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  • 04:10:01 pm on December 23, 2012 | 0 | # |

    stories?

     
  • 03:23:02 pm on December 23, 2012 | 0 | # |

    so sorry to hear un has been in hospital but very glad to hear he’s home (((un)))

     
  • 03:22:30 pm on December 23, 2012 | 0 | # |

    hi j4 :)

     
  • 03:11:54 pm on December 23, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 04:47:20 pm on November 21, 2012 | 0 | # |

    choklit????

     
  • 03:25:22 pm on November 10, 2012 | 0 | # |

    flute – i’ve never heard of honey sticks. they sound a waste of time. honey is so gloopy, most of it is bound to stay in a narrow straw. i don’t like it apart from when it’s in greek yogurt.

     
  • 12:23:40 pm on November 10, 2012 | 0 | # |

    thanks (((tappers))) :)

     
  • 12:22:28 pm on November 10, 2012 | 0 | # |

    spencer, i asked the vet about that because louis would be very unhappy as an indoor cat. he replied that yes, if he recovers, he can go out and he would only have advised me to persevere if in his opinion, louis would have a good quality of life again.

    some prey he gifts to me, some he eats so i asked about that as well. he said ‘it’s not ideal but there’s nothing you can do about it’. if he does get better, he shoould be able to have other foods introduced into his diet eventually.

     
  • 12:19:03 pm on November 10, 2012 | 0 | # |

    flute – venison was the only one the vet could think of. it didn’t start off too badly but now he doesn’t want the canned or the biscuits. i feel so sorry for him – who would wnat the same food for every meal every day. at a push he can have duck biscuits. it’s so hard to know what to do – leave him to get hungry?, is he not eating cos he feels sick?, give in and then he knows he’s won?, tube feed him cos he’s not getting enough nutrition? constant worry.

     
  • 11:57:14 am on November 10, 2012 | 0 | # |

    hi spencer :) the fat content of the diet is an issue in pancreatitis in humans and dogs but not cats. the diet is for the ibd. no treatment for pancreatitis – just have to hope it goes away. it has to be a ‘novel’ protein – that doesn’t leave much, hence the venison diet.

     
  • 10:21:50 am on November 10, 2012 | 0 | # |

    candancie, tappers – louis became ill suddenly on 1st oct with persistent vomiting. he was admitted to the vet that day. he stayed in for 10 days, came home for a few days, took a turn for the worse and was admitted to a specialist facility in another city. he had numerous tests and procedures before we got the final diagnosis.

    flute – he has severe acute pancreatitis and severe inflammatory bowel disease. apparently pancreatitis in cats usually involves the intestine, the liver, or both. there is no treatment for pancreatitis. it can do one of 3 things – go away, go away and come back or, worst, turn into the chronic form. he will always be predisposed to it.

    he is on steroids and antibiotics for the ibd, pain killers, anti sickness tablets and an antacid. he is on a special diet that he doesn’t like much, for 4-6 months. he has a feeding tube through the side of his neck because he wouldn’t eat. he’s lost 1.5 kilos. he’s been home from hospital 2 weeks now and is better than he was but far from well. he spends most of his time sleeping in the wardrobe. at least he’s fairly happy – he was very miserable in hospital. i only visited twice because seeing him so ill was more than i could take. and all the while wondering, as it dragged on, if i was going to have to make ‘the decision’.

    anyway, the whole thing has been a complete nightmare but onward and upward. the specialist vet has made it clear if he recovers it will be a long and rocky road. all positive vibes for a complete recovery welcomed. poor little louis needs all the help he can get :)

     
  • 05:10:39 pm on November 9, 2012 | 0 | # |

    hi kitt :) mistress jewellery, linda and martha have all been posting on facebook :) ct went completely off the radar. i emailed a couple times when q&a closed – no reply.

    hi flute :) glad katie’s getting there. louis is a little better – been 40 days of illness now :(

    yes, i say gubbins.

     
  • 05:08:14 pm on November 9, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 10:07:33 am on November 6, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 03:47:50 pm on November 5, 2012 | 0 | # |

    i’ve never heard anyone call coke lemonade. lemonade is…….lemonade. lemon flavoured fizzy. we call fizzy drinks, fizzy. if you want lemonade you ask for that. if you want coke, you ask for that. etc.

    we don’t have koolaid. non-fizzy fruit drinks are squashes.

     
  • 03:45:34 pm on November 5, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 05:37:48 pm on November 3, 2012 | 0 | # |

    i do NOT have an accent.

     
  • 05:31:34 pm on November 3, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 09:29:40 am on October 28, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 04:31:02 pm on October 13, 2012 | 0 | # |

    ll – have you thought about a humane trap? bait with pb, little trap door closes and you let them out. they come out all peanut buttery ;)

     
  • 04:30:11 pm on October 13, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 10:05:17 am on October 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 09:42:31 am on October 6, 2012 | 0 | # |

    hi/bye flute :)

     
  • 09:05:07 am on October 6, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 09:44:03 am on October 5, 2012 | 0 | # |

    lol! bye flute – don’t rush, drive carefully!

     
  • 09:40:30 am on October 5, 2012 | 0 | # |

    if you had no contact with the outside world it would be easier but i don’t want the rest of the uk to be 10pm while i pretend it’s midnight.

     
  • 09:33:30 am on October 5, 2012 | 0 | # |

    flute – yes, i wish they’d do that again. lol

     
  • 09:32:50 am on October 5, 2012 | 0 | # |

    right so dst is the equivalent of our british summer time.

     
  • 09:27:53 am on October 5, 2012 | 0 | # |

    the actual time change doesn’t bother me – i just hate long dark evenings.

     
  • 09:25:27 am on October 5, 2012 | 0 | # |

    is it called dst at both ends of the summer?

     
  • 09:24:05 am on October 5, 2012 | 0 | # |

    daylight time shofting sounds like something from star trek.

     
  • 09:20:03 am on October 5, 2012 | 0 | # |

    hi flute :)

    i’d forgotten about the clocks. groan.

     
  • 09:17:20 am on October 5, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 03:13:52 pm on August 17, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 06:08:43 am on August 16, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 01:45:31 pm on August 10, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 05:07:22 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    it often takes me longer than 15 mins to remember i posted.

     
  • 04:54:42 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    hi salt – me either.

     
  • 04:36:39 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    ok, i did it, i read it. yes teary now…

     
  • 03:41:38 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    see ya (((nwt)))

     
  • 03:39:51 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    mind you, my family members live up the road and i never see them so it’s not always distance that’s the problem.

     
  • 03:34:40 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    awwwww, it must be a problem living in such a big country. you’re all so far apart. (((hugs)))

     
  • 03:29:19 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 03:26:09 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    nwt – if i can get that far west, you can get that far east. lol
    def worth a look.

     
  • 03:21:42 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    one thing with the rain – it keeps the darn ticks down.

     
  • 03:19:19 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    yes, especially when you don’t know the area. flute did a grand job.

     
  • 03:14:56 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    yes we did but it was difficult at times – like driving at night.

     
  • 03:12:37 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    lol! i thought it was all over. my personal black cloud followed me across the atlantic and flute’s followed her as well so we had no hope. lol

     
  • 03:10:39 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    i dunno what happened to the heat wave while i was there ;)

     
  • 03:06:44 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    is everyone doing the 15 min thing? lol

     
  • 03:04:16 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    uh oh….j4′s 15 min is up ;)

    i’ll send rain if you send sun.

     
  • 03:02:29 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    lol! i think it was cleaning that caused the problem in the first place.

     
  • 03:01:35 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    mind you, it barely stops raining long enough to do anything outside ;)

     
  • 03:00:11 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    nwt – nah, i’m retired for pete’s sake ;) the windows in my house are fairly easy to clean and what i need to do is use my left hand. trouble is, i forget and find myself using my right hand. like i did the past 2 days gardening.

     
  • 02:55:18 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    i need to do windows. all part of my august anti-sp***r campaign. find it hard now with this stupid shoulder though.

     
  • 02:54:15 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    hi nwt :)

     
  • 02:44:56 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    k…..

     
  • 02:42:56 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    ok, won’t watch then.

     
  • 02:41:17 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    the doggie died?

     
  • 02:37:50 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    j4 – no i don’t :( i think my brain’s going. awful memory.

     
  • 02:37:03 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    don’t think i’ll risk it…

     
  • 02:33:44 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    hi j4 – is it sad? i can’t cope with sad…..

     
  • 02:32:52 pm on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 06:14:12 am on August 7, 2012 | 0 | # |

    flute – it’s been accepted here for years that frontline doesn’t work for fleas anymore. it still works well for ticks however. the only thing that works for louis is a 6 monthly injection of program. also, unless what you’re using is frontline PLUS, you’ll need to treat the house as well with something like acclaim.

     
  • 04:57:27 pm on August 5, 2012 | 0 | # |

    curioser – LOL!!

    hope you’ve cooled down ;)

     
  • 05:00:34 pm on August 4, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 09:39:19 pm on August 3, 2012 | 0 | # |

    lol!

     
  • 09:11:16 pm on August 3, 2012 | 0 | # |

    Linda E. Eastman Please tell Flute that I am so sorry her car cannot go over 45 MPH. That must be hard on her on the highways. {smile}

    i told her her speedo’s stuck…….

     
  • 09:02:22 pm on August 3, 2012 | 0 | # |

    flute – linda claims it was our fault we went the wrong way up a one way road. the fact we didn’t see where she went cos she shot off at the speed of light seems to be irrelevant.

     
  • 08:36:50 pm on August 3, 2012 | 0 | # |

    flute – i need to get you on facebook to back me up. linda is completely denying her leadfoot. lol!

     
  • 07:00:35 pm on August 3, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 06:47:54 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    bye you two :)

     
  • 06:39:49 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    and i’d rather see him than hear him ;)

     
  • 06:39:29 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    that’s really weird – i can hear him but can’t see him. that happens sometimes on facebook too.

     
  • 06:36:56 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    salt – it definitely goes from both sides. this is under the pic -

    Boats leave every 30 minutes from
    the U.S. or Canadian docks.

     
  • 06:30:37 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    j4 – can you post the video?

     
  • 06:29:27 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    it’s a fairly short trip and i wanted to do it but it looked pretty rocky to me. flute has done it in the past and said you can still enjoy the falls without it, even if it is the most famous attraction.

     
  • 06:24:31 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    j4 – oh ok, i can get seasick on a puddle and thought you had the same problem. the maid of the mist is a famous boat trip out to the horseshoe falls and it goes from both sides. i don’t know for sure cos i avoided it but i would be very surprised if they check passports – maybe the water is a neutral zone ;)

     
  • 06:19:01 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    actually if you took the maid of the mist trip, they probably ignore crossing the border but i think you’re like me and steer clear of boats?

     
  • 06:17:54 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    j4 – yes the usa side is good but the canada side is better. if you don’t want to cross to canada, i’d still go.

     
  • 06:10:15 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    j4 – then you should get a passport and go – you’d love it :)

     
  • 06:08:17 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    as well as taking the rain with me, i brought it back home – plane landed in fog and rain.

     
  • 06:01:53 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    j4 – niagara falls of course. breathtaking :)

     
  • 05:54:44 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    hi j4 and salt – tired and jet-lagged but a good trip :)

     
  • 05:43:43 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    hi flute – louis was having his breakfast when i arrived at the cattery and i was surprised he actually stopped eating and came walking towards me with his tail up. it was a much more enthusiastic greeting than last year ;)

     
  • 04:59:15 pm on July 31, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 12:13:21 am on July 29, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 12:01:57 am on July 27, 2012 | 0 | # |

    :)

     
  • 02:19:13 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    sp***r??? eeekkk!!, i’m off…………………………………………………..

     
  • 02:17:46 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    ok nighties you lot :)

    flute – fill me in at breakfast if i miss any good goss……..

     
  • 02:08:07 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    spencer – yes i think so but i’ve never done it.

     
  • 02:01:16 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    damian – i was still waiting for a leg-up – he keeps it high up somewhere i believe.

     
  • 02:00:26 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    if your passport has an antenna, they know where you are 24/7

     
  • 01:58:47 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    and welcome to the q&a board spencer ;)

     
  • 01:47:41 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    yes i’m surprised deac didn’t mention it. he was prob preoccupied with the power cut.

     
  • 01:46:31 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    thanks (((spencer))) :)

     
  • 01:44:05 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – please tell her i didn’t know if you see her :(

     
  • 01:40:47 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    and for them to laugh is something i can tell ya……

     
  • 01:40:19 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    damian – we’ve been all over the place. even the border patrol guy laughed when he asked ‘when were you last in canada?’ and we said ‘this morning’. lol

     
  • 01:38:03 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    i’m sure somebody mentioned tappers and said she was out of town?

     
  • 01:31:49 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – it’s usually like ships that meet in the night when i come on here so i answer in the hope they scroll.

     
  • 01:29:47 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    awful?? i’d have thought they’d be revelling in it after 3 months of rain but nope, they’re all whining. (it’s in the rules you know)

     
  • 01:28:17 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    candacie – i have to say the dog food story is true. we ran out of skinny’s food so got her a bag at a garage. she was less than impressed and gave us such a look we roared with laughter. i made sure we made up for it with treats – rc kept telling me off for giving them to her.

     
  • 01:23:14 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – i think everyone is beyond furious. so called security is a joke.

     
  • 01:20:53 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – 95F last i heard.

     
  • 01:19:57 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    flute – according to google, linda and mimi are 3 hrs apart.

     
  • 01:18:53 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – it was a boy who had an argument with his mum. just walked in the airport and off he went. beats me – i always get treated like a terrorist.

     
  • 01:17:33 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    flute has no right to be awake – she’s been driving on unlit roads through pouring rain for the last 5-6 hours.

    did i mention rain???

    did i mention they’re all sweltering in the uk????

     
  • 01:15:55 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    much too tall for an elf. very nice though. i wanted to take him home.

     
  • 01:15:08 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – my connectio keeps dropping out so i was surprised it posted at all.

     
  • 01:13:56 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    i see the uk’s airport security has excelled itself again – 11 year old walked straight through airport, through all security checks and on to plane with no passport, no boarding pass, no id whatsoever and flew to rome…….

     
  • 01:10:40 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    damian – time to find curiouser’s secret stash? gimme a leg-up……

     
  • 01:09:36 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    (((tappers))) you def weren’t kept in the dark intentionally. course you would have been on our list if i’d known you were in deacville.

     
  • 01:07:19 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    hmmmm, i keep getting thrown off. seemed to make it double post.

     
  • 01:04:50 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    flute – go to bed!

     
  • 01:04:47 am on July 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    flute – go to bed!

     
  • 01:10:16 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    I talk funny?? ahem………

     
  • 01:09:31 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    oops, just noticed it’s after 1am. better get some kip – nighties everyone (((hugs)))

     
  • 01:06:36 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – well that was the original idea that had to be scrapped.

     
  • 01:05:27 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – i was talking to flute about that today. the rest of europe drive on the ‘wrong’ side as well, so a lot of uk drivers are used to it. i personally find it very difficult because i can’t change gear with my right hand. i’ve never tried in an automatic.

     
  • 01:01:05 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – i’d love to meet danny but have no idea where he is. i did put out the word on the other board. we were going to meet janet but she’s seeing family next weekend :(

     
  • 12:57:50 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    i used to sew a lot years ago. never liked mending though – would rather make something from scratch.

     
  • 12:48:12 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    nwt – bit like my knitting. if someone casts on for me, i can knit a big long dr who scarf.

     
  • 12:46:57 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – i don’t know how it works but it does, the water board do it when they’re looking for pipes or leaks.

     
  • 12:43:10 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    i crocheted a bikini once. don’t think i can remember how to do it now.

     
  • 12:41:15 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    i dunno, i’ve always said internet friends are the modern day version of penpals – and no-one thought that was weird. if rc had turned out to be the mad axeman last year, he wouldn’t have got very far with you lot wondering where i was.

     
  • 12:38:16 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    j4 – omg that’s awful! actually it was just as well we had months of rain because we’ve had 2 very dry winters. a third would mean a strong possibility of standpipes in the road or having water shipped in like they did in spain.

     
  • 12:36:15 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    nwt – we can get kitt to teach us to crochet ;)

     
  • 12:33:55 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    we’ve been through border control a million times and this was the first one to crack a joke. the rest of ‘em look like they’re chewing a wasp all the time.

     
  • 12:32:32 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    nwt – oh no!! i was relying on you to put mine right when i go wrong!

     
  • 12:31:36 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – that’s what people think as soon as you mention internet. it’s what 90% of my friends said about rc last year.

    j4 – they don’t know what they’re talking about half the time. they told us it was going to be cold and wet till september – uk’s had a heatwave since the day i left.

     
  • 12:27:47 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – i can’t knit to save my life. don’t tell nwt ;)

     
  • 12:26:51 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    border control guy was funny today. he asked why we were visiting the usa – flute told him we were visiting deac.

    “how’d you meet this guy?”

    flute – ‘internet’

    “and you’re travelling to meet him?? how’d you know he’s not a mass murderer???” “i’d have told him to come to canada if it was me…” “you got a gun in there??”

    lol

     
  • 12:23:57 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    lol! noooooo…the right side ;)

     
  • 12:22:38 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – sorry i didn’t realise you’d gone to my page – it should just come up in your feed.

    nwt – doesn’t that sound nice? – kitt – wanna join our knitting circle?

     
  • 12:20:55 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    ohhhh…..my timeline pic? or whatever they call it. yes that’s my car – and it’s blue! no wonder i’m confused. lol

     
  • 12:18:46 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    nwt – maybe. tbh, it was so stressful and expensive arranging this, i can’t see myself rushing back.

     
  • 12:17:37 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – where are you? there’s only a red car, the corvair…you been drinkin again??

     
  • 12:16:37 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    huh? what? sunglasses?

     
  • 12:15:31 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    well we’re actually in canada tonight. i’m in such confusion over the coins – in the diner tonight, i spread them all out on the table and flute separated out all the american and canadian for me, then told me the values. lol

     
  • 12:13:55 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    nwt – i leave on mon 30th

     
  • 12:10:30 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    lol!

     
  • 12:10:06 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – heheheee, i’m not sure what she takes, i just asked if she needed to take ‘something’ and she said yes.

     
  • 12:08:13 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – we’ve been friends on there for ages ya big banana ;)

     
  • 12:06:38 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt yes that’s right but when she’s on holiday she uses some sort of knock out drops to get herself on a “normal” schedule.

     
  • 12:04:05 am on July 25, 2012 | 0 | # |

    yeah but i don’t know how to do that – you’re all on fb – go tune in. lol

     
  • 11:59:49 pm on July 24, 2012 | 0 | # |

    flute’s in another room. she’s prob knocked herself out. lol! she had some problems with the wifi this morning so she may have tried and failed to get here.

     
  • 11:58:08 pm on July 24, 2012 | 0 | # |

    kitt – the deac’s were great, both lovely people. i was so excited – i was hoping to see baby but deac took us for a ride!! i felt like a film star ;) posted a pic on fb – no idea how to do it here.

    hi nwt :)

     
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