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Postby Tanwen » 30 Jul 2015, 19:20

Most companies allow time off for hospital appointments, some aren't quite so 'accommodating' (bastards!)
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Postby Ciri » 09 Aug 2015, 01:35

My boss lets me have whatever time off I need for appointments as long as I make the missed time up. He's very accommodating.

Pif, you're going to be well impressed with me. I've set up a few little adventures for myself. In a few weeks, I'm going up to Wales for some work experience at the rescue centre we got our dogs from.

Then in October, I'm going on a road trip to Romania to help rescue dogs from kill shelters over there, fix them up then bring them back here to go to their new homes. I'll be camping out at the rescue centre over there :D
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Postby PiF » 09 Aug 2015, 02:19

Huzzahh

definately proud of you..away from the internet it's amazing what people can achieve. With your work in social medicine and rescue of animals it is very much something I am proud of your achievements and goals and how you are achieving positives :D

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Postby Ciri » 11 Aug 2015, 10:12

:D:D :D

It's going to be amazing!

I'm a bit scared though. I've never been away without my parents. My mother was one of the very overcautious types. I got told off for climbing trees in case I hurt myself. That sort of thing. In my school reports, it has me at a very young age refusing to take part of finger painting and things like that because it was messy. I realised how much this effected me on Sunday when I had to talk myself into going paddling in a lake because I was worried about how to dry my feet. I did it anyway and enjoyed it so much! Next Sunday I'm taking something to change in so I can actually swim. :D Liberating.

Then I came home, did something wild and asked to go on a road trip to Romania to help in their shelter.

I'm going to take enough money to get a plane ticket in case I have to get out of there for any reason.
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Postby PiF » 11 Aug 2015, 11:08

Make sure the address you've been told your going to is well checked out, i.e. google maps, email confirmation address's, contact numbers, websites. Take a spare burn phone in case you lose yours, one for a tenner with a lebarra sim will do, when you get there confirm you have, again confirm the address. Make sure you know where the local police station, doctors and internet cafe is known to you.

If you haven't got a eu medical card for treatment apply asap http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcare ... -ehic.aspx or they will screw you for medical if you need it...you will need this before you go

get email confirmation from the sanctuary in advance so you have established a definate contact in advance, Who are you going with, what is the name of the sanctuary? take a european mutli power adapter for your phone and goods that work in romania..see if your phone can take a talk romanian app for emergencies

camping can get cold but getting too hot can be dangerous too so look up layering of clothing..it will be cold overnight in october..watch aldi and lidl for their discount thursday for cheap head led torches,thermal undergarments and camping goodies. Sports direct are doing gelert hiking boots quite cheap. If you have to take your own tent and your going to be there for a while, get a 3/4 person tent, if it's your home for a while you will appreciate the extra room..go outdoors are having some good sales on tents

take a camera, it is a basic but beautiful country with plenty of beautiful landscapes...ooo check out aven to see if there are any romanian asexuals you can make contact with http://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/2465 ... l=romanian ???

beyond that, be safe, don't get pregnant , and enjoy your liberty

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Postby Ciri » 21 Aug 2015, 10:59

I'm really not good at this adulting thing.

Came home from work to find the pile up of plates and rubbish in my kitchen had attracted many many flies.

What do I do?

I sit down with more food and google 'Cleaners to Hire'.

Realised I wouldn't got very far and then went and asked Dad if he would offer my mother services as a Housekeeper.

I am not allowed to hire my mother as a Housekeeper. Dad handed me a can of Military Grade Bug Killer and told me to do it myself.

I killed all the flies, got rid of the rubbish and asked mum very nicely if she would help me tidy my flat tomorrow in exchange for proofreading her NVQ work.

From this experience I have learnt that you cannot offer your parents employment for below minimum wage, but you can offer an exchange of favours between family members.

I also leant that if you decide to chuck your pans out instead of washing them, you better be prepared to pay extortionate prices because they're more expensive than you think. Buying new socks instead of washing them may work sometimes but it doesn't work with everything.
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Postby KAGU143 » 22 Aug 2015, 04:02

*laughs uncontrollably*
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Postby Ciri » 06 Sep 2015, 12:44

Dad's official stance on my Romanian trip:

"I'm looking forward to seeing what you bring home from there; Just make sure it's a dog and not an STI."

xD
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Postby Tanwen » 06 Sep 2015, 19:25

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Ciri » 20 Sep 2015, 21:30

I saw my doc today for my ultrasound results, it was quite enlightening. I really like this lady, she actually listens.

Nothing has changed since the last scan. My doc would have left it at that but the Gyn team want to see me because the horror I get sometimes for 2 months straight is disproportionate to the size of Rio. She heavily hinted at the possibility of a mild bleeding disorder which would make sense because my brother has nosebleeds that last an hour at a time and my mum and her sister have a lesser version of my problem.

How have I ended up with the bad genes.

Also, I have Repetitive Strain Injury in my thumbs.

Yes, my thumbs.

Apparently you can overuse them?!?!

I don't understand...
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Postby PiF » 21 Sep 2015, 00:47

Stay away from wolferins then unless medically advised


I know some people think I am an old grumpy fart...I can live with that..but in relations to your rsi on the thumbs...some illness's/afflictations are generational

in the early 1900 rickets was rife and was down to a general missunderstanding of vitamin d and also the lack of good healthy foods due to war and shortfalls

in the 80's the biggest problem was poor fashion choices and bad hair do's

in the 90's body glitter

in the 00's excessive tattoos and in the 2010-2020...I am sure we will see more youngsters wearing glasses due to eye strain and reporting finger rsi entirely due to smart phone use

Da Yoof are in such a rush to get older...they forget they will be older .....longer than they ever were younger.

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Postby KAGU143 » 21 Sep 2015, 03:27

I have heard of that thumb problem. 'Seems it's becoming more and more common among people who text a lot, or play certain types of video games that use the thumbs as the primary means of control. All body parts are subject to wearing out if they are overused.
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Postby Ciri » 23 Sep 2015, 09:59

My thumb supports are really nice, i didn't come home in pain!

I don't think I've ever spoken about this here.

Finlay has a problem with barking and lunging at people. It's a fear reaction, what he's scared of I don't know. But he reacts very badly towards other people if they don't have dogs. I've been working on it for months and finally had him laying down until people have passed him in the street.

But today, we were walking in the woods when a woman appeared out of the bushes. She walked far too quickly for us to react and get Fin on the lead and into a lay. He barked at her and jumped on her back. Obv the woman went nuts.

He's never done that before, usually it's just barking.

1 step forward and 5 steps back :(

How am i supposed to help the dogs in Romania if I can't help my own?
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Postby Tanwen » 23 Sep 2015, 10:10

Can you talk to the rescue? Can they give you any help and/or advice? Please don't feel a failure, you're giving him a loving home and the situation is one that would upset even a placid animals...no dog likes sudden movement especially involving strangers. I have insurance for my dogs in case they cause any damage - I think it's quite a common thing with pet insurance.
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Postby PiF » 23 Sep 2015, 10:38

I would agree with Tan, anyone jumping out from the bushes would get most dogs on a defensive....they see people with dogs as safe and so they feel safe...If I remember fin wasn't yours from it's mum was it?

Most shelters were you stay for a few weeks to help are not after you becoming the dog whisperer but are appreciative of volunteers who come to help...if you still think it's for you..do not take fins brain fart as the only thing you have contributed to him..or the only thing you have to offer

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Postby Ciri » 23 Sep 2015, 12:03

It's silly really. Fin is the sort of dog who is so friendly towards dogs that he doesn't realise when one is attacking him - in the past, he just playbows and tries to play. But he's scared of people?

The worrying part is that he made contact with the woman. Even when I had Mr No around my house, he just barked - no jumping.

He snapped at the vet nurse (I can understand that and so did they, they took him away and had to pin him down to get his stitches out.).

He is a rescue dog. When he was rescued, he was 3 weeks old and had already been separated from his mother. He was left in a small dirty cage with a wired bottom so his paws were cut and he could barely move with his 5 littermates in there with him. He was 3kg when he got to us but should have been twice that - actually, his weight doubled in the 2 weeks we had had him.

When we take him out on his own, he's fine. He gets himself between my legs to hide and shrinks away from people who try to touch him. This started when he was 8 months old. Since then, he's also refused to let anybody except myself and my dad hold his collar or lead, he freaks out and tries to strangle himself.

I wonder if he thinks people are going to take him away from us?
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Postby Tanwen » 23 Sep 2015, 18:39

The 'Dog Whisperer' is mainly ignored for training purposes now PiF - his methods are oppressive and for a dog like Fin, it's the last thing he needs :) . There are quite a few training groups on Facebook, I was a member of one for a time but they were bloody obsessed with BARF (raw feeding, PiF, not throwing up :P ) so I left. With a bit of looking around you may find something better.
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Postby PiF » 23 Sep 2015, 20:52

Yeah I guessed he's not universally loved but i used him as a refferrence as ciri was unsure what they were expecting from here at the dog sanctuary so my interpretation was more of a volunteer or a specialist.

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Postby Ciri » 28 Sep 2015, 12:26

Angsty.

I feel like I have accomplished nothing in life.

I save lives on a daily basis and do the same for dogs in my holiday.

My old schoolmates are big shot producers on Big Brother, one is on broadway and another is a millionaire from his own business. Why do I feel like they have done more/are more worthwhile than me?
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Postby PiF » 28 Sep 2015, 12:34

Big brother yuk that's not something most should aspire too... it's shit

Better to be saving lives than taking them

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Postby Ciri » 04 Oct 2015, 11:30

So I took Fin to the vets to discuss his aggression.

He's being referred to a behaviourist due to the behaviour the vet, herself, witnessed.

When he was called in, there was a woman in a wheelchair sat near the door without a dog. He would not walk anywhere near her. He shrunk away, kept her in his line of sight and would not move. Then he ran into the vets room and hid under her desk.

The vet thinks that he is being more defensive than fearful (depending on if Bailey is there). When Bailey is there, he has Threat + Fear + Confidence = Defensive Aggression, without Bailey he just has the fear, so very little reaction. Without Bailey, he will stand no less than 10ft away from the object of his fear and growl/bark. Most people find that funny and accept an apology.

She thinks that my fear of people isn't helping because even though I am not showing it, he's very sensitive and reacting to something I'm not away of.

Great. My dog needs a psychologist.
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Postby Ciri » 09 Oct 2015, 04:00

CALLOUT TO YOU GUYS FROM ROMANIA

They don't live in but they build their own houses which is pretty cool.

I'm still alive.

The other volunteer is a cow but I'm so far succeeding in ignoring her existence.

Hope you are well.
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Postby Tanwen » 11 Oct 2015, 02:45

Been following Ciri on Failbook - there area some absolutely adorable pdogs there - lost my <3 to Olivia
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Postby Ciri » 15 Oct 2015, 20:40

Interview for a promotion today. Bricking it.
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Postby Tanwen » 15 Oct 2015, 20:52

Keeping everything crossed for you - hope it goes well :)
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Postby PiF » 16 Oct 2015, 00:20

A promotion at the dog rescue centre?

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Postby Ciri » 16 Oct 2015, 01:17

Nah. In the lab.
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Postby PiF » 16 Oct 2015, 01:38

They have a lab in the dog centre? I thought you was still in the land of the gypsies?

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Postby Ciri » 16 Oct 2015, 01:42

I got back a few days ago.

I thought I PM'd you from the coach. :|

Edit: It didn't send. Bloody phone <_<

Long story short cause need to leave in a mo: It was fun, other volunteer was a bitch, I took lots of selfies with dogs, I made it home in one piece except for a large cut on my face.
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Postby PiF » 16 Oct 2015, 01:56

Lol, you and your bitches...good luck on the interview, fingers crossed for goodness


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