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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 10:20pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ah, perfect!! The first few moments Kasper looks terrified when dogs he doesn't know play rough with him, then all of a sudden he's running along after them and throwing himself on top of them...it's the best watching him play :smile:

    It's hard to know which dogs are going to be aggressive...I wish owners of truly aggressive dogs would keep muzzles on them. That way they could still be let off-lead but they wouldn't be able to do any damage, it's just a lot more responsible...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 10:22pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Right we are off back home now Lee, so I will say goodnight! It's been awesome chatting to you :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 10:24pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    Same for me red thanks for the chat :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd, 2011 8:07pm (Oct 2nd 2011)
     
    I remember seeing a dog training programme (can't remember which one though) where the dog was afraid of strangers so they would go in, sit down, never look at the dog but just talk to the owners normally, but every now and then hold their hand out with a treat in it. Within a short time the dog had relaxed and wasn't bothered about the visitor at all. Is that what you do with Kasper?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd, 2011 11:56am (Oct 3rd 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yeah that's exactly the same, only we've added in the command "look at me" (which Kasp already knows) if he's really scared of the man, then we can reward him and give him calming signals whilst he's looking at us.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd, 2011 5:39pm (Oct 3rd 2011)
     
    He sounds so intelligent, Red!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 5th, 2011 9:33am (Oct 5th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh he is CC, too clever! When we get our second dog I doubt it'll be as intelligent or sensitive as Kasper; it'll be a completely different learning curve!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 5th, 2011 10:10am (Oct 5th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Not a photo but a video! These are the adorably baby ferrets from Jen's pet shop, and the slightly nutty one that enjoyed having it's head stuck inside a toilet roll tube :rolling:

    http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/ii264/Red_Jellybean/?action=view¤t=VID00008-20110809-1551.mp4
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 6th, 2011 7:39am (Oct 6th 2011)
     
    I was looking into keeping ferrets before i had my chickens they are great creatures but i thought long and hard and decided i could not get past the smell they give off.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 6th, 2011 4:23pm (Oct 6th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Me and my dad tried to persuade my mum to let us keep ferrets for years but she always said no. They're fab though. I played ferret bowling as a very small child in the pet shop that used to be in Thornton. The owner got the ferrets out and they ran to you to be rolled in a ball and propelled across the shop floor, it was great! :smile:

    One time at a garden centre my dad opened the cage that had young ferrets in (because he is irresponsible :P ) and one of them escaped. As he picked that up and opened the door to put it back in, the second shot out!! This carried on for about five minutes and I was laughing too hard to help, so in the end my dad had to enroll a young boy who was watching to help him! He held both ferrets in his hands, plonked them in and then the kid slammed the door shut...it was very funny :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 8th, 2011 11:14am (Oct 8th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    These are our honey cookies...we changed the design slightly (these are the same as the iced ones above) :)

    They're two cookies with icing in between (not made with icing sugar), sort of like Jammy Dodgers!
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 8th, 2011 6:36pm (Oct 8th 2011)
     
    Very nice red!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 9th, 2011 7:11pm (Oct 9th 2011)
     
    OOh they look real tasty.
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeOct 9th, 2011 10:39pm (Oct 9th 2011)
     
    I looked at these and thought, mmm coffee and biscuits then read backwards to find they're for dogs, they look great and so does your website, if I still had my dog Teddy would definitely have been a customer :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 9th, 2011 10:39pm (Oct 9th 2011)
     
    They look great Red! But ... if the icing isn't made with icing sugar, what is it made with?!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 10th, 2011 11:36am (Oct 10th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks everyone! :bigsmile: Kate, icing sugar isn't dog-friendly so our main ingredient is low-fat cheese, healthy and dog safe!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 11th, 2011 11:50pm (Oct 11th 2011)
     
    Oh I see! To be honest, I hadn't even realised they were doggie biscuits - they look like human ones!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 12th, 2011 7:57pm (Oct 12th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha thanks Kate! :)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 13th, 2011 9:10pm (Oct 13th 2011)
     
    Do you know I saw some last night in Asda for humans that looked just like them...... cept they had red jam or icing !!! I did have to smile to myself when I saw them.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 14th, 2011 4:04pm (Oct 14th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    No way! Really?!? Haha, how funny is that! They copied our idea!!! :P
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 14th, 2011 6:58pm (Oct 14th 2011)
     
    Ha ha I will have a look and find out what they are called next time I am in there.
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2011 4:14pm (Oct 15th 2011) edited
     
    Red, have you set up a Facebook page for your dog treats business, if you do we could all "like it" and the word would spread via other avenues, I did it for my wife's lingerie and costume business and it was amazing how quickly more and more people knew about it.



    Football chicken

    On the subject of treats I found these cat treat balls in the pound shop the other day (a pack of 4) they have a little hole in them for treats to fall our of, it took Amber about 10 minutes to work it out and now she spends half her time pushing coloured balls around the garden, during the day I only put layers pellets in there so it would be easier for her to go to the feeder, but she seems to be enjoying it :-)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2011 4:44pm (Oct 15th 2011)
     
    What a good idea Mac, and how typical I threw away a cat treat ball the other week as the cats were too lazy to bother with it. Hens are more intellegent than given credit for and do love to learn and do little tasks. Mine sit under the kitchen window at five every night waiting for the microwave to ping as they know their evening treat of sweet corn will be thawed and just nicely warmed. They set up a right clamour if they don't get is with in a few minutes !!!!
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2011 7:44pm (Oct 15th 2011) edited
     
    It's amazing how they know what time it is, when I get home from work mine come and say hello and then gather around the plastic garden chest knowing I'll be going in there for their evening treats of meal worm or corn.

    With the treat balls I'm thinking about putting all 4 out and filling one with meal worms to see if they remember which colour contains the tasty treats ......
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2011 7:54pm (Oct 15th 2011)
     
    Nice one Mac i will be giving this one a try myself !!!!!!! :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2011 8:55pm (Oct 15th 2011)
     
    It's well worth it for a quid, they really seem to enjoy them ( except Polly who just waits for someone else to knock the ball then steals the food) if you have any trouble finding the balls let me know, I'll gladly get some and post them on.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2011 9:13pm (Oct 15th 2011)
     
    Mac what a wonderful idea about the treat balls..I'll have to give these a try for all my chickens too. :thumbup:
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2011 9:46pm (Oct 15th 2011)
     
    Lynn, it really has amazed me how quickly the girls have worked it out, and how much stimulation they seem to get from it, I am still really new to chicken keeping so had no idea they were clever, I'll be trying find more little puzzles for them now :-)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 12:09pm (Oct 16th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I saw this program where University students were doing experiments to test chickens' intelligence. They had a tray split into sections underneath a sheet of A4 paper, and on the A4 paper were different shapes (stars, circles etc). They hid corn under one of the shapes and recorded how long it took the chickens to work out that the treats were under one shape.

    After that they put better treats (meal worms) under another shape, and the chickens went for that shape first before going for the shape with the corn behind it. They then put those chickens in a group of chickens that hadn't been part of the experiments, and they taught the others where the treats were! They also swapped the treats around and the chickens quickly realised where the goodies were.

    Chickens are smarter than people think :smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 6:12pm (Oct 16th 2011)
     
    The girls were basking in a sun spot this morning and their feathers were a gleaming shiney bottle green.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 6:42pm (Oct 16th 2011)
     
    Posted By: RedChickens are smarter than people think


    They sure are, Red...and some are more intelligent than others, I have a couple little hens that are always first to try new things.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 7:52pm (Oct 16th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Some non-dog-related photos from today's walk...I love the sky when it's just getting dark :)
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 8:23pm (Oct 16th 2011)
     
    Lovely Red they look real moody
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 8:27pm (Oct 16th 2011)
     
    I love the pictures Red..I love Sunrise and Sunsets. It's hard to see around this place..too many tall trees.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 8:32pm (Oct 16th 2011)
     
    It would be lovely to see some pictures from your area Lynn.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 8:39pm (Oct 16th 2011)
     
    I need to get a new camera, before I can take any pictures that would turn out right. By the time the one I have now takes the picture, the subject of the picture has moved away. It's shutter speed is WAY too slow.:face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 9:37pm (Oct 16th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That's the same with my camera Lynn...that and it's terrible in dim lighting.Hencam has been down for me since posting the last photos so I didn't get to post the rest - it was probably telling me I'd already posted too many! - I'll try get them up anyway :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 11:05pm (Oct 16th 2011)
     
    It was great to hear how intelligent your girls are Mac - not having chickens myself its always nice to read such positive things about them. My colleague's mom has 3 pet hens that know when she's baked a cake and will keep clucking around until they get a slice to share!
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2011 12:09am (Oct 17th 2011) edited
     
    I've not tried mine with cake yet but Tomas dropped a marshmallow today and a rugby match ensued, it was quite funny watching them take it from one another and then run for an apparently ever moving goal...

    Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    Button got man of the match
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2011 9:41am (Oct 17th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ha, that's a great photo! I love it when they chase each other for treats. Ours used to do it with slugs, which usually resulted in giblets flying everywhere :ack2:

    Here are the extras that wouldn't go up yesterday. I like the last one but it'd be even better if I had all the tree silhouetted against the sky.
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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2011 7:05pm (Oct 17th 2011)
     
    Beautiful pictures, Red!!!!!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2011 7:08pm (Oct 17th 2011)
     
    Mac, I loved the story of the rugby match, your little Button is "Miss personality"..cute photo of her.:rollonfloorlaughing:
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeOct 18th, 2011 7:26pm (Oct 18th 2011)
     
    I'm loving your photo's Red, I've got a real thing for sunsets and sun rise, when we go on holiday I often get up extra early one morning and take loads of photos in the hope of getting one good sunrise.

    Lynn, your not wrong about Button, even the other girls seem to look at her as if to say "oh, there she goes again"
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeOct 18th, 2011 11:50pm (Oct 18th 2011)
     
    great pics Red you have captured the atmosphere so well.

    Mac love your hen story, I dont have hens but love them heaps so enjoy all their adventures on hencam.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 19th, 2011 9:54am (Oct 19th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks everybody ^__^ I love sunset and sunrise too Mac :)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 19th, 2011 7:11pm (Oct 19th 2011)
     
    Lovely picture of Button Mac, she sounds a right little character and just like my Baby Blue, must be something to do with the beak trim. I love it when they have a game of rugby as well, I haver noticed that they seem to have the odd rule and the one with the tidbit will wait for the others to make up a scrum n0ow and then.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2011 10:08am (Oct 21st 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I don't know if anybody else saw the story about the 1 year old dog who fell 120 foot off the cliff face whilst chasing a deer? He was miraculously unharmed but was only discovered six hours later as his owner didn't realise what had happened!

    Anyway, my dad sent the article to me with a message saying "it's not just Kasper!" (insinuating that there is another dog out there as idiotic as ours :P )

    Anyway, the really funny thing is that the dog was even the same cross as Kasper, Springer cross Collie!! :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2011 4:58pm (Oct 21st 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We went to Keelham Farm Shop again today to buy my mum's birthday presents. We really wanted to buy her some of the awesome goodies they have there, but couldn't get them straight away as because they're freshly made they go off very quickly. Along with some other treats we chose four really awesome cupcakes. They look really cute, and have edible glitter sprinkled on some of them!

    I also got the last of my birthday presents from Lyle at the same time: 3 fruits / vegetables that I wouldn't normally buy! It was really fun choosing them - here's what we ended up with! (I'm still not sure what they are :laugh: )

    There's a small thing that looks like a pumpkin but isn't, some sort of weird cauliflower (I think), and what may or may not be fennel! Can anybody help?! :P
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2011 5:41pm (Oct 21st 2011) edited
     
    How can anyone not realise their animal is lost FOR SIX HOURS???? Plank.:_oh_really:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2011 6:02pm (Oct 21st 2011)
     
    Red I had one of those cauliflowers last weekend they are awesome!!!!! i loved it Sara bought it for me as she no,s i like weird things and would be interested in trying it,they remind me of little Christmas trees !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2011 8:03pm (Oct 21st 2011)
     
    What a lovely idea to try new tastes as your birthday treats. The pumpkin thingie is a yellow squash and the cauliflower is a romanesque broccoli. We love both. I grew the romanesque in my veg garden last year they did real well. I set them again this year but they were very poor, which was a shame as they can be expensive. Oh and the other one is fennel.... something I dont care for. You will enjoy trying them, let us know how you got on with them.
    I think Lee is starting to get the Christmas spirit !!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2011 9:56pm (Oct 21st 2011)
     
    I grow the other kind of fennel. its very beautiful and ornamental.
    It doesn't have the bulbous root. The seeds are lovely to nibble - great for indigestion, and I like the fronds in my salad.
    A very aniseed taste.
    I'm into absinth too, quite similar.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd, 2011 5:35am (Oct 22nd 2011)
     
    yum yum and yum!:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd, 2011 7:53am (Oct 22nd 2011) edited
     
    I love the taste of aniseed:drool5:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd, 2011 7:57am (Oct 22nd 2011)
     
    Posted By: nanny northI think Lee is starting to get the Christmas spirit !!!


    Well most years all i do is moan and groan about it all !!!! But hay!! not this year i will embrace Christmas for what it is really about!!! so bring on Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd, 2011 10:13am (Oct 22nd 2011)
     
    Lee, what has changed you attitude to Christmas?
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd, 2011 3:07pm (Oct 22nd 2011)
     
    Well I think ollie you reach different times in your life when you change the way you feel about certain things.So along with all the presents and food we do we tend to forget the real reason for Christmas well i do anyway.

    :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd, 2011 6:36pm (Oct 22nd 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Lee that's weird that we both got the same odd veg! It was really nice, sort of like a cross between cauliflower and broccoli! We haven't tried the squash (thank for the ID NN :bigsmile: ) or the fennel yet.

    I'm not such a big fan of Christmas. But this year I'm excited because me and Lyle will be spending it together, and we have a dog which will make it a *lot* more fun - and demanding! Can you imagine trying to introduce Kasper to a Christmas tree?!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd, 2011 8:40pm (Oct 22nd 2011)
     
    Posted By: RedCan you imagine trying to introduce Kasper to a Christmas tree?!


    Let's just hope he doesn't think you're giving him an indoor outhouse.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd, 2011 11:15pm (Oct 22nd 2011) edited
     
    Posted By: chief chickenHow can anyone not realise their animal is lost FOR SIX HOURS???? Plank.


    It says in the text that the owner thought the dog was lost in the park, and was still searching for it 6 hours later. So they realised it was lost, just not where it was lost! Glad it was unharmed - lucky dog!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd, 2011 10:00pm (Oct 23rd 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That would be a nightmare lynn! :O
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 24th, 2011 5:50pm (Oct 24th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We've sent out online and offline orders this week and have sorted the packaging for both - they have to be different as our offline packaging doesn't fit through letter boxes! The 'cracker' one (for internet orders) uses less cellophane but a lot more ribbon, and the normal one uses more cellophane but less ribbon so they probably work out similar price-wise.

    We gave Chip some more treats recently as well, and my nana said that he turned down a ginger biscuit in favour of more of our treats - that's gotta be a good sign!! :tooth:
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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 24th, 2011 7:12pm (Oct 24th 2011)
     
    Posted By: RedThat would be a nightmare lynn!


    Take my word for it...it WAS! I shall never forget my Toy Fox Terrier's first Christmas...he thought that if the cat's had a litter box, that we had indeed given him his own indoor outhouse...it was NOT a pretty picture.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 24th, 2011 10:44pm (Oct 24th 2011)
     
    They look great Red! How long do they keep for? I want to order some as Christmas presents (for dogs of course!) but need to time it right obviously!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 25th, 2011 8:27pm (Oct 25th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ahaha, well logical thinking! If the cat has one it's only fair the dog does too ;) :P

    Apparently, according to Kasper's previous owner, last year he was terrible with the tree and lay underneath it, on his back, and kicked his legs at the tree until it dropped a bauble. He then grabbed the bauble and ran around the room with it - sounds like we're going to have a fun time!

    Kate their shelf life is around 3 weeks from the date they were baked. We're buying a vacuum sealer to try and package them sealed (could be tricky but we'll give it a bash!) so that their shelf life would be years until they were opened! That way we could ship to other countries :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 25th, 2011 11:01pm (Oct 25th 2011)
     
    Sounds great Red! Keep us up to date on the vacuum packing experiments, and I'll hang on a while longer before I order then!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 26th, 2011 7:17am (Oct 26th 2011)
     
    Sounds like you're going to have a fun Christmas this year with Kasper, Red...you never know however..he could be just fine with it.

    Let me know when you think you have the vacuum packaging ready to go, Red. My dogs and I are waiting.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 26th, 2011 11:14am (Oct 26th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha Lynn, where there's a chance to cause mischief and be a nuisance our dog will take it :bigsmile:

    I'll keep you updated on the sealer Kate and Lynn!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 26th, 2011 4:01pm (Oct 26th 2011)
     
    You can put the tree up on a box/table or something, Red; he might not notice it so much then.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 26th, 2011 5:34pm (Oct 26th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ah CC, that is SUCH a good idea and we don't know why we didn't think of that - I guess we're just stupid :001_rolleyes:

    At least that way we can have a 'get down' or 'leave it' command which he will be more inclined to listen to :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 30th, 2011 7:35pm (Oct 30th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Random photos...the most amazing winter shoes - I got them the other day from the kid's section :tooth: I love them!!

    And the chicken plates my mum got us for my birthday :smile:
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeOct 30th, 2011 9:37pm (Oct 30th 2011)
     
    Nice boots Red but I can't see them going with my suit for work....
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 6:29am (Oct 31st 2011)
     
    Love the boots, Red..I'll bet they are warm.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 4:15pm (Oct 31st 2011)
     
    Look great with your ones e !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 4:31pm (Oct 31st 2011) edited
     
    Photo,s from the weekend out at Lancing clump and video as promised.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 4:46pm (Oct 31st 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ah Lee Dodger is LOVELY! The video is so cute, I love his red harness too! Does it have a middle strap that moves along, from side to side? If so we tried one of those but because Kasper's such a doofus he kept getting both legs in one leg hole so we had to swap to a fixed one :laugh:
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 4:53pm (Oct 31st 2011)
     
    Thank you Red we love him,it has a center bit but he has never had a problem with it although it is quite loose and you cannot adjust it that way.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 4:58pm (Oct 31st 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That's the problem we had, it not adjusting. It would work on 99% of dogs, it's just that Kasper likes to fling himself on the ground, roll about, and generally get in a bit of a state :rolling:

    He is obviously well-loved and I have to say he is the cutest Patterdale I have ever seen!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 5:10pm (Oct 31st 2011)
     
    Thank you Red :face-smile: :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 6:38pm (Oct 31st 2011)
     
    Lovely pictures and a great film thank you for sharing it with us Lee. He is a real little beauty and a wonderful addition to your already fantastic family
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      CommentAuthorBellmactom
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 8:45pm (Oct 31st 2011)
     
    Lee there are so many words I could use to describe Dodger but I'm going to go with Stunning, he's a gorgeous dog and obviously very contented, you and your family must be doing a fantastic job :-)
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 10:45pm (Oct 31st 2011)
     
    Thank you everyone for such lovely comments on our dodger the dog we love him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 11:18pm (Oct 31st 2011)
     
    I'm with everyone else - he is a fab little dog and you must all love him very much!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 11:22pm (Oct 31st 2011)
     
    Lee, I loved the video of your darling Dodger. He's a cute "Lap Dog" too. He looks like he is a very happy puppy.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeNov 1st, 2011 10:54am (Nov 1st 2011)
     
    Great pics Lee and love the first pic of him sprawled on your lap!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 1st, 2011 4:15pm (Nov 1st 2011) edited
     
    Coo, wot a stunner! Want...:heart:
    I have to say I misread your post, Lee, and thought you'd gone for a day out at Lancing dump. As a day out, that would have had some serious shortfalls...!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeNov 1st, 2011 5:20pm (Nov 1st 2011) edited
     
    I was working away at one of my garages today and this little fella rolled up very friendly.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 1st, 2011 11:15pm (Nov 1st 2011)
     
    He's very handsome Lee!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2011 8:50am (Nov 2nd 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ah, I love ginger cats - it's my weakness, they get past my cat defences!! :tooth:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2011 11:51am (Nov 2nd 2011)
     
    aww what a beauty Lee, such an intelligent face!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2011 3:31pm (Nov 2nd 2011)
     
    Posted By: RedAh, I love ginger cats - it's my weakness, they get past my cat defences!!


    Same for me Red !!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2011 5:05pm (Nov 2nd 2011)
     
    Post him to me, Lee!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2011 11:08pm (Nov 2nd 2011)
     
    This is the only close-up picture I have of Long Leg Jim. Have got some of him sunning himself on my bench, but he almost blends in with the colour of the bench and the fence behind it! Hope your fella found his way home Lee.
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    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd, 2011 10:06am (Nov 3rd 2011)
     
    HIya Long Leg Jim how are you buddy?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd, 2011 5:33pm (Nov 3rd 2011)
     
    OOo, he's seen a bit of life, hasn't he? Looks like he's had a few dust-ups in his day...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd, 2011 10:28pm (Nov 3rd 2011)
     
    He looks a lot healthier than this now! The photo was taken in the summer (remember the summer?!) and he was a little bit dirty and grubby. Now he is in fine fettle. His white fur is Daz white, and his nose has healed up completely! I don't know if feeding him regularly has helped - at least he doesn't have to fight for a meal now - or if someone has given him a home. His fur is lovely - very soft and thick. Lovely boy!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeNov 4th, 2011 7:04pm (Nov 4th 2011)
     
    OOOH he looks a handsome puss. How lucky he found you Kate as it sounds as if you have put him on the road to recovery so he is taking pride in himself again. You are a star:heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 4th, 2011 10:34pm (Nov 4th 2011)
     
    Thanks NN. I saw the kitten that was hiding in my engine a few months ago today. She is very pretty but terrified of humans. She follows her mom at a distance and her mom is still very protective. Its such a shame - I hope they don't end up pregnant this winter.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 6th, 2011 10:09am (Nov 6th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Some photos from Lyle's phone,

    1. The pumpkin we did at Halloween!
    2. Me holding my friend's gorgeous Syrian
    3. Kasper on the viaduct :smile:
    4 & 5. A walk at Haworth from the other week
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 8th, 2011 8:19pm (Nov 8th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Well, it's begun!

    I couldn't resist buying a doggie advent calender for Kasper today, I am just sooo exited about our first Christmas with him :bigsmile: They had quite a few with different pictures on the front, but I chose a Border Collie seeing as he's half BC!
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