Ah FUCK!

HBS Guy

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Checked the Lonsdale Pound website, 6 countem 6 Jack Russell cross 8 week old puppies—and all the slots to view them filled {sob!}

Will check again tomorrow for a slot. Bugger bugger bugger!
 

Squire

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Checked the Lonsdale Pound website, 6 countem 6 Jack Russell cross 8 week old puppies—and all the slots to view them filled {sob!}

Will check again tomorrow for a slot. Bugger bugger bugger!
Have you considered adopting Bobby as a pet?
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Don't you have an Animal Welfare League, or RSPCA branch near you.??

Keep looking.. you might have to actually go to the kennels.. I'd NEVER buy a dog off a website.. but I guess they can alert you .. I think I'd widen my viewing... if I were you.. locally.
 

HBS Guy

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Don't you have an Animal Welfare League, or RSPCA branch near you.??

Keep looking.. you might have to actually go to the kennels.. I'd NEVER buy a dog off a website.. but I guess they can alert you .. I think I'd widen my viewing... if I were you.. locally.
Went there today—I checked this morning, an 11.30 slot had opened up. BUGGER! The Jack Russell crosses were STAFFORDSHIRE crosses! Only males left, could grow up to weigh 15Kg—too much to risk with Mum.

They mentioned Animal Welfare, will add that to my search. The Pound is RSPCA. I got Demi from there. Have to book visits—COVID19 and not many dogs. Jack Russell X {another small terrier} fucking great! Demi was Jack Russell X Maltese Terrier, a funny combination of traits.

Obviously, these animals were surrendered not strays—some owner slack about desexing a dog. Demi was a stray, whether she wanted to leave her home where she was hit with objects etc or if it was just her love of escaping and not being able to find her way home. I bless the moment she escaped!

Try not to think how a 5Kg JR could mate with a 20+Kg Staffy :ROFL1:ROFL1:ROFL1 Love will find a way.
 

MilesAway

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Staffies do backflips and shit! Mad as fuck but cool. Do not leave them with children, even though they mostly seem child friendly.
 

HBS Guy

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I am sure Staffies are great but too big for a 99yo. Then with Jack energy . . .

What I am worried about—a 15Kg dog running up to Mum and jumping up to her in greeting, could easily knock her off her unsteady feet.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Yeah I had an American Staffy.. gorgeous blue and white... , mainly white with ginger patches, but he didn't live to be 2 yr sadly. He used to turn circles chasing his tail, around and around and around...

Got LYMPHOMA FFS. Heart broken.. so anyway

I reckon that JR/Staffy would be a great mix... but not for elderly folk.

I'd lean towards rescuing a greyhound if I were you. They are gorgeous dogs, and very low maintenance, as long as they are well, and rehabilitated. Theyd respect your Mum.

Very sweet and gentle and lazy. They'll love a walk, but don't really care if it doesn't happen, they'll go on snoozing on the couch.
 

johnsmith

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I'd lean towards rescuing a greyhound if I were you. They are gorgeous dogs, and very low maintenance, as long as they are well, and rehabilitated. Theyd respect your Mum.

they need a lot of exercise ... not sure its suitable for someone in their 70's.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
No..you are incorrect. Greyhounds do not require a lot of exercise, unlike terrier breeds. Who really DO, or collies or heelers.. Not greyhounds.!

Get a rehabilitated greyhound..?? it'll happily sleep most of the time.
 

HBS Guy

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I reckon I might do just that, Pinky—in Tasmania. Too big a dog while Mum is alive. Walk them around the block—they are pooped!

I don’t mind their energy tho at times, like now, I might need to organise a walker for them. Walking tho is mental stimulation, socialisation etc as much as exercise.

On another subject—think I might need to organise an above-ground cellar. Want a cellar for booze to mature (in bulk and in bottles) and a root cellar for storing root veges in fall for winter use. 2400mm stainless steel stumps too expensive and the clay has moisture just below a surface crust—in April after all the summer months! HOW to build it can wait. There is or was a winery in Reynella built an above ground cellar in the 1800s. It could be just a garden shed lined with plenty insulation and shaded on the northern side–extend the carport roof should be all that is needed. Well waterproofed below the slab. Timber framed with 140 wide studs, 2-3 insulation batts will fit in the cavity. Easy!
 
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HBS Guy

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Far out, felt good, thought I would walk around the block, thinking of doing TWO blocks.

Got to the end of the street—PAIN! Hobbled back home. Will take some hemp oil, that may help!
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
preferably the medical variety.
I reckon I might do just that, Pinky—in Tasmania. Too big a dog while Mum is alive. Walk them around the block—they are pooped!

I don’t mind their energy tho at times, like now, I might need to organise a walker for them. Walking tho is mental stimulation, socialisation etc as much as exercise.

On another subject—think I might need to organise an above-ground cellar. Want a cellar for booze to mature (in bulk and in bottles) and a root cellar for storing root veges in fall for winter use. 2400mm stainless steel stumps too expensive and the clay has moisture just below a surface crust—in April after all the summer months! HOW to build it can wait. There is or was a winery in Reynella built an above ground cellar in the 1800s. It could be just a garden shed lined with plenty insulation and shaded on the northern side–extend the carport roof should be all that is needed. Well waterproofed below the slab. Timber framed with 140 wide studs, 2-3 insulation batts will fit in the cavity. Easy!
They are very gentle. Big dogs I mean. I had a 60kg trained RottyxBandog, that could take a man down, no worries, but he was so gentle when he was with me at my Mums house. Both Mum and her partner were very frail..... he never put a foot wrong.

As for cellars, above or below ground , not my thing.
 

HBS Guy

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I want to make cider, perry, beer and maybe some mead or country wine with excess fruit—somewhere dark, still and constant temperature is good. Same with keeping veg & fruit. I have a mechanics pit in the shed here, did OK as a little cellar but not wanting to climb up and down a ladder anymore!

Cellar: a carbon free, low energy cold store.
 

HBS Guy

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I will need to buy a few 20/25L glass carboys for the cider. Mead, wine and perry can ferment in demijohns, beer in plastic fermenters.

I have one 22L glass carboy and quite an array of demijohns, one plastic fermenter. Have a couple 5L and 2L carboys for yeast starters or small wine/mead batches.

Gonna be fun!
 

HBS Guy

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Cider can finish the ferment in a demijohn but a straight-sided vessel seems best in the early stages.
 
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