Saturday, 26 May 2012

Don't Cook Your Dog

Don't Cook Your Dog sounds terrible doesn't it?

But people are still leaving dogs in boiling hot cars!

We have just had three very hot days, with more to come over the weekend. 

Cars get very hot, very quickly, and the effect on a dog trapped in a car is like putting your Sunday Roast in the oven. The dog is quite literally cooked alive, it is a horrific and painful way to die! 

There is a misconception that if you leave a window open then it's ok. It isn't, it makes no difference at all!


The car experiment was done by Kate Price, owner of the famous Olive the Pug, on a sunny Saturday in July. And the results are shocking! Obviously there is not a dog in the car!

11.15 AM

Car in sun front two windows open 

11.15 AM

Outside temperature: 29° Celsius

11.20 AM [in car]

31° Celsius / 2 front windows open

11.25 AM [in car]

40° Celsius / 2 front windows open

11.30 AM [in car]

40° Celsius / 2 front windows open

11.30 AM

Now opened 4 windows to typical height

11.40 AM [in car]

45° Celsius / 4 windows open
On back shelf of car in direct sun, all 4 windows open.  It only took a few minutes to reach over 50° Celsius

As you can see the temperature rises inside the car shockingly fast! 

When going out, please think seriously if you really need to take your dog with you. He would be so much happier at home in a nice cool house than trapped in a car being cooked alive.

Many years ago I witnessed a dog being removed from a hot car, sadly the dog died before it was rescued, it was the most horrific thing I'd ever seen, and I hate to think of the suffering it must have endured.

Ignorance is no excuse...

 I stopped a lady yesterday, as she was walking away from her car leaving a Collie type inside. I pointed out it was far too hot to leave the dog in the car, she had no idea that leaving the windows open wasn't enough. Luckily my car was nearby so I showed her my Don't Cook Your Dog sticker, so she got the dog out and took it with her.

If you want to order a lifesaver pack click on this link

If you see a dog in a car on a warm day the RSPCA advice is to call the Police on 999.
If the police are unable to attend, call the RSPCA 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 or if you are in Scotland03000 999 999 for SSPCA
(Please store this number on your mobile phone!)

Please be vigilant, dogs are relying on you to educate their owners and save them!

Don't Cook Your Dog

Don't Cook Your Dog sounds terrible doesn't it?

But people are still leaving dogs in boiling hot cars!

We have just had three very hot days, with more to come over the weekend. 

Cars get very hot, very quickly, and the effect on a dog trapped in a car is like putting your Sunday Roast in the oven. The dog is quite literally cooked alive, it is a horrific and painful way to die! 

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Thought for the Weekend

Remember a layer of dust protects the Wood beneath it.

'A house becomes a home when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture.'

I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect - 'in case someone came over'
 I realized one day that no-one came over, they were all out living life and having fun!

NOW, when people visit, I don't have to explain the 'condition' of my home.

If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice..

Life is short. 

Enjoy it!

The Jumper Update

Things are going well with the jumper at the moment I'm happy to report, although it is a very slow process as I can only do it when my hands feel up to it.

Getting somewhere at last
As you can see the pattern is finally taking shape, I'm very please with it I have to say.

It's amazing what you can achieve with two simple little stitches,
and when I put them in the right places lol!

I've had to stop knitting the front, as it has the odd mistake, and it will now become the back of my jumper.

I have started the front again, hopefully this will be perfect, I can live with mistakes on the back, but not on the front when I will be able to see them all the time. They are only very small mistakes, but they will bug me if I can see them.

I won't let it beat me I will get this Jumper finished...

Sunday, 13 May 2012

A Strange Week

I have had the strangest week.

Monday:-  I made what has become the normal round of phone calls, trying to find out what the heck is going on with my job!

Tuesday:-  My back and neck were agony, so had to come home from work early and go to the Doctors, she thinks I may have a spur on my  neck trapping the nerves and making my hands feel all numb and tingly, so need an x-ray doing for that. In fact just remembered, I've still not phoned to make an appointment.

Wednesday:-  What a grotty day at work, with my back still playing up and I was trying to keep my temper as best I could, as a

So Not Impressed

Finally decided I was brave enough to start knitting myself a jumper. Found a pattern I liked, purchased the wool and needles, now I  had everything I needed and was ready for the off.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Quick update

Morning, just a quick update. Doing it on the iPhone with no WiFi so not sure how successful it will be. Fingers crossed it posts.

 Not sure if I've mentioned my numb tingly hands before, but yesterday I couldn't feel anything and my back was excruciatingly painful. So I had to leave work and went to the Doctors.

 She suspects I may have something called a spur in my neck trapping the nerves, so have now got to have an Xray and see a Specialist to investigate. Sadly I can't have any stronger Morphine, as the last time they upped it I could barely function.

 Wish these problems would come to an end with my health, it's getting harder and harder to stay strong.

 Sorry if this post looks a bit different from normal, but never done it on iPhone before and there are no editing options.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Just Some of my Pictures

Here's a random selection of my pictures, I always have a camera with me of one sort or another, as you never know when you will get that awesome shot...

The woods have been decimated!!! 

End of One, Start of Another

Today I finished the small bag I've been knitting, not sure of it's use yet, but I saw it in a magazine, and wanted to try out the bows on the front, I'm very pleased with the result.

It's slightly smaller than I thought it would be, but I'm sure I'll find a use for it, you can never have too many bags!

I then went to Hobbycraft in Woking to get myself some new wool
for my next project. I'm actually going to try knit myself a jumper at last. I think I've had enough practice at learning to understand how to read a pattern now.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Tardy Blogger

Seems like an age since I last updated my Blog, but in fact it has only been a week, but the longest week of my life!

Finally got the result of those Medicals, a report that doesn't make pleasant reading I can tell you.

Got told by my Boss "If any more reasonable adjustments were required, then I would be getting my P45 so I can sit on the sofa all the time.

Which was well out of order, and resulted in several nasty Panic Attacks this week, due I think, to the fact I've been mega stressed
about this whole process.

I won't bore you to death with the whole story, but as a result I've now received a massive pile of paperwork to wade through, as they

Items for Himself

This week I've been crocheting, as I had a lot of wool left over from making Badger Boo's 'kerchief.

I've said before, Himself used to be in the R.E.M.E  so I have a lot of Blue, Red and Yellow wool.

So I decided if football nuts can have a towel with their team on the parcel shelf, I would crochet Himself one for his parcel shelf based on his old corps stable belt.

My inspiration, the R.E.M.E stable belt

I didn't tell him what I was up too, and could only do it whilst he

was out or he would have recognised the colours.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Badger Boo's 'kerchief

I brought several magazines this week to see if I could find a simple pattern to knit. In one I found a lovely shawl/scarf in two colours and decided this project was for me.

Of course me being me, decided to do it in three colours, as red, blue and yellow are the R.E.M.E colours. Himself was in the R.E.M.E for 22 years so thought he appreciate my efforts.

I've never had to knit with two balls of wool, let alone three and I was getting into a terrible tangle!

I'd been at it for about two hours and was pleased with how the colours were working out, but getting very frustrated by this time, having to untangle the wool every few minutes. There is probably
an easier way to do it than I was doing, but I don't know about it!
So I decided to have a break and update Badgers facebook group, I was reading a comment from one of his good friends Finnegan who is a Service Dog in America, he has a very trendy and extensive wardrobe.