Recent content by Equinus

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    God cats are demanding..........

    Demanding? Cats? God yes! Give me a puppy over a kitten any day! I don't 'do' cats, they are farm/stableyard animals, with a job to do aren't they? So how did we end up with one? Well, OH was working in the garden one day in summer and he could hear a sqeaking sound. On investigation he...
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    in the christmas spirit; let's dump a sick kitten

    Hope she's still doing well today
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    in the christmas spirit; let's dump a sick kitten

    So sorry, I hope she picks up.
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    in the christmas spirit; let's dump a sick kitten

    Our kitten turned up on the lane crying for food at around four weeks old.I don't like cats but we couldn't just leave him, here in Bulgaria it's common for litters of puppies and kittens to be dumped. Neutering is considered unnatural and he came from the direction of the bin. We looked for...
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    Morning all

    Happy Christmas everyone. Hoping to do something different if we have the same temperatures as yesterday and have our dinner out in the garden. (Bulgaria)
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    Imported rescue dogs

    By the way, we brough our part lab rescue out here with us, she came as an eight week puppy from a dedicated lab rescue even though we both worked, albeit different hours, and all the checks were done. There are a lot out there and not all are charities, just people trying to help by giving...
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    Imported rescue dogs

    I don't know if Romania is the same as Bulgaria, but it is quite difficult to get an animal humanely destroyed which means that people choose their own way of getting rid of dogs, whether their own or feral. Antifreeze in meat is common and indiscriminate, as are other poisons, shooting and much...
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    Imported rescue dogs

    Just wrote and deleted a long post about the dreadful situation here in Bulgaria, but it turned into a book so all I will say is that I do not believe sending street dogs for re-homing in the UK (or Germany or Austria) is the answer to the problems, it is far too big and as pointed out there are...
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    Has anyone had a painting commissioned of a horse?

    Yes, my OH does pet portraits and wildlife so I get them for nothing!
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    Hyundai Sanata Fe vs Nissan X Trail?

    Can't comment on towing horses, but can on an older x-trail. We bought an 04 high milage diesel one to bring us, the two dogs, and jam packed full(even the leg wells) over to Bulgaria and it was brilliant in every situation, bad roads, mountains in deluge situation, drives like a car. We do a...
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    Centaur appaloosa , tracing pedigree

    Wow, blast from the past! I used to stay with them in the early 70s. Unfortunately lost touch, now only memories and a few black and white photos.
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    Blog Swap?

    In reply to your original post, I do a blog about our new life in Bulgaria....No horses! I have had to give up horses now owing to arthritis (and age!) but am starting to miss the contact as we had to leave our boy behind when we moved. I am now starting to make contact with local horse people...
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    Little update on Major, follow on from our 'saddle woes' thread!

    The smile on your face says it all!
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    My girls ( and boy!)

    Ahhh that takes me back to my days as polo groom....more years ago than I care to remember. Lovely ponies.
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    What do you give as token feeds?

    A handful each of unmolassed chaff, unmolassed beet, any supplements due.