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Stanley
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Posted -  14/10/2004  :  09:57
Jack is making a lot of friends in Barlick. I don't know why, maybe it's his face markings but people on the street feel the need to stroke him. Women in particular fall for him.

As you know, I had a bad experience with Joe, the lurcher from Irlam. I was very wary about taking another feral dog on but I'm beginning to think that Jack will make it as a member of the team. He's good at coming to hand when off the lead but I'm not saying he'd take any notice if he was distracted.

He's fast and very agile and seems to have lungs as big as a bucket, I haven't heard him pant as though he's out of breath even after a hard run. As for jumping, he's like a cat. Here he is on his favourite perch. Someone asked me the other day why I don't stop him doing it. It's easier to clean the drainer twice a day!


[This topic started as Jack's blog but in Jan 2008 I had to put him down because he started attacking strange dogs.  His successor is Black Jack. a Patterdale pup, no point erasing Jack the Lurcher from history....  he was a good dog and what happened wasn't his fault.  He had too bad a start.....]


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Tizer
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Posted - 06/11/2009 : 15:58
"..bangers with the power of frag grenades.."

Well, that explains the news report of `fireworks'  being put in Royal Mail postboxes. It said the bangs blew off the fronts of the boxes. I had been wondering what sort of firework they could be. We didn't hear many fireworks here - people presumably saving their cash.


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Stanley
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Posted - 07/11/2009 : 05:31
It's amazing what power there is in a moderately sized thunder flash if it's in a confined space. Not too bad last night, he has found himself a bunker down behind the sofa.


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Posted - 07/11/2009 : 13:01
I remember putting one of those little red bangers in a dustbin and it blew the lid off - must be 60 years ago!!


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Stanley
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Posted - 08/11/2009 : 06:33
Classic example of containment Moh and the priciple of almost all conventional firearms. The secret of using explosives efficiently is containment, a charge is inserted in a hole and then stemmed with clay or some proprietary compond. The self setting aerosol foam is very popular these days. It multiplies the effect by up to five times and cuts down on collateral damge from blast and flying fragments. You see the army did teach you useful things!


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Anni
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Posted - 09/11/2009 : 10:06
The man who looked after Megan for me took her to a bonfire party thinking as she was a setter she wouldn't mind the odd bang.  She slipped her collar, ran off and straight into a strangers house where she proceeded to hide behind the sofa.

She never went to another and I always made sure I was home on the predicted worst night.  Curtains closed and cuddled up.  


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Posted - 09/11/2009 : 14:14
I noticed an article by the TV gardener Monty Don in Saga Magazine where he talks about bonfire night. He said he loved the change during the evening from the smell of the garden to the smell of cordite. What sort of fireworks did Monty Don have if he's used to the smell of cordite smoke on Bonfire Night? Or do cordite and gunpowder smoke smell similar? They are quite different chemically.


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Posted - 10/11/2009 : 07:46
Very similar smell and I have to say that the smell of any explosive is quite acceptable to me. I have been talking to my dog-walking mates and we all agree that there have been fewer fireworks this year. Jack can still hear them and we aren't out of the wood yet but he has modified his behaviour and quite likes his bunker behind the sofa. As far as I can tell he is reasonably happy there, when he comes out he isn't trembling or distressed. Sensible lad!


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Posted - 10/11/2009 : 11:36
Buy him a pair of headphones and an mp3 player with some rock or classical music on it!


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Stanley
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Posted - 11/11/2009 : 06:06
Now that's reminded me of something. Completely the wrong place to post it but knowing OG it will work. I have a small problem....

Many years of exposure to disels,  guns and riveting have damaged my hearing. Nothing drastic, I have no problem with hearing conversation and my low frequency hearing is excellent. I am loosing the ability to hear the higher frequencies and where this shows up is listening to the radio or TV. I'm sure that someone has done something about this other than a conventional hearing aid. Any suggestions? (not an ear trumpet please)


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Another
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Posted - 11/11/2009 : 07:38
Turn the volume up and the treble down. Nolic


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Tizer
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Posted - 13/11/2009 : 12:37
If you get an up-to-date hearing aid from the NHS the audiologist tests your hearing and then tweaks the software or whatever is in it to match your requirements, to give you hearing that approaches normal. I got one recently because I have trouble with the extremes, both high and low frequency, and with hearing when there is background noise (e.g. in a crowded place or TV with background music). Otherwise my hearing is OK so most of the time I don't wear the aid.

One thing I have noticed with the hearing aid is that the batteries are very short-lived once they are in use. I follow the instructions and always have it switched off when not in use, but I only get a few hours use out of each battery. If I wore it all the time I would get much more use from the battery but the loss of power seems to be related to time after first use, not to amount of use.


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Posted - 13/11/2009 : 16:23
You've reminded me of my mate Jack who had seious hearing loss. I shouted at him to turn it on one day and he said he couldn't, he was saving the battery for Corrie.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 13/11/2009 : 16:44
Stanley  was he trying to tell you Corrie was more interesting!!!!lolol



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Stanley
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Posted - 14/11/2009 : 06:17
Of course! I thought that was obvious.


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