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Moll. last won the day on August 31 2012

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  1. Moll.

    3 In 1

    She is a Staffie x whippet. Thank you
  2. Moll.

    3 In 1

    Bit hard to use my imagination when theres still pictures of it running between and under rsj's with its slight injury Hello Swede. The place were the dog sustained his injury was one side of one barn, in this half grids etc had been removed so the dogs had access underneath. The saw like thigys, were, i presume to level the flooring/grids. At one side they were not jutting out so no danger, further down they were but we did not notice them in the chaos untill Rude boy actually injured himself. He was then put away in the car untill we went into the other side of the barn. Grids etc had not been removed in this side so no access underneath. So other than banging himself on the low metal bars or anything else, apart from any freak accidents there was no real threat of more skin or serious injuries, he was there to do a job he loves, and was needed to do it, the wound was not serious enough that he needed to stay in the car. There is always a fine line between allowing a dog to do what it loves/needs to do and wrapping it in cotton wool 'incase' an accident occurs. It may sound a bit uncaring but believe me i adore my dogs and limit serious injury were i can...pay fortunes to treat those unpreventable serious injuries which have happened, if my dog was going to meet it's maker i would rather it happened whilst it was doing something it loved. Hope this helps alleviate you concerns
  3. Moll.

    3 In 1

    I havent been around for a while due to moving home. No internet access for months and too much to do so here are our last 3 trips out ratting in one post The first two trips 2 & 4 weeks ago were to our usual hunting ground. After several years of constantly going at them the numbers are now much lower than when we first started our averages used to be 150-200 with our record on one day of 317. But it is still a fantastic day out with dogs working their little hearts out and humans having great days of good humour, swopping stories and experiences. More new dogs this year, pups out to get socialised, last years pups on their 2nd season and the old pros of course. For some reason this year they are all deep deep sets, so the boys had a fair bit of digging to do, plus thanks to the mild winter the cover crops are still very high and thick, so less for the lurchers to catch and less photo opportunities for me. Working hard on steep hills in thick cover.. Thick cover. Digging on from both ends meant the rats were all stuck in the middle with no-where to go. A lovely shot of the useless sex pest, looking very regal with a fantastic sky He was however taking full advantage of a warm lookout post He might even have had one or two rats in the 2 days out Olive the window licker bless her. This is her 2nd season, and she is still a 'special' dog And as this photo shows, she started to catch the odd rat much to the joy of her Dad Neale Rosie is now a fully fledged ratter and has nothing left to learn, she works hard all day. Baby Blossoms first time ratting.. Another newbie, with a huge appetite for rats, so much so, she simply wont let go! My favourite little terrier 'Pepper' This year she still does the walking around, little tail wagging furiously with her rat showing every human and dog what she has. This year she has upped the anti somewhat. She has sussed she gets a better reaction when she has two A teckel x border...possibly the prettiest terrier i have ever seen More pics.... End of day shots. Then onto our 3rd trip out yesterday, to the chicken farm we visited last year. Those who have been in these sheds will already know and remember the smell, for those who havent it is like nothing you have ever smelled before, your eyes literally water and you cannot get the taste from your mouth. The sheds had been empty for a few days with doors shut so it was particularly bad this time. No windows open and very few poor lights meant we were working in mostly darkness in 2 foot deep faeces. So any photos taken are extrememly lucky shots, the camera could not focus or work most of the time. But i was lucky enough to get some worthy shots from such a fantastic day. We dont have the luxury of machinery to move the earth/faeces and get the rats running, so all rats won were from dog and human work, digging, prodding, moving equipment by hand and luck. The entrace to one shed, gives you an idea of the darkness/conditions. One of my favourite shots... And my 2nd fav...they look so funny but these two positioned themselves here and were a godsend stopping rats which escaped on this side of the shed. Dogs were not the only animals mad enough to crawl under low grids to get rats Causing a mite infestation in a place i dont think he wanted... It was fairly dangerous for the bigger dogs, low metal beams.... And saw like metal thingys hanging low under the grids, they were lower the further down we moved, resulting in Rudie tearing his back whilst trying to run full speed practically on his knees Goooo on Adam More shots. Time Keepa went home.. Beating our best ever total...... 539 rats gathered, with many more lost in the sheds and faeces, plus at least 20 in Rudies stomach And a close up for those who want to try to count them Thank you to everyone for fantastic days out, and to those of you using half your night to read this post
  4. Moll.

    Add A Wonder About Last Night

    That Meg looks a nice sort Lofti...any clearer photos please?
  5. Moll.

    Are Stolen Dogs Ever Recovered ?

    Last year i got a phone call from the dog tattoo register. A dog i had homed 4yrs prior had been found on the fens. So yes tattooing does work. And yes he still had both ears Having them tattooed and chipped means there are 2 extra chances of getting my dogs back. Got to be better then relying on luck
  6. Moll.

    Rabbiting Dogs

    First time I've seen a recent photo of her Johnny, she is a beauty What's she like temp/personality wise?
  7. Moll.

    Rat Bite

    Ive heard consonants have a worse bite Baw
  8. Moll.

    Owd Years Night.

    If i ever camp there, just make sure you lads have enough water and gas, cos I'll be taking at least 4 hot water bottles and a mattress
  9. Moll.

    Owd Years Night.

    It's in a barn mate out of the wind and rain.. Out of the rain perhaps but not the wind....It was bloody freezing in there
  10. Moll.

    Owd Years Night.

    Cant wait :shok:
  11. Moll.

    Owd Years Night.

    Don't think he agrees today
  12. Moll.

    Owd Years Night.

    Spot on Trigger Weirdly i had a bad feeling about Rudie before i even went Trigger, had a feeling he wasn't going to make it home. But shook it off a nonsense! I do know Rudie is not going to retire gracefully at an old age from hunting, it's just the kind of dog he is and something i have accepted. But by god he is having, and providing me with loads of fun and a happy working life in the meantime.
  13. Moll.

    Owd Years Night.

    Perhaps not such a good start....he has by the look of him whilst out walking, damaged his neck/back. I need a bone man to see him asap. Have a good night tonight and day tomorrow Tomo
  14. Moll.

    Owd Years Night.

    I'm not a drinker Bird, i like wine with a good meal, but apart from that.....being out with the dogs and friends is my way of letting my hair down Well actually i have to tie it up when out with the dogs cos it blows in my face and i cant see a thing