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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    It was lovely to meet you in person and your beautiful girl (who I still imagine being about 10!). Sounds like there are enough people up this way for us to have a proper Omlet meet next time you're up in Edinburgh!
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    The Weather Thread #9

    We've got mountains of dirty snow everywhere where the roads have been ploughed. Can't see them melting any time soon.
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    Dog chews

    Oh my word, how adorable ! Not sure what age they are allowed these, but I get bulls pizzles (euphemism for you know whats!) for Cassie and she loves them. I try not to think to much about what they actually are .
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    The Weather Thread #9

    I call this my Marge Simpson nest box!
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    The Weather Thread #9

    Hi, doing well thanks (although been stranded at home for 3 days!). That would be lovely, let me know when you'll be here. Can't believe Rosie is at Uni ! Oops, still getting to grips with this new format!
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    The Weather Thread #9

    Dogmother, I can concur with what Rosie says, it's blowing a hoolie here and snow is getting deeper by the hour. Sad to say my neighbourhood isn't what it used to be, we took Cassie for a walk this afternoon and came back to find our car had been vandalised.
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    New Layout & Forum Software

    This is weird! I've not been on for over a year and haven't had a single notification during that time, until today! Nice to see some still familiar names .
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    New puppy! Now 8 months old!

    After the heartache of losing lovely Riley, we couldn't bear being without a dog so immediately started looking for a new one. We looked at a few rescues but they weren't deemed suitable for the chickens and we weren't very confident taking on a dog with the issues so many of them have. I think it was meant to be - we had just decided to go down the puppy route and I came across an ad (only posted 25 mins beforehand) for Springer/Collie puppies. So please meet the lovely Cassie . We picked her up from a farm in Lockerbie last Tuesday and she's stolen all our hearts. She is such a wee character - friendly, mischievous, confident and such a quick learner. Her mum is a lovely Springer and her dad a "failed" sheepdog, both beautiful dogs. We are all besotted .
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    New puppy! Now 8 months old!

    We had a pretty low key Christmas so it was fine! However, tomorrow we're going away to the Lakes for 5 days so we'll see how she copes with a holiday cottage - lots of new things to chew .
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    Sad news about Riley

    For those Omlet forum members who remember my beautiful dog Riley, I'm very sad to have to say that we had to have him put to sleep today. He'd been getting more and more frail but this morning he had a bit of a turn and wasn't able to stand up properly or walk. We rescued him in January 2001 and he was about 1 or 2 then, so he was about 17 years old. He went very peacefully, all 4 of us were with him, and he just looked as though he was asleep. Best doggie ever xx
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    Sad news about Riley

    Thanks, PM, it was very sad but inevitable at over 17 yrs old . Not sure if you've seen that we have a new pup who has been helping fill the Riley-shaped hole in our lives. She's got a lot to live up to though! *click*
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    New puppy! Now 8 months old!

    Haven't been on the forum much recently but got a notification so thought I'd pop in and say hi! Cassie is now 8 months old and is a lovely dog (apart from a bit of occasional growly snappy nonsense which we're working on ).
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    Cassie helps with the laundry

    For those not on Facebook, I thought you might like to see Cassie's audition tape for under-housekeeper ... *click*
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    Cassie helps with the laundry

    Thankfully, Cassie prefers boxers .
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    Cassie helps with the laundry

    Wilf is obsessed with the washing machine. He likes stealing underwear out of the drum whilst I'm unloading it and parades his treasures around the front garden Ditto to both .
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    Had to have our bunny put to sleep today.

    Very sad to hear that, poor Crunchie xx
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    New puppy

    Aww, congratulations, he's adorable! Such a cute little face . Love the name Goose! There's a collie near us called Stroma (always puts me in mind of a stoma but it's actually a small island off the North of Scotland, near where the puppy came from!)
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    Puppy neutering

    That's a good tip, I'll remember that! Glad to hear he's healing well . Give him a cuddle from me .
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    Mildew proof shower curtain

    Don't know about you but I've always struggled with shower curtains growing that horrible pink mildew on them, which is impossible to remove. I recently found one on Amazon which purported to be mildew proof so thought I'd give it a go. I bought it at the end of July and there's no sign of any type of mould or mildew growing on it as yet. Can't quite remember how quickly it usually appears but that seems quite hopeful (3 very active adults - plus me! - in the house so lots of showers daily). They're half price at the moment so if you're interested, here's the link. There are 3 different sizes so be careful which one you choose. *click*
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    Puppy neutering

    Poor Wilf, he doesn't look happy (shouldn't laugh ).
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    Puppy neutering

    Aw, poor Wilf . We've got that to look forward to with Cassie in a few weeks . Not looking forward to it. Don't know if it's worse for boys or girls?
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    French move - March update

    Lovely to hear how you're getting on, I too often think of you both . Sounds like a massive, scary/exciting adventure and I bet each and every day will be different .
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    Puppy training nightmare...

    ... but it's not Cassie that's the problem, it's OH . She is an absolute darling and apart from when she goes into piranha mode, is such fun and so adorable. However, OH seems to have taken it personally that she's started to refuse to go for walkies with him in the morning and is a bit bitey at times (as she is with me and the boys - 22 and 24, so men really!). We deal with it the way the puppy class trainer suggested and move on. He chucks her into her crate if she doesn't stop within seconds . He seems to want a dog that behaves like Riley used to without any of the hard work involved in training her how to become like that. He only seems to want her when she's sleepy and cuddly and never plays with her. His excuse is that he has no time but he's home every evening and could make time in the morning if he really wanted to. The boys agree with me that he's being ridiculous but he's so stubborn and huffy I'm not sure how to get past this. Perhaps she just thinks he's no fun to go out with? She likes walking with me and the boys so it's not anything to do with being scared of the great outdoors (she's a very confident wee thing anyway). I've suggested I go with him tomorrow morning but he's not really said yay or nay . I never thought it would be a grown man rather than a 13 week old puppy that made this so difficult . How could he not want to even try to bond with her ....
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    Puppy training nightmare...

    Had to Google that (I've a friend with Vizlas but not wirehaired) - they look gorgeous! Good luck with the new pup .
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    Hate, Hate, HATE my varifocals!

    That's good. I was quite surprised how good mine were when they'd been put right. Hopefully yours will be the same!