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by Freeranger
29 May 2021, 14:09
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Swallows

House Martens used to dive bomb our cat too. He was a Persian with big round eyes, and some people said he looked like an owl, so maybe that was part of it as they didn't bother the other one. This year is fab for birds - loads of gorgeous little things like firecrests and goldfinches.
by Freeranger
20 May 2021, 08:37
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Louise's Chicken Diary
Replies: 332
Views: 104392

Re: Louise's Chicken Diary

Awww, CC, I'm so sorry to hear that. They do get into our hearts, don't they? Lots of happy memories of the lovely life you gave her.
by Freeranger
18 May 2021, 08:27
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Will you be hugging?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Will you be hugging?

I think one of the problems with people making their own judgements rather than following advice is that it makes it so much harder for those at the coalface to evaluate how well policy is working. Is it the policy that's wrong, or a lack of compliance? An extra factor to be estimated and considered...
by Freeranger
17 May 2021, 08:25
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 823
Views: 181797

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

Oh gosh! What a roller coaster. I have loved following Giblet's story and have everything crossed for her. >fi<
by Freeranger
14 May 2021, 08:32
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Swallows

Slightly lower down from us there were swallows around Easter but not near us, so we were really worried that ours weren't coming back. (There 's been a lot of tree felling, which has changed the landscape and done away with some old nesting sites, and also quite lot of rain to make feeding difficul...
by Freeranger
13 May 2021, 08:40
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Coop with a view
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Coop with a view

I think it might be instincts kicking in and either they feel more exposed to predators, or they are reacting to the light levels. Another possibility is that it's a little colder or draughtier there. Or maybe the lower one is just easier to get on and off? When all said and done, who can fathom the...
by Freeranger
29 Apr 2021, 18:21
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Positive about sorting my weight this time...
Replies: 3519
Views: 385760

Re: Positive about sorting my weight this time...

What's your secret, Mo?
by Freeranger
27 Apr 2021, 19:06
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Positive about sorting my weight this time...
Replies: 3519
Views: 385760

Re: Positive about sorting my weight this time...

Just interested to know if anyone is actually thinner than they were in 2018?
by Freeranger
19 Apr 2021, 13:21
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Not a good few days
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Not a good few days

(s)he's not wrong!
by Freeranger
19 Apr 2021, 09:49
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Not a good few days
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Not a good few days

Oh my gosh, you're been through the wringer, Gwen. I'm so sorry to hear it {hug} . On the basis that there can't be that much else to go wrong (touch wood), let's hope it's the end of the bad times for a while. I hope your knee gets better soon - bashing a bone can be really painful. I hope the vet ...
by Freeranger
01 Apr 2021, 14:40
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Where's Tabatha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1899

Re: Where's Tabatha?

it's semicircular and I don't think I can.
We pushed it open and then pushed a stick across the whole thing close to the hinge, so that the weight of the flap held it in place and therefore slightly ajar.
by Freeranger
01 Apr 2021, 14:37
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Lucas
Replies: 127
Views: 51142

Re: Lucas

He's bringing you presents!
by Freeranger
29 Mar 2021, 15:35
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Where's Tabatha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1899

Re: Where's Tabatha?

Sorry if this is already covered elsewhere, but with our cats we taught them to use the catflap by putting food on the other side of it. First of all we had to prop it open, then we carried on with the food but didn't prop it. They got the message eventually.
by Freeranger
05 Feb 2021, 17:29
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Poor old cat
Replies: 47
Views: 5587

Re: Poor old cat

So sorry to hear this, Mo - it's very sad.
He had a good life with someone who loved him very much, and who was prepared to make the difficult decision in order to prevent any suffering. I think he was a very fortunate cat.
by Freeranger
02 Feb 2021, 16:22
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: No alternative
Replies: 35
Views: 2391

Re: No alternative

Yes, echoing Mo, maybe it would be worth having a word with the pharmacist. (s)he'd be able to tell you at least whether those are expected side effects, and whether another drug might be better - possibly even speak to your GP for you. I don't think it's necessary to feel so grotty from the meds., ...