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Rescue dogs are not evil 11

The last few months I have seen so much negativity regarding rescued dogs, in particular it seems to be frowned on if you have children. Just look at the comments underneath online newspaper stories about dogs. Well I have a rescued dog, Freya, and I have two children. I am such a bad parent for this, allegedly. I do not understand why people brand all rehomed dogs that have had a bad start as bad dogs. They are not. Some are, most aren’t, but like people you do occasionally get lunatics.


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Spiders 3

There has been a lot of stories in the media recently about false widow spiders. Sadly I’ve found them at home. Last week I vacuumed in hard to reach places, behind furniture, in the gaps next to furniture, the vents of the windows and along ceiling coving. Since then I’ve been seeing more spiders. They are fast, and have white markings on black, almost shiny bodies.



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Stigma – Do I Look Mental? #MentalPatient 5

Well twitter was a fun place tonight. An awful lot of people are deeply offended, upset, angered or plain livid with ASDA and Tesco. If you missed it I’m sure you’ll read about it soon. It’s not the costume that offends me so much as the name. Mental patient. I’m a mental patient actually, thanks ASDA. Read Nickie’s post on this costume. It has offended me and I am not really buying ASDAs “sorry” tweets. Way to go, fuel stigma and prejudice.   Do I look mental? Is there a uniform my psychotherapist forgot to issue me with? If I was cooking and had a big knife would that be a Halloween worthy look? Can you tell by looking at me I’m nuts? Mental? Medicated?


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Thinking of Boston

Awful news this evening, plain awful. I don’t understand why people do these evil things. I can not sleep, although I don’t know anyone in Boston I just can’t stop thinking. What can I say except this…? So many hurt, over 100 from the news reports. It’s tragic, but The good outnumber the bad, and we always will.All the people that ran towards the danger, you are heroes, and those runners that kept on running to the hospital to give blood, you guys are awesome. It hurt reading that one of the 3 confirmed dead, was a young boy, just 8 years old. He was by the line as his Dad had been running, I don’t know about his Dad, but the news just said his Mum and Sister are critical condition at the hospital. Its awful. My response? Random kindness. Lets all be nice to strangers!  Smile at people.


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Stop horsing around!?

I don’t know about everyone else but I’m fed up about hearing about horse meat. Seems like there is horse in everything in our freezers these days. I prefer whole chunks of meat, where you can tell its all from one animal. That said we do buy some processed items like sausages and occasional burgers. Like most families we’ve probably eaten horse. That doesn’t bother me too much, horse is safe to eat and horses are clean animals. I would buy horse meat deliberatly, but what nags at me (sorry) is that I don’t know what meat is in what foods anymore. I am grateful that the scandal is about horse rather than say, road kill or wild rats! I just want the labels to be honest, if something is half beef half horse I’d like it to say so I can decide myself. Seriously, why not eat horse? Most […]


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Foxes, What Do You Think?

In the last few years Fox attacks are seemingly on the rise. Or at least the number of times the media get hold of these stories is on the rise.The recent BBC news story It seems that foxes are attacking unguarded babies and occasionally sleeping adults. There is a pattern to it from the stories I have read. It’s always in cities, the urban fox rather than the free range variety. It’s often a baby, and it doesn’t bite just anywhere… It goes for limbs. Hands, arms, feet. Not trying to be gross but its like it knows limbs are easier to remove and is that starving that its worth the risks of entering a house for “food”. With the adult attacks it’s similar – biting adults in their sleep. I’ve read about feet, fingers and ears being chewed at. You don’t tend to hear of attacks on say, the […]