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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I don’t have much of an interest in astrology, but you know how sometimes events transpire that just make you wonder Surprised ….

Jazz was a February pup, born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius which is represented by the symbol of the water bearer. He came into the world during the awful floods of 2014 and all the litter took “watery” kennel names. In fact, Jazz is named after the Thames which was responsible for the terrible flooding and canine evacuation of his home at the time!!!! Have to say though, never attached too much significance to all this back then Shocked !

However, on Jazz’s 1st birthday (no word of a lie – the very day!), hubby got home in the evening and paddled (to his confusion and with no anticipated need for wellies!) through the front door to find water cascading down the walls and through the ceilings. The dogs and I arrived back from work shortly after, and I’d have to say I was somewhat struggling to share Jazz’s enthusiasm for the newly installed splashy features. Wallpaper was just self-stripping, the bedroom ceiling had descended onto the bed (where even the divan drawers were full of water and floating clothes), carpets sodden, electrics tripping and even poor Pauly parrot was huddled in a corner of his cage trying to avoid an impromptu shower. Talk about trashed – and all down to a pinhole leak in something in the loft, which under mains pressure had successfully wreaked havoc!

But we do know how to deal with disaster … switch off the water and electricity, do preliminary and rather pointless mopping up exercise (in the dark!) while continuing to receive a drenching … AND then just go down the pub (well, it was Jazz’s birthday after all and we have traditions to maintain Razz !). I won’t bore you with the saga of the ensuing clean-up operation!

As birthday number 2 approached, I was considering dispatching Jazz to a drought-ridden location where perhaps a minor flood might be appreciated, but relented and to my great relief, this event and his 3rd birthday passed uneventfully … and dryly Very Happy I’m just a bit worried now with the advent of number 4 that we could be on a 3 year cycle …. or like so many other things, has he grown out of his star-guided affliction??!!!

Further investigation of the Aquarius star sign characteristics revealed many interesting facts, but I quite liked this summary:
Aquarius can offer you:
- A solid and long-lasting friendship – big tick and lets add in “Lots of love”
- An out of the box thinking and eccentric perspective – oh boy, yes!
- Friendliness and an easygoing casual attitude – for sure
- Nothing but their real self – yes and much loved for it!
- Many wild and crazy times – another tick there though could have foregone some of the wild and wetter times!
**** But nowhere do they mention any association with destructive water damage, so I’m not really too sure what to think now Rolling Eyes!

Anyone else have dogs who appear to be at the mercy of their star signs?
Barbs, Charity, Jazz and (now totally dried out) Pauly xx

P.S. What are people using to host pictures to post since Photobucket took it upon themselves to trash so many wonderful pictorial memories?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


Love it..... not the flooding bit of course, but the way you tell it. Is that humour with hindsight ???

With regards to Hobbes, he's a Cancer / Leo cusp laddie. And, still far too young to say..... but there are definite Leo traits in him, that's for sure.

We'll just have to observe and be patient an see what will be

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow, what a story - I remember seeing a litter of beardies on the news being evacuated by boat from their home back in those floods, was he one of those pups ?. What a first birthday and oh what a disaster, you poor things. Poor Pauly must have been beside himself being the only one to witness the unfolding of the catastrophe I will like many other people be keeping everything crossed for you this year and hope that you have another dry year indoors Laughing

In answer to your question about pictures...most of us now use postimages.org

Take lots of care Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I remember that litter too and it sprang to mind immediately on reading your story Barbs. What a home coming, really hope you get away with it this year. Wink

Yes postimage seems to be the way to go for posting pics now.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Lol Robert, definitely easier to laugh about it now.

Gillie and Jacquie, that was actually a different litter being evacuated, though close by.

Many thanks for the heads-up on pics.

I know I've been awful and you havn't seen my hooligan for a long time so here's my wet (muddy yukky) boy showing his true colours!

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Sorry, have removed 2nd pic just in case anyone construed it in some way as advertising Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Tali ...Aries; adventurous, energetic, optimistic, and extroverted. ... Yeah, yeah, yeah and Hell yeah ! Very Happy

Mac ... Taurus; Stubborn Streak, Loyal, Kind hearted and Loves the Outdoors .... That's my boy Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh goodness, there could be something in it then Very Happy ?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes Confused its a worry isn't it Rolling Eyes

Loved your story .. it all sounds horrific though!
And, for your choice of "going down the pub" as a strategy for managing a Catastrophe, I score you, Eleven out of Ten. Cool Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The scruffy look is more normal anyway Laughing Though he did look rather glam Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

He's gorgeous Very Happy but i'm absolutely flabbergasted that he is 4 Shocked Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Where has the time gone Barbs, if anyone had asked, I would probably say that Jazz was 3 Shocked
I think the idea of going to the pub, in the midst of a flood was the best idea Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh my Barbs, what a picture, made me feel quite damp. I do hope that all is well now.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I think your boy looks great anyway, Just like any other Beardie!...wet

Loved your story, although tragic it must have been at the time. Confused

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Barb, your story was both horrific and so funny!

As for astrology, Foxie is a typical Leo (July 30th)! There are a few mistakes in the text below - sorry I can't correct them - but most of it is definitely true!

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And let me add that Foxie also roars like a lion (never a good sign when she does Rolling Eyes )...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Laughing Like the roaring bit....

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