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EllieMay

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I’m seeing a bit of spring from everyone! Luv it:). I have been on a high protein / low calorie diet for just over a week now. That and exercise has been effective and Ive dropped a few lbs.. sure is a lot harder coming off than it is putting on 😖..

today, I introduced my goslings amd ducklings to the big Gander. He had settled in nicely and we are a very warm 70F today.. I have never seen anything like it! It was an instant bond for him. The babies were reluctant to leave my lap and all his “talking frightened them at first. He finally accepted that they weren’t leaving me and come on over to do some grooming.. on me and them 🤣... after some time, I left them under his very watchful eye to go and get some work done. I checked on them intermittently and he’s herding them close and staying right with them. It’s amazing! I will bring them back in before dark. 19C91A6E-D5CC-475E-A56E-308B19C53604.jpeg
 

Maro2Bear

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I’m seeing a bit of spring from everyone! Luv it:). I have been on a high protein / low calorie diet for just over a week now. That and exercise has been effective and Ive dropped a few lbs.. sure is a lot harder coming off than it is putting on 😖..

today, I introduced my goslings amd ducklings to the big Gander. He had settled in nicely and we are a very warm 70F today.. I have never seen anything like it! It was an instant bond for him. The babies were reluctant to leave my lap and all his “talking frightened them at first. He finally accepted that they weren’t leaving me and come on over to do some grooming.. on me and them 🤣... after some time, I left them under his very watchful eye to go and get some work done. I checked on them intermittently and he’s herding them close and staying right with them. It’s amazing! I will bring them back in before dark. View attachment 323467
Cute! Like a proud Papa !
 

SKOLsuper

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Hello, nobody in particular.
Welcome to Tidgy's Dad's Cold Dark Room.
Not expecting a lot of visitors in this pointless place, but this is where I live now.
It's good in here.
If anyone does visit, please feel free to say what you want( within forum guidelines, of course) and I will be happy to be silly, slightly insult you or ignore you completely which you are most welcome to do to me.
I will of course venture out occasionally, when I think I can be useful or annoying, but otherwise I live here now.
No advertising, let's see who spots me.
This is where i belong.
Tidgy is most unconcerned.
Ru on drugs
 

Lyn W

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I’m seeing a bit of spring from everyone! Luv it:). I have been on a high protein / low calorie diet for just over a week now. That and exercise has been effective and Ive dropped a few lbs.. sure is a lot harder coming off than it is putting on 😖..

today, I introduced my goslings amd ducklings to the big Gander. He had settled in nicely and we are a very warm 70F today.. I have never seen anything like it! It was an instant bond for him. The babies were reluctant to leave my lap and all his “talking frightened them at first. He finally accepted that they weren’t leaving me and come on over to do some grooming.. on me and them 🤣... after some time, I left them under his very watchful eye to go and get some work done. I checked on them intermittently and he’s herding them close and staying right with them. It’s amazing! I will bring them back in before dark. View attachment 323467
He's lovely and obviously taking his Guard Gander role very seriously!!
 

JoesMum

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Ru on drugs
Hello and welcome to the CDR. I’m Linda and I live in Kent in South East England.

We’re an international bunch of idiots /friends here who sometimes talk tortoise and fairly regularly talk puns and nonsense.

Pull up an armadillo and the one-legged pirate will be along shortly to bring you your beverage of choice. The big armadillo is called Montgomery and is a very obliging coffee table, especially if you dust him or tickle him under the chin.

It’s rather gloomy in here, but the flying jellyfish glow a little brighter when you polish them. The blueberry ones seem to be glowing brightest at the moment.

Watch your step; it’s easy to stub your toe on the hedgehogs in the gloom. The wool spider, if she exists, seems to be in a better mood since we locked the leprechaun in a jellyfish tank. The snow leopard is very friendly and eats carrots :)
 

Chefdenoel10

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I’m seeing a bit of spring from everyone! Luv it:). I have been on a high protein / low calorie diet for just over a week now. That and exercise has been effective and Ive dropped a few lbs.. sure is a lot harder coming off than it is putting on 😖..

today, I introduced my goslings amd ducklings to the big Gander. He had settled in nicely and we are a very warm 70F today.. I have never seen anything like it! It was an instant bond for him. The babies were reluctant to leave my lap and all his “talking frightened them at first. He finally accepted that they weren’t leaving me and come on over to do some grooming.. on me and them 🤣... after some time, I left them under his very watchful eye to go and get some work done. I checked on them intermittently and he’s herding them close and staying right with them. It’s amazing! I will bring them back in before dark. View attachment 323467

Gorgeous! Just ...gorgeous!!!
I love the big daddy!
But my fav... has to be there s one... and his little butt. 😆
 

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Yvonne G

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I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. It's a new dentist, one that's closer to my house, and I'm obsessing a little - will I be able to find it? What time should I leave? Will I like him? Will it hurt?, etc. etc. And that got me to thinking about when I was a kid.

I grew up in San Francisco, and I was a 'kid' about 70 years ago. We lived at the far southern end of San Francisco, across the street from the Cow Palace. I had to take a bus to school (elementary school) - not a school bus, but the regular SF Municipal bus. It took about a half hour to get to school from my house.

So, back to the dentist. I don't remember anyone ever going with me to the dentist, who was in downtown San Francisco. I would get on the bus down at the corner, ride that bus up to Mission Street (about 15 minutes), transfer to another bus that went down Mission Street to Third and Market (almost to Fisherman's Wharf), then walk several blocks in down town San Francisco to the dentist.

Times have sure changed. I don't think there are any places in the U.S. anymore where an elementary school age kid could go by himself on the city bus, transferring to another bus safely.

By the time I was in high school I had to transfer busses twice before I got to school. . . over an hour.

I've never been on a bus here in Clovis/Fresno. But the busses here have a whole route they follow, taking one all over the city. The busses in San Francisco just go straight up one street, for miles and miles.

Going to a new dentist has dredged up all sorts of memories from my past. Do you all think I'm going to live through this new experience? We'll see. . .
 

Blackdog1714

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I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. It's a new dentist, one that's closer to my house, and I'm obsessing a little - will I be able to find it? What time should I leave? Will I like him? Will it hurt?, etc. etc. And that got me to thinking about when I was a kid.

I grew up in San Francisco, and I was a 'kid' about 70 years ago. We lived at the far southern end of San Francisco, across the street from the Cow Palace. I had to take a bus to school (elementary school) - not a school bus, but the regular SF Municipal bus. It took about a half hour to get to school from my house.

So, back to the dentist. I don't remember anyone ever going with me to the dentist, who was in downtown San Francisco. I would get on the bus down at the corner, ride that bus up to Mission Street (about 15 minutes), transfer to another bus that went down Mission Street to Third and Market (almost to Fisherman's Wharf), then walk several blocks in down town San Francisco to the dentist.

Times have sure changed. I don't think there are any places in the U.S. anymore where an elementary school age kid could go by himself on the city bus, transferring to another bus safely.

By the time I was in high school I had to transfer busses twice before I got to school. . . over an hour.

I've never been on a bus here in Clovis/Fresno. But the busses here have a whole route they follow, taking one all over the city. The busses in San Francisco just go straight up one street, for miles and miles.

Going to a new dentist has dredged up all sorts of memories from my past. Do you all think I'm going to live through this new experience? We'll see. . .
My Dentist's practice got bought by a new Dentist and so far she has done very well on prepping a crown each for the wife and I. The old dentist was all about the add ons-teeth whitening and straightening etc. Heck I am 50 and grew up in Ohio so my teeth are more of an earth tone than white! I always wanted a silver tooth like Jaws from James Bond.
 

Lyn W

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I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. It's a new dentist, one that's closer to my house, and I'm obsessing a little - will I be able to find it? What time should I leave? Will I like him? Will it hurt?, etc. etc. And that got me to thinking about when I was a kid.

I grew up in San Francisco, and I was a 'kid' about 70 years ago. We lived at the far southern end of San Francisco, across the street from the Cow Palace. I had to take a bus to school (elementary school) - not a school bus, but the regular SF Municipal bus. It took about a half hour to get to school from my house.

So, back to the dentist. I don't remember anyone ever going with me to the dentist, who was in downtown San Francisco. I would get on the bus down at the corner, ride that bus up to Mission Street (about 15 minutes), transfer to another bus that went down Mission Street to Third and Market (almost to Fisherman's Wharf), then walk several blocks in down town San Francisco to the dentist.

Times have sure changed. I don't think there are any places in the U.S. anymore where an elementary school age kid could go by himself on the city bus, transferring to another bus safely.

By the time I was in high school I had to transfer busses twice before I got to school. . . over an hour.

I've never been on a bus here in Clovis/Fresno. But the busses here have a whole route they follow, taking one all over the city. The busses in San Francisco just go straight up one street, for miles and miles.

Going to a new dentist has dredged up all sorts of memories from my past. Do you all think I'm going to live through this new experience? We'll see. . .
Good luck hope he's a good one and not too much treatment needed.
I have a long overdue appointment that you've reminded me I must book.
I had to cancel my last in Feb 2020 because I had a cold and cough, then my brother was ill followed by lockdown. They did ring me at the end of Sept to let me know they were taking appointments again but I was due to have my knee op and the melanoma removal, so couldn't book. By the time I was ready to go we were back in lockdown.
Last year some dentists were adding an additional charge of £30 for their own PPE and another £30 to sell patients a mask!!!! Daylight robbery!:mad:
If I remember I'll ring tomorrow.
 

Lyn W

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Good afternoon/morning all.
It definitely feels like spring today with the sun and warmer temps - set to continue into next week at least. We really need some rain now for the wildlife.

Lola has taken the plunge into tortoisehood and been right out in the garden, demolishing clumps of dandies and clover and basking in the sun. He hasn't wanted to stay out there for long and still needs the security of being able to come back in. Some noisy sparrows landed near him and he made a quick dash for the house like a big wuss, but it's lovely to see him out there and it's a massive step forward for him. I'm sure he'll eventually get used to the birds.
 

Cathie G

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I’m seeing a bit of spring from everyone! Luv it:). I have been on a high protein / low calorie diet for just over a week now. That and exercise has been effective and Ive dropped a few lbs.. sure is a lot harder coming off than it is putting on 😖..

today, I introduced my goslings amd ducklings to the big Gander. He had settled in nicely and we are a very warm 70F today.. I have never seen anything like it! It was an instant bond for him. The babies were reluctant to leave my lap and all his “talking frightened them at first. He finally accepted that they weren’t leaving me and come on over to do some grooming.. on me and them 🤣... after some time, I left them under his very watchful eye to go and get some work done. I checked on them intermittently and he’s herding them close and staying right with them. It’s amazing! I will bring them back in before dark. View attachment 323467
Cool 😘
 

Ray--Opo

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No, I'm 6 months post-surgery & it's looking like permanent sciatica nerve damage due to not being able to get medical care when I needed it.
Oh that's to bad. Sciatica nerve pain is no fun. I have been putting off my lower back pain. There have been other parts of my body I needed to tend to first. I am gonna wait till I can't stand it anymore. Had L4,L5,S1 in my lower back operated on about 10 years ago.
Hope you feel better.
 

Ray--Opo

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Good luck hope he's a good one and not too much treatment needed.
I have a long overdue appointment that you've reminded me I must book.
I had to cancel my last in Feb 2020 because I had a cold and cough, then my brother was ill followed by lockdown. They did ring me at the end of Sept to let me know they were taking appointments again but I was due to have my knee op and the melanoma removal, so couldn't book. By the time I was ready to go we were back in lockdown.
Last year some dentists were adding an additional charge of £30 for their own PPE and another £30 to sell patients a mask!!!! Daylight robbery!:mad:
If I remember I'll ring tomorrow.
How is your knee doing and the melanoma that was removed?
 

Ray--Opo

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I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. It's a new dentist, one that's closer to my house, and I'm obsessing a little - will I be able to find it? What time should I leave? Will I like him? Will it hurt?, etc. etc. And that got me to thinking about when I was a kid.

I grew up in San Francisco, and I was a 'kid' about 70 years ago. We lived at the far southern end of San Francisco, across the street from the Cow Palace. I had to take a bus to school (elementary school) - not a school bus, but the regular SF Municipal bus. It took about a half hour to get to school from my house.

So, back to the dentist. I don't remember anyone ever going with me to the dentist, who was in downtown San Francisco. I would get on the bus down at the corner, ride that bus up to Mission Street (about 15 minutes), transfer to another bus that went down Mission Street to Third and Market (almost to Fisherman's Wharf), then walk several blocks in down town San Francisco to the dentist.

Times have sure changed. I don't think there are any places in the U.S. anymore where an elementary school age kid could go by himself on the city bus, transferring to another bus safely.

By the time I was in high school I had to transfer busses twice before I got to school. . . over an hour.

I've never been on a bus here in Clovis/Fresno. But the busses here have a whole route they follow, taking one all over the city. The busses in San Francisco just go straight up one street, for miles and miles.

Going to a new dentist has dredged up all sorts of memories from my past. Do you all think I'm going to live through this new experience? We'll see. . .
You will make it. Just make sure you don't transfer to a different car on your way there. 😁
 
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