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  1. Our young dog could clear a room with her farts, and her stools were dreadfully pungent! Worse than any of my previous pooches over the years. Someone suggested we moved her onto a raw diet. I can't remember the last time she farted and her stools are now tiny, solid and don't smell! (And her food bill is much cheaper)
  2. There are a couple of good places now that supply raw. There's one at Cricket Inn and another at Malin Bridge. We've had great advice when moving over to raw and we'd never feed anything else now. It took about 3 days to switch properly and the change is remarkable. She's less hyper in the evening and her waste is pretty much odor free and far smaller (because her body is using up almost all the intake so there's no 'fillers' to excrete. It's great knowing what is going into her body too! If you're squeamish, they do packs of mince that you just defrost, that contain the meat, the bone and the offal in just the right ratios. Chuck a raw egg in, or a rabbit ear, or a chicken foot to add a bit extra. She loves it!
  3. Sorry, only just caught this. We struck lucky at the right time. I would imagine (sadly) that more will need rehoming as the nation returns to work. I reckon though that a lot of owners will try to sell them first to try and recoup some of their money. You could put your name down with the RSPCA if they allow it.
  4. There may be tiny spiders or insects in the corners of the windows that they're picking off. We have one that does something similar.
  5. I guess that depends on where in Sheffield you live. Hubby cleared the drive early doors but by 6 it was evident I was going nowhere and the snowfall has just got heavier and heavier since then. We too expected sleet at best. But hey, it's Winter. It snows. There's a good reason I save some of my holiday for snow days. 😉
  6. In the end we rehomed a cockapoo. She had only been with her first owner for 2 weeks! I was gobsmacked by the sheer greed of unscrupulous breeders as the prices rocketed to more than 3x the prices that we started our search and wasn't prepared to help them line their pockets. I figured that there would be countless young dogs in need of forever homes once some of new owners realised how much work puppies require...and I wasn't wrong. Aged just 12 weeks, we took in our little miss and she's 9 months old now. Everything happens for a reason 🥰
  7. But the ambulance had to get to that point, already clogged up because the traffic couldn't flow because of the car free, empty lane. Then had to physically move the barrier to gain access to this empty lane....indeed EMPTY lane...because they are closed off at the entrance to prevent any vehicle larger than a bike through. It's not even permitting emergency vehicles to gain normal access. I have seen one solitary bike rider use that lane...and that was during rush hour (I use this route twice daily both in and out of the city)...and he used the red area, not the whole lane as intended. My original point stands regarding an alternative solution.
  8. No complaints from the Emergency services?...imagine if you or your loved one was waiting on this ambulance. I saw this on the news last week: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-south-yorkshire-53340498/new-sheffield-cycle-lane-slows-ambulance-s-journey And newspapers (obviously the star, but I don't need to add that link). https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ambulance-blocked-bike-lane-sheffield-a9609596.html
  9. You clearly didn't read my post. I find your comment rather insulting
  10. There will be a huge increase on the amount of pollution around Firth Park etc. as a result of this ill thought out plan as more people will come off junction 34 to get to Hillsborough and up to Wisewood, Stannington etc. Which to my mind is certainly worse as we drivers will then be passing schools, homes, residential homes etc.
  11. If the pup hasn't had all its injections, you might be better off taking it in your arms to the shops, (places like B&Q where there are sudden noises) increasingly louder places, walking by fields with livestock in it etc. Walking with pup in your arms to the local park to watch the big dogs too. Once the injections are done, the best thing is to frequent a local park at different times of the day to meet as many dogs as possible. You will find many other dog owners quite happy to let their dog play (keep it to short bursts), and use a training line (around 5-10 feet) so you have some control but still sticking to social distancing. A long line is good for practicing recall too. Take pup to different areas to walk, increasing the busyness of the traffic. Get pup used to the sudden noise air brakes make, the sound of a crossing, the buzz of the trams (which we don't necessarily pick up on but they do). Our pup came home just as lockdown started and this is what we did. Some training schools are opening now. We start obedience this week, having missed the age for the puppy classes, but she's a confident puppy now...she just needs to learn how to concentrate on us around other dogs! 🤣
  12. The pavements along that stretch of road are really wide and I see only a handful of pedestrians using them. If they have to widen the cycle lane, why on earth would they not have made the pavements slightly narrower on each side and left the new increased capacity for the vehicles that use this vital stretch! In the few weeks we had of using the extra lanes, the exhaust fumes will have decreased because the vehicles will have passed through quicker. Now that we're down to single land traffic, more fumes will be increased immensely...which then will mean we have no chance of meeting the government's rules on gasses....that means the council will make the plans even tighter, ending up with the charges being enforced on every private vehicle. Like many commuters, I have little choice but to use this road. I cannot possibly ride a bike to my workplace for reasons I choose not to share with strangers, and while I would dearly love an electric car, they are way out of my price range. There is a place for both. It just needs sensible planning rather that shooting from the hip.
  13. Would this fabric be useful for making masks?
  14. Surely there's nothing there to burn but there's a huge plume of thick black smoke over that way (looking down from Stannington). Any idea what's burning and where?
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