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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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pet companions

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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ID please

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 13:18

And there's a little wild strawberry peeking out under the hosta.

pet companions

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 18:26
Kitty 2 says:

Let's see if this works.

Nope, it's not having it sorry. 

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 Kitty, maybe your pic is too large, I had that problem and had to reduce my pics to maximum 500 pixels.

pet companions

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 10:13
plant pauper says:

Inka looks like my Wren. I'm not sure she would sit politely anywhere near a cat.

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 Peggie made sure she put Inka in her place with a whack on the nose when she first arrived, cats outside do not have the same privilege, they get chased!

pet companions

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 09:04

Love all the pictures of your pets, what a variety!

This is Inka-dog, a rescue from Hungary (looking very embarassed at having to sit next to a cat!) and Peggie-cat, also a rescue.

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