Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Remember Voyagers 1 & 2

After 33 years Voyagers 1 & 2 are still transmitting!!! Truly amazing...

A small glitch……at the edge of the solar system : Living : Subodh Varma : TOI Blogs: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Just defies comprehension...... Wow.......................

 et les filles......

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hamish would NOT approve of this.

Hi All   We have had to have secondary fencing at the front of the house in case anyone opens the front door and the dogs sneak out ( they are pretty nippy when it comes to escaping ) and this morning I took this picture of a despairing Jane when she discovered the routes out to highter Quercy were blocked.

I love this picture, I actually got some decent detail.  Hope you are all having a good day.  Don't forget to get in touch and you could always tell me about your dogs.

Best wishes for a brilliant day.  Me and the girls.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tick Fever in Dogs.

HI All

A Quick Post.  A very dear friend has 3 delightful Setter dogs, one English and 2 Irish.  Phoebe one of the Red Setters was lying down and twitching in a very unusual way.  Lynne described it as similar to when you scratch a dog's coat and it touches a nerve.  When the twitching did not subside, Lynne decided to take the dog to the Vet.  A very surprised vet eventually gave Phoebe a blood test and he diagnosed "Tick Fever!".  He assured Lynne that he had never come across these symptoms before.
Well we are well into the tick season so obviously vigilance is called for, and appropriate dosing on the coat as this can be very nasty indeed.  Phoebe looks to be a very lucky girl, Lynne spotted the problem early and with a series of injections Phoebe is doing very well.

Here is Phoebe with Zozo when Zozo was tiny.
Aren't they gorgeous..... 

Remember to check out your dog's jabs and wormers and the medication for ticks and fleas etc.....  See ya.

from The Girls and me. X


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gas Fracking Hugh Leak

Here is a link to a news story that broke last night in America re an accident on a Shale Fracking Accident.

X   Watch this space....



Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hamish was there every inch of the way.

Hiya All

Back from Blighty.  Wish Hamish could have seen those beaches.  Buddy and Hamish would have loved to run the length of this beach.

I could not believe that such a wonderful place was just round the corner from the salt marshes of the north Norfolk Coast.

When I got home.  Lizzy took up residence in my suitcase which took a while to unpack as I had had a bit of a field day at M&S !!!
Good job she's good looking , isn't it ?  Which leads me on to tell you the tale of 2 dogs.  On Sunday last after joining a demonstration at Cahors opposing the practice of Shale Fracking ( Gas extraction using horrific methods ) I joined some friends at their house for a BBQ.  Jim and I and the dogs were settling in with our friends and their 3 Setter dogs when Jane and Lizzy decided to go walk about.  Our very good long suffering friends let them sleep over when they returned at 2.00pm in the morning.  Those 2 if they get further than 25 metres away just go into hunting mode and I might as well not be there.

So if anyone has any ideas about stopping runners from running - I am all ears.  Yes, I have tried treats including liver, ham , gravy bones and even crisps hoping the added advantage of the noise would help, but No nothing but nothing works.

Mind they were both very stiff the next day and slept till dinner time and then went back to sleep till this morning....

What do you think to this ?  Cute or what ?  I have been teaching Lizzy to do a high 5 but she does everything so fast she gets there before I do.

  On a sad note Jim went up and strimmed Buddy and Hamish's graves today.  It is about a year now since we lost them and I still miss them.  While in Norfolk I went to a fete at Sandringham and turned around and lo and behold the very spitting image of Buddy.  Shed a tear or two I can tell you.

Well like Arnie , I will be back.  All the best from the girls.... More pics soon.

Maybe I should try this.  Or better still get Jane and Lizzy to read it.  !!!!!