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  1. Just been in the garden and laid Celt to rest. 15 and half and been my best mate for all that time. Was surprising what this lad could do, ferreting, lamping, work with the gun etc etc. A desperation mating with my old digging terrier and my 3/4 collie grey as the dog I wanted to cover her couldn't do it but my terrier could! I had the mother scanned and if she had been coming with a belly full I would probably have aborted them but the vet said 3 or 4 so I let the birth happen. We've had some adventures, plenty of which I couldn't post on here. Celt was the last one still
    59 points
  2. After an MRI Scan it has been revealed that my prostate cancer ends no further treatment. After X-rays on my shoulder(following a fall whilst setting some crayfish traps where I maybe should not have been) they say that mild osteoarthritis is my problem. Heard the cuckoo again. Saw my first rabbit in ages which was a black un. Heard that rabbit population on one of my old perms is on the mend, East Midlands Airport. Her in doors still loves me. What a day. Jok.
    55 points
  3. I stopped over at mums and seeing some nostalgia posts appearing in the forum thought I'd take a few pics of photos she has of collie lurchers I had in late 70s and 80s. I am indebted to her for helping me out on those occasions when work or landlords meant I couldn't keep dogs from time to time. She had a soft spot for lurchers and always had a rescue or 2 as well. I still have a first cross collie and they rate each other. He remembers where she stashes old dog toys and leads her on a tour of the house to collect them up each visit. Sadly at 91 and with Alzheimer's she can no longer hav
    55 points
  4. Haven't posted in a while thought I'd share a action few shots .
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  5. Only in the winter of the miners strike when me and the wife and a two year old only got 20 pound a week to live on every rabbit hare pheasant partridge counted not so much to eat but to sell i also took risks poaching that i would have never done if it was not for being on strike i was also very fortunate in having two good pot filling lurchers at the time a mix of beddy/grey/collie/grey.
    52 points
  6. Red hot today,so I went to a close lake to look for snapper turtles, on the way there I saw a sheet of ply, my first thought was "Snakes" so I lifted it gently (I also replaced it extra gently), I had flip-flops on, the mother at one point ran over my toes.
    52 points
  7. Picked her up Saturday and by Sunday morning managed to upset the whole street Lovely character and sticks to me like glue. Completely different mentality from the bull cross as you would expect I guess lol. Around the ferrets like they are equals and job done pretty much straight away. She is not out to kill every thing at least not yet. Unlike the old chap who was a slog from the word go. Collie grey x collie grey. Her brother is spare just good working home wanted ideally. Pm me for contact details ( llandeilo) Looking forward to the next year pottering about
    48 points
  8. I always like a walk on a full moon with a lurcher, done it now for 35 years, and still like it. Went out last night 10 pm with Buck , i take me small lamp just in case lol, .Buck was out in front, i go on these few fields by me, i find a hole in hedge and pop in lol, never much on here the odd rabbit, or munjack or fox, but norm dont see alot when out, but thats ok it just nice 50 min walk for Buck before i feed him , and shut him up in his kennel for the night. Buck gets his head down, i knew something been there , the way he was moving, i was watching him along the side of the hedge , wh
    47 points
  9. 9 years ago today Lee Rigby was brutally murdered by islamists on the streets of Britain. I bet the MSM won’t mention fukc all about this so it’s up to ordinary folk like us to do just that ……
    47 points
  10. So the Easter bunny didn’t leave me an egg this year but did drop off a new 7lb7oz baby granddaughter
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  11. Well some of my cousins aunts and uncles came down from Chicago for Thanksgiving and I'm generally pretty anti social but since I spent Thanksgiving with my gf and her family figured I'd say least hi. Well a few hours later we're cleaning some fish we caught a few before out the pond about a 3min walk from the stove. My uncle who's cleaning the fish used to live down here and do stuff like this all the time but he moved up to Chicago a good while back and ...idk it was nice talking to him and the other men folk..all of them where so happy to be here doing stuff like this. Then we wh
    46 points
  12. Started wotk at 5-30am yesterday, its been a killer this week on the roof... finished at 1pm and buggered off to the beach .. Me and my brother treated ourselves to a jet ski a while back, business expense as a safety craft if doing dock yard work (you know the score...)... So we went full kit up, barbie, fishing gear, canopy.. even.got an inflatable sofa for the girls.....we were in for the long haul... lol Geth (white van man) was 2 beaches down on the kayaks with his lad (oliver), we flipped down and took Oliver for a spin... then he started catching bass... he is a proper little
    41 points
  13. He’d be about 15mths now and shaping up to be a handy fox dog. Mum was whip/bull/grey father was grey/Irish and Airedale terriers.
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  14. a pair with a brace...3 up 2 down
    40 points
  15. Been messed around abit lately by lads and the bitching and slagging each other off and got to me lately so decided to get out to on my own , and what a day it was even though Iv only got 1 1/2 dogs because the old bitch is struggling ! -4 getting out the van and it started from there got to a nice bit of cover and off they went 5/600 yards and young pointerx and accounted for one and was on her way back with it , from there up a gutter and off they went old bitch was up at 900 yards and young bitch was trailing her then I heard her speaking and she over took and caught the second one and at f
    39 points
  16. I still have a team of lurchers (cripples & pensioner's) just! I'm down to the 4 lurchers now,old Don is still here with me,he will be 14 on his next birthday,Boots will be 10 year's old come the 1st October & I have his two pup's as I call them although they will be 4 year's old next week on the 9th September,Bear broke his neck a long while back now & unbelievably he fractured another bone in his neck back in February whilst out working,he must be one of very few dog's that's broken his neck twice & is still alive,he's ok again now,not great but just ok,his sister Rose snappe
    39 points
  17. My 15 yr old Grandson played in a cup final today ,had a good game ,I was already very proud ,there was a little family group from Portugal watching ,I think they had a connection to one of the players ,the old grandad walked over sought my grandson out and told him in broken English they thought he was very good ,pointed to the little group and they were all clapping him ,my heart nearly burst out my chest with pride .
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  18. Been a long time since running pup on like this but it’s done me bloody proud pulled a stunt this morning only thought my old bitch could and class her as once in a life time dog. struggled and struggle to make a bond maybe self consciously because I’ve always had bitches than dogs but he’s at work every day slept in same bed for months after a break up and lack of room and we’ve still not clicked clicked on the other hand from 6 months the kids adored him and I’ve never seen a dog so canny around children it’s unreal only about 14 months I think won’t raise an eyebrow if there carry
    38 points
  19. I will be a happy and sad day. Will start with putting In beef low and slow then cup of tea Wifey and me opening presents bit later a bacon door step Lol. Midmorning my lad and his wife will visit open presents that wifey has spoilt them with I don't mind. Then the sad bit we will go up to our only granddaughters grave that we lost 20 months ago leave flowers and a wreath I've started to make. Lad and his wife still taking it hard at times it was a very rare genetic thing so no more grandchildren unless they adopt. I won't pressure them. The bar across the middle will com
    38 points
  20. After 7 years of mind numbing call centre work I've finally took the plunge to go fully self employed bait collecting. The place was slowly eating away at my soul
    37 points
  21. Granny daughter and granddaughter
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  22. Just had an Email telling me that my daughter has passed her kent test with flying colours and that I can choose any of the Grammer schools in kent for her.Not bad for a kid with ASD and selective mutism who a couple of years ago I was worrying if she could continue with mainstream school.Gunna cost me a few quid this weekend I reckon.
    36 points
  23. Late seventies I received a big bonus and a tax rebate in the same week, so me and the Mrs decided to take the kids to Blackpool for a long weekend. They each wanted to take a friend so their mates were sent home to ask permission. They both came back with parental approval so off we went. Packing was done in ten minutes. A couple of changes of underwear for us and the kids including some gear for one of the lad's friends who was a snotty nosed poor bugger and had arrived with nothing other than the clothes he was wearing. Everything fitted into an old army rucksack and off we went. The
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  24. Pups comming on well ,made her first kill today , just turned 5 month old , flushed out the reeds and the little bitch was on it in a flash, she's very quick, her strike was bang on , she's going to be a good little worker
    36 points
  25. A year old coming on a treat
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  26. A true friend of the countryside and everything involved with it
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  27. Couple of pics of my son's two lurchers this morning when I had them out,the older one is Roxy (dam to my two Bear & Rose) she's a 5/8 Grey x 3/8 Bull the younger animal is Lucky,she's just a pup again out of Roxy,she was the sole puppy in the litter,her sire is a dog called Thor & he like Roxy being a 5/8 Grey 3/8 Bull so obviously that's what Lucky is too.. Lucky will be starting her working life just now,she's been very immature but in the past fortnight the change in her has to be seen to be believed,the switch is firmly on now & she will 100% do all & everything put in fro
    35 points
  28. A mate of mine was clearing his yard, asked if I wanted anything...loads of timber and scaffold boards...well be rude not too.. I've a lot to do here, timber is mental money at the minute... First job...build a bench for the new cottage kitchen.. sand the boards up Had some off cuts of gate posts, ideal for corner posts Clad in with scaffold boards, hide all fixings...hey Presto a free bench (just my time and screws) next... scaffold board shelves.. Weekend of graft and the Kitchen is coming together now...
    34 points
  29. So this is an , I guess you can call it an article? Idk , it I wrote this for another site but I've shared it around and eveyone seems to like it. Figured y'all might as well. If this isn't the proper place to to it I'd really appreciate it be moved to the appropriate place. Thanks you. So So , probably three or so years back I post some pics of my uncle and some of the old heads making sausage, crackins' n the like. Talked a lil about how it was a microcosm of what we used to do.....some things I remember being a Lil kid growing up round here ,and alot of folks found it interesting. Well
    34 points
  30. When i was young green an keen,me an my friend planned a day out,just the two of us,back then we walked everywere as we had no transport,we regulary walked at least 15 to 20miles if not more every saturday an sunday on the search for setts,keeping a close eye along the ditches an hedges for the fresh kick out,anyway we headed of with my friends young black dog jim who only had one dig under him,an my lurcher bitch pepper who also was a young bitch an hadnt seen the sharp end yet. Pepper was bred down from shadow(few pics of him on here)i aquired her from a fella from the far side of stra
    33 points
  31. Im not entirely sure if this will be allowed on here and no problems at all if its binned my apologies i just thought it would be nice to share this old story within the working/sporting dog world about a bulldog chap who passed away recently....gameness is a very sought after trait in the bulldog world but seldom is it reserved for dogmen....for me Terry Truman ( Goldeneye ) was the epitome of gameness and fortitude,may you rest in peace brother.....hopefully bulldog lovers of future generations appreciate what this man did for the breed in Britain and Europe.
    33 points
  32. Litter sisters earning there keep can even run rough ground
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  33. 1 found this old photo must have been early to mid eightys ,,i never knew much about the bitch apart from she was sal x grey , i got her off a keeper he got a call from his boss on a chrismas day some lads were coursing on the land , anyway they fkd off after a chase but this bitch was still chasing and they left her , 2 days later she walked into the farm yard in a right state pads ripped and bleeding and so on , ,anyway the keeper fed her chucked her in a kennel , he rang me ,said do you want a running dog/ so i went to the yard she was in a right mess , but i took her nursed
    33 points
  34. Had a bounce with the dogs yesterday. did a mile or two to be fair. we couldn’t find one in the ground but we did have a couple of decent runs. my old lurcher is tired now though. we carried her back to the pickup and laid her on back seat. shes 14 next spring. she was a half decent little fox bitch in her day and if she marked , there was one in shame they have to age so quick. Pic with my Daughter who’s now 15 ATB T
    32 points
  35. At the grand age of 2 and 2/3rds Jess caught her first rabbit and second. She’s well honed on the ferreting front which is what she primarily will be “but” itchy feet found me trying her on the lamp about a month a go and to put it bluntly she was horrific not watching the lamp and seeing nowt… tonight was a different story and you’d think she had done it for years. Conditions were shite nae wind and relativity light but I thought f**k it let’s see. Into the field and picked out a bunny and off she went, to be honest I don’t think she saw it and just went down the beam and stumbled across it,
    32 points
  36. In these times of doom and gloom I had a real nice bit of news the other day... A friend of mine donated his kidney to one of his best mates, they'd played in a band together as teenagers (the lad he donated to actually got to the finals of the voice)... I spoke with him last week, he was sore but in good spirits... I know everyone is a tough man etc blah... but to me that is a huge thing to do, real show of courage..to put yourself under the knife for a friend is massive...imo Hes a good lad anyway, but showed a real bit of class with this one
    32 points
  37. About 6 months now and going well. Real sweet nature to her and pretty soft. That said she thinks nothing of going under a gate through a stream of freezing water on her belly. Recall is great nice remote sit. Retreiving going well and thinks nothing of a memory. She is pretty playful and likes to have a romp around with it first though. Fine with sheep and ferrets and even cats. Nimble thing with legs like springs and loves jumping on stuff including me the bugger lol. So yea roll on next season and hope she does the business Scooby doo audition
    31 points
  38. In the 1980s we lost badger digging in the U.K., not because it served no useful purpose, but because of the irresponsible behaviour of a very small and unrepresentative minority of dog owners - I wouldn’t insult myself or others by calling them “terriermen”. Their very public action, callous unthinking and completely unacceptable behaviour, created a public perception of terrier work which made it almost impossible to defend. Northern Ireland has only recently fended off hostile legislation which sought to ban terrier work and in the main this was due to the efforts of the I.W.T.F. T
    31 points
  39. Caught this on the phone tonight
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  41. I'm off fishing later so we popped out for a quick walk and picnic. We found parasol, beefsteak and field mushrooms aswell as spearmint, watercress, blackberries and a few other bits.
    31 points
  42. In March we had some guests stay with us in the cottage from Liverpool, a lovely couple and young daughter... they moved on to Cornwall after 3 nights and had a bad stay, we offered them the cottage for a night as they travelled back as it was empty anyway and broke their drive up.. They've stayed in touch with my wife and booked to stay this week... they wanted to thank us so offered to cook for us at the cottage, the chap has a bbq events business and she has a long established cake shop, she is pretty amazing as a baker to be honest.... I thought it would be good, but wow.. they w
    31 points
  43. It’s official .Daughter gave birth to a boy early hours of this morning after nearly 50 hours of labour ,bless her .7lb.14 On our way up to the hospital soon as wife gets home to see the little man .New chapter in our lives . Pics to follow Im sure . I was amazed how long they let her stay home but I guess beds are at a premium .
    31 points
  44. Great replies lads I USED to be, real heavy handed with my lurchers,...I learned this from my Father and his old man... They both took in, cur dogs for training, to work the sheep and cattle... Some of these animals were exceptionally tough, both physically and mentally... In fact, the best of the bunch had a definite urge to hurt and even kill the livestock... When properly schooled, these hard types frequently made the best workers, but it was an emotional roller coaster getting to that point. SO,.. training wise,...I never really stood a chance, I was simpl
    31 points
  45. That's lovely to see, they can bring so much comfort to people, DC off of here sorted me a pup for my mum, she lost my father last year and this little creature has transformed her life, giving her a project and most importantly companionship. Also a puppy/dog promotes social interaction and exercise, I couldn't have envisaged how important it has been.
    31 points
  46. My little brother just had his first powerlifting competition the other day and got 3rd place with a medal ! 18yr and topped out with 185lb bench 335 dead lift and a 365 squat Damn proud of him ! Said he's wanting to be topping out at 600lbs in a few months. How hes gonna have time to train with all the other stuff he does is beyond me but hay I'm 100% behind him btw don't mind the picture the boy can't take a good one to save his life and he just took his braids out he's why he looked like he stuck a fork in a electrical socket
    30 points
  47. ive posted this before , but many years ago, as a lad at school. on my way home if i had no money for the bus, i used to take a short cut up some back streets to get home, there was this black snout sticking out under this here gate, me being a dog lover fer as far back as i can remember, climbed on top of the gate see whats [BANNED TEXT], what i saw browt joy to my heart, a thumping great black greyhound type dog, so every day on my way home from school, or should i say state pen, an evil place, i used to see if the dog was still there, and hopefully waiting for me, cos it used to lick my ha
    30 points
  48. Good mooch about with the pup today tire the little bugger out. All ways take the ferret in case I get a mark. Be nice to get netted rabbit for her to grab. Tough going this way though even an adult would struggle. Makes it all the better when it does happen though. Flushed few pheasant chased a squirrel all good fun. Bumped into a chap with a terrier today too. Not sure which one of us was most surprised Nice to meet you hope you got what you wanted. Bloody great to see some one out there doing there thing.
    29 points
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