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By akg1486
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avtur3 wrote:It is beyond doubt that the Covid lockdown has had a massive impact on the price of puppies, with prices not just doubling but increasing fourfold, with Caverpoos (King Charles Spaniel cross Poodle) selling for £4,500 .... its just ridiculous.

The Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and her family recently bought a Caverpoo. The press estimate that they would have had to pay between £2,500 and £3,500 for it. I'd guess that the price here will go up now.

Predictably, the Crown Princess couple were met by a lot of criticism from the dog world for not getting a pure bred. But Victoria should be used to that: she got the same when she married a "commoner". :D
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By eltonioni
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Trent772 wrote:
eltonioni wrote:Those pictures have brightened up the day already. Top puppies! :)

Ours will be four on Halloween(!) and is just coming out of the angry velociraptor stage. Puppy time is bliss.
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Manchester Terrier....


Nearly. It turned into 33kg of Doberman.

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By avtur3
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Some cracking pictures of our canine friends, thanks

Just to add to the chaos of a nine-week-old puppy we've also added a chick coop and run to our garden. Some months ago we put our names down to 'rescue/adopt' chickens that were too old for the egg-laying industry. From what we can make out they are 'too old' at around 70 weeks and get moved on.

So we've adopted 3 ladies to take them out of the food chain, you take them with zero expectation of egg production, so anything they do produce is a bonus.

Mrs Avtur has named them Bet, Rita and Hilda, after three of the most dominant female characters in Coronation Street.

Minnie and the 'ladies' appear to get along well together.

I know this is not earth-shattering news but it is little incidents like this that keep us going in such crazy times.
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By avtur3
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seanxair wrote:
avtur3 wrote:Mrs Avtur has named them Bet, Rita and Hilda, after three of the most dominant female characters in Coronation Street.


Mrs Avtur is obviously too young to remember Ena Sharples :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ena_Sharples



You're right Ena Sharples was probably THE most dominant female character ever to feature in a 'continuing drama' (aka soap!)

However, you're correct, Mrs Avtur is a little younger than yours truly so she can be forgiven for not remembering Ena and her hairnet !!!

I remember Ena well, being of an age where I do remember that original black and white transmissions. I had a particular reason for watching, my uncle (dad's brother) featured in a number of episodes as a university pal of Ken Barlow.
By avtur3
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avtur3 wrote:
.... Just to add to the chaos of a nine-week-old puppy we've also added a chick coop and run to our garden. Some months ago we put our names down to 'rescue/adopt' chickens that were too old for the egg-laying industry. From what we can make out they are 'too old' at around 70 weeks and get moved on.

So we've adopted 3 ladies to take them out of the food chain, you take them with zero expectation of egg production, so anything they do produce is a bonus.....


Much to our surprise the adopted chickens have settled in and are producing 2-3 eggs per day between the three of them. We've had the coop and run set up for some time because when you adopt birds from the food chain the time of delivery is not known, so you just have to be ready for them whenever you get the call.

We rather naively underestimated their flying ability, thinking that a run with 5-foot fencing would contain them ... oops wrong it appears that 10-foot altitude and 40+feet range is quite achievable. So there have been rapid modifications to the run to make it totally enclosed.

This afternoon those modifications involved the use of a 50 metre ball of twine ... however Minnie decided that the ball of twine was a toy ... 12 week old puppy, ball of twine, oh what fun.
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By Bill Haddow
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avtur3 wrote:
We rather naively underestimated their flying ability, thinking that a run with 5-foot fencing would contain them ... oops wrong it appears that 10-foot altitude and 40+feet range is quite achievable. So there have been rapid modifications to the run to make it totally enclosed.



Keeping the hens in is easy enough, keeping Reynard out . .

Bill H
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By eltonioni
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Hugely off topic, but do chickens have weight to muscle ratio issues meaning they just run out of puff before they get too far, and if so, on a variation of which came first... is that why we domesticated them or did we breed them to make them that way?