enjoyed visiting Prebendal Manor on 31st August. They particularly enjoyed the musical instruments. Go to http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/search/?flt=1

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    Linda Ruffle September 7th, 2010 at 11:42 am

    So – this is a Jack Russell behaving like a Jack Russell … the very same tendencies that have undoubtedly ensured the survival of his breed … may he RiP where I don’t doubt he is nipping the heels in a higher (or, by your estimation, a lower) place! PS life with a border collie x retriever is kinda interesting too … o.c.d aproach to bringing everyone she meets a stick!

 

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The Grade I listed Prebendal Manor House is the earliest surviving dwelling in Northamptonshire. It forms the focus of a group of stone buildings, which includes a 16th century dovecote, a large 18th century tithe barn and a 15th century lodgings building.

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