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Shan



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 17 2:55 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
I have just had a very tortuous conversation with my seven year old as to why flypapers are not for entertainment, and how I t is not nice to watch them die. Usually, she is set against killing anything, but she is quite fascinated by the dying flies. She even wanted to keep her head lice as pets.

I don't routinely use flypaper, but have come back from a few days away and we are infested. I can't imagine how, as I shut everything while we were away.


You have just made me feel itchy!

Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 17 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



Pet headlice!

Love to see teachers face at show and tell for that!

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 17 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I lied. I told her that the treatment stuff made your hair really slippery so that they fell out. It's only the second time I've ever really deceived her about anything.

I e since bought her three guinea pigs and two goldfish, but I suspect it will only stop at a puppy.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 17 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:


Pet headlice!

Love to see teachers face at show and tell for that!


"good morning miss, good morning class , for today’s show and tell i have brought my ..... "


Slim



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 17 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
I lied. I told her that the treatment stuff made your hair really slippery so that they fell out. It's only the second time I've ever really deceived her about anything.

I e since bought her three guinea pigs and two goldfish, but I suspect it will only stop at a puppy.


Why would it stop at a puppy? Surely she need a miniature horse, and a donkey or three.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 17 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We were talking about Michael Bentines flea circus yesterday. No fleas involved of course.

I might ask for slops at the local pub. We are between the two; about 2 miles either way.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 17 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
wellington womble wrote:
I lied. I told her that the treatment stuff made your hair really slippery so that they fell out. It's only the second time I've ever really deceived her about anything.

I e since bought her three guinea pigs and two goldfish, but I suspect it will only stop at a puppy.


Why would it stop at a puppy? Surely she need a miniature horse, and a donkey or three.


Nah, she wants a companion. Something to watch tv with, sleep on her bed and go upstairs with her so she's not afraid of the loft door (No, I've no idea why she's afraid of the loft door either. Nor has she, but terrified of it she surely is). I can't blame her, she has no siblings and no father. I can't always be available, due to needing to do both parents jobs in the home and out, so she's bound to be lonely.

Slim



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 17 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Slim wrote:
wellington womble wrote:
I lied. I told her that the treatment stuff made your hair really slippery so that they fell out. It's only the second time I've ever really deceived her about anything.

I e since bought her three guinea pigs and two goldfish, but I suspect it will only stop at a puppy.


Why would it stop at a puppy? Surely she need a miniature horse, and a donkey or three.


Nah, she wants a companion. Something to watch tv with, sleep on her bed and go upstairs with her so she's not afraid of the loft door (No, I've no idea why she's afraid of the loft door either. Nor has she, but terrified of it she surely is). I can't blame her, she has no siblings and no father. I can't always be available, due to needing to do both parents jobs in the home and out, so she's bound to be lonely.


Precisely why I suggested it would be a miniature horse....

I was always leery of the attic and the basement myself around the age of 5 or so... who knows what's living there, or what's been hidden there.....

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 17 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

a good wolf seems ideal

Slim



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 17 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

On the topic of mollusks and pets, I decided to see how the pooch likes snails the other day.

She's happy to catch and chomp down when thrown in the air like a treat, but not sold on the flavor it seems.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 17 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


wellington womble



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 17 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
wellington womble wrote:
Slim wrote:
wellington womble wrote:
I lied. I told her that the treatment stuff made your hair really slippery so that they fell out. It's only the second time I've ever really deceived her about anything.

I e since bought her three guinea pigs and two goldfish, but I suspect it will only stop at a puppy.


Why would it stop at a puppy? Surely she need a miniature horse, and a donkey or three.


Nah, she wants a companion. Something to watch tv with, sleep on her bed and go upstairs with her so she's not afraid of the loft door (No, I've no idea why she's afraid of the loft door either. Nor has she, but terrified of it she surely is). I can't blame her, she has no siblings and no father. I can't always be available, due to needing to do both parents jobs in the home and out, so she's bound to be lonely.


Precisely why I suggested it would be a miniature horse....

I was always leery of the attic and the basement myself around the age of 5 or so... who knows what's living there, or what's been hidden there.....


The bizarre thing is, that we have the mankiest, creepiest cellar you could imagine. And the attic is partially converted, so it has windows and lights and so on. So the attic is fairly cheery. The attic itself doesn't worry her, just the door. She says she is afraid that someone will come in through the attic and take her away. This is odd, as she's quite convinced she can ward off any and all other attacks. The cellar door doesn't bother her in the slightest, although she doesn't go in it alone (she's happy to come in it with me) but she flatly refuses to be upstairs alone.

Perhaps a wolf might a be a bit of handful....

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 17 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fears like that are always irrational and can be brought on by something very minor or even nothing. Hopefully she will grow out of it, but in the meantime just don't make her go up there on her own because it is a real fear.

Shan



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 17 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Perhaps you could both paint the attic door in pretty colours as a joint project? It might take some of the fear out of the equation as she come into contact with the door and the room a bit more?

Slim



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 17 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it's also conditioned living space, does it even need a door?

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