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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd, 2014 5:21pm (Oct 23rd 2014)
     
    MORE beasties! :D
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd, 2014 5:24pm (Oct 23rd 2014)
     
    Be carefully with fish in such a small volume of water. Insulate it thickly and try keep it in a frost free area.
    Lost my fish one winter to frost in a round bath. Read somewhere that you can put bubble wrap on top too, just leave a little space for gases to escape. Anyway, I know you will be reading it all up.

    What kind of fish are you getting? I had ones that would eat the mosquito larvae too.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd, 2014 9:09pm (Oct 23rd 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I know CC, can't wait! :D

    Thanks for the tips Ollie! So sad you lost all your fish. Yes, it was a real struggle to find a 'pond' deep enough...all research has said pond must be a minimum of 50 - 60cm deep so that if it ices over in winter the fish are to survive and it's too deep to completely fill with ice. Also read to put a small ball or two on top of the water before it freezes, as that keeps an area unfrozen and allows air circulation! :smile:

    I'm hoping we'll have a very mild winter again, we got practically no frost or ice last year and NO SNOW! :angry: Haha and although I love proper chilly winters like we get in Yorkshire, it'd be safer for the fish if it was milder :smile:

    Does the round shape make the fish more susceptible to cold? We have the 'pond' in a corner by the shed too, so hopefully that will help.

    I think we're getting two bog standard goldfish and two comets. I read that fantails / orandas don't do very well in ponds...? And as they don't swim as fast the others will scoff all the food before they get any!!

    Already thinking about names though... :tooth:

    I did want a shubunkin or two (instead of two goldfish / comets) but the pet shop doesn't have any :( And we really want to use this pet shop as their fish have always seemed really healthy, clean tanks, the staff are lovely and it's our local...oh, AND they have a 10 week old Lab puppy that we got to say hi to the other day!!
    :heartsabove:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 24th, 2014 6:28pm (Oct 24th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: Rossie is reserved!! :bigsmile: He's the almost 9 year old Staffy that has been at the rescue for way over a year...he's an absolutely gorgeous dog, such a lovable lump...I really hope he gets this home and it all works out well :smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 25th, 2014 1:24am (Oct 25th 2014)
     
    That is great news about Rossie maybe finding a home, Red..WooHoo...I hope it works out for him.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 25th, 2014 6:51pm (Oct 25th 2014)
     
    Lovely. How on earth can anyone part with a dog after 9 years?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 26th, 2014 11:57am (Oct 26th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I don't know what Rossie-boy's story is CC, he came to the rescue via the pound so they don't have any info...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2014 12:10pm (Oct 31st 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Been meaning to post this for ages, we saw a Bittern the other day. It was awesome; the tide had flooded the road and as we were turning back Lyle just happened to see it on the far side of the river.

    I like the bats and ghosts that are flying across the forum too :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2014 5:59pm (Oct 31st 2014)
     
    Did you hear it too, Red? Supposed to be amazing.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 1st, 2014 12:53pm (Nov 1st 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    No, didn't get to hear it. I read you're far more likely to hear than see them, so will have to look up what they sound like so I can keep an ear out!!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2014 3:17am (Nov 2nd 2014)
     
    I had to go google "Bittern" to hear what they sound like..cool bird..we have them over here too...not I think in Washington state however.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd, 2014 7:23pm (Nov 3rd 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Agh, I still need to google the Bittern's call!

    today's best: we went to Scare Kingdom last night and it was AWESOME!!! Seriously the best year yet...and one of the evil actors separated me and a friend from the rest of the group, so we had to walk through the scariest attraction in a pair, and I WAS MADE TO GO FIRST!!! :rolling:

    Here's the park's website if anybody's interested:

    http://www.scarekingdom.com/home.html
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 4th, 2014 6:38pm (Nov 4th 2014)
     
    Looks relaxing...:rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 4th, 2014 7:32pm (Nov 4th 2014)
     
    Ummm..I think I'd pass on going to anything like that..daily living is frighten enough for me..I'm a devote coward..it's my religion..and it doesn't require high finance. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 5th, 2014 3:39pm (Nov 5th 2014)
     
    I avoid anything that raises my pulse...:tooth:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 5th, 2014 5:40pm (Nov 5th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh it was briiiilliant :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 6th, 2014 6:24pm (Nov 6th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: Lacy mouse is really enjoying being in the kitchen :smile: Today she got a small piece of hotdog sausage and some dried out tripe...because if you can't get spoiled as an old mousie when can you?!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 6th, 2014 6:31pm (Nov 6th 2014)
     
    Drinking tea in the kitchen with a client I suddenly felt Looked At. And in a cage on the table a hamster was looking at me and eyeing my biscuit meaningfully. I caved in. A kitchen is an excellent place for mousie titbits, I reckon!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 6th, 2014 6:35pm (Nov 6th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hahaha that is exactly what Lacy has started doing!! As soon as the kitchen door opens she races out of bed and waits by the bars of her cage until I cave in and feed her a snack...she's pretty fast for an old girl too! ;)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 7th, 2014 5:26pm (Nov 7th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: Kasper is officially cone-free all the time! :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 7th, 2014 6:17pm (Nov 7th 2014)
     
    Huzzah! Is his foot officially better then?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 8th, 2014 4:01pm (Nov 8th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We think so, finally! He hasn't tried to lick it in almost a week now, and it looks the same as all his other paws, so fingers crossed...

    best: the Christmas tree might, just might, be going up :yay_jump: :woohoo::crazy::swingin:

    I think Lyle finally got sick of me begging to put it up :rolling:

    Bonfire Night's over, now it's Christmas, right?! :001_tt2:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 9th, 2014 4:09pm (Nov 9th 2014)
     
    Absolutely. Happy Christmas, everyone! :rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 9th, 2014 7:29pm (Nov 9th 2014)
     
    I'll put mine up on the first of December...I love Christmas too, Red.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 9th, 2014 10:48pm (Nov 9th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Christmas is the best :)

    Apparently we're making up for last year (due to moving house we couldn't put our tree up on the 1st) and my mood is in the pits so Lyle is cheering me up :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 10th, 2014 7:27am (Nov 10th 2014)
     
    I only have to wait 3 more weeks till the first of December Red..LOL I think you should put yours up now, to make up for last year, Red..it's only fair. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 10th, 2014 1:17pm (Nov 10th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Helen has her nativity scene set up and on display - it goes up the day after bonfire night!!

    We wait until December for the tree though :)

    We will all have to share pics of our trees again this year it was cool to see al the different decorations last time...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 10th, 2014 5:59pm (Nov 10th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: LynnWI only have to wait 3 more weeks till the first of December Red..LOL I think you should put yours up now, to make up for last year, Red..it's only fair.


    Hahaha couldn't agree more, just putting the finishing touches on it now! :bigsmile:

    Dad, I'll start the topic, seeing as ours' is up! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 12th, 2014 6:55pm (Nov 12th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: finding out that the sequel to the scariest game either me or Lyle have ever played came out a few days ago :bigsmile:

    It doesn't look as good or as scary as the first, unfortunately, but the first is like my favouritest game ever so I will reserve judgement until we play it...which will be in the day time, far too scary to play at night!! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 13th, 2014 4:27pm (Nov 13th 2014)
     
    Good grief...and that's FUN, is it? :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 13th, 2014 10:36pm (Nov 13th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh yes, marvelous fun! :tooth:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 14th, 2014 7:43am (Nov 14th 2014)
     
    I don't like scary things..life is frightening enough as it is. :_oh:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 14th, 2014 5:37pm (Nov 14th 2014)
     
    I'm with you on that one, Lynn!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 4th, 2014 7:08pm (Dec 4th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: went to see the Coca Cola truck with a friend today and it was a really fun day. Went on a few rides as there was a fair, ate a meal out and got a photo with the truck! :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 4th, 2014 7:45pm (Dec 4th 2014)
     
    Was the Coca Cola Santa there too?!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 7th, 2014 2:40pm (Dec 7th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    No, but there were rides so who needs Santa?! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 7th, 2014 7:40pm (Dec 7th 2014)
     
    I need Father Christmas!:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 7th, 2014 11:56pm (Dec 7th 2014)
     
    I'd need him to hand me a sick bag after being on the rides!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 8th, 2014 9:40am (Dec 8th 2014)
     
    Well, I never thought I would do it...

    I'm eighty years old today.:woohoo:

    I was rather surprised when I got to seventy,

    :yay_jump:this is a bonus!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 8th, 2014 3:42pm (Dec 8th 2014)
     
    :bdaycake::bdayparty:Ollie, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!:bdayhappy_balloons::bdaycake:
    :cheers2: :bdayparty: :drunk:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 8th, 2014 8:51pm (Dec 8th 2014)
     
    Happy birthday Ollie!! I know so many people with 'special' birthdays in December. I wonder if there's something special about being born in a year ending in a 4!

    Hope you have a really special day and that the family spoil you..

    :bdaycake::bdayhappy_balloons::bdayparty:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 9th, 2014 2:19am (Dec 9th 2014)
     
    Wishing you a Happy Birthday with many more to come!
      HBD-Ollie-14.jpg
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 9th, 2014 3:54pm (Dec 9th 2014)
     
    ...and today it's HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE!!!:aparty1::bdayhappy_balloons::bdayparty::bdaycake::cheers2::drunk:
    Have a good one!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 9th, 2014 6:33pm (Dec 9th 2014)
     
    Happy Birthday, Kate!!
      HBD-Kate-14.jpg
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 9th, 2014 6:43pm (Dec 9th 2014)
     
    Thanks! Had a lovely day, except they must've put the wrong age on my balloons - I can't be 50 (can I?!) :blink:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 9th, 2014 9:47pm (Dec 9th 2014)
     
    Many Thanks guys for your thoughts.
    Had a lovely time with tons of presses and the funniest cards -one of which they had to explain the joke to me -Ah well, that's what it comes to with an addled brain.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 9th, 2014 10:36pm (Dec 9th 2014)
     
    You AREN'T addled brained,Ollie..you're sharp as a tack. I love talking with you.:face-smile: I'm glad you had a good birthday.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 9th, 2014 10:46pm (Dec 9th 2014)
     
    Posted By: Kateb they must've put the wrong age on my balloons - I can't be 50 (can I?


    Nah, administrative error...:face-devil-grin:

    Posted By: ollie in UKone of which they had to explain the joke to me -Ah well, that's what it comes to with an addled brain.


    No, you just don't have a dirty mind!

    So glad you both had good birthdays - all the best for the coming year! :flowers:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 10th, 2014 11:59am (Dec 10th 2014)
     
    Happy birthday to Kate also.
    It's super having this early Christmas-like present opening session - and then another at Christmas. Though we do miss out on the mid year b'day. I used to have a mid-year 'official' birthday, like the Queen does!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 10th, 2014 3:54pm (Dec 10th 2014)
     
    Excellent idea - reinstate it! :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 10th, 2014 7:08pm (Dec 10th 2014)
     
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kate!!!

    :milly_hen: :milly_hen::milly_hen::milly_hen::milly_hen::milly_hen::milly_hen:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 10th, 2014 7:13pm (Dec 10th 2014)
     
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ollie !!!

    :_pecking::_pecking::_pecking::_pecking::_pecking::_pecking::_pecking:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 10th, 2014 7:44pm (Dec 10th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Aw no I missed your Birthdays - HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!!! :bdayparty:

    Ollie me and my friends used to have a second Christmas in August :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 10th, 2014 8:15pm (Dec 10th 2014)
     
    Thanks Diane and Red - I'm glad it's all over now! I've considered 'moving' my birthday to the summer months, but it'd clash with the rest of the family then!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 11th, 2014 11:20pm (Dec 11th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: So we may have gained an extra Ferplast 140 cage...I wonder why?! :) :face-angel:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 11th, 2014 11:44pm (Dec 11th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    second best: It's actually snowing!!!!! Fwhajsk!It never snows here...I don't care if it stops within the next five minutes, I am still so chuffed to have seen it :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 12th, 2014 6:13pm (Dec 12th 2014)
     
    Enough for snowballs, Red?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 13th, 2014 2:10pm (Dec 13th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    There would have been if it had settled, but it had been raining all day so it melted as soon as it hit the floor :(
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 13th, 2014 7:34pm (Dec 13th 2014)
     
    Well at least you did have a little snow, Red...I hope it will snow again for you before Christmas.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 13th, 2014 8:33pm (Dec 13th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yes, we certainly made the most of it whilst it was here! Thanks Lynn :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 18th, 2014 1:15pm (Dec 18th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: we have all next week off from walking other people's dogs, and the owners have left us lovely gifts (including home-made cookies!) and a Christmas bonus! It's been lovely :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2014 9:40pm (Dec 19th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: doing harness training with Zoey today and left it around her neck for five seconds before taking it off - SO EXCITED!! She accepted treats the whole time too, so wasn't over threshold! :smile:

    Next step after this is to actually fasten one side whilst she's wearing it, eeek!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 20th, 2014 5:45pm (Dec 20th 2014)
     
    I know you'll get her trained, Red...you're great at training critters. :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2014 4:06pm (Dec 21st 2014) edited
     
    Just received my commemorative ceramic poppy from the moat of the Tower of London

    The Tower is a special place for me, I always loved going there. My Mum visited often, she lived in the city and made a study of it. Dad once even accompanied the Warders on the nightly search the cellars ceremony.

    "Blood swept lands and seas of red"
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2014 6:17pm (Dec 21st 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: LynnWI know you'll get her trained, Red...you're great at training critters.<img src=" />

    Thank you Lynn, she's doing really well! :)

    I've seen photos from my friends of the sea of poppies, it looked amazing Ollie.

    my best: yesterday we got to take presents around to the owners of one of the dogs we walk. The dog LOVED them!! We bought her some stuffed toys and Christmas dog food, and she carried both the toys to her bed and licked / nibbled them - too cute! :smile:

    I wish our dogs didn't try destroy every toy they were given :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2014 8:45pm (Dec 21st 2014)
     
    Still waiting for my poppy...:(

    Perhaps destruction is their way of appreciating stuff, Red!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2014 6:47am (Dec 22nd 2014)
     
    Posted By: ollie in UKJust received my commemorative ceramic poppy from the moat of the Tower of London


    Ok, lost me again here. What do the poppies commemorate???
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2014 4:15pm (Dec 22nd 2014)
     
    There are 888,246 of them; one for every British and Colonial serviceman (and women, but not many) who died in the First World War. Look up 'poppies Tower of London' on google images, Lynn. They filled the moat of the Tower, and people queued for ages to see them. It was incredibly touching and beautiful. The poppies were then sold in aid of the British Legion who support serving and ex-servicemen and women. We wear poppies every 11th of November to remember everyone in wars everywhere. After the battles in France and Belgium the churned up mud was covered in poppies which seeded themselves there.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2014 7:09pm (Dec 22nd 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chicken


    Oh definitely, they love destroying them! Must be nice not having to constantly replace toys and have a dog who just snuggles them instead though :tooth:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2014 3:07am (Dec 23rd 2014)
     
    Thank you for explaining the poppies meaning, CC.:face-smile::interesting:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2014 10:01pm (Dec 23rd 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: Had Christmas number one with my parents and nana today! We had a lovely day and all exchanged our presents; feeling uber festive now!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2014 10:21pm (Dec 23rd 2014)
     
    Today is my daughter's birthday, so we are going out to dinner with her and her husband. Melissa was my best Christmas present EVER. :face-smile:

    Red, I'm glad you got to have your Christmas with your Mom & Dad today.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2014 10:31pm (Dec 23rd 2014)
     
    Two lovely "best things" today!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 24th, 2014 4:09pm (Dec 24th 2014)
     
    Happy birthday Melissa...and happy Christmas and a peaceful and healthy new year to EVERYONE!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 24th, 2014 9:20pm (Dec 24th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Happy belated Birthday to Melissa, Lynn!

    Thanks CC, same to you and your gang :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 26th, 2014 8:05pm (Dec 26th 2014)
     
    My best; spent Boxing Day with our friends whose dog died suddenly in November leaving them devastated. And today we met Louis, their newly adopted ten-month old rescue border collie. Two happy people, one happy dog. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 26th, 2014 10:29pm (Dec 26th 2014)
     
    How lovely CC - a really nice Christmas for the 3 of them!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 28th, 2014 12:48pm (Dec 28th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Sounds like a lovely day CC :)

    Someone was giving away a 10 week old Border Collie puppy for free...Lyle had to practically hold me down to stop me from adopting him!! You gotta stop somewhere though, but man I would have loved to have taken that little pup in... :001_rolleyes:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 31st, 2014 6:28am (Dec 31st 2014)
     
    Aww... too bad Lyle wouldn't let you get the Border Collie, Red. They are great dogs. Frodo is smarter than I have been giving him credit for. Yesterday Don was down in the shop and he knocked the stove pipe off the stove, the shop filled with smoke. Frodo grabbed Don's pants leg and tried to pull him out of the building twice. The dog was smarter than Don.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 31st, 2014 4:46pm (Dec 31st 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Frodo's a super-dog! What a GOOD BOY! :)

    Kasper's half Border Collie and he sure displays a lot of their characteristics...endless energy, very quick to pick things up (mind you so is Zoey), used to herd things when younger before we worked on training...

    I really want to raise a Collie from a puppy though :tooth: Kasper is a tricky dog to own because of how his first 9 months were, I'd love to harness that Collie energy into really positive things from the start, and really nail socialisation...A Border Collie is definitely on my want list!

    Along with a Chihuahua, Papillion, JRT, Yorkshire Terrier, Whippet (or a cross of any of these breeds with something else!)...oh and another dinky Staffy would be lovely :smile:
    :001_rolleyes:

    And one day I'd loooove a Rottie, but they're a little on the large side! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 1st, 2015 7:47pm (Jan 1st 2015)
     
    That is either one hell of a long term plan, or you need to build your own kennels!!!
    :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 1st, 2015 8:05pm (Jan 1st 2015)
     
    Watching "That 70s show". Haven't seen it in ages - very funny.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2015 12:15am (Jan 2nd 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hahaha, yes, it's my ultimate 'want' list...I probably won't have half of them, it depends what rescue dogs turn up at our door! :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2015 12:18am (Jan 2nd 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh I forgot a best from the other day, I successfully won the trust of a wild pigeon :bigsmile: Our train was delayed 20 minutes and there was a scaredy pigeon hovering around, so I started throwing food to him and gradually coaxing him closer and closer. By the end he was eating from my hand and landing on our bag - he actually tried to land on my shoulder at one point hahahaha! I was in love :rolling:

    I know most people loathe pigeons but I'm a huge pigeon fan...I got some blurry pics, if they're not too terrible I'll share :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2015 6:19pm (Jan 2nd 2015)
     
    Forgot a best earlier in the week: I took Caitlyn to the pictures on Tuesday to see Tinkerbell and the Netherbeast (she loves fairies). We had a really nice nanny/granddaughter day! I loved the Netherbeast - he sort of reminded me of a Rottweiler with a big wide mouth. And that reminds me that I watched the film John Carter on TV last week - film was slated originally as he's a civil war soldier who gets transported to Mars - but he also had a pet/beast that was rottie/lizard like with a big mouth, slobbery tongue and cute!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2015 7:04pm (Jan 2nd 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Glad you had a nice time with Caitlyn :)

    my best: went with our friend to one of our favourite pet shops today, and he came back with four baby mice!!! (we may have been a bad influence...!) They are absolutely adorable, we're going across tomorrow to begin taming them :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd, 2015 8:50pm (Jan 3rd 2015)
     
    So your annexing your friends houses now for the menagerie!!! :whistle:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2015 5:31pm (Jan 4th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Pretty much :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2015 8:25pm (Jan 4th 2015)
     
    I have a great 'best' today! Hubby told me he'd rescued a sparrow from Seven and Tabby that were chasing it around the garden, catching it, then letting go to catch again. He'd tried to chase them off but Seven had brought it into the house, so it gave him the opportunity to pick it up. He put it on the outside kitchen windowsill, but it fell/jumped off and sat in front of the front door by the mat so asked what I wanted to do about it.

    Turned out it was a pretty little wren not a sparrow. I picked it up and it was very quiet so I put it in a small box (ironically it was a felix cat food box!) with kitchen roll on the bottom and a balled up piece at the side, then put it in the cupboard in our bathroom. I got it out about 20 mins later and it looked a bit brighter, so I went in my son's bedroom, opened the window, and as the fresh air reached the bird it flew out of the box and landed on my arm which I quickly stuck out the window and away it flew! Birds 1 Cats 0!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2015 9:57pm (Jan 4th 2015)
     
    That was cool that you were able to revive the little bird, Kate. Sometimes all they need is a little heat to make them feel better.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2015 11:14pm (Jan 4th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That's awesome :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2015 4:12pm (Jan 5th 2015)
     
    Brilliant, well done Kate!:clap:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2015 7:03pm (Jan 5th 2015)
     
    It's usually stress that kills them rather than anything else, so I just hoped that a bit of safe, quiet time would give her/him chance to regain some strength and become calm. It can work the other way where putting them in a box scares the bejesus out of them! Just glad it was a good outcome this time.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2015 9:02pm (Jan 5th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: the XXL dog crate is here for Idie! Turns out 48 inches looks huge :tooth: The flooring for it is arriving on Wednesday, so I'll set it up then. Can't wait!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 12th, 2015 9:37pm (Jan 12th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: Zoey did really well with her harness training...we're getting there!!!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2015 7:27pm (Jan 14th 2015)
     
    I'm glad that Zoey is doing well with her harness training, Red. Someday I'm sure I'll get Frodo to walk with his on and not fuss about it. (yeah, right, in my dreams)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 14th, 2015 9:04pm (Jan 14th 2015)
     
    It was Cailyn's (granddaughter) 7th birthday yesterday, and our 31st wedding anniversary today. Went for a carvery - lovely!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 15th, 2015 5:49pm (Jan 15th 2015)
     
    Happy anniversary, Kate! 31st wedding anniversary...that's Whacking Great Piece Of Gold Jewellery Wedding anniversary, isn't it...? :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 15th, 2015 6:18pm (Jan 15th 2015)
     
    Not in this house it isn't!!! :biggrin:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 15th, 2015 6:31pm (Jan 15th 2015)
     
    You should move...well it might be your Another Cat wedding anniversary then...?