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    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2012 5:06am (Feb 3rd 2012)
     
    ha ha Kate.:face-smile:
    I get it Red, of course you dont hate kitties, I am not a dog person and wouldn't own one but understand why people love them and I enjoy seeing their interactions with humans. I love all sorts of animals too, wish I could have one of many diferent sorts.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2012 5:56pm (Feb 3rd 2012) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: Kateb I just hope they can slowly climb up your list as you get to know them better!


    I know cats pretty well...as a kid there was Sailor and Gomez my Aunt's cats, when I was older I cat-sat for a few of my neighbours when they were on holiday (ask the sappy animal lover :smile: ), there's Nelly and the cats we cared for at Animal Care...I've known quite a few cats closely too, I'm just not a cat person...like CC with sprogs :P And there are animals that rank below them...wasps, fleas, tics hahaha :rolling:

    Posted By: Kateb cockroaches being above them!!!


    What's wrong with liking cockroaches more than cats?! Someone has to stick up for the underbugs!!! :rofl:

    Yes, it's like that TM...but the weird thing is I would like to have at least one cat some day. I don't feel I bond as well with cats as I do with a lot of other animals, and I don't find them as adorable or enthralling as most people do. But I would enjoy having one.

    There are loads of animals I'd love to 'try out' but I think our next may be fish again...I fancy some Shubunkins or White Cloud Minnows :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2012 11:15pm (Feb 3rd 2012)
     
    I don't understand people that say any animal is 'horrid' - they just don't know that animal. I would never have roaches, but I do understand why people find them fascinating. Maybe you should have a cat that's a bit more aloof and just sort of comes and goes as it pleases. Then you'd have the pleasure of some contact each day, but not dominated by it.

    When are you back there again?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2012 3:20pm (Feb 4th 2012) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I'm not sure. We were supposed to be going early next week but then found out I have an appt that day, so we're gonna try go towards the end of the week. It doesn't sound like this snow will be sticking around anyway, so... :P

    I prefer cats that are cuddly and demand fuss, as oppose to cats that hate you unless they choose to love you. I don't like cats picky nature myself, I prefer dogs that enjoy being with their owners as much as possible. That's not saying I want a mindless robot who only lives to please their owner, because I don't - and Kasper certainly isn't that hahaha!! :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2012 8:07pm (Feb 9th 2012) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Went to cat rescue today and it rained all day...fun seeing as the entire thing is outside!!! :rolling:

    Had an awesome time. The first thing that happened, as we were getting kitted up, was that the manager asked if we wanted to see some tiny kittens!!! Bundled into the tiny office and extracted kittens from carrier where mum was calmly sat, they were SOOO CUTE!!! They were 4 weeks old and aaaaah just lovely :smile:

    Saw a lot of my faves from last time...fell in love with Goliath, who stood on my lap and put his front paws on my shoulder like a hug! Butted my face and absolutely covered me in hair haha he was gorgeous. He climbed onto Lyle's shoulders and licked all Lyle's hair :rolling:

    Saw Rufus again who's another favourite...he climbed onto my lap and is so lovely. He did bite but that was because he thought I was trying to pick him up, which he doesn't like, but when he knew I wasn't going to the purring started again. I gave Rusty the stray lots more cuddles too. He doesn't like many people but is sooo loving to those he does. He winds figure of 8's around your hand so you stroke his head, and will stand statue still for ear strokes :smile:

    Saw three older kittens ranging from 4 - 6 months old, one was very playfull and cuddly. The other was friendly but shy, and the last was the feral we cleaned out last week who is terrified of people...then I sat with Tess who Lyle cleaned out last time. She's supposed to be not very friendly and has a skin condition due to stress, but she really likes Lyle. I went and sat in with her and she came straight onto my lap and we just sat together for over 30 minutes, her curled on my lap getting stroked, just watching the world go by. She seemed very calm, a very loving and gentle cat.

    There was another volunteer this week so we got to spend more time cuddling the cats as we didn't have to clean everyone out! I got a photo of nameless friendly kitten that I'll have to put up at some point too!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2012 6:36pm (Feb 10th 2012) edited
     
    Oooo, you cat-hater you! :tooth: Seems as though you have the touch with these poor animals, Red; lucky for the Rescue that you work there.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2012 9:38pm (Feb 10th 2012) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha nah they just feel my hatred and want to win me around :tooth: ;)

    Seriously though some of them are gorgeous, in personality if not looks. Oh, Romour and Gerald (G Man, Lyle's favourite) have both gone to new homes, too. The 6 month old kitten that was a feral most it's life, Muffin, is very afraid...it's my aim to build a relationship with him and for him to let me stroke him. He's very scared, and will only sniff me through the mesh at the moment, but he doesn't attack when I clean out his pen.

    This is Muffin when he was at his foster home, they did extensive socialisation with him but he's terrified of people still and needs a very patient family...the cat rescue is doing a special appeal for him

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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2012 11:14pm (Feb 10th 2012)
     
    Muffin is a polydactyl! Look at those lovely big front paws!!

    Its strange when your favourites go isn't it - at first you feel sad because they're not there for you to cuddle, but then you are glad because they are now settled in a lovely new home and not giving you a second thought! I think you must have an inner calmness that the cats pick up on. If you take your time (and I mean lots of time) with the feral you may get within touching distance and eventually be allowed contact. It'll be a great feeling when you do, but don't feel bad if you don't, ferals have very strong survival instincts which are hard to get past.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2012 11:32pm (Feb 10th 2012) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I'll never forget when my Buster boy left :cry: I absolutely adored him, he was my baby...same with Gypsy, the day she finds a home I will be so gutted. Realistically I'd love her to be there for another year or so just so I could have her, but they've pushed her a little too far and she can't live with other dogs anymore as she's "bossy" with them...I still think I could work it through with her.

    I think it's just because they use her to see if new dogs are aggressive, and it all got a bit too much with her. If dog after dog is stressed and aggressive with her, she's obviously not going to be as happy with them.

    Haha, Muffin has slightly deformed front paws...he approached me when I was on the other side of the mesh this time, which was already an improvement (admittedly it was because there was a kitten there, but he sniffed my fingers and didn't back away). I need to look up some cat body signals and threatening behaviour, to see what I can do to make him feel more relaxed.

    Nelly was a feral at first, but she was a lot younger so a lot easier to win around and adapt to new situations.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2012 11:04pm (Feb 12th 2012) edited
     
    Does having an extra toe count as deformed? I suppose it does - makes them look darn cute when they're standing around though!

    Cats are pretty obvious with a lot of their signals (unless they're a psycho cat and their signals are completely messed up!) Watch their eyes - it really is the window to their soul. And their tail - starting to wag, watch out! Some cats will 'nip' when they get excited but don't mean to hurt. Also, just because they roll over and offer their tummy doesn't mean the outcome will be good for your hands if you go for it!!! Very slowly does it with a nervous cat. Some ferals never come around to human contact, but can tolerate humans as they realise they will supply food and maybe warmth.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2012 11:38pm (Feb 12th 2012)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    From what I've read most the tips for dogs are the same for cats...approach from the side or in an arc, avoid eye contact, let them come to you etc. Which is odd because I wouldn't have thought the arc / eye contact applied to cats for some reason...

    Posted By: KatebSome cats will 'nip' when they get excited but don't mean to hurt.


    Dusty :001_rolleyes:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2012 10:48pm (Feb 13th 2012)
     
    Staring at a cat is aggressive - either no eye contact or slow blinking is said to relax them (doesn't work on my cats!) Another tip is to go for the chin rather than the head as some cats find that too dominant. However, going for the chin gives them easy access to your fleshy hand with their nice sharp teeth ... !!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2012 11:06am (Feb 14th 2012)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    ^ ^ ^ All the same for dogs, although dogs are less inclined to bite!! :tongue:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2012 8:10pm (Feb 20th 2012) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This is friendly nameless kitten!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2012 10:31pm (Feb 21st 2012)
     
    And what's the cat's name?!! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2012 8:13pm (Feb 22nd 2012)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :rofl:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th, 2012 7:21pm (Feb 29th 2012)
     
    Red, that's such a lovely kitten you're holding..wish I lived in England..I'd take that one in a heartbeat.
    • CommentAuthorgeorge
    • CommentTimeSep 1st, 2012 8:56pm (Sep 1st 2012)
     
    Hi I need some help my hen florrie, has got quite a big swollen belly and its quite hard. I've just give her a warm bath, she's not layed an egg for atleast 6 months. But lately I've been giving my 2 girls cheese because 1 stopped laying and it's got her back on the nest but florrie has been eating it aswell could it have made her want to lay again? If she hasn't layed for a while could the eggs get stuck???
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd, 2012 2:51pm (Sep 2nd 2012)
     
    I don't know enough to help, George; can you get her to a vet tomorrow? I lost a hen who had an egg break inside her, so please act fast. If you have any Baytril (antibiotic) in the house I'd use that. But a hen's general demeanour is a big clue; is she droopy, fluffed up, listless? Sorry I can't help more. If she's off her food I give mine a whisked up egg with a little honey, Red and Neil swear by Apple Cider Vinegar and I also put honey in greek yoghourt and give it to droopy hens. Hope some of this helps - good luck.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 30th, 2013 5:02pm (Aug 30th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We've been back to volunteer at Animal Care three times since moving here, and it's just as brilliant as we remembered!

    I need to remember to take my camera so I can get some pics. So far my favourites include Shadow, who will probably be rehomed next time we go (she's reserved now), a 7 month old black Whippet cross who mouths you so gently and loves to play chase - despite the fact I'm about a million times slower than her :rolling:

    Milo, a huge 9 month old American Bulldog cross, possible Boxer. He is SO SO bouncy!! He loves to play with toys and would play fetch all day and is just absolutely gorgeous. He is very strong on lead and very energetic, so unfortunately could end up being there for a while.

    Rossie is a 7 year old Staffy who gets a little...erm...'excited' when he's distracted on lead, and mounts your leg!! He latches on REALLY hard too hahaha! He's adorable, with a huge head, and loves fuss and attention.

    Star is a long-stay dog, also a Staffie, and has been at the centre for years. I've only met her a few times, but she now gets very woofy and excited when she sees me, and will sit for a treat!

    Then there's Darcy, a young collie cross who has so many behavioural issues he's bound to be a long stay dog. I've been working on getting him used to me and get a nervous wag now and he takes treats from my hand. One time we were there there was a stupid old man yelling at him for barking (who yells at rescue dogs?!?!) so I barged my way past and started sweet-talking Darcy and feeding him treats, and the man was really impressed and said I must have the 'magic touch'...no, I just don't shout at dogs! :thumbdown:

    Another favourite is Blue, a very very nervous and shy Collie who is only 9 months old. He used to live on a farm, and the farmer tied barbed wire around his neck and kicked him to make him pull into it. I have no idea why. As a result Blue is very nervy and unsure of the world, but he is so sweet and doesn't have an aggressive bone in his body. I'm really hoping someone gentle and loving will snatch him up soon *fingers crossed*

    I will try take my camera next time so I can get pics of the beauties :smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 30th, 2013 6:24pm (Aug 30th 2013)
     
    Posted By: RedHe used to live on a farm, and the farmer tied barbed wire around his neck and kicked him to make him pull into it.


    OMG..the guy needs to go to JAIL for animal abuse!!!:cursing:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 30th, 2013 8:38pm (Aug 30th 2013)
     
    I'm just speechless. It must be a domination thing - why do people want pets to fear them? Where is the pleasure in that? Glad you're having a nice time there!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 30th, 2013 8:41pm (Aug 30th 2013)
     
    When I'm Queen, that farmer will have barbed wire put around HIS neck. See how HE likes it.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 30th, 2013 8:56pm (Aug 30th 2013)
     
    Can I come and kick him?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 30th, 2013 9:07pm (Aug 30th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Me too please!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 31st, 2013 2:51pm (Aug 31st 2013)
     
    Form an orderly queue please. Tell the flunkey at the door that you're mates of mine and he'll let you in...:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 1st, 2013 4:21pm (Sep 1st 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Great news, Milo is reserved! I'm really hoping he's lucky and has found his forever home.

    Here is a pic from Animal Care's website too, he's very cute and very big!

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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 1st, 2013 11:40pm (Sep 1st 2013)
     
    I don't know if I mentioned Nala, a cat at Rehoming that is the double of my Foggy that died last year. Very similar markings-facially identical, fur type exactly, temperament 100%. Only difference is Nala is a little bigger and heavier. It took me 6 weeks to look at her, touch her, speak to her, and when I did I cried. It is as if I have abandoned my cat there. So I was delighted 2 weeks ago when she was reserved. Last week she had been collected, but this week she was returned because she is overly aggressive. (So was Foggy!) I feel so sad for her, and for me because of the emotion she stirs up. I didn't get chance to spend time with her this week because we were so busy, but I did clean her out. I think I'm the only person there who likes her. :face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd, 2013 4:35pm (Sep 2nd 2013)
     
    Good grief Red, look at those ears!! Is he half fruit-bat??
    Sorry about Nala, Kate, but at least they had the sense to bring her back and didn't just dump her. Her time will come, just you wait. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd, 2013 8:01pm (Sep 2nd 2013)
     
    Yes I know CC and my standard line is "there's a home for all of them, it's just that some take a little longer", but sometimes it's hard to remember that!

    I meant to ask if Milo could fly if he held a feather!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2013 2:40pm (Sep 3rd 2013)
     
    I don't think he'd need a feather, bless 'im! :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2013 6:53pm (Sep 3rd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    They're incredible aren't they?! And at 9 months old I don't think he's gonna grow into them!! :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2013 6:54pm (Sep 3rd 2013)
     
    It'll be a talking point when her new owners take her for a walk!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2013 6:56pm (Sep 3rd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: KatebI think I'm the only person there who likes her.<img src=" class="smiley" src="http:///hencam_forum//extensions/Smile/tango/face-sad.png" />


    I felt like that with one of my favourite dogs. At least she has you to care for her until somebody else comes and gives her the home she deserves.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2013 6:59pm (Sep 3rd 2013)
     
    Yes you're right. I hope I get more time with her next week, and hope they move her to a different pen - the one right by the door is really hard to home from.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd, 2013 7:02pm (Sep 3rd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Really? That's interesting, I wonder why.

    I think the kennels last in the row at Animal Care are the hardest to home from (it's the one my Gypsy baby was in for years). I figured it was because all the other kennels get walked past twice so the dogs get twice the exposure.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 4th, 2013 6:39pm (Sep 4th 2013)
     
    You can't spend time with the cat in that pen because its door opens against the homing corridor entry door, it is a dark pen too. A very friendly or cute cat will do ok, but not a 'challenging' one. The pens down the far end are difficult too, probably because people have already walked past 40 pens and already have one or two cats in mind!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd, 2013 11:10pm (Sep 23rd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I'm really hoping we can go to Animal Care tomorrow as Lyle's leg is a little better, I've missed going soooo much! :sad: If we do go I'm going to try remember my camera and take pics of the dogs we walk :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 24th, 2013 4:42pm (Sep 24th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We got to go, yay! Lyle's leg held up really well, although we only walked two dogs so as not to push our luck. I did take my old camera but, even though we put new batteries in it, it ran out of batteries really quickly...I forgot I used to hate that about this camera XD

    We walked three year old Poppy, a very timid little girl who, once she knew us, was really sweet. She loved playing fetch! After her we walked Bella, a 9 month old crossbreed girl who is full of fun. I absolutely adore her, she's full of energy, loves her toys more than her treats and could play all day!

    I did get a short video of both dogs, despite dying batteries...

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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 24th, 2013 7:33pm (Sep 24th 2013)
     
    What's Lyle done to his leg? I either missed it or have completely forgotten!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 24th, 2013 9:49pm (Sep 24th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We're not sure, neither is the GP. We think he strained the muscle a few months ago and it's very slowly healing, but he can't walk very far on it otherwise it gets very painful.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 25th, 2013 6:57pm (Sep 25th 2013)
     
    Muscle and ligament damage is worse than a break. Have they considered scanning it? Is it slowly getting better with painkillers and gentle exercise?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2013 3:13pm (Sep 28th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    No it's just as bad :/ No mention of scanning it, just stretching and massaging.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 9th, 2013 8:10pm (Oct 9th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Lyle's off back to the Docs tomorrow about his leg, but this time he's seeing some sort of specialist. I hope they can get it sorted, it's a painful and annoying problem :/
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 10th, 2013 4:48pm (Oct 10th 2013)
     
    I hope the doctor will find out what is wrong...and DO something about it.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 10th, 2013 7:33pm (Oct 10th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Well we saw the specialist and he says he thinks a vein or an artery has become twisted...he's sent Lyle to another specialist and we should get an appt in about three weeks time, but to go back if it gets any worse or if anything changes. Much better than our last appt :smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 11th, 2013 5:37pm (Oct 11th 2013)
     
    Good grief, how on earth do you twist an ARTERY??? Have you been jiving or something? Poor Lyle; good to get a specialist's opinion, though.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 11th, 2013 9:34pm (Oct 11th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I have no idea CC, and I have no idea what they'll do to sort it either...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 11th, 2013 10:37pm (Oct 11th 2013)
     
    Never heard of it! Poor Lyle, hope they can sort it out soon. x
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 15th, 2013 2:01pm (Nov 15th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We made it to Animal Care yesterday, for the first time in probably a month. It was a quiet, miserable day meaning there were loads less volunteers. This was perfect as the bottom paddock was free so Lyle had to do minimal walking. Even so we only took two dogs out, but it was a fun day.

    First we walked Poppy, a 4 year old Staffy cross. At first she was disinterested in us, but after about five minutes she really warmed up. We started playing fetch with her and oh my bob she LOVED it!!! Her eyes really lit up, she just seemed so happy and did a little happy wiggle-dance when she was waiting for the ball to be thrown :smile:

    Next we took my gorgeous Bella out...if I didn't have two dogs already SHE WOULD BE MINE! She is big, bouncy, full of clumsy puppy energy and just perfect and so adorable. I didn't think I'd get to see her again as she was rehomed, but has sadly ended up back at the rescue.

    She's a hard to rehome dog as she's so big and so so energetic. She's a clever girl though and does know a few commands already, despite only having minimal training.
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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2013 6:22pm (Nov 16th 2013)
     
    I hope both of them will find new forever homes, Red.. they are both sooooo Cute! I had to laugh when I saw what Bella did to her ball.:rofl:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2013 9:53pm (Nov 16th 2013)
     
    Both of the free-roaming centre cats have been rehomers in the past month - Noah and Grizelda. She's been there for nearly 3 years, a big, bad tempered girl but finally she's got a home! Pudding (big, black, long haired boy) is now settling out of his pen - he's been there such a long time and was scared and depressed, bypassed by everyone. I am told Oreo, my favourite, will also be coming out once Pudding is settled. I can't wait! I am sure he will be taken by someone. After spending 8 months in a pen he deserves it.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 17th, 2013 4:23pm (Nov 17th 2013)
     
    Fingers crossed for these beautiful animals...I do hope they all find loving homes soon. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 17th, 2013 5:21pm (Nov 17th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Lynn, she had it all torn up in seconds. She loved playing tug of war with it, but the ball was so slippery with her spit it was practically impossible!!

    Great news Kate. Its always extra special when a long term animal finds a home!

    Me too CC :smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 17th, 2013 7:06pm (Nov 17th 2013)
     
    Re the ball; we get them kicked over from the school quite regularly and if the brats haven't the manners to come and ask for it back, we deliver them to Presley, the huge hairy Alsatian up the path who receives them gratefully and deals with them in much the same way as Bella. If you lived nearer you could take a load!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 19th, 2013 4:04pm (Nov 19th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh CC Kasper and Zoey would love that so much! :smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 20th, 2013 8:00pm (Nov 20th 2013)
     
    How wonderful that the kitties finally found a forever home, Kate! That is such great news. I wish they could all find new homes.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 21st, 2013 11:04pm (Nov 21st 2013)
     
    They all do eventually Lynn, it's just that some take a lot longer than others! 2 brothers who've been there from just after birth and are about 7 months old now but were extremely timid were chosen by a family at the weekend. The 2 boys (also brothers!) who chose them were lovely kids, very calm, gentle and understanding. The cats responded to them really well.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 30th, 2013 11:02pm (Nov 30th 2013)
     
    I homed 6 cats today, and my friend another 2 or 3 (she had to leave early today). It was a very good day I met some lovely people. One couple are having a 7 month old to play with their current 18 month old, and are also taking a 15 year old because she needs a home and someone to love her!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 1st, 2013 4:56pm (Dec 1st 2013)
     
    Those people sound like a great family, Kate. Congratulations on finding homes for so many kitties, today. Woo Hoo:clap:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 1st, 2013 5:25pm (Dec 1st 2013)
     
    Excellent news, Kate!:yay_jump::woohoo::thumbup::cheer:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 1st, 2013 8:03pm (Dec 1st 2013)
     
    We had a bad week last week so it made up for it and renewed my faith!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 28th, 2014 8:52pm (Jun 28th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Look what Animal Care have in...I want one so bad!!! :rolling:

    I'm glad they're in a foster home, but man I wish I could visit them! :tooth:

    http://www.animalcare-lancaster.co.uk/content/dogs?animal=5911

    http://www.animalcare-lancaster.co.uk/content/dogs?animal=5906
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 29th, 2014 4:03pm (Jun 29th 2014)
     
    Step AWAY from the telephone immediately!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 29th, 2014 9:40pm (Jun 29th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    But...they're...so...cute!!!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 29th, 2014 10:03pm (Jun 29th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Seriously though, if we didn't already have Zoey, the all white puppy would SO be coming home with us! :tooth:

    Even if he turns out to be death, which I know is common in white dogs / Boxers, I would *love* the chance to work with a deaf dog. And my god, Staffy x Boxer, could it be any cuter?! :rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJun 30th, 2014 1:56am (Jun 30th 2014)
     
    Send me the second little kid with the black on his ears..I'm in LOVE!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 30th, 2014 5:16pm (Jun 30th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Okay, you have the black and white guy, I'll take the all white boy, now there's just two others that need homes I think :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 5th, 2014 9:53pm (Jul 5th 2014)
     
    Unfortunate typo there Red - does the puppy have his own scythe and black cape?!!! :biggrin:

    They are both very cute, but you don't need another dog Red. No ...no... you really don't. Stoppit. Close the web page now!!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 5th, 2014 9:57pm (Jul 5th 2014)
     
    It's been really quiet at rehoming for several weeks now - don't know where everyone is - but we managed to home 2 cats, brother and sister, (separately) that had to spend 8 months in isolation due to ringworm. Both are going to amazingly good homes. And then a couple took the two 'Z' kittens (Zabian and Zachary or something like that) who were really timid but have changed so much to be very interested in everything and enjoying fuss and attention.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 6th, 2014 9:32pm (Jul 6th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Bwahahaha totally hadn't noticed that! :rolling:

    I always used to struggle verbalising my f's and th's as a kid, used to get mixed up all the time...still do actually :tooth:

    I really don't need another dog, Zoey is enough of a handful!

    It's nice when animals change for the better in rescues...it usually happens the opposite in dogs, they tend to become more fearful and develop more behavioural problems. Do you get that in any cats?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 7th, 2014 7:59pm (Jul 7th 2014)
     
    Sort of. Some cats become depressed when they're in the pens - they like the freedom to roam. Others can appear to be very aggressive or fearful in the pens but once they're in a home they some come around. THe reverse can be true as well - nice as pie when they're being fussed in the pen, but once they get homed they become overly dominant, but that scenario is quite rare thankfully.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 8th, 2014 5:37pm (Jul 8th 2014)
     
    Kate, we bought an igloo for Tuppence in the charity shop. Needless to say she won't use it...do you think a cat's home would use it or do they not take second hand stuff?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 8th, 2014 8:18pm (Jul 8th 2014)
     
    My cats won't use igloos either. 3 of the cats use some of my old rat hammocks (on the floor!) which is great because they were really good quality. Cat homing centres are usually more than happy to have things like that. It's amazing how many cats at the centre are happy to use them in there, but won't touch them in a house. Fussy animals.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2014 8:19pm (Jul 17th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We made it to the rescue today!! :bigsmile:

    We only walked three dogs but it was lovely. All the dogs were absolutely exhausted because it was so warm, even the energetic ones were having a lazy trot around the paddock at a push!

    We also got to see some tiny, tiny ducklings...so adorable!! Mother duck brought them trotting across the path whilst we were walking past with the dogs, and they were so small and fluffy, yellow and brown! Lots of "awwww!" from me :tooth:

    We did some recall work with Dexter (the Lurcher) when we took him out, and once he got the idea of the game he loooooved it.

    Bella the JRT and Nelson (who was 12) the JRT x Corgi were both absolute sweethearts. A bit reactive around other dogs, but just total cuddlebugs! They absolutely weren't in the mood for a game of fetch, and instead found the shade and refused to budge from it...I did manage to entice Bella into a playfight at one point but it soon dissolved into lots of kisses to the face :tooth:
    And my poor Rossie boy is still there :( I wish people weren't so anti-Staffy, he really deserves a loving home...I know they all do but he has been waiting patiently for so long...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2014 8:21pm (Jul 17th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Also the three remaining Staffy x Boxer puppies have grown SO much!!

    http://www.animalcare-lancaster.co.uk/content/dogs?animal=5910
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2014 10:39pm (Jul 17th 2014)
     
    THey are so lovely Red, well done for getting down there today and exercising them. I hope Rossie finds a home soon - better to wait for a good home than be taken to a bad one or returned to the shelter.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 18th, 2014 10:47am (Jul 18th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks Kate :bigsmile: Yes I agree. There was a Staffy who had a lot of issues there a few years back, and she was at the rescue for five years...well, she found a home, so I know Rossieboy can!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2014 12:58pm (Sep 28th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    One of the puppies that I fell in love with is sadly still in rescue :(

    He has been named Cooper and is an absolutely stunning boy! :heartsabove:

    If we had room for another dog... :tooth: - seriously though, look at him at 5 months old!



    Compared to his puppy pic :laugh:



    And I have fallen in love with Princess, too. I just think she is beautiful...and her face reminds me a little of Zoey's too :smile:

    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 29th, 2014 1:18am (Sep 29th 2014)
     
    I hope someone will give Princess and Cooper a home, they sure are beautiful dogs, Red. Princess does look a lot like Zoey. Cooper was a darling little puppy. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 1st, 2014 7:09pm (Oct 1st 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    She's like a bigger, stockier Zoey isn't she :bigsmile:

    I hope they find great homes too...I can't believe Cooper didn't get snatched up as a pup :(
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 8th, 2014 4:06pm (Oct 8th 2014)
     
    They're lovely! Cooper was a bit of an alien as a puppy, but people usually find that adorable! Fingers crossed they'll be taken soon.