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« on: March 12, 2014, 08:26:36 AM »

This is the place for pet-related pics!


Here is Rodney (54kg Leonberger) with Stanley the cat



This is Rodney again, being extremely helpful with the dinner, Hari the Red Merle collie is in the background, no doubt waiting for me to throw a toy that is at my feet  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 08:43:24 AM »

Wee fat dug Molly,

soaking up the PV weather yesterday.



 I don't usually get attached to our piglets for obvious reasons but I really had a soft spot for Tam



so did the 'wee dug'



had he survived I would have still eaten him right enough, but probably not with the usual relish  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 08:46:02 AM »

Tims investigating the new vivarium



The viv with Monty the corn snake





The pack waiting for Charley (the better half) to prepare some food
Nessa, Maddy (lurcher/cross breed), Tinks, Hari and Norman (Bernese/Newfoundland cross, water rescue trained)



7 Month old Nessa, 18 Month old Rodney, and Hari (left to right)



a regular scene, Rodney, Nessa and Tinks the three 'bergers, Hari and another cat, Brian:



This beauty is Arthur Christmas, pretty but highly strung when it comes to the other cats

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 08:47:46 AM »

ha ha nice piglet Cam, yum yum  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 09:00:38 AM »

G/B,
      You mean a Navizoo, I never seen a long thin dog like that with no legs,






 the brown one behind the glass.
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 09:01:42 AM »

G/B,
      You mean a Navizoo, I never seen a long thin dog like that with no legs,

 the brown one behind the glass.
                                            Biff

Ha ha! I've had him over 7 years now! He's actually the only pet that's mine
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 09:31:39 AM »





So that's what they mean by 'pigs in blankets'.

We are, for the first time in over 20 years, completely without any pets at the moment.  After a series of rescue dogs and then our own from a pup we are taking a break after having had to say goodbye to Sasha (German Shepherd) last month.

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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 09:42:34 AM »

Here's our hooligans -



and young Millie


and a couple of our bantams


On the subject of losing dogs, I've come to the conclusion that there's only one cure - somewhere out there is a dog in a rescue centre who is lonely and frightened, who needs the care only you can give it - it won't replace the one you've lost, but they help heal the pain - I lost this chap a couple of years ago (early sudden onset heart problems), and was utterly devastated

Within a couple of days I found myself looking at the local dog rescue websites, and "just went for a look round" Raystede, and fell head-over-heels for Rosie the staffie in the top picture - just a few weeks later, my mum's dog who'd been living with us died after a short illness, and after couple of weeks Roo (the Jack Russell) joined us (a local rescue centre has a vanload come over from Ireland every few weeks, and he was on it). The lab is my daughter's, but she's been living with us as she proved too much for her with a toddler as well!
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 09:47:32 AM »

The Legs on the first telly look good, standing in Biffs new luxury Bedroom next to the little chest of wardrobes.  Grin

I say, what fluffed up cats, they look so beautifully.  genuflect  Our lot, muddy, wet, fighting with the local wild farm cats etc.

Gosh a Glass of white wine. ! Thanks.

GB, I love the heated blanket controls on that bed.

Paul, Concrete blocks, 'cor' solid concrete blocks, just hollow jobs here.
Off to Brico depot, 50 mins away, with my trusty IFOR Williams trailer for some pallets of Beton Cellulaire, (Thermal Blocks). Mrs CM has designed the down stairs bathroom by using her heel on my recently laid drying concrete where she wants the walls. argh!
The Shower she wants is huge, "Ere, get the shower tray's first", Another bathroom upstairs, I Said, "then I can build the thermal block walls".  

Martin, I am shocked, !!!!!
Stained glass windows in the chicken shed, next you will be installing warm water shower facilities.   

 


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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 09:50:52 AM »

I did a "Grand Designs" mickey take of it - http://organnyx.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/the-beginnings/#more-5 Grin
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 09:54:34 AM »

The Legs on the first telly look good, standing in Biffs new luxury Bedroom next to the little chest of wardrobes.  Grin

I say, what fluffed up cats, they look so beautifully.  genuflect  Our lot, muddy, wet, fighting with the local wild farm cats etc.

Yes we have 3 fluff balls and one short hair  Tongue

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GB, I love the heated blanket controls on that bed.



HOW VERY DARE YOU!  Grin Grin
It's actually a lamp that has been put on the bed, this is now the spare room and as such things are all over the bed.
'She' was using a heated blanket when i first met her, it's gone now, she's got me  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2014, 10:02:07 AM »

Bravo GB, way to go. !     genuflect  extrahappy
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2014, 10:08:01 AM »

On an energy saving and pet related note, i just fitted a cat flap/tunnel through the wall, because she just left the window open all year round in the downstairs loo to let the cats come and go away from the dogs!!!

 wackoold wackoold
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2014, 10:15:14 AM »

1. Kiwi, (A French Rescue Cat  facepalm) "nope, feed me first or you can not read the paper".

2. Gizi, (another French rescue cat), Warning! bigger chair required.

3. Kitty, (semi wild Farm cat and lives in the barn, Biff says its priceless as its a Scottish wild cat). Kitty rounding up, or being round up by the GAL's. Because of Fox problems, the local hunt is useless as they keep shooting each other  facepalm,  and I can not walk around with a loaded pistol, I only let the Gals out when I am outside, so at present doing 200 meters of sheep fencing on one of our hedge boundary's.   Not good when your chucks are wiped out by a drive by Fox in broad daylight in front of my boys.

4. Sheep not really pets, but we only keep 6 breeding females, but they do like the shade of the trackers.
 


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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2014, 10:41:30 AM »

ps, to anyone looking for a dog - do give a thought for staffies - down the years we've had a long procession of dogs, mixes of all sorts, labs, spaniels, Jack Russells,, but can honestly say that Rosie the staffie is something extra special - a gentle but ebullient dog who is wonderful with my grandson (well deserving of the title "nanny dog") - the rescue centres are awash with them - don't dismiss them as "devil dogs", they really aren't (a few decades ago, GSDs suffered the same bad press)

from the Torygraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1481214/Adolf-the-devil-dog-now-known-as-Bundles.html

"Adolf the devil-dog (now known as Bundles)

"Staffordshire bull terriers now outnumber every other breed at Battersea Dogs Home. Sam Leith went to meet Rambo and Jaws - and discovered that their fierce reputation is undeserved

"Give a dog a bad name..." runs the pessimistic old saw, "and hang him." If that were so, you would have to regard with gloom the chances of safely and successfully "rehoming" the 53 Staffordshire bull terriers currently abiding - stray, rescued, or given up - in Battersea Dogs Home.

Such a collection of names, there are, as would furnish the royal fancy dress party to end all royal fancy dress parties.

In the past six months, Battersea has welcomed a Rommel, an Adolf, two Gunners, four Bruisers and a pair of Bullies - all of whom seem ripe for renaming "Harry". There were, in addition, 11 Staffies called Tyson, six called Storm, five called Sabre, four called Rambo, one called Thunder and another called Venom.

Many of us will extrapolate back to wonder, not without a titter, at the unoriginality of the macho types who took on, and then in short order abandoned, these creatures between, on average, the boisterous ages of a year and 18 months.

For those at Battersea, however, the volume of Staffies - 33 in just the past two weeks - presents a serious problem. "One of the first things we do," says Wendy Henry, a former tabloid newspaper editor who has since been successfully retrained as a dog socialiser, "is re-name them if they've got names like that".

The above-mentioned are among those who currently rejoice in the following, more innocuous monikers: Bobster, Bono, Bozo, Bubbles, Cheeky, Cookie, Cuddles, Curry, Duffy, Fudge, Google, Gus, Grape, Hopper, Hopkirk, Izzy, Jimbo, Jonty, Kezzie, Kiss, Lillo, Lolly, Midnight, Munchie, Mush, Mustard, Peanut, Pongo, Prince Charlie, Radish, Ringo, Romeo, Sage, Savvy, Scooby, Snoop, Sky, Sooty, Splodge, Strawberry, Sugar, Sweet Pea, Tigger, Tiny Tot, Tosh, and Zebedee.

There's no such thing as a bad dog, is the mantra there: there's only a bad owner. And Staffies are the first breed to outnumber mongrels in terms of admissions to the home - with 1,355 arriving during 2003.

Ali Taylor, the head of behaviour at Battersea and one of those in the forefront of preparing the dogs for rehoming, says the figures are partly attributable to owners who have found the dogs too much of a handful.

But, equally, there are those who have found Staffies not enough of a handful.

The popularity of the breed, unfortunately, seems at least in a minority of cases to have something to do the idea that they are just the sort of vicious, baby-chewing brutes that would look good at one end of a chain wrapped around a tattooed fist. According to Ms Taylor, they aren't like that at all - and the epidemic of abandonments reflects that disappointment.

"Your biggest risk with a Staffie," she says, "is getting licked to death. They are very energetic and very attention-seeking. The biggest problem we hear on our Behaviour Hotline about Staffies is insecurity. They get called `The Nanny Dog' because they are so good with children."

Miss Henry tells the story of one dog, Harold, that lived wild on a patch of wasteland for four years after being stolen and then abandoned. A kindly local kept an eye on him and - when Harold's mange reached a level that needed urgent treatment - brought him in to the home.

They discovered that Harold had been micro-chipped - and his owners, who had contacted the home weekly for the first 18 months of his absence, were able to reclaim him. "When they appeared Harold went absolutely mad with joy," says Miss Henry.

Sociable creatures, Staffies suffer in a kennel environment, but have a forgiving nature. Training - or, for those in the "rehab" programme for behavioural difficulties, therapy - is a matter of finding out what pushes the dog's buttons. Some, like behaviourist Emma Freeman's dog Budleigh (formerly "Jaws") are "food-oriented"; others respond to toys.

The name-change can be achieved, Miss Taylor claims, in "probably a day if you've got a packet of Schmackos". "Dog treats," interjects Battersea's press officer.

Now, this reporter does not know one dog from another. And is a devout coward. But introduced to six-month-old Adolf - a white-and-brindled Staffie now called Bundles who is being assessed for rehoming - I can't truthfully claim to have been intimidated.

The devil-dog's head - as its PR advisers brought it in to be interviewed - rotated through 360 degrees in the manner of Linda Blair in The Exorcist, but only because it was so ludicrously overexcited. It neither bit off my ear nor yelled at me. In fact, it was revoltingly soppy. That seems to be borne out by the record. Despite the high proportion of the breed at Battersea, out of 27 bites to humans reported in the previous year, only one was from a Staffordshire bull terrier.

I sustained only one injury on the evening I encountered Adolf. It was when I got home and my cat, Satan (formerly Henry), galloped the full length of the room and jumped into my face with all her claws out.

I bled like a stuck pig. Anyone want to adopt a mog?
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