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« Reply #210 on: December 18, 2015, 09:49:05 AM »

Not much to report here, however in a time of "fluster" for the human race to out-present each other
 ...my big gay hound (the male boxer) has been quivering from head to to for the past 20 minutes because he has "found & presented, (to look at NOT take) ...a sock" ...step back, take a breath, appreciate life's simpler pleasures.

All hail the Mitch the mighty hunter!
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« Reply #211 on: December 18, 2015, 10:57:52 AM »

And yes indeed Gus,
                You do get gay dogs and like gay humans they can have unexpected talents for understanding situations better than straight dogs.
 Our canine friends have all our faults and failings but nowhere to offload them like we do. They have to suffer in silence.
Again,they have bad articles among them like we do. Overall,they are good and decent and want to get along ,which is good for us.
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« Reply #212 on: December 18, 2015, 11:38:55 AM »

You can indeed get gay animals, Mitch though is both sorts, gay as in joyful & merry, (& a father to 2 litters of boxer pups) but also male boxers have a certain gait, a joyous 4 paws off the floor dance, ..male boxers are often proper tarts & "himbo's" ..thus the term, entirely switchable.

They are often complete mummy's boy's

He is eternally "gay" ..but also a milksop (considering his defined build) & known to be, & for the odd occasion cause of a "wet blanket"

The male boxers we have had are more intuitive to feelings / illness within the family, ..probably any excuse for an extended snuggle in reality, ..sneaky beggars.

Probably stems from the rear end swagger they have, ..that seems to follow through the entire length of their minds & body. (we laugh at the term "guarding breed" )




Sadly, his time may be up soon, when younger he was bitten & an infection set in (his immune system now attacks itself) which spread & is typically controlled by drugs, however when it flairs it kills off a bit more of his "nous" ..as displayed by behaviour, just the other week the vets (despite so called safeguards) issued a smaller dose pill, ...resulting in flare up & noticeable behavioural change, the ear membrane is so close to that of the brain, his ear was a ruddy mess.
(not the firsttime the vets have messed up & tried to deny liability, however this time I insisted on a clear letter of apology & liability on their part, it will keep them on their toes in the practice far more than an "I dealt with it, stand down" phonecall from a senior vet.

Not rocket science, 1 pill type, same dose for nigh on 3 years F.F.S.
(no more pups via him we wouldn't risk it, just to be safe).
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« Reply #213 on: December 20, 2015, 06:13:09 PM »

Update on Fifi the GDP (guide dog puppy) who is now 5 months old.

She's great, very clever, very friendly and learning loads. But most important we're making sure we don't get too close, or too attached to her:




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« Reply #214 on: December 20, 2015, 06:53:34 PM »

ah yes

she looks pet rified Mart.

Should be simple enough to hand her over once youve unclevered and unfriended her.


Dont think I could do this, I would rather have a reject and have her for keeps
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« Reply #215 on: December 20, 2015, 09:31:02 PM »

It is a noble and honorable thing to do,Mart.
                            The guide dogs learns everything about socialising in the first few months and needs to be really close to humans. Needs loads of 1 to 1. They are destined for greater things so all the stops are pulled out to give them the best possible chance. Still many of them don,t quite make it. Despite being purpose bred for the task,the gene pool does not always play fair and unlike the police dogs who are allowed to have an off-form day, the Guide dogs cannot afford that.
   Still, It is hard to part with a good dog no matter what the deal is.
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« Reply #216 on: December 20, 2015, 10:58:45 PM »

On the feline front saga,
                        Little Blink is going from strength to strength and growing fast. She has Diese wrapped around her little paw and is wearing him out. They doze head to head with the cage bars in between. She gets 15 minutes or more loose in the room until she decides to climb up on the furniture and then it is back in the cage for a while. I know that you cannot train cats but you can lay down certain laws or make a deal with them. She will walk through the pouring rain to join Diese on our walks. We try to tiptoe out the front door but her hearing is accute with the wind blowing from the north and she is out of her nest and after us down the yard. So I could be calling her little "Pest" before long. Still Diese is very happy Roll Eyes
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« Reply #217 on: December 23, 2015, 09:14:17 AM »

We passed a little milestone last night,
                               Diese was able to switch off and relax but only after 2 hours of acrobatics and fiendish hunting displays from Blink in her cage. She exhausted herself and just lay back and went to sleep. It was almost as if she told him, "That,s it Buster, The shows over for tonight,comeback tomorrow night" and he just got up and walked over and slumped down on the floor and went to sleep himself.
 She has a little toy like a cross between a cat and an octopus and a ball on a string. Fiendish battles only stop for a break to discuss what ever Dogs and cats discuss in these strange circumstances but Diese is mesmerised and tell her so in low gutteral sounds to which she listens inches from his nose with her head tilted sideways in agreement. He hardly bothers to pull back from the extended paws. He knows now that the nails are never out. She is not even half the size of his head, yet she wants to be on equal terms when she walks around the floor.
  Old Nat is slowing down a lot. She is way past the age that good Rotties go to the happy hunting ground. She seems happy for Diese and his little friend but she herself is just too stiff and achy to take part in any games of hide and seek. Yet she is all there, Her head is sound and her waterworks is second to none and while she is happy,,so are we.
  Life grinds on in Castlebiff, I will be glad to see the back of Santa,,Roll on the spring.
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« Reply #218 on: December 23, 2015, 08:30:49 PM »

Biff you make breakfast.  Loving this ongoing story.
Give those dawgs a pat for me.
Tod is the same as Nat really slowing up, some days he fancies a stroll  some times not.
Elliott is obsessed with Trexie the cat.
Comfort can hear a fridge opening at 50m!

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« Reply #219 on: December 24, 2015, 10:16:30 PM »

A very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all our Members and Moderators.
             The mince pies are terrible. They force you to eat them and before you know, you have downed half a dozen,
              We are all waiting for Santa,    Diese, Old Nat,Baby Blink, Mrs Biff and Myself,
                         To you, One and all. Have a good one.
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« Reply #220 on: December 26, 2015, 11:03:34 AM »

All is calm, all is bright,n,good.
                        Presents came from afar for Diese, One fat Christmas puddin with holly and berries on it and a squeaker inside,with mop like dimples called the Mop Christmas Puddin. Two young men addressed it specially to him and he was very taken with it. They all had Turkey,ham and anything going. Diese,s new toy found it,s way up against the bars of Blink,s cage and he accidentally held it there for a good half hour. Her antics enthralled him and the newspapers that I laid around his position soon became covered in slobber facepalm .The new toy was held at an awkward angle and as her little paws streaked out to pull it, his jaws closed over them in slow motion. This seemed to really amuse him to no end. She was not the slightest bot bothered. His hot breath was a different matter and somehow he knew to redirect it away sideways at times. His perfected the method of sending his long tongue in under the paper on the base of her cage and flicking the paper up and down to bamboozle her. When she would pull the paper back hesitantly, there was this slobbery long tongue retreating back. She would answer with all kinds of acrobatics feats,sometimes crashing into the bars next to his head and sending him back in alarm. After a couple of hours,she would become quite clumsy in movement and then suddenly lie down and go to sleep under his nose. In the beginning this alarmed him to no end, He would trot over to me and then point to the cage. reassurances were useless, She had to wake up and look at him a few times before he understood. Going for walks are a problem for him but not for her. he does not like her around when he is doing his toilet, Natily is indifferent but Diese recons he is a gentleman.
 On our return journey, Blink ran to the hedge, so I had a look down into the undergrowth and some 20ft away at the base of a tree, Plu was making herself quite conspicuous, She is still in my bad books,She also looks sleek and plump. I know her plan even before she turns up in the green store. She sees Blink as a nursemaid to her new brood. Tommy and her green malicious eyes are still an open wound.  I have other plans.
  I wonder at all the complicated twists and turns that nature throws at us. Was Plu born a bad egg did bad things happen to her that warped her perception of everything around her. Mrs Hubs was in a different league. She would never beg and regarded me as a complete fool. She was special and different times I was told by different people that she was a witch. How I laughed outright at that and that did not help. I was never able to invade Mrs hubs space like I did Plu,s. She would not tolerate it for a second. So I ask myself, How come this little bundle of fur is so trusting and decent to Diese.
 She seeks his company and has never as much as spat or tried to warn him off. She comes when she is called and she keeps her litter tray immaculate, never soiling her bed or her toys and this is a" wild feral cat", She made no friendly greetings to Plu this morning and walked by between the hounds but perhaps they had already exchanged greetings before I came on the scene and she may have been showing off to the mother, She is rather extrovert and does show off and that is a good thing. She has improved the quality of Diese,s life a lot.
 I just hope I have done my homework and that Plu does not bring the whole lot crashing down. Diese would be very upset. Blink will soon be 6 months old, (how time flies) I have plans for Plu and plans for blink but you know what Rabbie used to say,,,,," The best laid schemes of Mice and Men gang aft a-gley".................
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« Reply #221 on: December 26, 2015, 03:44:03 PM »

They twist you around those cats.
You just have to admit you are not the boss!!! Grin
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« Reply #222 on: December 26, 2015, 08:04:36 PM »

You are right Tod,
             These pesky cats are not given to taking orders,
, This guy is her slave and even gives her  his Christmas puddin  Yuk horror.


   facepalm  and soggy as well, like her head which is quite soggy with all the licks he gives her.
                                               
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« Reply #223 on: December 26, 2015, 09:11:56 PM »

   "Oh Yiiikes, !! This one has got no legs"

    " Loook,!  all for you,"
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« Reply #224 on: December 29, 2015, 10:40:25 AM »

 The days stagger towards 2016,
                                 Unbelievable,!! 2016 !! We are talking to the world on Skype and txting at the same time to the other.
  Diese has managed to slow down his heart beat and reduce the amount of dribbling to almost zero but once she begins an acrobatic performance in her cage, He gets really interested for a few moments. The clockwork rat was very good and the two of them had a great time with it,however last night,when I went to wind it up, There was a sharp dent in it,s head and an eye and a wheel were missing, only one of them has that kind of jaw power and it is not Blink. He has learned not to chase her about all over the place but instead,to wait till she comes back or tries to sneak up on him.
  She seems to be quite happy in her cage but prefers Diese,s company asleep nearby. Her romps around the room follow the same pattern mostly and she seems to have learned to not get up on the furniture. Getting up on the furniture meant that she went back in the cage immediately, She will tease, she will hop up onto a chair,look at me as I rise to get up and then jump off to hide under the table or some spot that is hard to access. She might sound like a lot of bother but because of the use of the cage, it can all be fitted in with the normal runnings of the house. (mostly). She spends the nights inside now and sleeps right through, without a bother. She eats like a horse and soon she will be down to 2 meals a day. She uses her litter tray and has never to date left a calling card anywhere in the house. (Touchwood) She has been very good for Diese, He is bright eyed and cheery these days. If I want to find Blink in a hurry out side, all I have to do is ask him and within a minute he will have tracked her down and pointed out her nest. She sometimes goes to ground under a few tons of old tree roots, during the storms. I cannot hear the sound that he makes but he must make some kind of sound like a whine because she will appear within the minute usually,warm and drowsy. She will not ignore him.
 We have work to do, Soon we will have visitors who will want to get married to her but we have other plans that will hopefully work alongside nature.
 Sad to say, Tommy never returned and little Richie McCaw will not remember a thing about the green store, Plu is lying low these days. I do not see her but I know she is about, The hint of food that I leave for her on the shelf is gone in the morning. Like Mrs Hubs,,she bides her time and picks the moment to strike but maybe I will make the first move. If I was able to trap Mrs Hubs, i will have no trouble trapping Plu. I will increase the amount on the shelf.,I am such a kind heart.
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