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    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2013 2:48am (Feb 21st 2013)
     
    So sorry to hear about your tough time with Emmet but glad she cam thru her op and is back with you. It is so worrying when things are not right with our pets. I hope she recovers well and thank you for sharing with us Kate. sending big hugs your way. :hugging:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2013 4:53pm (Feb 21st 2013)
     
    Get well soon, Emmett! :flowers: :heart:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2013 5:12pm (Feb 22nd 2013)
     
    Get well soon Emmett we are all rooting for you. She has done amazingly well for an older cat Bless her. How are you now Kate? I hope you are not as stressed out as you were a day or two back I have been thinking of you all xxxxx
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2013 8:39pm (Feb 23rd 2013)
     
    They took the stitched-on bandage off yesterday and the wound is really good. Very neat and clean and she seems so much happier. My anxiety is a lot lower but I just can't seem to shake it off completely. I think that's just me though - my brain dumps it into my system and then it takes a couple of weeks to work it's way out again!!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2013 4:12am (Feb 24th 2013)
     
    Both of you have been through some trauma Kate. Be kind to yourself too, you both need to heal after an experience like that. Love and hugs to you both:hugging::heartsabove:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2013 3:24pm (Feb 24th 2013)
     
    You should BOTH have rescue remedy...Emmett is well and happy thanks to you - imagine if you hadn't taken her to the vet; you should be relieved and happy!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2013 11:42pm (Feb 24th 2013)
     
    Thanks everyone. Time is a great healer in more ways than one! xx
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2013 5:55pm (Feb 27th 2013) edited
     
    How's Emmett doing, Kate? And have you calmed down now...?:flowers:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2013 6:38pm (Feb 27th 2013)
     
    Yes, Kate how are the 2 of you doing now??
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2013 7:55pm (Feb 27th 2013)
     
    We're doing fine thanks! Emmett has become very clever at disappearing when she's got the collar off. We take it off so that she can eat easily, and she 'slips' away as soon as we take our eyes off her for a second. She's usually easy to find as she spends all her time in my son's bedroom, but yesterday she went and sat in one of the other bedrooms and we couldn't find her! Less than 2 days to go. Stitches out on Friday and hopefully can get rid of the collar too.

    And yes, I've calmed down too! You'd think at my age I'd have learned to be more relaxed!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2013 2:49pm (Feb 28th 2013)
     
    Excellent news! Fingers crossed for Friday...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2013 4:44pm (Feb 28th 2013)
     
    Will try to post some pics later but it's not as easy with an iPad!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2013 5:54pm (Feb 28th 2013)
     
    Yes I agree with CC and I have all fingers crossed for Friday Kate. I am glad you have all been doing well and I am so excited about seeing your pictures. Sorry I havent posted much of late but life is a bit difficult at the moment.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2013 8:24pm (Feb 28th 2013)
     
    Well, we're all here when you need us, Nn. Hope things pick up for you soon. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2013 1:29pm (Mar 1st 2013) edited
     
    I'm sorry to hear that NN. It's funny but I thought life would get easier as I got older but it seems the reverse is true. I hope things gt better soon. :heart:

    Here's a pic taken yesterday.

    You can see her bad leg too - her right - it bends at the wrist joint which is usually not really seen. She manages though. Off to the vet in a minute to get rid of those stitches and (hopefully!) collar.
      image.jpg
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2013 1:34pm (Mar 1st 2013) edited
     
    I should've posted these 2 first!

    First one is post-op with the padding stitched over her eye to protect it and reduce bruising, and the second is the day that was removed, 2 days after the op.
      image2.jpg
      image3.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2013 2:02pm (Mar 1st 2013)
     
    Oh Bless the dear little kittie she has such a beautiful face I can see why you have been so devestated I have just had a few tears for you both, she looks like a little bouquet of sweetness in her "celephane" collar and pretty ribbon. She will soon heal and every thing will look much better when the stitches come out and any swelling there goes down.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2013 2:04pm (Mar 1st 2013)
     
    Thank you for your kindness every thing will soon work out for the best and spring is almost here xxxxxxxx
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2013 8:39pm (Mar 1st 2013)
     
    Oh poor little Emmett, she's still a pretty kitty though.

    NN, I hope things start to get better very soon for you.:bighug:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2013 9:48pm (Mar 1st 2013)
     
    LOL! That's a lovely description of her NN! Stitches are out and she seems very happy about it!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2013 7:38pm (Mar 3rd 2013)
     
    Our Queen is poorly with a tummy bug.
    Someone didn’t wash their hands before shaking hers.
    They should have used hand gel.

    Now known as “Royal Jelly”.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2013 11:31pm (Mar 3rd 2013)
     
    LOL!!

    I thought the same thing Ollie, especially as she'd been visiting a hospital the day before! Then I noticed she was wearing gloves so it wasn't a hand wash thing, but I bet it was in the air and at her age she's t risk. Bet they cut out all the hospital visits (once she's discharged of course!)
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2013 8:07am (Mar 6th 2013)
     
    Hope Emmett contiues to heal nicely Kate the dear little girl.:heartsabove:

    Ha ha Ollie royal jelly i love it!!!!:biggrin:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2013 11:43am (Mar 6th 2013)
     
    How is she coping Kate? I have been thinking of you all.

    That is so funny Ollie you do make me chuckle xx
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2013 7:03pm (Mar 6th 2013)
     
    She is doing very well NN. We have to make an effort to get her attention, and we all forget and call her/make kiissy noises/bang the food bowl, but she is very special and back to her old self. My son says the wound is smooth and as if it was never there already! What a great vet.

    I was telling rehoming about the op and post-op bandage etc. they said their vet packs the socket with dissolving dressing then stitches the eye closed. Having seen the difference between how lovely Emmett's eye is and how awful some of the rehomers look I know which I think is better!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2013 2:33pm (Mar 9th 2013)
     
    So pleased to hear she is doing well Kate I have been thinking of you all xxxx
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2013 7:32pm (Mar 9th 2013)
     
    Thanks NN. Jenson is going to have to go the vet again, his toe still isn't healing and looks red under the fur (he won't let me touch it either). The vet will be rubbing his hands together at yet more income from me!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2013 5:43pm (Mar 10th 2013)
     
    Kate, I'm so glad that Emmett is doing well. Wonderful news! Your vet sounds like a treasure.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2013 3:48am (Mar 11th 2013)
     
    Ohh poor Jenson I bet that is painful for him.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2013 7:29am (Mar 11th 2013)
     
    Glad Emmett is on track Kate and hope Jenson's little toe heals up soon.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2013 8:18pm (Mar 11th 2013)
     
    His toe seemed a lot better this morning but I still took him the vet. She said it obviously still had some abscess there which has taken time to drain. Another antibiotic injection, keep on with painkillers, and if its no better this time next week to book him in to have it flushed. Lets hope that's not needed!

    I just realised that my 'icon' next to my posts is Emmett's eye - the one that was removed. :face-sad:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2013 5:02pm (Mar 12th 2013)
     
    Kate, I hope Jenson's toe will be all better by next week so he won't have to go back to the vet.
    I had the vet out here for the horses to get their shots for the year and have their teeth checked, yesterday. All of them checked out fine, except for Sissy who has an eye infection. I have to put medicine in her eye twice a day for the next week..this is going to be soooo much fun (NOT). :face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2013 6:43pm (Mar 12th 2013)
     
    I sympathise Lynn, it was hard enough to do it to a cat I can pin down, don't know how you'll manage!

    Jenson's toe looks a lot better today. I wish he'd let me give it a squeeze to get some of the pus out!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2013 3:17pm (Mar 13th 2013)
     
    Ow, that would be so painful for him, Kate; I have a scar down my nose where I did the same for Gingerbits... Hope he's feeling better soon. :heart:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2013 3:41pm (Mar 14th 2013)
     
    I was trying to put Sootz abed the other night and he decided to head for the stairs as he didnt want to go in the conservatory. Little begger made himself so heavy and then velcro-ed himself to the stair carpet. He almost snapped my back as he is heavy enough as it is. Seeings as back snapping didnt work he decided to velcro one paw to my hand leaving the others in the carpet. I had to get Grandad North to come and free me in the end, and you know what I am sure that cart was smirking.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2013 6:03pm (Mar 14th 2013)
     
    Posted By: nanny north Little begger made himself so heavy

    Ooo yes, how do they DO that? So true, Nn ; you mind out for your back!!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 16th, 2013 12:21am (Mar 16th 2013)
     
    Yes I agree, Koko can make himself heavy and he is already a solid boy. When he pounces on you in fun he packs quite a wallop. Yes watch the back NN several times I have been amazed I haven't hurt myself picking him up when flops.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 16th, 2013 6:09pm (Mar 16th 2013)
     
    Koko is Burmese isn't he? A new lady at work has one - Rodney. She chose him because her 12 year old dog had died and he was her baby. She wanted the same sort of relationship with a pet but didn't want another dog as it was too upsetting, so she investigated and a Burmese was recommended. She says he is such a lovely, loving boy and the perfect companion.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 20th, 2013 6:27am (Mar 20th 2013)
     
    Yes Koko is a Burmese Kate and they are very cheeky and clever, I am currently teaching him to 'sit' before I give him a treat and he is progressing beautifully. He is now 1 year and one month old.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 20th, 2013 7:57pm (Mar 20th 2013)
     
    I'll have to suggest to Julie at work that she tries something like that with her cat too. I didn't realise they were so clever!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2013 3:38pm (Mar 21st 2013)
     
    It is surprising what you can teach a cat the only trouble is they are so independant and will only do things if they want to... if they dont want to then tough they dont give a dam !!:face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2013 5:26pm (Mar 21st 2013)
     
    As the saying goes 'In Ancient Egypt cats were worshipped as gods. They have never forgotten this...'
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2013 8:32pm (Mar 21st 2013) edited
     
    I had to turn all my door handles the wrong way up as my burmese would swing on the handle to open it.
    They do seem to be more intelligent that the average cat.

    Saw a Utube today where a fox was obeying a "sit" command, also retreiving a ball for another throw.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 21st, 2013 9:36pm (Mar 21st 2013)
     
    yes Ollie very intelligent indeed. Our dear old Thomas could open door handles too and at his previous home he used to let the dogs out, the rabbit in cause mayhem letting himself out to race up the street to us before we adopted him, he he.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2013 7:57pm (Apr 18th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    rant: had the worst headache ever these last few days. Even some prescribed painkillers couldn't shake it off. Seems to be on its way out now, I hope...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 19th, 2013 6:12pm (Apr 19th 2013)
     
    Poor you. Have you seen a herbalist? Might help where conventional medicine fails...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 19th, 2013 10:08pm (Apr 19th 2013)
     
    Keep your hydration up too. Is it migraine?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 20th, 2013 3:46pm (Apr 20th 2013)
     
    Good point,Kate;my friend once got the most terrible headache which made her go to A&E; they made her drink and she was fine.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 1st, 2013 8:56pm (May 1st 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Sorry guys, missed these! Still don't have a clue what it was, I'm not sure if it was a migraine...usually with migraines I see little circles before it starts to hurt, but didn't get any warning with that!

    Posted By: chief chickenGood point,Kate;my friend once got the most terrible headache which made her go to A&E; they made her drink and she was fine.


    Yikes, nasty!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd, 2013 2:42am (May 2nd 2013)
     
    Red, I hope you head is feeling better now. My daughter gets terrible migraine headaches, but it's from her Dad's side of the family, I've thankfully never had one.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 4th, 2013 8:39pm (May 4th 2013)
     
    The other thing to consider is anaemia. Headaches can be completely random, but they can also be a symptom so if they persist go see your doc..
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 4th, 2013 8:58pm (May 4th 2013)
     
    Can I rant about how unfair life can be? Desmond was a lovely Tom cat that had been living as a stray. Big cheeks, big heart, big personality. Rescued from the street he was chosen by a lovely lady and her little girl. He had a sore on his back that just didn't want to heal so the vet wouldn't release him, so his adopter visited him regularly, every Saturday morning he looked forward to their visit.

    3 weeks ago he was found collapsed in his pen and rushed to the vet. A couple of days later the same happened but the vet didn't know why. Next day, a Sunday, he was again collapsed so was taken to the emergency vet who diagnosed diabetes. It took over a week to stabilise him and they were sure something else was going on. He returned to the centre and looked much brighter, though thinner and still not his old self. The league of friends agreed to pay the substantial vet bill.

    Today his pen was empty. It seems he had a fast growing pancreatic tumour which caused the diabetes so this sweet boy never made it to his new home with the family that loved him. I suppose it is good that he was loved and didn't die alone on the street, but if any cat deserved a happy ending he did. Rest in peace Desmond, you were loved by so many. xx
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 5th, 2013 12:01am (May 5th 2013)
     
    Kate, that is sooo sad, the poor little guy. RIP Desmond. At least he had love for a short time.:face-crying:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 5th, 2013 2:44pm (May 5th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    What a sad story Kate, RIP Desmond.

    rant: I am SICK of kids being either terrified of dogs but acting it out in a stupid way (huge flinching, screaming etc), rude with dogs (the little girl who yelled "BAD DOG, HORRIBLE NAUGHTY DOG" at Zoey springs to mind) or have never been told how to act around dogs...today's walk was horrible because of the stupid kids and their even stupider parents!

    One boy who was about 5 years old was racing up and down as close to Zoey as he could, making her jump to say hello and generally want to say hi...he did this FIVE times and his stupid mum, who was about 30ft behind, didn't say anything!! In the end I said something, started out with "Can you stop doing that please" and then got nicer as the kid looked stricken and obviously just didn't know what he was doing was stupid / wrong.

    Then there was the little girl who was riding her scooter as close to Zoey as possible, completely ignoring her dad's screams to stop, and when Zoey would turn to say hi would leap off the scooter so that it almost fell on Zoey!! And these parents did NOTHING!

    Ugh I am SO cross right now...! They are just lucky Zoey isn't fearful of kids otherwise lots would have been snapped at today!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 5th, 2013 4:16pm (May 5th 2013)
     
    We had a similar conversation at work last week. My friend is going camping and didn't know whether to take the dog cage with her. We said yes, maybe she should, because any altercation between dog and child is always considered to be the dog's fault, regardless of parent/child fault, so better to be safe thn sorry. If Caitlyn does the over-dramatic screaming thing I make sure I tell her off loud enough for the owner to hear, and then explain what she did wrong and what she should've done.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 5th, 2013 7:43pm (May 5th 2013)
     
    Yep, it's never the child or its stupid parent that gets put down when the kid provokes a dog into snapping...shame THEY aren't kept on leads.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 5th, 2013 8:49pm (May 5th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It's so irresponsible of the parents not to teach kids to behave properly around dogs (ie. no running, screaming, running to pet etc) because it could result in a bite.

    Honestly the little boy who was running around Zoey was doing it to make her jump up at him - that was his form of entertainment, and every time it happened he would laugh, sprint away, and repeat. He just didn't know better. But the fact the parent didn't stop him is disgusting!! How could she not see that not only was what he doing dangerous, but also really really annoying for us to deal with! We even kept turning around and looking at her, expecting her to stop her kid, and she didn't do jack.

    It's horrible that the dog's always at fault...
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMay 7th, 2013 1:18am (May 7th 2013)
     
    Kate that story about Desmond is sad indeed, the dear little chap, I ma just glad he was cared for at least for that short time.

    Red it's time parents took more responsibilty for their children in general showing them how to behave and not ignoring the inappropriate behaviour.
    I agree sometimes I think the kids should be on a lead - bring back those child harnesses I say,:face-devil-grin: then everyone would be safer as I don't know how often I see small children allowed to run off and almost get away onto the road before mum or dad grabs them. If a child is on a scooter/bike etc they should be taught road/courtesy rules first.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 7th, 2013 5:56pm (May 7th 2013)
     
    I was always on a harness when I was a brat and it probably saved my bacon more than once!
    Poor Desmond,Kate; but imagine those peoples' heartbreak if they'd got him home, grown to love him and then it had happened. Bless him. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2013 7:29pm (May 8th 2013)
     
    In a way I'm glad they didn't take him home as the vet bill was huge. They loved him - that was evident from their visits - but yes, not as bad as having him home then having to lose him so quickly. I think they will come and choose another cat when they're ready.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 11th, 2013 5:21pm (May 11th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    rant: Minnie, the dog we found straying and took to the vets that time, is straying again. In our garden this time. Really really annoyed at her owners, and we can't get her on lead and take her anywhere this time as a) it's a Saturday and b) there's nothing we can do with our dogs.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 11th, 2013 8:28pm (May 11th 2013)
     
    Call the dog catcher if your council has one. She's chipped so they'll return her, but you can make a point of telling them its the second time.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 11th, 2013 8:50pm (May 11th 2013)
     
    I'm going to put some good news here because it relates to my earlier rant!

    The lady that was going to have Desmond came in today ... to show her daughter their new cat! He is currently called Darwin but is being renamed Mr Cat. He is the double of the cat in Breakfast at Tiffany's, which the lady had been watching on the morning and decided she'd go to rehoming and see who was in. The deputy manager took her to see him and she fell in love. He's a big ginger boy with a fantastic personality. Needs a tooth removing but should be home with them before the end of the month.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 12th, 2013 12:25am (May 12th 2013)
     
    Kate, that is wonderful news, so happy they found another kitty to love!!!:yay_jump:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 12th, 2013 6:20pm (May 12th 2013)
     
    Oh that's such good news, Kate! I hope they'll love eachother! :heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2013 7:47pm (May 13th 2013)
     
    I'm sure they will. Good to see a happy ending!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 31st, 2013 1:13pm (Jul 31st 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    rant: people starting fires! Stop it!

    There are always fires where we walk Kasper and Zoey. One of them caught the dry ground on the moor and now a huge huge patch of the moor is charred and blackened - scary and sad.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 31st, 2013 7:09pm (Jul 31st 2013)
     
    They are idiots, I don't understand it either.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 1st, 2013 3:44pm (Aug 1st 2013)
     
    Maybe they are mentally ill, Red..wouldn't they have to be, to do something that crazy?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 1st, 2013 6:23pm (Aug 1st 2013)
     
    Pathetic knuckledraggers. I hope they get caught and put away.:tearhair::rant_red2::cursing::_oh_really:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd, 2013 12:00am (Aug 2nd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    See the annoying thing is, it's not even just idiotic scrotes starting the fires! The latest one in Hirst Wood was a family that were camping in there (illegally) and so had a camp fire going...people are just so stupid! If you want to start a fire do it in your back garden and not somewhere where dozens of people walk their dogs!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd, 2013 8:38pm (Aug 2nd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    today's rant: Just gone over on my bad ankle again...this time really badly, I thought I'd broken it at first. Had to abandon Lyle on the dog walk and limp my way home, worst of it is I've busted my knee in too and it was bleeding everywhere. Now my knee's stinging and my ankle is really painful...doh :(
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd, 2013 9:45pm (Aug 2nd 2013)
     
    Perhaps, when your ankle is a little better, it migh be worth doing some gentle physio on it. Google for some exercises.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd, 2013 5:45pm (Aug 3rd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That's probably a good idea, Kate. I'll have a gander on the internet :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd, 2013 7:23pm (Aug 3rd 2013)
     
    Meanwhile Dr Chief Chicken advises complete sofa rest with regular doses of chocolate washed down with an alcoholic beverage.:flowers: Get better soon.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd, 2013 11:16pm (Aug 3rd 2013)
     
    Ooo, I prefer CCs prescription!!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 4th, 2013 5:49am (Aug 4th 2013)
     
    I hope your poor ankle will get better fast, Red..sounds painful..I too like CC's prescription the best:face-smile: Although Kate's might really help.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 4th, 2013 3:38pm (Aug 4th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haahahaha I'm not sure alcohol will really help with my balance - although I'll let you know after tonight!! ;)

    As for the chocolate, my mum brought me some vegan chocolate cake today so I'm keeping up with that :smile:

    Thanks Lynn :smile: I can walk on it today so it seems the complete sofa rest yesterday did it some good...just hoping it'll be okay at laser quest tonight! I wouldn't have gone but we paid in advance and you can't get a refund, and it's the last time we'll be doing laser quest in Bradford...so I kind of had to go :P
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 4th, 2013 3:44pm (Aug 4th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    And here is my poor battered knee...the bruises are a beautiful colour :smile:
      knee.jpg
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 5th, 2013 6:27pm (Aug 5th 2013)
     
    OW! Looks horrible, Red. Or horrible & blue! Have you got any arnica - either pills or ointment? Makes it heal faster.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 6th, 2013 9:43pm (Aug 6th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We do have some...but they are amidst all the packing somewhere so I shall have to do without this time!! :smile:

    It doesn't hurt anymore though, although it does really upset Zoey and she keeps wanting to lick it better!!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 31st, 2013 11:35am (Aug 31st 2013)
     
    I had some paint mixed for colour at a big store.
    Now why can they only mix to a colour chart and not to my sample colour? I may as well buy it ready mixed off the shelf.

    Needless to say I found it was way off what I wanted - after it was on and dried - having been assured it would dry darker!

    So I have now bought my own base colours to mix, hopefully to a much nearer shade.
    This means I have spent a lot of money in paint but it is rather a (sentimental) special job.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 31st, 2013 2:52pm (Aug 31st 2013)
     
    What a pain, Ollie; I thought they could match ANY colour these days? Evidently not...:face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 31st, 2013 8:45pm (Aug 31st 2013)
     
    What/where are you painting Ollie? I really need to decorate but just can't find the time with the grandkids being here every weekend.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeSep 1st, 2013 11:55am (Sep 1st 2013)
     
    I'm painting the louvre doors on the bathroom vanity unit. Quite difficult as the carpet fitters got the cream carpet right underneath. Doors wont open enough to get at the hinge to unscrew, so I am in the middle of taking the whole front off. I seem to have found how dear deceased put it together.

    Ladies, just be sure you understand everything your partner works on so you can take over when the time comes....
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2013 2:45pm (Sep 3rd 2013)
     
    The school has been empty of people for six weeks. They start back tomorrow. I have had v. little work in August, but it's started to go mad now. So when did the music master ring to ask if I could tune the pianos...? This afternoon!:tearhair:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2013 6:57pm (Sep 3rd 2013)
     
    It's very selfish of you to expect him to open up in the holidays - he only gets 6 weeks off you know!
    :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2013 6:47am (Sep 4th 2013)
     
    Posted By: ollie in UKLadies, just be sure you understand everything your partner works on so you can take over when the time comes....


    Yes, that is good advice, Ollie...when my Jerry died, I had a lot of problems figuring out some of the things he did. I felt like one of the "mushroom people"..(you know, "keep me in the dark and feed me crap").
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2013 10:31am (Sep 4th 2013)
     
    Ron tried to be a perfectionist in his DIY workmanship, despite not having training. He was just good with his hands.
    I despair at the quality of workmanship I pay for now-a-days. Though it does make me appreciate Ron's standards so much more.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2013 5:16pm (Sep 4th 2013) edited
     
    Posted By: KatebIt's very selfish of you to expect him to open up in the holidays - he only gets 6 weeks off you know!

    But he knows I live in the middle of the school and that the caretaker lives nextdoor and would open the school for me at any time!:tearhair:

    I know what you mean, Ollie; I'm married to a retired builder and am grateful every day for him and his talents - especially when I hear friends' horror stories!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2013 6:43pm (Sep 4th 2013)
     
    It's one thing I won't have to worry about - my hubby is useless at DIY in any form, so I'm always at the mercy of handymen!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 19th, 2013 7:37pm (Sep 19th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    rant: GP appt this morning was terrible, I want my old GP back... :sad:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 19th, 2013 8:12pm (Sep 19th 2013)
     
    Oh no ... Is there another GP there you could see? Or another local practice?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 20th, 2013 4:17pm (Sep 20th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I'm definitely asking to see a different GP next time, although that feels a bit rude, but he was just useless!! A right shame after my last awesome GP...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 20th, 2013 5:17pm (Sep 20th 2013)
     
    I know, it's a pain. But worth the hassle of changing to get someone you like. It's not rude; we can';t be expected to get on with everybody, can we?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 20th, 2013 5:32pm (Sep 20th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That's true. And if I do it in the way of 'I'd like a female vet' he won't even know it's because I think he's inept :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 20th, 2013 7:02pm (Sep 20th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hahahaha I put vet by accident instead of GP...think I spend too much time around animals!! :jumping:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 20th, 2013 9:45pm (Sep 20th 2013)
     
    Vet is probably appropriate with some of the GPs I've met! You are allowed to ask to see a different GP. As CC said we can't get on with everyone!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd, 2013 11:18pm (Sep 23rd 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    rant: I hate the videos online of dogs looking guilty because whilst there owners are out they did something 'naughty'. The one with the fat lab is the worst...for anyone who hasn't seen them, the owner gets back and finds a ripped up dog bed or eaten packet of treats and proceeds to say "Did you do this?! Did you do it?? You bad dog! You bad dog, look at me!" etc etc.

    Everyone finds these videos hilarious because aww look how guilty the dog looks, aww he knows he's done wrong...no he doesn't! He's simply confused and terrified because you are cross at him, and his 'looking guilty' (not looking at the owner, blinking slowly, tail wag between legs, lip licking etc) is actually him offering you calming signals to try get you to calm down, then there's the cowering and pinned back ears...what makes it worse are all the comments that say "this guy is a good dog owner, look how obedient / guilty his dogs are". Ugh :rant:

    Count the calming signals, it's heartbreaking...


    I just had to get that out. I've been disliking all the videos on youtube but it's pointless to leave a comment as I'd just get jumped on, so I'll rant about it here instead...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd, 2013 11:53pm (Sep 23rd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    In contrast, this is what happens when I raise my voice to Kasper...this is the exact same thing, I'm even leaning over him! My voice is lowered and I sound angry...and yet he's still happy, alert and looking me in the eyes...if I'd filmed this when we first got him he would have been a wreck. I love my dog :smile: