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Post by Pirate Monkey on Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:22 pm

Hello everyone,

I haven't been around for a while, I got the link for the this site a few weeks ago. Seems like there's been a bit of trouble but good to see the site's still going.

I apologise for my lack of support, I've had a difficult year with various things going on.

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Katy. My husband and I live in Berkshire with our 2 rescue dogs, Silly and Ace, our (mostly) SA fish, and the most recent additions our 2 rescue guinea pigs, Thor and Odin.

We have been fishkeeping for about 5 years, at one time we had 4 tanks running, and even ventured into marine for a couple of years. We have just the one tank now.

Well that's me, look forward to chatting with you Smile
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Post by Rusty on Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:54 pm

Welcome back, you certainly could say there was a bit of trouble lol.

Its been a difficult year for all I believe, so no apologies needed. What rescue dogs do you have?

I ventured into marine once, it wasn't long before I was back onto trops xD

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Post by Star on Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:57 pm

Hiya so glad to see you back Smile

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Post by Pirate Monkey on Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:40 pm

Rusty wrote:Welcome back, you certainly could say there was a bit of trouble lol.

Its been a difficult year for all I believe, so no apologies needed. What rescue dogs do you have?

I ventured into marine once, it wasn't long before I was back onto trops xD

They're both collie crosses. Silly is a staffy x and Ace is a new Zealand huntaway x. They're lovely dogs, quite boisterous but absolute softies. To people anyway - they don't generally get on with other dogs! We got silly at 9 months, she'll be 6 this year and ace was 1 when we got him, he'll be 4 next month.


For me the marine was just too much work, and we didn't have a lot of money so we made a lot of things without really knowing what we were doing, it's definitely a hobby that required lots of £££!
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Post by Star on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:46 pm

Its why I have never ventured into marine.

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Post by Rusty on Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:33 pm

Same reasons we left marine *shrug* I am still tempted to starting another one up eventually, but not until i'm more financially grounded.

Staffy x Collie sounds very interesting, thats not a cross I would have expected, can definately understand that one being boisterous :haha:

You'll have to get some pics up for us at some point.

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Post by Flute on Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:16 pm

Brilliant to see you back Very Happy
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Post by Pirate Monkey on Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:34 pm

Thanks Flute, it's nice to be back Smile

Rusty, here's a pic of my dogs, Silly on the left, Ace on the right.


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Post by Rusty on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:26 pm

Wow gorgeous dogs! Collie x Staffie is a VERY nice mix, i'm impressed.

Ace looks like if he could speak, he would be a sarcastic dog.

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Post by Pirate Monkey on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:39 pm

Thanks, can definitely vouch for the mix as being interesting in personality, she's a very clever dog, and really lives up to her name too.

Rusty wrote:Ace looks like if he could speak, he would be a sarcastic dog.

lol he does, doesn't he! His personality is better represented in this pic:



He's a dopey, happy, dog - all tongue and legs!
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Post by Rusty on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:58 pm

Thats a fantastic picture lol

Your dogs look very happy, I love seeing happy rescue dogs.

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Post by Pirate Monkey on Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:03 pm

We hope that we give them a good life, it is definitely very rewarding knowing you have given them a new start.

I just wish I could have more! do you have dogs Rusty?
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Post by Rusty on Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:19 pm

Nah, haven't kept dogs since leaving the parents house.

Not allowed to keep pets in our flat (good thing fishtanks don't count as pets), besides, we don't have the space for a dog, it'd be too couped up.

At the parents house we had 3 rescue lurchers and one kept puppy from two of the rescues. All have since gotten old and passed though.

If I move somewhere larger its something i'd consider though, it'd have to be another laid back dog though, a lurcher most likely just because they're so chilled.

Though i'd have to consider dog or ferret.. Because I miss having ferrets too.

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Post by Flute on Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:23 pm

Gorgeous dogs! They both have such lovely faces Very Happy And it's so lovely to hear that they're rescues too Very Happy

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Post by Pirate Monkey on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:58 am

Thanks Flute!

I have to say even though Ace came from a rescue he must have had the easiest life ever - he was born at the rescue and then adopted by a lovely family. However one of their older dogs started to pick on him so they decided it was best to rehome him. He was back at the rescue for less than a week before we took him home! I don't understand how he was picked on though, Silly can get a bit funny sometimes, but he just ignores her and wallops her on the head with his clumsy paws until she plays with him!

I always envied people that grew up with dogs, I have been dog mad for as long as I remember but my parents aren't really animal people... So Silly is my first ever dog, and a great first dog to have too!

Now ferrets, I bet they're an interesting pet! Not sure I'd ever keep one though... I miss having rats, so much intelligence and cute little faces Smile
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Post by Star on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:24 pm

Beautiful dogs, I have never been without a dog, I learnt to walk holding on the coat of our lassie collie Smile

Ferrets are the coolest pets ever, its like having a rat x dog.

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Post by ladygoodwrench on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:41 pm

I have had many ferrets over the last 15 years. Last year I put my last 4 to sleep from old age, and cancer. Vowed never to have to do that again.. trained dogs when I was younger. Showed labradors in obedience trials, and trained Hearing Guide Dogs, and gave them to deaf people in need of their services.
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