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BS: GOOD news

MaJoC the Filk 29 May 24 - 05:47 AM
Stilly River Sage 26 May 24 - 03:09 PM
MaJoC the Filk 26 May 24 - 02:31 PM
Stilly River Sage 26 May 24 - 11:35 AM
MaJoC the Filk 26 May 24 - 10:48 AM
Stilly River Sage 25 May 24 - 10:57 AM
Sandra in Sydney 18 May 24 - 08:06 PM
keberoxu 25 Apr 24 - 06:49 PM
Dave the Gnome 25 Apr 24 - 06:37 PM
Stilly River Sage 25 Apr 24 - 12:01 PM
Mrrzy 25 Apr 24 - 10:59 AM
Dave the Gnome 25 Apr 24 - 02:45 AM
Dave the Gnome 24 Apr 24 - 09:28 AM
Dave the Gnome 22 Apr 24 - 03:46 AM
Sandra in Sydney 19 Apr 24 - 05:45 AM
Sandra in Sydney 16 Apr 24 - 08:36 PM
Stilly River Sage 15 Apr 24 - 10:39 PM
Sandra in Sydney 15 Apr 24 - 06:32 PM
Stilly River Sage 11 Apr 24 - 11:20 AM
Neil D 08 Apr 24 - 11:11 PM
Mrrzy 01 Apr 24 - 10:57 AM
Donuel 30 Mar 24 - 04:54 PM
Stilly River Sage 29 Mar 24 - 04:06 PM
Stilly River Sage 29 Mar 24 - 02:05 PM
Donuel 29 Mar 24 - 05:45 AM
Mrrzy 25 Mar 24 - 03:28 PM
FreddyHeadey 21 Mar 24 - 07:54 PM
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Senoufou 12 Feb 24 - 03:16 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 29 May 24 - 05:47 AM

Apologies, Stilly: I saw "phones" unqualified, and took a time to realise you didn't mean landline phones. (I'm getting to the point where I can't remember what I said to whom, and in what context.*) Perhaps we could start the habit of saying "landline phones", or even "real phones" .... :-) ?

* That grinding noise isn't teeth: it's my brain shifting gears without benefit of clutch.


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 26 May 24 - 03:09 PM

I know about your powered through the phone line phones - at one time here, also, we could rely on the phone still working even if the power went out because of that low-voltage setup. Back when we had landlines. (I have no idea what the last flashover blew a hole in the verge might translate to in American English.)


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 26 May 24 - 02:31 PM

Both our house phones are what's called "POTS" (Plain Old Telephone System) in the trade, and were powered from the exchange, as methinks I've wittered on about at length elsewhere; we do have mobile phones, but they're old and unreliable (like us). I'll investigate getting a UPS at some point, but I *think* the local power problem has been solved: the last flashover blew a hole in the verge, so (GOOD news) they couldn't ignore it any longer.

Excellent news about your underwriter, Stilly.


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 26 May 24 - 11:35 AM

Many phones these days use WiFi calling, but should default to the carrier signal from whatever towers are nearby. And on the spelling - I grew up at the Canadian border and was used to seeing words like "fibre" and have occasionally slipped and used that spelling in Texas. It gets a response or a snort, at the very least. And I have two UPSs in the house - one on the computer so I can save what I'm working on before turning it off if the power goes out. The second one is in the hall closet where the cable modem and router are so I still have WiFi for quite a while when the power goes out. :)

Our good news - for the UK readers this is on a US road where we drive on the right - no one was injured yesterday when a Cadillac tried to make a right turn from the left lane just ahead of us on a local boulevard. I cranked to the right to try to avoid them and they collided with the side of my vehicle (instead of my SUV T-boning them). The other driver backed up into the street we'd both been on then sped off, not stopping to exchange information. The really good news is that the uninsured motorist part of my policy should cover the claim so it won't count against my insurance policy rate. An excellent thing is that as a writer I turned in a clear chronological claim and the underwriter who called today said it was one of the clearest reports she's read, making her job very easy. (It did take about 45 minutes to write and edit the account of a collision that took under 30 seconds from beginning to end).


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 26 May 24 - 10:48 AM

> is [fibre] faster, or will I notice a difference if it is?

When we upgraded from ADSL to fibre in this house, the second thing I noticed was the reduction in dropouts on Zoom sessions, presumably from the increased bandwidth. This is a Good Thing, and not to be sneezed at.

The first thing I noticed was that the connection dies completely if there's a power cut (I asked for an uninterruptible power supply, but answer came there none). Given that the phone now also goes via the Internet, it makes it slightly tricky to phone up to say the power's out. So I wrote a filk about it, which I suppose counts as "GOOD news" .... unless you have to listen to it.


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 May 24 - 10:57 AM

Dave, I'm watching for offers right now because my internet provider is about to raise the price (after a 2 year "offer" expires). They have real competition now (though it is always a nuisance to switch companies and probably change out some of my equipment - I always buy my own, I don't rent from the provider.) It seems that fiber optic is finally arriving and the question is - is it faster, or will I notice a difference if it is? (Long gone are the dial-up or DLS standard delays. Now the lag time may be crap the browser is trying to parse or throttling by the company itself.)


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 May 24 - 08:06 PM

further to my post of 15 Apr 24 - 06:32 PM

Tumut's Adam Farquharson rides wave of 'silver influencer' viral fame in his pumpkin canoe

Adam Farquharson just wanted to ride his giant pumpkin down the river for a laugh, but accidentally went viral, becoming the next in a wave of "silver influencers".

From Sydney to New York, and across Europe, Mr Farquharson's trip down the Tumut River last month in a 407-kilogram squash he christened Cinderella caught the attention of a good-news starved world.

He was interviewed a dozen times on radio and TV in Australia and New Zealand and racked up millions of views on social media in a self-described "mind-blowing" two-weeks of fame.

Dubbed Popeye the Pumpkin Man by his neighbours, Mr Farquharson said his fame peaked when he featured on late night TV in the United States when The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tried to make sense of it all in the days after the river ride.

"I have officially found the coolest guy in Australia," Colbert said.

"Sorry, The Wiggles."

Seeing himself on American television was a surreal moment for the pumpkin Commodore.

"It's a bizarre experience … that was quite unexpected. I think sitting there laughing at yourself on that show was weird, but in a really cool way," he said.

News organisations across Europe also wrote articles recounting his escapades.

One academic says Mr Farquharson is part of a cohort of older people breaking Gen Z's stranglehold on the internet and going viral, like Albany's Granny Grommets or the Charlie's Angels rescuing the dogs of Devonport (read on)

Silver Influencers rock!!


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: keberoxu
Date: 25 Apr 24 - 06:49 PM

Mrrzy, that is indeed good news, and what a relief for you.
Here's hoping your son's needs are met, and well met.


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 25 Apr 24 - 06:37 PM

Openreach, who are the arm of British Telecom that run lines from the telecoms backbone to individual buildings, ran the fibre in. Vodafone provided the router and run my service. It is the government's aim to remove all analogue services by next year so we took advantage of a good introductory deal.


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Apr 24 - 12:01 PM

Excellent news, Mrrzy! Is the hospital setup and his response to it what you hoped for? If he's on his meds will you be able to see him?

DtG, is your community running fibre optic cable or is this something you simply did on your own in your home, tapping into whatever the Internet provider is at the edge of the property?

We have access to fibre optic here, but the provider is AT&T and their customer service and operations are so horrible I haven't made the switch. I've stayed with another sucky company that isn't quite as bad and get high-speed Internet over cable. This one costs more, that's how much I dislike AT&T.

My good news is that I paid off the SUV earlier this month. I would like at some point to trade in for a hybrid vehicle, but I'll wait a while and enjoy this time with one less monthly payment.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 Apr 24 - 10:59 AM

Ooh ooh they have decided to just declare my poor kid Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity, without going through the trial! Woot! He goes to a hospital now! With no violent felony on his record!


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 25 Apr 24 - 02:45 AM

I thought it couldn't get any better but locally brewed Porter at £2 a pint did the trick :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Apr 24 - 09:28 AM

My first play out with the Morris side tonight and it is at the local brewery. Doesn't get much better than that :-D


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 Apr 24 - 03:46 AM

Our house is now fully digital with fibre to the hall and everything works again apart from the smart bulb outside the front door. Didn't have to much hassle resetting everything either :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 19 Apr 24 - 05:45 AM

Young drovers keep century-old traditions alive on the week-long Eidsvold Cattle Drive Perched against each other in the long green grass, the young Scholl siblings take a quick break, just long enough to down an egg sandwich, a cool drink, and a few lollies.

Once they dust off their dirty jeans, big sister Josie helps youngest brother Bennett mount his horse, guiding his tiny legs into the stirrups.

That's the job of a big sister — to watch over the younger ones during this epic 70-kilometre land expedition.
Josie, 13, Koby, 9, and Bennett, 7, are the youngest riders in the biennial Eidsvold Cattle Drive in country Queensland.

"I liked coming on it. We get to chase the cattle," Koby beamed.

Their week-long journey tailed 450 head of cattle, crisscrossing the spectacular emerald countryside given new life from recent rain ...

... Boss drover Bruce Tye was impressed that the children were "surprisingly good" at keeping up with experienced drovers more than four times their age.

Averaging 10 to 15 kilometres a day, the journey is a "bucket list" trip for the motley crew.

"We have endurance riders, trail riders, pony clubbers, and people that just want to have a look at the country and get away from the traffic and madness of town," Mr Tye said.

"That's a lot of people having a lot of fun and all getting along."

...They're all buzzing knowing they've raised more than $150,000 for charities including LifeFlight and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The Eidsvold Cattle Drive Inc. is a not-for-profit, raising funds for the advancement of health.


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Apr 24 - 08:36 PM

this one? wot fun!!


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 Apr 24 - 10:39 PM

Sandra, a friend of mine in Oregon says they have a regatta every year with pumpkins as canoes.


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Apr 24 - 06:32 PM

Giant pumpkin paddler Adam quite possibly the first person to float in one down Tumut River (Australia) The biggest pumpkin grown in Australia this year has been given a second life as an intrepid commodore paddled it down river over the weekend.

Adam Farquharson spotted an opportunity for hijinks after his friend Mark Peacock grew a Royal Easter Show blue ribbon-awarded monster pumpkin.

The 407-kilogram gourd named Tormund, after Game of Thrones character Tormund Giantsbane, was the biggest pumpkin awarded in any show across the nation in 2024, according to Mr Peacock.

A former commodore of the Tumut Canoe Club, Mr Farquharson said he had attempted to grow giant pumpkins big enough to paddle in previous years but that turned out to be an "abject and hilarious failure".

"It grew to about the size of a softball, rotted off and died," he said.

Inspired by Popeye, he completed the one-mile trip in the hollowed-out "slimy" gourd christened Cinderella on Saturday, sporting a sailor hat and pipe. (check out the pictures!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Apr 24 - 11:20 AM

A teacher promised his 1978 class an eclipse party. He just hosted it.

For 16 years, Moriarty told his students that he would put an advertisement in their local newspaper, the Democrat and Chronicle, in 2024 with details about the gathering. His students didn’t think much of it.

“The things that you get asked at that age is, ‘Where do you see yourself in five years or 10 years?’” said Kevin Thompson, who took Moriarty’s class in 1982. “To think 40-plus years down the road was almost impossible to comprehend.”

In 1998, Moriarty became a principal of a junior high school in Fairport, N.Y. He never forgot about the plan for the 2024 eclipse, and neither did his students. When he ran into them at local restaurants and stores, he told them they were still going to meet.

And another source: The Guardian has links to other papers for more photos of the event. New York teacher fulfills promise first made to 1978 class and throws eclipse party
Patrick Moriarty brings together about 100 former students of his to watch solar eclipse from his driveway in Rochester


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Neil D
Date: 08 Apr 24 - 11:11 PM

Nature was especially kind to us today in NE Ohio. It started overcast and rainy but shortly transitioned to blue skies and sunshine and the first 70 degree day of the year. A 70 degree day in April is nicest possible day: warm but low in humidity and the insects haven't appeared yet. This all made it perfect for sitting outside and watching one of the coolest things I've ever witnessed, a total eclipse of the sun. I've seen eclipses before but this time I was located squarely in the center of the somewhat narrow zone of totality . This was the first time I've looked into that glorious ring of fire during the peak of the event. The temperature dropped 10 to 20 degrees and the birds went silent, probably freaked out by the unexpected darkness. My son and daughter-in-law both said they were made nauseous by the eerie faux twilight that you only see during an eclipse. Has anyone heard of this phenomena? Nevertheless it was quite awesome, glorious really
Afterwards I came inside and watched the Guardians defeat the White Sox. The announcers showed video taped a couple hours earlier when the team had opened the stadium early so fans could come in and watch the eclipse while they played the "Dark Side of the Moon" album over the PA system throughout, proving again that Cleveland is a Rock and Roll town of high degree. It was probably a unifying experience but I much preferred seeing it out in the country with my wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandson.
After that I sat on my rocking chair on our west-facing front porch and watched the most amazing, beautiful sunset. All pink and blue pastels, what I call a candy floss sky, reddening deeper toward the end. The sunset experience was greatly enhanced by the serenade of the songs of a muriad variety of birds that visit our feeders. We live in a 108 years old farmhouse surrounded by a huge field. Last year it was a soy bean field and the year before corn. I hope they plant corn this year because when it gets tall we feel comletely secluded. You can no longer see the road at the end of our 400 foot long drive but you can hear the distant sound of cars driving by. I tell my grandson they are ghost cars. Today it.s covered in a type of purple clover that grows on these fields in early spring in the period after the thaw but before the soil is turned over by a steel plow and disced in preparation for planting. There is much to recommend about country living.


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Apr 24 - 10:57 AM

That is good news, Donuel.


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Mar 24 - 04:54 PM

Notre Dame Cathedral is going to open soon.

Your link went to an ad (you have to be fast to get the story link before the ads start on YouTube) so the link now goes to the results of the search terms "Notre Dame Cathedral Opening" ---mudelf


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Mar 24 - 04:06 PM

I'll add this back in over here (original post on March 19):

In other news, there was good story on this side of the pond, if you're interested in political royalty: The Kennedy clan visited the White House on St. Patrick's Day and were greeted by Joe Biden. Joe Biden Hosts Kennedy Family (Minus RFK Jr.) for St. Patrick's Day

"From one proud Irish family to another — it was good to have you all back at the White House," wrote Biden of the gathering


Recognizable by the classic family overbite, if nothing else!


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Mar 24 - 02:05 PM

Like Mrrzy said, we need a dead pet thread to shift this discussion. I'll see if I can get one set up.

Done and dusted. Moved to The Passing of Pets. ---mudelf


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Mar 24 - 05:45 AM

Crypto criminal Bankman gets 25 years in jail.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 Mar 24 - 03:28 PM

Well, my blood protein levels are steady, so whatever immune thing is going on, it isn't cancer, yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 21 Mar 24 - 07:54 PM

BBC World Service has a weekly Happy News.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xtvrr/episodes/player


I'm usually half asleep when I hear it and have forgotten the details by the time I'm mudcatting. :(


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Mar 24 - 12:11 PM

I did try to be a sensitive twerp...


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Feb 24 - 04:07 PM

Champions du continent!


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From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Feb 24 - 03:16 AM

Wheeeeeheeeee! Ivory Coast beat Nigeria yesterday evening, and my husband was dancing around with joy! Also, Norwich City beat QPR at an away match on Saturday, so husband is thoroughly delighted.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Feb 24 - 08:28 AM

Senoufou! Les Zéléphants! Go go go!


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From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Feb 24 - 03:27 AM

Ah Mrrzy, my husband is ecstatic about Ivory Coast's success so far in the Africa Cup. He ordered a Cote d'Ivoire football top online and it arrived a couple of weeks ago. He's been wearing it to go round all the supermarkets and McDonalds, with no coat over the top, in spite of feeling chilly!


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From: robomatic
Date: 09 Feb 24 - 05:19 PM

Nothing against Taytay nor Dark Brandon, but I'm rooting for SF.


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From: gillymor
Date: 08 Feb 24 - 10:16 AM

I don't think that link did what you intended it to do, Don.
The Chiefs may be the more popular bet but the 'niners are favored by 2 at present, not that I bet on anything or am particularly thrilled about the way sports betting is being promoted so heavily.
Taylor could be the savior of our democracy if she delivers the Swifty vote in November. She's got the MAGA world scared shitless, they're devising conspiracy theories, as is the MAGA way, in an attempt to discredit her.


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Feb 24 - 07:40 AM

The Kansas City Swifts are favored.
https://www.oddschecker.com/us/insight/football/nfl/20240206-super-bowl-odds-chiefs-the-most-popular-super-bowl-bet-with-60pp-of


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 03 Feb 24 - 03:42 PM

Well *I*'m enjoying it - Ivory Coast made it through to the semi-finals!


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Donuel
Date: 03 Feb 24 - 07:50 AM

That is a different start up from the one at Harvard.
Science has doubled the lifespan of mice so if they have good luck with dogs people might be the next step. Genes have secrets we may not even suspect.

Previous attempts tried changing the endcaps on cells that determine how many times they are instructed to replicate.
Using undiscovered genes that control cell replication with less mutation may be more successful.

I did an essay decades ago about how extended aging therapies would be a privilege of the wealthy that would safeguard their treatments via prohibitive cost.


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From: gillymor
Date: 03 Feb 24 - 07:47 AM

I think that's the one, thanks.


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From: Thompson
Date: 03 Feb 24 - 04:55 AM

This it?


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From: gillymor
Date: 30 Jan 24 - 09:57 AM

That link doesn't work for me.


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From: Donuel
Date: 30 Jan 24 - 06:18 AM

https://www.technologyreview.com/2018/05/09/142971/a-stealthy-harvard-startup-wants-to-reverse-aging-in-dogs-and-humans-could-be

Perhaps scientists realize the 20 billion dollar pet care economy could enrich anyone who cracks the gene therapy code to double the lifespan of dogs. It is worth a try since it works on mice.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 26 Jan 24 - 07:13 PM

Sorry to hear about Backwoodsman's beloved Baxter.


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From: robomatic
Date: 22 Jan 24 - 05:20 PM

The following dog related show aired on my radio but I couldn't listen to it all because I had to walk a dog at 5 below zero.

The Movement to Keep Our Dogs Alive for Longer


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Subject: RE: BS: GOOD news
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 18 Jan 24 - 11:09 AM

Thanks Dave, kind words which are very much appreciated. Yes, we will do everything we can to give him as comfortable a time as possible. At the moment he’s pretty bright, waiting to get his stitches and feeding-tube out, hopefully tomorrow, then I can introduce walks and more vigorous play. And then it’s the waiting and watching game.

Having had no possibility of kids of our own, he’s been our ‘little boy’ for the past eleven years. It will be very hard when his time comes, but we will be with him until the last.

Life can be a bitch.


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From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Jan 24 - 10:50 AM

Sincere commiserations John. We have lost 2 cats to cancer and it is tough when a furry friend goes. I know you have and will give him the best life he can have.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 17 Jan 24 - 05:46 PM

Thanks for the lovely story and the kind words, Robo. Very much appreciated. <3


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From: robomatic
Date: 17 Jan 24 - 04:47 PM

Dear Backwoodsman. I want to condole with you on your unhappy news regarding your dog. I didn't pick up on his age but I can share that some friends of mine shared the life of their 13 year old black labrador who was a very sagacious and refined animal. I have always liked animals but I was not a 'dog' person until I met Raven. She was walked every day but we didn't notice that she lost all feeling and capability in her tail and we realized we were lucky she could still walk at all. She had no feeling in her after-end and her owner would clean up after her because she was not aware of anything coming out of her rear for her last year. Since we have substantial winters here we would make a judgement call on rounding out the year with her, but she was a loyal family member who kept up her abilities to eat, walk, and interact until one day she woke up and just sat on the coouch and stared blankly. The owners shared her last moments with me and gave away her toys and the ramp that allowed her to get into the car. BUT. Within a month they asked me to drive them out of town where they bought a labradoodle pup. So now I'm a dogfather. The youthful beast is a daily reminder of the energy inherent in the newly created and the innocent nature of animals who draw compassion from those of us who love nature's babies. In this stage of her life she can't tell the difference between uphill and down, and balls that don't belong to her.

I hope you have positive times with your canine and you can all appreciate what we can of life.


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 17 Jan 24 - 09:15 AM

Sorry, there’s no good news today from me. The biopsies have shown that our dog has an aggressive form of prostate cancer, no treatment other than palliative care. I wish we’d known this a fortnight ago, we wouldn’t have put him through the surgery and its aftermath, but it was discovered during the surgery, so…

He’s a good boy, and they say we have three to six more months with him. Heartbroken as we are, he will be loved and cared for until the end.


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From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Jan 24 - 06:13 PM

Slightly out of date (November) but of more relevence to non dog lovers!

Country Living Mag - Positive news


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From: Backwoodsman
Date: 15 Jan 24 - 07:03 AM

Thanks Maggie, I’ll be sure to do that!

Robyn - sad to hear of your loss, but happy that you have a new rescue. If the worst should come to the worst, I think we will go to the local Jerry Green’s and have a rescue. Hope everything works out with your new pup.


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