General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

20 Comments

  1. Blazer

     /  January 12, 2018

    78…smoooth..

  2. Gezza

     /  January 12, 2018

    Bluey & Pickles, 10am. Such a good dad. Feeds the bubba before himself.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  January 12, 2018

      These videos are classics, they really are. Bluey’s not the only good dad.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  January 12, 2018

        That uptick is for you, but as I can only do one….this one is, too.

        • Gezza

           /  January 12, 2018

          Aww … thank you Kitty. They are really are sweet to watch with the baby.

          I assumed the adolescent female, Sweetie, would be the most attentive to the job of feeding the pooklet, But it’s very noticeable that she, and the other young male Aspen, most often gobble up every grain of my wheat offerings themselves.

          Whereas Bluey, the oldest male, makes feeding Pickles his first priority. The others then seem to take the lead from him and go hunting around in the undergrowth for something else to give pooklet, having eaten all wheat.

          I occasionally get to see Pickles wandering around the undergrowth now. The other two don’t mind me observing, but Bluey will usually give a call signal telling it to get behind cover eventually. I haven’t always got my good cellcam on me when Pickles is in the clear & by the time I go inside and get it it’s behind a bush or in a hollow somewhere.

          They never leave it alone though. If the others go off foraging there’s always one adult nearby. They’re delightful to watch. I used to talk to them but I’ve discovered it’s best to just say hello to each one and give them some wheat if they ask, and then just quietly watch.

          With a bit of luck eventually they’ll let Pickles come right up below me over the fence, like they do. Either that or they may move somewhere further away as Pickles grows.

          It’s been raining here for the previous 3 days, and a Southerly came through yesterday. So Pickles has spent a bit of time just snuggled up next to whichever bird was doing nest duty keeping it warm & dry.

    • Gezza

       /  January 12, 2018

      Oops – I posted the wrong link above. Hopefully this one’s a permanent link.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  January 12, 2018

        It’s dry and humid here, in the 30s outside and 29 inside even with fans. I don’t know where the weather people take the temperature-it never seems to be anything like what it really is. And I am at the top of a hill.

  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  January 12, 2018

    The dog has just had a haircut-Mummy’s too mean to have it done professionally, so it was done at home with the haircutting scissors that were a brilliant investment for a longish haired dog. I told him that it was to be a film star haircut, but not that the star was Yul Brynner. 😀 😀 😀 or rather, Mia Farrow 😀 😀 😀

    • What’s your dog kitty?

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  January 12, 2018

        Maltese terrier. As a terrier, he is very territorial and thinks that any man who comes to the door wants to be his stepfather. He is still looking for his own father and when he has greeted me ecstatically runs to the door to look out-poor doggy.

        Like most dogs, bath time is greeted with the same enthusiasm as the Chinese Water Torture would be-it’s a mystery that they know when one’s coming, long before the bath has been taken down and the towel and shampoo put ready for use. Mine cowers behind the bathroom door, looking miserable. The first time he was bathed, we didn’t think to close the bathroom door with predictable consequences. I don’t know if you have ever had a wet dog, covered with shampoo suds, leaping out of the bath and racing away like Usein Bolt…and had to catch the little sod 😀

        • Hearing you Kitty. My last JRT used to be brought to heel by the word BATH. Poor thing hated it. My new little 11 week (JRT too) is learning the the whole thing and doesn’t seem very impressed.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  January 13, 2018

            Mine doesn’t even have to HEAR the b-word. He just knows somehow, long before he’s carried into the b-room. A friend in India says that their dog* used to hide under a bed at b—time, and I was talking to someone here whose dog went next door and was found in their garage, hiding down the back.

            The sight of mine being carried limply into the torture chamber, holding up a helpless paw to ward off the ordeal, cowering and trembling and generally putting on an Oscar-worthy performance fails to melt my hard heart.

            He has a nice round bath (I don’t know what these very large plastic bowls are meant for, but they are the perfect size for a small dog’s bath) and pleasant-smelling shampoo (Silk baby shampoo, 2 in 1-leaves his fur and skin sweet-smelling and soft and costs $2 a bottle-what a bargain) He is washed with warm water, massaged with the shampoo which doesn’t sting his eyes, rinsed, dried with big towels and looks (and smells) lovely…ungrateful little beast.

            *Fluffy, who could shell the peas which he loved eating.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  January 13, 2018

              Some dogs LOVE baths; I have seen videos of dogs leaping joyfully into the bath.

              My angel boy stepped onto duckweed and came home with green stockings. I was too tired to bath him that night, but he went in first thing in the morning.

  4. Blazer

     /  January 12, 2018

    Stevie..

  5. Patu

     /  January 12, 2018

    I’m off to sleep with Prince zopiclone 😉
    I’ll leave you all with a little bedtime music

    No Hatred
    Fuck Racists
    Blank Faces
    Time’s Changin’
    One Nation
    Unification
    The Vibration
    Unfuck the World!
    No Hatred
    Fuck Racists
    Blank Faces
    Time’s Changin’
    One Nation
    Unification
    The Vibration
    Unfuck the World!
    Poverty hit home like a war zone
    Check America’s pulse, heard a death tone
    Division hittin’ like a bullet to precision
    Kill the dream, kill the vision, now listen
    What the fuck are you waiting for?
    Stand up and rise like the tide
    And move your ass with the quickness
    You may live on the hit list
    No fear, bare witness
    Where’s ya heart at the heartless can’t say
    Bow down, just do what the man say
    Buy them lie them deny it all day
    In a box they locked in the dead lay
    Bombs droppin on cities where kids play
    Soldiers fallin in the name of freedom hey
    Civilians buried in the rubble where dreams die
    Politicians spew lie after fuckin lie
    No Hatred
    Fuck Racists
    Blank Faces
    Time’s Changin’
    One Nation
    Unification
    The Vibration
    Unfuck the World!
    No Hatred
    Fuck Racists
    Blank Faces
    Time’s Changin’
    One Nation
    Unification
    The Vibration
    Unfuck the World!
    Hatred lies divided people
    Gorgeous anger deeds of evil
    After the fall whom the bell calls
    Like we all dancing in a ballroom without balls
    Talk-walk look out listen
    2020 see now
    Currency is attention
    Fascism too many cooks in the kitchen
    Exploding phones
    Killing drones on a mission
    I’m elated to get y’all elevated
    God remains God yeah and they hate it
    On your knees people
    Pledge allegiance to the evil
    Everything changed yet nothing’s changed
    Bold is change, everything looking strange, yeah
    Engineers got millennials livin’ in fear
    Give a damn, evil can’t stand, yeah
    When the people take a stand
    C’mon!
    No Hatred
    Fuck Racists
    Blank Faces
    Time’s Changin’
    One Nation
    Unification
    The Vibration
    Unfuck the World!
    No Hatred
    Fuck Racists
    Blank Faces
    Time’s Changin’
    One Nation
    Unification
    The Vibration
    Unfuck the World!
    Unfuck the world!
    Unfuck the world!
    Unfuck the world!
    Unfuck the world!
    I’m the straw that broke the camel’s back
    The gun in the car jack
    The night stick that keeps crackin’ down
    The resistance never backing down

    • phantom snowflake

       /  January 12, 2018

      Mean!!

      • Patu

         /  January 13, 2018

        The prince seems to be missing his other half, if you know what I mean 😉 And the rain has just started, which is great, because raindrops on the roof make falling asleep easier. Allegedly… 😀

  6. Patu

     /  January 13, 2018

    The ‘prince & his partner’ seem to have reconnected. While they were sorting out their issues, I stumbled upon this little gem…

    Cya all tomorrow, if you’re lucky 😛