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Lovely flowers.

Our delivery came this morning, OH rejected 2 alternative items but the rest were what we wanted.  One reject was tuna in brine.  We have tuna in water and no way are we having salty stuff when OH has his heart tablets.  The other was botty wipes for me - I like the safe to flush even though we can't flush them in our system - I wouldn't have minded but I was still in bed at the time!!!!!

Day 4 of sunshine! I will have a look at your friend later DM - need to get some hot water for the ducky bath de-icing session!

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6 hours ago, Cat tails said:

For those absolutely bored bonkers or in need of some extraction, there are loads of wild life webcams you can watch. Found this one especially for @soapdragon https://explore.org/livecams/puffins/puffin-loafing-ledge-cam?gclid=Cj0KCQjwx7zzBRCcARIsABPRscNOWNbFEoNlSj_5Lu662AAVxitO4QSOE7QReGAoxr820TxLmpzKM70aArBZEALw_wcB

Thanks CT! That was very thoughtful; Plubby sits on my bedside table! 

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On 3/22/2020 at 7:17 PM, Ursula123 said:

Have a look at western whip snakes or  couleuvre on google, feisty things but not poisonous more like a wasp sting if they get you.

 

I have had a look.  I don't think they are as a WW snake looks to be greeny yellow and ours are beigy/grey and black.  However, it could be a horseshoe whip snake, so thanks for the steer and the info about bites.  Whilst scouring the internet I came across a very disturbing picture of 2 snakes mating.  The image won't leave my head!

Those are lovely flowers DM; I am putting a bunch in with my Mum's online order if I can.  Spring flowers are extra special I think, emblematic of new life, or at least hope, right now!

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It is strangely eerie where I work, normally the streets and shops are bustling with people. But the streets are now empty. There were a few groups hanging around, but the police quickly dispersed them. 

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Good - that shows that this lockdown thing is working so, hopefully, we'll see results in a fortnight's time! Even though we are in a small village there is a marked reduction in footfall around and about but I understand that the local footpaths are being well used! 

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Same here, there were police in our park splitting up groups and moving them on. I hear there are also patrols stopping cars to check on the validity of their journey. I hear that we're now not allowed to drive 2 miles to walk the dogs in the isolation of fields, but I have to walk them in the park and town - surely more of a risk.:think:

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Same here. I had to take a couple of work vans out to keep their batteries going today and there weren’t all that many cars on the road - mostly vans and lorries. 

On the other hand, I went to Asda today for the first time in 2 weeks today and - PEOPLE!!!! Asda have done their best...they’re limiting how many people go in at one time, have put arrows to make a one way system and showed how far 2m is to keep apart at checkouts, but so many people are just ignoring all of it! One woman actually leaned across in front of me to get paracetamol! There was plenty of food / everything on the shelves and it wasn’t busy - would have been easy to keep 2m apart but it was like people either had no idea what 2m looked like or they didn’t care or just forgot everything else while shopping. It made it really stressful (which it was anyway as I was shopping for 3 households!).

 I forgot the applause for care workers but what I’ve seen on Instagram looked fantastic.

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I've just got back from a trot round the village (still on crutches 🙄)and it's quiet. People are respectful of the 2m distance and there seems to be an unspoken protocol whereby, if you see someone coming towards you, one party crosses to the other side of the road to pass then crosses back again. It's like some sort of weird country dance😂. Our local pub is selling some meat (rib eye steak, chickens, pork chops, bacon and sausages) as well as fr eggs and salted butter. They promise us bread flour for Tuesday which OH is very excited about! They are also doing pub food to takeaway - ordered in advance, bring your own container! 

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A local cafe, which had closed is now a greengrocer, selling all sorts of lovely, locally produced veg. Great idea.

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41 minutes ago, patsylabrador said:

Is Cat Tails on other pages?Haven't seen her on here for a few days. Just checking. 

Still here! 🙋🏼‍♀️

Just really busy with organising the lives of all my students! Thanks for caring though!

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On another note:

Had to take Red to the vet on Thursday night. He came in and turned my house into a respectable crime scene within seconds! His toe was bleeding quite enthusiastically and the blood ended up on the walls before I knew it.

Red wasn’t bothered one bit, but called the vet. She told me to put a pressure bandage on his leg and take it off in half an hour and see if it stopped bleeding. Well... it didn’t...

So off to the vet with a cross cat on the back of my bicycle. (Don’t have a car)

Turns out another cat must have caught a nail in his toe and cut an artery. That was never going to stop bleeding on it’s own!

Vet closed the whole with glue and bandaged his leg again. Needed to keep him in overnight and take off the bandage the next day.

Well... Red is NOT an indoor cat... Kept him in my kitchen, but he meowed his way through the night... when I went to check on him at 4:30 he already took off his bandage... bleeping cat! 👿 Luckily no more bleeding! Well just my bank account... 😒

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:lol:  How dare you bandage ME!  Oh dear, if looks could kill - he's certainly looking at you in the most strange manner!  

But thankfully all OK so far.  Well done for the bike ride with Mr Drippy!

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Poor boy!  and poor you!

We are in the same boat, the day before yesterday our young cat was nowhere to be seen, then heard miaowing pathetically under a bush, I brought him in, salivating and being sick.  Calld the vet (luckily its her only day in the surgery in the morning) and took him in.  She said he had a swollen tongue and she thought he'd eaten a processionary caterpillar.  We know there are lots of them, but they aren't in a 300m radius of our house.  Anyway, she squirted saline and ABs into him and we have to wash his mouth out every 3-4 hours, give him ABs twice a day and squirt something else down his throat.  This has to go on for a week.  Its already very noisy in here, he hates it.  Yesterday we think we discovered what he had actually done as he pounced on a small bee on the window.  Stupid cat, will he never learn!

I hope Red recovers quickly.  I am so thankful vets are still open.

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2 minutes ago, Lewis said:

Poor cats, they’ll never learn!

Never ever... 😒

3 hours ago, Daphne said:

Poor boy!  and poor you!

We are in the same boat, the day before yesterday our young cat was nowhere to be seen, then heard miaowing pathetically under a bush, I brought him in, salivating and being sick.  Calld the vet (luckily its her only day in the surgery in the morning) and took him in.  She said he had a swollen tongue and she thought he'd eaten a processionary caterpillar.  We know there are lots of them, but they aren't in a 300m radius of our house.  Anyway, she squirted saline and ABs into him and we have to wash his mouth out every 3-4 hours, give him ABs twice a day and squirt something else down his throat.  This has to go on for a week.  Its already very noisy in here, he hates it.  Yesterday we think we discovered what he had actually done as he pounced on a small bee on the window.  Stupid cat, will he never learn!

I hope Red recovers quickly.  I am so thankful vets are still open.

Red was fine the moment the anesthetic wore off. Idiot.

Poor little lass! That must have been painful! Hope you have no more bee incidents.

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Our lad also a ginger had bladder stones removed a few weeks back. He managed to remove his own sutures as we had to give up on the cone of shame, he was demented driving us mad and as high as a kite. . I thought his wound had herniated but vet said it was fat🤣. Cat skin heals very fast. Hes now got new fur growing back. 

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I just noticed this on the Google home page:

 

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Also, the police can now issue fines of £60 (reduced to £30 if paid within 28 days) for breaking the lockdown rules. £120 fine for a second offence, then Magistrates court if the lockdown is broken for a 3rd time. 

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Still saw 5 teenagers walking down the road together yesterday.  Will they never learn? On the positive side, this lockdown has made me embrace technology more.   Today, I managed a 5 way Messenger chat with my four offspring and family spanning the UK and Australia AND another with my three sisters.   Now going to download Zoom as next Sunday it is Etta’s third birthday and hopefully we can have a virtual birthday party for her!  

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We try and do a walk once a day.  London isn't the easiest place to get away from people. Yesterday we were doing a spot of food shopping. Wearing masks and gloves walking down the road when an old lady over 2 m away coughed. OH scuttled off down the road like the hounds of hell were after him. I fell into a shop doorway in my haste to distance myself. Must have looked comical to anyone watching. One of our receptionists at work in our GP surgery has smokers cough. Shes been put off the front line into back room as was alarming few patients coming in. 😂

OH said on one of his walks someone in front of him sneezed , there was a mass exodus across the road. 

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Just been for a lovely early evening walk along country lanes from our house. We took the route I used to run along. I used to see either no one or another runner or two, but today we passed loads of families walking! I’m not saying it’s a bad thing and actually good if it gets people out for a walk who wouldn’t normally - just struck me as funny!

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