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this forum just gets better and better, been reading the posts for the past five minutes, SDcertainly got everyones dander up but look what his comments have started, a brilliant conversation, wonder if he feels better for getting it off his chest?
Nothing like provocative statements...whether intended or not....to bring out the dander in us.....as Dorothy said.
Got to say though I enjoy Smokin's unique style. I'm always putting my foot in it, one way or another, but never have meant any real ill will.
But Verdun, we always know your tongue is firmly in your cheek.
Hi Haisie. I'm the sensible one on here
Been gardening ages, and proudly announced a few weeks back that I'd bought a Delphinium" Summer Nights'..lovely thing..alas I've drowned it. We all live and learn
The last perfect one got crucified..just remembered that expression..right of for a vino and master chef.
Well - you lot have been getting along nicely and having a lovely day without me - just you wait until I can stay at home and play all day
TinaTurner, I so understand about the yapping dogs! I have a neighbour who has had a collie for years (beautiful Lasssie type). I love all animals may I state before I go on. I thought it was dead as it was old. And relief from the high-pitched yap. However, over the last few months it has started again but worse. Honestly, it's awful, breaking all peace. I was tending my garden the other day and 'she' passed, walking a collie. I asked. The new collie is 18 months old. And the yap. She explained that her dog barks (yells - it piggin yells) when cats walk across her fence. I have two cats. i was too nice and couldn't find the words to say... Her dog's yap and awful yell is so disturbing every morning and for hours on end. it sets other dogs off too and they ring around - spaniel near and other dogs... Oh, it's awful. My eldest son works late evenings and it so disturbs him. I've had summer hols and not had one lie in. She admired my front garden and she asked for oriental pooppy seeds. I posted some pink ones through her door. No thanks at all. She passed again and asked for the red. They are ripening and so when I post them through her door I will add a note to say that the dog is annoying (bettter words than that). So, your post is not boring at all, I totally understand!
I will work up to the 'Good Evening Forkers' section then! But back at work next week, so will be less on this unfortunately I will try though as it sounds fun,
KEF, thank you. It's great to know that I am not the only inperfect one! I am nt mad on my own then... I have really good intentions! But still make mistakes Reading on the Internet is not like reading posts from here at all. Sorry, overusing the faces here but they amuse me! Thanks
Are you sure you don't live up the road to me Haisie? My torturer is a sausage dog and, yes, he set all the others dogs off too. Not that his owner admits it. Said it barks at the foxes! Oh, yes, there's a lots and lots of them hanging round the garden - not. I did contact the Council and was told I could make a formal complaint, anonimously if I wished, but decided to do it in, what I thought, was a friendly manner. I only wish I had done it sooner. May not be on such friendly terms now but I don't have to have any contact with them anyway. The longer you put up with it, the worse it's going to be to bring it to your neighbour's attention.
Think about it.
I am thinking about it TT. It's hard isn't it as you don't want to cause any trouble. I have e a farm near means a dog had been barking for years, got used to that but domestic dogs continuously barking from seven in the morning is so annoying. Especially when one owner doesn't do much all day - really and not a judgment - and let's dog scream. A collie does rasp in o e's ears after a while. Sorry for spelling, it's iPad speak, corrects as typing and continuously going back and forth correcting!
Well, all I can say is don't let it drag on like I did. I don't know what they have done but I could have saved myself a lot of anguish if I had spoken up earlier and believe me I am no wilting flower!! Not bolshi, don't like confrontation, who does, but will stand up for myself. Hate apathy. I understand it is difficult when it's a neighbour as you don't want any ill feeling but, let's face it, they aren't bothered about you are they. I will politely pass the time of day with mine, but will never enter into another conversation with them. They showed their true colours.
Right, now for the adjoining neighbour and the faulty guttering!! It's a hard life.
Oh yes, and you have to watch that Kef. Sensible!! In your dreams Kef.
My mum's cat used to wind up the dog next door,by slowly walking along the wall,just out of reach. Quite deliberate.
When I was young my parents bred boxer dogs, and one in particular ( who won his best of class at Crufts.....showing off) didn't like cats. We shared access to the garden with an elderly widow who had an old cat that was blind in one eye. It used to jump from one outhouse to the other and the dog used to sit below and bark each time it jumped.
Sadly one day the cat misjudged and fell to ground, Mum was outside at the time and dashed over, the dog just stood there looking, then dropped to his "knees" and did an almighty Woof, and boxers certainly woof..the cat expired. Mum took it to the old lady and explained, I don't think they were really friendly after that.
KEF- I shouldn't laugh but....
That's a funny story KEF Don't poppy seeds take ages to ripen/dry!
TinaTurner, i posted on the Morning Forkers bit at 8 this morning. Did you really mean that you have to do it before 6am? This is the bubble for the spirit level initiation isn't it? Ha, you nearly got me there: sat in my pjs desparately trying to have a cup of tea while trying to meet the 6am deadline. It was taking me ages to get to the last post by jumping the page numbers but KEF has told me a quicker way to get to the end of a thread. ha, I am a cloth head at times!
Oh dear Haisie. Should have said 18.00 hours cutoff for Evening thread. I'm still in the olden days. Me does think you are pulling my leg though.
I'm still not getting it, sorry. Does the evening thread start at 18.00? And when does the morning thread finish - what time? I presume the morning thread starts at sparrows fart? Hope I am allowed to say fart. I am going to get a cake and join in this evening! Might buy a teapot too and make myself comfortable anticipating the entertainment. It's so funny on here!
Hello Haisie, just met you on Morning Forkers, said I hadn't seen this thread. Now all is clear, saw it when it began and decided to to answer it. I've enjoyed some of SD's threads, he must be quite a character, but this one didn't appeal. And now all the people I've met on Morning and Evening Forkers are over here!
Used to be one Forkers thread, then some people had a tiff and 2 new ones started. But no-one really gets detention! Even Verdun has been known to post on the wrong one!
You are allowed to say fart, natural function after all, and if you bring a cake this evening you will be very popular. Especially with Fairygirl and Verdun!