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  1. al4x

    best Rat poisons

    We’ve got the same issue, we poison and the blighters come from next door. It seems most poison these days takes ages to work 7-10 days taking poison before it stops seems about usual at the moment.
  2. The worst bit of this is it was diagnosed as a stroke. My older GWP had the same occur about a fortnight ago. It’s the worst thing I have seen, 6.30 fine 7pm peed everywhere head tilted and falling over. Vets as said and Ideopathic Vestibular Syndrome diagnosed. The key apparently is the eyes flicking to the side that the head is tilted. She had 3 days of not being able to stand or eat but 2 weeks on can do a slightly wobbly 2 mile walk and is eating well. Head still tilts but that is getting less. I hope yours continues to improve as mine seems to be. It’s far from nice to watch but apparently according to my vet worse for us than them
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    The R.S.P.C.A.

    Horses usually prefer being outside, obviously over winter if you keep them out they do churn up fields but as said this might not be the end of the world if it is prone to problems from too much grass. I actually am pleased at the response you got as it is relatively sensible. As an organisation we see one side on here, they deal with some awful cases but the day to day stuff they know when they can help or not. In your case lack of a rug is no issue unless it has been clipped and the alternative to a muddy field is usually being stuck in a stable for most of the day.
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    The R.S.P.C.A.

    I am pleased you got a sensible answer from them. Little things like saying no horsey jacket suggest you don’t know too much about them. Contrary to most of the horse world horses are designed to live out with no “jacket” on. with elderly horses if it is they actually live out better than in as being able to move about well stops their arthritis playing up too much. It sounds like it has shelter if required and you don’t know about food. Assuming food and water are supplied then at this time of year you have to expect some mud. Try talking to the owner, many here with dogs in kennels get similar reports to organisations from people without much idea.
  5. al4x

    Stuffed fox : wanted

    Get yourself onto the sale room.com and start looking at them. Loads get sold we move some really comical examples.
  6. Personally I have a new L200 and apple play, I think it’s a massive step up as far as sat nav is concerned. Ok it uses data and you need to be in an area with some available but that’s the only downside. It’s always updated traffic comes up as do speed limits and camera alerts. It runs off the usual maps or google maps if you prefer. If you have Apple Music then it plays anything, you can use Siri from the steering wheel and ask it to navigate to wherever you are after. You can plan a route on your phone and when you plug it in and start up it’s ready to go. We have just had 10 days in Cornwall on holiday and music and sat nav use over that has been about 4gb so not massive and that’s intensive use. Total thumbs up from me
  7. Firstly had your son accepted the quote and paid any form of deposit? Secondly are they BAR registered, if they are then a complaint will actually get them asked questions. ultimately though he needs to move and it appears to be a busy time for it. A hire van is fine if all your belongings fit in a Luton van or you have access to the house you are moving into. Usually you don’t so everything needs to fit on one vehicle and be out by lunchtime
  8. Realistically it wouldn’t have helped in this case being armed. I’m not sure what he was doing being in the way but could he have been deploying a stinger? The travelling community don’t respect anybody and it’s nice to see them getting some well deserved flack in this instance
  9. You are in a hard place, my older Gwp has a slight lump under her jaw. She is 12 and I am lucky having an old school vet for a father who said just keep an eye on it. It’s of a size and location not to worry about. I think at this age it’s a very hard decision as you can get led down the path of spending thousands to get another 6 months to year. I wouldn’t put a dog through chemotherapy but that’s me. If this lump starts to grow we will consider removal but it’s shown no change in 6 months so far
  10. Have a 2014 driven by my other half like she stole it..... seems to stand up to it well. Economy is good (better when she isn’t driving) only issue other than servicing is we had a rear calliper seize last year that was a few hundred pounds to sort. But then 6 months later it was recalled due to the callipers and they replaced the other and refunded what we had spent replacing the one we did. Really that was very appreciated!
  11. I had a driver today saying he was going to refuse to drive a van without ac to Scotland....... I think I won the battle but we shall see if he turns up for work in the morning. London I get but a motorway trip up North where it’s likely to be 10 degrees cooler was a bit of a **** take
  12. al4x

    Scaffolders

    I’m glad we get on with our neighbours. We have had their scaffolding on our side and they have had ours on theirs. It makes it easier cheaper and also you can protect the other side far easier. We had plastic laid and the scaffolding netted and it made the job faster and wasn’t that much inconvenience. On another side we are doing a job for a very wealthy author in London at work. She has dragged her neighbours party wall agreement out for years. We are packing most of her possessions to keep them safe and she has cost them an absolute fortune in legal fees getting to this point. They aren’t speaking and current conversations seem to be via ourselves....
  13. They need to price again, a battery fencing kit can be had quite cheaply or you just buy the screw in insulators and a length of wire and then a fencer unit
  14. Personally I wouldn’t take a 4x4 I wasn’t prepared to damage and cover the cost myself
  15. Is that after the £50 if you use a recommendation link or would that be on top? You must be a very low user if that’s the saving as British Gas would add £23 a month to my £50 dd based on actual figures
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