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Time….Where does it actually go??

May Be I Just Getting Old lol….

The truth really is that since Pups was stolen  all available time has gone on her search….3 years on and we are failing to get anything on her at all.  I know (or I feel strongly) that all I personally do is let Pups down yet I think the others in this ‘We’ don’t let her down….Its all a huge junked up mess in my head and its caused so much stress that flares via the psa have been  far too common.

They asked me about the mtx ….I find it makes me so sick and always have from the start of 10mg tablets through to the 25ml injections.  4 anti emetics by the end and still throwing up or feeling dead…..

I don’t miss that at all.

The flares  have stayed the same. The increase since Pups was stolen is hardly surprising..All of us  connected to her are having issues with stress, upset etc 24/7…..

In my case the psa have gone after the neck, hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders and the feet….Lol I sitting here thinking yep and the oa the back, also in the neck,  hips, base of skull and knees so  whats left to get trashed BUT I still  have  not been as much as my nightmares at the start of this all those years ago  had in them.

I walked like  drunken gorilla so long now I hate that bit and always have especially since I began the lurching wobbling side …. Its never felt fair that  I don’t drink yet my body behaves as if I am drunk….

There are big changes here… The Lodgers are no longer  here…. There are still 2 of them living with us for ever as I got them  them both off the owner….I also got 2 others off him,  they included Primmy and Blossom and they went to a lovely Rescue who have now  got them in to good solid caring new homes 🙂

Alba is still very much here along with 4 others and the old geriatric mare is still here as well…..Thats the short version but promise to up date on each of that lot as well.

This place went under water 3x the last week…..The weather has been so bad. Its brighter to day so with luck some of the mud will go sticky rather than the  lakes its now being… I hate winter 😉

Where ever you are though PLEASE  keep an eye out for Pups. We have no idea where she is or even if she is still alive….

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I wish so much we knew where she was……

Food delivered by trailer…..

well…. nearly ……… lol

Had this ‘really good’ idea yesterday… would get a big bale as it works out a lot cheaper.  The horses were still here and a small bale wouldn’t last a night so….

Hitched up the trailer, which sounds easy but its hell! Big its not but its twin wheel and so heavy to lift up to get t on the tow bar.  The advantage of that is it doesn’t tip no matter how much weight you put in the back end lol maybe that’s why its was made like that.

Both my trailers are home made but both, what ever their faults, tow lovely…. So off we go, late by now of course but I turned up the field straight and it began to slide a bit…. Its an automatic so not as good on mud as a manual… we had to go back down and come up at a better angle and still it slipped…. but not enough to go sideways lol.

Sideways you loose and the number of times I have done just that…. I used to have this big 4 x 4…. LWB and was almost as good as a Landy but she wasn’t a tractor and did a massive slide right down the front fields slope and into the worst wettest bit…. The tractor got stuck trying to pull her out it was that bad but once he didn’t have the weight of the car he got out and we then used a very, very long rope lol.

The farmer got the bale, he only got haylidge, and as he loaded it on to the trailer 2 things became obvious…. A) the trailer is just not wide enough and B) the bales so heavy it was going to break it… so back to small bales till I can find someone to bring one right in as most will only drop it at the gate.  That gets muddy enough without them eating there…..

Had the jabs today and they so have helped the neck. The botox makes that muscle stop spasaming…. its the only thing that does now a days. When it locks up like that it really hurts and effects the left arm even more… it sort of effects that all the time anyway but when its locked it 5x worse.

She has upped the new tabs, hardly new any more but they are so effective and luckily the only side effects I have had has been a slight hangover feeling for a few mornings…. oh and sleeping 23 hours the first night 8-/  When I think how ill I used to be with the oxy’s and these are better pain relief and so clearly suit me 🙂

Its all a bit sore though just now …. and actually quite yellow having been plastered in iodine lol.

She hopes to avoid the bi-lats that way as I have had so many but she said she will not restrict me so much to numbers as to how many years…. I had the first lot in 1986 but those notes are long lost 😉

I shall leave you with more of the reprobates but just quickly before I forget…. the Pup has both a blog of her own so I don;t bang on about it here (Diary of a stolen springer pup on the blog roll at the side) and her own facebook page…. I have only joined for the pup though I can’t modernise that much 😉  Hey have even now got a laminater for her posters lol

Her page is

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Find-Our-Springer-Pup-Please/520885531344185

Over to these as the jabs do sting a ‘bit’ lol

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Oy Where Is Our Dinner!!!!

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Hey same chair same pup… she is really growing and look how much black flecks she is getting…. I wonder if her sister has the same now?

I know wrong blog 😉 Please publicise the Pup’s page as well as her anywhere you can though.

Right the pain in the lumber (I wont tell you why, suffice to say Alb’s doesn’t like her feet doing 😉   ) has eased enough to lie down so you all take care x

From Normal To A ……

Old crone overnight lol

Something happened yet again this morning… Woke up in the normal pain and grumbling from the lumber …. went into the kitchen and out the kettle on then without reason or revenge the lumber gave out and I was on the floor……

Many things in this place are dodgy but the floor first thing…. before any clearing up…. can’t say I would recommend it….. lol.

Made it to the armchair and pulled my self up but oh it so hurt I just sat and cried… now that is not the way to fight arthritis….. that’s letting it win and besides i had dogs to get out, horses to let out and chicken to let out… though tell me this…

I have a few hens, I count them odd so there are 5 greys, 5 blacks, 3 speckled and then 2 buff coloured and one black and white one…. so tell me how come I am buying eggs…….

They are all having a huge moult just now but they doing it all together …. lol blame the weather 😉  The 3 young ones will soon be point of lay and with luck I might get a few roadies soon as well ands they should lay well too… note the word should 😉

Anyway back to the armchair and the useless pile of pain sat in it…

I was next to the phone and could  called have called for help but I was only wearing slippers and a t-shirt and nobody deserves that lol.  Bit like when I got in the bath and couldn’t get out… 3/4 of and hour that took lol. …… but who you going to call in that state of undress ……

I know I said this a lot but I truly do hate this arthritis stuff! It and I have battled for control of my body for so long and its sort of starting to win… but it wont 🙂

Back to this poor pup…. sorry

Well since starting this draft I have become a pup obsessed  moron…. That pup could so easily have been this little horror quietly pushing me out the armchair….

I choose Seeks instead of her sister that’s been stolen and well I keep thinking it could have been Seeks had I chosen the other little one it would have been. That is a good reason to really be looking for that pup.

I know her Mum and dad want her back and are both shocked and stunned and like me they are feeling it more each day. It will be 3 weeks on Saturday and well she has just disappeared and all that needs to happen is her ‘wonderful’ new owner takes her to a vet….. the chip will flag up …. but her new owner hasn’t bothered to as yet!

That’s when you worry. She isn’t with a responsible person where ever she is.

I don’t do face book…. its beyond me but she on there here

https://www.facebook.com/groups/233412240160911/

on my young-un’s facebook page and please anyone on facebook could you plaster here all over it… let them feel some heat!! She needs to get hot and its beyond me to do that side it really is.

She was picked up here ( the petition…. its a good idea and actually it surprised me it wasn’t already mandatory …. The UK dog laws etc are a mess and not for the first time Deffra need to take a look and make it harder to deal in stolen dogs!

http://www.vetsgetscanning.co.uk/help-us-to-spread-the-word/

You know I have had a bit of a shock one way and another…..a whole murky side of selling and easy market for stolen dogs….

Where the hell do they think the cheap wanted  dog comes from?!! I mean is that what they mean by stolen to order? Then you have the awful side of pups being used as fighting dog bait (though they tend to go for specific breeds of pups….Poor mites don’t have a chance! )

What a world eh? The UK is supposed to be a nation of dog lovers and yet under it all there is an ileitis trade in stolen dogs….. Add in the breed machine dogs who only know cages and puppies…

I really think that the representation of dog lovers does still hold but its under threat by this horrible trade in stolen dogs.  There does seem to be a lot going missing from their gardens and cars….. Especially near here so have become a bit paranoid I think 😉

Oh and don’t even start me on cat lovers….. I disrepair at some people but will have 2 unspayed cats, one just had kittens and the other probably will…. lol the soap box is getting taller 😉

Well taller it might be but speyed they will be! Long as I get them that is…..

Anyway back to the pup…

Have put up posters, have done leaflets, talked to dog owners asking them to keep an eye out. Have emailed all Cornwall’s vets (a lot have said to add her to their wall and have printed out her poster for their waiting rooms) Have done up-country vets on the off chance she was sold via one of these ‘wanted cheap dog and I don;t care if its been stolen’ adds… that’s really got to me I have to say…. and I hide it so well lol.

Contacted dog wardens and am now working my way through up-country ones as well as local…. I don;t know what else to do and please any ideas just say.

She has been on twitter via Dogslost (who are so good at helping) and everyone I know who uses it… facebook I think the same but we need to make her hotter…. I have no idea how to?

You read about making them ‘Too Hot to Handle’ but I just don;t know how to do it….. I know we have to but how beyond what we have done?

I almost joined face book…. If she had her own page …. would it help though? Could do a second blog on WP as I understand that but would it help get her out there and hot… really hot so they dump her and she can be picked up and scanned and we get her back?

Actually that’s an idea eh?  This blog is about us here but the pup has become so important and I feel so worried and its in the back of my mind all the time… Imagine how bad her Mum and Dad feel?!

I look at Seeks and I think what would she have done had it been her, how would it have effected her and round the circle we go….

See we do need to find her lol.

Right soap box away and I have the jabs in the spine and neck again Monday… its the 9th I think lol.  The big ones had to wait as I had quite a cough and do that at the wrong time it will hurt at least lol.  They are not pleasant to have but boy do they help especially with the endless spasaming that ‘probably’ isn’t helped by being so worried 😉

Seeks is growing up, the puppy has morphed into an adolescent that has more strength to push me out the chair lol.  She is now house-trained (that was easy you know she wanted to be… side glance at River and Imbie who both have separation problems …. Those 2 …. well they are def work in progress .. and in so many ways lol.

Imbie has good recall mind…. side glance at Haz…

Haz goes deaf…. he just disappears over a bank and seems to think if he comes back in behind me and comes from that way i will think he has been here all the time….. he really does believe us humans are thick lol.

He will be 8 in March and that means we have been lumbered with each other 7  years…. lol he is magic but can be so naughty…. He was hand raised (his mum died giving birth) and then he was not given enough boundaries….. well you can imaging how hard he was at 9 moths old when he and I became lumbered… lol it took me 18 months to love him he was so bad…. Chewed like a giant termite as well. He would drag the armchair into the middle of the room and then shark round it ripping out mouth fulls as he passed.

He ate every car seat out the car except the drivers one….

Now all he does is trash the chair covers indoors and a duvet in the car so a huge improvement eh 🙂

He has a bit of a clown in there as well 😉

Right i will think about the pup having her own blog….. it might take a long time to get her back but we will!!! We simply just have to and please keep her plastered everywhere you can think to put her.

Stay warm and take care x

Winter is here lol

and the north wind shall blow….

You know i feel like I am being cut in half again but have done a lot of walking, though in my case that should read lurching and limping 😉 leafleting and putting  posters up for Seeks’s sister.

Its such a horrible thing to have happened and we just want her back and safe cus there are 2 really bad scenarios and both are so upsetting….. You never know there may be someone out there who bought her thinking they were rescuing her from a bad owner if she was sold on a sdtreet corner or pub…. They haven’t taken her to the vet yet though as she woild come up as stolen on her chip…..  Maybe tomorrow will bring some better news on her.

Seeks is 5.5 months old now (she was born on June 17th) and she is doing so well 🙂 Did her first real retrieve (by accident I think cus it was only the once lol) and gave it to me…. the next half dozen times she wouldn’t bring it back lol.

She is magic though lol

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Still got several leads trailing behind her but she is playing ‘chase me’ less so that’s good…. I do find chase me a bit annoying. When I first got Haz it took me 3 hours to get him in the first day…… 3 hours of he bouncing and me getting more annoyed lol. He then ran trailing leads as did all but my Lilly who was was really good at coming back.  I could have killed Haz though as it was cold and wet and I couldn’t get him to come in… he has really improved from that hideous dog lol.

As colder weather has come in the bones have actually got worse but is the first time they have really been weather related so I don’t think its connected as such.  That hideous rib thing has got a hold just now the costa what ever its called lol and the back… oh its grinding and going down the front and back of my right leg….. See the pain doc on the 6th I think it is and hell do I need to.  This bone stuff doesn’t give up does it?!

The new tabs (well not so new now) really help though and they have a secondary thing that targets nerve pain in the spine as well as give pain relief so that might be why they are so good.

Now……

Little Breagh…..

DSC00401Bre to her friends went missing…. I found her 3 fields away sweet talking Linda’s ram who was about 7 -8 months old… Bre is about 11 I think… bit like like me chatting up a 14 year old lol.

What she had done though is jump down a vertical bank at least 5’6 high…. and in front was a really nice stock fence that she couldn’t get over….

There was only one way to get her out and that was lift her up the bank…. hell that hurt and she was really stressed to the point I thought it would kill her. She went fairly flat and I really did think it had till her head cleared the top of the bank… at that point she woke up majority and used us as hoof rests and got her self the rest of the way but by the time we got up she was gone and try as we might we couldn’t find her at all….

I gave up looking about 3 but thankfully at 7 she was sat outside the sheep shed none the worst for her night out lol I couldn’t say the same for sure 😉 Lifting sheep up vertical banks I do not recommend lol.

The MTX has got the hand swelling a lot better so it does sort of do something but its not enough though all I will ever get.

I have this huge great springer on the arm of the chair and her legs keep pushing at me … she wants the chair I think lol.

Alba said she is now full grown and the biggest one here. That bit doesn’t amaze me as she was big as a baby lol. She will be 2 in march… where doe the time go?! Sign of getting old eh lol.

The kittens have really caught up now. Big enough to spey actually and so much healthier looking. Stoat os the bigger of the two but Broc isn’t too far behind them. They will never e big but you know what…. after nearly loosing them and them being so ill its nice to see them looking so well 🙂

Had the first frosts now and the grass is stopping growing. Soon it will be only Flower and Farley here so with luck Flower will stop being silly and go in the shed easier lol. I have to reinforce the centre barrier as its too easy to knock it down. Mind they don;t seem to mind being in together which is odd really. Flower doesn’t share all that well normally but in the shed she said she will 😉

Time for the rouges to take a turn as typing is starting to hurt a bit

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Right I have to work out some wording on the leaflets we art going to stick through letter boxes tomorrow….. We are trying to highlight Seeks sister as someone knows what happened to her….. Dogslost are brilliant and we can just use their number so its safer than ringing her owners who are rightly very upset. I sort of hope if I use the word confidential then someone might give us a lead even if it only helps to know where to start looking.

That the big problem with a stolen pup where do you start looking but look we must and making her very hot so the ‘too hot to handle’ thing comes into play can only help as well….. Just not so sure how to do that. She has been in the paper and on the radio. Have posters up but letter boxing seems a good idea now….

There were 2 dogs stolen out a garden or kennel (not sure which) and they were being touted round pubs so its likely that’s a known route and the little pup was dragged round till she was bought… from there who knows but please let it not be the 2 really bad things and let her be safe….

Its really upset me as it so easily could have been this little girl and i know the pup and she is so sweet and trusting and wont be for long if they treat her badly. It can be undone but she never deserved this and nor do her Mum and dad.

You all take care and please keep your fingers crossed  x

There is Another week Gone by…..

and I still not sure it went lol……

I have a lot of bi latrails (i hope) and botox going in my back and neck Monday and odd to say am looking forward to them… she uses a lot of local and its wonderful to be so numb for a few hours lol.

I put young Seeks on some really top draw food and man is she growing but challenging every boundary about 50 times a day lol…. who said having a puppy is easy 😉

She has been going to pup parties at the vets and has not been too bad… though deep down I think she might be on a quest for world domination lol. They take pics and its open to the public so this is where you can find some pics of  the pup parties. There are a lot of other pics there but the parties are logged mostly each week…. Seeks is the black and white springer and yep she does have a degree of dominance……

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rock-View-Vets/194703903915201?id=194703903915201&sk=photos_stream

Now they have added a Beagle…. I followed the link and found this petition… no body has to sign it but its a good one, to me, as I have issues with animals experimentation (I don’t plug them) but to use Beagles with their need for exercise and mental stimulations as much as they do to me is so wrong….. The link is u to you all but if you think that in 2013 (nearly 14) its un-fair to use the beagles in the way maybe you would like to sign it.

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/hm-government-uk-abolish-the-breeding-use-of-beagles-for-animal-experimentation-in-the-uk?utm_source=guides&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_created

They need a few more signatures though deep down I suspect nothing will change. Not sure about other countries policies re the testing on Beagles but the UK should hang its head that its made it this far already…. see I do have issues lol.  They are an incredibly trusting but very active breed and such a bad choice if any would be right they are one of the ones that suffer that bit more by being caged and restricted in every way…. will shut up now and let Seeks eat the soap box 😉

Will just say that its an odd breed to have chosen but it might be thet they have no real know hereditary health issues and so many breeds do eh?

Its gone cold so have put rigs on both Flower and Farley….. I sort of hope it will help to keep both up to weight for a bit longer. The grass has got a huge second rush just now and both are going into winter well covered 🙂

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Will get Flowers side of the shed finished this week after the jabs I will be much better at hammering and moving wood lol. I do abuse things a bit I guess…..

Seeks is really growing… I got some of the top dig food for her… It was fluke but its Mum and Starter but will cover a pup to 12 months. Her mum was fairly small so I sort of hope that this will help get her to her full potential lol…. what ever that is…… 😉

She is crashed out, half on my lap and half on the arm of the chair…. now she can’t do that when she is bigger….. She came to a sale today and is shattered… that makes 3 of us as Haz came as well and is upside down on the settee….. he doesn’t snore though and the pup does like hell lol.

Did I tell you Primmy is back? Its nice to see her and she is looking good, well they all are.

Remember little Phoenix….. look what she has grown into

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I think being here over winter and being fed actual food is why she is so big….. shoulder high to me easy and might well be bigger than Primmy but never as nice, oh hows that for bias lol

Took a lot of pics today and well you can see there is a problem with the camera…. Its got haze or condensation on the inside of the lens and well I don;t know how to get in to it to dry and clean it…. It was raining the other day and cold and that’s when it started…… I hope you will forgive the fog in the pics though as long as its away from the sun its not too bad…..

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Yep Seeks is running trailing a long lead…. she has been playing too much chase me and I hate chase me…..

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and of course the full grown Alba 🙂

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Someone kept on and on and on telling me today about the risk of sheep rustling…. There have been a few taken in Devon and one the Cornwall border but I so wish that they had not kept on so much as I couldn’t cope to well with these being taken and eaten….. can you imagine…. see they shouldn’t have kept on so much but they are in a shed 30′ from here and I would be woken as the dogs would go mad….. Really on edge tonight….. There us a big padlock on the gate that doesn’t lift off too easily and we are here…..

Its not going to happen is it?

Oh the gate and Haz…..

Its an automatic car (it couldn’t have happened if it had been a manual one) and I stopped at the gate to unlock and open them (its two gated that meet in the middle and have a spike going down to hold the gates there…..

Put the car in park but did leave it running…..

Haz got his collar (somehow) stuck on the gear selector….. pushed the button in with his head…… stuck it right down in low gear… it would all have been ok as the hand brake holds it quite well in gear but in his panic he got his back end onto the foot well sand stood on the accelerator…..

Did some damage… the wing and door had to have extensive knocking out and the gate ended up being ripped off its hinges as well as under the car where it hit the petrol tank and made a hole in it……

A mate of mine think there might be a contract on me and Haz is the hit man lol

See what he was like tonight … and what he then did….

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She does look sweet doesn’t she 😉

You all take care and subject to Harry and his contract will see you soon x

Sorry its been a long time but…..

So much has gone wrong…. and some right ….

I got very down for a bit there… worry about Wish and my own health to a degree.. or cheesed off might be better than worry in the health case. I have had so much pain and swelling typing became hard… and then so much pc trouble (that’s still going on lol)

In march i lost my beautiful Slurpy Lilly lab… It was a tragic accident. She got out in the lane and despite being a over knee high dog on a straight bit of road….with good visibility…… the driver wasn’t looking and that was the end of Lil…. I took it hard to be honest as no matter what it was my fault she was out there but bless her she left such a hole.

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In May the worst happened and Wish left us… bless her 13.5 is a good age for a sheep but oh I missed her. So did Bre

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R.I.P to two of the best animals I have ever had the privilege to know.

The day I lost Wish (it was on my birthday actally…. not the best way to celebrate) I was  given Flower…. now I was worried about her, and have been for the last 7 years as is obvious in this in blog lol. She is now safe!!!  She is not in foal this year (though he wants one more foal from her which is fair enough I guess).

I kept her and Phoenix over winter as she needed a rug and food!  Got her a light weight turn out rug though as you can see she looked some silly lol.

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It took me a long time to get him to agree to a rug, and then I had to say I had borrowed it but of course I brought it….. it didn’t look quite so shiny and new in a few weeks lol. Now I can just save up and buy her a heavier one that will keep her a lot warmer as well as dry!

That one was before I knew I was going to keep her over winter…. I couldn’t let her not grow a coat as when she went she would be out in the full force of a hideous cold, windy and wet Cornish winter….. they are so long now a days as well lol.

She has a shed to be in over night (he would never have agreed to that) and now by fluke she has a companion……

Farley is a beautiful 22-24 year old part thoroughbred (though it might be some Arab.. infact I thought she was an Anglo but the vet said not…) anyway she has a bit of blood in her. She came here as her owner needed to find her other livery and couldn’t part with her so her she is as a companion to Flower and a really nice additional shadow….

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I hate arthritis and it hates me! I have had more facet joint jabs, a ton and a half of botox in the triggers (hell i wish I could get my face in the way lol) Then a couple of months ago the pain doc put me on a trial of a new drug….. its been developed as an alternative to MST and the Oxycotin (i am sorry as any USA readers will have different names but they are both morphine based… well actually morphine one in liquid form the other in tablet.

Both make me very sick

That is why the new drug has been developed They wanted to give the same pain coverage but not have sickness as a side effect. Its a bit like Tramadol very big brother… still licensed so could be addictive (I keep heaving to remind my self to take them though lol)

The have been incredible and the drugs company… I am so pleased with them, to have pain relief and not the grinding sickness lol.

Still on the pregablin (for the USA folk that’s Lyrica) and that is such a good drug and again I am lucky and can take 600 per day with no real side effects as such… well a night with a singing tree was interesting lol.  At the time my only issue is he sang a song from a musical and I would have preferred something modern lol.

Even with the pregabs and the tapadol i have hideous pain… but.. we made the shed into 2 stables… what did I expect? Did some finishing off with bread baskets as well as wood 😉 what did I think would happen to the useless body?!

Really the one I will not have  (the Fibro) is growing teeth as well…. I been put back on the MTX and at least some of the joint swelling is going down but I feel like fill in the blanks 😉

It is rough after finishing off the stables as it was a lot of sawing and reaching up…… I am so stupid but then I long ago vowed to fight it and I really do…. I feel like some one has a knife in my spine between the shoulder blades and the left arm is so painful and doesn’t like lifting…..

Least I am better mentally….

That bit was horrid, I was just so down and had no good news or even normal just bad news and sadness….. Its better now and the fates have smiled on me and I have ended up with a baby Springer…. she is beautiful, wilful and a monster lol

The first one I asked someone to pin her down lol

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And yep that is a kitten….

Have 2 now and they have been so ill. Fluids and milk every 2 hours for 6 weeks… three of those weeks they were at the vets each day for injections… the vets saved them though and they are going on ok….. They look a bit odd but they are alive and 4 weeks ago that looked very unlikely….

Hey this is the sheds transformation……

It was hard work but I had a very nice willing helper and she sis so much of it leaving the useless body to be a lot less challenged. The finishing off… well that was just me but it will do eh?

The other side now needs some finishing off. i am planing to bored it and then put in some sawdust to bring the floor to all one level and then shavings on top… I can’t get the concrete up from the bases that are there so it will have to be levelled with the shavings and then really packed out with shavings eh? Can’t have the dust and its possible the shavings will do the job…… I might try that first as sawdust really is dusty stuff.

Its not brilliant but it will get them out of the cold and rain at least.

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Its a temporary thing and will do the job though they have the length the width is only just under 10 feet….. they fit but I wish it was wider but being broke means I can’t build one but in time they will have nice stables up near the sheep shed 🙂

Hey with bedding it looks ok on the side that’s now finished. I had to poach a few feet fopr a small feed store as it would be easier that way but as you can see Farley been in as a test it out five mins thing and she does fit… Flower will as well but i still have to make a door and finish her side…… tell that to my back, neck and arms……. lol I seriously hate arthritis!!!

Then meet Ethel, Ermentrude’s sister 🙂 She came in June (I think) and Bre was happier to have 6 again….  Ethel came from Surrey Dock farm and as last time I was amazed at how well they had laid it all out. Its got to be good that kids in a city can see cows, sheep pigs etc and even in London there is a farm lol.

DSC00013Like her sister she is so gentle and kind and very tame… she isn’t into custard creams as much as the other 5 but she is getting there lol.

Lastly…… In late February I took in a full blown collie….. bit messed up but so lovely…. I have actually called her Imbie…. and her surname is Sill…… and yes she is! lol

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DSC00309Just remembered I am not talking to him….. He tried to kill me lol… he really did but will tell you about that next blog lol.

Bored you long enough now…

Alba said she needs to have a photo call.. man she is big now! Still Alb’s though

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Alba would like to point out she didn't say they could have her hay!!

Alba would like to point out she didn’t say they could have her hay!!

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You all take care and stay dry if your weather is like here but if you have sun…. send it please… oh please lol x

More extracts from a Fools Diary lol……

Good Title eh…..

Well the outdoor sale was cancelled and the indoor one closed for repairs and really it was just as well cus I been rough yet again. I have a thing called barrettes oesophagus and also something caused GORD and the 2 combined can and do make me feel so ill at times and very sick….. They look at it all from time to time and give me more tablets and well just today its all been sore as there is also inflammation in the oesophagus as well. It had made it grade 3 last time and well i don;t think its got much better lol.

So getting up to find one sale cancelled meant I was able to drag the useless bones back to bed lol. Then the other was closed so I am ashamed to say i went back to bed after being some sick again….

I not so bad tonight lol.  Oddly enough less tired as well lol.

I went out with the camera though and Lil and Haz accompanied me and got butted by the sheep who obviously haven’t been worked with dogs lol. Bre stood back as she has been. Mind she is not too opposed to a foot stamp at Haz as she turns to leave lol.

She foot stamps me as well. Its funny, I got Bre when Gotley Stampy Feet died…… They are alike actually though I had Got for years she never fully tamed so I thought what the hell I would share another poem with you… dedicated to Gotley Stampy Feet

          Ode to Miss Stampy Feet.

 

When I first met you you were very ill,

It would take a lot more than some magic pill,

To pull you back from the brink of death,

You couldn’t drink and you were out of breath,

It all paid off and your 8 years old,

But you never have done as your told,

You have a temper there’s no mistake,

And you push to the limits and liberties take,

You have to be sheared its what I must do

And you have 4 feet but I can only clip two,

You fight every inch and you strop and bleat,

I really think you are Miss Stampy Feet,

Yet despite your strops stamps and fight,

That makes me have to try with all my might,

Your feet are done and you clothes are changed

You haven’t got problems and there is no mange,

I hurt like hell and you gave me pain,

And every year it seems the same

Surely by now you know you can’t win!

Is behaving nicely such a sin?

Your sisters watch in total awe,

As you bash me around and make me sore,

Yet deep down under it all and the pain,

I love you as much just the same!

That was Got’s reply lol

She was a lovely sheep and though she was only ten and a half when I lost her she was so ill when I got her that every day was a bonus without every year. She had a thing called Orph… its not good and untreated it can go after the internal organs as well as make sores on the face and the tongue hard and inflexible  Often they call that a wooden tongue  Her sister I lost the first day but Got was a fighter (in so many ways 😉 a good one as well lol) She did recover though was weaned by about 6 weeks though we had no idea of her real age.  I said to her so often the first few weeks that you got to live she ended up being called Got lol.

She loved old Ilk (as did Wish and Hope) and her and Wish never really bonded. After Ilk’s death Wish and Hope didn’t really welcome Got into their circle….. Sheep are funny though and don’t like being on there own so enter the Breagh!

Wow I veered off there some didn’t I?!

Not too sure i am safe to post on the oxy’s lol.

Took some nice pic’s today and did I say i had taken in a couple of kittens? Called Max (a black lad about 4 months old) and Masie about 2 months or so old

Masie making use of my jacket lol

Funny little thing. Quite stunted but has improved and might just be a small cat but sometimes they can surprise you. Long ago I had a cat called Zennor who didn’t grow very well as a baby I took him to the vets… he ended up being one of the biggest cats I have ever had!

Wish was baby sitting today it was too wet out for her so though the door was open she said she would look after the chicken lol

Then I braved the mud and went to see where the other girls were

Then they saw me lol

A break in the rain was appreciated by these two as well I think

off they go……

and back they come…..

and after a long day eating grass its good to kick off your heels and roll…. though I wasn’t quick enough and only caught the aftermath lol

I will get that mud off her tomorrow lol

Ermentrude said since non of you have custard creams she is off lol.

You all stay warm and take care x