Your Day (apart from gardening) - what took place?

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    Thank you all :)

    I shall watch those a bit later on. We are off to the vets in a minute, get the wee mans cannula out and then we will spend the rest of the day running around cleaning up puddles. We've got a load of towels and his blankets to wash from his wee accidents last night, not that it matters a jot. Of course, in amongst all of this, we are trying to make sure that we are as prepared as we can be for our new bed arriving tomorrow afternoon and sods law, the only Morrisons delivery slot we could get was for 10am tomorrow. If anyone asks, I am hibernating on Sunday!
     
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      Hi,

      Thanks Logan. Sadly missed indeed. Unfortunately modern comedians aren't a patch on the old comedians like Ken Dodd; Tommy Cooper; The Two Ronnies and Morecambe & Wise etc. Ken Dodd live in a theatre he could and did go on for hours leaving his audience hysterical in tears of laughter; we've never seen Ken live but always enjoyed his performances on TV .

      Ken got into a bit of trouble with the Inland Revenue;

      What was Ken Dodd's net worth, what was the tax evasion trial and when was he acquitted?

      He was cleared then went on to make many hilarious jokes about the tax man. A great loss never to be replaced. :sad:

      Fingers crossed for you Fat Controller; good luck. :doggieshmooze:

      Kind regards, Colin.
       
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        We're back! All went well (well, the odd snarl and growl as he was getting his cannula out :heehee:), but he is progressing well - never going to be cured, but treatable if you follow my drift.

        @Retired - I wholeheartedly agree with you regarding modern comedy, but there is one exception. Take a look at Still Game (you can find clips on YouTube, or full series on Netflix) which is a BBC Scotland comedy set in Glasgow and surrounding the antics of some Glasgow pensioners (who are still game for a laugh). One of the funniest things I have seen in years, sadly now ended.
         
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          Hi,

          I'm pleased you both returned with a smile on your face Fat Controller; where would we be without treatment? :dbgrtmb:

          Many thanks for the "Still Game" tip; I've just had a nosy on Youtube; lots of episodes to view so listed; we're currently watching "The Gentle Touch". We select an old TV series and watch it through. :) It's a good job we have YouTube or I'm sure I'd brick our telly.

          Kind regards, Colin.
           
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            I completely agree @Retired - I very rarely watch TV nowadays (Mrs C does, but to me it is just background noise). More often than not, I watch stuff on YouTube.
             
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              Hi,

              Thanks Fat Controller; I too watch lots on YouTube but both Bron and I get full value out of our Virgin Media cable service; we've enjoyed cable for about 30 years firstly it was NTL and now VM; VM isn't cheap but as we use it so much we don't begrudge paying the bill.

              I'm often at the computer viewing YouTube and Bron is in our front room also viewing YouTube but watching a movie; years ago we bought an Android allowing the computer to couple to our TV and it's been wonderful; recently because we do watch so much on YouTube we've paid a bit back to YouTube by accepting their offer of no adverts costing about £12 per month; it's worth it and although I've been made aware there is a free way of stopping adverts we don't mind supporting YouTube.

              I do lots of research both on the web and through YouTube covering my many hobbies; I'm currently learning TIG welding and there are many fantastic video tutorials on YouTube such as this example from Jody;



              I've now through lots of practice become reasonably competent at welding the five types of joints doing so in thin aluminium.

              TIG Tues_0003.JPG

              Above is one of my welds in thin aluminium; I've been practicing more this morning; I enjoy leaving my comfort zone to try something different.

              Kind regards, Colin.
               
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                @Fat Controller glad that things went well at the vets. I know that we'll do anything for our pets.:smile:
                 
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                  I watch a lot of these videos on YouTube, not that i would do any because i don't have the need to use them or sell them

                   
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                    So glad all went well @Fat Controller:dbgrtmb:

                    :yikes: ..... Sorry can't click on your links...the one person I absolutely can't stand, watch or listen to is Ken Dodd. :sorry:
                     
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                      @Fat Controller it must be vet time everywhere. I have a mastercard for which I also have a card for each of my sons in case they are in an emergency and one son had to take his cat to the vet because it dislocated a toe - er, what do you call that? The bit that holds a claw. Anyway the bill was too high ($1,200) for him to pay without using my credit card. And the card payment date is today so I just came back from going to pay the c.c. off - I refuse to pay interest so I don't carry balances forward and an online payment wouldn't have posted in time to avoid interest. :doh:

                      Oh well, I bought more copier paper whilst out. These pdf patterns take lots of paper but in the end are sstill less expensive than buying paper ones and having them shipped. :)
                       
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                        Well, thankfully our bill wasn't that bad - roughly £500 which I have had to put onto a credit card, and I will have to carry that balance forward; the real irony is that I just managed to clear the balance completely in November, and was looking forward to getting us a bit straighter. Not a clue what meds he is on going forward, or how expensive they are going to be either, but what can you do? He has given us 12 years or his love and loyalty, so it is the least we can do. The other irony is that we were considering getting a rescue dog to keep him company - and the cost of doing so is about £500, so that one is stuffed for a wee while.
                         
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                          I'm home, I'm back on my sofa, I am tired, and I am sooooooo comfy.....

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                            Have you a PDSA Branch near you, FC? My sister when living in Nantwich in Cheshire spent over £1000 on her dog on initial treatment and over £3000 on a operation and aftercare for the dog. Tnen it was another £80 a month for the cost of the visit and then theextra cost in drugs.
                            Getting fed up with the constant drain on her finances she asked me to take her and the dog to a PDSA Branch in Stoke, which I did. It was full of dogs, cats, etc but we managed to get seen early. It was amazing just how good and efficient they were despite being busy. Once they knew the circstances of the Dog they phoned the Vet, asked him to e-mail the Dog's file, etc, which they did. While waiting for the e-mail they examined the Dog, did a blood test on her, and various other tests. When they got the e-mail, and knew what the problems were, they did another few tests and then put the Dog on the proper drugs. The cost?..........nothing unless you want to donate!! You're not pressed to donate or anything like that, my sister gave them a donation considerabley cheaper that what the overall cost of the Vets at Nantwich.
                            It's where I met the oldest Dog I've ever seen. I'm always patting Dogs etc, so in the PDSA reception there were around 30 of them. One Dog was like a large Greyhound but Ginger, when I asked the owners what was wrong with him they told me he was a bit off his food. So I asked them how old he was and they told me that he was 27 years old:hate-shocked:.........I kid you not!!:dunno:
                             
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                              I haven't seen one @ARMANDII, but must look. In absolute fairness to the vet, they were first class and did not mess around in getting things sorted, whilst at the same time taking care of us; during the course of the prior night, we looked at various vets around locally, and looked at online reviews of them all - the next nearest vet got awful reviews (and I mean really terrible) with folk complaining of massive bills for them not doing very much at all (near on £1000 in some cases).

                              We've already had a look online and there are places that sell the drugs required a bit cheaper than the vet, so that may be an option I suppose, but either way we are just going to have to suck it up and get on with it - - as you know, no animal in my care will go wanting.
                               
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                                Pet Shops sell pet drugs for less than half of the Vet's charges. It's the drain on finances that can stress you out caused by the Vet's bills. IF's there's a PDSA near, or not even near, check it out as they are brilliant, very caring and have even more equipment than the Vet's.
                                 
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