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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 16th, 2015 12:18am (Jan 16th 2015)
     
    Noooo! It's already like a mini-sanctuary here! Seven keeps attacking Kitten so I'm going to have to take some sort of action to find a new home for her soon. :sad:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 16th, 2015 6:05am (Jan 16th 2015)
     
    Happy 31st Anniversary, Kate!! :dinner:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 17th, 2015 5:35pm (Jan 17th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks Lynn :bigsmile:

    Happy Anniversary Kate!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 17th, 2015 11:47pm (Jan 17th 2015)
     
    Thanks!

    Hubby and son took grandkids climbing today for Caitlyn's birthday - they seemed to enjoy it. We thought Caitlyn would almost fly up the wall, but she decided she was afraid of heights. Shaun climbed higher than her and would probably have gone higher if she'd carried on. Hubby and son both got to the ceiling apparently!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 18th, 2015 6:02pm (Jan 18th 2015)
     
    Makes a change from driving YOU up the wall I suppose! :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 19th, 2015 7:53pm (Jan 19th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: got a compliment from a stanger on the recall of a dog we trained *happy dance*
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 19th, 2015 9:07pm (Jan 19th 2015)
     
    I keep saying it; WRITE A BOOK!! In fact, write two; one on chickens, one on dog training.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 19th, 2015 10:43pm (Jan 19th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hahaha, I did have a dog training book for sale on the Kindle, but then I got freaked out and took it down... :smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2015 4:18pm (Jan 20th 2015)
     
    Put it back!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2015 11:47am (Jan 22nd 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Maybe one day :smile:

    I do need to get a chicken and mouse care book up though...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 26th, 2015 5:51pm (Jan 26th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: had my meds upped again and finally am sleeping and feeling calmer. Also quite excited as I may be able to come off the med that gives me jitters and just increase the other one...that would be amazing :smile:

    If I was on a higher dose of the other I would need to take a different med to counter-act side-effects, but it would so be worth it to be jitter free :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 26th, 2015 7:56pm (Jan 26th 2015)
     
    Fingers crossed they can get the seesaw right for you, Red! Good news that they're trying, isn't it? Glad you're feeling better.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 27th, 2015 2:52am (Jan 27th 2015)
     
    I'm hoping that they get the right combo of meds for you to start feeling better again, Red. I'm happy you found someone willing to try to help you.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 27th, 2015 7:12pm (Jan 27th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks CC, yes it's great that they're going to try something different. I really thought my only choice was switching to a med I didn't want to, so finding out we can try an alternative is great :bigsmile:

    Thank you Lynn! I'm really lucky to have found this new Dr, I know my old one wouldn't have offered this at all :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 28th, 2015 4:28pm (Jan 28th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: Kasper has a Ruffwear harness!! :drool:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2015 5:14pm (Jan 29th 2015)
     
    Does he like it?
    My best: Eric went to see the surgeon and was told there is no cancer to be seen/felt. His op was a year ago today.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2015 11:21pm (Jan 29th 2015)
     
    That's fantastic news CC! Hope LSE has recovered physically from the op and treatment, and that this news has given him peace of mind too. Xx
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 30th, 2015 6:21pm (Jan 30th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    CC that is FANTASTIC!! :woohoo: :yay_jump:

    Kasp's harness hasn't arrived yet, it got shipped today so it's not even going to arrive before Sunday - booo!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 30th, 2015 10:55pm (Jan 30th 2015)
     
    CC, That's the best news I've heard in a long time!!:yay_jump::woohoo::cheer:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 31st, 2015 7:04pm (Jan 31st 2015)
     
    Phew!:drinkparty:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2015 5:24pm (Feb 2nd 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: we're planning on a new addition to the family, just waiting for the previous owners to sort a date (and no, it's not another dog...two's enough!!)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2015 5:41pm (Feb 2nd 2015)
     
    I guess guinea pig ...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2015 6:01pm (Feb 2nd 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Good guess but it's not a piggle! The girls are happy as a group and adding another to the boys would probably cause a relationship breakdown (apparently three boars living together rarely works). It's gonna be a completely new experience for me, and I'm kinda jumping in at the deep end adopting one that hasn't had the best start, but...!

    It's a member of the parrot family, place your bets please! :bigsmile:

    *edited to add* We might be picking the featherball up tomorrow!! Not sure yet, previous owner has to check with someone else. They've been messing us about for a while, so...
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2015 3:50am (Feb 3rd 2015)
     
    A little Macaw like my Poe? LOL
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2015 1:30pm (Feb 3rd 2015)
     
    An albatross.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2015 6:20pm (Feb 3rd 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Not quite CC! And Lynn, your sweet Poe is part the reason that's made me miss having interactive birds :smile:

    Featherbutt's home!

    Omb, his old owners!!! They were selling him £50 with cage (I wouldn't even keep finches in the cage they had him in), and when we said we didn't want the cage they reduced him to £15. They said he'd come with a carrier so we didn't take a box...got there and they didn't want to give us the carrier as they could charge more for the cage with it?!? :mad:

    So we went round to what used to be our local pet shop, explained what had happened and asked for a carrier...and they gave us a box for free :smile:

    The new guy (we think it's a guy) is a Cockatiel. Not sure on age, but probably around 5 months. Bought for the young daughter, who lost interest so they got rid. He's never been out of his cage. He was named Bob (the builder?) but we changed his name to Topaz :bigsmile:

    Old owners said he was a Pied, he's not he's a Pearl, and simply stunning! :heartsabove:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2015 6:31pm (Feb 3rd 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh, they also didn't want to catch him and expected me to do it! I was like, ummm...dad managed it in the end :001_rolleyes:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2015 7:42pm (Feb 3rd 2015)
     
    Dammit - my bird guess would've been turkey vulture!!!!

    Dad's have so many uses don't they. Poor Topaz, why do people get pets and then not even attempt to take care of them properly. I can understand trying and failing, but not even trying ... Beggars belief. He'll be better off with you.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2015 8:02pm (Feb 3rd 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Turkey vulture, sounds interesting!! ;)

    The dad did seem better than the mother and child, he actually showed some regret. Still doesn't excuse the tiny cage though I guess.

    I hope Topaz settles in, he hasn't moved or made a peep so far!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2015 1:20am (Feb 4th 2015)
     
    Give him a few days, Red..he'll start making noise and never stop..LOL. When I got Poe, I had a little Cockatiel named Markie..she was my late husband's bird and I was never her favorite person. She could talk, but after Jerry died she never said another word..just screamed.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2015 11:43am (Feb 4th 2015)
     
    My Mum had a Minor bird. Very tame and sociable. He never copied my Father's voice and Mum was
    so glad, she wouldn't have been able to cope with that after he died.
    Minors sound exactly like the person they copy and no bird accent at all.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2015 1:21pm (Feb 4th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ah I think we saw a Minor bird in a pet shop the other day Ollie! I didn't realise they could become tame :smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2015 6:59pm (Feb 4th 2015)
     
    Mynah birds are great talkers, but I've never seen one you could trust not to bite.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2015 7:52pm (Feb 4th 2015)
     
    When I was a child the local pet shop had a mynah bird. It could hold a conversation and the school kids taught it to swear! I remember someone broke in and stole it. Everyone was upset. The police recovered it a few days later - the stupid thieves hadn't realised that it also knew its address and the fact it knew it had been stolen so kept shouting about it! Never met such a clever bird.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2015 11:47pm (Feb 4th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That's brilliant Kate! What a smart bird :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2015 10:23am (Feb 5th 2015)
     
    Yes, smarter than the kids that taught it to swear I suspect! :wink:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2015 4:47pm (Feb 5th 2015)
     
    Like the robbers who were startled to hear 'Jesus is watching you!' as they were burgling a house, only to find a parrot talking to them. 'Who are you?'they asked,
    'Methuselah the parrot, ' he said.
    'What sort of fools would call a parrot Methuselah?'
    'The same sort of fools that called their rottweiler Jesus...'
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2015 1:16pm (Feb 6th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    One of my posts got eaten by the internet monster, and I can't remember what it was...but I definitely replied to this thread :mouse:

    Oh well.

    today's best: had my blood test! The Nurse was so lovely, she used a Butterfly needle and tried so hard to be gentle, and it didn't hurt AT ALL, even with jitters going crazy! :bigsmile: She was talking about my tattoo and said she loved wordsearches, so we got her a card and a puzzle book as thanks :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2015 6:21pm (Feb 6th 2015)
     
    Brilliant, Red, I'm so pleased. When something goes well like that it's such a relief and puts your mind at rest for any future tests. And how nice to get her a pressie!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2015 7:00pm (Feb 6th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks CC :bigsmile: I was almost crying afterwards I was so relieved, I'd been dreading it for so long...and then I didn't even feel it!! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2015 9:12pm (Feb 6th 2015)
     
    I'm so pleased they did that - what a caring surgery they must be! And how lovely to get her a present, I'm sure she'll really appreciate a thoughtful gift.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2015 9:31pm (Feb 6th 2015)
     
    What great news, Red..I'm so glad it didn't hurt at all. So sweet of you to get her a present.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2015 12:49pm (Feb 7th 2015)
     
    Next appointment you make for a blood test book with that nurse by name.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2015 3:38pm (Feb 7th 2015)
     
    Seven went to a new home today! Not the original one - they didn't get in touch about th home visit- this was to an older lady, nice area, no other pets or kids. As long as the settling in period goes OK ( I have warned them about her aversion to litter trays!) it'll be a lovely home.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2015 6:08pm (Feb 7th 2015)
     
    What excellent news...I hope she'll be happy there. You must be relieved! (although not in a litter tray sort of way, obviously...)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2015 6:14pm (Feb 7th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That's awesome news Kate, fingers crossed :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2015 7:17pm (Feb 8th 2015)
     
    Thanks - I'll feel better in a month's time when she hasn't been returned!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2015 11:44pm (Feb 8th 2015)
     
    I'm hoping that she has found her forever home now.:045:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2015 7:36pm (Feb 9th 2015)
     
    Thanks Lynn, me too! x
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2015 6:06pm (Feb 10th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: seeing some friends from Yorkshire next week, hopefully twice! Haven't seen them since summer so it should be great fun :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2015 6:22pm (Feb 15th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: I'm off the med that causes my arm / leg movements!

    I've only been off it a few days, and it can take a couple of weeks until they stop, but I'm so excited!! They doubled my other med, which has left me sleeping 16 hours a day, but hopefully my body will adjust in time :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2015 9:11pm (Feb 15th 2015)
     
    That's good news! I hope it all settles down now and the tremours stop soon x
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2015 3:34pm (Feb 16th 2015)
     
    Yes, let's hope you're free of the jitters soon, Red.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2015 4:07pm (Feb 16th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you very much you two! :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2015 10:26pm (Feb 16th 2015)
     
    I hope the jitters go away very soon, Red. I'm glad they took you off that med that was giving you all that trouble.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2015 10:59pm (Feb 16th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you Lynn :heart:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2015 6:28pm (Feb 17th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: we were in TK Maxx today and found two storage bins to keep dog food in. I've been looking for one for ages, so checked the price and the smaller one was £17!
    :gasp:

    Lyle took the much larger one to the check out as it didn't have a price on, and they sold it to us for £12!!! :bigsmile:

    It's lovely looking and holds about 7 / 8kg of kibble = awesome!
      barrel.jpg
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2015 3:47pm (Feb 18th 2015)
     
    That's posh! And what a bargain!! I NEVER find anything good in TK Maxxx...they see me coming and hide it. :(
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2015 5:54pm (Feb 18th 2015)
     
    Me too CC, I have no luck in any of the bargain shops.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2015 8:02pm (Feb 18th 2015) edited
     
    I love the dog food tin you found..I never find bargains when I go shopping. :(
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2015 5:18pm (Feb 19th 2015)
     
    My friend picks up genuine Van Goghs and Louboutins for threepence in TK Maxx and tells me 'You must go!' and...nuffin. :face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2015 7:19pm (Feb 20th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Sometimes we get really lucky in TK Maxx, then there's weeks where there's no decent dog things or they're all really expensive...

    bests: had an awesome day on Wednesday with one of our friends, then had a great day today with the other! Plus we saw an adorable Toy Poodle puppy, he was called Duke and was so, so small!! He was really friendly and loved nibbling Lyle's beard!!! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2015 7:28pm (Mar 1st 2015)
     
    My niece has announced her engagement. And we have made a pact - if I play the organ, I don't have to wear a frock to the wedding. Result!:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2015 11:53pm (Mar 1st 2015)
     
    LOL! Going naked then CC?!

    Congratulations to your niece - when's the big day?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2015 2:24pm (Mar 2nd 2015)
     
    Local paper head line "Nude on the organ":shocked:

    You should get plenty of bookings. :_photos:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2015 3:43pm (Mar 2nd 2015)
     
    No, Ollie - I'd get lots of cancellations! :rolling:

    Dunno yet, Kate - I just got sent the pic of the ring (she's taunting me as I've given up my rings for Lent) with the cation 'I'm Engaged!' I resisted toilet analogies and made the frock deal before I could be forced to wear one (last time was 28 years and 3 days ago - and I had to get married...).
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2015 8:33pm (Mar 2nd 2015) edited
     
    Congratulations to your niece, CC. I'm glad you could make a deal with her that you didn't have to wear a dress...my daughter wouldn't go for any deal at all and I had to wear a stinking dress to her wedding. (I wore a very dark gray..looked more black than gray):face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2015 8:56pm (Mar 2nd 2015)
     
    I'd rather my guests were happy and comfortable! As a January bride all you could see of my guests was overcoats!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2015 6:15pm (Mar 3rd 2015)
     
    We got wed at the beginning of February in the hope that the rellys would get snowed in. The sun was beating down...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2015 9:30pm (Mar 3rd 2015)
     
    Ha ha!! Typical - can't count on the British weather!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2015 8:16pm (Mar 4th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chickenNo, Ollie - I'd get lots of cancellations!


    :rolling:

    best: I think we have the perfect partner for Cleo...really hoping it all works out :smile: The pet shop even said that if the bonding didn't work out they would take Kali back...but I might be a lot in love with her already! ;)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2015 5:06am (Mar 7th 2015)
     
    I really can't see you taking Kali back to the pet shop either, Red..:lol:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2015 8:10pm (Mar 8th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :rolling: It's like when we 'fostered' Zoey all over again...!!

    best: had a visit from my parents and Grandma & Grandad today. Haven't seen any of them since before Christmas so it was awesome and my Grandparents brought up our Christmas gifts, which is a huge run for the piggles / Iden to play in. We might even intro Cleo and Kali in there if it's still neutral territory in a week and a half's time.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2015 10:22pm (Mar 8th 2015)
     
    You know you're obsessed with pets when your Christmas presents from the family are for them! I bet it's exactly what you want too! :wink:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2015 10:31pm (Mar 8th 2015)
     
    Caitlyn passed her level 9 ice skating today - only one level to go on the 'learn to skate' sessions. Don't know what we'll do then as the next step is bronze, silver and gold which is done in the week, but I don't think we could get her over here in time for the lessons and then back to her mom for bedtime. We'll cross that bridge when we reach it!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2015 3:00pm (Mar 9th 2015)
     
    Blimey, clever girl - I couldn't even stand unaided when I had a go at skating!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2015 6:44pm (Mar 9th 2015)
     
    Like CC, I had to have someone to hold onto when I tried ice skating..never could manage it.:face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2015 10:37pm (Mar 10th 2015)
     
    It's in her blood - her dad is great on hockey skates, as is his dad (my hubby). I've skated since I was 15 too, but I'm very proud of our little 7yr old and how well she's done.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2015 2:11am (Mar 12th 2015)
     
    You have a right to be proud of your Caitlyn, Kate..that's really wonderful that she is doing so great with her skating.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 20th, 2015 2:35pm (Mar 20th 2015)
     
    The last few days have been very pleasing.
    I seemed to have a bug in my kitchen that had zapped the oven, two microwaves, the center light and a three plug socket.
    Found lovely electricians who fixed stuff over a very short time, even repairing the oven door that was very loose.
    It has restored my love of folks that was getting sorely tried. eg., the refuse dept that want me to put my different kinds of rubbish into appropriate bags and store them until popping the bags into their bins on the day of collection. So where does one hygienically keep bags before fortnightly collection?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 20th, 2015 7:43pm (Mar 20th 2015)
     
    Ollie they want us to do the same kind of thing over here..or at least the people who have garbage bins. We have a big dumpster, so we don't have to sort things out. It's a big pain to have to do that and find someplace to keep the bags till garbage day that won't attract rats and other critters into the neighborhood.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2015 8:42pm (Mar 21st 2015)
     
    Spent time last week at rehoming with a lovely couple. She'd never had a cat before so wasn't sure about whether she'd get on with one and what to go for. He'd grown up with cats. I introduced them to several, chatted about their situation etc. They went away to think about it, and then phoned to reserve the one they'd fell in love with, only to find out it had been reserved by someone else just minutes before. They went in again on Sunday, and then came in today. I spent more time with them and showed them 3 lovely friendly cats, one of which they chose. They chose a beautiful black female which they came back to collect an hour later. They brought me a bottle of wine to say thank you! My first gift in 4 years! (To be honest, the biggest gift is seeing people choosing and homing lovely cats, and the cats leaving the centre with their new owners, but it was such a lovely thought and very kind of them!)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2015 10:31pm (Mar 21st 2015)
     
    That was so lovely Kate. You will remember that couple for a very long time. Just as I can remember the couple who gave me, as their midwife, a bottle of their home-made wine. I still have it, thirty years after, label rather faded but so precious to me.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd, 2015 1:44pm (Mar 22nd 2015)
     
    Lovely stories, Ollie & Kate - glad you got your leccy sorted, Ollie. Re the bins, we made them stick to our original arrangement of bags. We pointed out that we had a fire for rubbish and chickens,kites, foxes and badgers for food waste. We also said the poor bin man would have to walk 300 yds to our house, collect the bin, take it 300 yds to the lorry, empty it, bring it back 300 yds then walk 300 yds back to his lorry.
    I'm so glad you matched the cat to the owners, Kate - it must be like being a matchmaker! It's good they took a black cat too - aren't they hardest to home?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd, 2015 6:22pm (Mar 23rd 2015)
     
    Kate, that's wonderful news that the people chose a black kitty, so few people want them..I've always loved black kitties myself, I've had 4 that were so very dear to me, like my Chelsea.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 24th, 2015 11:36pm (Mar 24th 2015)
     
    Yes, for some reason black cats are the hardest, but they are so stunning - their green or yellow eyes against that sleek black fur. Black & white can be hard too just because there are so many of them in comparison to other colours. To be honest, once I got them to stroke her she sold herself and was just irresistible. I've only ever had one black cat - he was a long-hair but again, very handsome.

    Well done on getting to keep your bags instead of bins CC - good to see common sense prevailed!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 25th, 2015 2:49am (Mar 25th 2015)
     
    I suppose I was colour prejudiced in that I definitely wanted a tortie again, but I'd never turn a cat away because of its colour alone if one turned up.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 26th, 2015 8:06pm (Mar 26th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    best: two wonderful walks with the dogs today...my legs are so tired now though, I'm not getting off the couch for the rest of the night! :tooth:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2015 6:26pm (Mar 27th 2015)
     
    If you did two long walks, I don't blame you for staying on the couch..I would too. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2015 6:39pm (Mar 27th 2015)
     
    And me! wEll, I'd get up for a bottle of wine and a bag of Maltesers...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2015 10:43pm (Apr 3rd 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha! Today's best: yesterday was a great day for everyone :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 4th, 2015 7:43pm (Apr 4th 2015)
     
    Went to a wedding on Thursday - one of the girls I work with. It was really lovely! The venue was great, she had done a fabulous job or organising it, and we had a really good time. Her dress was fabulous.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 4th, 2015 7:46pm (Apr 4th 2015)
     
    Oh, and my shrug and bag looked fab with my dress. Then one of the evening guests arrived in the same dress! :fierce: My mate said I looked better in it (she would say that, but I must admit I thought so too!) :thumbup:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 4th, 2015 10:50pm (Apr 4th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Glad you had a nice time at the wedding Kate :)

    best: the stars! The stars are so bright around here at night, I could stare at them for hours. The full moon was blinding tonight too. We walked Zoey along a long path with no lighting at all and we could see just fine.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2015 3:54pm (Apr 5th 2015)
     
    At least you were there first, Kate! We need a pic of The Shrug (with you in it) you know!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2015 6:29pm (Apr 6th 2015)
     
    I tried to post a pic of it but the file size was too big so I need to remember how to shrink it and try again!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2015 8:36pm (Apr 6th 2015)
     
    I'd love to see your dress and shrug too, Kate.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2015 8:16pm (Apr 7th 2015) edited
     
    :face-angel:I don't really like putting photos of 'me' on the net, so I'll probably delete it at a later point!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2015 8:20pm (Apr 7th 2015)
     
    Can't get it to sit right way up!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2015 4:03am (Apr 8th 2015)
     
    It's a very nice looking outfit, Kate..you did a great job putting it together. You look beautiful!!:clap: