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  1. went out for a bit of a shine, last night managed to get 3 rabbits, lamped about 6 plenty of wind on but new moon about making it a bit harder on the dog to catch, up on hill ground, lots of hares about must have seen around the 20 mark, definetly something in what paulus says, and its not unusual to see thislater on in season roundour area.
  2. used to be a lad called dave emerson think he was from bradford way tats, always had an ad for years in the ed/rd mag. you mightremember him or seen some of his stuff running,heard lots of good reports on them , but never oned or seen one run, he was a pig farmer if memory serves me right.
  3. surely it must be a beddyx whippet if its only going to make 19i inches, all the first x beddy greyhounds ive seen and owned were that the bitches usual levelled out at about 22inches, and the dogs about 24inches,ideal lamping ,ferreting and day time dogs.i would have another no problem, but dont think decent working bedlington blood is out there these days,naqmes like rillington,eakring, and cutchcommon,all but distant memorys.
  4. i was diagnosed with prostrate cancer 5 yrs ago, psa test showed me at a score of 6 which according to doctor was alarm bells ringing, after scan and tests was toid i had cancer in 3 spots in the prostrate, ended i up in clatterbridge cancer hospital liverpool , the surgeons and nursing staff were superb couldnt speak highly enough of them all.the end result was i had to have a prosectomy,4hr op and brutal but still here 5yrs later, my advice is lads any of you over50 yrs have a psa if you trouble passing urine, trouble starting or stopping, or up at loo afew times in the night,aint slow me do
  5. love the bedlington x greyhounds, great all round mooching dogs,had 4 of them over the years,only fault i found with beddy x whippets was that they could get a bit vocal when outpaced by their quarry, but terrific ferreting dogs,fantastic noses woild put a bloodhound to shame, the last one i owned was in the late 90s, would have another in a flash,but sadly these days good woking bedlingtons are as rare as hens teeth, most ot dogs i had all came fro george newcombes rillington lines, les robinson pest controller from brigg always used rillington in his breeding and bred some damn good stock a
  6. how did the pup go for you tats,whatdid you work her on and was she game on most stuff, the reason i ask was looking back on the dogs mick bred,most of them looked very bedlington type and height,think mick only used as daytime hunters, correct me if im wrong
  7. arthur carter, packed up a few years back, think his son took over for a while, had lots of stuff from them , a good old fashioned company, dont know if the greyhound and whippet store still going, used to be based round london way, used to carry loads of stuff for the dogs, used them a lot when i was running 3 dogs,might be worth a try.
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    Bare feet

    yes reckon your right on that one matey, also remember old phil, meeting up with him, and doing a write up on him in old shooting news,seem to remember phil wasnt too impressed by him,he will be long gone by now, but he lived his life, the way he wanted .
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    Bare feet

    mick douglas, the fenman, lurcher breeder, hippy. was well known in his day, for walking the roads and stubbles bare footedin the 80s, there was some old footage of him walking stubble fields, with his norfolk lurchers, they reckon the soles of his feet were as hard as shoe leather, to say he was a bit of an eccentric character was the least.
  10. tats you will probably recall when jimmy, run that red dog. in the forley cup alongside other coursing legends,that greast character willie tough, taking far too soon, alan sankey, joe murphy, don southerd, all top men with top dogs in their day, great times before thecoursing ban.
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    i would be feeling exactly the same tats,nothing worse than having no dog to take care for, may be a little whippet or small type lurcher,would bethe sort of thing that would be easy to live and cope with ,hope things pick up for you both soon,atb.
  12. just a genuine question, never had any experience of taking goats with lurchers, just not my type of hunting but surely lurchers doing this job regulary, could never be trusted with livestock be it young calves or sheep, and would be a real liabilty, when out hunting other quarry,i stand corrected if my belief is wrong.
  13. really feel for you tats and your family, gets harder as you get older,especially when the dog has been through thick and thin with you, and been a good companion,but the time comes when the old dog thief calls timeon our honest and loyal workers, lost 2 dogs last year which was a real blow, but even though im near 70 yrs of age, ive got a nice young dog here now that keeps me going, he will definetly be my last, probably out live me, but like you the dogs have always been my life,my thoughts are with you chin up mate,your doing right.
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    yeah michael is certainly on fire at the tt races clocked up his 25th win this morning, just one more win to equal uncle joeys 26 wins, sadly a spanish rider lost his life yesterday,the fastest spaniard ever round the course, did a 125mph in qualifying last week, these boys know the risks, but love the mountain course, real good coverage of it this year.
  15. dont think id be letting dogs sniff round any dead seals young or old lying on the beaches, only a little while ago dead seals were tested for diseases in my local area and a lot suffered from distemper, also other symptoms were found in them,the other problem on beaches were the number of seabirds found dead with avian bird flu,dont know if it would harm the dogs or not, if they were to scavenge on the dead seals or birds,but my self personally wouldnt beletting dogs loose on beaches these days. atb
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