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I have now had my new companion for 4 days, Ripley became Jj, got fed up of being asked why we had named him after the place called Ripley! He has settled in really well and up to now has: Pulled

Is that because you’re not on Facebook BK?  It came up

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Morning Margie, you're right, it's because I'm not on FB and I don't intend going on FB. Have tried it twice and both times, although I only contacted one person, I was inundated with hundreds of pictures ! Friends of the person I contacted, unknown to me. First time was to my cousin in Canada, who breeds Malvon Shilo dogs. Got hundreds of German Shepherds from worldwide.

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Last night I put a deposit on Ripley (named after the heroine in the Alien films although he is a boy - hope this doesn’t give him gender issues!!) who is a 2 day old black cockapoo. He weighs in at a hefty 380gms at the moment. It was a bit of a hairy moment as it was done by bank transfer and I  had never done it before, had visions of the money disappearing into the banking system never to be seen again, but it arrived safely and I got a receipt in my email. If for any reason I decide I don’t want him (very unlikely) then I will get my deposit back when the pup is resold which is fair enough, a lot do non-refundable deposits.
I was a bit hesitant about doing this as normally you would go and see a litter when they were running about but there is no chance of that at the moment with the insane demand for puppies so have taken the plunge. I have been in contact with the seller who is licensed and has sent me videos and  pictures of mum and dad before she gave birth and have received the same of the pups over the past couple of days. 
I have noticed that over the last couple of weeks the prices of puppies are going up, average seems about £3,000 now with some £4,000 or more which just seems crazy. The amount I am paying is eye watering but nowhere near that and below the budget that I set by £250 which will pay for his first couple of vet visits and the other things I have already brought. No doubt there will be something I have forgotten, it is over 10 years since I had a puppy. 
Just waiting for the restrictions to be lifted so I can get to actually see him in the flesh and have a cuddle. Then he will be coming home on the 24th April, the day after my 2nd jab and the house, no doubt, will be in chaos for the next few weeks. Can’t wait:)
 

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I’m already excited for you StavGirl, you’ll be so busy once he arrives.

 I also envy you getting a pup, we’re finding it difficult not having a dog in the house, having always had at least one dog in residence.  However, we always said that when Jack died we were going to travel ...... can’t do that yet though can we?!  

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Why do some people treat animals so badly?   I just can’t understand how their minds work.  I hope those poor little puppies will find loving homes where they can thrive and learn that not all people are unkind.

Because dogs have become so expensive to buy, there have been several cases round here of dog thefts.  People in all our surrounding villages have been warned not to let children take their dogs for a walk, and even adults advised to be vigilant when walking their dogs in the fields and little pathways. 
 

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@ube. Question for you. Julie asks,  do you know a boater named Chris  N Deucher? He is moored at Trent Lock. He is the author of a very useful instruction book called A Boater's Guide to Boating.

 

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A sad thing to post but we've been warned about dogs being poisoned especially in our little hamlet. Poisoned meat is being thrown over walls or gates. This is probably a warning that burglars are intending to be around. We live in a sparsely populated area and when one house gets burgled others follow. Many of the residents are farmers or have land to care for and have big dogs outside in their courtyards so when they are away the animals aren't being protected and the thieves are left to their own devices. We only have 2 immediate neighbours and 2 a short distance away. We have good neighbours and they always look out for suspicious characters.

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1 hour ago, katyjay said:

@ube. Question for you. Julie asks,  do you know a boater named Chris  N Deucher? He is moored at Trent Lock. He is the author of a very useful instruction book called A Boater's Guide to Boating.

 

There’s a Chris Deuchar on the Carlton Le Willows Grammar School FB page, I think it’s likely to be the same person.  

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Lizzie, Chris Deuchar is the son of my favourite teacher whilst at CleWs.  He changed his surname.  I had a few chats with him on Messenger about a year ago.

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Yes I knew he was Mr Bates son, nice that you’ve chatted with him. Did you discover he’s into boating?  

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Lizzie, I didn't know he was into boating.  We just talked about his dad and how I visited him with Paul and our children in the early 1980s.

Was he in your year?

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1 hour ago, MargieH said:

Lizzie, Chris Deuchar is the son of my favourite teacher whilst at CleWs.  He changed his surname.  I had a few chats with him on Messenger about a year ago.

See Chris most mornings... His moorings are opposite "The Steamboat Inn" at Trent Lock. 

Him and his wife Jan live on two historic working narrowboats.... Carlton le willows eh.... Did you know a history teacher there a Mr Wells? 

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@ube In my time, the History teachers were Harry Makins  and Sidney Wood.  I was there from 1954 - 1960.  My friend married the latter!  

I'll send you a pm...

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@MargieHI’m just guessing it could be the same person.

@ube I don’t think a Mr Wells was teaching at the Grammar School in my days there, 1961-66.  He may have taught at the Tech School next door or after I’d left.  

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I'm not on Facebook myself, but I do think some on here would be more suited to Facebook & are definitely missing out by not posting their insane monotonous repetitive drivel on there :crazy:

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15 minutes ago, radfordred said:

I'm not on Facebook myself, but I do think some on here would be more suited to Facebook & are definitely missing out by not posting their insane monotonous repetitive banter on there? 

 

You mean like those who post inane comments about  quoted posts?.    :tease:

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I'm on Facebook.  As with any other online medium.. it is what you make it.  I use it for accessing a few local community blogs etc, and for keeping in touch with a few people, including those on the Nottstalgia Facebook page.

 

22 minutes ago, radfordred said:

repetitive banter on there? 

 

Is the question mark at the end intended to convey an Aussie style raised inflection or 'uptalk'?

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28708526

 

Or did you just mean to use an exclamation mark?

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I know a lot of Facebook posts are a bit silly - at least to me, but there are a few Nottingham groups which I suspect many of you would find very interesting.  I know quite a few Nottstalgians belong to some of these groups already.

I also belong to a few groups which are local to me and they are very useful/informative.

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On 3/4/2021 at 11:39 AM, MargieH said:

Why do some people treat animals so badly?

 

There seems to be a massive rise in dog theft everywhere.  It is no doubt the criminal's response to the huge increase in walking as a pastime, along with the fact that some people seem to think that dragging a dog around with them is a necessary part of walking, so that demand for dogs is very high.  Add in the fact that people being at home is drastically reducing opportunities for burglary, so the crooks are looking elsewhere.

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Good article on ''Up-talk'' you mentioned Col...........like so many things in todays world it drives me mad......

       Even so called intellectuals on News programmes use it......my Grandson whos in the Army has caught it.......so has one of my sons who is 50 this year..but he lives in Australia so i forgive him...........i find as i get older more trivial things wind me up.........so best shut up ??..........lol

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