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Gonks

Here are my two Gonks:
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One is for Tess the other for Bo - arrived back from having coffee out with friends to find that Rufus had chewed one of the eyes off the female Gonk!! GrrrEvil or Very Mad

Posted at 5th Apr 2012 - 03:43PM   Posted by Arosebyanyothername   Gonks Comments: 11

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Fennie's Avatar If you had asked me to describe a gonk I would have said that it didn't have any legs and was covered in white or blue fur. It didn't have arms either, or not as I remember, nor a gender. A bit like and Easter Island statue, in fact, but with fur. These were early 70s gonks.

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Apr 2012 at 04:42PM

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Fennie's Avatar PS Sorry to hear of the Rufus upset. A bad animal day. Emsy has had to have her cat put down (and not picked up again).Sad

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Apr 2012 at 04:44PM

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KitKatCot's Avatar I'm sure if you ask Rufus he will tell you that a burglar dog broke in while he was asleep and chewed the eye off. You know it's true, Rufus has his most innocent face on. Laughing

Posted by: KitKatCot on 5th Apr 2012 at 06:12PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar I agree with KKC and of course Rufus scared the burglar.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 5th Apr 2012 at 06:35PM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I shan't ask you to describe a Gonk, Fennie although you might be familiar with this dictionary definition:
1. To prevaricate or to embellish the truth beyond any reasonable recognition.

I have a pattern for Gonks with arms and legs and no fur.
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I made my own pattern

Rufus says that 'no way was he sleeping on the job but what actually happened was the two Gonks started fighting and he was an innocent bystander to the violence.'

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 5th Apr 2012 at 08:58PM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar P.S. Sympathy to Emma. Very sad.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 5th Apr 2012 at 09:01PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Love the Gonks RosieVery Happy
We had a Gonk craze when I was in Primary School but ours were more like Cousin IT from the Adams Family...all hairy with googlie eyes hidden in the fur.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 6th Apr 2012 at 10:32AM

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Mountainear's Avatar I remember Gonks too - I think more like your second picture Rosie. There was another thing too - were they Trolls? They had sturdy little plastic bodies and a shock of gingery hairy hair. Ring a bell with any one?

Posted by: Mountainear on 6th Apr 2012 at 08:38PM

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These are the Gonks we had as Kids

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These are the Trolls my Doctor had in a collection of in his surgery...Scary!

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These are the multicoloured Trolls that were all the rage in my teens.Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 7th Apr 2012 at 10:32AM

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Fennie's Avatar Now those are what I call gonks, FNVery HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 7th Apr 2012 at 04:30PM

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Angel's Avatar Loving those gonks!

And smiling, Rosie. This morning when I got up, Bruno (puppy) had somehow got the 'monkey' hot water bottle cover out of a drawer in our utility and removed its eyes nose and mouth. Everything else was totally in tact.

Think he'd have had a field day with some of your gonks though ;)

xx

Posted by: Angel on 7th Apr 2012 at 05:38PM

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