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Old 07-07-2018, 05:30 PM   #1961
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I bet CWS is ready to go too.
I have been packed for a week. More than ready.Picking up groceries today.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:32 PM   #1962
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I think I mentioned that Tetley the Wonder Horse had to be put to sleep last September aged 27 years. The owner of the stables where Tetley lived had known him longer than I had and kindly agreed to bury him on the premises (Strictly speaking illegal but there are ways and means).

I ordered a plaque to put on the tree under which Tetley was buried but by the time it arrived the ground was so wet that I sank up to my knees in mud and couldn't get to that part of the field

I went up to the farm today (Sunday) with Lisa who used to help me with him and we put up the plaque.

I found a quote from Beatrix Potter who had it put on the grave stone of her favourite rabbit and I had it engraved on Tetley's plaque:-

"An affectionate companion and a quiet friend"

which exactly described him.

I thought that those of you who have pets might like it for future reference.
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:22 PM   #1963
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Mad Cook - thank you so much - that is beautiful!

Porto is only 21 but just thinking of when it will be his time... the tears are pouring down my face as I type this.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:00 AM   #1964
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Mad Cook - thank you so much - that is beautiful!

Porto is only 21 but just thinking of when it will be his time... the tears are pouring down my face as I type this.
Yes, I can understand that. I still have a little sniff from time to time.

Tetley lived on a big yard and was well known but I was really surprised when the yard Facebook account had 47 kind comments about him when the word got round. Some of them were from people I didn't know but who knew him.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:59 AM   #1965
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I think I mentioned that Tetley the Wonder Horse had to be put to sleep last September aged 27 years. The owner of the stables where Tetley lived had known him longer than I had and kindly agreed to bury him on the premises (Strictly speaking illegal but there are ways and means).

I ordered a plaque to put on the tree under which Tetley was buried but by the time it arrived the ground was so wet that I sank up to my knees in mud and couldn't get to that part of the field

I went up to the farm today (Sunday) with Lisa who used to help me with him and we put up the plaque.

I found a quote from Beatrix Potter who had it put on the grave stone of her favourite rabbit and I had it engraved on Tetley's plaque:-

"An affectionate companion and a quiet friend"

which exactly described him.

I thought that those of you who have pets might like it for future reference.

I love your homage to Tetley. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:52 PM   #1966
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This Maya, 6 year old 'straight coated retriever' she acts like she is 2.

This is her favourite position to look out the window, straddling that cushion to her shape.

# 1. and it is just easier to say to people, yes, she's a Lab, rather than go into long explanations, of which they don't really care.

and 2. yes, that is dog hair on the couch/sofa. I empty the vacuum A LOT! It's a painter's drop sheet which works really well, vacuums and wash easy - but huge to dry, I hang it over a fence.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:55 PM   #1967
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:08 PM   #1968
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This Maya, 6 year old 'straight coated retriever' she acts like she is 2.

This is her favourite position to look out the window, straddling that cushion to her shape.

# 1. and it is just easier to say to people, yes, she's a Lab, rather than go into long explanations, of which they don't really care.

and 2. yes, that is dog hair on the couch/sofa. I empty the vacuum A LOT! It's a painter's drop sheet which works really well, vacuums and wash easy - but huge to dry, I hang it over a fence.

That's what drop cloths are for...sweet doggo!
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:09 PM   #1969
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I have all my clothes "pre-furred"...
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I love those pix of your fur friends dragnlaw.
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