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Posted: 04/06/2016 at 18:25


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Posted: 02/06/2016 at 07:36

Lantana, that ear is down because she produces excessive earwax which annoys her dreadfully, we have to clean it out at least twice a week and she hates it. She's just been shaking her head again now, but when I said come on I'll clean your ear she disappeard upstairs toute de suite!  No one can tell me dogs don't understand what you're saying.

Lily Pilly, they're gorgeous, but they don't look very guilty to me!

Love this thread.

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Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:15
Logan says:

To all,sorry about the photo didn't realise that happened,but that what male dogs do

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  I'm sure no-one was upset, Logan, it's what animals do!

pet companions

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:12

Lantana, meant to say how sorry I am that you lost your Lucy, you must have been devastated, I know I would be if we lost Inka.

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Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:05
Lantana says:

Our two we used to have. Lucy is the black one. We had to let her go aged 8 because of severe epileptic seizures. Ruby is the brindle one and they used to lie like that together when Ruby was young.

Before coming over here we put Ruby in her usual kennels so she wouldn't get stressed by all the upheaval of removal men etc. She was to be collected and brought over here after four weeks. With one week to go till she arrived here I got a frantic phone call from the kennels to say they'd taken her for a morning exercise, she'd seen a rabbit and done a runner after it. Despite searches by everyone, police and vets informed, posters put up everywhere, she was never seen again.

Sorry if that's depressed everyone....I don't what made me come out with all that but I just wanted to post their photos here.


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 Wow, Lantana, your Lucy looks just like our Inka, right down to the white spot on the breast and some white toes. This is a pic of her down by our river.

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Posted: 27/05/2016 at 08:05

Logan, that's indecent exposure!

Similar problem here, OH throws ball, Inka runs after it then ignores it, OH collects ball and doesn't even get a treat!

Love all the pet pictures, keep 'em coming!


Posted: 25/05/2016 at 03:25
DyersEnd says:

What a grumpy lot (most of) you are.  I think we're very lucky to be able to watch the most famous flower show in the world from the comfort of our own armchairs at a sensible time of day. After all - nobody forces you to watch - you could be outside weeding if you preferred 

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 I quite agree with you, DyersEnd, was just thinking the same myself!

Non paying guests in water butt

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 13:34

I get these in my water butts. I put a drop of oil/WD40/lighting fluid (whatever is handiest at the time) in them. This gives a slight film which kills of the larvae as they have to come up to breathe. Makes the watering cans a bit sticky but better than being stung by mossies!

What is this plant?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 07:55

Beware, if you let it go to seed you'll soon have it all over your garden. Agree it's very pretty though.

Glyphosate alternative

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 17:51

Some shops here have stopped selling glyphosate (it's received a bad name because some farmers have use it in overdoses!). I have bought two 1 lt. bottles which should last me for the next 10 years. I only use it sparingly with a small hand spray.

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