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  1. Alis girls

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

    Do you ever regret not having your phone to hand when your animals do something funny. OH found some other devices on BHWT which are like blinkers and so much easier to fit.than bumpa bits. Penny wasnt impressed with our efforts at the bumpa bits and got them off in minutes. We fitted them in past to a hen with a wonky beak (like Rod Hulls emu) no problem Anyway one morning this week having fitted this gadget and feeling happy with ourselves we sat having coffee in garden (actually wasnt raining) watching Penny and Floss free range. Floss has been unwell and is hopefully on mend - laying again after moult and her new bum feathers are growing back so we didnt want Penny pecking her and drawing blood again. So there we are watching Penny with her blinkers. Floss comes up stops short and stares intently at Penny. She looks away and then stares again and you can imagine the conversation would not be unlike a mum staring at her teenage daughters skirt the size of a belt. " what the hell are you wearing? that really isnt your colour you know" we were laughing so much . Floss then walks off looking bemused. Penny has got used to her new device. I found a video on You Tube of a line of hens with these things. Obviously all peckers. Sorry not sure could do that as not very good at technology. If you look at Youtube "anti pecking visors" by Farm pride you will see the lovely girls sporting their new shades. Sorry mods please delete my post which I seem to have managed to post again. Told you I was a technophobe.
  2. Alis girls

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

    Do you ever regret not having your phone to hand when your animals do something funny. OH found some other devices on BHWT which are like blinkers and so much easier to fit.than bumpa bits. Penny wasnt impressed with our efforts at the bumpa bits and got them off in minutes. We fitted them in past to a hen with a wonky beak (like Rod Hulls emu) no problem Anyway one morning this week having fitted this gadget and feeling happy with ourselves we sat having coffee in garden (actually wasnt raining) watching Penny and Floss free range. Floss has been unwell and is hopefully on mend - laying again after moult and her new bum feathers are growing back so we didnt want Penny pecking her and drawing blood again. So there we are watching Penny with her blinkers. Floss comes up stops short and stares intently at Penny. She looks away and then stares again and you can imagine the conversation would not be unlike a mum staring at her teenage daughters skirt the size of a belt. " what the hell are you wearing? that really isnt your colour you know" we were laughing so much . Floss then walks off looking bemused. Penny has got used to her new device. I found a video on You Tube of a line of hens with these things. Obviously all peckers.
  3. Alis girls

    Hamster with a cold

    Hope you get some advice. They are very frail. Its worse when your kids are younger. Hated having to explain it all. Many of our fish went to "fish hospital" and came back "cured" Good luck
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    New York and Boston

    Thanks very helpful - like the sound of vineyard. Going to see Mets play - saw Dodgers in California 2 years ago. Yes have big lads with humongous appetites.
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    Hamster with a cold

    Poor experience of Hamsters and vets but I was a child over 40 yrs ago I hasten to add. We took Tiny to vet with a cold. He clipped her claws made them bleed and next day she was dead. I had a deep mistrust of vets for years after that. I was convinced they were hamstopaths (I made that up). I hope Hugo improves. They are not strong animals. . The Spanish vet we saw recently with Floss our hen had no idea - OH had to tell him what to give her. At least he listened - he was going back to Spain to live so if he hadnt have listened we wont be able to find him to complain . Sorry not much help.
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    New York and Boston

    Booked our hols - what to see and what not to see that is the question. And eateries etc. Six days in NY and 4 in Boston. Thanks oh wise ones
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    Dress code

    YS is doing last A level tomorrow and having a year out before uni next year. Hes got an interview with JD Sports on Monday. When I had interviews many years ago we were dressed to the nines. Do we go mega smart or smart casual - clean jeans and nice shirt . Or footie kit? Joking My kids tell me I am old fashioned. Help
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Yes that's where we looked . Will give them a call
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    We did Clare having watched a video. No problems going it in past but Penny is very good at getting them off. Either that or we didn't fit properly. Size 25mm seems big. Can you get another size? I am concerned that one day the garden will be full of magpies like Hitchcock Birds. Lol
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I will issue an ASBO
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    Hammer toe surgery

    I wonder if your friend had all toes done and bunions. The crutches were removed from my hot little mit when I went for suture removal. I was most put out as it kept people away from my feet. OH got me stick to use just to keep people away. Apart from one trip out for brunch which was painful +++ I've not left the house. A colleague dropped round with a box of chocs and card this pm. Suspect manager is buttering me up. Lol. Good luck with that. Oh I am a rufty tufty nurse and quite stoic I hasten to add
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I have a convalescent hen in my rabbit hutch and a gang of magpies thugs seem to want access to her. I am on sick so can bang on window. First 2 now 3 they are real bully boys. Anyone had probs with them? When shes recovered will put her back with sister but she has a bald bum feathers coming thro. Always something going on
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    Remember me?

    Bonjour - glad you are getting girlies at last.
  14. Alis girls

    Hammer toe surgery

    Sadly I have an infection in left foot. On antibiotics and copious amounts of Actimel as causing tummy rumblings etc. Feeling a bit deflated. Manager sent me a e learning to do by Friday for CQC so I sent a terse email about feeling under weather and shouldnt be expected to do this. And they wonder why staff leave at this place.
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    Hammer toe surgery

    Well 2weeks post op. Sutures out and in trainers. Told to listen to my feet and when they hurt rest which is what I do. Celebrated my freedom yesterday from the house with OH after hospital appt by going and getting a Costa. Two week to go before return to work. My boss hasn't even asked how I am . Nice that. My managers word in an email were " hope you are enjoying your time at home with family and cats " . Makes its sound like I am on holiday. On the plus side my feet look good. Bit bloodied and battered but much straighter.

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