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Yantan last won the day on January 11

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  1. Yantan

    January 19 Here we go again!

    Poor lad Suzeanna. I am glad that the army is looking after him - as they should. With modern medicine and surgery people are now able to survive many types of injuries that at one time would have killed them but some are left with their health being severely compromised nonetheless. Those appointments soon come round don't they. Ruby is off to Newcastle in a couple of weeks time for her first 6 month scan after her surgery. We had some flakes of snow earlier but they came to nowt.
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    Hahaaa Jazz. Does your scooter cope with snow or not? I've been excused jury service. I think it would be very interesting to do it but my health problems won't allow, When I was a student I sat in the public gallery a few times and longed for the day I might get called to sit on a jury but it came 30 years too late.
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    Sincere condolences on the loss of auntie Peggy Eve. How's your dad doing? That's good news on the little foster Jazz. Between Ruby going out to work and me coming down after a shower (about 30 minutes) Archie had a pee and poop party down here. The poop was distributed from the kitchen through the dining room and down the hall to the sitting room. Wee confined to the dining room carpet. Has anyone had any snow? None here but still very cold.
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    Good luck for tomorrow either for getting there or getting the appointment changed depending on the weather. Hope you get the go ahead Jazz Man from the council has been - no signs of rodents. However if next door doesn't clean her act up (literally!) and stop feeding the birds they will no doubt return to the vicinity i.e her house and garden. Here's a Random Mundane Fact for you. According to an article in one of Ruby's New Scientist mags there is a Law Of Urination. Most mammals take 21 seconds to empty their bladders.
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    It's rather cold here. Brrrrrr. Last visit from the Council's environmental pest control officer today. Fingers crossed there has been no further activity. Evie and her family are coming for tea on Sunday. All are vegan and 2 are gluten free. I am not cooking from scratch. The kids are having veggie sausages with beans and home-made potato wedges. Adults are bringing gluten free bread and they are having beans on toast. I don't usually offer something so mundane as beans on toast to visitors but they suggested it and have said they will be very happy with that.
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    things you didn't like as a kid...

    Turkish delight - yakky then, yakky now Cadbury creme eggs Mint custard - uuurrggghhhh Animal cruelty - upset me when I was a nipper, upsets me now.
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    Eve sorry to hear that your dad and your aunt aren't doing very well. A bond is a bond and I do like how someone here said they were reaching out to each other to begin the next adventure. Apologies for not naming names, my memory is terrible these days. WooWoo for the Kangoo. I've spent ages trying to clear a blockage in the hoover. Got it in the end. Sorry for bringing this up but is everyone as thoroughly sick of hearing about Brexit as I am? Just get on with it FFS! Poor Archie had acid this morning. One dose of his medicine sorted it eventually but he was uncomfortable for a couple of hours. He's been sleeping for the past 3 hours or so. He has a chicken breast waiting for him in his dish.
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    If there's nothing in the small print Jazz they can't make that sort of claim and even if there is it's not a particularly reasonable way to do business. Any time I come across that sort of thing I vote with my feet. Griff I hope you aren't getting a chest infection but if you are I know you will get yourself seen too by the doc. Snow how is Freddie settling in? Archie got 3 steaks and 4 chicken breasts in the Tesco delivery yesterday. I cooked a steak for his tea last night and was surprised to find that he wasn't at my side looking up eagerly whilst I was cutting it up as he had done during the cooking process. When I brought his dish through to his feeding stand he was standing there waiting for it. He might have canine dementia but he's still got a few brain cells that fire off in the right direction.
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    Welcome home Fred at Owl and the goats in her Volvo. I could get 6 Trailhounds in mine I don't think I could get one in my lil Panda. It's a very blustery rainy day here. I hope you lot are getting better weather wherever you are.
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    Well done Pingu 👍 I got my beloved Volvo estate through a friend who's parents owned a garage which also sold second hand cars. They kept a look out for something that would suit me and when they took the Volvo in part x I got a call. They let me have it for the same price they part x'd it for so it was an absolute bargain. They gave it a service and put a new MOT on it too for an extra £75. I'll never get such a good deal again I doubt. Suzeanna I agree with you. What's the point of living a longer life if Alzheimer's sets in and you have little to no appreciation of the extra time.
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    Although you were the bearer of bad news Owl I am sure the owners were comforted to know what happened. We lost a cat once. She went out one day and never returned despite a widespread search, poster campaign etc.. The whole village we lived in at the time was on the lookout for her yet there was not one sighting. We think she may have been killed by accident by farm machinery in a field as it was hay time but not knowing for sure we have been left for ever wondering. Archie has had acid again this morning but recovered after a couple of doses of medicine. He has spent the best part of the day peacefully asleep. He got up to have a double helping of dinner and has retired back to the rug for more zzzzz's.
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    Archie had 4 toy boxes full of toys. He used to love them and played with them all. However he has ignored them for the last 12 months or more so I washed the ones that could be washed and together with the rest donated them to a local rescue. When Ruby took them in the lady said "oh how lovely, he has been thoroughly spoilt by the looks of it". When and if we get another dog he or she will get new toys. Wispa has still got it! What a clever girl to find that dog at the top of a rise. Talking of getting dragged somewhere by a dog or dogs I once helped a schoolfriend to walk her dad's Trailhounds. We went up the fell at the back of their farmhouse and I had 2 Trailies on lead in each hand. I don't think my feet touched the ground! I've never gone up the front of a fell so fast. I never offered again!
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    Well done Jazz. Sounds like you have had a very productive day!
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    The council man has been and there's nothing on our attic. Some of the bait had been taken in the garden but only a little. I reckon it was the night of the day the trap went down as we had a small holly bush that had some mushed bird food clinging to it's leaves. It had been chewed that night so was promptly cut down and binned the next day. Following all of this our next but one neighbour shot two of the beggers as they emerged from under his shed. The trap in the attic and garden will stay for another week and if they've not been touched we will be in the clear. What's everyone up to today? You all seem very quiet. How very dare you all have lives!
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    January 19 Here we go again!

    Will have my positive hat on for thinking good thoughts for the scan result Suzeanna. Well Archie was in good form this morning when his auntie Jan came to sit with him whilst I went to my hospital appointment. She was chuffed to see him looking so much better than when she last saw him between Xmas and NY. He ran up and down the garden in excitement and acted like a pup. He didn't seem to know her last time she came but he sure did today! The council pest man should be making a follow up visit today.