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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 07:46

I'm with Edd: its quite likely to be rats. How small is small? We could be looking at rats! Moles, rabbits, mice...


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 07:36

Morning all! Just having my last lay in. I'm avoiding opening the curtains but it certainly felt cold last night!


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 17:00
DD - I hope you avoid the bug! As for rolling in... anything goul is considered fair game to dogs: we're open to a lot of countryside nearby I'm expecting more than one emergency bath! I'm currently trying to work out if he'd be too big for a baby bath in the hope it will be less stressful for him than upstairs if he turns out not to like bathtime (my search history is a right mix at the moment!)

Well work today involved far more body fluids than is socially acceptable for a school trip. I'm just glad I'm not on that bus home! :/

Very cold here and I really need to go shopping. I'm not sure I can get any more layers on!

Is it OK to jet-wash a patio in Winter?

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 07:25

I'd personally be more concerned about any water remaining in my pressure washer freezing and damaging it.  (But I'm selfish like that!)


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 07:23

Will do Granma! (You do promise to tell me when to stop don't you? I can get carried away!)

-2'C outside right now, so the museum wont be much warmer! Cold has hit the "niagra falls" stage: Perfect for 95 students visiting today. Still I'm booking some time off this week to get off to a proper bonding with Reggie so hopefully we'll be in the warm lots. (Hopefully getting him tomorrow).


Posted: 01/02/2015 at 15:23

Meningitis,  yup had that t shirt - measles and mumps I'm hoping I'm vaccinated against! I thought I was but I remember being ill and not being allowed one jab at secondary school... I assume I had it later but now I'm not sure. 

Guess I'll be calling the doctors in the morning! I'm going to research vitamin supplements: with my long term digestion issues I'm aware I'm probably not absorbing everything I should be which might not help my immune system keep at its best. The pamphlets they give you at the hospital do mention it as a possibility but of course don't suggest what to do. 

Pottie your german looked adorable! I'm just playing the "hide anything we care about game". As we have no idea how well house trained Reggie is (if at all) we're considering everything fair chew toy / poop spot. Though at the moment his new crate is looking the most comfortable spot of the house!


Posted: 01/02/2015 at 13:58
Afternoon all. Thanks for your support for Reggie! He's from the German Shepherd Dog Rescue (I found them online). I've fallen with another cold (aagh!!) So am trying to prepare the house for his arrival between laying on the sofa feeling sorry for myself.

Snow is melting here. A few bulbs are poking their heads up. Is Spring on the way?


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 08:31

Thanks Bekkie! I'm glad BM is nice and safe: if surrounded by boxes!

 That's Reggie! 


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 07:57

Morning all! 

What a day yesterday was!

So we met Reggie, and his many friends at the kennels, small lad for a German Shepherd but only 10 months so he might have a little more growing to do but not much by the size of his feet and ears. Very excitable but he hadn't been out of his kennel for 24 hours and didn't seem to have any toys to distract him so what do you expect. Full of energy and loved running free: completely uninterested in us as there was so much to sniff! I don't think he's had much training but I get the impression he'll be quick to learn when treats are offered.

In short we're picking him up next week! No one had told us but we could have taken him that day! The lovely lass was ready to load him in our car! Decided it was fairer on him for us to better prepare the house first and not subject him to my fathers birthday celebrations with all the family on his first weekend. 

Add to that my darling partner buying me new wheels and tyres for my truck and a meal out with friends (via a trip to Pets@Home for much needed shampoo and food as someone was filthy and will be heading straight to the bath when he arrives) and suffice to say I'm still tired this morning. 

Have a great day everyone! 


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 09:15

Wintersong - Pets at Home do the milk. I'm not sure which part of tge milk is dangerous,  if it were the lactose I'd just buy the "dairy free" milk from the supermarket! 

We're off to the kennels at lunch time. Fingers crossed! 

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