The other day I emailed a guy in the states who trains dogs for film and tv, asking for some tips etc as that’s what I’d love to do. (Probably won’t ever be possible, but I can dream!) He replied today telling me to give him a call and he’ll get back to me. I’d love to but also don’t want to as whatever he says probably isn’t going to be possible for one reason or another. I don’t want to get my hopes up! So do I call, or do I let it go...?
I get not wanting to get your hopes up but do you think if you don't call him you would be wondering about what if? You never know! I say give him a call and if needed explain your circumstances and see if he has any suggestions to work around it? It sounds like a great opportunity
Thanks for the link caz2golden, it took a while to read but worth it. The worst item I read was the fact that thieves have been known to cut out microchips with the potential of (& actual) harm/death of the pet - that is horrendous.
Although the debate was about pets it mainly (but not totally) to dogs. It referred to the statistics collection of dog thefts (& discussion with the Police on improving these nationwide) I don't even know if other pet theft statistics are even able to be queried. With cats I appreciate that they can roam free (as do ours) & as a result are not classed as property as dogs are but they are still values members of the family. It also makes it more difficult to decide if a cat has been stolen or just gone missing. All cat organisations recommend microchipping cats but it is not yet compulsory. I feel this would be a worthwhile change to legislation, however could land up being more costly for owners as I suspect there are more multi cat households than multi dog ones - at least with more than 2.
Recognising the chip as a sign of ownership makes sense & I know that when I adopted Lexie from her previous owner it took a while to sort out the chip registration change as that owner had lost her paperwork so the database company took time to ascertain that the change in ownership had taken place - which I was pleased to see However it doesn't help those that have puppies/kittens stolen before they are chipped or even born.
What I read in this debate about the Sentencing Council's guidelines & attitude to change was not promising.
Like others I hope a way forward can be found as a result of this debate.
Mario is microchipped. I agree cats should be chipped as well as dogs. Collars on free roaming cats can easily be lost or fall off (we know as Mario has lost loads). Microchips do need to be proof of ownership and also it should be compulsory for dog wardens for example to carry scanners as, I've said this before, but I do wonder what is the point of it can so easily be gotten around. That's not to say I wouldn't microchip dogs/cats as I would but it does make you think and question it
I'm happy now. Got my exam results back today and passed which means I have officially passed my foundation degree in canine behaviour and training! It's been hard work but worth it. Onwards to the Bsc now
I've been following this on Twitter as it's progressed, manly Daniel Allen (one of the creators of the petition). I really hope it gets the same reception in parliament that Lucy's law did (very good reception for that one) but we shall wait and see. As people were saying on Twitter we just need the same MPs that came for the Lucy's law debate and it should go well.
Poor Rooney . A 7K vet bill too I hope they have insurance or will get some help to cover it all. That is bad he will never be able to receive vaccinations or flea treatment again. Vaccinations I suppose if he has had enough there's a good chance he will have immunity for life, the flea treatment would worry me a bit more though
It just sickens me the sheer stupidity of people. I hear that as the helicopter flying over dropping water have seen some people starting more fires. If it was up to me, and they caught up with them, I'd make them help put the fire out then throw the book at them.
Not only have they endangered the wildlife and the lives of all the firefighters, but if there was an emergency back in the towns and cities the services are stretched so thin on the ground there could be a loss of life there too.
It really angers me.
I agree. I feel sorry for the fire fighters having to deal with it in this heat! A lot of locals have been bringing them water and other supplies though which is good. You have to wonder what goes through peoples heads when they commit arsony
Nice to see you back bectil. Suzie sounds lovely, a shame she had a bad start to life but hopefully she can have a nice retirement with you. Glad to hear the lump was nothing too serious on Tilly, scary at the time though isn't it not knowing. We are ok, Samson is his usual self apart from having less energy in this heat and nothing different with Mario.
I heard about the cuts to nhs on the news. Surely it would just be easier to prescribe people the stuff they need for these treatments rather than let it progress which could cause even bigger problems. Prevention not cure? As for time wasters I think a good thing to start doing would be charge for DNAs (do not attends) unless for a valid reason.
Has the fire been sorted cazypops ? Also what about the one on saddleworth Moor? I've seen pics of the aftermath and it looks awful, my mum does some work in eccles and was saying you could see the smoke from there and residents were actually being advised to wear protective masks. We really need some rain now to sort it out but the weather forecast doesn't look promising
No boxerluver30 it's still burning. They reckon it could be the middle of next week or even longer. The most awful thing about it all is that they say it's been started deliberately, and a 22 year old man has been arrested for arson. It's all the wildlife that live on moors I fear for.
Yeah I heard it was started deliberately. I will never understand why some people do these kind of things, do they have nothing better to do. There will have a been a lot of disruption to wildlife on the moor i can imagine.
Chat in real time!
caz2golden: Seems to be boiling hot today!
Jul 8, 2018 16:47:17 GMT
scallywag: Been boiling hot down / over here in the East for past 2 weeks
Jul 8, 2018 19:35:17 GMT
caz2golden: Sorry not on much my PC is sending me around the bend every time I use mouse it double clicks when I only single clicked! Part of me is hoping it is a windows issue that will get updated rather than just PC getting old and broken!
Jul 15, 2018 18:14:21 GMT
alfiemummy: It's most likely your mouse that needs replacing Caz - that's happened to me twice now and both times it's been fixed by getting a new mouse
Jul 15, 2018 21:59:44 GMT
tonib: Sounds like it was a good job we didn't have Roman as a kitten then. He's never misbehaved like that, only his first Xmas with us when he half-inched the stuffing! - I hope that's not famous last words!
Jul 20, 2018 12:47:00 GMT
tonib: Lexie is another matter but usually not breakables - except potentially of herself when she fell behind the large display cabinet/sideboard on being left alone for the 1st time in our dining room aged 2.5 years!!!
Jul 20, 2018 13:27:50 GMT
tonib: She jumped on top (via the table I believe) & managed to fall between it & the wall & appeared to be suspended by her head part way down (the gap narrowed!) I had to get a burly neighbour in to help move it, quickly moving weight/breakables as pos. 1st
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:33 GMT
tonib: She was fine but got checked by vet just in case! That was a heart stopping time, especially her cries!
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:59 GMT
lotsofcats: I can remember when that happened with Lexi.
Jul 20, 2018 18:56:39 GMT
tonib: You've got a good memory, that was in 2012 I posted on the old YC forum
Jul 20, 2018 21:51:09 GMT